It’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season. The months-long lead-up to Christmas gives you an open invitation to celebrate by decking the halls, decorating the tree, singing carols, bingeing holiday movies, and wearing nothing but flannel pajamas pretty much as soon as Halloween is over. And now there’s an excuse to add drinking lots and lots of wine to the mix, thanks to wine advent calendars. That’s right: Why settle for chocolate or beauty products when you can start the Christmas countdown with vino? To get a head start, we picked out some of the best wine advent calendars to gift friends and family—or yourself. From 24-day calendars to shorter 12-day options, these festive advent boxes are packed with reds, whites, prosecco, rosé, sparkling wine, and more. While you wait for the countdown to December, we recommend blasting Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” on repeat—because before you know it, you’ll be indulging in these festive holiday wine tastings from the comfort of your home.
12 Nights of Wine Nice Edition
Treat the nicest people on your list (or, hey, you could totally treat yourself!) to a little pre-holiday present: 12 glasses of fine wine all wrapped up in one pretty package. Be sure to order early—this in-demand wine advent calendar sold out last year.
12 Days of Holiday Toasts
This limited edition advent calendar comes in a festive box that contains 12 quarter-bottles of wine from around the world. Order soon to ensure delivery by the holidays—this wine holiday treasure box is likely to sell out.
Wine Advent Calendar 2020
This wine advent calendar more closely resembles traditional versions, with 12 doors that reveal the goods. But instead of a waxy piece of chocolate, you’ll find a half-bottle of wine (two full glasses) from famous vineyards around the world.
ALDI Wine Advent Calendar
Run don’t walk to ALDI’s to buy their annual wine advent calendar stocked in select U.S. stores that sell alcohol. The special seasonal product features 24 unique red, white, and sparkling wines—one for each day leading up to Christmas—from around the world in 187 ml. individual bottles.
World Market 24-Day Wine Advent Calendar
Take a trip to France this December with this reindeer-decorated festive wine advent calendar box that comes with a selection of 24 mini French wines—including sparkling, white, red and rosé.
The Mixed Pack
It doesn’t come packaged as a traditional advent calendar, but you can order a 12 or 24-set box of chic, individually packaged glasses of wine (6.3 oz each) and build your own DIY version.
12 Nights of Wine Naughty Edition
If being on the naughty list entitles you to a beautiful red box filled with 12 glasses of world-class wine… well, sign us up. Luckily, this cheeky wine-filled advent calendar is back in stock for the 2020 holiday season.
Advent Wine Calendar Case
Make your friends and family feel extra merry this holiday season by pre-ordering this advent calendar specially selected by wine dealers. Complete with 12 full bottles of wine—including sparkling shiraz, prosecco, rosé, three white wines, five red wines, and a sweet dessert wine—warm and cozy feelings are guaranteed!