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DIY: Walnut shell Advent calendar

By: Ashley Chase on Nov. 3, 2009, 11:58 a.m.
advent calendar gift ideas

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Gift ideas

• Small pieces of jewelry, such as earrings, charms, cufflinks or rings. (Thinking of proposing to your special someone this holiday year? Hide the ring in the final day!)

• A personal note or poem

• A small locket with a special photo, or just a small photo

• Chocolate or candy (click here to learn about organic candy options)

• A gift certificate (folded very compactly, or a tiny IOU for the certificate)

• A small vial of perfume.(Look for perfumes preferably made from pure plant essential oils, with no synthetic fragrance.)

• Glass beads and perhaps jewelry wire to string them on to make a necklace

• A personal coupon such as "good for one homemade meal," or "good for a shoulder massage"

• Tickets (or IOU tickets) to a play, sports event or concert

• Seeds of their favorite flower or vegetable

• Small toys, such as doll house accessories or marbles (but not for children younger than three, please.)