Best 2021 Advent Calendars for Kids and Adults in Australia

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It’s been a challenging time in 2021 with lockdowns and border closures, so let’s start planning for some joy and happiness in the lead up to Christmas by shopping for advent calendars. The countdown to Christmas is usually fun enough but when you add the excitement of an advent calendar to it, it’s next level. Here at Newy with Kids, we love the tradition of advent calendars and have curated a list of our favourite 2021 advent calendars available in Australia.

There are heaps of advent calendars to choose from including beauty products, stationery, LEGO, toys, chocolate, food and tea calendars, religious calendars and alcohol advent calendars too. (This year, we have a category of alcohol advent calendars with mixed spirits, whisky, gin and wine advent calendars). The list covers all bases and price tags from budget to splurge! Talking about you Haighs Chocolates which is the most expensive advent calendar on our list this year. Or if you prefer, you can make your own personalised advent calendars.

Although the tradition of the advent calendar is of German origin which involves lighting candles, we much prefer the practice of opening up advent calendars for a treat each day. It makes for great family time discovering what the treat is each day. Pick the best advent calendar for you and your family or buy some as presents and enjoy counting down the days to Christmas.

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Kids Advent Calendars

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

$45 from Kmart

Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendar

Harry Potter fans! Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with this magical LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (76390). Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors is a different gift. There are 6 minifigures – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Dudley Dursley and Griphook – plus exciting items and enchanting accessories from the Harry Potter movies. As the big day approaches, kids can combine the toys to recreate Harry’s amazing journey from Privet Drive to Hogwarts: the Hogwarts letters arriving through the fireplace; collecting gold from Gringotts’ vault; picking up Harry’s school supplies; and meeting Hedwig the owl. Suitable for 7+ years.

LEGO City Occasions Advent Calendar

$39 from Kmart

Build the excitement as the festive celebrations approach with the LEGO City Advent Calendar toy playset. Kids can count down to the big day with fun mini-builds, popular LEGO City Adventures TV series characters and cool accessories. Just fold down the snowy city play mat and the scene is set for endless imaginative adventures. Suitable for 5+ years.

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

$39 from Kmart

LEGO Advent Calendar

Let youngsters play out the perfect Christmas with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar. Behind each of its 24 doors is a beautifully detailed construction toy that will help make the Christmas countdown almost as much fun as the big day itself! A daily delight to discover Among the 24 presents, kids will find 5 LEGO Friends characters in micro-doll form. Suitable for 6+ years.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

$45 from Kmart

Star Wars Mandalorian LEGO Advent Calendar

Give Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans a delightful surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2021 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable vehicle, weapon or accessory, all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2. There are 7 LEGO minifigures/figures/droids in this holiday calendar: The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, both in festive outfits, plus a Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Tusken Raider, IG-11 and IT-O Interrogator Droid. Suitable for 6+ years.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Avengers Advent Calendar

$45 from Kmart

LEGO Advent Calendar Marvel Avengers

Give any Marvel fan a special Super Hero Christmas treat with the LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar. Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors are daily gifts for kids to reveal throughout December’s buildup to Christmas. There are 7 minifigures – Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos and Nick Fury – plus exciting items and amazing accessories from the Marvel Universe that kids will love: a Quinjet, Helicarrier, Spider-Man drone, Avengers Tower and more. As the big day approaches, kids can mix up the gifts to create endless, exciting, Super Hero adventures. Suitable for 7+ years.

Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas Toy Store

$49.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Playmobil Advent Calendar

Children will delight in opening a little window each day to reveal 24 beautifully crafted Playmobil figurines to build a magical Christmas store scene. The Playmobil Advent Calendars provides children with hours of playtime and the pieces will be played with all year round. The Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar depicts a family visiting Santa at the Toyshop that is filled with loads of presents, toys and of course Santa! Suitable for kids aged 4+.

Schleich Advent Calendar Wildlife 2021

$79.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Schleich Advent Calendar

 Baby hippo, African elephant calf and cheetah cub are just some of the Wildlife animals in the 2021 Schleich Wildlife Advent Calendar! Children will delight in opening a little window each day in December to reveal 24 beautifully crafted Schleich figurines to build a wonderful Wildlife scene. Suitable for kids aged 3 – 12.

