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Make the countdown to Christmas 2021 one to remember with this hand-picked selection of gin advent calendars, from an around the world gin selection to a refillable gin clock.
Yes, it may still be a few months away, but with International Gin and Tonic Day right around the corner on 19 October, what better time to get ahead and start thinking about your Christmas tipple?
While sherry and eggnog might be the obvious festive choices, along with a warming spiked hot chocolate, there’s a lot to be said about the versatility of a humble G&T.
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Whether served classic on the rocks with a simple slice of lemon, or in a Christmassy cocktail, gin is a staple of many December celebrations for good reason. But why not swap sticking a last-minute bottle in your shopping trolley for something a little more fancy?
Treating yourself to a special advent calendar is a great way to bring some extra festivity in the run up to December. From sparkling calendars filled with your favourite beauty products to foodie-themed countdowns which offer an array of tasty treats, there’s plenty to choose from. And that’s not forgetting the true star of the Christmas countdown show: the gin advent calendar.
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Not only does a gin advent calendar allow you to enjoy a range of different gin brands and flavours, but it’s also a great way to experiment with different tonics and mixers as well. And with so many different gin advent calendars to choose from – including a dedicated pink gin selection – you’re sure to find one that suits your taste.
Below, we’ve gathered some of our favourite gin advent calendars currently on sale – and we’ll be adding even more to the list in the run-up to December.
Eden Mill 12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you’re looking to try a burst of new festive flavours, Eden Mill’s 12 Gins of Christmas has you covered. From cane cane to the intriguingly named “forbidden gin”, this is perfect for well-seasoned enthusiasts expanding their horizons as well as those adventuring into gin for the first time.
As an added bonus, the calendar comes with two stunning Eden Mill tulip glasses to ensure you’re able to serve in style.
Shop Eden Mill’s 12 Gins of Christmas, £75
Seven Days of Gin Sophistication Advent Calendar
Featuring popular brands like Sipsmith and Chase GB, this mini calendar gifts you four of the finest dry gins to try, cold infusions to create some truly special cocktails (with some timeless recipes to help), and a pack of delicious nuts to snack on (that they say really do pair perfectly with a G&T).
If you’re looking for something specific, there’s even the option to hand pick and choose to create your own seven days box.
Shop Seven Days of Gin Sophistication, £35
Gin In A Tin’s 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you’re looking to try a whole host of gin flavours this Christmas, look no further than Gin In A Tin’s 12 Days Of Christmas calendar.
Presented in a beautiful gift set, this calendar offers a selection of the brand’s bespoke flavours including ‘elderflower chamomile marigold’ and ‘cinnamon rhubarb ginger,’ so you’re sure to find one you absolutely love.
Shop Gin In A Tin’s 12 Days Of Christmas at Foda Box, £50
Around The World Ginvent Calendar
Have you ever tried gin from Africa? Or Costa Rico?
Savour the flavours of the world with this adventurous set, featuring gins from Australia and Belgium to Spain and South Africa. Many of this years selection includes prestigious, award winning gins, so you’ll be sure to find something you love.
Unfortunately, you can’t add these to your basket just yet, but sign up below to pre-order so you don’t miss out.
Pre-order the Around The World Ginvent Calendar from The Gin Warehouse, £90
Whitley Neill 12 Gins Of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you don’t fancy splashing out on a 24-day advent calendar, Whitley Neill offer a 12-day calendar for half the price of their full-size one.
Packed with some incredibly tasty-sounding flavours such as violet, rhubarb and ginger and pink cherry, this calendar is a great option for those who aren’t big drinkers but still want to join in on the fun.
Shop Whitley Neill’s 12 Gins Of Christmas Advent Calendar at The Whisky World, £39.90
Drinks by the Dram’s Premium Gin Advent Calendar
Enjoy a gin advent calendar with a touch of luxury with Drinks by the Dram’s Premium Gin Advent Calendar.
With its 30ml wax-sealed drams and a hand-picked selection of craft gins from some of the world’s best distilleries, this advent calendar is perfect for those looking to countdown to Christmas in style.
Shop Drinks by the Dram’s Premium Gin Advent Calendar at Master of Malt, £84.95
Fever-Tree’s Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar
If you’re a fan of Fever-Tree’s tasty selection of tonic waters and mixers, you’ll love their gin and tonic advent calendar.
Each of the 12 gins inside the calendar (we like the sound of the Pink Pepper Gin) is paired with a Fever-Tree tonic or mixer, so you’ll be able to enjoy 12 different perfectly-matched gin and tonics throughout the Christmas period.
Shop Fever Tree’s Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar at Waitrose, £60
The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar
This pink gin advent calendar from That’s The Spirit does away with the assumption that pink gin is a summer drink.
Packed full of all your favourite pink gins from brands such as Gordon’s and Beefeater alongside some lesser-known flavours (we love the sound of the Coastal Distillery watermelon gin), this calendar is sure to make your 2020 Christmas countdown one to remember.
Shop The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar by That’s The Spirit at The Bottle Club, £44.99
Gin O Clock Refillable Advent Calendar
The Gin O Clock advent calendar not only comes filled with 12 lovely miniature gin bottles, but it’s also refillable, meaning you can use it year after year.
Finished with adorable gin-related slogans for every hour on the clock, this unique twist on the traditional gin advent calendar is definitely one to consider (and the clock really works, too!).
Shop Gin O Clock Refillable Advent Calendar by The Little Boys Room at Not On The High Street, £99.95
Wilko’s 24 Days of Gin-Mas advent calendar
Wilko have been teasing their first ever gin advent calendar for a little while now, and it’s finally hit stores.
As well as the miniatures you can expect to find in a gin calendar, Wilko’s offering also contains mixers, garnishes and glass rim sugars, making it perfect for tasters and mixologists alike – and all for only £10.
Shop Wilko’s 24 Days of Gin-Mas advent calendar, £10
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar
If you’re a fan of trying all the flavoured gins you can get your hands on, this advent calendar is for you.
Packed with flavours including chocolate orange gin, spit-roasted pineapple gin and the award-winning moonshot gin (named as such because the botanicals used to make it were sent into space before production), this calendar is sure to keep you on your toes.
Shop That Boutique-y Gin Advent Calendar at Master of Malt, £49.95
The 12 Days of Creativity Calendar from Bombay Sapphire and London Graphic Centre
If you want more than just gin in your calendar, then the 12 Days of Creativity Calendar from Bombay Sapphire and London Graphic Centre could be just the thing you’re looking for.
Alongside miniature bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin and mixers, this calendar is crammed full of exciting goodies that will get your creative juices flowing. Made to open between Christmas day and 5 January, it hopes to inspire those with creative New Years’ Resolutions to really get going, with a range of art supplies and drink-mixing tools. Plus, the calendar comes equipped with a QR code, which users can scan each day to access exclusive content from world-renowned artists and mixologists.
Although it’s currently out of stock, more calendars are added to the site every day at 9 am, so you’ve still got plenty of chances to get your hands on one.
View The 12 Days of Creativity Calendar from Bombay Sapphire and London Graphic Centre, £60
The 25 Gins of Christmas
Created by Craft Gin Club, the UK’s biggest gin subscription service, in partnership with Philip Schofield, this calendar is packed full of specially selected gins – including Philip’s own signature ‘Schofe’s Christmas Gin’.
With each miniature bottle coming complete with a list of Philip’s favourite garnishes and cocktail recommendations, this is one for gin-lovers looking for new suggestions and interesting combos.
View The 25 Gins of Christmas advent calendar, £99.95
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