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Advent calendars

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,264 ✭✭✭✭ Alicat


    I'm pretty sure the Body Shop one and the Benefit one are available here but I couldn't swear to it as I haven't physically seen them in the shops. The Yankee one is definitely available, I saw it in Blanchardstown.

    There's a lot of companies copying them this year. We had two cheaper versions in, including a Frozen one, but obviously they wouldn't be as nice as the big brand ones!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,923 ✭✭✭ Sunny Dayz


    Really would like the No7 advent calendar.


    Every year I do be tempted to get my son the lego advent calendar but it is really expensive and I think he kinda prefers getting a little chocolate to eat each day!


    Seen a beer advent calendar on one of those groupon type's this morning but I can't for the life of me remember which one to link it up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 364 ✭✭ lovelystuff


    Sunny Dayz wrote: »


    Seen a beer advent calendar on one of those groupon type's this morning but I can't for the life of me remember which one to link it up.

    It's on groupon, http://www.mydealpage.ie/default/shortpage.php?rid=4&dealid=129418

    I just got one for my OH thanks for spotting it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭ December2012


    http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/20/11-amazing-2014-christmas-advent-calenders-for-grown-ups-and-they-involve-vodka-and-make-up-4913675/

    Was just reading this and I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like that in Ireland?

    I know we have most of those shops here, but where else could I go looking for these alternative/luxury advent calendars?

    Wouldn't mind the Yankee candle one as an early Christmas present to myself ;):p

    The Yankee ones are on sale in Hickeys Pharmacies.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    I saw a gin one last year, it was over £100 though


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 481 ✭✭ Deenie123


    I got the Benefit one last year. Sample sizes were good, decent variety of products... Apart from 3 - one was a "bracelet" that was actually just a ring of elastic, one was a hair clip that looked like it was designed with a toddler in mind that pinched my hair quite badly, and one was a "necklace" that was actually just a bit of thread with a foil disc on it. At a cost of around €3 per advent day, I think it was pretty cheap of them. They basically got a tenner for tat that has nothing to do with benefit. To be completely fair to them, I did complain in store and got shrugged at, so I took it to social media and they sent me out 3 product samples in replacement of the three duds. Still, I think if you're going to do an advent calendar for your product, it should be about your product and I think it's cheeky for them to fob people off with basically only 7/8ths of what they've paid for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ Pang


    There was an article on the Mail about alternative advent calendars. There was a tea one which I would love. Different sachets of tea for every day! Some of the flavours mentioned sounded amazing, gingerbread chai anyone?!:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Just saw this Lily O'Briens advent calendar popping up on Twitter so I thought it would be nice to have an advent calendar thread. Loads of companies are doing them these days if you want to splash out and have something a bit different.

    https://twitter.com/lilyobriens/status/651717603950522368


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Amazing! Might splash out on that for myself, love Lily O'Briens haha.

    I got my fiancée a Ciate Mini Mani advent calendar last year some other unique ones for 2015 are in the link below.


    http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/christmas/the-best-beauty-advent-calendars-for-2015-11364009036843


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,295 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mystery Egg


    I have a beautiful, lit, wooden advent calendar that I will look forward to sharing with you guys. But it's locked away and won't be coming out til December! :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,279 ✭✭✭✭ vicwatson


    Lidl have their calendars at their checkouts, i think 99c


  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ polydactyl


    I am getting my husband the lego advent calendar as I normal get him some lego but not this year and this will be fun :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    polydactyl wrote: »
    I am getting my husband the lego advent calendar as I normal get him some lego but not this year and this will be fun :)

    Hold the phone LEGO ADVENT CALENDAR??!!????


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ BANNERMAN98


    Just reserved my Lego advent calendar!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,295 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mystery Egg


    I just found a photo. :)

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    So pretty!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    If anyone was considering getting the Lily O'Briens advent calendar you can get 20% off online with the code CHOCWEEK until Sunday.

    If you want to fill your own bags, Ikea has these bags with numbers. They're very good quality.

    vinter-2015-gift-bag__0371277_pe551625_s4.jpg


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 7,433 Mod ✭✭✭✭ XxMCRxBabyxX


    Just bought myself a Ciate Nail polish advent calendar in TK Maxx. Now I'm more excited about getting to start opening that than Christmas itself!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Craft beer advent calendar! Some nice ones in there.

    Or if you want to make your own, you could use a beer box like this and fill it yourself.

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    Or this one using shipping tubes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,329 ✭✭✭ Day Lewin


    A friend of mine in England who has a saucy streak was given an Advent Calendar by her boyfriend last year - with 28 different pairs of knickers tucked into it.

    Absolutely true fact.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Tesco are selling selected advent calendars for €1. I got a minion one to countdown the days with! :D


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,889 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    I bought a Disney Planes advent calender in TK Maxx last January. It's filled with art and craft supplies. I'm also making him a special advent_ures book.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ RentDayBlues


    polydactyl wrote: »
    I am getting my husband the lego advent calendar as I normal get him some lego but not this year and this will be fun :)

    Thanks for this, picked up the star wars one this morning


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,889 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    Thanks for this, picked up the star wars one this morning

    My husband is crazy about that one. But I think we'll wait for a couple of years to get it. Maybe when the little guy is 5 or 6.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ RentDayBlues


    iguana wrote: »
    My husband is crazy about that one. But I think we'll wait for a couple of years to get it. Maybe when the little guy is 5 or 6.

    My two are 3yrs and 19 months, although they have duplo they both love it when the real lego is taken out to play with, though I doubt their dad will be eager to share this one!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ Sarah1991


    Does anyone know where I could buy an advent calander I can fill myself?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ RentDayBlues


    Sarah1991 wrote: »
    Does anyone know where I could buy an advent calander I can fill myself?

    Not a calendar, but heatons had beautiful wooden houses that you filled yourself, really nice; around €20


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    Dunnes have something similar but not sure if the cost.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ Sarah1991


    Not a calendar, but heatons had beautiful wooden houses that you filled yourself, really nice; around €20
    kitten_k wrote: »
    Dunnes have something similar but not sure if the cost.

    Thanks!! I'm planning on filling one for my friend with candles, small sample make up/creams and other bits so I'll defo have a look at the above suggestions!


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