However, one of the most popular designs for adults is calendars filled with booze.
There are a lot of alcohol advent calendars to choose from this year, spanning the likes of wine, beer, fizz, gin and everything in-between.
From Fortnum & Mason's rather majestic looking £250 Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar, to more affordable options at John Lewis, Not On The High Street and The Bottle Club — here are the best alcohol advent calendars for 2023 hand-picked by the team here at Yahoo UK.
Best spirit advent calendars for 2023
Shop now: Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar | £250 from Fortnum & Mason
This beautifully designed Spirits & Liqueurs Advent Calendar showcases the best of British spirit producers, including some of Fortnum & Mason's much-loved collaborations. If you're looking to feel suitably festive, you'll be pleased to know that Fortnum’s Figgy Pudding Liqueur has made the cut.
Shop now: That's The Spirit Mixed Advent Calendar | £39.99 from The Bottle Club
From Smirnoff to Malibu, Gordon's to Jim Beam, some of our best-loved spirits have made their way into this calendar to make sure your festive season starts in the best way possible.
Best wine advent calendars for 2023
Shop now: Laithwaites Wine Advent Calendar Mix | £89.99 from Laithwaites
Complete with classic fan favourites and new discoveries from around the world in both red and white, this pick from Laithwaites even features a full bottle of Prosecco to share on Christmas Eve. Better yet, you can reserve yours now for as little as £10 for despatch in late October.
Shop now: Mini Wine Bottles Advent Calendar, Box of 24 | £95 from John Lewis
This Mini Wine Bottles Advent Calendar from John Lewis features 24 miniature bottles of some of the retailer's favourite wines (red, white and rosé) for just £95. Not bad for 24 day's worth of delicious wine drinking in the lead up to Christmas.
Shop now: Fizz Advent Calendar | £140 from John Lewis
Back for 2023 with a new, refined look and bursting with 24 miniature bottles of fizz, you can expect to discover wines from big names like Bottega, Charles Mignon, Freixenet and more.
Behind each window, you'll find a selection of 13 different varieties of sparkling wine — from Prosecco to Champagne, Moscato to rosé — that can each be enjoyed as a solo evening treat or weekend indulgence.
With a mix of well-known and less-known wineries included in this advent, it's a great way to explore and compare a range of sparkling wines, each with their own unique aromas and tastes. The perfect gift for any self-proclaimed sparkling wine lover.
Shop now: Wine Down To Christmas Advent Calendar | £124.95 from Not On The High Street
If you're as serious as we are about wine (very serious), then you'll love our latest spot from gifts retailer, Not On The High Street. Filled with 24 windows of miniature wine bottles, this Wine Down To Christmas Advent Calendar includes equal numbers of both world-class reds and whites, plus a rosé or two.
Reviewers last year were very pleased with the offering, with one shopper writing: "The calendar was shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Bought for my husband and the first wine was absolutely delicious."
Pre-order now: Mixed Wine Advent Calendar | £89.99 from Virgin Wines
Countdown to the big day in style this Christmas with Virgin Wines' Mixed Advent Calendar. You'll discover miniature bottles of wine behind each door (both red and white), and get to try a whole range of varieties from different producers and wineries across the globe.
Pre-order now: Red Wine Advent Calendar 2023 | £89.99 from Virgin Wines
The more wine, the merrier! Virgin Wines definitely got the memo this year. Back again this year after yet another sell-out Christmas in 2022, Virgin's Red Wine Advent Calendar is sure to pique shoppers interests. This all-red version not only features 24 mini bottles in a range of different styles, but it also comes with a full-size bottle (yes, full-size) on the big day. Now that's value-for-money.
Pre-order now: White Wine Advent Calendar 2023 | £89.99 from Virgin Wines
If you prefer white over anything else, then Virgin Wines has you covered there, too. Promising "24 sophisticated, mini white wine bottles all from talented, independent winemakers around the world", this pick is bound to bring a smile to your face during the glum December evenings. Plus, you get a full-size bottle of white on Christmas day itself. Reserve yours today for just £10 and get it delivered in November.
