By Leslie Kelly

Growing up, advent calendars were all about counting down the days to Christmas by gobbling a daily dose of chocolate hidden behind the little numbered doors. This holiday tradition has taken an adult turn in recent years, as some boozy advent calendars feature whiskey, gin and wine. The brilliant development got its start in Great Britain, spilling over the pond to the U.S., where those cheers-worthy calendars are flying off the shelves as great gifts. Let's drink a toast to these sip-centric creations. Maybe they'll even inspire you to DIY?

1) Mixing it Up

2) For Whiskey Fans Only

3) Wine Not?

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