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The Best Hard Seltzer, Beer and Wine Advent Calendars of 2021

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What’s better than getting a bite-size piece of bad chocolate every night? Opening one of these Advent calendars and getting a delicious drink instead. Each is packed with either 12 or 24 bottles of wine, beer and hard seltzer.

You might be familiar with wine Advent calendars because of the exceedingly popular versions from Aldi and Costco. And while Costco’s is already in stores, Aldi’s calendar set to drop on November 3, 2021.

But, if you don’t want to deal with the crowds or you missed out on purchasing one, don’t worry. We have you covered with these beer, hard seltzer and wine Advent calendars you can order online.

12 Nights of Wine Advent calendar from Vinebox
12 Nights of Wine from Vinebox / Photo courtesy of Vinebox

1. Vinebox, $129

With only the tops visible, one can’t see what the wine is or where it’s from, so each night is like opening a new present from boutique wine producers all across the globe.

2. Vintage Wine Estates Advent Calendar, $108

If you or someone on your list is a fan of California wines, then this is the perfect gift. Inside you’ll find 12 half-bottles ranging from B.R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon to Sonoma Coast Vineyards Pinot Grigio. The bottles are curated by Vintage Wine Estates and you can check out the full bottle rundown here.

This Advent calendar offers big name brands like White Claw along with smaller hard seltzer producers
This Advent calendar offers big name brands like White Claw along with smaller hard seltzer producers / Photo courtesy of Give Them Beer

3. Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar, $59

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the hard seltzer fan in your life, this is it. Inside, you’ll find brand names like White Claw and Truly, plus picks from smaller establishments like Funky Buddha, Wild Basin and more.

4. Hoppy Hanukkah Beer Box, $65

Celebrate the festival of lights with a new brew each evening. But this calendar goes beyond offering craft cans. Each night you’ll be able to join in a Zoom chat with brewers and other beer professionals to get a deeper understanding of what’s in your glass. Brewvana’s 12 Days of Christmas beer calendar offers a similarly interactive experience.

Celebrate the holiday season with a glass of bubbly
Celebrate the holiday season with a glass of bubbly / Photo courtesy of Give Them Beer

5. Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar, $119

Nothing says it’s time to celebrate quite like a glass of bubbly. And what better way to get in the spirit than with 12 mini bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine? You’ll find Proseccos, cuvées and more from wineries like Chandon, Ruffino and others.

6. In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar, $135

This calendar is perfect for the person who just wants to try a little bit of everything. Inside you’ll find 24 different 187ml bottles from producers in Bordeaux, Columbia Valley, Lodi and beyond. Once you’ve got the wine, all need you are some snacks.

Beer Advent calendar
Photo courtesy of Give Them Beer

7. Give Them Beer, $84

Beer is one of the best gifts you can give someone, but if you really like the person, treat them to more than one. Give Them Beer began creating American craft brew gift baskets in 2013, launching their Advent calendar in 2017. This year’s edition features a festive box decorated with a Santa toasting with a stein. But it’s what’s inside that counts. Recipients can expect a dozen craft cans from brewers like Golden Monkey, Bell’s, Fancy Papers and more.

Total Wine & More Advent Calendar
Photo courtesy of Total Wine & More

8. Total Wine & More, $80

We think “may your wine glass never be empty” is one of the best things you can wish for someone. And it’s aptly written across Total Wine & More’s Advent calendar. Inside this beautifully decorated box, you’ll find 24 bottles of red, white and rosé from around the United States.

9. Macy’s, $99.99

Macy's 24 Bottle Wine Advent Calendar 2021
Photo Courtesy of Macy’s

For the first time, Macy’s is releasing a 24 bottle wine advent calendar! Get your hands on this limited edition advent calendar before it sells out. Each door will reveal a fun-sized bottle like a crisp Pinot Grigio to pour. The case holds a total of 24 unique mini bottles of wine – 13 red and 11 white. Whether you slide each mini surprise into your stocking or gift it to the wine lover in your life, each door will be a delightful surprise. Do not leave it up for grabs; get yours today before it sells out.

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