With December fast approaching, there’s just enough time to buy an adult calendar for the man in your life. And what’s not to love about advent calendars? They encourage snacking before breakfast and make waking up in the freezing cold winter just that little bit more appealing.
It’s also the perfect chance to treat your other half to something they love. From cheese to whisky, LEGO, curry, socks and a whole host of grooming sets, these are the best advent calendars for men you can buy in 2019.
We’ve even found some super cool ones you wouldn’t expect, including Spotify calendars and BBQ rubs. Basically, if you can imagine it in a box, you can get it in 2019. Keep reading for our round-up of the best advent calendars for men.
Psst, if you’re planning to pop the question this festive season, what about incorporating a calendar? Take a look at our Christmas proposal ideas for inspiration!
ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar – £35, ASOS
We’re ASOS addicts here at Hitched, so it’s good to know we can get a great pressie for our other half while we’re doing some shopping for ourselves. We love this 12 days of Christmas grooming advent calendar.
Just in time for all those Christmas parties, you’ll get 12 quality minis to transform you skin and hair, including Rituals shave cream, SKYN glacial face wash and Mens Society beard oil. It’ll make getting scrubbed up fun.
Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar – £99.95, Master of Malt
Raise a glass to every day of the festive season in the most stylish way possible, with a tumbler of fancy whisky. This advent calendar swaps chocolate for 24 wax-sealed drams of single malts and exceptional blends from across the globe. This could become a new Christmas tradition.
Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar – £200, Fortum and Mason
Want to go all out? There are few better ways to count down to Christmas than Fortum’s gourmet food calendar. We’re talking mini pink Marc de Champagne truffles, Fortnum’s famous fruitcake, London Dry Gin, Sir Nigel’s marmalade, breakfast blend coffee – basically everything you can imagine for the most indulgent December ever. Pricey, but worth it.
Superdrug Bristle & Smith Advent Calendar – £10, Superdrug
If your other half is on the beardy side, he’ll love this top-to-toe toiletry and grooming advent calendar from Bristle and Smith – full of handy accessories for keeping his face trim and tidy!
For each of the 12 days of Christmas he’ll get everything from shower gel to a beard comb, scissors and shave balm. This is a really great little calendar!
Craft Beer Advent Calendar – £75, John Lewis
Is your Dad/boyfriend/husband/brother/fiancé a craft beer fanatic? They’ll have a hell of a lot of fun with this craft beer advent calendar that’s filled with 24 full size bottles of lagers, pilsners, stout, pale ales and more. You’ve got brewers like Spey Valley, Keith Brewery, Sonnet 43, Autumn Brewing Co and more. All together this calendar weighs over 14kg – a real treat!
Beard Oil Calendar – £25, MenKind
Another fab choice for the more hirsute man in your life – a beard oil advent calendar! This comes with 24, 1005 natural, scented beard oils so he can smell bloomin’ brilliantly all the way until Christmas Day.
Gin Advent Calendar Cracker – £125, Amazon
If your other half is a lover of gin (who isn’t?), then why not treat him to this gin advent cracker?
It might be on the pricier end of the spectrum at £125, but you get lots for your money. Your man will be treated to a mini bottle of one of 24 different premium gins behind each door.
Mouth-watering brands include Poetic License, The Lakes and Aber Falls gin. A gin and tonic a day keeps the doctor away… or something like that.
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Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar – £21.98, Amazon
Meet the world’s first and only cheese advent calendar. Not only do you get 24 individually wrapped mini cheeses, but totally cheesy jokes too – we’re sure you know a man that sounds perfect for!
Flavours include Jarlsberg, Applewood, Mexicana, Red Leicester, Wensleydale with Cranberries, and Wensleydale and Gingerbread. You might just end up keeping this one for yourself.
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Personalised Beer Advent Calendar – £119.95, Not On The High Street
Up next is another boozy option – this time in the form of a personalised box of beers!
Get in your partner’s good books with this handmade calendar of 24 bottles of branded ales and lagers. There’ll be no question who this gift belongs to, and they’ll love an excuse for a festive tipple every day.
