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25 advent calendars to count down to Christmas

25 Advent Calendars for Christmas - best advent calendars on Amazon from Squishamals, Friends, Elf, Taylor Swift, Book lovers and more

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Advent Calendars are such a fun way to count down to Christmas and keep the excitement building for the holidays. Growing up we used to get those chocolate advent calendars every year. I used to love opening each little window each night. Now, advent calendars have come a long way and there are so many fun ones from beauty and cosmetics, coffees/teas, toys, collectibles and so many more.

Whether advent calendars are a tradition your family looks forward to every year, or maybe you’re looking to start a new tradition, I’m sharing 25 fun advent calendars to count down to Christmas.

25 Advent Calendars to count down to Christmas.

Sugarfina – discover 24 sweet candies each day in this adorable candy shop.

Sugarfina Santa's Candy Shop Advent Calendar

 

24 Days of Body & Earth – have fun pampering yourself in the days leading up to Christmas with bath bombs, lotions and other body products.

Advent Calendar 2023-24 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, BODY & EARTH Bath Sets for Women Gift Includes Hand Lotion, Shampoo Bar, Bath Bombs, Christmas Countdown Skincare Gifts for Women

 

L’OCCITANE – treat yourself to the finest skincare and get a glowing complexion in time for the holiday.

L’OCCITANE Holiday Classic Advent Calendar

Yankee Candle – this set includes 24 tealights in popular fragrances.

Yankee Candle 2023 Advent Calendar - 24 Holiday Tea Lights

Vahdam Teas – 120 teas in 24 different flavors.

VAHDAM Advent Calendar 2023 - Limited Edition Gift Box - 24 Flavors 5 Tea Bags Each - Christmas Advent Calendar 2023 Adult Women & Men - Tea Advent Calendar 2023

K Cup Pods – this one is perfect for the coffee lover.

 

Keurig Advent Calendar Variety Pack, Single Serve K-Cup Pods, 24 Count

 

Squishville – Squishmallows are all the rage and this calendar is perfect for kids ages 3 and up!

 

Squishville by The Original Squishmallows Holiday Calendar - 24 Exclusive 2” Festive Squishmallows - Seasonal Toys for Kids and Preschoolers - Ages 3+

 

Stem building blocks – this one is great for kids ages 6-12.

Advent Calendar 2023 Kids, 24 Days Building Blocks Toys Holiday Countdown Calendars, Christmas Stocking Stuffers for 6 7 8-12 Year Old Boys Girls Teen, Xmas Gifts Building Set STEM Toys Party Favors

 

Fidget Toys – this one is full of pop its, squishie toys, sticking things and more to keep those little hands busy.

Advent Calendar 2023-24 Days of Surprises Fidget Toys Bulk - Christmas Holiday Countdown Advent Calendars - Sensory Toy Gifts for Toddler Kids Teens Girls Age 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Year Old Classroom

 

Dino Dig – for the future paleontologist this one lets them learn about all the different dinosaurs.

Advent Calendar Dinosaur Egg Dig Kit 24 Days Christmas Countdown Break Open 24 Unique Dinosaur Eggs and Discover 24 Cute Dinosaurs Christmas Archaeology Science Gift

 

Gabby’s Dollhouse – 24 surprise collectible holiday figures and accessories to create a snow day adventure.

Gabby’s Dollhouse, Advent Calendar 2023, 24 Surprise Toys with Figures, Stickers & Dollhouse Accessories, Kids Toys for Girls & Boys Ages 3+

Hot Wheels – this calendar includes a playmat, 8 cars and fun winter accessories like a snowplow to encourage play and imagination.

Hot Wheels Toy Car Set, 2023 Advent Calendar with 8 Cars in 1:64 Scale, 16 Accessories & Playmat, Gift for Kids

 

Diamond painting ornament kit – Diamond painting is a fun, mess free craft. And this one lets them create a variety of different ornaments for their tree.

