These boozy advent calendars will make the season extra-merry.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated October 23, 2018
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This holiday season, don't let the kids have all the fun. As they open their advent calendars filled with tiny toys and chocolates, indulge in a wine advent calendar that will make the entire month of December feel more festive. Forget the holiday shopping and to-do lists for a moment and take some time to sip a glass of pinot noir or sample a sauvignon blanc. Whether you're an amateur sommelier or just want some vino to pair with your favorite slow cooker dinners, these advent calendars will introduce you to some wines you probably haven't tried before. And if you're looking for a creative holiday gift or housewarming present for a wine-loving friend, the search is over. These boozy advent calendars are the gift that keeps on giving.



Last year, everyone couldn't stop talking about Aldi's wine advent calendar, but unfortunately for us, it wasn't available in the U.S. This year, our holiday wishes have been answered and Aldi is bringing its highly coveted advent calendar to U.S. stores, starting November 7. For $70, you'll get 24 mini bottles of wine to help count down to Christmas in the most festive way possible. 

To buy: $70,



If the cost of the standard boozy advent calendar seems steep, opt for this DIY version instead. This adorable cardboard box features 12 doors, revealing compartments that are perfectly sized for stashing mini bottles of alcohol. All you have to do is stock up on the minis at your local liquor store to create your own customized calendar. 

To buy: $10 (not including alcohol),

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Behind the folding doors of this wine advent calendar, you'll discover 12 half bottles of red, white, and sparkling wine. This makes the ultimate holiday present, but we'd recommend ordering two so you can keep one set for yourself. 

To buy: $170,

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For the wine lover who always wants to try something new, gift them this advent calendar from Vinebox. It comes with 12 different glasses of wine, so the lucky recipient can enjoy one glass every night leading up to Christmas. Even better news: If they receive a set with a special golden bottle, you'll win free wine for the entire year. 

To buy: $129,