Filling your children’s Advent calendars yourself? Here are 24 ideas
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Filling your children’s Advent calendars yourself? Here are 24 ideas

Katja Fischer
4.11.2023
Translation: Eva Francis

Collecting 24 little Advent calendar gifts for kids every year can be challenging. But don’t worry if you’re running low on creative ideas, let’s inspire each other! I’ll go first. Here are my 24 ideas for Advent calendar treats under ten francs.

I must admit, I’m tempted to buy my kids a ready-made Advent calendar. They come in all shapes and sizes and cater for every age, interest and budget. I’ve scrolled through the large range several times –

and yet, I haven’t bought one. How come? Well, all ready-made calendars are limited to one brand or one type of toy, offering not much in terms of surprise. That’s why, once again, I’ve decided to buy 24 small gifts for my girls (aged four and seven), which they’ll take turns in unwrapping over the course of December. Some of the gifts might be a small sweet, others a voucher for an afternoon of ice skating, for example. Of course, this type of DIY calendar costs more than a shop-bought one, but it’s also more original.

My 24 suggestions for Advent calendar gifts

Below, you’ll find 24 gifts, each under ten francs, that you can use to fill up an Advent calendar for a child. I hope you’ll find some inspiration. Combined with my suggestions from last year, this already makes 48 ideas.

And if you share your suggestions in the comment field below, we’ll all have a wide and colourful range of small gift ideas to choose from.

Ravensburger Kids Sudoku (German, French, Italian, Dutch)
Learning games
Quantity discount
6.85 per piece for 3 units

Ravensburger Kids Sudoku

German, French, Italian, Dutch

Maped Kidikut (12 cm)
Scissors
Quantity discount
2.60 per piece for 4 units

Maped Kidikut

12 cm

Erfurth Coin trick
Magic sets
Quantity discount
3.55 per piece for 4 units

Erfurth Coin trick

Lindt Hello Santa (80 g)
Chocolate
–14%
only 61 of 66 remaining on sale
2.50 was 2.90 31.25/1kg

Lindt Hello Santa

80 g

Herma Reflector stickers (1 x)
Stickers
Quantity discount
3.15 per piece for 4 units

Herma Reflector stickers

1 x

LEGO Santa Claus (30580, LEGO Creator 3-in-1)
LEGO
12.60

LEGO Santa Claus

30580, LEGO Creator 3-in-1

Mucki Children's glue (29 ml)
Glue
Quantity discount
3.05 per piece for 4 units 105.17/1l

Mucki Children's glue

29 ml

Westmark Tractor
Biscuit cutters
Quantity discount
7.10 per piece for 3 units

Westmark Tractor

Bayer Diaper bag
Doll accessories
only 5 of 5 remaining
5.65 was 6.25

Bayer Diaper bag

My always again sticker book: Christmas (Kirsteen Robson, German)
Children's books
–19%
8.60 was 10.60

My always again sticker book: Christmas

Kirsteen Robson, German

Haba Boomerang
Beach games
Quantity discount
10.60 per piece for 2 units

Haba Boomerang

Tinti Bubble bath tabs
Bath toys
Quantity discount
1.75 per piece for 4 units

Tinti Bubble bath tabs

Djeco Caroline
Pencils
Quantity discount
5.20 per piece for 3 units

Djeco Caroline

Ravensburger Kids Sudoku (German, French, Italian, Dutch)
Quantity discount
6.85 per piece for 3 units

Ravensburger Kids Sudoku

German, French, Italian, Dutch

Maped Kidikut (12 cm)
Quantity discount
2.60 per piece for 4 units

Maped Kidikut

12 cm

Erfurth Coin trick
Quantity discount
3.55 per piece for 4 units

Erfurth Coin trick

Lindt Hello Santa (80 g)
–14%
only 61 of 66 remaining on sale
2.50 was 2.90 31.25/1kg

Lindt Hello Santa

80 g

Herma Reflector stickers (1 x)
Quantity discount
3.15 per piece for 4 units

Herma Reflector stickers

1 x

LEGO Santa Claus (30580, LEGO Creator 3-in-1)
12.60

LEGO Santa Claus

30580, LEGO Creator 3-in-1

Mucki Children's glue (29 ml)
Quantity discount
3.05 per piece for 4 units 105.17/1l

Mucki Children's glue

29 ml

Westmark Tractor
Quantity discount
7.10 per piece for 3 units

Westmark Tractor

Bayer Diaper bag
only 5 of 5 remaining
5.65 was 6.25

Bayer Diaper bag

My always again sticker book: Christmas (Kirsteen Robson, German)
–19%
8.60 was 10.60

My always again sticker book: Christmas

Kirsteen Robson, German

Haba Boomerang
Quantity discount
10.60 per piece for 2 units

Haba Boomerang

Tinti Bubble bath tabs
Quantity discount
1.75 per piece for 4 units

Tinti Bubble bath tabs

Djeco Caroline
Quantity discount
5.20 per piece for 3 units

Djeco Caroline

Rustled up your 24 pre-Christmas surprises, but drawing a blank on how to present them? Here’s some inspiration for quick, easy DIY Advent calendars.

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