Schleich Farm Advent Calendar 2021

$79.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Schleich Farm Advent Calendar

 Open up 24 surprise Schleich figurines in the countdown to Christmas to build up a beautiful Farm scene for hours of roleplaying fun! Children will delight in opening a little window each day in December to reveal 24 beautifully crafted Schleich figurines to build a wonderful Farm life scene. Suitable for kids aged 3 – 12.

Disney Storybook Advent Calendar

$34.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Disney Storybook Advent Calendar

The Disney Book Advent Calendar will have you enjoying the magic of Disney everyday in the countdown to Christmas! Includes 24 magical Disney paperback books, each individually wrapped in a festive paper sleeve to keep every story a surprise! Features all the best-loved characters from Disney and Pixar titles such as Toy Story, Moana, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc as well as classic Disney favourites such as 101 Dalmations, Cinderella, Peter Pan and many more!

Disney Princess Storybook Advent Calendar

$34.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Disney Princess Storybook Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with Belle, Cinderella, Rapuzel and all your Disney Favourite Princesses! The Disney Princess Storybook Advent Calendar will have you enjoying the magic of Disney everyday in the countdown to Christmas! Includes 24 magical Disney paperback books, each individually wrapped in a festive paper sleeve to keep every story a surprise! Features all the best-loved Princesses and Disney characters from Disney and Pixar titles such as Cinderella, Snow White, Moana, Tinkerbell, The Little Mermaid, Moana, Brave, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Princess and the Frog and many more!

The “Aussie Summer” Sharing Kindness Advent Calendar

$32.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Share kindness this Christmas with the “Aussie Summer” Sharing Kindness Advent Calendar. This is such a unique and thoughtful Advent calendar that is jam-packed with Easy-To-Do Kindness Challenges, Reusable Stickers and ‘Scratchies’ for the whole family to enjoy! This kindness calendar will teach you the power of being kind to yourself and everyone you meet in a fun and interactive way and is the perfect Advent Calendar to raise your kids to be kind and confident and truly experience the giving spirit of Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas Frozen 2 XL Ooshies Advent Calendar

$34.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Disney Frozen Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with Anna, Elsa, Olaf & all your Frozen favourites  with 12 XL Ooshies to collect including 8 special edition exclusive Ooshies! Open a little window each day in the countdown to Christmas to reveal 12 collectable XLOoshies from Frozen 2 including 8 special edition exclusive ooshies that are only available in the 12 Days of Christmas Frozen 2 Ooshies Advent Calendar.

Disney Deluxe Ooshies Advent Calendar

$39.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Ooshies Disney Advent Calendar

his Disney Deluxe Ooshies Advent Calendar is filled with 24 Disney-themed goodies – a must-have for all the Disney Fans! Open a little window each day in the countdown to Christmas to reveal collectable Disney Ooshies, erasers, stickers, stamps, a ball and one deluxe Disney figurine! Features Ooshies from all your Disney favourite characters including the classic Mickey & Minnie, Frozen, Tinkerbell and other favourite Disney Princesses.

Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar

$35 from Kmart

Barbie Advent Calendar

Celebrate any occasion with the Barbie Dreamtopia Advent calendar and discover 24 days of surprise gifts. Kids open Barbie doll on day one, and then reveal a new surprise daily for the next 23 days. Surprises include accessories, storytelling pieces and fashions that let kids dress Barbie doll up as a princess, mermaid or fairy. Each new surprise brings a new opportunity to mix and match and tell a new fairytale. Suitable for kids 3+.

Barbie Colour Reveal Advent Calendar

$49 from Kmart

Barbie Advent Calendar

The Barbie Colour Reveal Advent Calendar delivers the ultimate unboxing experience full of winter wonderland fun! Kids will love counting down to a holiday with daily surprises, 25 total! On the first day, kids open the center tube to discover a mystery Colour Reveal Barbie doll covered in a metallic blue coating with snowflakes!The surprises continue for the next 24 days as kids open each door to find a Colour Reveal pet husky puppy covered in a shiny silvery coating, two ponytail hair extensions, six winter-themed fashions, three pairs of shoes, three accessories and winter wonderland-themed pieces like hot chocolate, a polar bear pet friend and a snowman. Suitable for kids 3+.

