Check out the best gin advent calendars – let the Christmas countdown be-GIN!

Get into the spirit of Christmas with these thirst-quenching alternative advents

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, will be here before we know it! Gin connoisseurs can countdown the days* with one of our pick of the best gin advent calendars.

* Disclaimer: we're not suggesting that you have to drink a gin every single day. It might be wiser to build up a stash to see you through the festivities.

The best advent calendars for 2021 – from coffee to wine and chocolate

Forget cheap chocolate advents and time-consuming 'make-you-own' designs, gin lovers want one thing – GIN!

Behind the doors in these quirky advents is mini bottle of the good stuff. Cheers to that.

The countdown to Christmas is set to be extremely merry with these advents...

The best gin advent calendars {yea}

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1. The Bottle Club Premium Pink – best gin advent calendar for pink drinks

The Bottle Club Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar

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Winning the accolade of the 'World's first all-pink gin advent' this is one for those who love all things pink (myself included!). The popularity of pink gin has soared in recent years, making this advent on the money. Think pink as you unveil 12 different premium branded pink gin bottles behind each door.

These include 5cl bottles of Beefeater Pink Strawberry Flavoured Gin; Pinkster Raspberry Gin; Whitley Neill Pink Grapefruit Gin and Bloom Jasmine & Rose Gin.

Available to pre-order now, delivered from November 11th – in plenty of time before the countdown commences.

Pre-order now: The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar, £44.99, The Bottle Club

2. Fever-Tree at Waitrose –  best gin advent calendar with tonic

Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent calendar

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Fever-Tree, the premium mixer brand, has introduced the Ultimate Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar to satisfy gin-thusiasts. The beauty of this particular gin advent is the mix of tonics and gin miniatures. hidden behind each door of the beautifully decorated floral design house are 12 50ml bottles of craft and premium gin along with a variety of 12 150ml cans of Fever-Tree tonics.

The handpicked gins include an array of award-winning brands, from botanical based The Botanist, to juniper-rich Sipsmith London Dry Gin, all of which are paired with a Fever-Tree tonic water selected to complement the signature flavours.

This is the perfect calendar for G&T lovers, to enjoy twelve perfectly paired G&Ts in the countdown to the Christmas

Buy now: Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent calendar, £60, Waitrose

3. Bombay Sapphire at B&M – best budget gin advent calendar

B&M Be Gin Advent

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There are no thrills with this advent but as always with B&M the price is incredible. Each of the 24 days reveals a classic chocolate square hidden behind the door. The chocolate can satisfy until the big day, when you get to open a mini bottle of favoured gin brand Bombay Sapphire.

All that and change form a fiver, what's not to love about this bargain calendar?

In store only: Be Gin Advent, £4.99, B&M.

4. Edinburgh Gin at John Lewis & Partners – best gin advent calendar for flavours

John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar

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The spirit of Christmas will be aromatic with this Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar – Exclusive to John Lewis & Partners. Behind each of the calendar’s 25 windows hides a refreshing mini 5cl bottle of gin. These cover a variety of tastes, including clean, fresh and spicy on-the-nose gins. With hints of juniper, pine, floral, lavender, soft spice and citrus there’s a gin for all enthusiasts.

Buy now: Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar, £120, John Lewis & Partners

5. Not on the High Street – best gin advent calendar for craft gin

Not on the High Street 12 Gins of Christmas

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The 12 Gins Of Christmas contains miniature 5cl craft gins for the 12 days of Christmas. Every bottle of the good stuff is expertly crafted at Eden Mill by the St Andrews expert distillery team. Each gin is a different flavour, ranging from sweet gins to more seasonal editions.

This advent comes as a gift box, featuring the mini bottles labelled for each day. In addition to the gin you get two tulip gin glasses and a suggested serving booklet.

Buy now: 12 Gins of Christmas, £60, Eden Mill St Andrews at Not on the High Street

6. Tanqueray at Debenhams – best gin advent calendar with gin truffles

Debenhams Tanqueray Premium Gin and Chocolate Advent Calendar

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This is the gin advent for those who want the best of both worlds, gin and chocolate! The two are combined in this indulgent advent calendar.

This combination encourages us to countdown with 23 white chocolate gin Truffles, round the celebrations off with a Tanqueray London Dry 50ml bottle. The delicious gin-infused truffles get you through the countdown. The creamy ganache is made with fresh cream, white chocolate and London Dry Gin encased in a white chocolate shell. Come Christmas Eve you can sit with your feet up to sip real thing.

Buy now: Tanqueray Premium Gin and Chocolate Advent Calendar, £13, Debenhams

7. Amazon – best gin advent calendar for connoisseurs

Amazon Premium Gin Advent Calendar

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This luxury Gin-vent Calendar features 24 different premium British-distilled gins, including award-winning Whitley Neill, City of London Distillery, J.J. Whitley and Liverpool Organic Gin.

Perfect for the most dedicated of gin aficionados, the contents of the Gin-vent Calendar are inspired by far-flung destinations across the world – as well as here in the UK. As well as the delightful gins this advent includes a collectable book. This aid the drinking experience thanks to the included tasting notes, recommended serving suggestion and back story for each of the exquisite gins.

Buy now: Premium Gin Advent Calendar, £90, Amazon

8. Gifts Online 4U Personalised Gin Advent – best personalised advent calendar

Gifts Online 4U Personalised Gin Advent Calendar

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Gin-fuelled all the way! If you love Gin this advent has got your name on it...quite literally! Spoil a gin fan by personalising a Gin advent calendar just for them.
This fabulous advent calendar is filled with 24 miniature bottles of gin, meaning a tipple a day for your chosen excited gin lover on the countdown to Christmas.

The 24 Gin bottles include Whitley Neill Small Batch Dry Gin; Edinburgh Gin's Christmas Gin; Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin; Greenall's Wild Berry Gin and more.

Buy now: Personalised Gin Advent Calendar, £119.99, Gifts Online 4U

Related: The iconic Jo Malone advent calendar for Christmas 2019 is available now!

Anyone else tempted to start the countdown early?


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