Advent calendars have had an adult upgrade, which is guaranteed to make Christmas extra merry.
Alcohol-filled advent calendars are back in stores and it’s not just about celebrating with ‘Ginvent’ this year (although it’s still a firm favourite).
Whether your favourite tipple is whisky, gin, rum, vodka or even craft beer, there are a shed load of booze-filled calendars on offer, with prices starting at £75.
They aren’t as cheap as your bog-standard chocolate numbers, but they’re more fun.
Sherry-swigging Santa would most certainly approve.
Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of artisan gin.
"As always, there will be calendar exclusives and new gin launches making their debut behind certain doors, as well as a return of some older gins that are starting to make their way back into the limelight."
Price: £124.95But it here.
Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different wax-sealed 3cl sample of whisky. Highlights among this year's drams include a 50-year-old Scotch, brand new releases and the World’s Best Blended Whisky (from the World Whisky Awards 2014).
"You can taste everything from single grain to rare Scotch worth up to £600 a bottle."
Price: £149.95Buy it here.
A rather large (and heavy) advent calendar stocked with 24 craft beers.
"Enjoy a glorious festive season full of superb saisons, stouts, pilsners and ales from the likes of Two Roads Brewing Co, Magic Rock, Evil Twin and Schneider Weisse."
Price: £74.99Buy it here.
A grown-up advent calendar containing 24x 50ml miniatures from Chase Distillery in Herefordshire.
Each window contains miniature bottles of infused vodka, liqueur, gin and even Pococello (a fancy type of Limoncello).
Price: £130Buy it here.
A cardboard Christmas tree filled with 25 different bottles of beer - from jet black porters to crisp refreshing lagers.
Price: £85.00Buy it here.
Swap your Santa hat for a pirate's hat and plough your way through this rum advent calendar this December.
It features 24 of "the very finest rums known to mankind, from award-winning Caribbean and British Navy-style, to spiced rum and boutique spirits".
Price: £149.94Buy it here.
Please drink responsibly. For the facts, visit drinkaware.co.uk.