Whether to keep costs down or add some extra special personal touches, our homemade advent calendar filler ideas are sure to inspire.
Homemade advent calendars make the most fabulous gifts for friends and family. But it can be daunting to come up with 24 treats to spread festive cheer throughout December, not to mention a little pricey too.
So we’ve prepared a list of homemade advent calendar filler ideas which will not only help manage the cost but also add plenty of thoughtful creativity to your calendar gift.
Intermix with purchased treats or add a few homemade gifts to a chocolate- or joke-filled calendar to make a December to remember for your someone special.
Scroll down for all the details and links. Happy Creating!
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Advent Calendar Filler Ideas To Make At Home
Below you’ll find a whole host of ideas for homemade treats to add to an advent calendar. We hope you love them as much as us!
- Handwritten jokes or riddles
- Christmas playlist suggestions
- Homemade ornament
- Promises for help with chores
- Stovetop pot pourri
- Small homemade framed photo
- Handwritten festive poem
- Homemade charade clues for a game
- Festive homemade photo booth props
- Love token (for hugs & kisses fa la la)
- DIY pom pom jewellery
- Printed photos with twine and mini pegs
- Christmas movie night bingo game
- Homemade hot chocolate gift
- Printed festive short stories
- Copy of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’
- Reindeer food
- Christmas quiz
- Handwritten inspirational quotes
- Handmade festive memory / snap game
- Homemade mulling spices sachet
- Christmas journal
- Invitations for Christmas activities
- Edible treats (see below for more)
Edible Treat Ideas
Have you checked out our edible gift ideas, straight out of the Jolly Festive kitchen. There’s all sorts of tempting treats which could make perfect advent calendar fillers.
Explore Our Edible Gift Ideas Here
The moment you’ve all been waiting for, Jolly Festive’s 2022 Christmas Biscuit Box has arrived and there’s something delicious for everyone!
If Willy Wonka can do it, so can we! Introducing our super easy Christmas Dinner Popcorn: roast turkey and all the trimmings meets the nation’s favourite movie snack!
Combining two of our favourite Christmas treats, this easy chocolate orange fudge is perfect for a little festive bite!
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