If you're looking for a Christmas season advent calendar for the men in your life, whether boyfriend, best friend or dad (or you’re a guy who wants a treat for himself), I’ve put together an edit of advent calendars for men packed with special gifts for him that are exactly what you need.
I’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 gin – and even socks!
How I chose the best men's advent calendars
I’ve been a shopping editor for over three years now, and one of the best things about my job is that when it comes to real life, I apply my expert skills there, too! Knowing what’s trending and what HELLO! readers are shopping makes it pretty easy to hit the target when it comes to choosing gifts, especially around Christmas.
And when it comes to the best advent calendars for men, every year I try to search for advent calendars for my husband and uni student son that will make their festive season special - and I don’t want to waste any money, so I make sure it’s something they’ll love.
Past season hits for the guys in my life have included tea and coffee advent calendars, food and beer advent calendars, hobby calendars and grooming countdowns, from beard kits to toiletries.
Those categories also just happen to be the overall favourites when it comes to the men's advent calendars HELLO! Readers choose every Christmas – so I’ve made sure to include lots of options across those themes.
And how did I select which calendars to include? Other than personal favourites that have proven hits in my life, I also took into consideration:
- Past and present advent calendar trends: I’ve studied what our readers have shopped over the past three Christmases, and made sure to include the most popular mens advent calendars that you already love, and what’s hot for this festive season so far.
- Price: Everyone’s Christmas budget is different, so I made sure to including everything from budget buys to luxury mens advent calendars
- Verified ratings and reviews: While I’ve personally bought many of the advent calendars on the list, I haven’t been able to try all of them (unfortunately!). So, if I haven’t actually tried out the calendar first-hand I’ve relied on balanced reviews and top ratings from verified shoppers.
So get a jump on Christmas for the guys in your life and check out my favourite men's advent calendars...
Best advent calendars for men: 12-day Christmas countdowns
A 12-day advent calendar might be the choice for you if you're reading this very close to Christmas! Or maybe you want to keep things short and sweet (and often less expensive) or even want to double the joy with two different types of advent calendars to count down the 24 days before Christmas.
Best 24-day advent calendars for men from snacks to personal grooming
When it comes to gifts, one of my favourite aspects of Christmas is an advent calendar to ramp up the excitement in the weeks before the big day. These are the 24-day men's advent calendars I think he'll absolutely love.
Best advent calendars for men: Personal grooming
He'll be looking sharp throughout the festive season with the grooming and fragrance treats in my picks.
Best advent calendars for men: Food and snacks
Best advent calendars for men: Games & hobbies
Best advent calendars for men: Alcohol from whisky to beer
Is he a beer or spirits snob? Or maybe just loves a good tipple. These are the advent calendars for him...
Best advent calendars for men: Coffee and tea
For the guy who loves a great morning brew, a coffee or tea advent calendar will perk up his festive season.
With so many advent calendars for men to choose from, you'll surely find one that he'll love.
Be sure to shop soon though - these popular advent calendars often sell out!