You’d have to be living under a rock over the last few months to miss the fact that Advent calendars are huge for this year, not just for women but men too!
Advent calendars are a great way to kick off the festive season due to the count-down to the big day hype that the calendars cause. As kids, we probably looked forward to opening a door on our calendar as much as we did for opening our presents on xmas day – maybe this feeling of joy has never really left us and is why as adults, we love nothing more than kicking off the official xmas countdown than exploring what treat lies behind a cardboard door.
We’re excited for Christmas 2017 and we want you to be too. So here is our official list of the best advent calendars for men, once you’d want to ask you partner & family for, and the best advent calendars for women, ones you would love to gift the special ladies in your life.
Top 6 Adult Christmas Advent Calendars:
Best Advent Calendars for Men:
Advent calendars aren’t just for women, as much as marketing teams at big retailers fail to tell us – they never feature advent calendars for men in their advertisements! Us men look forward to xmas just as much as women and we love an advent calendar too! Here are 3 awesome ones for this Christmas.
1) The Beer Hawk Advent Calendar
What man doesn’t love his beer? Exactly.
Craft beers are huge at the moment, gone are the days where we stick with the same beer brand, too scared to step out of our comfort zone and try something new. 2017 is the year that men fully embraced the perks for craft beers, making this Beer Hawk advent calendar the perfect advent calendar for men this year.
What can they expect? A lot! This 42 cm high box is full with:
- 4 Exclusive Beers that you won’t find anywhere else
- 24 different beer, over 17 different styles (pale ales, saisons, porters, largers etc…) from 7 different countries – Belgian classics, British beauties and German brilliance.
- The included beers come from 23 breweries making for an incredible beer filled Advent Calendar
This awesome and our number 1 advent calendar for men could be yours for £65 from the guys at Beer Hawk using code ‘ADVENT65’.
2) The Grooming Advent Calendar – ASOS
The amount of money & time men are spending looking after themselves is increasing significantly. Don’t be fooled that your bearded friend isn’t spending his evenings conditioning and oiling his beard – he probably is!
With the popularity of male grooming, it’s not surprise that this Grooming Advent Calendar is one of our favourite advent calendars for men this year.
The calendar contains 25 windows and 24 products, with the xmas day windows featuring a discount code for him to use on the site.
The products included in this awesome calendar includes a mix of men’s hair and skincare products from premium brands such as Elemis, Murdock London and ManCave.
You will find a top of brands included in the calendar that we’ve reviewed and loved so whether you’re gifting this or receiving this advent, we know you’ll love it.
He’ll love it and you could pick this up for £55 from ASOS
3) The Snaffling Pig Co. Pork Crackling Advent Calendar
A quirky and different alternative to a traditional chocolate calendar, this pork crackling advent calendar is sure to go down a treat with any man that is into his food and snacks.
Containing 6 flavours of pork crackling, this unusual and novelty gift is great for a non chocolate fan – jog on choccy!
This calendar is perfect for anyone who is looking at something on the cheaper side that is sure to amaze the recipient due to how different this type of advent calendar is. You can pick up this advent calendar for £18 from John Lewis.
There you have our round up of what we feel to be the best male advent calendars on the market for this Christmas! Something for a guy who loves his beer, looks after himself from a grooming point of view and for the guy where your standard chocolate advent calendar just wouldn’t cut it – we’re sure they will love any of these 3 advent calendars.
Best Advent Calendars for Women:
Every women loves an advent calendar, you can pretty much tell by the number of brands who produce their own calendars – there are 1000s of advent calendar for women on the market.
To help save you some time by not having to go through all the calendars the internet has to offer, we’ve picked you 3 of our favourites covering skincare, premium beauty and of course, gin!
1) L’Occitane’s Classic Advent Calendar
Nothing screams luxury or premium more than a product from a L’Occitane, arguable on par with Jo Malone in terms of their brand position and customer appear, an advent calendar from these guys are sure to go down a treat!
Not just a treat for the recipient but for you as well as the price won’t leave you missing out on any festive treats due to a lack of funds like other advent calendars out there – it will only cost you £49.
This calendar has been an instant sell-out for the past 3 years and we’re not surprised based on the fact it’s bursting with 24 awesome L’Occitane products from shower gels, hand creams and luxury hand soaps – there’s no better way to countdown to Christmas than with this advent calendar.
Better yet? The calendar already has 5 stars reviews with customers saying that this is the best one yet!
2) Lancome Luxury Advent Calendar
This exclusive to Boots Advent calendar is sure to be a highlight of their Christmas with a luxury product from Lancome or YSL behind each advent calendar door to open.
Rumour has it that you can never have enough make up, even if you have drawers full of the stuff so you certainly wouldn’t kick the habit over Christmas. Help them top up their stores with some of the most premium beauty brands on the market with this awesome advent calendar.
With a selection of makeup, skincare and fragrance treats from YSL, Lancôme, Victor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren this advent calendar would definitely kick off their Christmas in the best possible way.
Get yours from Boots now for £95 and if you’re put off because of the price tag then just include this gift as an early Christmas present – we’re sure they wouldn’t mind this at all!
3) Ginvent Calendar Bottling Note
Gin advent calendars are THE advent calendar for this year, so much so that it’s so hard to get your hands on one. Both Aldi’s and Morrison’s are out of stock online of their gin advent calendars, running out of stock in just days.
Made for lowers of gin (pretty much everyone), the calendar is filled to the brim with a huge variety of gin to try.
Each doors contains a 3cl sample of a fantastic tasting gin; from tricky to find brands to new names you need to try, the recipient will be thrilled with what lies behind each door. What better way to unwind on the run up to Christmas than sipping on a glass of one of the finest gin brands around – sounds like heaven right?
There you have it, our top 6 advent calendars for this christmas; 3 awesome calendars for men and 3 advent calendars we know the women in your life will love! Enjoy!