It’s November 2nd, so that means we’re diving all in on Christmas around these parts. Today, Megan and Wendy share their five favorite holiday Advent calendars. You can’t kick off the holiday season without getting hyped over little presents separated into 25 days. Light that Christmas excitement under your asses and get yourself one of these Advent calendars. Plus, a Halloween wrap up, hamster wheel inspiration, and the pinnacle of FOMO.
Do you plan on buying an Advent calendar this holiday? Tell us what excites you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find Megan and Wendy?
- Instagram @meganandwendylss
- Join our free Facebook group we lovingly call Shorties!
- Subscribe to Patreon for additional bonus content! We’ve just added a Hallmark Christmas movie tier for those of you asking for more movie reviews!
Mentioned in Episode 49
- Catch up on Episode 48: Get Your Pre-Holiday Shit Together
- Instagram link stickers rolling out to everyone, no matter number of followers
- Understanding affiliate links and affiliate marketing
- Affiliate links should also have affiliate disclosures, here’s why via Federal Trade Commission
- Difference between affiliate marketing and paid media – know how you’re supporting your favorite creators
- Episode 21: We’re Suffering from FOMO
- Writer-Inner Jennifer suggested an Advent calendar filled with activities. Here’s one we really like with a free printable, making your adventures in Advent easier.
- See’s Candies 2021 Advent Candy Calendar
- Christmas Remixed
Advent Calendars to Get Excited for Christmas
The holiday tradition of Advent calendars has been a long one in Megan’s family. Every year, her family partakes in the countdown to Christmas with purchased, pre-filled Advent calendars and one family one they fill themselves for each other.
The calendars we shared on today’s episode we five we’re excited about. Megan’s were mostly ones she really would love for herself, while Wendy’s as a mix of ideas for teens, family and herself.
Affiliate links ahead
Megan’s Favorite Advent Calendars
- Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas, $49.95 via Paper Source (20% off site wide with free shipping on orders $60+) *THIS ONE SELLS OUT!*
- Voluspa Mini Candle Calendar, $75 via Sephora (free shipping, 2% cash back when you use Rakuten)
- George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty, $72 via Anthropologie (1% cash back with Rakuten)
- 2021 Marshmallow Advent Calendar, $52.95 via XOMarshmallow *PRE-ORDER NOW*
- Nespresso, pods for both Vertuo and the original line of coffee makers. Price and availability TBA.
Sign up for Rakuten for FREE and start getting cash back for shopping online (for real, they will send check).
Wendy’s Five Fave Calendars for Christmas
- Benefit The More the Merrier, $65 via Nordstrom
- Republic of Tea 12 Days of Sipping, $19.99 via World Market (1% cash back with Rakuten)
- Meri Meri Nordic Friends Advent Calendar, $19.99 via World Market (not available online)
- Danish Licorice, $55 via Food52
- Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn Advent Calendar, $39.99 via World Market *This is the same popcorn calendar available from Williams Sonoma for $54.95*
Listen to us on The Untitled GenX Podcast
We had a great time as guests on The Untitled Gen-X Podcast! Listen in as we talk about Tragic Kingdom, the 1995 album from No Doubt. This was such a fun walk down memory lane with Lori – the host of The Untitled Gen-X Podcast – where she talks about the pop culture that raised us.
Check out the The Untitled Gen-X Podcast website or find our episode below.
Megan and Wendy Approved!
This week in Megan and Wendy Approved.