Make the countdown to Christmas 2020 one to remember with this hand-picked selection of gin advent calendars, from a pink gin selection to a refillable gin clock.
With the end of November steadily approaching and the nights growing darker with every day that passes, many of us are beginning to get into the festive spirit.
Although there’s still a lot of uncertainty around Christmas itself – especially when it comes to how, where and with who we’ll be able to celebrate – there are still plenty of things we can do to make 2020’s festive season one to remember.
Treating yourself to a special advent calendar is a great way to bring some extra festivity to your 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 star of the Christmas countdown show: the gin advent calendar.
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.
The Cambridge Distillery Tasting Set
If you’re looking for a gin advent calendar with a difference, look no further than luxury gin brand Cambridge Distillery’s 12-day advent calendar gin tasting experience.
Alongside a curated collection of 12 different Cambridge Distillery gins (with flavours ranging from Truffle gin to the Lady Grey and Marmalade ‘Breakfast’ gin), this tasting set comes with a limited edition gin glass and a delicious serving suggestion for every flavour.
Gin In A Tin’s 12 Days Of Christmas
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.
Whitley Neill 24 Gins Of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you’re a fan of Whitley Neill’s range of flavoured and classic gins, you’ll love this 24-day advent calendar.
Filled with a range of gin brands including the City of London Distillery and Aber Falls alongside Whitley Neill, the calendar boasts flavours including pink cherry, rose petal and orange marmalade. It also comes with a recipe book bursting with cocktail ideas and inspiration.
Whitley Neill 12 Gins Of Christmas Advent Calendar
If you don’t fancy splashing out on a 24-day advent calendar, Whitley Neill also offer a 12-day calendar for half the price.
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.
Quirky Chocolate's Gin O'clock Craft Gin Chocolate Advent Calendar
For a twist on a classic, try Quirky Chocolate’s Gin O’Clock Craft Gin Chocolate Advent Calendar.
Perfect if you’re trying to cut down on your alcohol intake this Christmas, these raspberry and pink gin filled chocolates are an easy way to add a bit of luxury to your festive countdown. Plus, they’re hand-crafted by a small business in Edinburgh – what’s not to love?
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.
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.
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.
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!).
The Gin Advent Cracker
If you’re looking to try a large range of different gins throughout the Christmas period, then The Gin Advent Cracker is a pretty good option.
Although this calendar may be on the pricier side, the great variety of gins on offer definitely make this
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.
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.
12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar
This is the first year Brewdog Distilling Co. have released their very own gin advent calendar, and it’s safe to say we’re intrigued about what lies inside.
The limited-edition calendar is packed full of 12 gins (each one is 50ml in size), four of which are classic Lone Wolf gins (the company’s gin brand). The other eight are brand new inventions straight from the company’s distillery in Aberdeen, one of which just so happens to be a ‘Christmas Spiced’ flavour packed full of blood orange, cinnamon and raisins.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, due to huge demand, the calendar isn’t available to buy right now, but you can sign up on the website to be notified when it’s back in stock.
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