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These Boozy Advent Calendars Will Liven Up Your Holiday Season

Cheers to 24 days of booze.
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The only thing better than chocolate or a beauty product in your advent calendar? Getting booze instead. Luckily, a slew of new countdown calendars featuring a variety of spirits are on their way to make those 24 days as festive as ever. Here are the calendars you should shop for the 2018 holidays, along with a few of our favorites from 2017.

Aldi's Wine Advent Calendar


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COMING 11/7 $69.99

Best for: The non-discerning vino lover who will happily try the variety of wines included.

What's inside: 24 mini bottles of Aldi's award-winning wine, including red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine. Aldi's signature wine advent calendar will be on sale for a limited time starting on November 7, and the calendars will finally be available to buy in the United States. Start strategizing by finding an Aldi near you here.

More: The Ultimate Alcohol Gift Guide

Heritage Distilling Co. Spirits Advent Calendar


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COMING IN OCTOBER

Best for: Your friend who still doesn't have a signature drink order.

What's inside: A festive mix of 24 mini bottles of vodka, gin, and bourbon by Heritage Distilling Co.

Sparkling Wine Advent Calendar


PRE-ORDER NOW $159

Best for: A U.K.-based bubbly lover, because this genius calendar only ships across the pond.

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What's inside: 6.8-ounce bottle of sparkling wines, including Prosecco, cava, Champagne, and sparkling rosé.

The Pip Stop Gin Advent Cracker


PRE-ORDER NOW $159

Best for: The gin and tonic lover who never strays from the usual.

What's inside: 24 different flavors of gin packaged in an adorable holiday-themed cracker. But note: this advent calendar doesn't ship outside the United Kingdom.

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More: Where to Buy Gin-Filled Ornaments for Christmas

Virgin Wines Advent Calendar


COMING SOON

Best for: A wine lover who would wholeheartedly agrees that "Christmas is too short for boring wine," as the box states.

What's inside: A mix of red, whites, rosé, Prosecco, and even a Champagne treat that will keep you happily toasting to life for 24 days straight. The 2018 edition promises to be "even bigger, and even better" than last year's version.

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Very Old and Rare Whisky Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)


Best for: Big-spenders who are trying to impress a Whisky expert.

What's inside: Mini bottles of the world's most sought-after whiskies, including a 60-year-old malt Scotch and a rare Japanese whisky. 

More: 7 Rare Bourbons to Know About

Gin Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)


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Best for: The person who loves gin no matter what the haters (or scientific studies) say.

What's inside: 24 small samples of gin, ranging from the classics (a signature dry gin) to more experimental flavors, like a lavender edition of gin.

12 Days of Pimp Your Prosecco Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)


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Best for: The friend who loves glitter, bubbles, and gold.

What's inside: 12 accessories to pump up your fizzy drinks. This includes flavored bubbles and safe-to-drink glitter, wide plastic straws, and shimmer powder. 

Whisky Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)


Best for: That one relative who is a diehard fan of a classic Manhattan.

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What's inside: 24 varieties of whisky and Scotch hailing from Ireland and America, including a whisky worth £600 a bottle.

Tequila Advent Calendar (2017 Edition)


Best for: The one person on your holiday gift list who never turns down a shot.

What's inside: 24 mini-bottles of Tequila from Mexico and beyond, including both boutique producers to world-famous brands.

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More: 11 Tasty Sipping Tequilas to Buy in 2018

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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