The countdown to Christmas is imminent with the 1st of December now lurking just around the corner. The shops are starting to fill to the brim with shoppers out for the perfect gift, our trees are going up (if not up already) and our diaries are chocka-block with dates for xmas tipples and work dinners. A mid all of the hustle and bustle it can be easy to let the festive season fly by in a flurry of stress and wine hangovers.
Getting excited in the lead up to Christmas is something we now see as reserved for children alone. They patiently wait, counting down each day in excited anticipation and they do it with a mini treat a day from their character themed advent calendars.
But no more do us adults have to miss out on the fun! What started as a niche, is now a given, as more and more brands launch their own adult friendly advent calendars come Christmas.
They originally started as beauty calendars; full of glosses and creams, and they carried a rather hefty price tag. But now everyone’s on the band wagon and one of the best ideas to come out of the new trend is the promise to feature our most favourite foods and drinks.
So, if you to want to get excited and treat yourself to a little something each day, here are our top foodie calendars for adults this year.
Featuring both sweet and savoury goodies, Carluccio’s advent indulges us with Italian treats such as truffle butter, chilli pesto and chocolate morsels. The limited edition calendar will set you back £75.00 but is well worth it for the ultimate foodie in your life.
Aldi have really set the bar with their wine advent. For just £49.99 you can down a collection of wines, both red and white, including Merlot and Chablis. What could be better than a tipple a day until Christmas?!
Its’ probably one of the most instagrammed shops right now and Peggy Porschen’s perfectly pretty advent does not disappoint. The calendar features 25 bite-size gingerbread biscuits iced in their signature frosty pastels and decorated with mini Christmas themed topping. At £29.95 it’s a complete steal and will look darling on your mantel piece.
This is the one of those who have a lifelong love affair with their kettle. Pukka Herbs have launched an advent calendar containing 24 carefully selected herbal teas from the brand’s wellbeing range. So, for just £7.99 you can counter out all that booze with some nice healthy, herbal teas.
‘Tis the season to be cheesy! Asda have really hit the nail on the head with their dairy themed calendar. The box includes cheese from Norseland’s popular Ilchester range – applewood smoked cheddar, red leicester, jarlsberg, mature cheddar and wensleydale with cranberries are some of the cheese’s you can enjoy, along with the ‘cheesy’ jokes that feature behind each door.