The best foodie advent calendars 2019

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It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas presents, especially when they’re sought-after advent calendars fit-to-burst with delicious food and drink! The trend for food and drink advent calendars has been picking up steam over the past few years, and this year it looks like we’re in for a (delicious) treat.

From Ilchester’s cheese advent calendar to Kellogg’s cereal offering, you’re guaranteed to find a unique gift to give the foodies in your life.

Jelly Belly advent calendar, £15

A great gift for kids and big kids alike, Jelly Belly’s advent calendar is a bargain at only £15 and features a small pyramid-shaped candy bag behind every door.

M&S Gins of Christmas advent calendar, £100

Gin and tonic anyone? Christmas isn’t Christmas without a G&T or two, and Marks & Spencer have come up trumps this year with a ‘Gins of Christmas’ advent calendar that’s packed with 26 mini gins and gin liqueurs. Well played M&S, well played.

Ilchester cheese advent calendar, £10

Arguably the best advent calendar in the round-up. Ilchester’s cheese advent calendar has mini’s of all the classics; think Jarlsberg, Mexicana cheddar, Illchester red leicester and 5 more cheese varieties.

Debenhams hot sauce advent calendar, £18

Perfect for adventurous foodies, this chilli sauce advent calendar features 24 days of ‘vicious but delicious’ hot sauces. Ranging from Habanero to Chipotle and Jalapeno peppers, these spicy little numbers will add some much-needed pizzaz to your leftovers. 

Joe & Seph’s popcorn advent calendar, £25

Introducing, the world’s first popcorn advent calendar! This gorgeous gift has 24 doors, each hiding a delicious snack-sized pouch of gourmet popcorn, with flavours ranging from Banoffee pie to double chocolate, classic caramel to toffee apple and cinnamon.

Green & Black chocolate advent calendar, £12

We couldn’t do a roundup of foodie advent calendars without having some chocolate ones! Arguably some of the highest quality chocolate available to buy in supermarkets, Green & Black’s advent calendar puts their addictive flavour combinations front and centre. We love their Ginger Dark Chocolate and Butterscotch Milk Chocolate bars.

Haribo sweet advent calendar, £5

Who doesn’t love a Haribo (or five)? The perfect sweet surprise for any family member, you’ll find an iconic jelly sweet behind every door of this colourful advent calendar. And priced at only £5, we’ll be taking one for ourselves too, thank you.

Snaffling Pig crackling and beer advent calendar, £65

We’ll hand it to them; The Snaffling Pig Co know how to make a piggin’ good Christmas advent calendar. Packed with the genius combo of their signature pork crackling and beer, this giant advent calendar is a real statement gift. We can’t wait to try the ‘Marvellous Maple Pork Cracklings’!

John Lewis hot chocolate advent calendar, £20

Perfect for when the prosecco’s running low and you’re cosied up on the sofa, John Lewis’ hot chocolate advent calendar has 23 sachets of delicious Italian hot chocolate, with flavours including Macaroon, caramel, hazelnut, milk chocolate and (most intriguing!), chilli hot chocolate.

Kellogg’s cereal advent calendar, £20

Resurrect fun childhood memories with Kellogg’s cereal advent calendar. Containing all the best Kellogg’s cereals, including Frosties, Coco Pops and Rice Krispies, you’ll also get a cute branded cereal bowl, so you can munch and crunch your way through the festive season.

Fever Tree G&T advent calendar, £60

Everyone loves a gin and tonic, but no-one can afford to buy an entire bottle when they want to try the latest fruity flavoured gin. So, helpfully, M&S have created an amazing gin and tonic advent calendar that features 12 different gins (including flavoured gins!) and four different tonic waters.

Pukka tea advent calendar, £10

Whether you’re tee-total or just love a cup of tea (that’s everyone, right?), Pukka’s Christmas calendar is a cosy and festive gift to give foodies. Featuring all their classics and some perfectly Christmassy flavours; think liquorice and cinnamon, chai and wild apple & cinnamon, you’ll be excited to put the kettle on.