December is just a few days away and you know what that means — the Christmas season is here! While you go about your festive shopping, it would probably be a good idea to keep track of your days and count down till Christmas Day with an advent calendar so that you don’t get swept up in the last-minute rush.
Coveted beauty calendars aside, why not opt for an edible option that is just as surprising and fun? From coffee to chocolates and even beer, here are 10 F&B advent calendars already available that you can consider!
1. Lady M
Known for their whimsical packaging, Lady M is back with their Winter Wishes Advent Calendar, which is presented as a ring of surprises surrounding a keepsake snow globe that depicts a Lady M store within the New York City scape that shakes to reveal shimmering snow and stars. The calendar features 24 perforated pockets featuring exclusive Lady M Bon Bons, new fruity candies, as well as bite-sized treats which include Chocolate Marshmallows, Red Velvet Crunch, and Lady Madeleines.
Lady M Winter Wishes Advent Calendar ($99), available at Lady M boutiques and the Lady M online store.
2. Hook Coffee
Count down to Christmas with 24 coffees from Hook Coffee, with packaging that sees commissioned illustrations by ART:DIS. The advent calendar comes with unique coffees in drip coffee bags, a postcard, and a sticker set, and features crowd-favourite classic flavours as well as special edition Christmas coffees with its own unique tasting notes.
Hook Coffee Advent Calendar ($51.40), available at Hook Coffee’s hookcoffee.com.sg.
3. Janice Wong
Get in the festive spirit with Janice Wong’s Box of 25 Advent Calendar! The calendar features 24 chocolate bon bon surprises for you to discover each day and ranges from classic flavours such as Caramel Popcorn, Bakkwa Chicken Praline Poprocks, and Kopi Coffee to the Christmas flavours Gingerbread Caramel and Peppermint.
Janice Wong Box of 25 Advent Calendar ($107), available at Janice Wong’s online storE. orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.
4. Marks & Spencer
Start the countdown to Christmas with treat-filled advent calendars from Marks & Spencer. Aimed at ensuring everyone in the family is able to get their own calendar, these M&S designs range from Dachshund Through the Snow ($39.90) with dog-shaped chocolates, to 24 Biscuits ’til Christmas ($39.90) with milk chocolate biscuit creams, and the Percy Pig Advent Calendar ($24.90) featuring Percy-shaped milk chocolate and gummies.
Marks & spencer Advent Calendars (from $13.90), available at M&S stores and on the M&S APP.
Whether as a gift to others or as something for yourself, the Nespresso Original ($50) and Vertuo ($60) Advent Calendars are perfect perk-me-ups and contain 24 coffees and a surprise gift for the last day. The featured flavours include favourites from the Nespresso permanent range as well as three that were co-created with Pierre Hermé, and presented in an exquisite box that has been designed to be reused afterwards.
Nespresso Original and Vertuo Advent Calendars (from $50), available at Nespresso boutiques and their online store.
6. Proof & Company
Who says booze can’t be perfect for advent calendars too? Proof & Company are here to prove the naysayers wrong with their That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar 2022 ($199) and That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar 2022 ($315). Each calendar comes with its unique selection of fruity and dry gins as well as whiskies such as Highland Single Malt, Blair Athol, and St. Thomas Blended Whisky for you to sample each day for the entire season.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar 2022 ($199), and That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar 2022 ($315). Both advent calendars are available at ecproof.com.
7. T2 Tea
Besides coffee, here’s one for the tea lovers! T2 Tea’s Sip the future Hello Teabag/Loose Leaf Advent Calendar has the perfect selection for you to sip your way to Christmas. Choosing from either the teabag or loose leaf versions, each calendar comes with 24 flavours which include Earl Grey, New York Breakfast, Pumping Pomegranate, Strawberries & Cream, and Turmeric Ginger Ninja.
T2 Tea Sip the Future Hello Teabag and Loose Leaf Advent Calendars ($50), available at T2 Tea outlets and their official store.
8. Thirsty Beer Shop
The Thirsty Jingle Beers Advent Calendar is back for its eighth edition with 23 delicious beers and 1 juicy cider for 2022. The selection includes old favourites, new releases and limited seasonal which are all unique, small-batch brews from across the world. Each calendar also comes with a specially-designed Christmas drinking glass of a seemingly drunk polar bear wearing a cardboard box on its head. Fun!
Thirsty Jingle Beers Advent Calendar ($195), available at thirsty.com.sg.
Being able to find a mini surprise and indulge in a piece of Venchi chocolate would make a special way to countdown the days until Christmas. You can choose either the Wooden Advent Calendar ($198), which pays tribute to a fairytale world in a book-shaped design with an assortment of 50 iconic Venchi chocolates hidden in small drawers, or the Prestige Advent Calendar ($100), which holds an assortment of 31 iconic Venchi chocolates.
Venchi Wooden Advent Calendar ($198) and Venchi Prestige Advent Calendar($100). Both calendars are available at Venchi outlets and online here.
Sweeten the countdown with Cadbury’s classic advent calendar, a budget-friendly option filled with 24 mini pieces of classic milk chocolates that are perfect for popping into your mouth any time of the day.
Cadbury Chocolate Advent Calendar ($4.90), available at all major supermarkets.
Header image courtesy of T2 Tea, Lady M, and Thirsty Beer Shop.