If a beauty advent calendar isn’t your thing and chocolate doesn’t excite you anymore, why not opt for one of these fun-filled boozy advent calendars. Countdown to Christmas with a tipple a day, or save them all for Christmas Day, when you’ll have plenty drinks to share and celebrate with family and friends. Here are the best of the alcohol calendars for this year.
Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar
This Edinburgh Gin advent calendar has a lovely house design and has 25 x 5cl mini gin bottles inside and behind each door you can uncover a new gin which includes cannonball gin, a mix of flavoured gins and also gin liqueurs.
Available: Now at John Lewis.
Drinks by the Dram Douglas Laing Whisky Advent Calendar
Perfect for any whisky lover. This Drinks by the Dram whisky advent calendar has 24 x 30ml drams of whisky from top-class, award-winning independent bottler and blender Douglas Laing. It has blended malts as well as bottled single grains and single malts.
Available: October 6th at Amazon, but is available for pre-order now.
Personalised Beer Advent Calendar
25 delicious beers await the lucky recipient of this 3D tree advent calendar. 24 different 330ml beers to enjoy and a 500ml bottle of ‘Ding Dong’ Champagne Style ale for Christmas Day. The calendar can also be personalised, so when they open a door every day it will not only be a beer but a message from you at the beginning, middle and end of advent. You can also make the calendar a wine version if you’d prefer.
Available: Now at notonthehighstreet.com.
Aldi Wine Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with Aldi’s wine advent calendar. Behind each door is a boozy treat in the form of a mini bottle of wine. 24 mixed bottles of red, white and rose.
Available: Aldi stores nationwide and online from 1st November.
Laithwaite’s Wine & Beer Advent Calendars
Whether you prefer wine or beer, Laithwaite’s have two advent calendars this Christmas for either fan. The wine calendar has 24 wines and behind each door will be wines like French Sauvignon Abbesse and the popular red Cabalié. For the beer calendar again there are 24 doors and this time you will find a craft beer behind each, with a special limited edition craft beer for you to discover on the 24th.
Price: Wine £69.99, Beer £59.99
Available: To pre-order now for November delivery at www.laithwaites.co.uk.
Christmas Wine & Prosecco Advent Calendar
A great mixture of wine and Prosecco with this calendar. There are 24 small bottles of red, white, rose and even mulled wine. With 2 slightly larger mini Prosecco bottles. Wines included are the likes of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Argentine Malbec and Italian Pinot Grigio Blush.
Available: October 15th at Amazon, but is available for pre-order now.
That Boutique-y Gin Company’s Advent Calendar
Another calendar from Drinks By The Dram is the That Boutique-y Gin Company’s Advent Calendar. Each door has a 30ml dram of gin, such a great way for a gin fan to countdown to Christmas.
Available: October 6th at Amazon, available for pre-order now.
Virgin Wines Advent Calendar
Well I woudn’t say no to this calendar! 24 days of wine from Virgin Wines, with each bottle being handpicked from Virgin Wines from all over the world. The bottles are 187ml-200ml sized and is a mixture of red, white, Prosecco and even a festive port.
Check out my review of the Chase Vodka Advent Calendar from last year.