Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars for 2020
The beauty of the Christmas season is that it's just that — a whole season. If you prefer to enjoy the holidays as long as possible, you can stretch the festivities of decorating, exchanging gifts, making Christmas cookies, and sharing new memories with friends and family for weeks. Advent calendars are just one of the ways to make sure that every day of the Christmas season feels a bit festive.
Amid scoring the best gifts for food lovers or making your special homemade food gifts for neighbors and friends, finding the right Advent calendars for you and your loved ones can require some time. The options for Advent calendars are numerous and growing every year, as brands are finding new and fun ways to bring this holiday tradition to life for loyal customers.
You might want to buy a new disposable Advent calendar, or you could be looking for fun tchotchkes and miniatures treats to fill a reusable calendar that's been passed down for generations. Either way, you'll want to move fast. In 2020, brands are introducing their Advent calendars earlier than ever, and they're selling out faster, too. Some high-demand Advent calendars (like those famous wine advent calendars or cheese ones) will run out of stock before December is even on the calendar.
Most Advent calendars come in 12- or 24-day increments, so they're designed to begin December 1 or December 12. From chocolates to tea, gummies to hot sauces, these Christmas countdown calendars will bring a bit of cheer to any day in the Advent season.
Harry Potter Advent Calendar
The "Christmas in the Wizard World" calendar is filled with 24 days of the best wizardly sweets, including Fizzing Whizbees, Gummy Frogs, Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, and Dumbledore's favorite, Lemon Sherbets.
Buy it: $40; williams-sonoma.com
Haribo Advent Calendar
German candy maker Haribo turns their iconic treats into a festive countdown calendar. The 24-day calendar features a mixture of fruit- and cola-flavored chewy sweets, marshmallows, licorice, and gums
Buy it: $20; amazon.com
Pukka Herbs Tea Holiday Advent Calendar
Enjoy a sample pack of Pukka Herbs' most comforting teas over the 24 days of the Advent season. Count down with a variety of Pukka herbal, fruit, and green teas.
Buy it: $13; amazon.com
Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar
Williams Sonoma's Peppermint Bark is a seasonal classic, and you can enjoy a bit of bark every day with the Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar. Each of 24 days features one of four designs: Christmas tree, Santa, toy soldiers, and snowmen.
Buy it: $30; williams-sonoma.com
Lindt Bear Advent Calendar
Two dozen days of mini Lindt Bears & Friends, foil-wrapped milk chocolate, and hazelnut chocolate balls are tucked into this cheerful Advent calendar.
Buy it: $31; amazon.com
Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate and Truffles Advent Calendar
Twenty-four beautifully decorated drawers, which are inspired by Victorian-era crystal displays in England, are filled with Charbonnel et Walker's much-loved chocolates.
Buy it: $95; surlatable.com
Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn Advent Calendar
Each of the 24 doors on this Christmas tree-shaped Advent calendar opens to reveal either a fun trinket or a holiday snack.
Buy it: $46; wayfair.com
Uncommon Goods Cookie Making Advent Calendar
Gather everything you need to make a wonderful batch of decorated Christmas cookies over the 24 days of advent with this Cookie Making Advent Calendar.
Buy it: $65; uncommongoods.com
McCrea's Candies 2020 Caramel Advent Calendar
The whimsical art on the front of this all-caramel Advent calendar from McCrea's hints at the truly special treats awaiting you. Enjoy some of the candy company's assorted caramels, including Vanilla, Maple, Deep Chocolate, Chocolate Peppermint, Black Lava Sea Salt, and Mocha.
Buy it: $38; food52.com
Bonne Maman 2020 Limited-Edition Advent Calendar
Bonne Maman's highly-anticipated jams and honey Advent calendar sells out almost as soon as it's released, but if you can get your hands on one, it's worth the effort. Each window features a different iconic one-ounce Bonne Maman jar in 24 unique flavors of Mini Fruit Spreads or Honey.
Buy it: $35; amazon.com
Flavors of the World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set
Technically not an Advent calendar, this 30-bottle hot sauce sample set can certainly be an option if you're seeking a fun and unique way to count down to Christmas. Open a new bottle, pass it around the table, and everyone can enjoy a little spicy cheer.
Buy it: $40; amazon.com
Copper Cow Coffee 12 Days of Pour Over Set
Flaviar Advent Calendar 2020
Flaviar, an alcohol subscription service that focuses on rare, diverse spirits, is bringing back its popular Whiskies of the World Advent Calendar for 2020.
Buy it: $250; flaviar.com
Bosco & Roxy's Bark The Halls Dog Treat Advent Calendar
You're probably not the only one who's excited for the season of gifting, decorating, and sparkly things. Treat your four-legged friend to their very own advent calendar with this doggy advent calendar filled with 24 gourmet treats. Each daily spot features treats like biscuits, peanuts, and pup-approved cookies.
Buy it: $20; worldmarket.com
Godiva 2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar
Count down to Christmas with Godiva's decadent truffles and chocolates. The calendar includes classic Godiva pieces from the Gold Ballotin Boxes, as well as seasonal pieces including Dark Caramel Embrace, Milk Chocolate Snowman, White Ganache Bliss, and Dark Mint Medallion.
Buy it: $40; godiva.com
Macy's Wine Lovers' Advent Calendar
This calendar is reminiscent of a mountain side ski lodge, which is sure to put wine lovers in the holiday spirit. Behind each of the 24 windows, you'll find quarter bottles of a variety of wines, including Prosecco, Bordeaux, Pinot Grigio, and more. Plus, it ships for free. But hurry! This wine advent calendar sells out rapidly every year.
Buy it: $140; macyswinecellar.com
Lady M Winter Dreams Advent Calendar
Beloved for their crepe cakes, Lady M introduced a bon bon-filled advent calendar this year. With a cityscape of New York City, home of Lady M, at the center of the calendar, you can explore 12 of their beloved candies, including Sparkling Teddy Bears and Matcha Crunchies.
Buy it: $75; ladym.com