Gone are the days when advent calendars were all about chocolate, because nowadays you can get all sorts; think everything from delicious cheese to beauty products and more. But if you’re looking for something a little more interesting to help get that festive feeling going (and to quench your thirst), then a boozy advent calendar is perfect for counting down the days to Christmas while lifting up your spirits – wahey!
From refreshing gin and tonics to full-bodied wines and sparkling champagne, here’s a roundup of the best alcohol-filled buys on the high street. The only problem will be resisting the temptation not to crack them all open before the 25 December. Bottoms up.
Fever Tree gin and tonic advent calendar, £60
Behind 24 cardboard doors you’ll find 12 50ml bottles of iconic craft gins, and 12 150ml cans of specially selected Fever Tree tonics to match. It’s basically a G&T lover’s (Christmas) dream come true!
M&S Walking in Whiskey Wonderland advent calendar, £10
If you’re a whisky fan (or know someone who is), then this advent calendar is for you. Available for delivery from 30 October, it consists of 12 dark chocolate and 12 white chocolate pieces each filled with a whisky centre. Plus a 50ml bottle of whisky to wash it all down with, of course.
M&S Gins of Christmas advent calendar, £100
Concealed in a beautifully presented box that’ll fit perfectly on any mantel piece, this year’s countdown just got even more merry, warming and aromatic thanks to this gin variety by M&S. Tonics at the ready!
John Lewis & Partners craft beer advent calendar, £75
Beer boffins, listen up. Enjoy a selection of craft beers, pale ales and lagers all brewed by different breweries for a total of 24 brew-tiful days.
John Lewis & Partners wine advent calendar, £75
If you’re looking to wine down (see what we did there) after a long day, then look no further than John Lewis’ wine calendar which is filled with 24 mini bottles (red, white and rose) from around the world, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa.
John Lewis & Partners gin and tonic advent calendar, £95
This calendar comes with 24 premium tonics behind every door to mix & match with a 700ml bottle of pink gin by The English Drinks Company. How could you not?
John Lewis & Partners Fizz advent calendar, £125
A glass of bubbly a day? It’d be rude not to. Filled with a variety of prosecco, cava and sparkling wines, it even has a 200ml Lanson Champagne saved for a sparkly Merry Fizzmass!