*Spoiler Alert* Our review contains images and details of the contents of the 2017 Tinc Advent Calendar – great for us parents who are buying the calendar, but keep away from the children receiving it!
Reviewed by: Mojomums Sally
What they say: The sought-after festive advent calendar from Tinc, the British creators of colourful and inventive stationery, gadgets and accessories, is made up of 24 individual boxes, each a different size and containing new and exclusive limited edition gifts that can’t be bought in store.
This year, the goodies promise to be bigger, better and funkier than ever before with a combined estimated value of nearly £50. Each has been expertly designed by Tinc to appeal to children, who will love collecting and keeping the quirky items. In the past these have included everything from festive keychains and colourful stationery to luggage tags, cool character erasers and fingertip crayons.
The advent calendar comes in a colourful sleeve that slides back to reveal the boxes. When turned around day by day, the pictures on the boxes form a festive scene that is completed on Christmas Eve. Each box also has a side-splitting joke on another side, sure to give children the giggles.
The Tinc Advent Calendar will be available from all Tinc stores, online and John Lewis, however parents are being urged to join the waiting list and register their interest now to avoid disappointment. The popular retailer predicts that this year’s design will sell out by early November.
What we say: “My daughter (age 8) loves fun and funky stationery and Tinc is a brand that she adores so I was keen to take a little look around what was included this year…
At £28 this calendar is not cheap, but I think it is in line with similar options – other stationery brands, Lego, make-up etc. I think many parents are happy to pay this so long as the gifts included are worthwhile. The actual boxes that the gifts are in are sturdy and each has a Christmas themed joke…
A couple of lovely Christmas themed pens are included…
We love this Tinc branded keyring!
And yes, there are a few of the famous Tinc rubbers included!
And also their Sweetie eraser!
The gifts included are generally of a high standard; a few pens, highlighters, pin badges, sharpener and so on. A couple of ‘fillers’ included a small puzzle, whoopy cushion and set of cards – I’d have preferred something more stationery based as this is what I would expect from Tinc.
Each gift is Tinc-branded and not-otherwise-available-to-buy, I think this makes the calendar extra special, and even more so as the calendar is of limited stock, so not everyone in your child’s class will have one…
Value for money? I think so…and so much better value than a similar popular stationery brand whose calendar we had last year and will NOT be buying again this year!
All in all, a really great gift-based advent calendar; I know my 8 year old daughter will love opening the boxes each day!”
The Tinc Advent Calendar will be available from all Tinc stores, online and John Lewis from 1 October 2017.