Diamond Painting Kit Advent Calendar 2023 Teens Girls Kids- 24pcs Double Sided 5D DIY Diamond Keychain Arts&Crafts Toys, Crafts Christmas Ornaments 24 Day Christmas Countdown Calendar Gifts for Girls

 

Taylor Swift calendar – for the Swiftie in your life. Comes with friendship bracelets, earrings, ornaments and fun key chains!

Taylors Advent Calendar 2023 Gift for Girls Women, 24 Days Countdown To Christmas Holiday Birthday Countdown Calendar with Bracelet Earring Keychain Pendants Ornament Sets Xmas Gifts for Kids Adults Fans

 

For the book lover – each day, a bookish gift.

 

Playmobil NHL – great for ages 5 and up for those who love hockey can experience the road to the Stanley Cup!

PLAYMOBIL NHL Advent Calendar - Road To The Cup

 

For the dog – spoil your favorite pooch

Himalayan Dog Chew 24 Joyful Days Dog Advent Calendar, 24 Tasty Dogs Treats for All Breeds, Himalayan Cheese Treats, Cookie Treats, Freeze Dried Whole Meat Treats

 

For the cat – these gifts will make any kitty purr.

MOVINPE Cat Toys Advent Calendar 2023 Christmas for Kitten, 24Pcs Interactive Kitten Toys Cat Collars Assortments Cat Feather Teaser Wand, Catnip Fish, Mice, Balls and Bells for Puppy, Kitty Fur Kids

 

Christmas tree – Each day, a new ornament to decorate the tree. Once the tree is up, it can be used year after year.

JOYIN Christmas 24 Days Countdown Advent Calendar with a Tabletop Wooden Christmas Tree and 28 Ornaments Snowman Santa Decorations for Boys, Girls and Kids Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Xmas Gift

 

For the one who loves to garden – a variety of 24 seeds that will have you looking forward to spring.

Seeds Advent Calendar 2023-24 Packet Christmas Countdown Calendar-Planting Seeds Ornaments Gift for Boys Girls Adults

 

Family games – the holidays are a time for being together as a family and this advent calendar is perfect for the whole gang. Each day a new game to play together.

NEW 2023 Advent/Countdown Calendar FAMILY GAMES. 24 OF THE BEST EVER FAMILY GAMES IN ONE BOX – put the screen aside and enjoy hours of FUN. Comes with a step-by-step picture guide. For kids aged 6+. The perfect family bonding experience.

 

Christmas is coming advent book – contains crafts, recipes, activities and more for each day.

Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book: Crafts, games, recipes, stories, and more! (Christmas Calendar, Advent Calendar for Families, Family Craft and Holiday Activity book)

 

EXIT game puzzle – A storm has hit the north pole and you must look for Santa to figure out how to escape the workshop and save Christmas! 24 days of puzzles to lead you through the escape room.

EXIT: The Game - Advent Calendar - The Silent Storm Family Game Cooperative Game Puzzle a Day Escape Room

 

FRIENDS – could this advent calendar BE anymore fun?

Friends: The Official Advent Calendar, Volume 1: The One With the Surprises (Friends TV Show)

 

Buddy The Elf – 25 days of being a cotton headed ninnymuggins. Collect all of the best Elf inspired keepsakes.

Elf: The Official Advent Calendar

For more Christmas ideas check out

My holiday gift guide

My 12 days of Christmas tradition

This viral Christmas tree dip

13 Christmas cookies

 

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Gingerbread Aesthetic Christmas decor

Gingerbread Christmas decor trend 2023 - gingerbread house plates, gingerbread welcome mat, gingerbread mugs and more

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I’m calling it – the gingerbread aesthetic is going to the Christmas decor trend of 2023. I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite gingerbread Christmas decor finds from Amazon and Pottery Barn. So grab a gingerbread latte (sharing my recipe here) and scroll down to shop them all.

Gingerbread Aesthetic Christmas Decor

Gingerbread welcome mat welcome guests in your home with this adorable mat. Mat measures 17×29.

DII Christmas Welcome Mat Outdoor Natural Coir Doormat & Porch Décor, 17x29, Gingerbread House

 

Gingerbread ornaments – a 20 piece set of gingerbread snowflake ornaments to adorn your tree.