Socks Advent Calendar – £52.99, CoolStuff.com
Make sure his feet are toasty and warm all winter with this fabulous sock advent calendar.
There’s 24 different patterned cotton socks that’ll add a bit of colour to your life on those dark December morning. Even better, you’ll enter the new year never having to search for a pair of socks again. They do say you can never have enough socks!
Revell RC Helicopter Advent Calendar – £32.98, Amazon
Is your man a bit of a techie? He’ll adore this advent calendar where you get all the parts to build a radio-controlled helicopter in time for Christmas eve.
This 1:18 model features powerful twin motors, along with a 3CH GHz remote control unit. The 24 windows include all the components, batteries and a screwdriver, plus full, simple, illustrated instructions.
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Personalised Coffee Advent Calendar – £59.95, Not On The High Street
If your man needs a caffeine boost to get him through to Christmas Day, then this could be the life saver he never knew he needed! The team behind the beer advent calendar have also made this more sober coffee advent calendar.
It contains 25 Nespresso-compatible coffee pods in 13 flavours – perfect for getting through all that Christmas preparation.
The Protein Ball Advent Calendar – £19.99, Protein Ball Co.
Is your man into health and fitness? Does he love trying out new healthy snacks? If you answered yes to both then this will be the advent calendar for him.
For only £19.99, the Protein Ball Co are offering an advent calendar with six different flavoured vegan protein balls. Their usual flavours include raspberry brownie, lemon and pistachio and cherry bakewell, so this is set to be a pretty delicious and nutritious advent calendar choice. It’s especially ace for veggies and vegans.
The 12 Curries of Christmas Advent Calendar – £29.95, Not On The High Street
Got a wannabe Jamie Oliver on your hands? From a creamy korma to a fiery Madras or an exotic Jamaican curry goat, curry lovers will go wild for this spice blend advent calendar.
Behind each door you’ll get a recipe and spice packet, so all you need is a few fresh ingredients for a meal that’ll feed four people. That’s dinner covered then!
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Personalised Christmas Playlist Advent Calendar – £18, Not On The High Street
This is an incredibly cool concept. Each door has a new Spotify code behind it that plays a Christmas track. You hold your phone over the code and the track will play straightaway through the Spotify app, culminating in the ultimate Christmas playlist.
It’s such a great festive idea for music lovers that’ll banish the bah humbugs!
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Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling Advent Calendar – £19.99, Amazon
This pork crackling advent calendar is one of the best things we’ve seen in a long time. It’s by The Snaffling Pig Company (a really cool brand who create pork snacks, beer and cider – aka the dream combo) and contains 24 bags of delicious pork crackling in flavours like Low & Slow BBQ and Pigs in Blankets.
They’re super high in protein and being touted as a great keto/paleo/diabetic-friendly advent calendar option. Definitely worth checking out if your partner is following a high-protein diet too.
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar – £22.49, Amazon
If your man is a bit of a child at heart, then he’ll love this Star Wars advent calendar. It contains 280 pieces of LEGO so you can build a different mini figure, starship or vehicle for every day of December, including Star Wars icons like Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ahch-To Island, Poe’s X-wing and a Quadjumper.
Consider this essential for fans of all ages!
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Wine Down to Christmas Advent Calendar – £84.95, Not On The High Street
This huge advent calendar is full to the brim with bottles of wine to count down to Christmas in the most fun way possible.
If your man loves a tipple or two, invest in this festive box which features an equal number of reds, whites and rosé and (drum roll please) even a few Prosecco bottles. You’ll get a glass-sized amount of wine from each miniature bottle. Cheers!
Artisan Brownie Advent Calendar – £79.50, Not On The High Street
What better way to countdown to Christmas than with this exclusive handmade brownie box? Indulge in all kinds of flavours, from classic chocolate to salted caramel, mince pie and Baileys.
Nearer to Christmas, your man will also get exclusive larger sizes of flapjack, fruitcake and millionaire’s shortbread. What a treat!
MunchKings Nuts and Savoury Snacks Advent Calendar – £29.99, Amazon
If you both love nothing more than cuddling up in front of a box set with something to crunch on, this snack-packed advent calendar is for you.
