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The 16 Best Advent Calendars for Men in 2021
As we get a little older, those advent calendars with little chocolates become a relic of our childhood. Instead, we pretend that we’ve outgrown getting a small present every day in the run-up to Christmas. The reality is that we just need to upscale to advent calendars that are perfect for men.
There is an amazing range of advent calendars that are perfect for adults. You will get excited to wake up each day to find out your new surprise. These calendars range from alcohol and fragrances to novelty items and skincare.
Everyone is different but you’re sure to find something that you love here. Let’s check out the best advent calendars for men in 2021.
1. Give Them Beer Advent Calendar
For those of us that love beer, this is going to be the perfect advent calendar. You get a wide selection of craft beers in a brilliant box. Those beers are going to have plenty of variety and it’ll allow a beer lover to expand their horizons and possibly find something new they’ll love.
Many of the selections are from the company’s highest-rated craft beers of the year so you know that the quality is going to be high. It’s worth noting that there are only 12 beers here as having 24 in a box would be extremely heavy! The festive packaging makes this even more special.
2. Kiehl’s Holiday Advent Calendar
Many modern men appreciate a good skincare routine. For anyone that wants to look great, this is going to be a brilliant advent calendar. There are 24 full sections and a price that comes well below retail cost when you add up the value of all the products,
There are plenty of great surprises along the way here as you’ll get the likes of cleansers and face masks along with facial serums and moisturizers. On some days you’ll even get larger items to mix it up. This is all added to by some brilliant artwork that helps to make this calendar stand out from the rest.
3. Flaviar Whiskies Of The World Advent Calendar
We’ve covered those who love beer but this is an amazing calendar for any whisky lovers out there. You get a unique mix of 24 whiskies that allows any connoisseur a chance to sample many different brands. You even get a tasting notes booklet to jot down your thoughts.
You also get a few treats in the box too as you receive a Glencairn glass along with a coaster. If you’re gifting this, then you’ll be thrilled to see their eyes light up when they open it. It’s a beautifully constructed advent calendar and one that will be hugely appreciated.
4. The Bearded Man Company Christmas Beard Oil Calendar
Know someone with an epic beard? Or perhaps you’re a bearded man who wants to treat yourself throughout December? Whatever the answer, this calendar gives that bearded man a chance to test out a range of different beard oils.
Scented beard oils are a gamer changer as they can upscale what many see as scruffy into a perfectly crafted work of sweet-smelling art. There is a full range of 24 oils here and they come in 2 ml bottles. By the end of December, you’ll know exactly which oils you love.
5. In Good Taste Wine Advent Calendar
We’ve checked off whisky and beer but there are many other types of alcohol to be enjoyed. One of them is wine. In the calendar, we get a stunning range of all different types so you’ll have to love red, white, and rose to really appreciate this box.
You get 24 bottles but they aren’t tiny. There are 187 ml in each one which is more than enough for a large glass. This is a great chance to try out different varieties and who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with a wine that you might never have considered before.
6. Williams Sonoma Chuck’s Luxury Advent Calendar
We adore this advent calendar because of how different it is. In this quirky box, you get a fabulous range of confections, seasonings, and condiments. Some days you’ll even get a stunning ornament that is beautifully crafted.
Ultimately, this box perfectly suits any foodie as it’ll open up their mind to a whole world of different flavors. All of this comes in a beautiful box that acts as a great gift. If you’re looking for something a little different, this would be a great call.
7. Man Crates Jerky Advent Calendar
As with our previous selection, this is an advent calendar idea that goes well beyond the obvious. Any meat lover will have a huge smile on their face when they get this one. For many, it’s going to be a countdown to Christmas that is full of taste.
What you get are 25 pieces of jerky. Each one is different so you get to explore a wide range of flavors such as ghost pepper and sarsaparilla. This is all contained in a box with brilliant artwork which makes it well worth the money.
8. The Office 12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar
This is the ultimate gift for anyone who loves The Office. There are only 12 selections in this calendar but all of them are hilarious and will be much loved. They are officially licensed and are sure to get a big laugh.
Getting 12 pairs of socks in an advent calendar is a great joke in itself but add in The Office jokes and it gets even better. They only fit a limited shoe size so it’s important to check that before buying. If they do fit, then this calendar is sure to go down very well.
