The Best Wine, Beer and Spirits Advent Calendars of 2023

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October 04, 2023

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Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner! If that statement has you feeling a little bit stressed, we can relate. Preparing for big holidays can be a lot, especially when you take into account all the gifts you need to buy. Though it can be nearly impossible to find just one gift that’ll satisfy every adult on your list, you can never go wrong with a bottle of joy. With so many varieties of it to choose from — wine, beer, whiskey, bourbon, vodka, gin, tequila, you get the idea... — gifting alcohol this holiday season is an easy way to adequately spoil every grown-up in your inner circle, from the hostess with the mostest to the person who's impossible to shop for.

Alcohol-based gifts can also be easily customizable — you can pair your chosen bottle of booze with just about anything, like a bottle opener or a chic set of cocktail glasses. Monthly wine subscriptions also make a great choice, since they're the gift that keeps on giving well beyond the holiday season. And who could forget about wine Advent calendars? Based on the classic kids' holiday tradition, these adult-friendly finds have quickly become all the rage and have expanded well beyond your basic assortment of reds and whites to include world-class rosés, beers, hard liquors and spiked seltzers.

Some alcohol-filled Advent calendars are even stocked with 24-day's worth of the bubbly stuff! Since nothing cures holiday stress better than a cozy nightcap in front of the fireplace (or space heater), we've gone ahead and rounded up the best wine and alcohol Advent calendars of 2023, so you can start celebrating the most wine-derful time of year even earlier.

$129
VINEBOX

VINEBOX is back again this year with their signature 12 Nights of Wine Advent box. Available in two limited-edition designs — 12 Nights Cozy and 12 Nights Chill — each one comes with 12 glass tubes filled with some of the best wines from around the world. Each option was also hand-picked by certified sommeliers, so you know they are going to taste incredible. Wanting to celebrate the whole month of December leading up to Christmas? Choose the 24 Nights option and receive both countdown boxes for $199.

$129
GiveThemBeer

Whether you use vodka to make a Moscow mule, cosmo or Bloody Mary (or you simply drink it straight), this vodka-based Advent calendar is sure to make your spirits bright this holiday season. Twelve vodka varieties from some of the best distilleries in the country make it up, including Tito's, Absolut and Ketel One.

$139.99
In Good Taste

If you've been really curious about wine recently but haven't had the opportunity to wet your whistle during the year, this Advent calendar is a wonderful way to get yourself familiarized with various wine varieties, from whites to reds to rosés. Inside the calendar, you'll find 24 different mini bottles, each amounting to nearly a full glass.

$145.95
Williams Sonoma

This boozy countdown calendar from Woodford Reserve will instantly make you feel warm and cozy this December. It comes with eight day's worth of cocktail mixers and bitters — or everything you need to make the nightcap of your dreams.

$149.99
WSJ Wine

This lively Advent calendar is full of 24 ways to toast your way throughout the month of December. Behind each door, you'll find several delicious quarter-bottles of wines from around the globe.

$85
GiveThemBeer

The holidays can be stressful, so wind down each night with one of the highest-rated craft beers of 2023 with this boozy calendar. You might even find your new favorite go-to drink from companies such as Lagunitas, SweetWater Brewing Company and Funky Buddha.

$139 $119
Maker

This colorful and bestselling Advent calendar from Maker holds 12 cans of the brand's award-winning wines and includes a refreshing mix of red, white, rosé and sparkling varieties. It's the perfect buy for the most wine-derful time of year!

$129
GiveThemBeer

Sip on a glass of bubbly for the 12 days leading up to Christmas with the 2023 Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar. You'll indulge in glasses of Chandon, Gemma di Luna, Ruffino and more.

$106
QVC

Who needs 12 Days of Christmas when you can have 12 nights of wine?! That's exactly what you'll find housed inside this exclusive countdown box from Vintage Wine Estates. Each of the included bottles holds about two and a half glasses of wine and features a specially designed holiday label to make the season even merrier.

$139
GiveThemBeer

This 12-day countdown box contains a thirst-quenching array of hard liquors like Malibu Coconut Rum, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Jim Bean Bourbon. (Or everything you need to make spiked hot cocoa!)

$79.99
Total Wine & More

This top-rated 24-day Advent calendar from Total Wines & More is the perfect thing to break into on nights when you and yours are rockin' around the Christmas tree. You'll find a unique assortment of rosés, reds and whites nestled inside it, each of which has been sourced from wineries from around the globe.

$149
GiveThemBeer

Nothing will warm you faster on a cold winter's night than a glass full of the assorted whiskeys found inside this boozy countdown box. Four Roses, Maker's Mark and Woodford Reserve are just some of the brands found inside it.

$159.99 $139.99
NIPYATA!

Add some holiday cheer to the 12 days leading up to Christmas with this boozy Advent calendar from NIPYATA! Inside, you'll find a refreshing assortment of premium spirits, like Tito's Homemade Vodka, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur and Bacardi Gold Rum.

$69
GiveThemBeer

Just because summer is over doesn't mean your obsession with White Claw and Vizzy is. Twelve of the best hard seltzers of 2023 fill up this mini Advent calendar, so you can have a refreshing sip throughout winter.

$89
GiveThemBeer

If you're known in your family or friend group for always ordering a rum and coke whenever you go out, this rum-focused countdown box makes the perfect gift for yourself. With 12 days of the good stuff, you can open the calendar in whichever order you like.

$250
Flaviar

This luxurious Advent calendar from Flaviar is full of fa-la-la-flavor! With 24 different whiskeys total — including aged, single malt, Australian and bourbon — it's perfect for whiskey lovers and novice drinkers alike. The calendar also comes with a tasting journal and two collectible Glencairn glasses.

$179
GiveThemBeer

Mulled wine and holiday time go hand-in-hand, and this adult-friendly Advent calendar will leave you with more than enough half-bottles of red wine to get you started on making the festive beverage from scratch. The curated list of brands found inside it includes Josh Cellars, Row Eleven, J. Lohr and Francis Coppola.

$99
GiveThemBeer

Supplies of this 12-day tequila-filled Advent calendar are extremely limited, so be sure to order yours before they're gone. You'll enjoy only the best from makers such as Casamigos, Patrón and Herradura.

$79
GiveThemBeer

A mixed cocktail without all the prep work? Yes, please. The ready-to-drink canned cocktails in this Advent calendar include varieties from well-known brands such as Truly, High Noon and Absolute as well as from small-batch brands like Sesh and Rogue.

$29.99
Total Wine & More

There's no better way to wish the IPA-lover in your life a Hop-py Holiday than by giving them this sipping box from Stone Brewing. The California-based brewery included a fun mix of their bestselling ales inside it, as well as some brand-new and limited-edition flavors.

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