The 16 Advent Calendars Best for Gourmet Food Lovers Holiday 2022
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Part of the fun of the approach of the holiday season is discovering all the Advent Calendars that luxury brands have created. We’ve already covered the beauty aisle in a separate post. And now, we’re hungry for an edible Advent Calendar – one that has a little gourmet treat like food, chocolate, tea and more 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. So, we’ve curated a list of the best and most popular edible Advent Calendars, with gourmet food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for 2022.
It’s holiday advent calendar season for 2022!
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.
Even though December is still weeks away, all of our favorite stores and brands have already begun revealing their 2022 Advent calendars. And we got so excited, we just had to share our favorites with you.
Though there are Advent calendars for just about everything you can imagine (truly – everything), this is a list focused on the best edible (and drinkable) Advent calendars. Because if you ask us, those are the most fun. Here are twelve to get excited about this season.
What are the Best edible Advent Calendars with gourmet food, wine, spirits and sweets for 2022?
Aldi has to be number one when it comes to gourmet Advent calendars. The British 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 selection. And these are in limited supply – they will not be restocked – so, 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.
2. Naked Marshmallow Co.
Sometimes gourmet food Advent calendars are naughty, not nice. If you’re inclined to explore the dark side, then Naked Popcorn’s boozy Advent calendar is perfect for you. Or for your gift recipient. Or both.
BUY NOW: $26.50 with a marshmallow toaster.
3. Fortnum & Mason
Of course, Fortnum & Mason has many Advent calendars for the season, but we happen to love their new Feasting Wooden Advent Calendar. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but with gourmet delights – “from classic teas, biscuits, chocolate and confectionery to mouth-watering preserves, condiments and festive tipples,” you know you’re going to be in for a special month.
BUY NOW: $222.00
4. Bonne Maman
The Bonne Maman Advent calendar is back by popular demand. And why not? Behind every door lies a jar that contains some of the best jam, honey or preserves in the world. If you’re a regular practitioner of the micro-luxury of spreading delicious fruit preserves on your morning toast, then you know what we’re talking about. No spoilers, but we know this year’s edition includes plenty of berry flavors, peaches, cherries – and of course a tangy lemon flavor or two.
BUY NOW: $39.99.
5. Nespresso x Pierre Hermé
Italian luxury purveyor of coffee makers and pods Nespresso has teamed up for holiday 2022 with the French chocolatier Pierre Hermé for a glamorous pair of coffee Advent calendars for 2022. Choose the Vertuo or the Classic, and behind each door you’ll find a special coffee – three of which were co-created with Pierre Hermé. No Sleep ‘Till Christmas!!!
BUY NOW: $50.00 for Vertuo; $45.50 for Original.
6. Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark
Participate in a holiday tradition and count down the days of the season with the Williams 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.
BUY NOW: $29.95.
7. Yawn Brew
Yawn Brew, beloved purveyor of tea and coffee, always creates one of our favorite Advent calendars of the year: the hot chocolate Advent calendar. 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? Ummm . . . yeah.
BUY NOW: $31.00
We thought a special someone should be able to join in the holiday fun just like the humans. That’s right, we’re talking an Advent calendar filled with treats for your dog. Our precious Yardley wants in on the fun, and who can say no to a Corgi at a time like this? Unlike some other dog Advent calendars, all of the cookies in this calendar from Wüfers are wrapped in airtight packaging, keeping them fresh for up to 15 months. Just in case there are more naughty episodes than nice this holiday and you don’t end up using all of them as planned. And the gift box, with magnetic closure and copper foil, is pretty enough to display as part of your holiday home décor.
BUY NOW: $59.95.
9. Lily’s Kitchen
For families like ours, where there is both a dog and a cat who are treasured members of the family, we know the question on your mind: what about Advent calendars for cats? No worries. We love this festive one from Lily’s Kitchen. It includes 12 Festive Salmon Nibbles and 12 Cracking Chicken Nibbles. Our dear Violet is going to love these!
BUY NOW: $11.00
Kalea’s beer Advent calendar has been a cult favorite since it was first launched in 2014. The craft beer (all in cans) comes from small, privately-owned brewers in Austria and Germany, and includes Pale Ales, Pilsners, Wheat Beers, and more. You can find it this season in Costco locations across the U.S. And if you’d like to be a part of a community this Advent season, you can participate in the daily Kalea livestream with other beer-lovers from around the world.
BUY NOW: $84.
11. Joe and Seph’s
The 2022 popcorn Advent calendar from Joe and Seph’s includes 175 grams of gourmet, handmade popcorn – in nineteen award-winning flavors. And they all sound superb: think 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 gourmet food Advent calendars of the year.
BUY NOW: $39.00.
The Vinebox “12 Nights of Wine” was reportedly one of the first curated wine Advent calendars. Their 2022 edition is designed to be enjoyed day or night through the holidays. Choose either the Holi-DAY Collection or the Twas the NIGHT Collection. Or both! Each box contains twelve glass tubes with a pour of wine – all chosen by the brand’s Certified Sommeliers.
13. Compartés’ Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar
Countdown to the holidays with this gourmet chocolate Advent calendar. It features 24 of the brand’s best and most popular chocolates all in one box. Featuring a variety of festive flavors, including Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Apple Pie. All designed to make this season the sweetest one yet.
BUY NOW: $109.95.
14. McCrea’s Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar
If you’re not much of a chocoholic, then maybe some artisanal caramels will be more your speed. We love McCrea’s classic calendar featuring everyone’s favorite salty-sweet confection in unique flavors like coffee bean, clove, Hawaiian sea salt, and more.
McCrea’s Handcrafted Caramel Advent Calendar, $40.00, available at Uncommon Goods.
15. Whittard of Chelsea Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two
Try 12 different hot chocolates from Whittard (milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white) in flavours from Salted Caramel and Sticky Toffee Pudding to Raspberry Ripple, Peanut Butter and Orange. The chic box includes 48 satchets of delicious hot chocolate powder, two per day in the run-up to Christmas
16. Honeywell Biscuit Co jar of Advent biscuits
this jar is filled with buttery biscuits that are each intricately iced and numbered in festive designs, including penguins and baubles.
The best gourmet Advent calendars for holiday 2022
That’s our take on the best delicious edible Advent Calendars, with food, wine, spirits, sweets and more for gifts this holiday season 2022. What do you say, dear reader? Ready to start the countdown?