7 Festive Food & Drink Advent Calendars

Forget tiny chocolate squares and spring for 24 days of cheese, whiskey or beer instead

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While advent calendars traditionally include a piece of chocolate for each day until Christmas, this year the trend seems to be all about booze and savory treats. Finally, some new options that bring out the Christmas spirit in all of us.

So if you'd rather throw back a little gin every day or brew some one-of-a-kind tea, here are the seven best food and drink advent calendars for the big countdown.

① Cheese Advent Calendar from So Wrong Its Nom

If you prefer savory bites over sweet treats, then this is the perfect project for you. This blogger created her own cheesy calendar and shows you how to DIY one of your own, so you can enjoy a tasty piece of cheese every day until Christmas.

② Twelve Nights of Wine from Vinebox

This gorgeous package comes with 12 glasses of wine, including warm reds and crisp whites. Makes a great gift, too.

Photo: Courtesy of Vinebox

③ The Whisky Advent Calendar from Master of Malt

Feel warm and cozy leading up to Christmas with a whisky advent calendar featuring a 50-year-old Scotch, among other sips. Maybe it'll help you live to be 107, like this man who swears by putting a shot of whiskey in his coffee every day.

④ The Ginvent Calendar from Gin Foundry

Twenty-four different gins? The wide array of brands gives enthusiasts another reason to be excited for the Christmas countdown.

Photo: Courtesy of Gin Foundry

⑤ Tea Advent Calendar from ArtfulTea

This advent calendar doubles as a beautiful Christmas decoration. You can string it up on your fireplace and enjoy a different flavor of tea every day.

⑥ Boozy Beer Advent Calendar from Tasting Table

Turn your favorite beer into a one-of-a-kind beer advent calendar. We provide 24 suggestions to get you started.

⑦ Chocolate Advent Calendar from Godiva

Of course, we have to include at least one chocolate option this year, and nothing beats this beautiful advent calendar from Godiva. Dark ganache hearts? Yes, please.

Photo: Courtesy of Godiva