20 Pcs Christmas Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments Mini Tree Hanging Decorations Silicone Christmas Ornaments Xmas Gingerbread Ornaments with Ropes for Christmas Tree Winter Crafts (Classic)

 

Gingerbread candle – the cutest gingerbread man shaped candle and gingerbread scented too!

Gingerbread Man Shaped Scented Candle,65G Handmade Aroma Soy Wax Christmas Decorative Candle,Aesthetic Paraffin Candle for Table Photo Prop,Prefect for Christmas Eve Party Decoration and Gift (Yellow)

 

Gingerbread nutcracker – perfect for the person who has a nutcracker collection. And this one is currently 50% off!

Kurt Adler 16-Inch Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Nutcracker (Color May Vary),Brown/Beige

 

Gingerbread man garland – Add this gingerbread man garland to your tree or to your mantel. Measures 9 feet.

9 Foot Mini Gingerbread Man Christmas Garland | Cute Small 2 Inch Claydough Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Garland | Gingerbread Cookie Candy Theme Trees | Garland Christmas Decorations For Indoor Use

 

Gingerbread throw pillows – Because you can never have enough throw pillows and this 4 piece set of gingerbread men is no exception.

 

Gingerbread house display this faux gingerbread village stands 16 inches and lights up. Would look beautiful on your shelves, mantel or as a tabletop display.

One Holiday Way 16-Inch Light Up Faux Gingerbread House Display Figurine w/Elegant White Icing – Decorative Lighted LED Christmas Xmas Tabletop Decoration – Winter Table Mantel Shelf Sitter Decor

 

Gingerbread fairy lights – These gingerbread fairy lights would be great for any kid’s room.

FLAVCHARM Christmas String Lights Battery/USB Operated, Gingerbread Fairy Lights with Remote, Christmas Decor Lights for Xmas, Holiday, Kids, Bedroom

 

Gingerbread mug – Because you can also have never too many festive coffee mugs.

 

Gingerbread house diffuser – This diffuser would be a great Christmas hostess gift for anyone. Runs 3-6 hours.

ARVIDSSON Christmas Essential Oil Diffusers, Gingerbread Diffusers for Essential Oils, Ceramic Aromatherapy Diffuser, Gift for Women Kids

 

Gingerbread plates – These appetizer/dessert plates from Pottery Barn are gorgeous aren’t they?

Alt image 1 for Gingerbread Snowflake Appetizer Plates - Set of 4

 

Gingerbread cookie jar – for Santa’s favorite cookies.

Alt image 1 for Gingerbread House Stoneware Cookie Jar

Gingerbread stocking holder – the most darling stocking hanger. And lights up too!

National Tree Company SM95-B8212339 Stocking Holder, Brown

 

For more Christmas decor ideas check out

this easy DIY garland

DIY salt dough ornaments

And shop my holiday gift guides here!

 

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The best stocking stuffers for all ages

the best stocking stuffers for all

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I’ve got the best stocking stuffers ideas for all ages – babies, kids, teens and adults.

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13 Gift Wrapping Ideas

13 Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Are you ready for tons of gift wrapping inspiration? I’m teaming up with some of my favorite blogger friends to share 13 gift wrapping ideas for the holidays.

Now I am by no means a gift wrapping pro. I love me a giant gift bag as much as the next person, especially when I’m running late to a birthday party. And in our house, Santa usually wraps the boy’s gifts in some kind of dinosaur or character wrapping paper so we can distinguish who’s is who. But when it comes to giving gifts to family members or friends at Christmas time, it’s more special when you give a gift that shows you took the time to wrap.

Here are some tips and ideas to make your gifts look more creative and festive this holiday season!

1.) Kraft Paper Gift Wrapping Ideas – from yours truly, Our Tiny Nest

I love to use kraft paper, there’s so many options and ways you can decorate it, from stamping, or painting, or adding various toppers. I love how neutral it is.

