A mere $112K will get you a Tiffany's advent calendar

Tiffany's little blue box just got bigger as the luxury brand has just introduced a four-foot-tall advent calendar.

Town&Country:

[It] features a stylish screen-printed rendering of the façade of the brand's New York Flagship store, but as the saying goes, "it's what's on the inside that counts." That's because each one of the calendar's compartments is filled with a blue box: There's a full-size sterling silver "paper" cup, an 18k gold Tiffany T True bracelet, an 18k rose gold Tiffany Smile pendant with diamonds, and 21 other treats.

Want one? Contact veryverytiffany@Tiffany.com and be prepared to pony up at least $122,000.

Me? I'll take that advent calendar for cats and pocket the roughly $111992.01 extra instead, thanks.

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Advent calendars for cats coming to Trader Joe's

Santa Paws is coming to town.

Trader Joe's is making the countdown to Christmas more fun this year by offering an advent calendar for fur babies.

An episode of the Inside Trader Joe's podcast made the reveal last month.

"Last year we came out with the dog advent calendar, which seemed pretty odd until we got out in the stores and there was quite a following for it, reports Colin Fields, vice president of merchandising for the grocery chain, "And we heard from our feline, loving customers that we should have something for their cats. So we found it, we developed it and it's pretty cool."

What's inside of the calendars? Fields shares that it's filled with "magical treats made of salmon and seaweed." Because, he says, "cats actually love seaweed."

No word on when exactly these kitty calendars will hit stores.

(Bustle)

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Beer brand's giant graffiti Advent calendar 'tells it like it is'

There are Advent calendars and then there is the Banks's Brewery's Advent calendar.

Launched on December 1, the UK beer brand's countdown to Christmas stands over 36 feet tall because it's spray painted on the boarded-up windows of a deserted building in the English city of Wolverhampton.

Their bluntly-stated calendar is part of a larger campaign called "Tells it like it is" and its gritty commentary is meant to appeal to a young, working class audience.

Big Al’s Creative Emporium, the London-based creative agency behind it all, explains:

How do you reassert an identity for a traditional pint of Black Country bitter on a shoestring? Paint it on the walls. That’s how.

Banks’ was a traditional West Midland’s beer in decline, feeling a bit dated and with an ageing core of traditional drinkers. Despite an extremely limited marketing budget, we wanted to give the brand new lease of life by appropriating the straight talking wit and grit of its industrial Black Country roots.

Our solution was to develop a graffiti campaign around the thought ‘Tells it like it is’ and getting our messages on to unconventional urban spaces to create a subversive ambient campaign, which in turn we were able to activate as social media campaign taking on a life of its own.

Here's a peek at some of those messages:

See the rest over at Ads of the World.

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The 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar

The LEGO Star Wars advent calendar is literally the only thing even tangentially related to Jesus I will buy this year.

This set has a cute BB-8 in a Santa hat, the Millenium Falcon, a Y-wing, some troopers of various generation and a bunch of other stuff! The number of things is somehow related to the days folks waited for Jesus to rise from the dead and demand colored eggs, or something. I am super unclear on this advent thing, but every year I love this set!

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