Night Before Christmas Pop and Slot Advent Calendar

$32.95 from Advent Wonderland

Countdown to Christmas with this 3D Advent Calendar revealing a sweet house interior decorated for the holiday! There are 24 windows with surprise images inside. 

Christmas Treehouse Pop & Slot Advent Calendar

$32.95 from Advent Wonderland

Treehouse advent calendar

Build this fabulous 3D treehouse Pop & Slot advent calendar this Christmas, with 24 icons to complete the scene.  Comes with 2 sheets of 24 pop and slot icons. 

Dinosaur Pop & Slot Advent Calendar

32.95 from Advent Wonderland

dinosaur advent calendar

Count down to Christmas with this Pop & Slot advent calendar. Each day pop out an icon to complete the prehistoric scene of dinosaurs and a volcano! Contains 3 sheets with 24 pop out icons.

Forest Fairies Sticker Advent Calendar

32.95 from Advent Wonderland

Enjoy the countdown to Christmas! Open a window every day from 1 December up until Christmas Day to find a beautiful fairy sticker. This calendar is embellished with glitter.

Pop Culture Advent Calendars

Star Wars – 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

$30 from Zing Pop Culture

Star Wars Sock Advent Calendars

Merry force be with you Use the force to acquire this 12 days of socks advent calendar. Count down to Christmas by opening a new window each day to reveal a new pair of socks! Including socks featuring Yoda, Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and many more.

Disney – 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

$30 from Zing Pop Culture

Disney Socks Advent Calendar

Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Disney-Pixar Animation with this 12 days of socks advent calendar. Count down to Christmas by opening a new window each day to reveal a new pair of socks! Including socks featuring Mickey, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and many more.

Minecraft – 7 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

$28 from Zing Pop Culture

Minecraft Socks Advent Calendar

Count down this holiday season with the Minecraft Sock advent calendar! With seven pairs of socks – three ankle socks, four crew socks – it’s enough to keep the whole family’s feet well-protected with all the mining and crafting they’ll do over the holidays. What will you find lurking behind each cube? There’s only one way to find out!

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Pocket Pop! 2021 Advent Calendar

$99.5 from Little Advent Boxes

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Count down this festive season with this Harry Potter Pocket Pop Advent Calendar! Featuring all your favourite characters from the Harry Potter films, now in miniature Pocket Pop form! There is 24 pocket pops, each standing 3.8cm tall.

Pokemon POP! Countdown Calendar Funko POP! Vinyl Advent Calendar

$99.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Kids Advent Calendars

Each Advent Calendar comes complete with 24 Pokemon Pocket Pop! Vinyls, as well as a stunning fold out display box so that you can show off your entire collection once you’ve opened them all up! Remember, don’t skip a day, you’ve gotta catch ’em all!

Pokémon 24 Multi Figure 2021 Holiday Calendar Pack 2021

$74.95 from The Gamesmen

2021 Pokémon Holiday Advent Calendar is here with the best of holiday cheer! Whether you’re 2 or 102, kids of all ages can enjoy the wonderful surprises that Pokémon brings to fans year after year. Create and display your own Pokémon Holiday Scene with the 2021 Pokémon Calendar. Every day of the holidays is an exciting reveal as each numbered door contains 1 of 16 dynamically posed 2″ Pokémon Battle Figures with a gorgeous pearlised finish, or 1 of 8 Holiday themed accessories.

Chocolate Advent Calendars

Kinnerton Bluey’s Advent Calendar

$3 from Big W

Enjoy 24 milk chocolate fun with Bluey and Bingo for your little one. Nut safe.

Lindt Lindor Advent Calendar

$20 from Big W

Lindor Advent Calendar

What’s Christmas without chocolate? Survive the silly season and enjoy a Lindt chocolate each day. Let the calendar surprise you with a different variety as you count down for Christmas.

Cadbury Chocolate Advent Calendar

$6 from Big W

Cadbury Advent Calendar

Enjoy a little piece of delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate advent shapes each day hidden behind each door.

Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar

$20 from Big W

Chocolate Advent Calendar

Enjoy a chocolate each day. Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar contains an assortment of milk chocolates with a delicate smooth filling.

Holdsworth Advent Calendar

$39.95 from David Jones

Enjoy chocolate each day. The Holdsworth Advent Calendar is filled with an assortment of handmade Enlish chocolates and truffles.

Koko Black Christmas Advent Calendar

$69 from Koko Black

Koko Black Advent Calendar

A countdown of handcrafted pralines await behind every door, so you can Koko your way to Christmas day. From our most-loved milk, dark and white chocolate treasures to festive flavours like cinnamon and spiced eggnog, unravel the daily riddle and follow the trail left by Santa’s sleigh! The go-to gift for little elves, grown-ups and everyone in-between. Handcrafted with 100% natural ingredients, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, supporting 100% sustainably sourced cocoa.

Koko Black Kids Advent Calendar

$39.90 from Koko Black

Koko Black Kids Advent Calendar

Gift your kids their own Koko Black advent calendar. The new Kids Koko Advent Calendars will light up little faces with festive joy. Behind 25 doors awaits a kid-sized Koko treat. Handcrafted with 100% natural ingredients, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, supporting 100% sustainably sourced 

Haigh’s Luxury Advent Calendar

$1075 from Haigh’s Chocolates

The most eye-wateringly expensive advent calendar on our list is the Luxury Advent Calendar by Haigh’s Chocolates made to celebrate the magic of the festive season and the wonderful artisan skills of their chocolatiers. Inside this handcrafted calendar, there are twenty-four days of specially curated handmade chocolates, including one-off moreish creations to share and enjoy in the countdown to Christmas day.

Food & Drink Advent Calendars

Gewürzhaus Spice Advent Calendar

$85 from Gewürzhaus

Gewürzhaus Spice Advent Calendar

Cook and bake your way to Christmas with the first-ever 2021 Gewürzhaus Spice Advent Calendar. Discover an inspiring collection of 24 spices and teas behind the Advent calendar doors, set amongst the beautifully hand-drawn illustration of a snow-covered German village. This advent calendar includes 24 spices and teas including year-round classics, festive favourites and three exclusive new blends as well as 24 keepsake recipe cards, including four never before published recipes.

Fluffy Crunch Fairy Floss Advent Calendar

$130 from Fluffy Crunch Fairy Floss

Like the traditional chocolate advent Christmas calendars, this quirky cult favourite will get your inner child screaming for more as you experience a new Fluffy Crunch Fairy Floss creation each day. Behind each sweet window, you’ll find a different 15gm creation together with a daily message of inspiration.

Beanvent Coffee Advent Calendar 2021

$62 from Feind Coffee

Coffee Advent Calendar

Beanvent 2021 has arrived. Australia’s first, epic, specialty coffee advent calendar. Take your tastebuds on the trip of a lifetime, exploring 24 incredible filter coffees from 24 of some of the best Roasters Australia has to offer. Pop open a new window and discover a different origin or process everyday for the 24 days of Christmas.

T2 24 Reasons to Smile Teabag Edition Advent Calendar

$45 from Little Advent Boxes

Here’s a great gift for tea lovers. This advent calendar helps you sip all the way to Christmas Day! Countdown with twenty-four teas and tisanes in teabags await your discovery. If you prefer loose-leaf tea, you can choose the T2 24 Reasons to Smile Loose Leaf Edition Advent Calendar.

Pukka Days of Christmas Gift

$22.95 from Pukka

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with Pukka’s advent calendar. Inspired by nature, this calendar is a healthy, and arguably more tasty alternative to chocolate; perfect for people who would like to cosy up with a warming cup of herbal bliss. With 24 different organic herbal teas to try each day throughout December, everyone is sure to find their new favourite blend.

Stationery Advent Calendars

Smiggle Advent Calendar 2021

$44.95 from Smiggle

Smiggle Advent Calendar 2021

Countdown to Christmas with Smiggle’s best Advent Calendar yet! To celebrate 10 years of Advent, this year, they have stocked theur Advent Calendar with 25 days worth of limited edition, fan favourites you are bound to love! Suitable for ages 6+.

