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Where to buy the best gin advent calendars of 2021 before they completely sell out

Treat yourself to a tipple a day in the leadup to Christmas.

By Maddison Leach
The Christmas season is fast approaching, but there's something you need to do before you start stressing about buying gifts and putting up the tree.
And that's invest in a cheeky advent calendar to add a bit of fun to the month of December.
It's easy to dismiss advent calendars as being "for the kids", but the truth is that there are so many adult options on the market now.
Boozy advent calendars are a great option (when consumed responsibly) as they give you a new tipple to taste for each December day leading up to Christmas.
And given that gin is just about the most popular spirit this summer, you simply can't go wrong with one of these gin advent calendars.
But you'll have to shop quickly – these cheeky buys are selling out fast!
And remember, drinking alcohol is by no means necessary at Christmas (or any time) and should always be done responsibly.
If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) is available 24/7 on 1800 250 015 or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Shop the best gin advent calendars for 2021

Does it have cute, Australian wildlife-themed packaging? Yes.
Does it have 25 Australian gins, produced by distilleries in every state of Australia? Yes.
Does it give you access to online tasting notes about each gin? Yes!
What more could you want from this Australian Gin Advent Calendar from White Possum?
This flashy advent calendar comes packed with 24 premium gins, paired with the same number of tonics, all in a range of flavours and styles.
From dry gins, to barrel-aged and navy-strength gins, it seriously has a bit of everything - and shipping is free!
Get your order for this Advent Calendar + Tonic from Gin Loot in now, before it ships on November 20 to arrive in time for December 1.
That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar, $77 from Master of Malt (Master of Malt)
That Boutique-y Gin Company and Drinks by the Dram have teamed up to create a gin-lovers dream.
This advent calendar is packed with 24 wax-sealed bottles to open each day.
Not only does it provide a whole host of different gins to try, this advent calendar also comes in a super cute box.
Because who said adult advent calendars have to look boring?

Shop gin tasting kits for advent season

Unfortunately, gin advent calendars can be pricey and a little harder to come by than your average chocolate calendar.
If you don't feel like splashing the cash or want to limit your alcohol intake, why not invest in a smaller gin tasting pack you can spread out over the festive season?
For something smaller, try this adorable pack of gin Christmas baubles to get in the festive spirit.
Each bauble is filled with gin that has been infused with unique botanicals in small batches to create something very special.
Expect flavours like finger lime, wild hibiscus flower and pepperberry, just to name a few.
Plus, they look downright adorable!
This gin tasting pack from Gintonica comes with 12 specially selected Australian craft gins from across the country.
That means half as much alcohol as a regualr advent calendar, which is a welcome break for those of us not wanting a tipple every day.
Try one every other day over December or crack them out to share on Christmas day.
If you still want to enjoy some new gin flavours this Christmas, but also want to cut down on your alcohol intake, why not try this mini Manly Spirits gift pack?
It comes with three different 200ml bottles of Manly Spirits gin; Australian Dry Gin, Coastal Citrus Gin and unique Whisky Barrel Aged Gin.
These tipples will get you feeling festive without the need to crack a new one open every day.
Remember to drink responsibly this Christmas!