The Best Gin Advent Calendars For Christmas 2023

Get ready to go on a festive gin tasting spree


by Hannah Mellin |
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Buying an advent calendar for the run-up to Christmas has always been a huge tradition, but in recent years, it is not just the chocolate versions we're shopping around for. Oh no, we've got so much more in our sights, including the best gin advent calendars.

As well as alcohol advent calendars – such as wine and beer – the rise of single-spirit advent calendars have soared. In fact, many choose advent calendars as an early Christmas present to the gin lovers in their lives to help them really make the most of the advent season. And who can blame them? The festive excitement starts as early as September these days.

Best Gin Advent Calendars At A Glance

Best-selling gin advent calendar: Fever-Tree Gin And Tonic Advent Calendar – View Offer on Waitrose
Best advent calendar for pink gin lovers: Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar – View Offer on The Bottle Club
Best luxurious gin advent calendar: Virgin Wines Luxury Gin Advent Calendar – View Offer on Very

Counting down the days to the big day has never been so fun but it is easy to get a little overwhelmed with all the different calendars on offer, which is why we've rounded up the best gin advent calendars to enjoy in 2023, months before they all predictably fly off the shelves. We've covered everything, from the more luxurious to the ones that can pick up at the supermarket. You're welcome.

The biggest and brightest gin brands pull out all the stops to bring customers their most exciting release of the year, giving Santa himself a run for his money – with some making us choose between a 24-day or 12-day countdown. And if you're looking for something a little bit festive to nibble on with your tipple, check out the best cheese advent calendars to soak up the Christmas spirit.

The best gin advent calendars 2023

Best-selling gin advent calendar

Everyone's favourite tonic brand Fever-Tree has launched an irresistible advent calendar for 2023, perfect for both gin-lovers and fans of premium tonics. Make sure to snap this one up quickly, as it will definitely be a sell-out.
Behind each of the 24 doors, you'll find either a can of one of Fever-Tree's premium mixers or a craft gin miniature. Together, these make up 12 mouth-watering pairings specially chosen by the experts at Fever-Tree. Partnering with premier gin brands such as Sipsmith, Chase and Hendricks as well as exciting up-and-coming brands in the gin world.

What's inside? 12 craft gin miniatures and 12 Fever-Tree mixers.

Customer review: "Very impressed by the quality of this product, x12 Gin and x12 Tonics is perfect to enjoy during advent..."

Best advent calendar for pink gin lovers

best-gin-advent-calendarThe Bottle Club

If your chosen tipple is a pink gin and tonic, this is the countdown to Christmas for you. This premium pink calendar from The Bottle Club gives you a 12-day countdown of different pink gins, from brands such as Bombay Bramble, Whitley Neil and Berkshire Botanical.

What's inside? 12 miniature bottles of pink gin.

Customer review: "Looks amazing, quick delivery, good packaging.''

Best luxurious gin advent calendar

If you're looking to treat someone to the ultimate gin adventure over Christmas, this Virgin Wines Luxury Gin Advent Calendar allows you to explore 24 different gins. Yep, that's 24 days of specially curated gins from Sipsmith, Silent Pool, Warner's and many more, PLUS some lesser-known boutique craft gins.

What's inside? We won't spoil it for you, but you get 24 hand-selected miniature gins picked for your enjoyment.

Best value gin advent calendar

What is better than buying a family member or loved one a bottle of gin for Christmas? Treating them to a whole selection of completely different boutique gins in the run-up to the big day. This advent calendar is a treat for any gin lover and the contents are a complete surprise. It is also a lot cheaper than most 24-day advent calendars.

What's inside? 24 exclusive gins that cannot be tried anywhere else. We could spoil it but we wouldn't want to ruin the magic of it all.

Best gin advent calendar for gifting

Receive 24 30ml drams of juniper-fuelled gins in an assortment of tantalising flavours. From Bathtub Gin to Tanqueray Rangpur Lime, expect premium brands to ignite your taste buds. Choose from one of four elegant designs; ideal if you're gifting.

Customer review: "My husband loved this advent calendar last year so we had to get another one."

Best gin advent calendar for double measures

Feel merry and bright with our next offering. Craft Gin Advent Calendar features festive and flavoured gins, including seven new and exclusive gins for 2023. From the UK and beyond, savour the finest, including a special Tarquin's gin that's been created especially for the Craft Gin Club.

Customer review: "Best gin advent calendar on the market in my opinion."

The original Ginvent calendar

This is the OG gin advent calendar and The Whisky Exchange keep the contents a surprise (or you can send them a message and they'll tell you). It's fun to discover 24 premium gins, that'll delight lovers of this juniper-infused spirit.

Customer review: "I had one from here last year and every dram was exceptional, scoring 8 or more in my tasting notes."

Best for well-known gin brands

Gin Advent Calendar Christmas Countdown
Price: £69.99

From Beefeater to Gordons and a dash of Edinburgh Gin thrown in for good measure, this advent calendar contains old favourites (with a few new discoveries too).

Customer review: "This was a lovely advent calendar with a huge variety of different gins. There was a good mix between flavoured gins and dry gins, allowing for lots of new taste experiences. The value for money was good compared to others I've seen online. I would recommend this as a lovely gift."

Hannah Mellin is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for A Modern Kitchen. She has been working in the Journalism industry for over a decade and has written for an array of brands. When she's not writing, researching or testing products, she's busy baking, renovating her Victorian terrace and chilling in her jungle garden with her three cats and sausage dog Waffle.

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