Every year during the month of December, also known as the Month of Celebrating on the site, Neopets.com has a free “advent calendar” that distributes gifts to its members on a daily basis. All you have to do is visit the Advent Calendar (http://www.neopets.com/winter/adventcalendar.phtml) once a day in December, click “Collect”, and the free gifts and Neopoints will appear in your Inventory.
In past years, the Neopets Advent Calendar would distribute a different set of items to some visitors on a randomly selected day; however, this year everyone received the exact same gifts for each day of the month. This made some users very happy, since the Advent Calendar gave out a Christmas Paint Brush for the second year in a row, although last year only some players got it while others received a Green Apple.
Two days out of the month rewarded users with gifts that were very unique in Neopets Advent Calendar history: on one day, TheNeopetsTeam (a.k.a. TNT) gave out small, free sum of NeoCash (50 NC) to all users who collected their free prizes that day; on another day, a free KeyQuest Token was distributed through the Advent Calendar, for players to use as their game piece while playing Neopets’s new, game-board style 3D Multiplayer game.
If you visited the Advent Calendar each day of December 2008, you would have collected:
• 15,987 Neopoints
• 15 Wearable/Customization items
• 11 NeoHome items
• 4 Books
• 1 Petpet
This past year, Neopians saw some interesting, new and unique items being given out by the Advent Calendar, many of which will increase in profit over time because they are now classified as Retired items; the only way to get them at this point is to buy them from other users’ shops. Items with “Seasonal” or “Holiday” in their name, and some items such as books, wearables (items that can help customize your Neopets), and NeoHome furniture usually see an increase in value during the Holiday Seasons, as many Neopians buy them to display their Christmas spirit. They are also valuable because they can be used or displayed on pets; however, books are one-use only items, meaning they disappear forever once you have read them to a pet.
Complete List of Advent Calendar Gifts for 2008
If you were unable to collect each day’s gifts, below is a list of all the Advent Calendar gifts given out in Year 10 (2008):
Seasonal Electric Yurble Plushie + Malfunctioning String Lights
You also receive the “Plastic Fir” avatar for use on the Neoboards, if you did not yet have it.
Turbo Scissors + Paper Snowflake Garland
Box of decorations + Metallic Holiday Tree
Adorable Hex Doll + Tekkitu Lamp
Snow Bowling Set + Bowling Shirt
Seasonal Chomby Biscuits + Christmas Paint Brush
Seasonal Zen for the Angry Petpet + Angry Meekins Holiday Wreath
Pocket Christmas Tree Keyring + Key Quest Key Snowglobe
Christmas Pile of Soot + Scientist Wig
Festive Haunted Woods Cider + Holiday Decorated Tombstone
Festive Altador Cup Coal Caddy + Festive Slushie Slinger Cap
Stack of Slightly Used Carrots + Fiery Mittens
Florg Salt and Pepper Shakers + Box Snare Trap
Freaky Factory Slingshot + Freaky Factory Plushie
Pretty Wrapped Present + Toy Rod of Supernova
Seasonal Bilge Rat + Peppermint Stomach Medicine
Neopian Carol Book + Fancy Mug of Neggnog
Tasty Bag of Mutant Grundo Marshmallows + Holiday Decorated Gormos Statue
You also find a free Ylana Skyfire Key Quest Token to use in KeyQuest.
Gnawed Gingerbread Grundo Oranament + Gingerbread Background
50 NC (NeoCash, for purchasing premium items in the NC Mall)
Asparagus Ice Lolly + Asparagus Scarf
Bag of Coal + Wrapped Crystal Package
You also receive the “Seasonal Attack Pea” avatar for use on the Neoboards, if you did not yet have it.
Diorama of Petpetpets Celebrating the Holidays + Petpetpet Holiday Decorations
Geb Top + Seasonal Candelabra
Classic Neopian Holiday Tales + Neopian Holiday Scene Painting
Money Tree Jr. + Main Codestone
Holiday Giftwrap Background + Decorative Holiday Hair Bow
Neohome Fruit Cake Launcher + Fruit Cake Brick
Seasonal Turtleneck Jumper + Holiday Fashion
Candy Cane Sword + Festive Holiday Toothbrush
Jhudora Stocking of Treats + Bucket of Coal
Round Paper Lantern String Lights + Festive Emergency Water Bucket
You may also receive the “Winter Holiday” site theme, if you had visited the Neopets Advent Calendar every day of this month.
That sums up the gifts of the Neopets Advent Calendar for 2008. Advent Calendar items are fun to collect, and turn out to be wise investments in the long run. For a while after the items are released, the prices are relatively low; this is a good time to begin searching the Shop Wizard to build a collection, if you wish. Some items will never turn out to be profitable, but one-use items such as books and food tend to steadily rise in value over the years. If you missed claiming rewards a few days, or you just want to have an abundance of these items for your personal collection, I hope this summary and list of all the 2008 Advent Calendar gifts will help you in your efforts to find what you need.