Beauty & Wellness Advent Calendars

Kids 12 Days Beauty Advent Calendar

$39.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Beauty Advent Calendar

The 2021 Mad Beauty 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with 12 bath and body treats for ultimate pampering! his 12 Advent Calendar comes in a super cute festive design with a fluffy pom-pom Reindeer nose and is filled with beauty treats in festive scents including vanilla and cranberry.

Minnie Mouse 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar

$39.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Beauty Advent Calendar

This adorable Disney Minnie Mouse Kids Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with 12 bath and body treats for ultimate pampering! One of Disney’s most enduring characters, known for her bubbly personality to adorn Mad Beauty’s newest range of bath and body products for the festive season.  This 12 Advent Calendar comes in a super cute Minnie Mouse design filled with beauty treats in festive scents including vanilla and cranberry.

Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

$139.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Cath Kidston advent calendar

The 2021 Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar features a divine Christmas woodland scene print and includes a combination of hand creams, body lotions, lip balms, body scrubs, bath fizzers and nourishing cuticle creams. Featuring a variety of signature scents and special Christmas edition fragrances filled with pine needles, red berries, candied sugar and spice for merry pampering time! All the Cath Kidston products are designed in England and contain the highest quality essential oils and actives and are also paraben/sulfate free, vegan and cruelty free.

Benefit – The More the Merrier Advent Calendar

$119 from Myer

Treat yourself with an advent calendar from Benefit. This beloved beauty advent calendar is stocked with 12 of Benefits bestselling & fan-favourite beauty treats in purse-friendly mini and fun sizes. Open one gorgeous gift a day to reveal your favorite glam go-tos and find new faves at a major steal. The advent calendar comes in a special edition, cozy keepsake box!

The Body Shop Share The Joy Advent Calendar

Starts from $100 from The Body Shop

This advent calendar by The Body Shop is jam-packed with treats to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate – the perfect way to recover from all the festivities! They’ve carefully chosen 24 little treat from their favourite bath and body collections, including special edition seasonal ranges – and a few you’ll know and love. The calendar also comes in Share the Love Big Advent Calendar and Share Love & Joy Ultimate versions as well if you want to really spoil yourself or someone else. These sets include heaps of mini and full-sized bottles.

David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar

$200 from David Jones

David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas in style with the David Jones’ Beauty Advent Calendar. With 24 luxurious beauty gifts designed to dazzle and delight, discover what’s hiding behind each door for a festive season full of indulgent beauty-full surprises. From beauty icons like SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence to M·A·C’s cult Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo and Acqua Di Parma’s Colonia EDC, let the David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar be the secret ingredient to a glowing festive season.

Lush

$335 from Lush

Lush Advent Calendar

Order the Lush Advent Calendar and treat yourself. This is A Lush Christmas countdown featuring twenty-five products especially selected to bring you joy in the lead up to the big day. This gift includes exclusive retro products that won’t be found anywhere else in the range this year, all served up in beautiful reusable packaging.

Palm Beach Candle Advent Calendar

$79.95 from Little Advent Boxes

Palm Beach Advent Calendar

The Palm Beach Christmas Advent Calendar will get anyone into the festive spirit! Designed with pop-out numbers from 1-12, each filled with a 50g Mini Candle surprise for yourself, family or friends 12 days till Christmas.   Up to 25 hours burn time per candle.

Glasshouse Advent Calendar

$250 from Glasshouse

With mini versions of 24 of Glasshouse’s most indulgent products, there’s a little bit of something from each fragrance family. The pack includes soy candles, eau de parfums, hand creams, shower gels and body lotions.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

$689 from David Jones

Spoil yourself or someone else with the luxe Jo Malone London Advent Calendar. The advent calendar returns with a gleaming selection of scents. Exclusive products, festive favourites in miniature and a 30ml Cologne are all waiting to be revealed behind the doors.

Homewares Advent Calendars

Villeroy & Boch Christmas Toys Advent Calendar

$740 from David Jones

Villeroy & Boch Advent Calendar

If you’re after a keepsake advent calendar, splurge on the Villeroy & Boch Christmas Toys Advent Calendar. The Christmas Toys are porcelain parcels full of promise: They include a candle that spreads warm light or a music box that quietly plays Christmas music. Treat yourself and your loved ones to these nostalgic gift boxes and Christmas decorations.