There’s eight different types of snacks (five suitable for vegans): enjoy generous bags of smoked paprika coated peanuts, corn combo mix, chocolate peanuts and yogurt coated raisins, hotel mix, smoked almonds, chilli coated peanuts, wasabi peanuts and honey peanuts.
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ClarinsMen 12 Days of Christmas Calendar – £60, Debenhams
Keen to get your other half loving skincare as much as you do? This is an introduction to cleansing, moisturising and grooming, courtesy of ClarinsMen, containing all of the products he needs in his everyday life.
It includes a mask, eye-cream, face wash, shampoo, moisture balm and much more.
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Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar – £20.98, Amazon
This advent calendar features six sumptuous flavours of ooey-gooey, sticky, gourmet marshmallows, ready to toast over the fire. We can’t decide what our favourite would be between salted caramel, butterscotch, gingerbread, mint choc chip, milk & cookies and s’mores.
It also includes a hot chocolate spoon and vanilla bean marshmallow for Christmas morning. Delicious! (Note that the burner isn’t included, but you can buy one on Amazon too.)
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Tipsy Tree Flavoured Gin Advent Calendar – £140, Amazon
We love this advent calendar by the Tipsy Tree. Not only does the impressive wooden stand make for a great (reusable) Christmas decoration, but most importantly it includes 24 miniature gins and gin liquors too.
Your man will be able to sample everything from rhubarb and rosehip gin, mulled winter fruit, strawberries and cream, and Yorkshire tea-flavoured gin (yes, really!). Here’s to a beautifully boozy December.
Reese’s Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar – £5, Amazon
This advent calendar is an absolute bargain at £5, and for Reese’s peanut butter cup fans it’s an utter treat too!
Each day your other half will get a miniature cup in either creamy milk chocolate, indulgent white chocolate or stuffed with Reese’s Pieces. Oh, and just wait for Christmas Eve! There’s a surprise waiting behind the final door…
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BBQ Advent Calendar – £41.90, Amazon
You’ll have to ignore the fact that the box is in German, because what’s inside is the dream calendar for every self-proclaimed king of the grill.
Full of BBQ dry rubs and marinades to season your favourite meats, you might find yourself having BBQ turkey on Christmas day before you know it. It’s a truly unique gift.
Personalised Date a Day Couple’s Advent Calendar – £28, Not On The High Street
Kind of a gift for him, kind of a present for you. This ‘date a day’ advent calendar contains 24 simple date ideas that give you a great opportunity to spend quality time together.
Each numbered envelope contains a gorgeous copper foiled token and makes an incredibly luxurious Christmas countdown that both of you will love.
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Gemstone Geological Advent Calendar – £50, Not On The High Street
If you’re after an advent calendar with a difference for your science-loving man, then this geological advent calendar could be just the ticket!
It features 24 different gems and fossils, each with a fact card to accompany it. There’s also a drawstring bag to keep all the fossils once they’re open, and you can personalise the box!
Pub Crawl Advent Calendar – £26, Not On The High Street
Give your man the gift of counting down to Christmas with this quirky craft beer pub crawl calendar.
It features a range of delicious craft beer caramel chocolates in the shape of barrels. It might look innocent, but just like on a normal pub crawl, some shots will pop up along the way! Will he be brave enough to stomach a Jägerbomb chocolate at 8 o’clock in the morning?!
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Man’s Stuff Advent Calendar –
Last up in our selection of male grooming advent calendars we have this 12-day cube advent calendar by Man’s Stuff.
We love the selection of products in this calendar, including a charcoal face wash, bath fizzer and nail clippers. If your man likes a pamper then this is definitely one for him – and it’s great value.
Haribo Advent Calendar – £7.45, Amazon
Kids and grown-ups love it so, it’s the Haribo advent calendar! Count down to the 25th with something sweet every day that isn’t your normal chocolate.
Those with a sweet tooth will find all their favourites in here, like cola bottles, goldbears and Maoam. Don’t be surprised if you struggle not to eat this calendar all at once – at under £8, you can always buy another!
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If it’s your first Christmas as a married couple, then make sure you also check out our guide to celebrating your first married Christmas for some more lovely, festive ideas.