9 fun Advent calendars bring alcohol, treats, toys and books this holiday season

After everything that 2020 has thrown at us, we can’t be blamed for wanting something nice to look forward to each day.

With the holidays approaching and families and friends modifying celebrations this year due to the pandemic, a variety of companies are offering interesting count-down calendars to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. There’s an Advent calendar for just about everyone with options that include boozy beverages, sugary treats, toys, bubble bath, books and even daily surprises for pets.

Here’s an assortment of Advent calendars to keep the mood jolly as we head into the New Year. Get ’em while they’re hot — and before they sell out.


Excite your palate and take the edge off the stress of the holiday season for 12 or 24 nights with drams of premium alcohol from The Spirit Co. Explore whisky straight from Scotland and Japan — or take a trip around the globe with a Bourbon and American Whiskey Advent calendar. There are also calendars for gin, rum, vodka, tequila and mezcal. For the ultimate splurge, there’s the Old & Rare Advent Calendar with selections from Macallan, Glenfiddich, Yamazaki, Rosebank and more.

Details: $65 to $1,253 from TheSpiritCo.com.

Countdown to Christmas with the 24-day Jerky Advent Calendar from Man Crates. Each punch-out window includes a different flavor from classic and black pepper to root beer habanero and Thai satay. Other half-ounce tastes include honey bourbon, whiskey maple, ghost pepper, lemon pepper, Sarsaparilla and more.

Details: $80 from mancrates.com.

Sugarfina’s 8 Nights of Light Hanukkah Advent Calendar ($20) includes Kosher-certified treats like Robin’s egg caramels, champagne bubbles, blueberry jelly beans and more. (Image courtesy of Sugarfina) 

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Indulge in something sweet for every night of Hanukkah or the 24 days leading up to Christmas with little tastes of some of Sugarfina’s best-selling candies. Each drawer includes four pieces of candy. The 24 Tastes of Christmas Calendar includes peach hearts, pumpkin spice almonds, snowman gummies, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, candy cane caramels and apple frogs. The 8 Nights of Light Hanukkah Calendar is filled with kosher-certified sweets like Robin’s egg caramels, champagne bubbles, heavenly sours, sugar cookies, and blueberry jellybeans.

Details: The Christmas calendar is $50 and the Hanukkah calendar is $20 at Sugarfina.com.


Popular cosmetics retailer Lush has put together a limited-edition 12 Days of Christmas box with a dozen of its holiday items to promote pampering and self-care this December. The unisex set includes caramel and eggnog scented 3.3-ounce shower gels, winter bath bombs, polar bear, candy cane and Santa bubble bars, body scrub and lotion.

Details: $100 from lushusa.com.

Stay cozy each day with a new pair of colorful and stylish 24 Days of Holiday Socks from Happy Socks. The calendar is available in adult unisex sizes 9-11 and 10-13. Sock designs include holiday-themes, as well as pizza and taco designs, polka dots, argyle patterns and more.

Details: $225 from HappySocks.com.


Funko has created themed Advent calendars with mini versions of their popular Pop! vinyl figures hidden behind little doors. Each calendar includes 24 figures that vary in size (up to …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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