I used to do that kind of thing for my son when he was little. My god but was it a chore after the first couple of years!! I'd start looking for bits and bobs in January. It cost a fortune and I had to really think about which order to put the gifts so he didn't love one and then find the next two a bit of a let down. He loved it though and still talks about it when anyone mentions an advent calendar. It was made of card and after a fair few years it fell apart. Boy was I grateful lol.
The Decleor one is back in stock on QVC.
I regretted being good, so have ordered it.....for me!!
DD 2's BM one has been dispatched too.
DD 1 wants Lush, cannot find one but have found a Bomb Cosmetics which is available soon.
I painstakingly made my son and advent calendar when he was you 25 felt stockings about 4 inches tall. It cost me a bloody fortune to fill.
A few years ago I made an advent calendar for someone on my team who had been off with breast cancer.
I went around beauty counters and places like the body shop, told them what I was doing and asked if they could give me a sample of anything to put in it. I got loads of stuff.
I got 25 squares of patterned paper and rolled each one up and stuck it down to make a tube. I stuck one end together put the sample in the stuck the other end down in the opposite way the to other side.
You end up with a triangle shape ...like a jubbly ice pop.
I just punched a hole in the top corner, stuck numbers on each one, put ribbon through and attached each one to a Christmas garland.
It was fun to do and she loved it.
You may have already seen, but I think Lush have done a 12 days of Christmas thing instead of an advent calendar.
What a lovely idea! Not surprised she was made up. Hope she is now enjoying better health.
I hope you both get what you want. I was tempted but it isn't cuvée behind every door. I love the one I use the caviar ones but I have loads so I don't think I'm going to go down to get one. I think I might try and get the M&S one , I fancy the Clarins one but don't like the price!
Decleor 25 Piece Advent Calendar
Item Number: 228543
QVC Price £45.00
This fabulous advent calendar features a wonderful surprise behind every door, including some of the most-loved and bestselling products from the Decleor range, such as Micellar Oil, the Essential Cleansing Milk and a BB Cream. Treat yourself to a special present with this festive surprise for beauty lovers.
1 x Essential Cleansing Milk (10ml)
1 x Tonifying Lotion (10ml)
1 x Aromessence Neroli (1ml)
1 x 24hr Hydrating Light Cream (15ml)
1 x 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator (50ml)
1 x Satin Soft Dry Oil (15ml)
1 x Hydra Floral Mask (15ml)
1 x Alguaromes Toning Shower Gel (30ml)
1 x Aromessence Neroli- night balm (2.5ml)
1 x Micellar Oil (5ml)
1 x Aurabsolu Intense Glow Cream (15ml)
1 x Aurabsolu Eyes Corrector (2.5ml)
1 x Aromessence Svelt (5ml)
1 x Systeme Corps Moisturisng Body Milk (50ml)
1 x Aromessence Iris (1ml)
1 x Rich Cream Prolagene Lift (15ml)
1 x Prolagene Lift Mask (15ml)
1 x Phytopeel (15ml)
1 x Aromessence Mandarine (1ml)
1 x Aroma Lisse Cream (5ml)
1 x Life Radiance Mask (15ml)
1 x Mousse Hydra Eclat 3 in 1 (15ml)
1 x BB Cream in medium (5ml)
1 x Hand Cream (50ml)
1 x Hydra Floral Light Cream (30ml)