There’s no denying that 2020 has been a doozy. But let’s turn that frown upside down and reclaim December as… boozy! Alcohol advent calendars are firmly on mummy’s Christmas list and definitely NOT for sharing. Let’s be frank, after the year that’s been a few squares of Cadbury chocolate just won’t do…
If you feel that making it to December means you deserve a well-earned drink you’re not alone. Whether you parented the pandemic, were an essential worker or even became interim principal of your very own home school – you absolutely deserve a little tipple. Or maybe 24 tipples to be exact.
If you’re feeling festive and ready to drink 2020 away alcohol advent calendars are definitely the answer. I mean, who’s going to argue with 24 delightful drinks to count down the night until the big fella rolls down the chimney once again.
Of course, alcohol advent calendars are great for a getting your pleasant Chrissy buzz up and spreading seasonal cheer. But they’re also a fun way to sample new craft beers, spirits, and wines, often at a fraction of the cost. Here’s our favourite alcohol advent calendars of 2020 – and yes, they’re all available in Australia!
Drinks by the Dram Premium Gin Advent Calendar, $127.53
A total steal under $150 this alcohol advent calendar is a gin lovers dream. If you’re keen to sample new spirits, the Premium Gin Advent Calendar, available from Master of Malt, is a sure-fire winner. Behind the 24 windows of this advent calendar, ‘ginthusiasts’ will find 30ml wax-sealed drams of juniper-based gins, to either be enjoyed solo or in a G&T.
The Good Pair Chillable Wine Advent Calendar, $295
Mixing it up with 12 bottles of mixed sparkling, rose, red and white wines this The Good Pair advent is enough to get you through until the 24th with plenty of smile on your face. The identities of the actual bottles that have made the cut are a closely held secret until the day of unwrapping, but you’ll get a full selection of grape types and styles from near and far, both indie and iconic. Plus nearly half the bottles in each pack are exclusives, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else! Including 12 full sized individually-wrapped bottles, you also receive special recipes, wine pairings, tasting notes, and a couple of surprises as well!
Gin Loot Advent Calendar, $249+
If you move quickly, early bird pricing on the Gin Loot advent calendar means you can score your very own month of gin for $249 rather than $279. Inside the special edition box, you’ll find 24 x 30mL bottles of gin from around around the globe. Australia, France, New Zealand, Sweden, Scotland and Israel are all represented making your gin tipple a very international experience. Each of the premium gins comes with tasting notes and fits into a bespoke gift box. Package is 11/10. Absolutely the perfect gift.
Whisky Loot Advent Calendar, $299+
Once again you need to move quick! The early bird gets better pricing and an October order will save you up to $60 on Whisky Loot’s 2020 advent calendars. The Whisky Loot Advent ($299) contains 24 30mL bottles of whisky, and features 10 Scotch, four Japanese, four American, two Australian, two Irish, plus extras from Canada, India and more. Daddy will be oh so merry for the entire month, go on, he’s parented through the pandemic too!
De Bortoli Wine Advent Calendar, $139
It’s the kind of mail everyone likes to receive and even better the De Bortoli 2020 calendar has free postage Australia wide. Containing a selection of 24 De Bortoli piccolo varieties, it’s beautifully presented and makes the perfect gift at only $139. At that price it’ll definitely be Merry Christmas to mummy! Chin, chin.
Everyone’s favourite supermarket last year broke the internet when it launched it’s alcohol advent calendars with a festive cork pop bang! What Special Buy they have in store for us yet is still to be revealed however if you’re prepared to wait, we’ll sure it will set your booze lovin’ heart on fire! Here’s last years just to get you in the merry mood.
So, here’s cheers to the Christmas countdown being more fun than ever! With these very adults only alcohol advent calendars December madness will pass by in a real flash. In fact, we’ve never loved Christmas chaos more! Keep safe and remember, just like the kids, you can only open one window a day! Bottoms up.
(Oh and if you’re looking for the best Christmas presents for teachers – why not any of these? They sure as heck deserve it!)