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The countdown to Christmas begins with these boozy advent calendars

We’ll cheers to that.

Organised chaos is perhaps the best way to describe Christmas planning; getting everyone their gifts, decorating the tree and deciding whose house will host this year – it truly is a busy time.

And yet, despite the fact that it comes every single year, on the exact same date, planning for Christmas never gets easier. Or less chaotic.

Despite the inevitable stress, counting down to the big day is never short on excitement or joy, and the best way to do so is with an advent calendar.

From your classic chocolate advent calendars to beauty and even LEGO ones, there’s no shortage on niche advent calendar themes to indulge in for the holiday period.

Alcohol advent calendars are a particularly popular way to get in the festive spirit, so we’ve rounded up some of the best there is in Australia.

The best 2023 alcohol advent calendars in Australia


Spiced Rum Advent Calendar, $159.09 at Master of Malt

If you’re after an advent calendar to warm you up as if it’s a white Christmas, try out this delicious spiced rum calendar with an array of flavours and spices to experiment with.



Advent Calendar for Alcohol & Adults, $50.49 (usually $64.72) at Amazon

Already have tiny bottles of alcohol to use? This 12 Days of Christmas version of advent calendars is designed to hold a mini liquor bottle behind each day so you can stock accordingly.



Vodka Advent Calendar, $143.18 at Master of Malt

Vodka is often left out of seasonal sips, but if you’re a fan of the classic spirit then try out this advent calendar with 24 different flavours to broaden your horizons.


Personalised Christmas Advent Crystal Decanter

Personalised Christmas Advent Crystal Decanter, $264.99 at Hardtofind

Count down the days until Christmas the grown-up way with the help of this advent crystal decanter that can be personalised for that extra touch.


That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar, $443 (usually $458) at CaskCartel

Not only will you enjoy 24 delicious whiskies with this calendar, but it’s all housed in a festive Christmas scene to get you in the mood. Plus, if you use code AMA40 you’ll get $40 off every advent calendar added to cart.



Johnnie Walker 12 Days of Discovery Whisky Advent Calendar, $104.48 at eBay

Johnnie Walker is an all time classic when it comes to a good quality whiskey. Count the 12 days down to Christmas with one of its whiskey blends for each day.


Please remember to drink responsibly. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline 1800 250 015 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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