9. Apotheke 25-Piece Advent Calendar
Apotheke is another company that has made a calendar that has a brilliant selection of self-care items. This one has less of a focus on beauty and instead is more orientated to rest and relaxation. It all comes in a stylish and beautiful box.
The main focus of the calendar is the 10 candles with nine of them being 1.25 oz along with one 5 oz candle. Along with that, you’ll get soap, bath salts, shea butter ornaments, and more. If you love candles then you’ll love this box.
10. James Bond Advent Calendar
This has to be one of the most imaginative advent calendars that we’ve ever seen. It’s James Bond-themed and comes with some amazing little gifts. It arrives in a stunning box that has magnetic doors along with a ribbon tie closure.
Behind those doors, you won’t be disappointed. There are the likes of a Casino Royale poker chip, a golden bullet, Bond playing cards, and a golden gun magnet. A James Bond fan is going to truly be excited for every day they get to open a new door.
11. The Short Story Advent Calendar
An advent calendar doesn’t need to be about just chocolate and alcohol. You can also treat the intellectual to a wonderful advent calendar too. This is an amazing collection of short stories.
There is a special mix too. The stories come from all over the globe and are a range of contemporary works along with some classics. It’s a wonderful gift and one that is going to be cherished by anyone who receives it.
12. Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Christmas is often a time where we get to indulge in new fragrances and this Jo Malone calendar helps to take that to the next level. Here we get a stunning selection in a few different sizes that will leave the recipient smelling incredible.
This is one of the more expensive selections out there but it all adds up to a truly incredible gift. As you can expect from Jo Malone, the presentation is also amazing as the box itself is stunning. If you wanted the best advent calendar ever, this would be a good choice.
13. Voluspa Japonica Candle Advent Calendar
Candles are always a win at Christmas and that’s no different with this impressive calendar. In this box, you’re going to get some signature fragrances from Voluspa’s Japonica collection which all smell fantastic along with having a long burn time.
They are all made in the USA and can each be used for a full 25 hours which is very impressive. You only get 12 candles here with each of them being 12 oz in since. The quality is brilliant, however, and this would be an excellent gift.
14. The Beatles Advent Calendar
Who doesn’t love The Beatles? This is an amazing advent calendar for any fan of the band. Before we even get to the contents, you’ll love the look with its pop-art style design.
Inside you’ll get 24 different gifts. They include wonderful quirky surprises such as a tea infuser in the shape of a Yellow Submarine. You’ll even get to hand a Beatles bauble on your tree. This is a fantastic set.
15. 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar
Some people can handle hot sauce and others can’t. For people who fall into the former category, this is an advent calendar like no other. It’s a 12-piece selection of hour sauce that will spark their curiosity. It’s a gift that is going to bring plenty of heat to those cold winter days. It marks a great countdown to Christmas as they get to try many different peppers such as habanero, Cajun, and jalapeno.
16. David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar
We’ve looked at a few different types of alcohol here but what about some tea? This has 24 different options that include some classics, best-selling blends but also some festive teas. It ends up being an amazing journey through tea. You’ll open up the recipient’s eyes to a whole new world of flavors. It comes at a great price too so you won’t need to break the bank to get this special advent calendar.
17. Master of Malt Rum Advent Calendar
We finish with another calendar which has a great selection of alcohol. This one from the Master of Malt contains many different types of rum that’ll help to keep you warm through winter. If rum isn’t your thing then you also have a few different options. The company also sells whisky, vodka, and gin calendars which may be more suited to your taste. Whichever you get, this calendar will be much loved.
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Advent Calendar FAQs
An advent calendar acts as a countdown to Christmas. Unlike a regular calendar where you tick off the days, with an advent calendar, you’ll get a little present each day. They are usually associated with chocolate but as we see here, the options are endless.
The modern advent calendar is an evolution of marking the days leading up to Christmas. It’s unclear who invented the calendar but it started to become a tradition in the late 19th century.
The answer to this depends on your budget. We’ve found many great calendars for under $50 which have a great assortment of presents. If you really wanted something special then there are a some available for a few hundred dollars.