Best advent calendars for foodies

From chocolates to charcuterie, these are the tastiest ways to count down to Christmas.
What could be better than spending Christmas opening presents and sampling seasonal treats? Doing so throughout the whole month, of course. Whether you’re gifting a friend or treating yourself, these are our favourite advent calendars for festive foodies to tuck into this December.
Arrivals Advent Calendar,

Designed for the epicurean explorer, Kanel’s new Arrivals Advent Calendar contains a collection of salt and spice blends inspired by 12 worldwide cities. Each comes with a recipe card for a corresponding dish, and a lovely brass seasoning spoon is included too.


An advent calendar with miniature bottles of sparkling wine on a white circle

Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar,
JP Chenet

Celebrated French wine brand JP Chenet has made it easy to raise a glass every day this December. Their festive Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar has 24 miniature bottles of sparkling wine (whites and rosés).


Advent Calendar 2023,
Bonne Maman

Bonne Maman’s yearly advent calendars are a foodie favourite. The beautiful 2023 edition includes 23 miniature spreads – flavours include Cherry with Pink Peppercorn, Peach with Jasmine Flower and Sweet Orange – and a miniature pot of the brand’s famous honey.


An open advent calendar with illustrations from various countries on the boxes

24 Trips With Tea Advent Calendar,

Travel around the world in a teacup with DavidsTea’s new 2023 advent calendar. Each box contains a bag of organic tea inspired by a different international location – think Nepal White, Brazilian Maté, North African Mint and the advent-exclusive Korean Sejak.


Fancy Classic Advent,
Grape Witches

Toronto-based natural wine importers Grape Witches have brought back their popular advent calendars for 2023. The Fancy Classic edition includes a box of chocolates and 12 full-sized bottles of natural wine from around the world – sparklings, red, whites, an orange and a rosé.


2023 Marshmallow Advent Calendar,
XO Marshmallow

Enjoy a different flavour of melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow every day leading up to Christmas with this extra-sweet advent calendar from XO Marshmallow. Flavours in the lineup include Earl Grey, Dark Chocolate, Key Lime and Rose Water.

$55 U.S.

Big Christmas Winegum Advent Calendar,
Wally and Whiz

Wally and Whiz wine gums are vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free and made with all-natural ingredients. Their fabulous 2023 advent calendar comes with 24 little tubs of winegums, in flavours like mulberry and elderflower, with fruity powder candy coatings.


12 Days of Charcuterie Advent Calendar,
Hickory Farms

This unique advent calendar from US-based Hickory Farms comes with an assortment of items for the ultimate holiday charcuterie, including summer sausages, a variety of cheeses, two varieties of mustard, strawberry-fig jam and some bonus sweets.

$65 U.S.

Cookie Advent Cookbook: With 24 Festive Recipes,
Barbara Grunes and Virginia Van Vynckt

This advent calendar is unique, interactive and sustainable (since you can use it year after year). Each day of December has its own cookie recipe to go with it – try out the Swedish Thumbprints one day, candy cane shortbread the next.


Prosecco Advent Calendar,

Pop the Prosecco 24 times, and Christmas will arrive. Canella’s advent calendar comes with six miniature bottles in an array of varieties: Prosecco, Prosecco Brut, Prosecco Superiore, Prosecco Superiore Brut, Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry and Prosecco Rosé.


2023 Coffee Advent Calendar,
Onyx Coffee Lab

Wake up and smell the Christmas coffee. Onyx Coffee Lab’s 2023 advent calendar comes with 24 bags of whole-bean coffee, each highlighting a different region, producer and terroir – from Ethiopia to El Salvador, Kenya, Colombia and beyond.


An open green floral advent calendar

Gourmet Garden Chocolate Advent Calendar,

Who says Christmas has to be snowy? California’s Compartés has created an advent calendar filled with garden-inspired chocolates, painted with colourful florals and coming in flavours like Honey Lavender and Caramel Apple.

$110 U.S.

Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 2023,
Drinks By The Dram

The whisky lover will enjoy counting down to Christmas with 24 miniature bottles hailing from across Scotland. From complex single malts to rare editions, this advent calendar contains some of the country’s finest distilled whiskys, each in a miniature wax-sealed dram.


Fortnum’s Tea Filled Wooden Advent Calendar,
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum’s tea-filled advent calendar comes with 24 different blends of loose leaf from around the world. Each day of December hides a flavour like Ceylon Orange Pekoe, Green Tea with Elderflower and Smoky Earl Grey. Special Christmas tea blends cap off the month.


12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar,
Gourmet Du Village

This book-inspired advent calendar leads up to Christmas with an assortment of 12 holiday-designed single-serve hot chocolate packets. Think ‘Gnome’ Double Truffle and White Candy Cane flavours, all from the Quebecois chocolate labs at Gourmet du Village.


The Shortbread Advent Calendar,
Walker’s Shortbread

Scottish shortbread is a must for many during the holidays, and Walker’s has everyone covered. Their 2023 advent calendar holds a collection of melt-in-your-mouth holiday biscuits, from Pure Butter Shortbread Fingers to Salted Caramel Shortbread Squares.


Christmas Popcorn Advent Calendar,
Williams Sonoma

The possibilities for highlighting popcorn are endless during the holidays – tree decor, cookie clusters, seasonal snack mixes and more. Williams Sonoma released this advent collection with assorted kernel colours and flavouring salts from the family-owned Wabash Valley Farms.


Santa’s Candy Shop 24 Piece Advent Calendar,

Sugarfina’s totally opulent advent calendar features 24 unique kinds of candy, from Candy Cane Caramels to Holiday Gummy Presents. The adorable box is modelled after Santa’s workshop, and each candy comes with a cardboard version to stock his shelves.


Gourmet Licorice Advent Calendar 2023,
Lakrids by Bülow

Lakrids by Bülow’s licorice is made with rice flour (completely gluten-free) in a green-energy-powered factory in Copenhagen, then boxed in sustainable packaging. This year’s advent calendar contains two pieces for each day, so it’s perfect for sharing with someone.




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