25 Best Food and Drink Advent Calendars for the Tastiest Christmas Countdown

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Advent Calendar 2022
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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, Advent calendars are just one of the ways to make sure that every day of the Christmas season feels a bit festive.

Whether you're looking for a new, disposable Advent calendar, or for fun tchotchkes and miniature treats to fill a reusable calendar that's been passed down for generations—you'll want to move fast. Brands are introducing 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 (we're looking at you Aldi calendars).

Most Advent calendars come in 12- or 24-day increments, so they're designed to begin December 1 or December 12. And nowadays, these upscale calendars go beyond barely-edible chocolate. From tea to wine, cheese to hot sauces, these Christmas countdown calendars will bring a bit of cheer to every day of the holiday season. Send some to your loved ones or save them all for yourself, we won't judge—besides, you can never have too many Advent calendars to open during the holidays.

The Best Food Advent Calendars

Lindt Advent Calendar

Lindt Advent Calendar
Amazon

Two dozen days of mini foil-wrapped chocolates shaped like Santa, reindeer, and other festive figures are tucked into this cheerful Advent calendar.

Buy it: $21; amazon.com

McCrea's Candies Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar

McCrea’s Candies Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar
Uncommon Goods

The whimsical art on the front of this all-caramel Advent calendar from McCrea's hints at the truly special treats awaiting you. Enjoy 24 of the candy company's assorted caramels, including Black Lava Sea Salt, Dark Roasted Mocha, and Chocolate Peppermint.

Buy it: $40; uncommongoods.com

Bonne Maman 2022 Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar
Amazon

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 an iconic Bonne Maman jar in 24 unique flavors of Mini Fruit Spreads or Honey. This year, you'll find a few brand-new exclusive flavors.

Buy it: $58; amazon.com

Godiva Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar
Godiva

Count down to Christmas with Godiva's decadent truffles and chocolates. The calendar includes classic Godiva pieces, like Raspberry Star and Milk Chocolate Embrace, as well as seasonal pieces shaped like Santa, snowmen, and penguins.

Buy it: $40; godiva.com

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar
Sam's Club

Whether you need some cheese to go with your wine, or simply want to dine on a variety of new cheesy flavors, Sam's Club's cheese Advent calendar is a great choice. The calendar includes 24 individually wrapped pieces of Ilchester, Applewood, and Mexicana cheeses in nine varieties.

Buy it: $16.88; samsclub.com

Dolly Parton Advent Calendar

dolly parton advent calendar
Williams Sonoma

Celebrate Advent like the queen of country music herself. Behind every window you'll find Dolly Parton's favorite treats, including caramels, mints, and gummies.

Buy it: $40; williams-sonoma.com

24 Days of Baking Cookies

Williams Sonoma Holiday Advent Calendar: 24 Days of Baking Cookies
Williams Sonoma

If you're not baking cookies during the holiday season, you're doing something wrong. This incredibly handy Advent calendar is filled with everything you need to bake the best Christmas cookies of your life, like cookie cutters, piping bags, and spatulas.

Buy it: $70; williams-sonoma.com

12 Days of Noodles

12 Days of Noodles
Uncommon Goods

Sick of sweets during the holiday season? Then grab this Advent calendar that will have your dinners planned for 12 days straight. This calendar includes a dozen packages of noodles and four flavor packets to create Asian-inspired dishes.

Buy it: $26; uncommongoods.com

Hershey's Chocolate Advent Calendars

Hershey's Chocolate Advent Calendars
Amazon

There's no need to choose between your favorite Hershey's candies when you can enjoy all three. This three-pack of calendars includes Reese's, Kisses, and Hershey's Miniatures with adorable holiday scenes that your kids will love.

Buy it: $38; amazon.com

Jelly Belly Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Jelly Belly Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Jelly Belly

Calling all witches, wizards, and Muggles, now is your chance to celebrate your love of Harry Potter (and jelly beans). Don't worry, you won't get any earwax flavors! This Advent calendar from Jelly Belly features 10 iconic (and delicious) jelly bean flavors.

Buy it: $20; jellybelly.com

The Popcorn Factory Winter Delight Holiday Popcorn Advent Calendar

Winter Delight Holiday Popcorn Advent Calendar
The Popcorn Factory

Popcorn fans will love this 12-day Advent calendar filled with sweet and savory popcorn. In addition to unique popcorn flavors, you'll also find chocolate-covered pretzels, cakes, cookies, and truffles.

