8 Simple Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas


8 Simple Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas

We have found some brilliant homemade advent calender ideas for you.

If you are looking for something super simple then give our Advent Jar a try. Choose a new activity from the jar each day to do. You can print off a blank template or choose from our free 48 advent activities printable.

Advent Jar

We are totally in love with this free printable Christmas Advent Street from Mr Printables.

Christmas Advent Calendar | Welcome to Christmas Street - Mr Printables

These mountains from le plus belage are super cute and very easy to make.

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This printable forest advent  from Love From Ginger is so bright and looks amazing.

DIY Easy Printable Forest Advent Calendar via Love From Ginger

If you have loads of toilet roll tubes hanging around why try this advent idea from Mindy Pitcher

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This DIY Paper Cup Advent Calender from Hodge Podge is so simple even toddlers can make them!

DIY paper cup advent calendar PIN

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous why make this Easy No Sew Burlap Advent Calendar from Finding Home.

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We couldn’t resist one more printable advent calendar. We adore these free printable advent treat bags from Yellow Bliss Road.

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Personalised Christmas Gifts


There is nothing better than receiving a personalised Christmas gift. Here at Kids One Stop Shop we have an amazing selection for you that would be just perfect to add to your Christmas list.

Personalised Gift Ideas

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Personalised Horses Illuminated Canvas £55.95 

Handsewn Personalised Bodysuit £19.50

Personalised Blue Heritage Plaque £17.50

Middle Row

Wooden Princess and Frog Money Box £27.50

Ceramic mug – Personalised with your own text & picture £7.50

Personalised Story CD….In Nursery Rhyme Land £12.99

Bottom Row

Personalised Child’s Mug £5

Frozen Springtime Headboard Stickers – Personalisable £25.99

Personalised Christmas Stocking with Embroidery £6

48 Advent Actitvies


48 Advent Activies with Free Printable

Last year our Advent Jar idea was very popular, however we did get requests for activities ideas. So as we are lovely people we have 48 advent activity ideas for you.  And because we are that good to you, you can even download and print them off to put in your advent jar!

advent printable

Download Here

If you want to write the activities out yourself here they are:

1. Write Christmas Cards
2. Make Christmas Cards
3. Sing a Christmas Carol
4. Write Your Own Christmas Carol
5. Write a Christmas Poem
6. Write a Christmas Story
7. Make Christmas Decorations
8. Put Christmas Tree Up
9. Put Christmas Decorations Up
10. Watch a Christmas Film
11. Make Hot Chocolate
12. Bake Christmas Biscuits
13. Bake Mince Pies
14. Make Paper Chains
15. Go for a Winter Walk
16. Write a Letter to Santa
17. Make a Christmas Picture
18. Read a Christmas Story
19. Go and see Santa
20. Go and see the Christmas Lights
21. Dance to Christmas Songs
22. Make a Christmas Garland
23. Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
24. Make Snowflakes
25. Make a Gingerbread House
26. Have a Christmas Party
27. Deliver Christmas Cards to Friends
28. Wrap Christmas Presents
29. Christmas Crafts
30. Make Reindeer Food
31. Make a Snowman
32. Bake Christmas Cakes
33. Make Your Own Christmas Crackers
34. Write Jokes for Christmas Crackers
35. Make Christmas Hats
36. Visit the Library
37. Act Out a Christmas Play
38. Decorate the Front Door
39. Decorate the Windows
40. Give Old Toys to Charity
41. Have Dinner by Candle Light
42. Have a Picnic by the Christmas Tree
43. String Popcorn for the Tree
44. Go Christmas Shopping
45. Make Thank You Cards
46. Go Carolling
47. Go to the Park
48. Go Ice Skating

If you would like to print off a blank template for the advent tasks you can find the printable on the original advent jar post.

Happy Advent!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Children Aged 5+


So far we have shared our gift ideas for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Today we have gift ideas for your older children.

Christmas Gift Ideas For Children Aged 5+

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Den making Kit £50

Children’s Silver Hedgehog Ring and Stud Earrings Set £55 

Modular RailRoad 3D Construction Kit £27

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Ride on Pony £24.50 

pop zolo £18

Wooden Medieval Castle & Figure Set £99.99 

Bottom Row 

Pairs at the Palace matching game £8

Ultimate Family Wagon £349

Frozen Mozaics £14.99

PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE DVD’s and Books to be Won


Cheeky London stray Pudsey  has just found a new loving family in the shape of Gail and her three children Molly , George and Tommy, and things couldn’t be better. However, his new life comes under threat when their dog-hating landlord Mr Thorne  plots to demolish the entire village, leaving Pudsey no choice but to stop him by whatever means.

Don’t miss out on the action-packed, barking mad family fun adventure as Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey, stars in PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE, available to own on DVD from 10th November 2014 courtesy of Entertainment One.

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To celebrate the DVD launch we have 3 copies of the DVD and Pudsey Books to giveaway.

Just follow the instructions below in the rafflecopter widget.

Closing Date: 30th November 2014

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Gift Ideas for Preschoolers


We have shared with you our gift ideas for baby and toddlers, today its all about the preschoolers.

Gift idea for preschoolers

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Pig Cape £11.95

Bluebell Garden & Home fairy door £15

Fire Engine Trunk On Wheels £124.99 

Middle Row

Giant Noahs Ark with animals and Figures £175.

Princess Fashion Showmisfits game £5

Magic Garden Dolls House £99

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Work Bench with tools Natural Wood Toy £33.99

Robot Organic Pyjamas £20 

Kids Classic Trike £89.99 

Gift Ideas for Toddlers


Yesterday we shared our gift ideas for babies, today its all about the toddlers!

Gift Ideas for Toddlers

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 EverEarth Music Play Table £59

Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon £26.61

BoBo Buddies – Blanket Backpack £24.95

Middle Row

Natural and white woody car £75

Green Peaflower Brushed Cotton PJs £24.99

Illuminated Canvas Twinkle Twinkle Little star £35.99

Bottom Row

Purple didicar Walk ‘n Ride £34.99

Baby Tiger dressing up costume £23.99

Dinosaur Push Cart £59.99 

Gift Ideas for Babies


Stuck on gifts ideas for family and friends? Don’t worry Kids One Stop Shop have you covered, over the next few days we will share our gift ideas with you.

We are starting with babies up to the age of one.

Gift Ideas for Babies

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Hungry Caterpillar Baby Clothing Cupcakes £34.99

Little Grippers Stay On Baby Socks Gift Boxes £12

Slumbertoes Baby Shoes Monkey £12.99

Middle Row

MyMo: Baby mobile with MP3 player and voice recorder £49.95

Sheepdog Push Along Traditional Baby Walker £59

Organic Cotton Baby Lamb Vest Top £10

Bottom Row

Sleepy Stars Knotted Hat and Romper Set £25

Illustrated Alphabet Print £15

Mini Pistachio Stacking Hoops £33

Tomorrow we will be sharing our gift ideas for toddlers.

Printable Christmas Planner


Our Christmas planner was so popular last year that we decided to do a new one this year.

It contains:

Christmas Card List
Present List
Menu and Shopping Planners for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day
Calendar for November and December
Page for Ideas and Inspiration

Just print it off and get planning for Christmas!

Christmas Planner

Download Here