25 Christmas Traditions to start right now and pass down for years to come. I love the daily wrapped Christmas books idea. Ideas on Frugal Coupon Living as well has homemade advent calendars and Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
baby sock advent calendar - totally useful for all the single socks from the kidlets. Fill with small candies or chocolates, dollar store toys (but try to avoid junky ones that will just create clutter), hair ribbons/clips, etc. WAY more realistic I'll do this one than the pocket sewing ones I've seen.