*This post does contain pictures of the full contents of the Smiggle 2018 calendar*
I have no idea how it is time to start thinking about Christmas already, but the 1st of December is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing…… Advent Calendars.
Advent Calendars are hugely popular, and once again my daughter has been tasked with the very important job of reviewing one of the calendars from Smiggle. We reviewed the 2017 calendar, and it was by far my most popular blog post of last year. Whilst many adults and children prefer the secrecy of what is behind each door, there are plenty of people that want to know exactly what they will be getting for their money.
The Smiggle advent calendar is again priced at £25, and contains £40+ of products behind the 25 doors. It’s a large calendar, and in true Smiggle style is bright and colourful. Plus 25 lucky people will win a £500 shopping spree if you find a lucky ticket inside your calendar. The Smiggle calendar is really popular and does sell out, so if you are thinking of getting one you can pick it up from one of the many UK stores or online.
*Please click away after the next few paragraphs if you want the contents of your Smiggle advent calendar to be a surprise*
So what did we both think of the calendar.
This was the second year of Katie reviewing the calendar, and she thought it was slightly better than last year. Again there is a good range of products that you would expect from a stationery calendar. Last year the products were predominately blue, and she was pleased to see more pink and colourful products this year.
As a parent I understand that the advent calendar market has exploded over the past few years, and if you can get away with just purchasing a £1 calendar, then I take my hat off to you. I think the Smiggle calendar offers good value for money, as you are getting £40 worth of products for £25. For a child who loves stationery, this will be the perfect advent calendar for the festive season 2018.
*Look away now if you don’t want to see what is included in the 2018 calendar*
Mini exercise book – Glue stick – Burger bag tag – Lanyard – Pizza keyring
Stacking highlighter – Slap band – Long rubber – Paperclip – Rubber
Packet of pencils – Maze calculator – Ruler – Spy pen – Sharpener
Rainbow pen – Maze pen – Pencil – Highlighter – Stapler
Dolphin rubber – Sticky notes – Highlighter – Chocolate pen – Rainbow gel pen
I was kindly sent the Smiggle advent calendar for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own.