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  • Advent calendars- what you got?
  • Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    The pork scratchings calendar suggested on here for MrsMC is presumably a success, as I haven’t seen any sign of the contents, so she must be eating them for breakfast.

    After last year’s slightly disappointing Beer52 calendar, this year MrsMC got me the Brewdog one (haters can leave now).

    Need to drop more hints for the Wera one for next year.

    What have the rest of you got?

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Can I be first in with ‘nothing because I am a grown up’? 😉

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    johndoh, no you can’t 😉

    Chocolates from local makers (Chocolate Utopia in Notts.).

    We’re eating them before we get out of bed 🙂

    APF

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Two years ago our local supermarket was selling the Reinhold Messner Bacon Advent Calendar.

    Adventskalender mit Original Speck aus Südtirol


    Unfortunately, not this year though.

    Premier Icon nbt
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    My Dad got me an Eton College advent calendar. All the doors are opened for my by his contacts

    Someone else got me a Jehovas Witness one. Every door has somebody behind it telling me to sod off, then it closes again

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    Mrs Dubs got me a Lindor one.

    I bought myself the Brewdog one 🙂

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Keeping with tradition I went with the gin one from Costco again

    Premier Icon spannermonkey
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    Lindor for me (Brewdog hints were ‘ignored’)
    Bird & Blend for the girlfriend

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    one of these for me – https://www.montezumas.co.uk/organic-dark-chocolate-advent-calendar-2021.html

    and one of these for MrsDoris, aged 47 and a half https://www.papertiger.co.uk/products/northernlightsadvent/

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    A Speck calendar!!!! Want.

    Premier Icon dove1
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    A caffeine hit every day, including Christmas Day.

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    Lego star wars and lego Harry Potter.
    Plus a chocolate where’s wally and a whittards tea one.
    There are 3 of us

    Premier Icon ads678
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    Bog standard Cadbury’s one, because the kids ended up with 2 each, so the wife and I have nabbed one each.

    Premier Icon revs1972
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    Hersheys Cookies N Creme and a Reeses Peanut butter cup….

    Both bloody tiny, so may open every few days for a bigger hit 🙂

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Premier Icon Superficial
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    I specifically asked to not have one. But, as is the case with much of my advice, it was ignored. Instead, I was given one where each day reveals various electronic components that can be made into little projects, games etc. It actually looks pretty interesting, which is sort of annoying since it means I can’t moan.

    Relevant Daily Mash: https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/lifestyle/man-opens-door-on-advent-calendar-to-reveal-howling-black-void-of-consumerism-20211201214836

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Mrs_oab has sewn a hanging one, out of off-cuts of an old curtain and Harris Tweed (for full middle class bragging rights).

    We fill it with a few home-baked biscuits, some choccies from the usual obscenely large tin, and apparently there are a couple of surprises thrown in too.

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Is it just me that doesn’t do grown ups advent calendars then? It seems it is.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Is it just me that doesn’t do grown ups advent calendars then?

    You do know the ‘grown up’ tag isn’t applicable to most of us in here. I mean, we all ride bikes and talk crap. Sounds like the average yoof.

    Premier Icon StuF
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    Nope, me neither, even the kids were lucky to get one (albeit slightly late) – bah humbug

    Premier Icon revs1972
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    Why grow up ? I’m almost Fiddy , but with the outlook of an eighteen year old 🙂

    I have several friends in my circle who are slightly older , and they are like Victor bloody Meldrew

    Premier Icon bigyan
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    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Wouldn’t mind feedback on the Wera and Pact options for next year!

    Premier Icon wooksterbo
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    Lego Star Wars as I’m a big kid and I like the look of that Pact Coffee one too! My excuse with the Lego one is that it’s an investment, honest! My son will have these when he’s older ( currently 2 and a bit) as he’s already eyeing up my Lego Star Wars stuff on the shelf.

    My son has a new one hand sewn by his gran in New Zealand and we have filled it with various little things, we also have an extremely irritating V-Tech kids toys one.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    Lindor for me

    My condolences. Did you know that the CEO of Lindt brought out Lindor just after Brexit as a punishment for us all. He couldn’t bear the thought of inselaffen eating nice chocolate so he started exporting tonnes of semi solidified mush to the UK and labelling it LindtOrSomeFoulExcrecence.
    The name was subsequently shortened….

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    Wouldn’t mind feedback on the Wera and Pact options for next year!

    You’re Wera?

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Zippykona- if you open today’s “white chocolate and raspberry milkshake” ale give me a review – early start in the morning so I’m being good

    Premier Icon halifaxpete
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    Me and the missus have a cheese one were sharing too.

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx
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    My wife has secured another year of not aiding the stability of a patio by doing a hand made craft beer a day one for me. I’ve possibly risked food poisoning and a life insurance claim by just getting a big box of Ferrero Roche and writing numbers on them.

    Went for another Cold War Steve one for my Aunty which she’ll no doubt despise and chuckle at in equal measure.

    Premier Icon jp-t853
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    Personal insults for me

    Advent

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    @MoreCashThanDash imagine chewing milk bottle sweets and drinking beer at the same time.

    Premier Icon CheesybeanZ
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    NSFW . Definitely for grownups.

    https://boobychristmas.com/

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    Haha booby calendar. The modern equivalent of the KP nuts board that pubs used to have. That Wera one looks good, but not sure it’s worth £96

    Premier Icon bassmandan
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    I got the Wera one after seeing it on here – had no idea it was a thing but didn’t have any of the tools in it so thought it wouldn’t be too much awful consumerism. Was £60 not £90 and could have got it earlier for £50.

    Never usually bother though.

    Premier Icon TiRed
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    Fortnum & Mason tea calendar is a staple in this household. This year is no different.

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Personal insult calendar is inspired.

    I think I might be an old slut on junk.

    Premier Icon misteralz
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    Couldn’t find the Wera calendar anywhere, so got the Hazet one instead. Still not in the Chris Mass spirit.

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