December is almost here, and that means only one thing for the kids: Advent calendars! Here are the advent calendars we've got on our list that are sure to impress the kids (and we've got mum and dad covered, too!)
When those advent calendars start showing up all over Singapore, you can bet your jingle bells that Christmas is just around the corner! And what’s the ultimate way to count down the days until Santa makes his grand entrance? Well, a magical advent calendar, naturally! So, score some major points with the kiddos using our top picks for the best advent calendars in Singapore – we’ve got options for the little ones and even the grown-ups!
WHERE TO BUY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR KIDS IN SINGAPORE
1. Smiggle: Cute stationery advent calendar
We’re big fans of this stationery brand, and we’re super excited that it sells advent calendars too! The 2023 edition is already in store and we’re loving it! This year’s calendar is jam-packed with all of our Smiggle faves, including erasers, novelty pencils, scented stickers, and so much more! No need for Santa Claus this year!
From: Smiggle, online
2. Cadbury: Chocolate advent calendar
Who doesn’t love a chocolate advent calendar? While it might not be the healthiest of options, it is Christmas, so we think the kids probably deserve a treat. Plus, we might be able to share it if they miss a window! Pick up a Cadbury advent calendar at your local supermarket – but don’t leave it too late! Like with all calendars, they are bound to be super popular!
3. Lego Advent Calendar from Toys “R” Us
The kids are sure to be the jolliest elves in town when they get to uncover a brand new Lego figure every day. And good news – the Lego advent calendars are already in store. Choose from Lego City, Friends, Harry Potter or Marvel themes. Snap yours up early – they’re always fast sellers!
Cost: From $42.99
From: Toys “R” Us, online
4. Bluey-themed book advent calendar
Calling all you Bluey enthusiasts! We’ve stumbled upon the advent gift box you’ve been dreaming of, and guess what? It’s loaded with all things Bluey and then some. Get set for 24 awesome mini-books, including a special Christmas story to cozy up with on Christmas Eve. Hooray! Here’s to a Bluey-packed Yuletide season, folks!
From: Amazon, online
5. Melissa and Doug
Countdown to Christmas with this fuss-free magnetic wooden calendar from Melissa and Doug. Kids can decorate the tree day-by-day and rearrange the pieces as much as they like leading up to 25th December. There’s even a holiday poem on the back to be read aloud to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!
From: Melissa and Doug, online
6. Disney storybook advent calendar from Popular
We’ve been having a blast celebrating Disney 100 this year, and we couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up the festivities than with a yuletide advent box like this one. Get ready to add a dose of Disney magic to your advent storytelling with this Popular offering. Join the countdown and dive into some enchanting tales as the big day draws near. And if you’ve got little princesses at home, they’re sure to adore the Disney princess advent calendar with a treasure trove of dreamy stories!
From: Popular, online and in-store
7. Typo: Stationery advent calendar
Attention all stationary enthusiasts, we’ve got something special just for you! It’s an advent calendar bursting with stationery goodies like gel pens, washi tape, a memo block, and so much more. What makes it even better? You can choose from two different designs to match your unique personality. And as you can probably tell, we’re totally on board with the colorful florals to add a vibrant touch to our advent countdown.
From: Typo, online
WHERE TO BUY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR ADULTS IN SINGAPORE
8. H&M: Jewellery advent calendar
Get ready to add a dash of sparkle to your yuletide festivities with the H&M jewelry advent calendar. It’s a treasure trove of rings, necklaces, and more, so you’re all set in the accessories department for the countdown. Here’s to a razzle-dazzle holiday season ahead!
From: H&M, online
9. ASOS: Makeup advent calendar
Calling all makeup aficionados, ASOS has a special treat just for you that’s an absolute must-grab this festive season. Indulge your makeup obsession with this countdown that unveils a new makeup product each day. How cool is that? Get ready for a beauty-filled holiday season!
Cost: Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar $109.99
From: ASOS, online
10. Master of Malt: Gin advent calendar
Fancy an advent calendar on the rocks this year? Master of Malt has created a premium gin advent calendar 2023 edition, and we want in! Enjoy 24 different wax-sealed glass drams from some of the most revered producers across the world. Drink and be merry this Christmas with this classy selection – perfect for any gin enthusiast.
Cost: $124.51 – Note: due to taxes on import alcohol, delivery may incur additional tax charges.
Where: Master of Malt, online
11. Clarins: Skincare advent calendar
Pamper yourself with this limited-edition, glamorous 24-day advent calendar! The box is full of little beauty pick-me-ups for day and night. By the time your Christmas party comes around, your skin will be well on its way to looking radiant and gorgeous.
Cost: from $180
From: Clarins, online
12. Thirsty Beer Shop: Artisanal beer advent calendar
Craft beer enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat! Feast your eyes on Thirsty Beer Shop’s 2023 craft beer advent calendar box, loaded with 12 beers from breweries around the world. It’s the 9th edition of this beloved calendar, and it comes with some special exclusives and fresh releases to savor this year. And honestly how adorable is that cottage gift box? A perfect gift and a great way to unwind after a long day once the kids are tucked in. Can I get a “hallelujah”?
Cost: Early orders available at $149!
From: Thirsty Beer Shop, online
13. Sephora: Beauty advent calendar
Calling all beauty fans! The Sephora advent calendar 2023 is now available and from the looks of it, we say you are in for a treat! You can expect 24 beauty surprises housed in a cute Christmas-themed box, ranging from makeup and skincare to bath products and accessories that can help you attain gorgeous looks for the festive season.
From: Sephora, online
14. T2 Tea: Tea advent calendar
Coffee not your thing? Well, how about some tea instead? Choose from a loose-leaf or tea bag option from this brand’s Yuletime advent calendar. Flavours such as Christmas Breakfast, Sticky Date Delight, Green Rose, and New York Breakfast come in sachets, which makes for easy sipping. Cups at the ready, tea lovers!
From: T2 Tea, online
DIY ADVENT CALENDAR IDEAS
15. Drawstring bags
For Wolves In London’s whimsical calendar, iron on or label some drawstring bags with a cute design of your choice. Next, fill them with goodies and string them up for the countdown!
16. Toilet roll cores
Check out Hobbycraft’s advent calendar options and string up your finished masterpiece for a festive countdown. Or, how about repurposing leftover envelopes by sending out Christmas cards in them and decorating them with glitter, stickers or washi tape. Two craft projects in one, people!
18. Party cups
Using number stickers and leftover party cups and twine, make a party cup calendar using this easy tutorial by Pretty Little Party Shop. Pop the bottom open every day for a new prize!
19. Colourful scrapbook papers
A Beautiful Mess has got the right idea to get the kids into the festive spirit with a colourful paper advent! All you need are some colourful scrapbook papers, some glue and treats to fill them with!
20. Tin cans
We’re all about recycling and upcycling, and this DIY advent calendar by Pillar Box Blue is something that we can get behind! Salvage as many tin cans as you can get and follow the instructions for your own upcycled advent calendar.
21. Paper bulbs
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the festive lights… But if you don’t have time to string up the electronics, here’s a decorative and functional version that The House That Lars Built has come up with! There’s no need to plug this in, which is one less thing to worry about! It might be an oldie – but it’s one of our faves.
22. Popsicle sticks
Here’s something a little different that you can do yourself – an advent blessing jar! We love the idea of turning the festive season into a more meaningful one with this craft idea. All you need are popsicle sticks, an empty jar, and instructions from Thirty Handmade Days. We’re so making this for this year!
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