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12 Edible Advent Calendars Perfect for Food Lovers Holiday 2021

best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021. 

Part of the fun of the approach of  the holiday season in 2021 is discovering all the Advent Calendars that luxury brands of all kinds have created this year. We’ll turn our attention to the beauty aisle in a separate post. Right now we’re hungry for an edible Advent Calendar – one that has a little treat for every day from December 1 to 25. ‘Cause why not? The holidays can be stressful and a small daily indulgence sounds like an extremely sensible coping mechanism, in our humble opinion. Accordingly, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 absolutely best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021. Watch your back, Christmas. Halloween is trying to muscle in on this, too.

It’s holiday advent calendar season for 2021!

We know – it seems like just yesterday we were on the beach, swimming through the depths of summer. And now, somehow, Christmas and the winter holidays are coming. Jeez.

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Even though December is still a couple of months away, all of our favorite stores and brands have already begun revealing their 2021 advent calendars. And we got so excited, we just had to share our favorites with you.

best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021. 

The best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021.

Though there are advent calendars for just about everything you can imagine (truly – everything), this is a list focused on the best edible (and the drinkable) advent calendars. Because if you ask us, those are the most fun. Here are twelve to get excited about this season.

best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021. 

The best edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2021 (including dog treats!).

What are the Best edible Advent Calendars with food, wine, spirits and sweets for 2021?

1. Aldi

Aldi has to be number one.  The grocery store chain is legendary for their advent calendars – particularly their famous annual Wine and Cheese countdowns. Beginning on November 3rd, you can head to your local store to find this year’s – they will not be available online. And these are a limited supply – they will not be restocked – so you’re going to have to act fast. But don’t worry if you miss this first round, because Aldi has a slew of surprise calendars that will be released throughout the season.

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2. Costco

We have it on good authority that Costco has chosen 2021 to unveil a new cheese advent calendar. Called “12 Days of Festive Cheese,” this box is already hidden away in some stores, and shoppers are heading to scoop them up. If you miss out on these limited additions, don’t worry – you can instead dive into the classic wine advent, which includes 24 mini bottles from around the world. Drink your way through Greece, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Italy and more – we can’t think of a merrier Christmas.

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3. Fortnum & Mason

Of course, Fortnum & Mason has many advent calendars for the season, but we happen to love their Tea Filled Wooden Advent Calendar. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but with twenty-four loose leaf teas from all around the world, you know you’re going to be in for a special month. You can expect everything from Earl Grey to Plum and Apple Infusion, Assam to Darjeeling. And of course, there are four special Christmas teas sprinkled through the month. Here’s to a calm, restful holiday season.

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4. Bonne Maman

The Bonne Maman advent calendar is back by popular demand. Behind every door lies a jar that contains some of the best jam, honey or preserves in the world – if you’ve ever tried Bonne Maman, then you know what we’re talking about. No spoilers, but we know this year includes plenty of berry flavors, peaches, cherries, and of course a tangy lemon flavor or two. Order now, because these are absolutely going to sell out.

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5. Cartwright & Butler

This oversized advent calendar is new for 2021, and after the year we’ve all had… we’re just so glad it’s here. It may be beautiful to look at, but the real treasure lies inside: 24 drawers stuffed with cakes, cookies, preserves, drinks, tea, candy, and more. If you’re reading this, then you deserve to indulge this season, and this buffet of delights is here to help you do just that. Make a little time for the sweet things in life.

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6. William Sonoma Peppermint Bark

Participate in a holiday tradition by starting off your holiday season with the William Sonoma Peppermint Bark advent calendar. Of course, Williams Sonoma’s peppermint chocolate is some of the world’s best, and here it comes in four festive shapes: Christmas trees, Santas, toy soldiers, and snowmen.  Have fun unwrapping, and enjoy a minty fresh holiday season.

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7. Yawn Brew

Yawn Brew, beloved purveyor of tea and coffee, has arrived with one of our advent calendars of the year: hot chocolate. This year’s countdown has 24 new cocoa blends, including pumpkin spice, chocolate rose, and sticky toffee. All blends contain a 65% dark chocolate base, and no dairy or milk powder. Doesn’t drinking a cup of cocoa every night sound like the perfect way to spend the season? We think so.

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8. Dog Advent Calendar

We thought a special someone might want to join in the fun – that’s right, there’s even an advent calendar for your dog. Perhaps Williams Sonoma thought that our furry friends might feel left out with all that peppermint bark, so they made an advent calendar just for them. These doors open to reveal 24 heart-shaped treats, all of which have a doggie-approved chicken-bacon flavor. Everyone deserves a special holiday season, not just the humans.

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9. XO Marshmallow

XO Marshmallow has announced that their new advent calendar has their “most cherished and exclusive marshmallows to date.” And to make the month even more fun, each door has a hint printed on the outside – so you can guess before revealing the answer. Though these are still in pre-order, you’re going to want to reserve yours, because quantities are very limited and they are expecting to sell out.

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10. Kalea

Kalea’s beer advent calendar is a cult favorite, and we know it’s going to be a smashing success this season. The beer comes from small, privately-owned brewers in Austria and Germany, and includes Pale Ales, Pilsners, Wheat Beers, and more. And if you’d like to open your advent with a community, you can participate in the daily Kalea livestream with other beer-lovers from around the world.

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11. Joe and Seph’s Popcorn Advent

This popcorn advent includes 175 grams of gourmet, handmade popcorn – in nineteen award-winning flavors. And they all sound superb, with sweet, wintry hits like gingerbread, banoffee pie, and cinnamon custard. Designed to look like a festive and whimsical storybook, this has got to be one of the most joyful advent calendars we’ve seen so far.

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12. Halloween Advent

Don’t want to wait? How about starting on a Halloween advent instead? They are all the rage, and will help you return a little bit of that something-to-look-forward-to to your life before Christmas even comes. You can make your own, or invest in any one of these scary-fun options. Though most of these are designed for kids, don’t be afraid to countdown even if you’re a little bit older – you deserve some excitement too.

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The best edible advent calendars for holiday 2021

That’s our take on the best delicious edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for gifts this holiday season 2021. What do you say, dear reader? Ready to start the countdown?

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.

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