The Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars to Countdown the Days Until Christmas
Just when you thought there were enough boozy advent calendars to keep you going all December long, Aldi swooped in and decided they'll be counting down the New Year with a new sparkling wine calendar. The countdown advent goes for just $25 at participating Aldi stores, and it includes seven assorted 187mL bottles of sparkling wine from France, Italy, and Spain.
Buy it! Aldi Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar, $25, Aldi
If you like the hard candy as much as we do, then you're going to love this edible advent calendar. The PEZ 12 Days of Christmas Ornament Calendar includes individual dispensers of sugar cookie PEZ that each represent lyrics from the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song. Once you're done with them, they can be hung on your tree as ornaments.
Buy it! PEZ Advent Calendar, $13, target.com
Jack Daniel's Whiskey
Jack Daniel's released their whiskey advent calendar in the United States for the first time, after making a splash overseas last year. The calendar contains 20 miniature 50-ml bottles including Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee Rye, Tennessee Honey, and Tennessee Fire, as well as the premium selections Gentleman Jack and Single Barrel Select. Four more spaces within the calendar are reserved for Jack Daniel's shot glasses, so you can easily down your whiskey.
Buy it! Jack Daniel's Whiskey Advent Calendar, $80, select liquor stores
Looking for a meaty advent calendar this holiday season? Check out Man Crates' Jerky Advent Calendar, which has 25 different meats and exotic jerky flavors including Honey Bourbon, Sesame Ginger, Ghost Pepper, Root Beer Habanero, and many more.
Buy it! Man Crates Jerky Advent Calendar, $80, mancrates.com
Whether you prefer salted or sweet caramel, this advent is perfect for counting down the days until Christmas. The McCrea's Candies Caramel Advent Calendar contains an assortment of 24 different treats in a dozen distinct flavors to be unwrapped and eaten...quickly.
Buy it! McCrea's Candies Caramel Advent Calendar, $38, amazon.com
Godiva's signature gourmet chocolate gets new pretty packaging in the form of a snowy Christmas house.
Buy it! Godiva Christmas Advent Calendar, $30, godiva.com
Harry Potter Candy
Yer an advent calendar, Harry. Buy this candy-filled calendar for the Harry Potter fan in your life and they will never leave your side. The advent includes 24 candies straight from the series, including Fizzing Whizbees, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Lemon Sherbets, Gummy Frogs, and more.
Buy it! Harry Potter Advent Calendar, $40, williams-sonoma.com
25 days of chocolate? Sounds good to us! Check out Maggie Louise Confections’ Chocolate Advent Calendar for a sweet way to count down the days to Christmas. Each day features a different fun-shaped chocolate, from French fries and roller skates to popsicles and sheriff’s boots.
Buy it! Chocolate Advent Calendar, $35, Maggie Louise Confections
Calling all tea drinkers — now you can stay warm with the Pukka Advent Calendar. It's filled with 24 different organic Pukka teas for every day leading up to Christmas, including a "relaxing" tea, one for "after dinner," and one for feeling "new."
Buy it! Pukka Christmas Advent Calendar, $25, amazon.com
The holidays are about to get spicy! If you love hot sauce, you need to get this new hot sauce advent calendar on Amazon. It's loaded with 25 different flavorful hot sauces made from peppers like the carolina reaper, trinidad scorpion, ghost pepper, cayenne, tabasco, habanero, banana, anaheim, jalapeño, serrano, and scotch bonnet. Each one comes in a 2 oz. glass bottle with its own unique Christmas themed label.
Buy it! The 25 Sauces of Christmas, $80, amazon.com
For each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas, you can reveal a different 1 oz. jar of fruit spreads or honey. Try holiday exclusive flavors like sweet orange and mandarin, cherry and blackberry, and mango to put a sweet twist on your breakfast.
Buy it! Bonne Maman Advent Calendar, $70, amazon.com
Let them drink seltzer! Spoil your White Claw-loving, Truly-drinking friends with this spiked seltzer advent calendar from Give Them Beer. Within the calendar, you'll find a selection of 12 of the best hard seltzers from brands including Bon & Viv, Truly, Ritas, and many more.
Buy it! Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar, $59, givethembeer.com
Countdown the holidays with a glass of wine from Vinebox in hand. The Naughty Edition is stocked with 12 wines from areas including Barolo, Burgundy, and Rioga. The Nice Edition is full of 12 different vinos from classic regions around Europe such as Italy, France, and Spain. You can buy them as a bundle for a deal, or on their own.
Buy it! 12 Nights of Wine, $220 for bundle or $129 each, getvinebox.com
Calling all candy lovers! This one features 24 different kinds of candy including soda-flavored gummies, marshmallows, licorice, and gums.
But it! $15; Hairbo Advent Calander amazon.com
Prefer chocolate over candy? Hershey's has the perfect treat for you. You'll find a different cookies 'n' cream treat behind every door — and there's a surprise behind door 24!
Buy it! Hershey's Cookies 'N' Cream Advent Calendar, $15, amazon.com.
Tis' the season to drink beer. For 12 days, you can try a different highly-rated craft beer that's specially curated by the makers of Give Them Beer.
Buy it! Beer Advent Calendar, $79; givethembeer.com
We've found the perfect gift for every kind of meat lover. Behind each of the 12 doors of the calendar, you'll discover nearly 2 lbs. of jerky. The different varieties range from applewood smoked beef jerky to sweet habanero chili beef jerky, and a selection of exotic animal jerkys like alligator and ostrich.
Buy it! Jerky Advent Calendar, $89; mangifty.com
The adorable package in the shape of a tree includes 24 different quarter-bottles of wines like Prosecco, Argentine Malbec, Bordeaux 2016, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay. Also included is a bottle of a "very special red" — and it's a surprise. Oh, and the whole thing ships free.
Buy it! Wine Lovers' Advent Calendar, $140, macyswinecellar.com
COFFEE ADVENT CALENDAR
In the words of Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls: coffee, coffee, coffee! If you're a caffeine addict like Lorelai, this is not a want — it's a need. Inside the calendar, you'll find 24 sachets of different specialty craft coffees. Each bag can prepare at least one full cup of coffee, and you can pick from whole beans, ground, or ground and French press.
Buy it! Yawn Coffee Advent Calendar, from $32, etsy.com
For a cozier approach to the holiday season, this tea calendar comes with 25 organic pyramid tea bags in 13 different flavors.
Buy it! English Tea Shop Advent Calendar, $29, amazon.com
Dylan's Candy Bar
Each little high-quality chocolate piece is wrapped in adorable foils to look like Santa, snowmen and more.
Buy it! Christmas Advent Calendar, $15, dylanscandybar.com