That last-minute dash to desperately find everyone on your list a holiday gift is decidedly not cute, for both your mental health and the sanctity of your relationships (you were not thinking clearly when you gifted your BFF that “I Hate Mondays” coffee mug last year). There’s one thing that the majority of our giftees can agree on, and that’s their love of a good drink, so when we learned that boozy Advent calendars were a thing, we immediately knew what to give practically everyone this season. Whether wine, whisky or gin is their poison, these combo packs will provide your loved ones a little gift daily for the weeks leading up to Christmas. And the best part is, this is one gift guaranteed not to sit on anyone’s shelf gathering dust, if you know what we’re saying. Read on to see a few of the best alcohol Advent calendars we’ve come across and consider pre-ordering ASAP—as these babies tend to sell out fast.
Alcohol Advent Calendars
Last year Vinebox's curated box of 12 different pre-poured glasses of wine sold out in four weeks. If you're as pumped as we are to give this to the wine aficionados in your life, get on the waitlist STAT!
Starting November 1, affordable grocery chain Aldi will offer this collection of 24 mini bottles of red, white, rosé and bubbles for about $67. However, it looks like as of now the Advent calendar might only be available in UK stores. We've never wished we were Brits more.
Got a bourbon, Scotch or whisky lover on your list? Starting at around $169, this pack of 24 wax-sealed drams of high-quality booze should make them very, very happy.
Know someone whose dream it is to be inserted directly into a Mad Men episode, dry gin martini in hand? This $112 pack of individual servings of the classic booze—including uniquely flavored and award-winning varieties—will be the gift they never knew they always needed.