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Alternative Advent Calendars – 2018

November 2, 2018

So hopefully my previous post helped out those beauty fanatics among us in terms of finding the perfect beauty advent calendar this year, but for those of you with something else in mind this list is for you. For the foodies and drinkies out there, or for those who don’t want to stray too far from the traditional sweet treat advent calendar, this list is my top picks for food and drink related advent calendars.



The Christmas hero for gin lovers this season! Behind each door you can find a different 30ml bottle of gin with flavours to cater for all. From London Dry Gins, sweet Old Tom Gins, boozy Navy Strength Gin, custom made exclusives and delicious Fruit Infused Gins, there is sure to be something to tickle your taste buds. Even better, on the back, each door has a corresponding tip for how to serve that particular gin. You can get yours here.

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Ginvent Advent Calendar




This is a big one and it comes in the shape of a gorgeous gold Christmas tree. Filled with 25 delicious British beers ranging in varieties and strengths, this is a sure winner for the Beer connoisseurs out there. Celebrating the best of independent breweries, this is a great way to sample some of the best beers from around the country and even better, it arrives fully assembled, all you have to do is add the star on top. Grab yours here.

Beer Advent



Champagne Moët et Chandon Brut Imperial Christmas Cracker – £19.99

Leave the Dad jokes, trivia facts and plastic key rings behind this year. This Moët gift is one cracker you wont be joking about. Containing a gold crown and a 20cl bottle of Moët’s Brut Imperial Champagne. A prefect stocking filler for family or friends or amp up your Christmas dinner with this elegant adults only cracker. Don’t mind if we do! You can find them here.

Moet cracker



Pickering’s Gin Baubles – £28.99

These are the ultimate Christmas tree decorations you never knew you needed and I am OBSESSED! These adorable gin filled baubles not only look delicate and inconspicuous in a gorgeous set of bright colours, but contain the ultimate Christmas pick me up: Gin. Get yours here.

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Gin Baubles


Buttermilk Fudge Filled Advent Calendar – £15

Finally, a family friendly luxury sweet treat to round off the list. This Buttermilk Fudge Advent calendar is perfect for those with a sweet tooth! With a variety of flavours from Mince Pie, Rum Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread crumbly fudge, plus an indulgent bar of Caramel Sea Salt all-butter fudge coated with milk chocolate for the final day, you will be spoilt for choice! CAUTION: extremely moreish and may lead to consumption all in one day, beware. Grab yours here.

Fudge Advent


So that concludes my top picks for food and drink (okay… mainly drink) related advent calendars for 2018! If this hasn’t got your mouth watering I don’t know what will. As mentioned in my previous post, I am totally on board with the luxury alternative Advent Calendar trend. With all the shopping, in-laws, cooking, hosting and wrapping, I know I’ll be looking forward to putting my feet up at the end of a long wintry day, with a piece of fudge and a gin and tonic in hand, from my advent calendars. Which one is your favourite? Let me know.


Gail xx

P.S It goes without saying to keep any alcohol-related products safely out of reach from children and pets and to drink responsibly!

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