Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 24th, 2020

Here’s my blogpost with links to four lists of Advent Calendars and 12 Days of Christmas Calendars, plus my “Top Ten” Calendars you should not miss in 2020!

And if you want to learn how to pick up SIX HUNDRED AND SIX presents on Christmas Day, here’s your detailed plan of attack!

Please note that, if you want to get a sense of what each store’s Advent calendar gifts look like before you teleport in, you can peruse Andonia’s exhaustive list of 2020 Advent calendars, which she has published on her Kinky Fox Designs blog. Just press Ctrl-F on your keyboard and do a search for the store name, and you will pull up pictures of most of that calendar’s gifts, to help you decide if it’s worth the trip. Thank you for all your hard work, Andonia!

Now, before we get started, you might want to limber up a bit. You know, touch your toes, do a few deep knee bends. You don’t want to pull a hamstring or something… 😉

Better do some crunches before you embark on today’s virtual shopping marathon! (photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash)

OK, now that you’ve stretched those muscles, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover today! While there are a few stores on the grid which will offer presents on Christmas Day (Petite Mort, Oubliette, Ari-Pari, Byrne, perhaps Entice, etc.), most Advent calendars and 12 Days of Christmas calendars give out their final gifts today, on December 24th.

Remember that the Advent calendar at 7 Deadly S[k]ins is unique, in that it gives out a present every single day in December, right up until New Year’s Day! Today’s gift is the Hope skin in the dew skin tone. (Hey, what kind of a colour name is “dew”, anyways? Isn’t dew supposed to be transparent?!??)

You will need to join the 7 Deadly S[k]ins group for L$1,000, or you can buy each of the previous days’ gifts for only L$25 each.

Once again, I have called upon Second Life supermodel Moesha Heartsong to show you the rest of today’s bounty of womenswear gifts. Why, Moesha is now so famous, she doesn’t get out of bed for less than L$10,000 a day!* 😉

The Christmas Eve present from JUMO is the Faline dress in red. There’s no need to join any group, just come and click on December 24th on their calendar. You can also pick up all the previous days’ gifts for free. Don’t forget that JUMO will have a present for you on Christmas Day, and a final end-of-year gift on New Year’s Eve!

The final gift from the Advent calendar at Virtue is this attractive deep red floral Selena dress (the Virtue group is free to join):

Now head over to EscalateD, and look for the green advent tree (not the red one, which requires a paid group join). Note that you only need to click on the green advent calendar ONCE, and you will receive a folder containing all 24 gifts! (If you do click on all 24 dates, you will land up with 24 copies of all 24 presents, and then you will need to spend some extra time cleaning up your inventory to remove all the duplicates!)

The December 24th gift from the EscalateD Advent calendar is this hair and Santa hat combination, which comes in a full fatpack of colours. Shown in the picture below is the hair styling HUD, which also allows you to change the colour of the Santa hat and the left and right scrunchies:

Today’s gift from Essenz are these Graz shoes in purple (the Essenz group costs L$350 to join, or you buy this pair, or any of the previous days’ gifts, for only L$50 each if you do not wish to join the group).

Now I am going to show you gifts from a few Advent calendars where you can make a single visit and pick up all 24 gifts at one time! Highly efficient freebie shopping!

First up is Blackbird Lace, where today’s gift is this festive minidress with an optional matching scarf! While you’re in store, be sure to pick up all the previous days’ presents.

Among the 24 Advent calendar gifts at Coveted is this royal blue winter outfit (no group is needed, just come slap the dates on the calendar; there’s also a patchwork version of this coat as a different day’s present):

The December 24th gift from DM Design is this lovely Lione ballgown, which includes a HUD with 10 different colours! Again, be sure to pick up all 24 gifts at once! A free group join is required to obtain all 24 gifts of womenswear.

Today’s present from Donni’s Dollies is this beautiful white and gold dress (the Donni’s Dollies group is free to join). On one trip you can pick up 24 gifts, and each day’s gift includes both men’s and women’s apparel!

