Ok, I am sorry to have you think about Christmas, but the drinks advent calendars tend to sell out really quickly. As they are being released now, then I wanted to give a round-up of the best, the most interesting, and best value.
Value is important, as these are generally not cheap. It might be another reason to buy them now, to spread the cost of Christmas. And let’s face it, it’s an advent calendar. You can’t really give it on Christmas Day! Here’s my favourites:
This is stepping up the gin advent calendar game, in my view. TBGC have pulled together, as you would expect, a surprising and eclectic mix of gins for your December delights. From a Yuletide gin to a Rhubarb Triangle gin and even a Cucamelon gin, it’s going to be like a party with one every night during December with this one. This one is £99.95 and ready for despatch on 29 September. Get your order in quick.
Now, I like the idea behind this one, definitely steps the idea up a bit. With this, you get a 70cl bottle of Lakes Gin on 1 December, and then a 200ml of different tonics each day after that. And not the same tonic every day either. Test out whether you like your gin best with pomegranate or cinnamon tonic water amongst others. Also £99, this one is ready for pre-order now from The Pit Stop.
If beer is more your thing, then the Beer Hawk one has to be right up your street. There are 17 beer styles from 23 breweries, including 4 beers exclusive to the calendar. Currently, pre-orders also get a £10 voucher for future beer purchases as well.
For the wine lover, then Virgin have pulled together another great calendar. There are 24 single serve wines behind each door, including a 20cl bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne for Christmas Eve. This is £79.99 with free delivery, reserve yours now for just £10.
If you need more fizz in your life, then maybe this is more up your street. A different fizz every night is certainly going to make December seem a bit brighter. With white and rosé fizz, prosecco and champagne, then it’s going to be bubbles galore. Available for shipping from 25th September.
So, if you like a drink, or know someone who does, then these will brighten up every day. Of course, I guess you could choose to save it, and cheer up January instead, which is definitely a good thing. Hmm, maybe there’s a business opportunity there!