4 Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars

Food and drink advent calendars are becoming increasingly popular so start planning early and honour family and Christmas traditions by purchasing your calendars for your friends and family soon! Don’t forget yourself either, young or old, get ready to discover how much fun it is to get a daily treat during the festive season!   

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The concept is the same as with traditional advent calendars, but you countdown to Christmas will be small delicious treats. Depending on your choice of calendar, each window is filled with either food or beverages for you to enjoy. 

Many providers have started shipping already so don’t miss out! Here is an overview of our favourite advent calendars!  

List of best food and drink advent calendars

Other fun advent calendars

Things to consider before buying 

You can purchase a ready made calendar, or you can choose to personalise the countdown and do it yourself with home baked treats to make a truly special holiday season.  Look forward to tasting and preparing all your favourite treats, or surprise your family and friends with some new delights. From cookies and chocolates to mini bottles of wine or a special whisky, you can make your own gourmet advent calendar. 

Overview of best food and drink advent calendars

Best for tea lovers – Pukka Tea Advent Calendar 2022, Organic Herbal Tea

This is a healthier alternative for herbal tea lovers. Countdown to Christmas with 24 different, delicious organic blends. From calming herbs to aid relaxation to refreshing ingredients that awaken the senses. The tea is GM ingredient free and the packaging is made of FSC sustainable organic bamboo. Just the thought of keeping the planet safe at the same time is a nice extra!

Best for DIY gifts – Sawaruita Christmas Advent Calendar Bags

Have fun making the countdown gifts with these 24 burlap gift bags printed with classical Christmas designs. Label with stickers from 1-24 and count down the days to Christmas. The drawstring bags are durable and reusable and made of natural hessian cloth. Each bag measures 4 x 5.5 inch (10 x 15cm) and comes with a hemp rope, and wood clips to hang them more easily.

Best for chocolate lovers – Gather Round the Tree Chocolate Advent Calendar

Support a small business and buy this traditional looking chocolate tree advent calendar! Each window reveals a piece of gourmet milk chocolate and a verse from ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. All chocolate is produced in Canada and the Vermont Christmas Company states that it replaces items that get damaged in transit. Most buyers at Amazon find it a very beautiful calendar but report that chocolates can shift out of the compartments and can drop to the bottom of the calendar.

Best for dogs – Dog Advent Calendar

Fair enough this is not for us humans but it’s Christmas for everyone and our furry friends can celebrate with us! This special dog advent calendar hides 8 toys and 16 treats.

Overview of other fun advent calenders

Best wooden calendar – Melissa & Doug Countdown Wooden Advent Calendar

The magnetic wooden tree comes with 24 magnetic ornaments, and 1 shining star for the top of the tree. The attached wooden ornament box helps to keep all the pieces together. At Melissa & Doug they find it an educational and entertaining way to get kids aged 3 to 7 into the Christmas spirit.

Best for magic lovers – 2022 Advent Calendar SHOCKING SCIENCE

Your kids will have an unforgettable countdown to Christmas with this calendar that reveals daily magic experiments or tricks from a never ending world of science. It is for kids with an inquisitive mind who are keen to explore the magic of science. The fields of physics, illusions, robotics and chemistry are covered and the illustrated step-by-step guide with pictures and detailed instructions keeps it fun.

Best for puzzle lovers – Wztukcs Metal Puzzle Advent Calendars 2022 for Kids Adult

Train your brain during the Christmas countdown with 24 different metal wire puzzles. The puzzle games are suitable for different ages and levels which make it a great Christmas present for kids and adults alike. The best thing is that after disassembly, puzzles can be assembled in reverse to challenge other family members and friends till long after the festive season.

Best for little kids – Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar

Thomas & Friends advent calendars are a great gift for preschool kids ages 3 years and older. 24 miniature train engines are styled and look like a Thomas & friends character.

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