Advent Calendar Archive


Planning for TechGirl’s Advent Calendar

It is still August and the memories of this summer’s vacation are still fresh in my mind. However, time has a tendency to fly by and in only three short months we start the countdown to Christmas.

The last couple of years I have made a typical Swedish Advent Calendar  on my blogs by giving holiday gift tips every day until Christmas. Since it has received such good results I want to bring it back this season as well.

This year, I am thinking of changing the concept a little. Upgrade it to an Advent Calendar 2.0 so to speak. I have a few ideas I am still considering so nothing is set yet. I do know that I need to start working on this project during September so I can have all the material ready by December 1st.

What would you like to see in a TechGirl Advent Calendar?


Merry Christmas

Wish you all A Merry Christmas
May the Joys of the season
Fill your heart with goodwill and cheer.
May the chimes of Christmas glory
Add upp more shine and spread
Smiles across the miles,
Today and in the New Year

In Sweden Christmas is celebrated on December 24th. Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and loved ones, eat good food, dance around the christmas tree and relive the magic of christmas from the eyes of a child. I hope all you readers will have merry christmas, and who knows, maybe some of my holiday gift tips will be found under your trees?

As say in Sweden: God Jul!


Holiday Gift Tip 23: Amazon Gift Card

“At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”

What: On December 23d, also calledLittle Christmas Eve” here in Sweden, there’s no reason to join stressed out people gone Christmas shopping in town. Instead, take a deep breath and surf into Amazon and click home a e-gift card. Choose when it is supposed to be delivered, charge it with an amount of your choosing, then go back to your Christmas celebrations.

Where to buy: Amazon


Holiday Gift Tip 22: iTunes Giftcard

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart
Washington Irving

What: If you are still looking for holiday gifts this close to Christmas this is the tip for you. With a gift card from iTunes you won’t have to stress and it be a great gift for anyone. The giftcard comes in different values ranging from $15 to $100.

Where to buy: Apple Store


Holiday Gift Tip 21: Pac-man cookie cutters

“From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other.”

Emily Matthews

What: Christmas is a holiday filled with baked treats. Gingerbread, saffron buns, almond cookies, rasberry munchies, we all have our favourites. With these Pac-man cookie cutters its even more fun to bake and enjoy the results. A trip down memory lane for all of us who loved this classical game back in the days.

Where to buy: ThinkGeek


Holiday Gift Tip 20: Netgear Wireless Router

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo

What: Let cables become a distant memory and help a friend to a wireless digital life. With this router from Netgear you can stream HD-material, connect a harddrive to the USB-port and surf to a speed of 2*450 Mps. A gift that will definately bring joy and smiles!

Where to buy: Amazon


Holiday Gift Tip 19: Grown Up Digital

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. 

WC Jones

What: Todays generation which is born into the world of internet, ipads, touch-screens etc will have a very unique way to approach the future. Do you or a friend of yours really want to understand how the people between the ages of 11-30 think? Then I can highly recommend this book.

Where to buy: Amazon

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