How to build an at-home advent calendar for the bartender in your life
Recently, we told you all about the very best Christmas gifts that keep on giving all the way up to the big 25th….The boozy advent calendars. But boy do they get expensive!
It makes sense, given all of the different liquors, liqueurs, bitters, and syrups that can go into them (24 whole days’ worth!). But just because we understand why they cost so much, that doesn’t justify purchasing them per-say. Luckily, Christmas is more about the love we feel for our friends and family than it is what can afford to gift them, and that means that a heartfelt, handmade gift can be just as appreciated as one that’s store-bought. And this boozy advent calendar is super easy to do.
To keep things on the less expensive side, we recommend limiting the number of days you’re willing to include (Otherwise, the cost starts to climb — 24 of pretty much anything adds up). Instead of the typical size, opt for a slimmer 12, 10, 7, or 4-day version you can give later in the month. If you’re gifting an advent calendar, it’s not even Christmas yet, so no one’s going to turn their nose up at an extra present just because it’s “too small.” They’ll just be grateful you thought of them. You can also keep costs low by taking advantage of Amazon Prime’s free shipping option or using gifts and materials you can find at a local chain or brick-and-mortar store.
Here’s what you’ll need:
And here’s how to do it: