Aldi Cheese & Wine Advent Calendars 2018

Christmas 2018: Getting there is definitely half the fun

Too soon to start thinking about the holidays? Not soon enough, as far as we're concerned. And we're making a gCal reminder and checking it twice, because this holiday season, cult favorite grocery store Aldi is releasing two new advent calendars that will have you forgetting chocolate ones ever existed.

Their wine advent calendar is available in the U.S. for the first time this year, and the 24 mini bottles of wine should ease the heartbreak from last year's UK-only release. It's set to launch on November 7 and sell for $70—which is less than $3 per bottle. Considering how quickly it sold out last year, you're definitely going to want to save the date.

November 7 also brings the release of a cheese advent calendar, which is new for 2018 and is the clear accompaniment to the wine version. It's small enough to stack in your refrigerator, and at only $13, you can easily stock up on them as gifts . . . or as pre-portioned late-night snacks.