Now, we all know the second best thing about Christmas other than presents is an advent calendar. I don’t know about you but when I was a kid I’d leave it too late and end up with the cheapo ones that you could never tell if you were eating chocolate or cardboard.
But now I am a proper grown up (I’ve like bought a bed before and everything…#adulting) I still want and need an advent calendar, I simply can’t find my way through December without one. Over the past few years, adult advent calendars have started to really become a thing, the main problem is that unless you want makeup and brushes…they mostly don't suit guys. December is hurtling towards us, so I’ve put together my 5 favourite manly advent calendars to get yourself (or your man, ladies!) and get right into the festive spirit. Fra la bloody la la la la laaaa.
What’s better than chocolate in an advent calendar I hear you cry…booze, mate, booze. Master of Malt have a HUGE selection of boozy advent calendars from whiskey to gin and not to mention their tequila calendars (Arriba!) - there’s definitely something for every kind of guy, they start at £99.95 so they aren't cheap but hey, you’ll have the very best (alco)holidays every with their cool selection of calendars. As a vodka connoisseur I would personally go for their vodka calendar, it has a huge selection of vodka’s from Cîroc to Crystal Head so you’re getting some really decent brand which totally warrants the price tag of £99.95 on this one. Check out their boozy selection here.
If you’re a bearded bloke, beard oils are probably a daily necessity to keep your facial foliage in check! The Bearded Man Co have produced exactly the advent calendar for you, featuring 24 different scents to see you through to the big day including three special new fragrances, all in 2ml bottles. You’ll be smelling good and looking good, plus at just £29.99 you’ll still have some pennies spare to buy presents! Check out the calendar here.
Most modern men are into looking after themselves, especially when it comes to skincare. Clarins have launched their awesome 12 days of Christmas box. Including some of their top rated products including face wash and serums to ensure your skin isn't battered by the winter weather. It even includes some full-sized products, making the £65 price tag well worth the buy! Check it out at Selfridges here.
I’m not a coffee drinker myself, in fact, I can't stand the taste. But I know a low of grown up people love coffee and love to try new blends. The Pact coffee advent calendar is perfect if you want to try a different coffee, they’ve chuck in 25 different blends that are all perfect for waking you up in the morning. At £39 it makes for a perfect way to work your way through December, one cafetiere at a time! Wake up and smell the coffee…check out the coffee calendar here.
Back to booze again now, this time it’s craft beer. the Craft Beer Advent Calendar offers you 24 full-sized bottles of craft ale that have been brewed by some of the best craft breweries in the world. It’s £74.99 and is the perfect calendar for craft-ale enthusiasts, plus…by the 24th you’ll have probably lost complete track of the date! Get the bottle opener and check out the craft beer calendar here.
I hope that helped, which calendar will you be picking up this holiday season? Let me know in the comments, also drop a comment with any other suggestions you have.
Hello! I'm Sam Squire - I am a UK industry recognised mens style and lifestyle blogger from imsamsquire.com