Smiggle Advent Calendar 2015I've been admiring Smiggle's products for some time and have visited a few of their stores when I''ve been 'down South' as we're awaiting our first store opening in Manchester (a little bird tells me that it's coming soon though!). The stationery company started in Australia back in 2003 and since then has spread through New Zealand, to Singapore and now to the UK with more than thirty stores now open and an online store too.
I saw a few reviews of the Smiggle Advent Calendar last year and loved the look of it. The idea of 25 different stationery treats to build up the excitement for Christmas throughout December was perfect for me so I was so excited to be offered the opportunity to review the advent calendar this year.
This year's advent calendar has a Santa's Workshop theme with a full colour design featuring the busy elves and Santa overseeing everything. This is larger than your average advent calendar and you can clearly see, from the size of the doors, that the treats are much more exciting than little chocolate shapes.
In the interest of not wanting to spoil the surprise I've opened a few windows in the calendar - the first four - to show you what sort of treats you will get in your calendar. I'm really pleased with these four and I'm so excited to see what the rest of the calendar will hold.
I won't tell you which day is which. These are the items from the first four days - a Smiggle snapband which Bud has claimed, an apple scented highlighter, a Smiggle keyring and a funky ruffled pen. They are really lovely, high quality items and the calendar is going to make lots of people happy this December, It's suitable for ages six plus and I can imagine a lot of older children and teenagers (and adults too) will enjoy this alternative to chocolate calendars.
If you'd like to see what's beside the rest of the doors, follow me on Instagram as I'll be sharing each day's treat on there using #SmiggleAdventCalendar.
Each advent calendar comes with a gold ticket to win one of ten £250 Smiggle shopping spree. If you don't win you can enter a draw for any unclaimed prizes on the website. One prize has been claimed but there are still nine up for grabs.
The Smiggle advent calendar is priced at £24:99 (for over £40 of Smiggle treats), it's available in store or online now. It tends to sell out so make sure to buy in plenty of time before the start of December!
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I received the advent calendar for review purposes