The best advent calendars for adults 2021

What are the best advent calendars for adults in 2021?

When we talk about employee satisfaction what could be better than getting an advent calendar from your boss? Read on to discover the best advent calendars for adults in 2021.

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many reasons. Employees are focused on the time at the end of December when they can spend time with family and friends. It can be difficult to find motivation and be a productive part of the team.

Incentivising your workforce can be even more challenging, maybe a promise of a Christmas bonus would do. But there are ways to incentivise other than money. How about giving them the best adult advent calendars on the market for 2021?

It might be an unusual approach, but hear me out. Every day your employees would get the nostalgic feeling of opening a door and counting down until Christmas day. However, adults do not want small squares of chocolate anymore, they want beer, wine, gin or a pair of socks!

So, read all our previous best advent calendars for adults articles then move on to 2021:

The ultimate guide to advent calendars for adults 2020

The best adult advent calendars 2019

The best adult advent calendars 2018

Beer

Beer52

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With 24 delicious craft beers to enjoy each day throughout December, discover why Beer52’s 2021 Advent Calendar is the beer-lovers ultimate countdown to Christmas.

The beers you will receive span 14 different countries and 16 different styles from the likes of Browar Stu Mostów, North Brewing Co, Lervig, Fierce Beer, To Øl, Peninsula, and many more. For the full list of 24 beers, email advent@beer52.com.

Each box:

  • 24 beers from around the world
  • Limited edition tasting glass
  • Worth over £100 + win prizes
  • Ships from 15th November
  • Pre-order to save £20

Pre-order now and you’ll get all this for just £59.99 (£4.99 postage). Arriving in safe and discreet packaging from 15th-17th November.

Review

Beer52 are well known for their fantastic beer delivered directly to your door. They are also known to produce an incredible advent calendar at a reasonable price. Not only do you get 24 beers from around the world, but a tasting glass and the chance to win some fantastic prizes. The box is a wonderful Christmasy design that will brighten up any room, and the beer inside will brighten up your festive cheer.

beer52 advent 2021

Black Sheep

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RRP £69.95

What’s better than chocolate in an advent calendar? Well, beer of course!

The Black Sheep Beer Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for beer lovers in the run up to Christmas. Behind each door is a bottle or can of Black Sheep or York Brewery beer.

This year, the advent calendar will include a selection of Black Sheep’s award-winning beers, alongside some super, limited-edition brews that are only available exclusively from the brewery.

This is the perfect gift for beer lovers in the run up to Christmas and will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Let the countdown to Christmas begin!

Review

Who would say no to a case of beer crafted in Yorkshire? Personally, the Black Sheep ale was a well known tipple, little did I know of the variety of wonders that they produce. You can find them all in this Black Sheep Beer Advent Calendar, with a different beer behind every door you will soon find your way to Christmas day.

Flavourly

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Flavourly the online craft beer specialist have today launched their 2021 CANvent calendar with a pre-order price of £42.95 including FREE DELIVERY for 24, full sized premium beers – significantly cheaper than other similar products on the market and less than £1.76 per beer!  Now in its fifth year, the calendar has sold out on pre-order every year having established a reputation as delivering one of the best selections of premium craft beers…but for the lowest price.

The CANvent Calendar contains 24 different (330ml) cans of beer from some of the top independent craft breweries in the country, including; Quantock, Freedom Brewery, By The Horns, Hilden and many many more (we won’t be naming them all here to keep the Festive Cheer surprise).

Review

Cans of joy are sent directly to your door with the Flavourly CANvent Calendar. Flavourly is well known for its well priced, quality beer and that trend continues with their CANvent calendar. Packaged in a compact (for 24 cans of beer) advent calendar, every day brings a surprise as you coast your way through the festive season.

flavourly beer advent calendar 2021

Brewdog

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Following a sell-out season in 2020, independent Scottish brewer BrewDog is today unveiling their 2021 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, featuring a collection of 24 incredible beers –  the perfect stocking stuffer to kick off this festive season.

Like last year’s edition, the 2021 Craft Beer Advent Calendar is carbon-negative and will be available exclusively via the BrewDog website.

