That’s the modern adaptation of the advent calendar and I think it’s a wonderful concept! It’s basically a countdown to Christmas and having small gifts for each days leading up to the final big present on Christmas Eve. You can make one that gives out:
A nice bowl of ice cream on the first day
Tickets to the theatre for the second day
A nice dinner outside for the third day
A trip to a theme park for the fourth day
A nice leg of Iberico Ham for the fifth day
A night’s stay at a romantic hotel for the sixth day
A day trip getting reacquainted with nature for the seventh day
Back to a nice parfait for dessert on the eighth day
…and so on up till the 24th day which would be Christmas Eve!
It’s a really fun way to get into the spirit of Christmas and get the holiday festivities going.
It’s also the time to get gifts for loved ones – your friends, family and maybe even yourself. ;)
One of the pieces of furniture I kept when I moved to this studio is a small table I bought from IKEA that my friend Jamie kindly painted for me. It has since been sitting at a corner of my living room, accumulating all sorts of stuff (which I have unceremoniously dumped under to take this photo).
I moved into a fully furnished studio but you still need the little touches that will personalize it and make it truly your own.
Well, not the trippy stuff that Salvador Dali dreamt up (although tickets to see them would make a great addition to your own advent calendar). For more practical items (that is, things rooted in the real world) IKEA has introduced advent calendar to Malaysia – a tradition that is celebrated in a lot of Nordic countries like Sweden.
It has great bargains for the 24 days leading up to Christmas Eve – the awesome thing about The 2012 IKEA Advent Calendar is that you can see the deals that are coming up by hovering over the day. Keep in mind that the deal is only valid on that day itself so it’s a great way to buy gifts for loved ones at a good deal.
The best thing about the IKEA Advent Calendar is that you can actually peek at deals in advance so you’ll know what the promotions are on a certain date. The deals are really good too – you know that IKEA already operates at a low profit margin so that you can get quality products at the best deals ever.
I’m personally waiting for their TROFAST pine frame at RM 169 (discounted from RM 249) on the 23rd December. It’s actually categorized as toy storage for children but you can use it to store a wide variety of things – I’ve mentioned that my condo lacks space so all my stuff (various personal souvenirs from travels) can go right into this – it’s a great way to save space! :D
However, for this, some of the prices on furniture are marked down as much as RM 100 – like this queen size Sultan Tarsta mattress pad:
…also if there’s something that catches your eye you can always hint to your friends by sharing the deal on your Facebook Wall. ;)
Here’s the link to The 2012 IKEA Advent Calendar so you can help ease your friends Christmas shopping. Heh.