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EVERYONE loves an advent calendar - but if you want a little more than Cadbury's chocolate a day, we've rounded up some of the calendars that should suit the food folk in your lives (or just be a sneaky present for yourself).


The one with all the booze


What: Chase Advent Calendar

Start the month as you mean to go on with a mini Chase vodka or Williams gin for every day in the run-up to Christmas. Features all manner of flavours including their marmalade vodka, rhubarb vodka, sloe and mulberry gin, pink grapefruit gin and lots more. 

Price: £140

Buy online on the Chase website


The one with the chilli

The Big Chilli Advent Calendar

What: The Big Chilli Advent Calendar

Fancy an advent calendar which will help you get creative with your cooking? Then how about the Sous Chef Big Chilli Advent Calendar? It features 24 different whole chillies, flakes and powders, from smoky Mexican chipotle, fiery Indian bhut jolokhia to sweet prik chee fah from Thailand.

Price: £35

Buy online on the Sous Chef website


The one with all the beer

The Honest Brew advent calendar

What: The Honest Brew advent calendar

If spirits aren't quite your thing, then how about a beer a day in the run-up to the 25th? This advent calendar from Honest Brew has handpicked beers from a range of breweries PLUS a £10 beer voucher

Price: £64.90

Buy online


The one with a nice cup of tea


What: Fortnum and Mason Christmas Tea Advent Calendar

Fortnums always have a pretty impressive selection of Advent calendars, with chocolate, whiskey, gin and more putting in an appearance this year. But it's their Christmas Tea Advent Calendar which stands out for us this year. Each window in the beautiful, reusable wooden calendar features rare teas. Just what you'll need to keep your stamina up for the festive season. 

Price: £125

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The one with the baked goods


What: Gails' 12 days of Christmas Advent calendar

This advent calendar not only features a number of Gails treats, but also comes with special certificates that you can redeem instore for some freshly baked advent goodness - including croissants, Christmas sandwich cookies, mince pies and more...

Price: £30

Order online


The one with the houses filled with chocolate

Paul A Young

What: Paul A Young's Advent Calendar

Paul A Young usually pulls out the stops for his Christmas chocolates and it's the same with his latest advent calendar. There are 24 mini wooden houses, each filled with solid chocolate goodness. 

Price: £65

Available instore


The cloth one full of biscuits

Biscuiteers advent calendar hand-made by Susie Watson

What: Biscuiteers advent calendar hand-made by Susie Watson

We love the look of this year's calendar from Biscuiteers. This is a cloth, hand-made advent calendar with 24 pockets all ready for a selection of Christmas biscuits. 

Price: £60

Buy online


The one with the pork scratchings

Snaffling Pig

What: Snaffling Pig Pork Scratching Calendar

An early sell-out last year (and likely to this year), the Snaffling Pig's pork scratching calendar is back once again for all your piggy advent needs. And who wouldn't want some "Pigs In Blankets" flavoured pork scratchings?

Price: £19.90. 

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The one with the moon shaped chocolate

What: Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar

Pierre Marcolini has a very outer-space vibe going on with his chocolates this year and that extends to this advent calendar - with moon shaped planets and more. 

Price: £49

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