Cover Here are the best luxury food and drink advent calendars of 2021 (Photo: Courtesy of Master of Malt)

From tea, biscuits, spirits and wines, here are the best food and drink advent calendars for the festive season

Counting down the days until Christmas morning? Us too. Edible advent calendars aren’t only for the little ones—nowadays, they go beyond the simple candy-filled specimens that we see in the supermarket. 

Now, grown-ups are joining in on the countdown fun with food and drink calendars stuffed with luxury biscuits, teas, spirits and top-notch chocolates. Here, we round up the best ones to get in 2021.

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The Peninsula Hong Kong Boutique Advent Calendar

The Peninsula has introduced a reindeer-themed advent calendar that contains some of their signature biscuits, chocolates and sweet treats. Decked in colours of vibrant red, this will transform any room into a Christmas wonderland. 

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Newby Tea Advent Calendar

If you like a good cuppa, you’ll love Newby Teas’ advent calendar. Packaged in a bright royal blue and completed with a red ribbon in the front, the advent calendar contains 24 days of tea ahead of the big day. From a simple black tea, to fruitier options like strawberry and mango, as well as a refreshing peppermint, you’ll be able to find out what kind of flavours you like with this advent calendar. 

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Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling Advent Calendar

For something slightly out of the ordinary, Snaffling Pig’s pork crackling advent calendar may do the trick. A piece of crispy pork crackling a day may not keep the doctor away, but it’ll sure make Christmas come a lot quicker. 

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Joe and Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

Joe and Seph’s popcorn advent calendar is perfect for Christmas movie-binging nights with the family. With a different flavour every day, from salted caramel to speculoos chocolate orange and banoffee pie, you’ll be savouring every bite and looking forward to each day all thanks to this advent calendar. 

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Wine Moments Advent Calendar

Wine Moment’s advent calendar contains a colourful assortment of wines from all across Europe. Behind each door on the advent calendar, you’ll discover a 100ml bottle of wine that you can try. By the time Christmas comes, you can call yourself a wine connoisseur. 

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Master of Malt Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar

A fan of whisky? Master of Malt’s Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar brings you 24 different wax-sealed samples of whisky, each one 30ml in size. If you’ve already tried their advent calendars last year, don’t worry—the 2021 selection is lovingly chosen by the team to include a good mix of old faces and new. 

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Master of Malt Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar

Continuing our theme of whisky, Master of Malt is also introducing a Japanese whisky advent calendar that tastes as classy as it looks. You’ll find 24 different wax-sealed glass drams from 13 distilleries in Japan, all of which contain different styles and flavour profiles. 

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