I think my favorite way is to add some twine, dried citrus slices, and a sprig of greens to tie it all together. It makes it look a little more elevated.

Or if you love a more whimsical flair, you can draw a gingerbread or make a reindeer.

Click here to see all 4 ideas and how to make the dried orange slices.

Scented salt dough ornaments also are another cute DIY topper idea. Click here to see how to make them!

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

4 easy gift wrapping ideas with kraft paper

2.) Easy and Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas from At Home with Kristy

Kristy is a professional interior designer so is always up to date on the latest trends. Her ideas are classically elegant! This woodland theme is adorable. But I love her color scheme for this year going off the coastal trend. Click to see.

Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas

3.) 10 gift topper ideas from Kylie at Trueman’s Treasures

Kylie is showing you 10 of the best gift topper ideas from using monograms, to pictures or artwork, little Santa coats and more. Click here to see all of her fun ideas!

10 easy gift topper ideas

4.) 5 ways to use brown paper from Sweet Valley Acres

Crystal is a girl after my own heart! She chose to wrap her gifts with brown or kraft paper as well. She’s showing you 5 beautiful wrapping ideas and these are all stunning! Click here for her how to.

Brown paper Christmas wrapping

 

5.) Brown Paper Packages Tied Up in Strings from Jenny Wren Design

Rosy shows you how to make these whimsical gingerbread gift bags. This is such a cute way to gift some Christmas cookies or holiday treats. Check out Rose’s recipe for her homemade caramels, mmm. Click here.

Kraft paper gingerbread bags Christmas wrapping

6.) These creative ideas and tips from DIY Beautify

Cindy shows you how to wrap using things you already have around your home like a tea towel, chicken wire or scrap paper. They all look so cute! And I love how she used a cookie cutter as a gift topper! Click here for all of her ideas.

cookie cutter gift wrapping idea

7.) Colorful Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas from Sonata Design

Every time I think of Missy I think of bright, bold colors as that is what defines her style. And her gift wrapping is no exception! I love how she personalized her gift wrapping to her family member’s personalities, makes it feel that much more special! Click here for her ideas.

Colorful Christmas gift wrap ideas

8.) This Beautiful Brown Paper and Velvet Ribbon Idea from Hen and Horse Design

Susan used cookie cutters to stamp a decorative detail on some neutral brown paper and it is such a cute idea! Top it with some velvet green ribbon and it’s just elegant! I love the color scheme, it’s very rich looking and would looking pretty under anyone’s tree! Click here.

Brown paper and velvet ribbon gift wrap idea

 

9.) How to elevate Target wrapping paper from WM Design House

Wendy is so extremely talented. She likes to get her wrapping paper from Target since they have such a great selection but then she shows you how to embellish them! Click here to see her favorite wrapping paper picks and tricks. I love that ribbon tree.

Christmas gift wrap ideas

10.) How to tie a perfect gift bow from The Pond’s Farmhouse

Rachel breaks it down step by step and shows you how to make the perfect bow EVERY time! Because lets be honest, everything is better with a bow. I also love her fresh cedar and boxwood topper, so so pretty! Click here to see how she makes some other cute sustainable toppers too!

How to tie a perfect gift bow

11.) These Glamorous Gift Wrapping Ideas from Bella Grey Designs

If you like a little extra sparkle and glam, then click here check out these ideas from Jennifer. She used to wrap gifts at a high end department store, so the girl can teach us a thing or two! And that black ribbon is so chic!

Glamorous gift wrapping ideas

12.) Using fresh greens on gift wrap by Saved From Salvage

Regina shows you how to use fresh greens to decorate your gifts. They’re all so pretty but wait until you see the gnome!!!! Click here to see.

Christmas gift wrapping with fresh greens

 

13.) Unique and Fun Gift Wrapping from Savvy in the Suburbs

Sherri is a designer who loves a good DIY. She’s showing you some of her favorite ways to add a little festive flair to your packages with ornaments from the Dollar Store, and cute little stockings stuffed with a sweet treat. Click here to see.

Christmas gift wrapping ideas

 

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