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Toronto's Best Advent Calendars

Toronto's Best Advent Calendars

Toronto's Best Advent Calendars

Counting down the days of December with an Advent calendar is as much a part of the holidays as feigning awe at tawdry light displays, tolerating carolers and devoting precious minutes each day to sweeping up buckets of spikey evergreen needles. The difference? Bursting with sublime treats, your daily moment of Advent-calendar-zen is as welcome as the peace and quiet that descends after guests (finally!) go home. An age-old tradition, Advent calendar countdowns take the modern notion of "me time" in a delightful direction. From the bliss of a novel coffee roast, to the euphoria of an expressive bottle of red, these treats are your gateway to holiday happiness.

Produced by cherished local businesses, each of these Advent calendars delivers extravagant, top-quality goods, from cocktails and chocolate to wine and a season's worth of sugar and spice. Peruse the list and pick your favourite today. Unless, that is, you want to face each frigid December morning with nothing to brighten your mood beyond a festive heap of fallen pine needles.

Bar From Afar

Bar From Afar

Bar From Afar's aptly named Making Spirits Bright Holiday Cocktail Calendar promises 12 days of festive cheer delivered via gin, vodka, bourbon, Pisco, and more. With everything you need — from ingredients and booze, to creative garnishes — to build 12 original craft cocktails, happy hour won't come soon enough.

President's Choice

President's Choice

When the temperature dips, few things appeal more than the gift of warmth. Wrap your loved ones in coziness with the gift of The Tea Lover's Advent Calendar from President's Choice. With flavours ranging from dirty chai and ginger peach to spiced apple and the tranquility-inducing dreamland, each window promises to deliver a toasty moment of calm.

Pelee Island Winery 

Pelee Island Winery 

Count down the days until Christmas with a little help from Canada's southernmost winery. With an inclusive selection of 12 demi-bottles of red, white, rosé and sparkling, each Pelee Island Winery Wine Advent Calendar offers a mix of classic favourites and exclusive releases. Whether you're nibbling on cheese, tucking in to sticky toffee pudding, or simply deserve something special after marathon online shopping, your 12 days of discovery are guaranteed to satisfy.

3507 Bathurst St

Goûter

Goûter

Filled with a colourful assortment of precious, handmade goodies, each of Goûter's Advent calendars offers the type of small extravagance December days demand. Between the elf-sized cookies, downy marshmallows, milk and dark sweets, you'll be hard-pressed to pick a favourite — just remember to act fast before the limited supply is all snatched up.

1272 Dundas St W

Bar Mordecai

Bar Mordecai

Trust the Bar Mordecai team to pack up a holiday take-home brimming with enough whimsical cocktails to wet your whistle for a month. With a guest list that includes wee drams, boozy milk tea, gimlets, and more, each calendar ensures your recipient will have no trouble tracking the days until Christmas — or toasting each one with a saucy nightcap.

6415 Northwest Dr Unit 5

Tre Amici

Tre Amici

For sharing (or solo sipping), the 12-day Tre Amici Holiday Advent Calendar is a wintery, wine-led journey through some of the world's top wine regions. Housing 12 premium bottles, each box will guide you from a crisp French rosé, through winning whites and succulent reds to a party-ready bottle of prosecco. With tasting videos for each bottle also found inside, you just might find yourself embracing your inner wine expert as you aim to dazzle your dinner-party attendees.

3701 Chesswood Dr #115

Toronto Brewing

Toronto Brewing

Mix things up this season with an Advent Calendar Beer Mixer Pack from Toronto Brewing. Hopheads will rejoice at 24 days of tantalizing reveals, comprised of hard-to-find imports and new Ontario releases. Among the brews? Find offerings from Blood Brothers, Willibald, Burdock, and Blaugies.

653 Dupont St

Stubbe Chocolates

Stubbe Chocolates

If your heart longs for an upgrade to the one-size-fits-all Advent calendars of your youth, Stubbe Chocolates has the goods you crave. Adorned with bright red ribbon, each shimmery box conceals two dozen classy confections. With flavours like florentine, salted caramel, and candy cane bark, the only issue this treasure trove will present is proving how much patience you possess.

216 Rivermede Rd Unit 3

Small Batch Dispatch

Small Batch Dispatch

Trust this one-stop-shop for beer lovers to deliver an advent calendar brimming with fresh, unique, small batch brews. Returning this year, the Advent Calendar Beer Box includes 24 beers you'll be excited to discover on frosty December days. Based on previous years, you can expect treats from Town Brewery, Muddy York Brewing Co., Grain & Grit, and more.

