35+ Food Advent Calendars that Actually Make the Wait for Christmas Bearable
Celebrate the lead up to the holidays with wine, cheese and, of course, chocolate!
There's just no doubt about it — the month leading up to Christmas can be really stressful, to say the least. On top of all your holiday gift shopping and ordering, you still have meals to plan and a house and tree to decorate. It's a lot to do, but we have something that can make those intense 25 days leading up to Christmas a little bit sweeter. Thanks to these food-themed advent calendars you can now treat yourself to a frosty beer, a generous glass of wine or a big bite of chocolate daily. Because let's face it — food always makes everything a wee bit better.
Although you won’t be able to actually walk through this winter wonderland, Lady M’s first-ever advent calendar still brings the iconic song to life. Centered around a beautiful interactive snow globe, the whimsical calendar is filled with delicious confections that are inspired by the renowned bakery’s most beloved mille crepe cakes.
Having a one-of-a-kind coffee experience every morning (or afternoon) has never been more merry, bright or festive thanks to this limited-edition advent calendar from Nespresso. Behind each of its 24 doors, you'll find 23 delectable Vertuo coffee capsules, plus an extra-special surprise behind the 24th one. Hint: you can use it to drink your new coffee! The brand also offers one for their original espresso machines, too!
This magical advent calendar from Vosges Haut Chocolat is truly a work of art! Inside each drawer, you'll find a delicious variety of artisan chocolates, including gnome-shaped peppermint candies, pink Himalayan salt bonbons, raw honey cocoa mini bars, sugar cookies mushrooms and so much more.
Movie aficionados won't be able to resist this whimsical chocolate countdown calendar. Not only does it come with 25 beautifully handcrafted truffles, each one corresponds to a different holiday movie quote that also acts as a hint to the truffle's filling. With flavors like mac & cheese, fried chicken, maple spaghetti, pumpkin spice and hot toddy, each reveal is sure to be a complete and delightful surprise!
Adult bakers and kids alike won't be able to resist this cookie making advent calendar. Behind each of its perforated doors, you’ll find a different ingredient, decoration, baking tool or recipe card needed to make one of six beloved holiday confections. Trust us — Santa himself will want one!
Santa isn't the only one who deserves a delicious plate of cookies this holiday season. Thanks to this ultra-sweet countdown calendar from Cheryl's Cookies, you and your family can enjoy a chocolate chip-, sugar-, snickerdoodle- or buttercream-topped cookie for 12 days straight this December.
Green tea lovers meet your perfect match(a). This first-ever matcha advent calendar from David's Tea is filled with 15 packs of matcha ground teas, plus a handful of matcha-infused chocolates, matcha-flavored gummies and a mini jar of matcha-honey to give you and yours a green Christmas in more ways than one.
Sugarplums are sure to be dancing in your head thanks to this adorable confection-filled calendar from Sugarfina. Within each of its 24 pull drawers, you’ll find some of the brand's most-loved confections, like sprinkle-speckled birthday cake caramels, sour watermelon slices and crispy, fruity cereal malt balls. It also contains a yummy handful of seasonal treats, including candy cane caramels, snowman gummies and gingerbread cookie bites.
This deluxe calendar from Harry & David is a chocolate lovers dream come true. Not only does it feature 10 different kinds of truffles in flavors including double espresso, chocolate orange, peanut butter and raspberry, you can even reuse the calendar again next year. All you need to do is refill it with more treats.
Get your pup in on the countdown fun with this fan-favorite dog treat calendar from Wufers. Behind each door, you and your furry friend will find 24 miniature handcrafted cookies made from a yummy blend of cinnamon, apples and honey. It’s a delicious way to kick off the pawlidays!
This wine advent calendar features a variety of bottles from some of the most esteemed vineyards in California. Each one also contains two-and-a-half glasses worth of wine, so it's an efficient way to avoid wasting a bigger bottle.
This adorable tree-shaped advent calendar contains a yummy mix of yellow, white and red popcorn kernels, plus several packets of flavorful gingerbread, French toast and salted caramel seasonings to give you and yours an easy way to have a movie night right at home. Now all you need to do is agree on which holiday movie to watch first.
If you’re looking for a more traditional approach to the classic chocolate-filled advent calendar, this one from Jacques Torres is sure to check off all the boxes. Each door contains a solid piece of the finest Belgian chocolate and features one of six holiday-centric designs.
Anyone who has ever had a handful of Harry & David's Moose Munch knows that it's a must-buy. Thanks to this irresistible countdown calendar, you can now enjoy 12-days’ worth of the yummy snack in flavors like s'mores, cranberry almond and dark chocolate churro.
Inspired by William Sonoma's very own flagship store located in San Francisco's famous Union Square, this whimsical calendar features 24 individually wrapped candies including Santa gummies, chocolate snowmen, peppermint puffs and candy cane taffy.
Enjoying a festive cup of coffee all December long has never been easier thanks to this holly jolly box from Etsy seller CS Countdown Calendars. It's filled with various flavored coffees in K-cup form, plus coordinating creamers. The seller also offers this hot chocolate k-cup version so you can sprinkle non-caffeine drinkers with love, too!
Milk fudge vanilla, dark chocolate cafe and gingerbread truffle are just some of the delicious chocolate flavors you'll find in this elegant advent calendar from luxury brand Charbonnel et Walker.
Inspired by William Sonoma's very own founder, Chuck Williams, this luxurious advent calendar is filled with seasonal sweets like peppermint bark and red and green sour fruit stars, plus beloved finds and condiments like a tin of flaky sea salt, a mini jar of vanilla extract and olive oil. It also features 3 kitchen-themed ornaments for your Christmas tree.
Not only does this 12 day of pour over coffee calendar kit include coffee flavors like churro, lavender and peppermint, it also includes their beloved natural coconut and sweetened condensed milk coffee creamers.
Every day leading up to Christmas can end (or start, we don’t judge) with a sweet chocolate treat thanks to this calendar from Harry & David. And, for under $40, you get two calendars — which means you can either double up on treats each day or give it as an early Christmas gift to a loved one to enjoy all month long.
Anyone obsessed with Hello Kitty will love turning to this festively adorned advent calendar — complete with all your favorite Hello Kitty characters including My Melody, Keroppi and Badtz-Maru — to curb their sweet tooth each day.
Since this advent calendar comes with 12 days worth of jerky, you can switch up how you want to celebrate in the days leading up to Christmas. But no matter how you spread out this advent calendar, you’ll be set with delicious jerky from across the U.S. that you’ll wish could last you all year long.
Consider yourself stocked up on snacks with this assorted pack, which includes nuts, hot sauce and jerky. Sure, it’s marketed for the man in your life, but we think anyone can enjoy all the goodies packed into this 12-day advent calendar.
Williams Sonoma gets major points for how beautiful their 24-day calendar will look in your house. The festively decorated house, which was inspired by the iconic 19th century poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," is filled with individually wrapped milk chocolate treats.