25 Gifts To Fill a DIY Advent Calendar

25 Gifts To Fill a DIY Advent Calendar

merry and bright christmas village diy advent calendar


Have you heard, advent calendars aren't just for kids these days! With options like beauty calanders, stationery, cheese, gin, beer, and so many more, adults can enjoy the build up to Christmas just as much as children.

Or, if you love a bit of crafting to get into the festive spirit, why not fill a DIY calendar for someone you love? It's a great way of creating a personalised treat and can be used year after year, giving you a more eco-friendly option.

Not sure what you'd put in it? Keep reading for 25 ideas on what to fill a DIY advent calendar with!

1. Chocolates or sweets

Firstly, the classic. Grab some of their favourite chocolates for a sweet treat!

2.  Mini alcohol bottle

3. Festive earrings

Nothing says Christmas like mini gingerbread men hanging from your ears. These Ho Ho Ho earrings from House of Hetty make a fantastic accessory for

Chriho ho ho red and gold christmas earringsstmas parties or browsing handmade markets (PLUS they've kindly given you a code for 20% off! Just use SAVE20 at checkout).

Or if you'd rather a bit of sparkle that's wearable all year round, opt for these galaxy studs from Kay Jay Clay. 

hot pink and rose gold polymer clay stud earrings

4. Tea lights

5. Roll up some Christmas socks

Is it actually Christmas if you don't get a new pair of Christmas socks?

6. Mini toiletries

7. Pins

One of my personal favourites to receive in my stocking or advent calendar!

You can find a range of beautiful pins from indie makers here.

8. Festive hair accessories

9. Stickers

Do you have a sticker hoarder on your hands? Why not grab one or two to include here.

10. Christmas nail colour

11. Keyring

Head over to Quinn's Pins for a great selection of cute, quirky keyrings they'll absolutely love!

gold enamel keyring with planets

12. Photo magnet

13. Washi tape

You can never have too many washi tapes! Whether they love celestial vibes or cute florals, you can find a great selection of designs here.

14. Tree decoration

15. DIY Vouchers

These are a great, budget friendly filler. Whether it's a night of babysitting, a massage or cooking their favourite meal.

16. Crystals

If, like me, they're hoping to get in touch with their spiritual side in 2024, why not start off their crystal collection? The Psychic Tree have an amazing collection, including a beginners set, and lots of helpful guides.

healing crystals starter set

17. Mini cheeses

18. Pot of ink

Fan of fountain pens? Art from the Heart have an amazing selection of inks for fountain pens, so why not grab a new colour for their collection?

pot of diamine fountain pen ink

19. Cookie cutters

20. Fidget ring

These super cute daisy spinner rings from Sunshine Lane are the perfect fidget accessory for anyone with a bit of nervous energy.

daisy spinner fidget ring

21. Bath salts

Another lovely soothing self care option! Fill an organza bag or mini jar with amazing smelling bath salts to use for relaxing and unwinding.

22. Novelty eraser

An absolute essential for any stationery lover, but erasers don't have to be boring! These pencil shaped novelty erasers from Coral & Ink make a super cute addition to any stationery collection.

pencil shaped novelty eraser

23. Tickets

24. Flavoured coffee syrups

Who doesn't love a festive twist on their favourite hot drink? Whether it's gingerbread or salted caramel, give them the gift of the perfect cosy moment curled up with a hot chocolate or coffee.

25. Love notes

Why not make some love notes and pop these in? Totally free to include and they add a lovely personal touch.


And, if you're still looking for a DIY advent calender to fill, have a look at the Merry & Bright Christmas Village calendar from Two for Joy Illustrations! It serves

merry and bright christmas village advent calendar building

as a craft project, decoration, and advent calendar with so many sweet, small details. Assemble the houses, fill them with treats, and display your cute Christmas Village to be admired. Plus, as a thank you for reading this far, use code ADVENT20 for 20% off a Merry & Bright advent calendar! 

I hope you've found this blog post helpful. Of course, if you're not opting for a DIY advent calendar this year, all of these gift ideas make great stocking fillers too.

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