The best men’s advent calendars that aren’t chocolate

Not a chocoholic? No problem.


by Louella Berryman |
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The festive period may be a while off yet, but it's always a good idea to get in there early. After all, December is going to hit, and we'll all be up to our necks in tinsel. Although we girls treat ourselves to chocolate and beauty advent calendars every year, why not treat your partner or family member to some men's advent calendars this year?

December is a time for treating yourself and indulging in some treats, be they sweet, savoury or (very) alcoholic. One of the best treats is that little square of chocolate every morning from the advent calendar – but not everyone agrees. Sometimes people can’t quite get their head into the festive zone or get as excited about chocolate as us.

Luckily, there’s still a way to sneak them into the Christmas spirit with an alternative advent calendar – there's one for everyone: the coffee addict, the DIY fan and even the comic nerd.

So, get ahead of the game and make sure December is full of Christmas spirit and treats with one of these top-notch men’s advent calendars.

SHOP: The best non-chocolatey Christmas advent calendars for men

Best skincare advent calendar for men


If in doubt, buy miscellaneous 'man stuff'. This advent calendar includes lots of NIVEA MEN

Best snack advent calendar for men

 Joe & Seph's Where's Joe Advent Calendar 2023Boots
Price: £15 (was £30)


For an extra special treat this festive season, look no further than Joe & Seph's Popcorn Advent

Best pork crackling snack advent calendar for men

Snaffling Pig Co Pork Crackling Advent Calendar 2023Boots
Price: £11.95 (was £21.95)


Why would you choose chocolate, when you can start every morning with a classic porky British bar

Best tea advent calendar for men

Pukka Herbs | Herbal Tea Advent Calendaramazon

Rrp: £29.99

Price: £18.99


Inspired by Pukka's beautiful tea selection box designs, this non-chocolate advent calendar is the

Best LEGO advent calendar for men

LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar 2023lego


This calendar is the perfect gift for the young at heart. If a man in your life loves a good go

Best sweets advent calendar for men

Personalised Retro Sweets Advent CalendarVery


Take the recipient back in time with this Retro Sweets Calendar. Full of delicious treats, it's

Best combo advent calendar for men

Pork Crackling & Beer Advent Calendarsnaffling pig


Why not combine the two ideas together? The calendar dreams are made of! This indulgent advent

Best beer advent calendar for men

BrewDog Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2023brewdog


Help them crack open a cold one every day of the week with this calendar packed with 24 canned

Best refillable advent calendar for men

Advent Calendar For Him Kit 25 Days Christmas Calendaretsy


If you fancy a personalised touch this year then why not fill your own calendar with treats using

Best music-lover advent calendar for men

Electronic Sound Synthesizer Advent Calendarmenkind


How cool is this? They can build their very own electronic sound synthesizer and it's the perfect

Best board game advent calendar for men

EXIT Advent Calendar 2023 – Mysterious Ice Cave with 24 Puzzlesmenkind


Here's a calendar for all the lovers of puzzles and escape rooms. This adventure game calendar

Best coffee advent calendar for men

Coffee Advent Calendarnot on the high street


For all you caffeine heads out there, here's a calendar that will keep you awake throughout the

Best gin advent calendar for men

Premium Gin Advent Calendar 2023not on the high street


Here's a calendar to help you wind down on those long December nights. This calendar features 24

Best socks advent calendar for men

Personalised Mens 12 Days Sock Advent Calendarnot on the high street


Here's a calendar to keep your feet warm... and funky. What would Christmas be without some

Best vegan advent calendar for men

Candy Kittens Advent Calendar 2023ocado


For all the vegans out there, this calendar comes from Candy Kittens, the vegan sweet company

What advent calendar should I buy?

When it comes to advent calendars, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of options and not really know what to choose for your loved one.

Instead of grabbing the nearest thing and its contents going to waste, it's a good idea to think about what you might actually use or could even share with the person you're buying it for.

Some grooming calendars have over £200 worth of products inside for a fraction of that price, making them a great sharing option and brilliant value for money.

Louella Berryman is the audience development executive at Bauer Media, where she works in all things digital for Grazia, heat, Closer, Yours and Mother&Baby.

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