If you think it’s waaaay too early to be getting excited about Christmas, think again — if you’re a gin lover, that is.
Department store John Lewis has answered all of our boozy wishes, adding a gin advent calendar to its shelves over two months ahead of Christmas day. But this it doesn’t just contain your standard Gordon’s and Bombay Sapphire, oh no. 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.
There’s even a special edition frankincense and myrrh blend to enjoy, as well as the brand’s Cannonball Navy Strength option, which is sure to pack a real punch.
Even better, the whole advent calendar is vegetarian and vegan friendly, gluten, wheat and dairy free, so you can literally share your miniatures with all of your friends (apart from those under 18, obvs). Or why not split the cost, as the whole calendar does come in at a fairly hefty £100.
However, John Lewis isn’t the only retailer to entice us with a boozy Chrimbo calendar this year. Both Aldi and Iceland have already revealed their own wine advent calendars, set to launch on the same date of 1st November. They may be a bit pricier than your average chocolate-filled option at the £50 and £55 mark, but are sure to make every evening in December a lot more interesting…