Is there a better way to count down to the holidays?

By Samantha Lande
Updated October 22, 2020
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There has never been a year when we deserved the daily fun of prying open an Advent calendar more than 2020. And with the coronavirus pandemic having made going to restaurants and bars a near-no-no in many parts of the country, a food or drink Advent calendar is clearly the best possible choice. So make your holidays a little merrier (and tastier!)—whether for you, your family, your friends, your pandemic pod, or all of the above—with these 13 delicious food and drink Advent calendars available this season.

Credit: Courtesy Lady M

Courtesy Lady M

Lady M Winter Dreams Advent Calendar

This New York City bakery is known for its beautiful mille crêpe cakes, but you’ll want to add this new bon-bon-driven Advent calendar to the list of what Lady M does exquisitely. In the shape of a pedestaled snow globe, the dreamy object features 24 drawers, each containing a handmade candy from banana white chocolate marshmallows to chocolate cookie puffs.

Buy it here: Lady M Winter Dreams Advent Calendar ($75), available Nov. 1, ladym.com

Credit: Courtesy Harry & David

Courtesy Harry & David

12 Days of Moose Munch Premium Popcorn

With a focus on the 12 Days of Christmas, this is an irresistible choice for those who know (and love) this classic brand. A new flavor for each day from classic caramel to s’mores comes in cute little 2.5-oz. bags.

Buy it here: 12 Days of Moose Munch Premium Popcorn ($39.99), harryanddavid.com

Credit: Courtesy ALDI

Courtesy ALDI

ALDI Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar

ALDI always makes a big deal about its Advent calendars (and they’re worth it), so don’t delay in heading to your closest store to snag this cheese version. These 24 imported mini cheeses (perhaps to pair with ALDI’s wine Advent calendar?) from nutty Gouda to sage cheddar will have you craving snack time every day in December

Buy it here: ALDI Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar ($14.99) available Nov. 4 in stores only, aldi.us

Credit: Courtesy Sugarfina

Courtesy Sugarfina

Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas Advent Calendar

This deliciously sweet Advent calendar has a cult following because it has little bites of some of their best sellers and some unique holiday bites. Open the festive drawers each day to reveal candy cane caramels, snowman gummies, sugar cookies, baby butterflies, and more. Hurry because these sell out fast!

Buy it here: Sugarfina 24 Tastes of Christmas Advent Calendar ($50), available for pre-order, sugarfina.com

Credit: Courtesy ALDI

Courtesy ALDI

ALDI Vista Bay Hard Seltzer Calendar

Hard seltzer was all the rage this summer so it’s only fitting to bring it into holiday celebrations. With flavors from coconut mango to black cherry, blood orange to blueberry, you can channel summer vibes while donning your holiday sweater!

Buy it here: ALDI Vista Bay Hard Seltzer Calendar ($34.99), available Nov. 4 in stores only, aldi.us

Costco Wine Advent Calendar

Drink your way around the world with this popular wine Advent calendar from the warehouse shopping giant, which features wineries in many different regions. One day sip Chenin Blanc from South Africa and the next Tempranillo from La Mancha, Spain. Each of the 24 days day comes with a half-bottle. Check outthis site to learn more about the wine each day

Buy it here: Costco Wine Advent Calendar ($99.99), in stores only, Costco.com.

Credit: Courtesy Williams Sonoma

Courtesy Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar

It’s hard to resist the peppermint bark from Williams Sonoma, especially when they turn it into fun shapes like a snowman or toy soldier. Open one each day and you’ll be sure to have a sweet holiday.

Buy it here: Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar, ($29.95), Williams-sonoma.com

Credit: Courtesy Bonne Maman

Courtesy Bonne Maman

Bonne Maman Limited-Edition 2020 Advent Calendar

Advent calendars don’t have to be all chocolate and treats – what about a way to make breakfast more exciting? There is so much to love about this French producer sharing its jams, honeys, and preserves in exciting flavors like lemon & yuzu and fig with cardamom.

Buy it here: Bonne Maman Limited-Edition 2020 Advent Calendar ($34.99), shop.bonnemaman.us

Credit: Courtesy Williams Sonoma

Courtesy Williams Sonoma

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Harry Potter fans, rejoice! This uber popular Advent calendar is back filled with candy we’d imagine Potter and friends would eat up. Gummy frogs and slogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and fizzing whizbees will impress the biggest fan.

Buy it here: Harry Potter Advent Calendar ($39.95), williams-sonoma.com

Credit: Courtesy Vahdam Teas

Courtesy Vahdam Teas

Vahdam Teas 24 Teas Christmas Advent Calendar

Teatime in December got so much more exciting with this Advent calendar from Vahdam Teas. Taste your holiday way through flavors like Turmeric Pepper Herbal Tea or Vanilla Spice Masala Chai. With a mix of herbal, green, and black teas, this is a tea lover’s daily delight.

Buy it here: Vahdam Teas 24 Teas Christmas Advent Calendar ($79.99), available Nov. 4, amazon.com

Credit: Courtesy Godiva

Courtesy Godiva

Godiva 2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar

A mix of holiday cheer and classic Godiva chocolates make up this Advent calendar. Munch on dark mint medallions, indulge in milk chocolate ganache bliss, or bite into a seasonal penguin.

Buy it here: Godiva 2020 Holiday Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar ($39.95), godiva.com

Credit: Courtesy David’s Tea

Courtesy David’s Tea

David’s Tea 24 Days of Matcha

If you’re a matcha fan (and who isn’t at this point?), it’ll be impossible to resist David’s Tea’s new holiday calendar: Welcome to 24 days of matcha, including vanilla matcha, pumpkin pie matcha, wild honey matcha, mocha matcha and more, plus matcha honey and a few matcha infused candies.

Buy it here: David’s Tea 24 Days of Matcha ($65), davidstea.com

Credit: Courtesy Dylan’s Candy Bar

Courtesy Dylan’s Candy Bar

Dylan’s Candy Bar Christmas Candy Countdown Advent Calendar

This reasonably priced Advent calendar keeps it simple but tons of fun with a variety of cheery (and tasty!) foil-wrapped chocolates. Give one to your teacher, your neighbor, or your kids to keep the holiday spirit alive at a great price.

Buy it here: Dylan’s Candy Bar Christmas Candy Countdown Advent Calendar ($15), dylanscandybar.com