Best beer advent calendars for 2023
Shop now: Beer & Snacks Advent Calendar | £80 from John Lewis
John Lewis' Beer & Snacks Advent Calendar for 2023 is bursting with 24 delicious treats, from Thornbridge's Jaipur Indian Pale Ale to Olly's Sour Cream & Onion Pretzel Thins. Containing 14 glass bottles of beer and 10 snack packets, it's arguably the tastiest and most refreshing way to spend the Christmas countdown.
Behind each window you'll find a range of complimentary beers and snacks from brands and breweries up and down the country, including Cold Bath Brewing Co, Toast, Harviestoun Brewery and Keith Brewery.
As for the snacks to expect? There's a host of nuts, pretzels, salt and vinegar crisps, bombay mix and more.
Shop now: Brewdog Beer Advent Calendar | £49.95 from Brewdog
Brewdog's sell-out advent calendar filled with 24 different beers from pale ales to stouts is back again this year and it's had a glow up. Featuring a mix of classics, new brews, collaborations and festive one-offs, it even comes with a beer glass.
Shop now: Beavertown Beer Advent Calendar | £69 from Beavertown
24 different brews (some old, some new), a festive ’23 beer glass and even a sparkly present for your tree, this advent calendar from Beavertown is bursting with flavour. Not to mention, it's great fun to look at.
Shop now: Seven Brothers Craft Beer Advent Calendar | £69 from Seven Brothers
The perfect hoppy countdown for Christmas, this pick from Manchester-based brewery — Seven Brothers — comes with a mixture of 330 and 440ml cans of craft beer, spanning a whole host of different styles.
Shop now: Beerwulf Beer Advent Calendar | £89.99 from Beerwulf
Complete with an assortment of great-tasting beer, this calendar from Beerwulf features a carefully curated selection from a range of breweries around the world. Not stopping there, it comes with a few exclusive beers, brewed especially for the festive occasion.
Shop now: Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Beer Advent Calendar | £49 from MenKind
The quirkiest out of the lot, this pick from MenKind pays homage to Star Wars and features 12 beers, each fit for a Stormtrooper. Not just that, it also includes a beer glass, snacks and coasters.
Pre-order now: Virgin Wines Beer Advent Calendar | £79.99 from Virgin Wines
Side-by-side with Virgin Wines fantastic range of wine advent calendars, the retailer also produces a beer version. This carefully curated box is filled with 24 cans of quirky craft brews together with big brands like Beavertown, Tiny Rebel and Siren — making it the perfect excuse to taste your way to Christmas Day. It comes featuring a range of styles including hazy IPAs, creamy stouts and Belgian beers. Reserve yours now for just £10.
Best gin advent calendars for 2023
Pre-order now: Craft Gin Club Advent Calendar | £94.95 from Craft Gin Club
This year's iteration of the Craft Gin Club's exclusive advent calendar is filled with 25 tipples expertly selected by the team, and even features seven completely brand new gins for 2023. Expect to find picks from Conker, Tarquin, Warners, Slingsby and more.
Shop now: Gin 12 Dram Advent Calendar | £49.95 from Master of Malt
Make your way through a whole host of brilliant gin producers with this 12-day advent from Master of Malt. Loaded with 12 expertly curated, wax-sealed samples of gin, this is must-have if you're a lover of all things botanical.
Shop now: Craft Gin Advent Calendar | £69.95 from Master of Malt
Perfectly packaged in a festive advent filled with 24 drams, behind each window you'll discover a wax-sealed sample of gin from the likes of Bathtub Gin, Roku, Four Pillars and Chase. Shoppers from last year have described it as the "perfect early Christmas gift", and said it's "worth every penny".
Best whiskey advent calendars for 2023
Shop now: Whisky 12 Dram Advent Calendar | £79.95 from Master of Malt
With a total of 12 drams, this is great way to dip your toes into the world of whisky for Christmas. Packed with whiskies that boast a range of different styles and flavour profiles, you're guaranteed a delicious serve for the 12 days leading up to the big celebration.
If a dram of whisky a day sounds like too much, then you can save them to share with friends and family on the 25th — a great way of making the most out of your boozy advent.
Shop now: Johnnie Walker Advent Calendar | £49.99 from The Bottle Club
Nothing says Christmas like a mini bottle of Johnnie Walker. Including 12 different 5cl miniature bottles of whiskies, this advent is perfect for sharing with friends and family. From Johnnie Walker Red Label, to Johnnie Walker Black Label, there's something for everyone.
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