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42 best advent calendars for men – including last minute 12-day Christmas countdowns

You can still get a last-minute advent calendar! 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!

While it's late in the game so a LOT of men's advent calendars are sold out, there are still some available if you act fast. And we've also selected the best last-minute 12-day calendars to shop right now!


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So get a jump on Christmas for the guys in your life and check out our favourite men's advent calendars for 2020.

Best advent calendars for men: 12-day Christmas countdowns

12 day chilli advent calendar for men

Foodies will appreciate this 12-day advent calendar chock full of varied chilli sauces, guaranteeing a red hot Christmas

12 Days Chilli Lovers Advent Calendar, £12.99, 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 12-day Countdown Gift Set, £15.29, eBay


12 day beer advent calendar for men

This beer advent calendar gives you 12 BrewDog craft beers, two of each of the following: Punk IPA, Lost Lager, Elvis Juice, Hazy Jane, Hoppy Christmas, Lock Down Lager 

BrewDog 12-beer advent calendar, was £19.95 NOW £17.95, BrewDog



12 day harry potter sock advent calendar for men boys Your favourite guy's inner wizard – erm, we mean child! – will love these magical socks featuring Harry Potter themes

Harry Potter 12-Day Sock Advent Calendar, was £35 NOW £30, Menkind




Men deserve a pamper session too! The BARBER PRO Advent Calendar is packed with 12 award-winning masks for the face and eyes, as well as a number of luxury grooming essentials. Treat the men in your life to this seasonal gift!

BARBER PRO 12 Days of Grooming Essentials Advent Calendar, £39, Urban Outfitters


12 day alcohol calendar for men gin rum

This Drinks by the Dram collection contains 12 different 30ml drams of premium gin – and if he's more of a rum guy, that's available too, for 45!

12 Dram Premium Gin Collection, £39, Master of Malt


whisky advent calendar for men 12 day

For whisky-lovers, this advent calendar from That Boutique-y Whisky Company is the perfect gift

Drinks by the Dram That Boutique-y Whisky Company 12 Days of Whisky, £69.99, Amazon


mankind advent calendar

Mankind's official 12-day calendar for 2020 is tailor-made for him, with a dozen premium personal care product for men, from brands like Avant, Espa and Aveda worth a total of over £380 with a £100 price tag.

Mankind 12 Days Advent Calendar, £100, Mankind


Best advent calendars for men: Personal grooming

liberty london mens advent calendar grooming

Any guy would be thrilled to get this sophisticated grooming advent calendar from Liberty! Worth £460, it is chock full of men's beauty treats from the likes of VERSO, Dr Sebagh and Frédéric Malle, including 18 full-size products – PLUS a mini bottle of gin!

Men's Advent Calendar 2020, £195, Liberty London


clarins mens advent calendar

Clarins' men's advent calendar, suitable for all skin types, contains two full-size and ten travel sizes and is worth over £119

Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar for Men, £60, Clarins



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


nivea advent calendar for men amazon

This Nivea Men's Advent Calendar includes 24 gifts including Nivea favourites from shower and shaving gel to deodorant, plus socks, a phone stand, bottle opener, sleep mask and mini football

Nivea Men's Advent Calendar, £76.23, Amazon



The Jo Malone London advent calendar is always a wonderful countdown to Christmas, filled with 24 surprises including much-loved colognes, travel-size Bath & Body and Miniature Candles. It's the ultimate indulgence – uncover a scented treat behind every door including an extra special something behind number 24!

Jo Malone advent calendar, £320, Jo Malone London


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





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, £32, Not On The High Street



espa unisex advent calendar beauty

Espa's unisex skincare calendar is a great deal at just £145 for £345 worth of the brand's coveted products for skin, body and mind. Included in the 24-day set are a host of treats ranging from eye creams, body oils and facials to haircare products and a scented candle. The calendar has sold out everywhere, but you can sign up for an alert at John Lewis to find out if it comes back in stock

ESPA No Place Like Home Advent Calendar, £145, John Lewis


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


mens fragrance advent calendar

24 mini scents from Saffron London in this budget-friendly three week Christmas countdown

Men's Fragrance Advent Calendar, £19.99, Wowcher



mr porter mens grooming advent calendar

Worth a whopping £447, the highly-anticipated Mr Porter Advent Calendar features 12 days of premium grooming treasures for him, from top brands like Elemis, Perricone MD, Dr. Barbara Sturm, 111SKIN and more

Mr Porter '12 Days of Grooming'  Men's Advent Calendar, £105, Mr Porter


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


Best advent calendars for men: Socks 

sockshop advent calendar 2020

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.

Sockshop 25-pair Christmas Advent Calendar, £59.99, Sockshop


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


happy socks sock advent calendar 2020

A unisex advent calendar with two dozen pairs of socks in prints and patterns from polka dot to argyle and quirky motifs.

24 Days of Holiday Socks 24-Pack, £199.95, Happy Socks



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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, Was £18.49 NOW £9.99, British Corner Shop


chilli advent calendar for men

Spice up the holiday season with twelve fiery hot sauces – 24 bottles, 20g each, in total –  that promise to be 'hot as hell, tasty as well'.

24 Days Of Hot Sauce Chilli Lover Advent Calendar, £17.89, Amazon


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. 

Joe & Sephs Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £30, Not on the High Street


tea pigs advent calendar for men

It's tea time! This festive tea advent calendar from Teapigs will give him a different cuppa every day in the run up to Christmas

24 Days of Teapigs Tea Advent Calendar, £39.95, Amazon


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, £38.25, 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 £28.90, 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


mens advent calendar gin

This 'That's the Spirit' advent calendar holds 12 bottles of the must-have gins of 2020

12 Gins of Xmas Advent Calendar, £39.99, The Bottle Club


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


mens advent calendar jack daniels whiskey

An alcohol advent calendar with 12 mini bottles of Jack Daniels whisky in four different tastes: original, fire, honey and apple

Jack Daniels The Tennessee Whiskey advent calendar, £39.99, The Bottle Club


Best advent calendars for men: Sport, games & hobbies

remote control advent calendar car men

Rev up the fun in the run-up to 25 December with this build your own remote control car advent calendar that includes everything you need, from a screwdriver to batteries, to have a working off-road vehicle model with two-channel remote control

Revell Remote Control Car Advent Calendar, £31.71, Amazon


funko pop advent calendar for men boys

A fun countdown featuring beloved characters from Tim Burton's Halloween and Christmas classic

Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pocket Pop! Advent Calendar, £59, Menkind



marvel comics advent calendar for men

And 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, £72.05, 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


haynes retro radio mens advent calendar

A build-it-yourself functioning retro radio in 24 parts

Haynes Retro Radio advent calendar, £30, Menkind


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, £30, Menkind


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