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30 Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars To Send Your Loved Ones in 2021

The tastiest way to count down to Christmas.
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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. This year, brands are introducing their Advent calendars earlier than ever, and they're selling out faster, too. Some high-demand Advent calendars 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.

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Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine

Enjoy a different glass of wine for 12 nights while you're wrapping gifts or enjoying Christmas movies. 

Buy it: $129;

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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;

Haribo Advent Calendar
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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: $22;

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Pukka Herbs Tea Holiday Advent Calendar

Enjoy a sample pack of Pukka Herbs' most comforting teas over the 24 days of the Advent season. 

Buy it: $22;

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Williams Sonoma Chuck's Luxury Advent Calendar

Williams Sonoma's most luxe Advent calendar is filled with 24 of Chuck Williams' all-time favorite goodies. The self-proclaimed gourmand on your list will treasure this collection of preserves, oils, vinegars, candies, ornaments, and much more. 

Buy it: $300;

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Lindt Bear Advent Calendar

Two dozen days of mini foil-wrapped chocolates are tucked into this cheerful Advent calendar.

Buy it: $45;

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Food52 x Stone Hollow Farmstead Advent Calendar

For the true foodie, Alabama-based and family-owned Stone Hollow Farmstead created this Advent calendar of farm-fresh goodies. It includes a wide variety of jams, jellies, pickles, botanical drinking vinegars, and more, all packaged in an artful gift box. 

Buy it: $275;

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Bean Box Twelve Mornings of Coffee

Stay caffeinated this Christmas with Bean Box's Advent calendar featuring 12 expertly curated coffee samplers, including limited edition holiday blends. 
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Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate and Truffles Advent Calendar
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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;

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Christmas Popcorn Advent Calendar

Each of the 24 doors on this Christmas tree-shaped Advent calendar opens to reveal popping corn from Wabash Valley Farms, plus popcorn seasonings, candies, nuts, and recipes. 

Buy it: $55;

Uncommon Goods Cookie Making Advent Calendar
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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: $70;

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Keurig Cups of Cheer Advent Calendar

Keurig's 24-day Advent calendar features an array of seasonal coffee and cocoa flavors, such as cinnamon streusel coffee cake, coffee peppermint bark, and more. It's a great gift idea for the busy college student entering finals, or anyone who owns a Keurig brewing system. 

Buy it: $20;

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McCrea's Candies Handcrafted 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;

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GiveThemBeer Beer Advent Calendar 2021

Wine Advent calendars are always popular, but what about the beer drinkers? This 12-day Advent calendar features a dozen craft beers from the top brewers in the nation. 

Buy it: $84;

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Bonne Maman 2020 Limited-Edition Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman's highly-anticipated jams and honey Advent calendar is back by popular demand, but it usually sells out almost as soon as it's released, so don't wait. Each window features a different iconic one-ounce Bonne Maman jar in 24 unique flavors of Mini Fruit Spreads or Honey.

Buy it: $35;

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In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar

Behind each of the 24 days on this calendar, you'll find a 187-milliliter bottle of wine — slightly more than the average pour. Sip your way through In Good Taste's variety of small-batch wines, including wines from the brand's Passport Collection, which features selections from France and Italy. 

Buy it: $150;

Flavors of the World Hot Sauce Sampler Gift Set
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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: $50;

12 Days of Pour Over Set
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Copper Cow Coffee 12 Days of Pour Over Set

If you've reignited a passion for the art of home-crafted coffee, grab yourself a pour-over coffee maker and this 12-day advent calendar with 12 days of holiday-themed coffee grounds and 12 creamers to match. You'll find flavors like peppermint, churro, and even lavender.

Buy it: $69;

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Flaviar Advent Calendar 2021

Flaviar, an alcohol subscription service that focuses on rare, diverse spirits, is bringing back its popular whiskey Advent calendar for 2021. This year's theme is "Whiskies of the Galaxy" and features 24 vials of premium whiskey, as well as a Glencairn tasting glass, a Flaviar concrete coaster, and a tasting notes booklet. 

Buy it: $250;

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Merry Makings 25-Days of Thrills Rawhide-Free Assorted Dog Chew 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 treat calendar filled with 25 rawhide-free dog chews. 

Buy it: $13;

2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar
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Godiva 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;

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Lady M Winter Dreams Advent Calendar

Beloved for their crepe cakes, Lady M launched a new Advent calendar to celebrate the season. The calendar itself is shaped like a red and green holiday wreath with a gold chain for hanging and LED sparkling lights. Open the wreath to uncover 24 draws filled with candies and confections from Lady M. 

Buy it: $80;

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The Mandalorian Advent Calendar

Treat the Star Wars fan in your life to this Mandalorian countdown calendar, featuring out-of-this-world chocolates, caramels, gummies, and jelly beans. 

Buy it: $40;

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DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Caffeine-Free Tea

Spend every evening leading up to Christmas enjoying a hot cup of caffeine-free tea from DAVIDsTEA. The calendar includes bestselling blends, as well as exclusive and limited-quantity teas. 

Buy it: $50;

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Purina Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Adult Canned Wet Cat Food

Your feline friend will love this Fancy Feast Advent calendar. It features 24 cans of wet cat food, including festive flavors such as Yuletide Turkey Feast and Hearthside Salmon Platter With Pumpkin and Spinach. 

Buy it: $25;

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Vosges A Chocolate Calendar of Advent

An homage to Place des Vosges, each brick of this Advent calendar features a sweet treat from the chocolate makers at Vosges Haut-Chocolat, including caramels, mini chocolate bars, bonbons, and even magical gnomes! 

Buy it: $145;

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XO Marshmallow 2021 Marshmallow Advent Calendar

Each day of December, enjoy a new premium marshmallow flavor from XO Marshmallow. Each compartment includes a hint to help you guess at the flavor (with the answer printed on the back, of course). Elevate everything from hot cocoa to s'mores with these luxe marshmallows including flavors like Butterbeer and Lavender Honey. 

Buy it: $53;

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Sugarfina Advent Calendar

During the month of December, take a tour of Santa's Workshop — AKA Sugarfina's 2021 Advent calendar. It features 24 envelopes containing candies and confections sourced from across Europe (flavors include Birthday Cake Caramels, Clementine Bears, and more).

Buy it: $55;

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GiveThemBeer Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar

There's no denying hard seltzer has garnered quite a few fans as of late — the boom of new brands and flavors is proof of just that. Give the hard seltzer enthusiast in your life a taste of 12 of the best hard seltzer brands sourced from across the country. 

Buy it: $59; 

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See's 2021 Advent Calendar

The legendary candy makers at See's have curated a collection of 24 candies for their 2021 Advent calendar, including classic See's chocolate, sour jelly beans, Lollypops, and more. 

Buy it: $45;

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