Advent Guide

Five ideas for a successful festive period

As Christmas draws nearer, the days take on a very special atmosphere with candlelight and aromas of baking pastries. It is the most wonderful time of the year and some charming ideas for Advent will make it extra special. The period before Christmas offers lots of opportunities to spend cosy moments together with friends and family. Our five ideas for the 2023 Advent season provide inspiration for entertaining, creative and delicious ways to count down the days until Christmas.

Highlights in the Advent period

Manufacture Collier

Manufacture Collier

The matt decoration bowl with a striking texture in the current trend colour
Black XMAS

Black XMAS

The Advent wreath from the Black XMAS collection adds a dash of modern style.
Winter Glow

La Divina

The Winter Glow Advent wreath will create a very stylish atmosphere in your home.

If you’re wondering: “What can you do in the Advent period?”, you might be surprised at the many and varied ideas.

Here is our list of Advent ideas:


  • Bake biscuits
  • Make paper window stickers and Christmas stars
  • Build a gingerbread house
  • Put up fairy lights
  • Craft tealight holders
  • Tie and decorate door wreaths
  • Make Christmas floral arrangements
  • Design an Advent calendar
  • Make Christmas liqueurs and festive jams
  • Choose or make presents and wrap them
  • Make DIY streamers for windows and doors
  • Put up a nativity set
  • Organise or take part in Advent carol singing
  • Rehearse a nativity play, memorise poems off by heart

5 ideas for a wonderful Christmas season

All these popular Advent ideas are eagerly anticipated highlights for children of all ages year after year. If you’re looking for even more inspiration and ideas for the run-up to Christmas, we have some helpful tips for you:

Tip 1

A festive home & perfect Advent decoration

When should you put up Advent decorations? The ideal time is before the first Sunday of Advent at the end of November. You can easily start planning some ideas a little further in advance. This will ensure you can take your time choosing the perfect classic or modern decorations. Once your decisions have been made, there will still be enough time to find everything you need to turn your Advent ideas into reality.

A festive home & perfect Advent decoration
Tip 2

Make your own Advent calendar

If you’re looking for a very individual and thoughtful gift idea for the Advent period, you can fill your own Advent calendar. Scented candles, for example, from the NewMoon or Manufacture Collier collections, are perfect for this.

Make your own Advent calendar
Tip 3

Advent lighting

Whether homemade or purchased - there are lots of ways to create atmospheric light effects for Advent. Younger children can use scissors and paper to make lanterns and stars, while older kids can try their hand at delicate patterns and more intricate techniques. Adults can then take on more ambitious craft projects, such as window decorations or festive Advent floral arrangements. If handcrafts are not your thing, you could add pretty individual touches to products such as hurricane lamps.

Advent lighting
Tip 4

Christmas biscuits

Wafting aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and almonds mean Christmas is just around the corner. Why not try something new this year, for example, a festive chocolate cup cake? The decorative porcelain can also be used to hold Christmas biscuits. The Toy‘s Delight Royal Classic cake stand with its high-quality porcelain relief is ideal to present Christmas baking on a festively decorated table.

Christmas biscuits
Tip 5

Advent idea for all ages: Secret Santa

A Secret Santa is a popular tradition with all ages. The idea is to choose small gifts with a festive theme. Villeroy & Boch has a stylish selection of attractive accessories that will create a festive mood in candlelight and heighten anticipation for the big day. Porcelain from the Toy’s DelightWinter Bakery or Annual Christmas collections, for example, are ideal Secret Santa gifts.

Advent idea for all ages: Secret Santa

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