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 (if you'd rather splash out on some beauty and makeup treats, our best beauty advent calendars round up should provide plenty of inspiration...)
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, or this M&S rose prosecco 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
- The Bottle Club The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar - £44.99 - available now!
- Hotel Chocolat The Grand Advent Calendar - £68 - available now!
- The Bottle Club 12 Gins of Christmas Advent Calendar -£39.99 - available for pre-order now!
- Master of Malt That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar -£49.95 - available now!
- Masters of Malt The Premium Gin Advent Calendar - £84.95 - available now!
- Not On The High Street Gin Filled Giant Advent Cracker -£144.95 - available now!
- Brewdog 12 Lonewolf Gins of Christmas - £49.96 - available now!
- Cambridge Distillery tasting set - £99.99 - available now!
- Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar - £60 - available now!
The best gin advent calendars 2020
If you're a gin-lover who also has a penchant for chocolate, this Hotel Chocolat calendar is the perfect option for you! With a bottle of cocoa gin and a variety of 14 different chocolates, this is the ideal way to indulge during the festive season. Plus, it would make for a great gift for a loved one, too.
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.
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. This one is available to pre-order now, so get in their early.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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