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Best advent calendars for adults 2020: booze, sweets and treats

Sorry kids, these calendars are strictly for grown-ups only

It’s not just the kids who get the chance to open a window on their advent calendars during the countdown to Christmas.

Adults can also enjoy the festive season with a daily sweet treat… or something a bit stronger.  

Here’s our pick of some of the best advent calendars for adults in 2020.

24 Days of Rum 

This advent calendar from Skylark Spirits offers a daily discovery of hand-selected premium and boutique rums hailing from 24 different countries. Housed in a stylish black and gold embossed box, each day reveals a 20ml miniature bottle. 


Personalised Advent Calendar Tool Set Gift 

If any of your family or friends are DIYers then this advent calendar is the perfect festive treat. It can be personalised on the front with a special message and it contains a set of tools and tool case that are revealed over the 24 days of advent.


Popcorn Shed’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar 

Swap chocolates for popcorn this Christmas with Popcorn Shed’s delicious advent calendar. Behind each of the 24 windows you’ll find a bag of handmade popcorn, which consists of six flavours: Salted Caramel, Berry-licious, Butterly Nuts, Pop N Choc, Pecan Pie, and Say Cheese.


Lindt Pick & Mix Advent Calendar 

Be treated to a silky-smooth Lindor chocolate every day during advent with Lindt’s Pick & Mix range of 32 flavours. It includes an extra special 38g Lindor treat bar for Christmas Eve, which may be big enough to share. 

£12; Available exclusively in regional Lindt chocolate shops

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar: Jams and Marmalades

Give your advent breakfasts some flavour with this calendar featuring 23 mini jars of Bonne Maman jams and marmalades. Each 30g jar offers an exclusive fruit variety or unique flavour combination, plus an extra special surprise gift on Christmas Eve. 


HonestBrew Ultimate Craft Beer Advent Calendar

If craft beer is your preferred festive tipple, then you’re in luck. HonestBrew has served up its Ultimate Craft Beer Advent Calendar featuring limited-edition exclusives and collaborations with a number of Europe’s leading breweries.


Beery Christmas Advent Calendar from Beer Hawk

Breweries such as Mikkeller, Omnipollo, Thornbridge, Camden and Lervig feature in this advent calendar by Beer Hawk. The 24 beers have been brewed exclusively for the calendar and Beer Hawk has also created a dedicated mini-website for beer lovers to virtually visit the breweries and find more about the tasting notes.


The Advent Calendar Truffles For Two by Hotel Chocolat

This calendar is made to share and features a variety of two truffles a day for the Christmas countdown. Flavours include Salted Caramel Cream, Gingerbread Praline, Madagascan Vanilla and Raspberry Rush. Hotel Chocolat also has a range of advent calendars in its online Christmas store.  


That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar 

That Boutique-y Gin Company and Drinks By The Dram have joined forces to create this advent calendar featuring 24 different wax-sealed drams. Flavours include festive chocolate orange gin and moonshot gin. 


The Vodka Explorer Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram 

Discover some of the finest vodkas from around the world. Behind the 24 doors, you’ll find flavours including a cool Californian vodka, a marmalade expression and even a vodka made from chardonnay grapes. 


That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar 

Inside this calendar you will find 24 exquisite wee drams from all over the world of whisky. Including bourbons, blends and bold barrel finishes, this is everything a whisky lover could ever want for the Christmas countdown. 


The Wine Advent Calendar

Included in The Wine Advent Calendar is a combination of 24 mini bottles of white, red and rose wines. Each calendar door conceals a 187ml (quarter) bottle and varieties include Pink Fox White Zinfandel, Trivento Malbec, Waters Edge Sauvignon Blanc, McGuigan Black Label Rose and Alma Terramater Sauv Blanc.



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