This year’s box includes 14 new brews for 2021 – including 6 new for this Christmas and 3 online exclusives – all for just £49.95 with free delivery. Beers include BrewDog classics such as Hazy Jane IPA and the iconic Elvis Juice, alongside seasonal specials such as Hoppy Christmas, Mistletoe Mafia, and more!

Review

We all know Brewdog from their bars/pubs, but for their advent calendars? Well, now you can enjoy Brewdog every day in the lead up to Christmas with this calendar. A fantastic mix of old favourites and seasonal delights this Brewdog calendar has it all. Brewdog has also made it a priority to become a carbon negative business and the same goes for their advent calendar. So if you want to save the planet as well as enjoy a mix of delicious beers, get the Brewdog Craft Beer Advent Calendar.

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Wine

Virgin Wines

Description

Now featuring more grape varieties, more wine styles, and more independent winemakers from more countries across the globe than ever before! These 24 wines are guaranteed to please and have been handpicked due to being our top customer rated wines (averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars), as well as boasting a total of 23 twinkling awards.

We have also listened to your feedback from previous years and are excited to introduce an all-red and all-white option to add to our wine advent calendar collection.

The calendars feature wines such as The Black Pig McLaren Vale Shiraz from Australia which is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by over 2.5k customers and the impressive Savvie Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Not forgetting a couple of sparkling stunners like our award winning Senti Prosecco or the unique Woolundry Road Sparkling Red.

Review

Once again Virgin Wines are leading the way with their wine advent calendars. In the build up to Christmas you can build your wine knowledge and discover the difference between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, wow your friends and family, then when Christmas Day arrives Virgin Wines have reserved a very special treat for you, the wine lovers out there.

virgin wines advent calendar 2021

Gin

That Boutique-y Gin Advent Calendar

Description

It’s that time of year again, when That Boutique-y Gin Company and Drinks By The Dram join festive forces to bring you 24 drams of delicious-y gin discovery. Now to make that transition from chocolate a tad easier we’ve included a few of our faves, including our festive chocolate orange gin. And to truly entice you, we’ve also added a dram of our award-winning Moonshot Gin, with botanicals that have been to the stratosphere and back! Is it good? Of course not. It’s out of this world!

RRP: £49.95

Stockist – Master of Malt

Review

Now, I have to admit, I am not a lover of gin. So when this came through the door I thought it was time to give gin a real chance. Stocked with a variety of cans of tonic I took a new step into the world of gin. It appears that if you are unsure of gin this is the perfect advent calendar for you. With 24 small drams of gin discovery, it gives you every flavour and type of gin. You will certainly find a new favourite, maybe a few new favourites and you will be heading to That Boutique-y Gin Company to stock up for 2022.

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Cocktail

Mixtons 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

Description

The Mixtons 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar includes all 8 of the current range, including an extra Pornstar Martini.

It will also then include 3 limited edition cocktails which are:

  • Snow White: Vodka, Coconut, Cinnamon, Maple – This is our Christmas cocktail which has a really velvety texture. Perfect for a fireplace drink.
  • Chocolate Orange: Disaronno, Chocolate Orange – This is our Winter cocktail – Again, fireplace vibes but without any Christmas hints. A classic combo.
  • Passion Margarita: Tequila, Passion Fruit, Mango, Citrus – This is our traditional cocktail with a little fruity twist.

The advent calendar will cost £120 and be available to purchase from the Mixtons website, www.mixtons.com.

Review

Mixtons have thought of everything with their advent calendar. Not only do you get 12 delicious, fresh, pre-made cocktails, but you are safe in the knowledge that when you purchase a calendar Mixtons will plant a tree on your behalf. The company is putting sustainability at the heart of Christmas and have done their best to make everything easily recyclable. Have a very merry Christmas with some delightful tipples and know that you are saving the planet while you are doing it!

mixtons advent calendar

Sweet things

Lily O’Briens Advent House

Description

It’s the holiday season and you know what that means! More chocolate. But, not just any chocolate? These sweets are Lily O’Briens, after all! Sure to make anyone in your life smile; it doesn’t matter if they’re spurring on joy with family or cozying up with eggnog over the fireplace. With 28 bags of yummilicious chocolate treats awaiting each day through December, Lily’s Advent Calendar is sure to please everyone in time for Christmas Day.

