Who said advent calendars were just for kids? Nowadays there’s an advent for just about everyone, from beauty aficionados to alternative ones that aren’t filled with chocolates, and now there are versions designed with gin lovers in mind… 

The gin advent calendar has been picking up popularity for the past couple of years and this year there are tons of great boxes filled with miniatures, artisan producers and festive flavours. Looking for the perfect one? We’ve rounded up the 12 best for 2022. 

Drinks by the Dram Premium Gin Advent Calendar

Like to end your winter evenings with a nightcap? Drinks by the Dram have crafted the perfect advent calendar for those looking to end each festive evening on a high. Introducing the premium gin advent calendar… Inside you’ll find twelve miniature bottles of gin waiting to be discovered behind every door. 

Each door beholds a mini bottle, each with a unique flavour from Copper Republic rooibos and grapefruit to Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin.

Fever-Tree Ultimate Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar

Pairing your gin with exactly what you need is Fever-Tree’s Ultimate Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar. Inside behind each door you’ll find a mix of tonics from their award-winning range, from Mediterranean to a rather festive clementine, and a tempting gin tipple to go alongside. 

The gins packed inside include The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, Warner’s Raspberry Gin, Silent Pool Intricately Realised Gin, Audemus Spirits Pink Pepper Gin, Edinburgh Gin Christmas Gin and Slingsby Rhubarb gin. 

Drinks by the Dram Gin Advent Calendar Premium Edition

For those wanting to take it up a notch, look to Drinks by the Dram’s premium edition. This jazzy blue and gold advent calendar includes 24 wax-sealed drams, filled with a mix of their favourite brands. 

Open up each door to find a mix of your well-known brands including Hendrick’s, Tanqueray and Edinburgh, as well as some independent brands like Four Pillars, Never Never and Hepple.

Laithwaites Gin Advent Calendar

Laithwaites isn’t just known for their wine advent calendars, they’ve launched a gin one too to appeal to the gin lovers out there. 

Adorably festive in red and gold, you’ll find bottle after bottle hidden inside each door. Expect a mix of flavours and styles from top distillers including Whitley Neill, Aber Falls and Berkshire Botanical. 

White Christmas Gin Advent Calendar – Premium Edition

A whole world of juniper is waiting to be discovered inside this white Christmas premium edition. Lead up to the most festive time of year in the right way and open up a cubby hole each evening filled with your favourite: gin. 

The wax-sealed bottles include everything from new releases and long-time favourites, all carefully selected by their team of experts.

The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar

More into your pink gin? Fear not as there’s a calendar just for that. The Premium Pink Gin Advent Calendar is packed with twelve bottles to enjoy in the lead up to the big day. Expect to be sipping into the night on Bombay Bramble Gin, Cheeky Gin Bubblegum Gin Liqueur, Ginato Pompelmo Gin, Hogg Norton Strawberry Gin Liqueur and everyone’s favourite Gordon’s Pink Gin.

The Craft Gin Advent Calendar

Another newby from Drinks by the Dram, this festively themed box is laden with 24 wax-sealed 30 samples from some of the world’s best producers. Hand-selected by their expert gin team, this advent shines a spotlight on small producers, featuring brands like Hoxton Gunpowder, Bathtub, Wessex, Marylebone London Dry Gin and more.

That Boutique-y Gin Advent Calendar

That Boutique-y Gin Company has teamed up with Drinks by the Dram to bring back their sell-out advent calendar. Countdown to Christmas in the right way and inside each door you’ll find a wax-sealed sample pot. 

The Christmas spirit lives on through the decoration, complete with a snow-capped building and Gin Bar, Christmas trees and even friends cheersing to the time of year. Expect some brilliant flavours inside, from rhubarb to squeezed yuzu.

The Gin Advent Calendar Premium Edition

Skip the chocolate this year and open up a calendar filled with your favourite nightcap: gin. Inside this premium edition lie 24 different wax-sealed samples featuring all kinds, from shiny new releases to old-time favourites. 

Look forward to opening up everything from Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin to Mayfield Gin, No.3 Gin to Ramsbury Single Estate Gin. Keeping in the festive spirit, we’re very intrigued by Tarquin’s Figgy Pudding Gin…

Gin O’Clock Refillable Advent Calendar

The perfect gift for any gin lover, opt for something a little different and order this refillable advent clock. This wooden model allows you to mix and match with your favourite flavours and brands of gin year after year. Oh, and it even dubs as a real ticking clock!

Refillable Wooden Advent Gin Christmas Tree

Have yourself a jolly Christmas and order yourself the Tipsy Tree. This wooden advent doubles a fun festive ornament and comes complete with miniature bottles such as Edinburgh Cannonball Gin, Sweet Potato Spirit Co. Orange Gin Liqueur, Whitley Neill Handcrafted Dry Gin and Wilkin & Sons Ltd. English Raspberry Gin Liqueur. 

It can be used year after year and filled with all of your favourite gins – or just about any spirit really. 

Gin & Liquor Filled Giant Advent Cracker

Ditch the plastic packed crackers and opt this gin-tastic giant cracker advent calendar, filled with your favourite gins. Behind each door you’ll find a miniature bottle from artisan producers, each specially chosen from their tasting panel.