325 Cambie St

Revolver Coffee

Revolver Coffee

With its promise of a new coffee from a top roaster for 24 consecutive mornings, Revolver Coffee's 2022 Advent Calendar is just the thing to help anyone — even Grinchy types — face the season. Featuring dreamy artwork by Nicole Gantenbein, each calendar comes loaded with 20-gram bags of whole beans from a roster of roasters from around the globe. Promising warmth (not to mention obligatory caffeine) it's only a matter of time before coffee eclipses chocolate as the advent calendar go-to.

2876 Dundas St W

Indie Alehouse

Indie Alehouse

A gift that gives for 24 days, Indie Ale House's Beer Advent Calendar has enough beer and surprises to ensure your merriest season yet. Each includes 24 individually-wrapped cans of favourite brews, along with two glasses, and a $50 gift card to use in 2023. Made in very limited numbers, you'll want to order early to avoid missing out.

1247 Dundas St W

Grape Glass

Grape Glass

The sure way to any oenophile's heart, Grape Witches' Natural Wine Advent Calendar is the adult equivalent of finding a pony under the tree come Christmas morning. With six calendar options ranging from Classic (for those, "who enjoy long walks on deserted beaches, linen tablecloths and growing herbs") to Super Fancy Freaky (fit for anyone who has ever "melted down a piece of vintage gold jewellery and coated [their] baby teeth in it"), recipients will delight in bottles that skew elegant, natty funky, or somewhere in between. Featuring the team's favourite bottles of the year and informative wine notes, all loaded into a seriously festive box, you'll want to reserve this calendar for the nicest person on your list.

89 University Ave W

Craft Heads Brewing Company

Craft Heads Brewing Company

Gift the beer aficionado in your life 24 days worth of surprises in the form of innovative sips from Craft Heads Brewing Company. Sporting limited-edition ugly sweater prints, each new release will deliver joy each morning and a refreshing way to unwind at the end of the day. A limited number of calendars will be available for pre-order pickup or delivery during the last weekend of November.

Cottage Springs

Cottage Springs

Available exclusively through the LCBO, Cottage Springs' Holiday Countdown Calendar offers 12 days of vodka-based refreshment. With a mix of fruit-forward Vodka Sodas, Vodka Lemonades, Vodka Waters and Vodka Iced Tea, each box will infuse the season with bright memories of warmer times.

1440 Major MacKenzie Dr W

Chocolat Favoris

Chocolat Favoris

Chocolat Favoris has an Advent calendar to suit, whether you're selfish with your sweets or delight when others dive in. The Fine Chocolates Advent Calendar includes 24 artisanal treats, including maple whisky, fruity hibiscus, and tiramisu. Looking to share the love? Opt for the Advent Calendar to Share, with four chocolates per day.

824 St Clair Ave W

Chocolat De Kat

Chocolat De Kat

Featuring a wintery streetscape by The Paperhood, Chocolat De Kat's Advent Calendar is just what you'll want to gaze at on your mantle this December. Filled with the shop's gorgeous holiday all-stars and limited-edition flavours, it's also exactly what you'll need nearby to satisfy your sweet tooth. With bonbons flavoured with brown sugar oatmeal, mint hot chocolate, mulled wine, and other seasonal combinations, you'll relish each day of December more than ever before.

Toronto's Best Advent Calendars

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Toronto's Best Advent Calendars

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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Counting down the days of December with an Advent calendar is as much a part of the holidays as feigning awe at tawdry light displays, tolerating carolers and devoting precious minutes each day to sweeping up buckets of spikey evergreen needles. The difference? Bursting with sublime treats, your daily moment of Advent-calendar-zen is as welcome as the peace and quiet that descends after guests (finally!) go home. An age-old tradition, Advent calendar countdowns take the modern notion of "me time" in a delightful direction. From the bliss of a novel coffee roast, to the euphoria of an expressive bottle of red, these treats are your gateway to holiday happiness.

Produced by cherished local businesses, each of these Advent calendars delivers extravagant, top-quality goods, from cocktails and chocolate to wine and a season's worth of sugar and spice. Peruse the list and pick your favourite today. Unless, that is, you want to face each frigid December morning with nothing to brighten your mood beyond a festive heap of fallen pine needles.

Bar From Afar

Bar From Afar

Bar From Afar's aptly named Making Spirits Bright Holiday Cocktail Calendar promises 12 days of festive cheer delivered via gin, vodka, bourbon, Pisco, and more. With everything you need — from ingredients and booze, to creative garnishes — to build 12 original craft cocktails, happy hour won't come soon enough.

President's Choice

President's Choice

When the temperature dips, few things appeal more than the gift of warmth. Wrap your loved ones in coziness with the gift of The Tea Lover's Advent Calendar from President's Choice. With flavours ranging from dirty chai and ginger peach to spiced apple and the tranquility-inducing dreamland, each window promises to deliver a toasty moment of calm.

