What’s better than getting a bite-size piece of bad chocolate every night? Opening one of these Advent calendars and getting a delicious drink instead. Each is packed with either 12 or 24 bottles of wine, beer and spirits, making them the perfect gift for loved ones—or yourself.
Surprising loved ones with the perfect gift is one of the best parts of the season. Lucky for you this calendar is 12 presents in one. Packaged in a sleek black, gold and white box, this Advent calendar’s wine is stored in slender bottles, each providing enough for a full glass.
Cooper’s Hawk Advent Calendar, $99
Wine is a tried and true gift that’s sure to make even the pickiest person happy, but these are 12 bottles you are not going to want to give away—let alone share the pour. Cooper’s Hawk Advent calendar comes with favorites like a California Cabernet Sauvignon, an Australian Shiraz, bottles of bubbly and more. Available online and at locations throughout the country.
Holidays are fun. Holidays with 24 bottles of award winning wines are more fun. Aldi’s Advent calendar generated quite a buzz when it (finally) became available in the United States for the first time this year. Recipients can expect 24 mini bottles of reds, whites, rosés, bubblies and more from a variety of regions all packaged in a blue, gold and red box.
Virgin Wines, $105
If you live in the United Kingdom, lucky for you, you’re able to get this calendar. While it unfortunately hasn’t begun shipping to the U.S. yet, Brits who are fortunate enough to receive this treat can expect an adorable green Christmas tree shaped box that holds 24 bottles of reds, whites, sparklers and more to pop open.
Give Them Beer, $90
Beer is one of the best gifts you can give someone, but if you really like the person, treat them to more than one. Give Them Beer began creating American craft brew gift baskets in 2013, launching their Advent calendar in 2017. This year’s edition features a festive box with slightly tipsy characters like Santa and Sasquatch sharing a cold one. But it’s what’s inside that counts. Recipients can expect a dozen craft brews like Dogfish Indian Brown Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout and Hop Gun by Funky Buddha Brewery.
The calendar also comes with a stainless steel bottle opener and a personalized card to make it an extra special gift.
Heritage Distilling Company, $59
Between obligatory parties and figuring out acceptable items to re-gifts in order to avoid the rush at the mall, it can sometimes be difficult to get into the holiday spirit. For a little help, we present you a calendar full of spirits—24 50ml bottles to be exact.
Heritage Distilling Company, producer of the only U.S. spirits Advent calendar, is perfect for counting down the days. Recipients can expect bottles like Elk Rider Bourbon, Blood Orange-Flavored Vodka and BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon, winner of World’s Best Flavored Whisky from the World Whiskies Awards.
Something to Look Forward to Next Year…
Unless you bought Macy’s Calendar early, you’re going to have to wait until next year. But if you happen to be lucky enough to know someone who planned ahead and is kind enough to share, expect 24 quarter-bottles (187 ml) of Champagne, Bordeaux and more.