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 2021 advent calendars for men packed with special gifts for him are exactly what you need.
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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 socks!
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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 available for 2021.
Best advent calendars for men: 12-day Christmas countdowns
BARBER PRO 12 Days of Grooming Essentials Advent Calendar, £39/$53.90
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, available on Amazon in the UK and Lookfantastic in the US.
The Bearded Man beard oil advent calendar, £30/$35.99
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.
ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar 2021, £40, ASOS
This 12-day treat for the guys is one of three ASOS beauty advent calendars for 2021. Unfortunately, it's only available in the UK, but US readers can still shop other types of advent calendars on the ASOS site, including the men's Barber Pro 12-Day Face Mask Treatments Calendar.
12 Days Chilli Lovers Advent Calendar, £12.99, Amazon
Foodies will appreciate this 12-day advent calendar chock full of varied chilli sauces, guaranteeing a red hot Christmas. While this particular calendar is only available in the UK, you can shop the similar 12-bottle Hot Sauce Challenge Book ($24.99) on Amazon in the US.
12 Dram Premium Gin Collection, £39/$74.04, Master of Malt
This Drinks by the Dram collection from Master of Malt contains 12 different 30ml drams of premium gin.
Best advent calendars for men: Personal grooming
Molton Brown advent calendar 2021, £195/$270, Molton Brown
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.
Nivea Men's Advent Calendar 2021, £40, Boots
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 more treats. Available in UK only.
Men's Fragrance Advent Calendar, £24.99, Amazon
Our UK readers can shop these 24 mini scents from Saffron London in this budget-friendly three-week Christmas countdown.
Clarins Christmas Calendar for Men 2021, £65, Clarins
Clarins' men's advent calendar, suitable for all skin types, quickly sold out in 2020, so we recommend snapping one up fast this year! Worth over £120, the 12-day countdown includes two full-size and ten travel sizes of Clarins' popular men's products from body care and serums to shampoo and lip balm.
Mankind Advent Calendar, £100 / $135, LookFantastic
With 25 essential grooming and male-beauty products, LookFantastic's advent calendar is the perfect gift for the special man in your life, including luxury gifts from Molton Brown, Dr Brandt, and more, with Gentlemen's Tonic Immune Defence & Energy Supplements.
Men's Advent Calendar, Liberty London
Any guy would be thrilled to get this sophisticated grooming advent calendar from Liberty. And in 2021 the calendar has the highest value ever: £840! The calendar will be unveiled on 6th October and is guaranteed to be chock full of men's beauty treats and full-size products. Stay tuned...
ESPA Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar 2021, £160, ESPA
Espa's luxury unisex Hidden Treasures 2021 skincare advent calendar, filled with the brand's coveted products for skin, body and mind, is worth a whopping £389 but can be yours for £160. Included in the gorgeous 24-day set are a host of treats ranging from eye creams, body oils and facials to haircare products, skincare tools and a scented candle. And right now you'll receive a complimentary Winter Spice Scented Monogram with all Advent Calendar orders. Last year's calendar quickly sold out, so get yours soon!
Lynx advent calendar 2021, £40, Boots
For just £40, the Lynx countdown, available in the UK, is one of the most reasonably-priced 24-day men's advent calendars out there! He'll enjoy opening these 24 individual gift boxes to find 13 Lynx grooming and fragrance products and 11 cool gifts, from a handy USB charging cable to a fashionable snood.
Jo Malone advent calendar 2021, £325, Jo Malone London
The Jo Malone London advent calendar is always a wonderful countdown to Christmas. This delightfully luxurious calendar is filled with 24 surprises including much-loved colognes, travel-sizes of Jo Malone's lush Bath & Body products and top secret exclusive products. If you're in the US and can't shop this holiday set, the Jo Malone men's travel kit makes a lovely gift.
Men's grooming advent calendar 2021, £69, Next
Filled with over £250 worth of men's grooming products and priced at just £69, Next's advent calendar is one of this year's biggest bargains. Inside you'll find must-have skincare, fragrance and haircare from the likes of Boss, L'Occitane, Elemis and Aveda.
Best advent calendars for men: Food, coffee and tea
Joe & Sephs Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar, £25/$29.99
This men's advent calendar includes vegan-friendly and gluten-free gourmet popcorn in 19 festive 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.
24 Days of Teapigs Tea Advent Calendar, £34.99/$52, Amazon
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
Hotel Chocolat Grand Advent Calendar, £68, Hotel Chocolat
Hotel Chocolat's luxurious advent calendar is a chocolate advent calendar with a twist! In addition to delicious dark, milk and white chocolate confections, you'll find mini bottles of tipple, like salted caramel vodka, chocolate creme liqueur and cacao vodka. Stateside, you can shop Hotel Chocolat gifts on the US site.