Buy it: $45; thepopcornfactory.com

Harry & David Deluxe Advent Calendar

Harry & David Deluxe Advent Calendar
Harry & David

Not only does this Deluxe Advent Calendar from Harry & David look phenomenal, but it's filled with phenomenally-tasting truffles and mints. And they don't skimp out on the candy either as there are 16 truffles in each flavor loaded inside the calendar. This beautifully-crafted calendar is also meant to be reused year after year, so next year you'll only have to fill it with your favorite treats.

Buy it: $100; harryanddavid.com

Jerky Advent Calendar

Jerky Advent Calendar
GiveThemBeer

Give the jerky aficionado in your life the gift of a lifetime with this calendar packed with flavorful jerky. For 12 days, jerky lovers can indulge in a variety of sweet and spicy jerky from the best brands from across the country.

Buy it: $89; givethembeer.com

Ladurée Advent Calendar

Laduree Advent Calendar
Food 52

Treat yourself to 24 days of Parisian sweets this holiday season. Each treat is crafted by Ladurée's makers and will taste like you're traveling through Paris.

Buy it: $110; food52.com

12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar
Uncommon Goods

There's no better way to warm up on a cold winter's night than with a dash of hot sauce. Spicy food lovers will adore this holiday countdown filled with 12 fiery hot sauces. Behind each door, you'll find a 1.75-ounce bottle of hot sauce, which can last you at least a few delicious meals.

Buy it: $50; uncommongoods.com

24 Day Cookie Christmas Advent Calendar

24 Day Cookie Christmas Advent Calendar
Etsy

Support a small business with your Advent calendar purchase and grab this adorable, hand-made cookie calendar. Each day for 24 days you'll find a delicious mini sugar cookie decorated with your favorite holiday characters and icons — like gingerbread men, Santa, presents, and candy canes. You'll have to act fast because these calendars only ship on November 22 and November 25.

Buy it: $65; etsy.com

Jacques Torres Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar Bonbons

Jacques Torres Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar Bonbons
Goldbelly

Let chocolate expert Jacques Torres handle your candy Advent calendar this year. No need to head to his chocolate factory in NYC to get your hands on this bonbon calendar filled with 24 chocolate truffles.

Buy it: $50; goldbelly.com

The Best Drink Advent Calendars

Vinebox 24 Nights of Wine

Vinebox 24 Nights of Wine
Vinebox

Enjoy a different glass of wine for 24 nights while you're wrapping gifts or enjoying Christmas movies.

Buy it: $199; getvinebox.com

Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee

Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee
Bean Box

Stay caffeinated this Christmas with Bean Box's Advent calendar featuring 12 expertly-curated limited-edition coffee samplers. Each bag of coffee comes with enough whole beans or grounds to make a full pot (4-6 mugs).

Buy it: $64; beanbox.com

Beer Advent Calendar

Beer Advent Calendar
GiveThemBeer

This 12-day Advent calendar features a dozen craft beers—including IPAs, stouts, and ales—from some of the top brewers in the nation.

Buy it: $79; givethembeer.com

DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea

DAVIDsTEA 24 days of tea advent calendar
DAVIDsTEA

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

Buy it: $55; davidstea.com

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar

Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar
GiveThemBeer

With so many hard seltzer brands to choose from, now is your chance to sample flavors from 12 iconic brands. The expertly-curated selection of seltzers is sure to please every hard seltzer enthusiast in your life.

Buy it: $59; givethembeer.com

Member's Mark 24 Days of Spirits Countdown Calendar

Member's Mark 24 Days of Spirit Countdown Calendar
Sam's Club

Mark each night of December with a different cocktail from Sam's Club's spirits Advent calendar. Each compartment includes a 50-mililiter bottle of spirit, plus a recipe to make with it.

Buy it: $22; samsclub.com

Whittard of Chelsea Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two

Whittard of Chelsea Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two
Food 52

Cozy up with your favorite person and enjoy a mug of steaming hot chocolate every night leading up to Christmas. Each drawer contains two packets of decadent hot chocolate in 12 unique flavors, like Rocky Road and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Buy it: $110; food52.com

Canned Cocktail Advent Calendar

Canned Cocktail Advent Calendar
GiveThemBeer

Canned cocktails have come onto the scene with a huge splash. If you prefer liquor-infused beverages to hard seltzers, beer, or wine, then you'll love this calendar filled with 12 of the best canned cocktails from Ketel One, High Noon, Bacardi, and more.

Buy it: $79; givethembeer.com

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