These gin advent calendars start at just £30 and we’re already feeling jolly

Surprise a loved one, or treat yourself, to one of these delicious gin advent calendars for 2020.
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  • Gin continues to be one of the nation’s favourite tipples – why not invest in one of these gin advent calendars 2020 for a very merry Christmas.

    2020 hasn’t been the easiest year. And while we’re not advocating that alcohol is the answer for washing down your troubles, a tipple a day sounds like a very good idea indeed for a more jolly December.

    There’s a big question mark over the festive season as we know it. Gone is the anticipation of festive gatherings at Christmas markets and raucous Christmas parties – at least for this year. But we’re not here to depress you, even though the prospect of a Christmas lacking the usual merriment may leave you opting for a double. Quite the opposite in fact. There are plenty of ways to get into the festive spirit at home and these gin advent calendars for 2020 are an excellent place to start (as are these G&T crackers for the Christmas table, FYI).

    Mother’s milk or mother’s ruin, whatever you choose to call the juniper-flavoured spirit it seems than gin continues to soar in popularity come rain or shine. Thank goodness the days where advent calendars were only for children are behind us, because there are more and more exciting varieties every year. From beauty advent calendars to crisps and candles, or even marshmallows and wine, you no longer have to settle for a standard chocolate countdown to Christmas.

    But if gin is your (or someone’s you love) tipple of choice, then we’ve rounded up some of the best gin advent calendars 2020 you can buy right now. Either add them to your wish list, start dropping some serious hints to your loved ones, or splurge and treat yourself to an early festive purchase. You won’t regret it…

    Best gin advent calendars 2020: quick links

    1. The Bottle Club The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar£44.99 – available now!
    2. The Bottle Club 12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar – £39.99 – available now!
    3. Master of Malt That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar – £49.95 – available now!
    4. first4hampers Gin and Premium Tonics Advent Calendar£79 – available now!
    5. Masters of Malt The Premium Gin Advent Calendar£84.95 – available now!
    6. Whitley Neill 24 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar – £84.26 – available now!
    7. Not On The High Street Gin Filled Giant Advent Cracker – £144 – available now!
    8. Brewdog 12 Lonewolf Gins of Christmas£49.96 – available now!
    9. Craft Gin Club & Phillip Schofield Limited Edition Gin Advent Calendar – £99.95 – available now!
    10. First 4 Hampers, Flavoured Gin Cracker – £125 – available now!
    11. Not on the High Street, Refillable Wooden Advent Gin Christmas Tree – £169.95 – available now!
    12. Cambridge Distillery tasting set – £99 – available now! 
    13. Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar – £60 – available now!
    14. Chase Distillery 12 Festive Single Estate Spirits Gift Set – £54 – available now!
    15. Bombay Sapphire 12 Days of Creativity Advent Calendar – £75 – available 17 November.

     

    The best gin advent calendars 2020

     

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    1. The Bottle Club The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar

    Available: Now | Price: £49.99 | Number of products: 12 miniatures | Good for: Pink gin lovers | Design: Barbie world


    Reasons to buy:

    • You’ll be a pink gin connoisseur after consuming
    • Top brands are included

    Reasons to avoid:

    • No good if you don’t like pink gin
    • Only 12 days

    Pink gin has a loyal legion of fans, whether it’s raspberry, watermelon or grapefruit gin that takes your fancy. We love the look of this fun gin advent calendar – and it’s sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who receives it for a gift. Try a range of flavours with a pink twist to realise your ultimate pink gin favourite.

    This delightful selection offers up 12 different brands to try out leading up to the big day.

    View The Bottle Club The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar here

     

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    2.The Bottle Club 12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar, £39.99

    Available: Now | Price: £39.99 | Number of products: 12 miniatures | Good for: Classic gins | Design: Minimalist


    Reasons to buy

    • With all the classic gin brands it’s a good way to polish up on your gin knowledge
    • It’s a bargain too

    Reasons to avoid: 

    • You prefer more outlandish packaging so it can be a feature in your room
    • You prefer fruity or more quirky flavours

    For gin enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better than this delicious selection of gin miniatures from the world’s favourite gin brands, including favourites Hendrick’s, Beefeater and Gordon’s. This is a great choice for real gin enthusiasts who want to try all the bestsellers out there. Which is your favourite premium gin brand? It may be something different after sampling this calendar. Plus, you may learn a little about different gin brands along the way.

    Enjoy a tipple a day leading up to Christmas.

