Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun Advent Calendar Stuffers for Kids

With December 1st right around the corner, I have been trying desperately to gather little stuffers for Addie's Advent calendar. Finding 25 items small enough to fit into the pockets of an advent calendar can be quite a challenge. But what I realized is that not every day has to be different. For example, you could buy this 10-pack of mini Play-Doh tubs for only $4.97 at Target and mix them up on different days! 10 days down...only 15 more to go :-)


Addie isn't quite old enough to grasp this concept yet, but Target is selling Giftcoins this year in packs of 5 for $25. Each coin can be used as a $5 Target giftcard and $2 of each coin is donated to St. Jude's!! It is a fun, charitable way to fill another 5 pockets on your calendar :-)


While all of these ideas are great so far, you may be thinking "Doesn't someone just sell a pack of $25 little toys?" and the answer is YES!!! Garent Hill sells an assortment pack of advent calendar stuffers for only $32!! And even if you don't want to buy this assortment pack, you can check out the pic for some great ideas :-)


Another perfect advent calendar stuffer that will always be big hit with every child (or adult) is candy. I saw some fun holiday suckers, M&M tubes, etc. at Target and they were all a $1 or less. And of course, lets not forget the dollar bins. Woohoo!

So...do any of you have any great ideas for advent calendar stuffers? The key is that they are small and affordable. I tried telling Eric last year that a Tiffany's necklace would fit nicely in one of the Advent pockets and he promptly reminded me that the calendar is for Addie. Ha!

2 comments:

  1. I vote for the tiffany's necklace!!! Just tell him you will wear it until she is old enough to appreciate the value of it and when she is, she'll think it's a precious hand me down gift from her mother!!! ;) pure genious huh!!

    our advent calendars never had anything in them. they were just little cards w/doors. nothing fun! maybe because all 3 of us would have FAUGHT like none other over it!

    Some things that my cousins got were socks for her doll, a pacifier, hair things, chapstick/lipgloss, fun rings, balloons, little squirt guns, and dried fruit packages. I was always so jealous! Can't wait to do this for our baby!

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  2. What great ideas! The Tiffany necklace especially. :)

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