The Christmas Eve gift from ROA Design is this lace Aealia dress, which comes in three different shades: blush as shown below, plus lilac and aqua. Again, you can pick up all 24 Advent calendar gifts at once! No group join is needed.

The Advent calendar at TrendZy has 24 lovely outfits for women! Among them are the two ballgowns pictured below (no group is needed, just come slap the numbers on the calendar).

Fashion Fantasy has two Advent calendars with 24 gifts each, one for women and one for men. Moesha models two of the women’s presents: a floral halter top from December 8th, and embroidered leather pants from December 19th (no group required; here’s the SLURL to take you directly to the Fashion Fantasy calendar):

And among the 24 gifts from the Fashion Fantasy for Men Advent calendar is this red hoodie (don’t forget to hit Donni’s Dollies for 24 menswear gifts, too!).

But I have saved what I think is the most generous Christmas Eve gift for last! Pop down to Celestina’s Weddings, join their store group for free, and snap up this glorious golden ballgown, which includes the gold and diamond Mon Amour earrings and necklace!

Happy freebie shopping!

*stolen from a well-known Linda Evangelista quote!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Advent Calendar Gifts for December 8th, 2020

Here’s my blogpost with links to four lists of Advent Calendars and 12 Days of Christmas Calendars, plus my “Top Ten” Calendars you should not miss in 2020!

Today’s gift from Emerald Couture is the following outfit called Fausta, consisting of two separate pieces, the patterned top and the dark grey skirt (a wardrobe staple!). You need to join the Emerald Couture group to pick this up; the group is free to join.

You could choose to pair the skirt above with the Advent calendar gift from ROA Design, a turtleneck sweater which comes with 2 HUDs with a total of eight different colours and patterns (you do not need to join any group to slap this calendar):

Firelight Hair‘s Advent calendar present is the curly Gabrielle hairstyle, which comes with a 6-colour HUD as shown below (the Firelight group is free to join):

The gift from Virtue is this complete outfit, which includes the shoes! The Virtue group is free to join.

The generous gift from 7 Deadly S[k]ins is a set of Diem skins, which come in a package of seven Omega appliers in the following darker skin tones: cashew, chestnut, fudge, maple, pecan, taupe, and walnut. (The group join fee for 7 Deadly S[k]ins is L$1,000. As usual, there is also a men’s skin in today’s gift box.)

7 Deadly S[k]ins Diem skin in fudge (the darkest skin tone of the seven included in the package), shown here on the Altamura Juliet mesh full-body avatar

Alli & Ali Hair‘s Advent gift is this Terri hairstyle in snow white, seen here on my angel avatar. By the way, I am still looking for someone to whom I may bequeath this avatar via my will; if you are interested, please contact me! Just be aware that I plan to live a long and happy life; I figure I still have a good quarter-century left in me 😉

In the same package, there’s also a men’s hairstyle in snow white that would work quite well with older gentlemen, perhaps even a wizard? 😉 All you have to do is teleport into the store and slap one (or both!) of the blue signs shown here:

(And yes, this avatar is also available via my list of avatars for whom I am still seeking good second homes in the event of my death. More details and pictures of my wizard avatar can be found here. I am currently working with a lawyer to draw up my will, and if you are even remotely interested in inheriting one of these avatars, please contact me. Thanks, and I hope you don’t think this is too morbid; I am just trying to assert some control in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, to lessen my anxiety! Please understand that doing this helps me find some peace of mind in these trying times.)

Finally, Essenz is offering you these beautiful burgundy Beirut pumps, which come with a HUD to select one of 4 different sole colours and four different metals for the chain. This is sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your seasonal partywear!

The pumps are only L$50 if you are not a member of the Essenz group, or pay the L$350 group join fee to pick up all of the Advent Calendar gifts from Essenz, plus a fatpack of the versatile Wales pumps.

Happy freebie shopping! Remember, these gifs are only available today, December 8th!