12 months of Christmas/Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

Last year, I received a cute Max Brenner chocolate gift box. Inside was an assortment of chocolates, all in individual boxes. This inspired me to create my own gift box with small gifts inside. BTW the chocolates were DELISH!


The holiday season is fast-approaching and it’s time to start making your gift list. This gift is perfect for anyone and you pick the budget! Make one for your spouse/significant other, kids, friends, and/or parents… Label it as a survival kit for a coworker or teacher for the upcoming year.

Think of this as an advent calendar that lasts all year long. Look for small trinkets for each month of the upcoming year, wrap them up, and place them all in a box. The recipient can look forward to opening a small gift the first of every month (if he/she is patient enough!) Make sure to label each gift with a month. (I made my own tags and labels.) If you think 12 months is TOO LONG, you could also do an advent calendar.

What gifts should you get? I picked items that had sentimental meaning or were related to the month I wrapped it for. Wrap chocolates for February, do cat ears for October, or pick up an ornament for December. Try a gift card, candy, lottery ticket, DVD/CD, jewelry-the options are endless! You could even let the kids help pick out small gifts at the dollar store or dollar bins at Target. If you want to to stick to food, I recommend going to World Market and getting different candies from around the world. They have a stocking stuffers area that also includes small bottles of wine, cheese, sausages, and more.

Let your creativity run wild and have fun! Be You, Be Creative.

Wrapping paper: Target (for the best coordinating gift wrap & supplies!)
Blue ribbon: Dollar Tree
Snowflake gift box: Big Lots (They have beautiful and durable gift boxes in all sizes)
Snowflake ornament: Target

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