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20 best advent calendars for men to get him in the festive spirit this year

From socks and grooming kits to alcohol, there's a 2020 Christmas calendar for every guy

Karen Silas

If you are looking for a Christmas season advent calendar for the men in your life, whether boyfriend, best friend or dad, or are a guy who wants for a treat for himself, these 2020 advent calendars for men packed with special gifts for him are exactly what you need. We've tracked down the best one-a-day holiday gift sets chock full of treats like personal grooming tools, lotions and aftershaves, drinks from coffee to beer or whisky – and even personalised socks!

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Best advent calendars for men: Personal grooming

ASOS advent calendar for men

This 12-day treat for the guys – one of three ASOS beauty advent calendars for 2020 – includes four travel sizes and EIGHT full-size products

ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar, £35, ASOS


beard advent calendar for men

Does he have a beard? Well, guess what – there’s a men's advent calendar tailor-made for him and his glorious facial hair. The Bearded Man advent calendar has 24 2ml minis of a variety of 100% natural beard oils.

The Bearded Man advent calendar, Was £30 Now £25, Menkind


Lynx Build Up Africa Countdown Gift Set advent mens

A 12-day men's advent calendar filled with treats and bestselling products from Lynx. The set includes body wash, body spray, shower gel, socks, a comb, a key chain, a toothbrush, a wallet and even a lightning cable. 

Lynx Africa Countdown Gift Set, £19.99, Feel Unique


molton brown unisex advent calendar

The advent calendar from Molton Brown, famed for their delicious unisex scents, is filled with gifts, from eye gels and lip balms to body oils and eau de toilette with fragrances that will appeal to just about everyone. That means there's a caveat with this gift: everyone in the household might be dipping in for a treat.

Molton Brown advent calendar, £175,  John Lewis


next men advent calendar christmas 2020

The Next men's advent calendar, worth over £215, is filled with grooming favourites from top brands, including L'Occitane, Elemis and Aveda, as well as designer fragrances.

Next Men's Grooming Advent Calendar, £69, Next


men stuff advent grooming advent calendar

Behind the doors of this mega men's calendar you'll find everything from grooming tools to shaving cream, body washes and moisturisers

Man'Stuff by Technic 24-Day Advent Calendar, £31.99, Amazon


Best advent calendars for men: Socks 

wild feet sock advent calendar for men

You really can’t go wrong with socks! And this whopping 25-day men's advent calendar has a surprise pair of fun socks for every day up to Christmas, and Christmas Day itself.

‘Wild Feet’ 25-pair Christmas Advent Calendar, £79.99, Sock Shop


12 day sock advent calendar for men

Cosy sock designs in this 12-day gift for men include a pair of navy socks that you can have monogrammed in gold with the initials of your choice

Personalised 12-Day Sock Advent Calendar, £65, Not On the High Street


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Best advent calendars for men: Food, coffee and tea

snaffling pig pork crackling mens advent calendar

If he's a fan of pork crackling he's going to LOVE this men's advent calendar with a jaw-dropping selection of pork crackling in flavours like Salt 'N' Vinegar, Low & Slow BBQ and Marvellous Maple

The Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling Advent Calendar, £17, QVC


gourmet popcorn advent calendar for men

This men's advent calendar includes vegan-friendly and gluten-free gourmet popcorn in 19 flavours including salted caramel, gingerbread, pumpkin spice and milk chocolate popcorn bites. There’s a ‘tipsy’ 12-flavour version, with flavors like Espresso Martini, Gin & Tonic, too. 

 Giant Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £30, Not on the High Street


England-based Tea Revv sells tea and coffee advent calendars that will give the guy in your life a serious morning caffeine boost in the 24 days up to Christmas! 

yawn brew coffee advent calendar for men

The coffee advent calendar contains 24 sachets – you can choose from ground or whole bean – each a specialty coffee from around the world. The popular advent calendar was even featured on ITV This Morning last year.

2020 Coffee Advent Calendar, £39.99, Etsy


tea advent calendar for men

The tea calendar includes seasonal blends of loose leaf tea or sachets and there are four different calendars to choose from: Breakfast, Caffeine-free, Christmas Blend or Single Origin

2020 Tea Advent Calendar, From £34, Etsy


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Best advent calendars for men: Alcohol 

brewdog advent calendar for men 2020

A popular beer advent calendar that gives you a taste of 24 craft beers: 15 new BrewDog beers launched in 2020, 6 online exclusives and two beers that you'll only find in the calendar. Pre-order for shipping from 6 October before they sell out!

BrewDog 24-beer advent calendar, £49.95 including UK delivery, BrewDog


chocolate advent calendar for men

Hotel Chocolat's chocolate advent calendar with a twist: two mini bottles of tipple – salted caramel vodka and cocoa gin

Hotel Chocolat Grand Advent Calendar, £68, Hotel Chocolat


boutiquey whisky advent calendar for men

You’ll definitely find a whisky to love in Harvey Nichols’ festive 24-dram calendar, which includes both local and world labels, from Scotch to Bourbon, whether blended or single malt and up to 26 years of age. The full contents of the calendar are listed on the Harvey Nichols site if you can’t wait for the surprise.

Harvey Nichols Whisky Advent Calendar, £250, Harvey Nichols


world whisky advent calendar for men

Drinks by the Dram created a Christmas countdown of 24 different 30ml whiskeys for a daily taste of tipple, from well-known brands to great whiskys you’ve yet to discover.

24 World Whisky Advent Calendar, £149.95, The Bottle Club


honest brew beer advent calendar men

Twenty-four beers from across the UK and Europe, including 12 exclusives – this great gift can be pre-ordered now for shipping from 16 November

The HonestBrew Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2020, £64.90 (Member Price £59.90), HonestBrew


Best advent calendars for men: Sport, games & hobbies

marvel comics advent calendar for men

If he loves Marvel he’ll REALLY love this 24-piece Pocket Pop set with a new superhero (or villain!) for every day of December up to Christmas 

Marvel Collectible Figure Advent Calendar, £34.99, Amazon


car advent calendar for men

For the motor or model enthusiast, check out this 1:43 scale model of a 1963 VW Bulli camper van to build one piece at a time – it even has an engine noise and display stand

VW Camper Van Advent Calendar, £65, Not on the High Street


electronic games mens advent calendar

Have a video game lover in your life? He’ll get a kick out of this advent calendar where you collect one electronic component a day to create games from Code Breaker to Whack a Mole.

Haynes Electronic Games advent calendar, £22, Menkind


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