Pelee Island Winery 

Pelee Island Winery 

Count down the days until Christmas with a little help from Canada's southernmost winery. With an inclusive selection of 12 demi-bottles of red, white, rosé and sparkling, each Pelee Island Winery Wine Advent Calendar offers a mix of classic favourites and exclusive releases. Whether you're nibbling on cheese, tucking in to sticky toffee pudding, or simply deserve something special after marathon online shopping, your 12 days of discovery are guaranteed to satisfy.

3507 Bathurst St

Goûter

Goûter

Filled with a colourful assortment of precious, handmade goodies, each of Goûter's Advent calendars offers the type of small extravagance December days demand. Between the elf-sized cookies, downy marshmallows, milk and dark sweets, you'll be hard-pressed to pick a favourite — just remember to act fast before the limited supply is all snatched up.

1272 Dundas St W

Bar Mordecai

Bar Mordecai

Trust the Bar Mordecai team to pack up a holiday take-home brimming with enough whimsical cocktails to wet your whistle for a month. With a guest list that includes wee drams, boozy milk tea, gimlets, and more, each calendar ensures your recipient will have no trouble tracking the days until Christmas — or toasting each one with a saucy nightcap.

6415 Northwest Dr Unit 5

Tre Amici

Tre Amici

For sharing (or solo sipping), the 12-day Tre Amici Holiday Advent Calendar is a wintery, wine-led journey through some of the world's top wine regions. Housing 12 premium bottles, each box will guide you from a crisp French rosé, through winning whites and succulent reds to a party-ready bottle of prosecco. With tasting videos for each bottle also found inside, you just might find yourself embracing your inner wine expert as you aim to dazzle your dinner-party attendees.

653 Dupont St

Stubbe Chocolates

Stubbe Chocolates

If your heart longs for an upgrade to the one-size-fits-all Advent calendars of your youth, Stubbe Chocolates has the goods you crave. Adorned with bright red ribbon, each shimmery box conceals two dozen classy confections. With flavours like florentine, salted caramel, and candy cane bark, the only issue this treasure trove will present is proving how much patience you possess.

325 Cambie St

Revolver Coffee

Revolver Coffee

With its promise of a new coffee from a top roaster for 24 consecutive mornings, Revolver Coffee's 2022 Advent Calendar is just the thing to help anyone — even Grinchy types — face the season. Featuring dreamy artwork by Nicole Gantenbein, each calendar comes loaded with 20-gram bags of whole beans from a roster of roasters from around the globe. Promising warmth (not to mention obligatory caffeine) it's only a matter of time before coffee eclipses chocolate as the advent calendar go-to.

2876 Dundas St W

Indie Alehouse

Indie Alehouse

A gift that gives for 24 days, Indie Ale House's Beer Advent Calendar has enough beer and surprises to ensure your merriest season yet. Each includes 24 individually-wrapped cans of favourite brews, along with two glasses, and a $50 gift card to use in 2023. Made in very limited numbers, you'll want to order early to avoid missing out.

1247 Dundas St W

Grape Glass

Grape Glass

The sure way to any oenophile's heart, Grape Witches' Natural Wine Advent Calendar is the adult equivalent of finding a pony under the tree come Christmas morning. With six calendar options ranging from Classic (for those, "who enjoy long walks on deserted beaches, linen tablecloths and growing herbs") to Super Fancy Freaky (fit for anyone who has ever "melted down a piece of vintage gold jewellery and coated [their] baby teeth in it"), recipients will delight in bottles that skew elegant, natty funky, or somewhere in between. Featuring the team's favourite bottles of the year and informative wine notes, all loaded into a seriously festive box, you'll want to reserve this calendar for the nicest person on your list.

89 University Ave W

Craft Heads Brewing Company

Craft Heads Brewing Company

Gift the beer aficionado in your life 24 days worth of surprises in the form of innovative sips from Craft Heads Brewing Company. Sporting limited-edition ugly sweater prints, each new release will deliver joy each morning and a refreshing way to unwind at the end of the day. A limited number of calendars will be available for pre-order pickup or delivery during the last weekend of November.

Cottage Springs

Cottage Springs

Available exclusively through the LCBO, Cottage Springs' Holiday Countdown Calendar offers 12 days of vodka-based refreshment. With a mix of fruit-forward Vodka Sodas, Vodka Lemonades, Vodka Waters and Vodka Iced Tea, each box will infuse the season with bright memories of warmer times.

824 St Clair Ave W

Chocolat De Kat

Chocolat De Kat

Featuring a wintery streetscape by The Paperhood, Chocolat De Kat's Advent Calendar is just what you'll want to gaze at on your mantle this December. Filled with the shop's gorgeous holiday all-stars and limited-edition flavours, it's also exactly what you'll need nearby to satisfy your sweet tooth. With bonbons flavoured with brown sugar oatmeal, mint hot chocolate, mulled wine, and other seasonal combinations, you'll relish each day of December more than ever before.