A dear friend of mine who has spent a great deal of time overseas does the most amazing cutest little advent gift giving calendar for her little ones.
I took up a cute little dollar store 24 gift advent gift giving for hubby and myself, a way to spread out the gift giving, some of them were to eat and some where little useable gifts and others were gag gifts.
Some of the rest of my family really liked the idea but they raised the price point on the gifts in a way that I was not as happy about 🙂 This year however I was able to have a comfortable chat and dialed the cost back down.
I am excited to see how my custom made Jelly Bean (24 different kinds) gift box goes over with them getting their bigger gift on Christmas Day itself.
It was a pleasure to work with Sugar Mountain store in Orleans, they were awesome to help us get this idea off and running! The key was to figure out the right amount of jelly beans.. 12 to 15 was what the mom of the girls said when I asked her what she thought for amounts.
It takes a bit of time to count out 48 bags of beans LOL
The box’s have been sent as they need to arrive out west by the end of Nov to start on Dec 1st. I hope they get there on time as we have a rolling strike happening with our post office and they say they are a million plus parcels behind for processing.. here is hoping these treat tins are not sitting waiting.. hopefully they are finding their way though the system.
I used to be able to ship these by bus, it was much cheaper and fast but we lost our Greyhound bus’s running across our country. So this year we and so many other had to use the post office.