    View The Bottle Club 12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar here

     

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    3. Master of Malt That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar

    Available: Now | Price: £49.95 | Number of products: 24 miniatures | Good for: Fun flavours | Design: Renaissance


    Reasons to buy: 

    • The packaging looks like a professional painting
    • It’s a steal of a price with 24 gins

    Reasons to avoid: 

    • You prefer luxury goods more and a minimal design

    Drinks by the Dram and That Boutique-y company join forces in this boozy calendar. Inside you’ll find 24 drams including a delicious chocolate orange gin! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit?

    This gin calendar is great for those who want to try something a little more unusual than mainstream gin brands – and who don’t mind an alternative range of flavours!

    View the Masters of Malt That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar here

     

     

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    4. first4hampers Gin and Premium Tonics Advent Calendar

    Available: Now | Price: £79 | Number of products: 1 full-sized gin, 24 tonic miniatures | Good for: Gin novices | Design: Pop-arty


    Reasons to buy:

    • It’ll be the centre of attention in a room
    • It comes with tonic, which many don’t!

    Reasons to avoid:

    • You don’t like bright designs or fruity flavours

    All you need to enjoy the perfect G&T with this advent calendar is a tumbler glass and plenty of ice! Inside you’ll find a 70cl bottle of Premium Explore Gin from the multi-award-winning Lakes Distillery, plus a fantastic array of premium tonics.

    Whether it’s Raisthorpe Yorkshire Strawberry & Pomegranate Tonic or Lixir’s Rhubarb & Ginger Tonic Water, we’re certain you’ll find a new favourite. The design is bright and fun, adding a fun element to every day leading up to 25th December.

    View the first4hampers Gin and Premium Tonics Advent Calendar here

     

     

    5. Masters of Malt The Premium Gin Advent Calendar

    Available: Now | Price: £84.95 | Number of products: 24 miniatures | Good for: Lovers of luxury | Design: Arty


    Reasons to buy: 

    • Festive gin flavours to get you excited for Christmas
    • The packaging wouldn’t look amiss on a mantlepiece

    Reasons to avoid: 

    • If you don’t like adventurous flavours or quirky designs

    If you like variety with your gins, this is a great advent calendar as it contains fruity varieties such as That Boutique-y Gin company’s cherry gin or Chase’s Pink Grapefruit and Pomela Gin as well as a festive gin made with frankincense and Myrrh. There are so many brilliant alternative brands here – a great gift for that friend or family member who likes to deviate from the mainstream. And if you’re the lucky one trying these flavours, you may just find a new favourite gin!

    View the Masters of Malt Premium Gin Advent Calendar here

     

     

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    6. Whitley Neill 24 Gins of Christmas

    Available: Now | Price: £84.26 | Number of products: 24 miniatures  | Good for: Cocktail makers | Design: Festive

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    Reasons to buy: 

    • The packaging is super chic and with cocktail instructions too it’s the whole package

    Two reasons to avoid:

    • You want something less classic and you don’t like cocktails

    Push the boat out with this almighty gin advent calendar with 24 miniatures. It also comes with a handy cocktail handbook – perfect for making all kinds of festive tipples. Impress your household on Christmas Day by practicing your cocktail-making skills in the build up. A stylish, thoughtful gift for cocktail lovers, too.

    View 24 Gins of Christmas here

     

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    7. Not On The High Street Gin Filled Giant Advent Cracker

    Available: Now | Price: £144 | Number of products: 24 miniatures | Good for: Gin pro’s | Design: Sleek


    Reasons to buy:

    • If you count yourself as a gin expert then these artisan brands may pique your interest and how could you resist the giant cracker packaging?

    Reasons to avoid:

    • It’s expensive and you’ll have lots of drinking to do

    This selection features artisan manufacturers to well know brands – so there’s something for every taste. It’s slightly pricer than other ones on the market, but the variety is worth spending a little more. Plus, who doesn’t want a HUGE cracker filled with gin. In terms of design, this one is a big winner for us!

    View Filled Giant Advent Calendar here

     

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    8. Brewdog 12 Lonewolf Gins of Christmas

    Available: Pre-order | Price: £49.95 | Number of products: 12 miniatures | Good for: Risk takers | Design: Alternative

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    Reasons to buy:

    • You’re a Brewdog beer fan and are intrigued by their gin
    • The flavours are like no others around

    Reasons to avoid: 

    • Only eight gins and the alternative and quirky packaging may not be for you

    This advent calendar features eight new gin flavours from the brand and four returning heroes. Brewdog has a full list of them on their website for those who want to know the details. You may think Brewdog is mainly for beer lovers, but these delicious gins will soon prove you wrong.

