24 Alternative Advent Gifts for Kids

The month of December is often remembered for its chocolate-fueled days of advent. If you’re looking to give your kids a different kind of advent treat, including some that are a bit better on their teeth, here’s a selection of alternative ideas to hide in the pockets of their advent calendar.

 Paper Perfection

Advent activity slips for each day

Advent Activity Slips by Teach Beside Me

Mini origami paper notebooks for children

Origami Mini Paper Books by How About Orange

Play Away

Spray painted plastic animals with red pom pom noses

Festive Plastic Animals by A Bubbly Life

Lego shaped soap using ice cube trays

Lego Soap by Just Crafty Enough

stuffed felt play ball

Felt Soft Ball by Create With Mom

DIY pool noodle shooter with pom poms

DIY Pool Noodle Pom Pom Shooter by Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails


Mini mint tin sets - lego, drawing, kitchen and more

Assorted Mint Tin Play Sets by Momma Design

Felt Fun

felt hair bows with hairbands

Handmade Felt Hair Bows by Laura Thoughts


DIY felt hand warmers in a heart shape

DIY felt heart hand warmers by Hello Natural

felt dragon finger puppets

Felt Dragon Finger Puppets by Vicki Brown Designs


Sweet Treats

lollipops with foam moustache or lips

Moustache and Lip Lollipops by Blonde Designs

diy chocolate dipped spoons with decorations

Chocolate Dipping Spoons by Instructables

How to Make a Star Biscuit Christmas Tree #baking #Christmas

How to Make a Star Biscuit Christmas Tree by Lucy Bruns

Keep It Stylish

DIY Neon Clay Rings and Hairslides

DIY Neon Clay Ring or Hairslide by Hello Natural

DIY dinosaur necklace for boys

Easy Dinosaur Necklace for Boys by Hello Wonderful

diy princess necklace and bracelet set

DIY Princess Necklace and Bracelet Set by Kid Things

DIY Monster Gloves

DIY Monster Gloves by Hello Natural

How to Make Bottle Top Badges #BottleTopBadges

How to Make Bottle Top Badges by Thea Wilkins and Suki Price

Deliciously Cutem Purses #icecream

Deliciously Cute Ice Cream Purses by Little Button Diaries

Woolly Wonders

pom pom bookmarks

Pom Pom Bookmarks by Design Mom

How to Crochet a Penguin Mug Cosy #christmas #crochet

How to Crochet a Penguin Mug Cosy by Aisha Green

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