It’s nearly Christmas guys! And what better way for adults to countdown to Christmas than an alcoholic advent calendar! These festive time counters have become so popular during the last few years, that you now have a huge variety to choose from – whether that be wine, prosecco, beer, gin, vodka or cocktails.
And with prices starting from £49.99, they aren’t going to break the bank either. Scroll down our picks of the best alcoholic adult advent calendars on the market for 2018.
Best Adut Alcoholic Advent Calendars for 2018
Gin Advent Calendars
Fever Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar, £60, Waitrose
If you’re a bit of a novice when it come to pairing the best gin with the best tonic, then this advent calendar will provide you with a 24 day tasting session while counting down. From specialist Tonic producers, Fever Tree, the calendar packs in in 12 x 50 ml bottles of gin that includes premium brands like Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Portabello Road and Sipsmith. Plus 12 x 150 ml cans of specially matched 150ml cans of Fever-Tree tonic.
Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar, £120, John Lewis
In 2017, this beaut sold out months before Christmas, the Edinburgh Gin advent calendar is back in stock for 2018. This festive treat is filled with 25 5cl bottles of tasty varieties by Edinburgh Gin, a specialist brand that makes everything from raspberry to rhubarb and ginger flavoured mixes, both of which you’ll find as you countdown the days to 25th December.
Ginvent Calendar 2018, £124.95, Masters Of Malt
Drinks by the Dram has hooked up with The Gin Foundry to curate the 2018 version of their hugely popular Ginvent Calendar. Containing 24 x 30 ml bottles of gin, the creatures have ensured all styles of gin are included from Old Tom to London Dry, and Naby Strength to fruit infused.
Prosecco, Wine and Fizz Advent Calendars
Iceland Wine Advent Calendar, £45, Iceland
If your bank account is less ho ho ho and more no no no. The Iceland Advent Calendar could be the solution to your pre-christmas countdown. Containing 24 x 187 ml bottles of well known wines from across the world including Prosecco, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Chilean Merlot. This is a cheap boozy Christmas treat.
Aldi Wine Advent Calendar, £49.99, Aldi
Back by popular demand, Aldi’s 2018 wine advent calendar will arrive online and in stores on 4th November. Behind the 24 doors is a mix of red, white and rosé wines plus a few bottles of bubbly. And all for under £50. Bargain.
Wine Advent Calendar, £75, John Lewis
“Wine down” to Christmas with this win 24 mini bottles of 187ml if red, white and rose wine from around the world. This advent calendar’s wine tasting journey is a fun way to count down to Christmas.
Freixenet Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar, £75, Freixenet
For 2018 Freixenet is releasing an advent calendar that fans of the occasion bottle of fizz can totally get on board with. Featuring 4 bottles of sparking wines plus nail varnishes, lip balms, Christmas themed Yankee candles, popaball shimmers and more. It’s a banging festive treat.
Wine Advent Calendar 2018, £79.99, Virgin Wines
If you’re a more of a wine connoisseur than a novice, then the Virgin Wines wine advent calendar is the one for you. The 2018 version includes 24 bottles of award winning red, white, rose, port and fizz to keep the festive spirit flowing. This advent calendar sold out in 2016 and 2017, but you can pre-order yours now for £10 and it will be delivered in early November.
Prosecco & Fizz Advent Calendar, £125, John Lewis
Have a sparkling countdown to Christmas with this advent calendar containing 23 bottles of prosecco, cava and wine. Additionally a 20cl Lanson Champagne bottle is behind the final door to help you welcome Christmas eve.
Beer Advent Calendars
Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £40, Iceland
This cheap boozy countdown contains 24 x bottles of craft beers including porters, stouts and IPAs in a variety of sizes from 275 ml to 330 ml.
Beer Hawk 2018 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, £69.95, Amazon
If Beer’s more your thing than wine and spirits, then this beer advent calendar might just suit. With 24 cans of hand-selected craft beer from all corners of the globe – including 8 exclusives. You’ll have a beertastic count down to Christmas.
Christmas Tree Beer Advent Calendar, £85, Best Of British Beer
Cocktail advent calendar
Festive Cocktails Advent Calendar, £25, Marks And Spencer
For some of us, the idea of toasting Christmas with a drink for 24 days solid is a bit much. So an advent calendar like Marks And Spencer’s cocktail advent calendar is a little easier to stomach. You see, rather than 24 bottles of booze, it contains one 5 cl bottle of Sloe Gin and 24 Marc de Champagne flavoured chocolates. Perfect!