Traditional / Religious Advent Calendars

Jesus is Born Story Advent Calendar

$19.95 from Advent Wonderland

religious advent calendar

The Jesus is Born advent calendar tells the story of the Nativity through words and pictures behind each window. The front scene is of the Nativity, with Victorian villagers bringing gifts to baby Jesus.

Nativity Play Slot-in Advent Calendar

$24.95 from Advent Wonderland

Nativity play advent calendar

This fun advent calendar features a Nativity Play scene. 24 characters slot in to complete the scene. 

3D Holy Night Advent Calendar

$16.99 from Advent Wonderland

3D Christian Advent Calendar

In a stable near Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary look at their newborn child, lying on straw in a manger in front of them. Shepherds, angels and the three wise men kneel in front praying. This central scene of the Christmas story is captured magically and nostalgically in this picture advent calendar. This three-dimensional folding advent calendar is embellished with glitter. 

Stained Glass Nativity Advent Calendar

$11.95 from Advent Wonderland

nativity advent calendar

This advent calendar is glitter-embellished. Its windows open to reveal a picture and corresponding bible text describing the story of the Nativity. 

Moonlight Silhouette Transparent Advent Calendar

$32.95 from Advent Wonderland

The Moonlight Silhouette Transparent Advent Calendar is transparent so that each window reveals a scene in silhouette. Best hung in front of a window.

Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar

$34.95 from Advent Wonderland

Celebrate a Northern Hemisphere style Christmas with the Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar. This huge advent calendar has 24 fold-out decorations to discover in the lead up to Christmas.

Alcohol Advent Calendars

Gintonica Gin Advent Calendar

$199 from Little Advent Boxes

Gin Advent Calendar

This advent calendar contains 24  premium 30 ml Australian Craft Gins, hand selected for your drinking pleasure. For the distiller’s tasting notes and a dazzling array of cocktail concoctions simply scan the QR code on the Advent Calendar to round out your tasting Experience. Whether it’s a G & T, Negroni or Martini, your festive cocktail hour will be GINtastic.

White Possum Whisky Advent Calendar

$299 from Little Advent Boxes

Whisky Advent Calendar

White Possum‘s Australian Whisky Advent Calendar has landed! Nicknamed ‘123 Years of Escher’, this edition is designed to take whisky lovers on a month-long roller coaster ride of handmade Australian drams. With over two dozen whiskies simmering in its belly, the only thing that’s left is to grab a tasting glass and a comfortable seat. Rip open a new slot each day to reveal a total of 25 Australian whiskies handmade by distilleries all over the country.

12 Days Mixed Spirits Advent Calendar

$139 from Little Advent Boxes

Alcohol advent calendar

‘The Twelve Days’ Mixed Australian Spirits is a 12pc boozy advent calendar designed by acclaimed Australian spirits retailer White Possum. Within the calendar are 12 premium Australian spirits, each presented in one White Possum’s signature 30ml matte-black glass bottles. Each bottle is affixed with a peel-to-reveal label to ensure the contents remain a surprise until the right moment. To maximise the festive anticipation, even the type of each spirit is a mystery! This isn’t a purely gin or whisky extravaganza. Instead, it’s filled with a mixture of different spirits including whisky, gin, rum, vodka and even a sneaky absinthe.

White Possum Gin Advent Calendar

$259 from Little Advent Boxes

alcohol Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with 24 Days of Surprise Gin Joy! White Possum‘s fifth annual Australian Gin Advent Calendar is here. Nicknamed ‘Critter Camp’, this edition takes you on yet another adventure through the local gin scene, with over two dozen gins waiting to be picked. Whack open a new slot every day to reveal a total of 25 Australian gins, produced by distilleries in every state of Australia. This year there are quite a few smaller distilleries being featured and you’ll get to meet a good sprinkling of new releases during your 25 days of advent.