Review

Lily O’Briens advent calendar is a sight to behold. With a beautiful design, it fits in with any Christmas decorations you have around your house. It is almost a guarantee that you will keep the calendar for years to come and reuse it for your own calendar, or simply as a stunning decoration. This is all before talking about the chocolate! You will be treated to the most delicious chocolates throughout the festive season, it will be a miracle if they last all the way to the 25th!

lily o'briens advent house

Lakrids By Bulow

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Enjoy the true spirit of Christmas with 24 days of unique taste experiences, ready to share with someone special. For the Christmas Calendar’s 10 year anniversary, there is a selection of all-time favourites, including chocolate, liquorice and fruity flavours along with some brand new delicate tastes, all in a beautifully packaged and fully recyclable box. Serves two but one is rarely enough.

Review

Lakrids By Bulow is celebrating 10 years of advent calendars and they have once again done it in style. Admittedly, liquorice has not ever been my favourite sweet treat, but Lakrids has done a lot to move me in the other direction. Behind every recyclable door, there is not just one, but two delights to either share or to devour yourself.

Naked Marshmallow

Description

The world’s first Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar just got boozy – featuring six fizzes, gin and cocktail-inspired flavours.

Behind each door, you’ll find a delicious piece of handmade gourmet marshmallow in a selection of sumptuous boozy flavours.

That’s 25 deliciously gooey pieces of heaven to savour this Christmas and a great motivator for getting out of bed on those cold winter mornings.

On the reverse of each door, you’ll find out which flavour you’ll be enjoying that day, as well as either a festive joke, fun fact or exclusive online discount code to be redeemed on our website.

Our Boozy Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar features an incredible six alternating flavours from our Boozy-Edition range, which include: Raspberry & Prosecco, Peach Bellini, Elderflower & Gin, Violet Gin, Passion Fruit Martini and Pina Colada.

Review

This is a review of the Boozy Gorument Marshmallow Advent Calendar. How The Naked Marshmallow manages to keep their marshmallows soft and delicious must take some pretty advanced science! The boozy version of their calendar has to make the list of best advent calendars for adults with every marshmallow evoking the cocktail in a refreshing and tasty way. Dive in and try it for yourself.

Love Cocoa

Description

Nothing says Christmas more than a traditional chocolate advent calendar and Love Cocoa, the ethical, luxury British chocolate brand created by James Cadbury has come up with the goods again. Yes, this year’s incarnation is a completely truffle-tastic, grown-up chocolate affair starring new tasty concoctions to tantalise your tastebuds. And if that wasn’t reason enough to ruffle your truffles (sorry, not sorry!), there are two very important causes that will benefit you too…

In recognition of our amazing NHS, all profits from the sale of the calendars will go directly to NHS Charities Together. This charity funds key projects that improve services for patients, as well as providing important practical and emotional support for NHS staff and volunteers. Love Cocoa hopes to raise in the region £50,000 for the charity.

The Love Cocoa 2021 Luxury Calendar will be available to buy from lovecocoa.com and Ocado. RSP £25.

Review

There is nothing that says British chocolate other than the name Cadbury. That may have changed over the years but Love Cocoa is trying to bring it back with their ethical stance on chocolate. With 100% of profits going to the NHS and the continuation of the Plant a Tree project. But now, let’s get onto the chocolate. Packed full of beautiful creamy, delightful truffles, all handmade, palm oil-free, with Columbian cocoa. What more can you want?

love cococa advent 2021

Alternative

SOCKSHOP

Description

The calendars will be launching in October and 10% from each sale of the 25 DAYS OF SOCKS calendars will be donated to Emmaus UK.

The calendars are available in ladies and men’s sizes and include a pair of fun and festive socks for every day of December in the run up to Christmas Day.

That’s 25 different pairs of quality bamboo socks hidden inside the double-door gift package, each in their own individual festive gift box. With each purchase, SOCKSHOP customers will be supporting Emmaus UK to ensure they can keep offering opportunities to those in crisis and improve the lives of men and women.

Review

The SOCKSHOP advent calendar is back! If you want some quality, breathable Christmas socks then the SOCKSHOP advent calendar is for you!

SOCKSHOP advent 2021