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Marks and Spencer Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Submitted by on December 20, 2009 – 8:09 pmNo Comment

This is a cute, modern advent calendar that’s great for smaller rooms and spaces, but probably not something you’ll bring out year after year.

Buy online at M&S

Price £15

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Initial Thoughts: This is a felt Christmas tree with 24 pockets for treats. There’s also a little Santa face that you can use as a marker to help children easily see what date it is. It can be hung on a wall using a fabric hook at the top of the tree.

We liked: The styling of this is pretty modern and simple, so the green is a little faded and the pockets are a combination of plaid and plain fabrics. They’re plenty big enough to fit a sweet, although perhaps a little small for a toy. The advent calendar is also nice and compact – about 70cm high – so perfect for a smaller room, or if you have limited wall space. The little Santa marker is cute, although Flea wasn’t keen on leaving him in the calendar and spent a lot of time introducing him to her other toys.

We weren’t keen: I know it’s only £15 but this is pretty thin stuff and it’s dry clean only. Who dry cleans an advent calendar? It’s probably not for you if you’re looking for something to bring out year after year.

Overall: A cheerful, modern option that’s great for smaller rooms, but not something that’s going to last for many years, I don’t think.

[By Sally, Who’s the Mummy?]

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