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Lakeland Limited Wooden Advent Truck

Submitted by on November 1, 2010 – 9:13 pmNo Comment

The Lakeland Wooden Advent Truck is an item that can come out every year and become a traditional “Christmas kick starter”. A little like your Grandma’s tin of biscuits that you can’t forget because it represents a bit of your childhood.

Buy online: Lakeland Limited

£24.99

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Initial thoughts: When I unpacked the Lakeland Wooden Advent Truck I immediately loved the look and Christmas feel of it. It is lovely and I love the fact that it is up to you what goes inside – it’s roomy enough for sweets or perhaps small toys or other items. It seemed robust and fairly well made, and the colours are lovely and bright.

We liked: We love the Christmas colours and the fact that it is reusable, so you don’t end up buying something and throwing it away every year. The Lakeland wooden truck advent is an item that can come out every year and become a little like a family traditional “Christmas kick starter”. A bit like your Grandma’s tin of biscuits that you can’t forget because it represents a bit of your childhood. I love the fact that it is up to you to fill it with whatever you fancy and you can alternate with different types of sweets.

We weren’t keen: We felt that some of the details let the item down a little – on our review sample, some of the drawers weren’t quite glued straight, so the drawers became a little wobbly. Also, the size of the drawers is not really big enough to fit more than one “celebrations” type of sweet.

Overall: The Lakeland Limited advent truck is a lovely item to have, however I am not sure it will stand the test of time without needing fixing or gluing – which is an issue when it’s being played with by curious little hands. We really like the traditional look and old fashion look and it is a beautiful Christmas decoration, but while I would like to say it is good value for money (£24.99) I feel the quality could be a little better – you’ll need to be careful if you splash out on this advent calendar.

Peggy [Perfectly Happy Mum]

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