From Cocktails to Coffee — Check Out These Fun Advent Calendars That Are Not Chocolate

Gabrielle Bernardini - Author

Nov. 3 2021, Updated 3:39 p.m. ET

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It's official: The countdown to Christmas is finally here!

If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, or simply searching for a fun gift idea for your loved ones, we've rounded up a collection of 2021 advent calendars that go way beyond the standard bite of milk chocolate.

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'Tis the season! Fun advent calendars that are the perfect holiday gift!

Advent calendars are not just for kids — they're for adults too! Distractify has rounded up a few of our personal favorites, featuring craft cocktails, luxury items, and even treats for your pups. Check out our list of advent calendars that will make the perfect gifts for your friends and family!

1. Bartesian Limited Edition Advent Calendar Featuring Crafted Holiday Cocktails

12 Days of Bartesian Advent Calendar
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Toast to the holiday season with this limited-edition advent calendar featuring delicious holiday craft cocktails, courtesy of Bartesian. With the simple push of a button, you and your friends (21+) can enjoy 12 unique cocktails, such as Mistletoe Margarita, Yuletide Hurrican, Espresso Martini, Holiday Spiced Old Fashioned, and more.

“We’re delighted to release the 12 Days of Bartesian collection and give our customers an exciting way to entertain with ease this holiday season. Now any cocktail enthusiast can bring the lounge experience to their homes and impress their guests with the perfect premium cocktails in seconds,” said Ryan Close, founder and CEO of Bartesian (via press release).

While Bartesian can be purchased at major retailers, including Macy’s, Best Buy, Williams-Sonoma, Target, and more, the 12 Days of Bartesian Advent Calendar can only be purchased exclusively through for $29.99.

2. Charlotte Tillbury Beauty Dreams & Secrets

Charlotte Tillbury's Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent
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For the beauty guru in your life, check out Charlotte Tillbury's Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent calendar. This makeup and skincare box includes three full-sized products and nine travel-sized products, so you (or the lucky person in your life who receives this) can create the perfect Instagram-worthy look.

This advent calendar retails for $200.

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3. Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman 2021 Limited Edition Advent Calendar
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Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with Bonne Maman's 2021 advent calendar, featuring 24 unique jams and honey. For only $34.99, you can enjoy new holiday flavors such as Cherry with Hibiscus Flower, Sweet Orange and Passion Fruit, Peach with Jasmine, Wild Blueberry with Lemon Balm, Raspberry with Rose, and more!

This is the perfect holiday gift for the foodie in your life.

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4. In Good Taste Advent Calendar

In Good Taste Advent Calendar
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Grab a glass (or don't) and let your tastebuds indulge in 24 different wines from all over the world throughout this holiday season. In Good Taste's 2021 advent calendar is the perfect gift to get for a loved one (or yourself).


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5. DavidsTea 24 Days of Matcha

DavidsTea 24 Days of Matcha
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We're totally dreaming of a green Christmas!

You may be familiar with the DavidsTea calendar but we recommend this matcha-themed advent calendar. This fun gift features an assortment of finely ground green teas. It'll certainly be a green Christmas for the person who receives this gift.

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6. K-Cup Christmas Advent Calendar

K-Cup Christmas Advent Calendar
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For the coffee-drinker in your life, scoop up this K-cup Advent Calendar on Amazon. This festive collection makes for the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer and features an assortment of 12 single-serving coffee pods, including Gingerbread Cookie, White Christmas, Candy Cane, Spice Butter Rum, and more.

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7. 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

12 Days Of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar
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Is there a hot sauce-aficionado in your life? This 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar is a great gift for the person who loves to test their spice level.

This advent calendar is totally bringing the heat this holiday season, featuring a fiery assortment of peppers and seasonings including Habanero, Habanero Green, Carolina Reaper, Extra Hot Hot, Cajun, and more.

Feel the burn!

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8. Wüfers Advent Cookie Calendar

Wufers Advent Cookie Calendar
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Treat your favorite pup this holiday season to 24 delicious cookies that your dog will be barking about until next year.

The Wüfers Advent Cookie Calendar retails for $59.95.

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9. Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Advent Calendar

Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Advent Calendar
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Seriously, every day may feel like Christmas with the Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Advent Calendar. The makeup and skincare box includes 13 full-size products that will totally have you (or your friend) pampering themselves.

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10. The Popcorn Factory Holiday Advent Calendar

The Popcorn Factory Holiday Advent Calendar
Source: The Popcorn Factory

A combination of sweet and salty, The Popcorn Factory's Holiday Advent Calendar is a total treat for anyone who receives it. The calendar features 12 days of treats, which includes six delicious popcorns — Cheese, Caramel, White Cheddar, Drizzled Caramel, Ranch, and S'Mores — and chocolate covered pretzels, cookies, plus more.

Let's face it, it will be hard to open the box just one day at a time.

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