17 awesome food and alcohol advent calendars that food lovers will adore

From champagne countdowns and prosecco ball calendars, to wine, whiskey, vodka, and even gin & tonic filled advent calendars, and from coffee filled calendars to cheese, chocolate, liquorice and biscuit advent calendars, here are 17 foodie calendars to help celebrate all month long.

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1. Laurent Perrier Champagne advent calendar

If this fizzy advent calendar doesn’t get you singing carols and dancing around the living room to Buble, nothing will. £125, available here.

2. Confectionery filled wooden calendar

Not to forget confectionery entirely, this super beautiful wooden advent calendar is filled with sweet treats – but there’s room to add more foodie treats. The calendar can be re-used year after year – just think what you might fill it with next year? £125, available here.

3. Wine advent calendar

Perhaps not one for first thing in the morning, but a nice way to expand your palate come the festive season, this Virgin Wines Advent Calendar is a great way to unwind at the end of every day and sample and collect new wines you haven’t tried before. The box contains 10 red, 10 white, two rosé, one Prosecco and one bottle of Laurent-Perrier – especially for Christmas Eve. This advent sold out fast last year, so order yours now to avoid disappointment! £80, available from Virgin Wines

4. Cheese advent calendar

This first-ever cheese advent calendar has created quite a stir! It contains 24 pieces of individually wrapped cheese across five varieties: Jarlsberg®, Applewood®, Ilchester® Mature Cheddar, Ilchester® Red Leicester Cheese and Ilchester® Wensleydale with cranberries. £8 available in Asda stores.

5. Prosecco ‘Popaball’ advent calendar

Intended for the 12 days between Christmas and 5th January, this festive fizzy advent calendar will have you dancing into the new year. Behind the 12 doors lie a daily gift to jazz up your prosecco (or fizzy drinks), all dissolvable fun flavoured bubble bombs. Try passion fruit, peach, blueberry, kiwi, cherry, lychee, mango, apple, lemon, strawberry, and even a rose gold shimmery bomb. All of these lovely bursting bubbles for prosecco are also amazing in gin or vodka and tonic, lemonade, elderflower fizz or any other sparkling party drink you fancy, and can even be added to milkshakes, or used to top desserts and finish off ice creams. £29.99, available from Lakeland

6. Biscuit advent calendar

These beautiful all-spice gingerbread flavoured Christmas-themed biscuits can be hidden in the pockets of this cloth calendar. From ice skates to Christmas trees, these treats will remind you of all your favourite things during the holidays. £60, available from Biscuiteers.

7. Whisky advent calendar

The Whisky Advent Calendar is a sophisticated way to count down the festive period for any whisky fan. Indulge in a fine selection of twenty-four whiskeys ranging in origin and maturity – one day you’ll be enjoying a single grain staple, the next you’ll be trying a more rare Speyside single malt speciality. Put the open Christmas fire to good use and enjoy these tipples in merry spirit. £170, available here.

8. Liquorice advent calendar

Liquorice lovers will discover chocolate, coffee, raspberry and other ingredients expertly married with the finest Danish liquorice. £32.95, available from Sous Chef.

9. Vodka advent calendar

Celebrate Christmas from the beginning of December with the Vodka advent calendar, containing 24 different, handmade drams filled with delicious and award-winning vodkas. From smooth and rich to spiced and complex, this piece is a great way to enjoy the countdown this holiday season. £120, available here.

10. Hotel Chocolate Ultimate Advent Calendar

Open up this two-sided advent calendar for daily surprises including salted caramel vodka, crackers filled with dizzy pralines, a meltingly-smooth hazelnut bûche and irresistible treacle tarts cased in a 40% milk chocolate pastry case sculpted from real paper – folds and all. £68, available here.

11. Wine advent calendar

Another great wine advent calendar, celebrate the Christmas countdown by ending each day with one of these 187ml bottles of white, red, rose and even mulled wine! A great treat to look forward to at the end of long winter days. £69, available here.

12. Gin advent calendar

For gin lovers there are now gin calendars! Behind every door is a 30ml sample of gin to try. The countdown to Christmas just got a lot more fun! £135, available here.

13. Tea advent calendar

Start each day with a new tea from this super pretty tea calendar. £20, available here.

14. Gin and tonic calendar

This incredible advent calendar has just taken things to a whole new level! Not only are there 24 70cl bottles of gin, but there are also 24 mini bottles of tonic for mixing and matching. £99, available here.

15. Coffee advent calendar

Ideal for coffee addicts, these 24 coffee capsules will help you survive the Christmas period. £16.50, available here.


16. Gin calendar

One last gin calendar, this one is the absolute prettiest, with 25 miniature gin bottles. Enjoy a variety of tastes including juniper, pine, floral, lavender, soft spice and citrus. £100, available here.

17. Tea calendar

This last calendar is a fun gift (and inexpensive too) for tea lovers, as it includes 25 differently favoured pyramid tea bags in colourful little boxes. £10, available here.

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