Advent calendars are not just for kids and these five alternative calendars are perfect for adults too.

Growing up, the most exciting part about the lead up to Christmas was the opening of those wee doors on our advent calendars to get to the delicious hits of chocolate inside.

Now you can get that excitement back with these excellent alternative advent calendars filled with some of the things adults (probably) enjoy even more than chocolate.

For coffee fans…

The Perkulatte Coffee Advent Calendar

(Price: £35, website: www.notonthehighstreet.com)

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Getting out of a cosy bed each winter morning can be hard for even the most enthusiastic morning types but with this advent calendar and its daily doses of caffeine joy it could become that little bit easier.

Perkulatte’s 24 day calendar is full of different coffees; one for each morning leading up to Christmas Day.

Each bag is numbered and filled with approximately 20g of fresh Cafetiere grind artisan roasted coffee, including; El Salvador Los Luchadores, Mexican Finca Muxbal, Costa Rica Hermosa, Colombian Inza and many more.

Enjoy an advent calendar that is just for you, or that person you know who loves coffee.

For gin fans…

The Ginvent Calendar

(Price: £124.95, website: www.masterofmalt.com)

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Picture: MasterofMalt.com

An advent calendar filled with gin you say? Where do we sign up? Drinks by the Dram, whose Advent calendars are filled with handmade 30ml wax-sealed drams of the finest spirits from across the globe, have teamed up with the gin experts at Gin Foundry to create this must-have calendar for any drinks fan.

The only problem you’ll have is trying to work out where you are going to get a 24 pack of tonic water.

For beer fans…

The Beer Hawk Craft Beer Advent Calendar

(Price: £65, website: www.beerhawk.co.uk)

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This fun calendar celebrates world beers and contains 24 bottles and cans of fantastic beer from all around the globe as well as your very own tasting glass to ensure you can enjoy drinking them in style.

With pale ales, pilsners, saisons, stouts, IPAs, weissbiers, dubbels, tripels and more, you or any of your favourite beer fans are sure to be spoiled in the lead up to Christmas.

Christmas Tree Beer Advent Calendar

(Price: £95.00, website: www.bestofbritishbeer.co.uk)

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This quirky advent calendar comes as a fully assembled Christmas tree, all you need to do is add the star on top.

With 25 different bottles of beer to open and fill you with festive cheer, there’s a great mix of different styles and strength including porters, ales and refreshing lagers.

The hardest part is only opening one each day.

For whisky fans…

The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar

(Price: £159.95, website: www.masterofmalt.com)

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Picture: MasterofMalt.com

Master of Malt’s now famous whisky calendars are the best way for whisky fans to get into the Christmas spirit and a great gift for someone you love.

Featuring 24 different 30ml drams of whisky from Scotland, including single malts, single grains, blends and blended malts, any whisky fan will be able to go on a mini tour around the country’s best distilleries this festive season.

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