Header: Pâtisserie Jane’s Dessert Edition Advent Calendar

Sure, we all love ourselves a good ol’ chocolate advent calendar at Christmastime, but for something a bit different from Cadbury or Lindt, here are our suggestions for the top foodie advent calendars that stand out from the choccy pack this year:

Cupping Room

This home-grown coffee roastery has come up with a Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar dedicated to all the caffeine fiends out there. It includes the likes of Cupping Room’s award-winning Champ Series, signature single-origin coffee beans, drip bags, artisanal teas and brewing equipment. The beans will be freshly roasted from 21–25 November, with shipping soon after.

How much: early-bird price of HK$588 until 13 November 2022; HK$658 from 14 November 2022

To order: order online (until 18 November)

Fortnum & Mason

A one-stop shop for holiday gifting, Fortnum & Mason has several worthy advent calendar options this season, but our pick goes to the Tea Lovers Advent Calendar. It features 24 silky bags filled with brews from Fortnum’s famous tea collections, from Royal Blend on the 1st to Christmas Black Tea on the 24th.

How much: HK$488

To order: available at Fortnum’s K11 ATELIER flagship shop and Lane Crawford kiosks

Joe & Seph’s

Popular British gourmet popcorn brand Joe & Seph’s has launched a cool Popcorn Advent Calendar that’s available at city’super, containing 24 packs of popcorn in fun and festive flavours like orange-chocolate, Buck’s Fizz, banoffee pie and toffee apple and cinnamon. Pop-tastic!

How much: HK$348

To order: order online


KALEA is a boutique German beer-enthusiast company that’s become famous for its annual advent calendar, showcasing a new selection of beer every year since 2010. Containing 24 cans of unique Austrian and German beer made by privately owned breweries, the Brewer’s Advent Calendar can be found in Hong Kong at city’super. Some of the beers were even brewed exclusively for this calendar!

How much: HK$1,298

To order: order online

Lady M

Lady M’s advent calendars are always a delight, and this year’s is no exception. Nestled beneath a starry New York City snow globe, the Winter Wishes Advent Calendar features 24 drawers filled with festive bonbons – chocolate marshmallows, red velvet crunch bites, apple cider jellies and more. Each calendar comes with a greeting card and gift bag in a matching design.

How much: HK$628

To order: available at all Lady M boutiques around town (click here for locations)

Paper & Tea

Another lovely tea-based advent calendar comes to us from Paper & Tea, a Germany-based purveyor of rare and speciality teas. This one has two versions; for those who prefer loose-leaf tea, there’s Origins, while Master Blends offers special Christmas village-themed cotton tea bags packaged in recyclable foil. No matter which version is chosen, each window opens to reveal one of P&T’s artisanal teas, from their most popular blends to exclusive holiday editions.

How much: HK$480 for Master Blends; HK$630 for Origins

To order: order online

Pâtisserie Jane

Founded last year, Pâtisserie Jane presents a repeat of its popular Dessert Edition Advent Calendar, offering seven festive treats that are low sugar, low fat and preservative free, taking you from the 19th to the 25th of December in one beautifully designed calendar. The goodies include homemade Earl Grey jam, a Valrhona chocolate bomb, madeleines in hojicha and lemon-poppyseed flavours, doughnuts in matcha and red velvet flavours, tea-infused Danish cookies, a mulled tea set and holiday-themed meringues and cookies.

How much: early-bird price of HK$268 until 30 November 2022; HK$298 from 1 December 2022

To order: order online


Perfect for both kidlets and sweet-toothed grown-ups, Sugarfina’s Gingerbread House Advent Calendar is simply adorable. Inside each drawer in this deluxe sweets collection, you’ll find four pieces of the brand’s signature gourmet candy, from Heavenly Sours and Raspberry Eiffel Towers to Santa’s Donuts and Holiday Presents. The box itself makes for a great keepsake.

How much: HK$488

To order: available at all Sugarfina boutiques around town (click here for locations)


Brew up a cuppa a day with the 24 Days of Teapigs Tea Advent Calendar. This calendar showcases 23 different tea blends by Teapigs, a UK-based tea company with a focus on quality, sustainability and community. In the run-up to the 25th, we’re particularly keen to try the Rooibos-based Spiced Winter Red blend scented with orange blossom, ginkgo, ginseng and cinnamon and the green tea with peppermint.

How much: HK$380

To order: order online

Wine Moments

For a boozy advent calendar, it doesn’t get much better than the gorgeous (WM) Premium Wine Mini Advent Calendar by Wine Moments. Each of the 24 boxes contains a mini (100ml) bottle of wine by renowned winemakers from across Europe, from light whites to bold reds. Perfect for either a wine connoisseur looking to discover a new favourite bottle or a newbie dipping his or her toes into the sea of wine.

How much: HK$1,290

To order: order online

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