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If you were ever going to buy an alcohol advent calendar, this is the time. These are the best options, from beer and wine advent calendars to whiskey and DIY options, from ALDI and Costco to online retailers.
Advent calendars likely evoke fond childhood memories when for each of the 24 days before Christmas, you would receive a burst of endorphins pulling back another perforated square revealing a sweet treat.
Your Christmas present haul may be outshined by this festive package loaded with quarter-sized single-serve splits of reds, whites, and sparklers from across the globe. No surprise, the calendar was a quick sell out last year, so order ASAP and especially before Nov. 17 to ensure it arrives by the first of the month.Buy Now
Mark your regular calendar for Nov. 4 and head to ALDI for the release of its wildly popular wine advent calendar. The selection is diverse, with 24 elf-sized bottles guaranteed to bring holiday cheer. While you’re it, grab the Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar for a perfect pre-Christmas pairing.Buy Now
It’s no surprise the rising star on the swilling scene is worthy of its own advent calendar. Vista Bay’s hard seltzer package is bound to impress to impress fans of the bubbly sipper, with flavors such as coconut mango and ruby red grapefruit. (Beer fans, not to worry. ALDI will also be bringing back their sudsy sampler.) Buy Now
Keep Oktoberfest chugging through December with Costco’s Brewer’s Advent Calendar. The 24-pack (and we’re talking full-sized, 16.9-ounce cans!) is chock-full of traditional German ales and lagers that are equally well-regarded as they are unpronounceable—try saying Schlossbrauerei Herrngiersdorf Hallertauer Hopfen-Cuvee three times fast. Grab a stein and fill ‘er up.
If you’re a craft beer fan with very particular tastes, order this BYOB box featuring the indelible image of Santa enjoying a well-deserved cold one. Going DIY gives you free reign to select your favorite stouts, barleywines, and winter warmers.Buy Now
Get that fire roaring before busting out Flavair’s assortment of fine whiskeys. Along with glassware and a coaster, the set also comes with a tasting notes booklet so you can educate yourself as you imbibe.Buy Now
With its signature note of juniper berry, gin is a suitable spirit to knock back in wintertime. Enjoy straight over ice or craft some cocktails like a classic martini and G & T or perhaps more unconventional sippers—we’re partial to the tea-infused Madame’s Choice and the pretty Pink Gin Fizz.Buy Now
Relive your childhood chocolate advent memories with an adult twist. This extra sweet assortment (also available via Amazon UK) features 24 “bottles” of cocoa covered syrups infused with libations from across the spirits spectrum.Buy Now
Mix and match an assortment of your favorite mini bottles of booze and store them in these handmade Danish cabinets. They’re available in natural wood (which you can paint and decorate to your own personal taste) or spend a little extra for a calendar already decked out for the holidays.