Beer Advent Calendar

139.99 from Brewquets

Count down to Christmas in true style with twenty-five different beers from twenty-five of Australia’s best breweries in the Brewquets craft beer advent calendar. While the list of beers is a tightly held secret you can expect craft beer from Australia’s leading craft breweries. All beers in cans (range from 330ml to 375ml in size) 

Bucket Boys 12 Beers Of Christmas Advent Calendar

$159 from Bucket Boys

This year, craft beer and wine specialists Bucket Boys are partnering with Batch Brewing Co in Marrickville to produce 12 exclusive beers at Small Batch. That means 12 brand new beers produced exclusively for their advent calendar! The calendar starts on December 14 and runs through to Christmas Day (25th). As in years past, this will also be a blind tasting with the beers numbered 1-12 and the identity of the beer hidden until you have tried it! There is 1 beer per day to try, plus they will be producing a daily podcast for each beer to expand on the beer with interviews and discussions with the brewers. They also have five other 12 day advent calendars to showcase the best in Australian non-alcoholic beer, spirits, ciders and seltzers.

2021 De Bortoli Wine Advent Calendar

$139.95 from De Bortoli Wines

wine advent calendar

The advent countdown for adults is back with De Bortoli’s Wine Advent Calendar 2021! And this time, each box design is uniquely different – something special which we wrapped up for everyone! Whether you are purchasing for yourself or as a gift, this year’s Wine Advent Calendar is sure to surprise and delight! The Wine Advent Calendar features all your favourite De Bortoli wines and will be packed with 12 different varieties consisting of a selection of red, white, sparkling and rosé.

Drinks by the Dram 12 Days of Rum Advent Calendar

$99.99 from Dan Murphy’s

There’s no partridges in pear trees here – just 12 delicious 30mL drams filled with some of the world’s best rums. Behind each door discover aged spiced expressions, rich full-bodied rums and award-winning spirits from boutique and renowned distilleries. There are are also 12 Days of Whisky Advent Calendar and 12 Days of Gin Advent Calendar available to purchase.

Good Pair Days

From $295 from Good Pair Days

Countdown the nights with twelve of bottles, with a focus on Aussie wines this year, to support our Australian growers. The set includes 12 full sized individually-wrapped bottles plus wine pairings and tasting notes. There are three varieties including Mixed, Chillable and Reds.

24 days of Cognac Advent Calendar

$279.99 from Dan Murphy’s

Endorsed by 1423, this high-quality advent calendar includes 25 different products with 20mL bottles of Cognac. The eye-catching gold and black calendar is a perfect present for any rum lover including yourself!

Gin Loot Advent Calendar

$299 from David Jones

Australia’s favourite gin Advent Calendar is back for Christmas 2021! You’re about to embark on a gin adventure, with the Gin Loot Advent Calendar showcasing the very best that the gin world has to offer. We will explore gins of all styles, from all over the globe. Each night, you’ll enjoy a different gin. Inside is a booklet that will guide your way, with tasting notes and information on each gin from our spirits specialists. The perfect gift for the gin lover in your life!

Whisky Loot Advent Calendar

$329 from David Jones

Australia’s favourite whisky Advent Calendar is back for Christmas 2021! Taste, savour and discover the world’s finest whiskies. This year, Whisky Loot’s team of spirits experts have carefully curated this selection of whisky from four different continents – for a truly global taste odyssey. Each night of the festive season, a new delicious dram awaits, complete with professional tasting notes and descriptions to guide you on your journey. The perfect gift for any whisky lover!

You can also make your own beer or advent calendars by buying a selection of 12 or 24 bottles of wine or craft beer and wrapping them individually

DIY Advent Calendars

Make your own advent calendar

If you prefer to make your own advent calendar, you can buy fabric advent calendar and fill it with your own chocolates, treats, jokes, Christmas ornaments, jigsaw puzzle pieces or anything else. Little Advent Boxes have some beautiful advent calendars that you can add your own stuff. They also have advent fillers like Christmas craft activities and other fillers like earrings, Pop! Vinyls and plushee pals.

You can also make a book advent calendar which involves wrapping a selection of books to open each day. If you don’t want to purchase brand-new books, scour op shops or street libraries for gently used books. Or even mix books from your kid’s bookshelf that your kids can “rediscover” with new book purchases.

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