    View Brewdog 12 Lonewolf Gins of Christmas now

     

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    9. Craft Gin Club & Phillip Schofield Limited Edition Gin Advent Calendar

    Available: Pre-order | Price: £99.95 | Number of products: 25 miniatures | Good for: Gin connoisseurs | Design: Modern


    Reasons to buy:

    • Phillip Schofield… say no more!
    • It’s limited edition too, how could you resist?

    Reasons to avoid:

    • Expensive
    • You may not be a Schofe fan

    This year, Phillip Schofield has teamed up with Craft Gin Club on a limited-edition advent calendar. There are 25 miniature bottles to choose from, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

    View Craft Gin Club & Phillip Schofield Limited Edition Gin Advent Calendar

     

    10. First 4 Hampers, Flavoured Gin Cracker

    Available: Available from 12th October 2020 | Price: £125 | Number of products: 24 miniatures | Good for: Adventurers | Design: Christmassy

    Reasons to buy:

    • Lots of flavours to try
    • Fun packaging

    Two reasons to avoid: 

    • If you hate non-classic tipples
    • It’s one of the more expensive ones

    This advent calendar is a showcase of leading gin distillers from across the globe. With every flavour from pink grapefruit to damson and even Yorkshire tea!

    View First 4 Hampers, Flavoured Gin Cracker

     

    11. Not on the High Street, Refillable Wooden Advent Gin Christmas Tree

    Available: Now | Price: £169.95 | Number of products: 24 miniatures | Good for: Eco-warriors | Design: Scandi


    Shaped like a Christmas tree this is a great addition to festive decorations in your house. What is great about this too is that you can use it year on year by simply refilling with your favourite mini bottles of booze, making it kind for the planet as well.

    Reasons to buy:

    • Doesn’t contribute to landfill and it has an endless amount of uses

    Reasons to avoid: 

    • You’ll have to refill it yourself next year
    • The Scandi design may not be your taste

    View Refillable Wooden Advent Gin Christmas Tree

     

    12. Cambridge distillery tasting set

    Available: Now | Price: £99.99 | Number of products: 12 miniatures | Good for: Tastemakers | Design: Country


    This is one of the most beautiful we have found, it could even pass as a jewellery box, don’t you think? Cambridge distillery are purveryors of luxury spirits and this is no exception. Each set includes exciting flabours like Truffle Gin, Lemon Verbena Gin, and even a Breakfast Gin (Lady Grey & Marmalade) – each created using the freshest of botanicals.

    Reasons to buy:

    • Seasonal botanicals used
    • Picture perfect packaging

    Reasons to avoid: 

    • Small amount of alcohol for the price
    • Not specifically an advent calendar, although it may as well be

    View Cambridge distillery tasting set

     

    13. Fever-Tree gin & tonic advent calendar

    Available: Now | Price: £60 | Number of products: 12 miniature tonics and gins | Good for: Classic gin drinking | Design: Botanical


    If most of your drink is tonic and not gin, why scrimp on the tonic? Fever-Tree make the best in class and once you’ve tried it, you’ll really notice a difference. You’ll have the best gin and tonic ever. Includes mediterranean, clementine, elderflower, aromatic, ginger ale and many more.

    Reasons to buy:
    • Gin and tonic… need we say more?

    Reasons to avoid:

    • This is more for the tonic than the gin and only 12 for £99, is on the upper end of the scale

    View Fever-Tree gin & tonic advent calendar

     

    14. Chase Distillery 12 Festive Single Estate Spirits Gift Set 

    Available: Now | Price: £54 | Number of products: 12 miniatures | Good for: Gifting | Design: Chic


    Chase gin is beautiful. Gin is crafted by copper pot distilling with lots of botanicals they pride themselves on quality. This illustrated keepsake box has each bottle tucked away in an individual drawer.

    Reasons to buy:
    • Gin and other sprits too! This would make a perfect gift
    Reasons to avoid:
    • It is not just gin and they’re all eclectic flavours, not for you if you’re a classicist

    View Chase Distillery 12 Festive Single Estate Spirits Gift Set

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    15. Bombay Sapphire 12 Days of Creativity advent calendar

    Available: 17 Nov | Price: £75 | Good for: Inspirational g&ts | Design: Artistic


    Bombay Sapphire gin has partnered with iconic arts retailer, London Graphic Centre to launch a new twist on the typical advent calendar with the ’12 Days of Creativity’. The calendar also features a special QR code that will lead calendar owners to an online hub hosting exclusive video content that will inspire you to get crafty.

    Reasons to buy:
    • Not only full of lovely gin, this will also provide hours of entertainment
    • Original and unusual
    Reasons to avoid:
    • Less gin included than in other calendars

     

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    Happy holidays!

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