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if so what are you all going for this year? i gave a few gin ones i have my eye on already!

OneeyedRaven
7 months ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19847 months ago

One where they have a piece of chocolate behind each window has its been for years xmas is expensive enought for the big advent calenders and xmas eve boxes

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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7 months ago

you are right nothing wrong at all with a choc filled window - I use to gallop home from school to open ours to beat my brother if we had missed the morning opening! 😀

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin7 months ago

Yes I buy one for close family members and partner

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JaneWest
JaneWest7 months ago

I was saying to my hubby the other day how many different advent calendars there are and the prices are rediculess what ever happened to just open the window and eat the chocolate now there are wine, cheese make up candles the list is endless now if parents don't have enough to do and buy at Christmas then having the add stress of the kids wanting advent costing a fortune

OK rant over

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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7 months ago

no feel free to rant away I really agree its so hard like we are saying with it now leeching into christmas eve soon we will be buying on new year!

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees7 months ago

They seem largely not worth it. If you get a good deal on the chocolate ones, they're still expensive for the amount of chocolate you get but cheap enough that it's fine for the novelty. I think the other types are too expensive though. Maybe best getting them in sale after Christmas for next year, if they're not things that will expire.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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7 months ago

what a great idea I may have to stalk some and hope theyre around cheap after christmas. I agree the beauty ones ive had bought for me have made me sad that someone wasted money on them

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KirstyW
KirstyW7 months ago

No I dont, well not the chocolate ones but id consider a cheese or gin one

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angemski
angemski7 months ago

I've decided not to buy my usual make-up/skincare one this year as I find the wastage annoying. I like the sound of your gin option though.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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7 months ago

skin and beauty ones look so pretty i am always tempted but the amount of plastic just breaks my heart, gin may be the way forward- as long as long walking in straight lines is required! 🤣

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didbygraham
didbygraham7 months ago

Was thinking about a gin one - but actually quite happy with the basic chocolate one to be honest. It seems odd to think back to the years when I argued with my sisters about who got to open 24 - when all you got was a very poor picture in a slightly bigger box than the other numbers!

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven
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7 months ago

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didbygraham And yet thats how it made me feel in all its opend windowness.....!

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644687 months ago

My mom gets me and my boyfriend a chocolate one or some sort every year! 🙈 Even the dogs and cat have got one each this year lol!!

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames6 months ago

We have the chocolate or sweet ones every year and my wife likes a candle one. We have the ones that hang on the wall with little bags aswell and put some money, sweets etc in for the kids. My daughter also has a story one this year that had a little book to read everyday. Ive seen a few lately (gin, beer, make up, pringles) but they only have 12 doors.

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