If you read my cruelty free beauty advent calendar blog post, you will know that every year for my November birthday, Papa Ginge gets me a beauty advent calendar. This year I decided that his December should be just as exciting too so I’ve been on a hunt for a last-minute alternative men’s advent calendar. In 2021 a simple £1 chocolate advent calendar just isn’t going to cut it, and why should the kids get all the fun anyway?! Here are the best ones advent calendars for men I’ve found (in price order from low to high) this year.
Now of course, you don’t have to be a man to enjoy these advent calendars BUT people have been using this search term and coming to my blog so I’m giving the people what they want. Please don’t shoot me for gendering on a feminist blog – those hosting costs don’t pay for themselves!
Alternative advent calendars for men
Scratch card £5
One idea that could make December a lot more exciting is to simply buy 24 festive scratch cards and scratch one-off each day. You never know, it could end up paying for Christmas if you are lucky (or not!). Either way, it would be fun! Or National Lottery have a £5 advent calendar scratch card out that is cheap and fun. This year there are 5 jackpot prizes of £1 million, now that would make a Christmas to remember!
Pork scratching advent calender £20
For the meat lover Snaffling Pig’s Merry Piggin’ Christmas Advent Calendar should do the trick. Behind the doors are 8g bags of the following flavours of pork crackling: Perfectly Salted, Marvellous Maple, Low & Slow BBQ and Salt ‘N’ Vinegar, Black Pepper and Pigs In Blankets. They also do a beer and pork scratching one for £65.
Haynes retro radio advent calendar – £22.00
This is one (affiliate link) for the tinkers. Each door has parts to build this working retro FM radio.
Hotel Chocolat advent calendar for two – £26
A sneaky way to give them an advent calendar whilst you get treats too. We are both big fans of Hotel Chocolat in our house and this advent calendar has two of their tasty truffles per day.
Coffee advent calendar £38.95
This coffee advent calendar has 25 single-estate speciality coffees, that will allow you to taste new flavours and learn the story and craft behind each distinct coffee origin.
Tools Advent Calendar £68.81
26 quality tools in high-quality, newly developed SmartCase. Each part has its place – securely fixed in innovative brackets in the Tool Smart Case Great for the handy people! Papa Ginge would love this one.
British Craft Beer Christmas Advent Calendar £79.95
24 hand-picked Craft Beers from the around the UK for the beer lovers!
Whisky Explorer Advent Calendar £99.95
This is a perfect one for those with whisky lovers and some cash to splash. Features 24 different wax-sealed 30ml sample drams of whisky from a selection of brill producers, with a host of styles and flavour profiles to enjoy. Papa Ginge would love this.
Happy buying! And if you found this guide to advent calendars for men helpful, you might like my 10 Christmas gift ideas for men who are hard to buy for or my ultimate guide to a family Christmas.
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