2021 Coffee Advent Calendar, £45/$64, Etsy
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! 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 once featured on ITV This Morning.
2021 Tea Advent Calendar, From £34/$48.30, Etsy
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.
The Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling Advent Calendar, £18.50/$20
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.
Lakrids Chocolate Coated Liquourice Advent Calendar, £49.95/$58, Harvey Nichols
This 'Scandi chic' luxury advent calendar features award-winning Lakrids soft liquorice handmade in Denmark. The sweets are combined with different types of chocolate from white to dark, and unexpected flavours including banana, mango, coffee and more.
Fortnum's Feasting Advent Calendar, £200, Fortnum & Mason
An advent calendar that provides a true Christmas feast! Each day up until Christmas provides a gourmet treat, from chocolates, coffee, tea and biscuits to Christmas chutney, hot chilli sauce and cognac butter. The calendar can't be shipped to America, but there's good news - our US readers can shop quintessentially British Fortnum & Mason goodies at Williams-Sonoma.
Beder Christmas Advent Calendar 2021, £59.99, Beder
This special advent calendar raises awareness around mental health and suicide prevention, with all profits going towards Beder's charity work. The limited edition advent calendar contains a range of healthy snacks and herbal teas, plus a range of exciting wellness products - each aimed at nourishing the mind, body and soul to help look after your mental health during the busy festive period.
Best advent calendars for men: Alcohol
BrewDog 24-beer advent calendar 2021, £49.95/$89.99, BrewDog
This beer advent calendar gives you 24 BrewDog craft beers, from IPAs to stouts.
World Whisky Advent Calendar 2021, , Amazon UK
For whisky-lovers, this advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram is the perfect gift. If you're looking for a similar whisky advent calendar in the US, check out Flaviar.com's $250 offering which includes 24 Whisky samples, a Glencairn Glass, Flaviar Coaster and Tasting notes booklet.
Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2021, £59.90 for members/£64.90 for non-members, HonestBrew
HonestBrew UK's beer advent calendar will introduce you to 24 different full-size indie craft beers in the run-up to Christmas! You can pre-order the calendar, which includes a dozen unique new HonestBrew collabs, now with free shipping. Calendars will dispatch from 8 November. If you're looking for something similar in the US, try the 12-day beer advent calendar from Givethembeer.com - it's $84 and includes 12 of the highest-rated American craft beers out there.
Laithwaites wine advent calendar 2021, £49.95/from $139.99, Laithwaites
UK Wine lovers will have the best Christmas ever with this fabulous countdown that includes 23 international wines plus a half-bottle of Champagne to pop open on Christmas Eve. You might even get lucky and win 6 free bottles of wine if you find a ‘Winning Window’. Pre-order now for £10 and pay £59.99 on dispatch in late October.
Laithwaites US, meanwhile, has wine advent calendars from $139.99.
Best advent calendars for men: Socks
When it comes to advent calendars for men, you really can’t go wrong with socks!
24 Days of Holiday Socks 24-Pack - 2021, £199.95/$225, Happy Socks
A unisex advent calendar with two dozen pairs of socks in prints and patterns from polka dot to argyle and quirky motifs.
Sockshop 25-pair Christmas Advent Calendar 2021, £59.99/$89.99, Sockshop
And this whopping 25-day men's advent calendar has a surprise pair of fun bamboo socks for every day up to Christmas, and Christmas Day itself. Plus, 10% from each sale of the calendar will be donated to homeless charity Emmaus UK.
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Best advent calendars for men: Sport, games & hobbies
007 JAMES BOND Advent Calendar, £199/$235, Selfridges
With the latest James Bond film No Time To Die making it's debut in 2021, the British spy is back on everyone's minds. If the man in your life is a fan of 007, he'll love to step into Bond's shoes with 12 gifts hand-wrapped in buckram embossed paper, ranging from a Dr No silk pocket square to a cocktail jig so he can have his martini shaken not stirred.
VW Camper Van Advent Calendar, £70/$99.24, NotOnTheHighStreet
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.
Marvel Collectible Figure Advent Calendar, £44.99/$110, Amazon
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.
Haynes Retro Radio advent calendar, £22/$20.33
A build-it-yourself functioning retro radio in 24 parts.
Haynes Electronic Games advent calendar, £22/$44.99
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.
Revell Remote Control Car Advent Calendar, £31.71/$66.54, Amazon
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.
Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pocket Pop! Advent Calendar, £59/$84.90
A fun countdown featuring beloved characters from Tim Burton's Halloween and Christmas classic.
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