Best advent calendar for men 2021: Countdown to Christmas with these top men’s advent calendars full of grooming products
Searches for men’s advent calendars are on the rise so we’ve created this best advent calendar for men list to help you get a headstart on your festive grooming and aftershave gifts
T here was a time when buying an advent calendar for men was an almost impossible task – despite the fact there are dozens of advent calendars designed with women in mind (you can check out a whole host of these best beauty advent calendars on our sister site, mamabella).
Yet in recent years, the number of men’s advent calendars has been on the rise. Some seem a tad clichéd – 12 days of socks anyone? – but there is an increasing number of grooming, aftershave and hair care advent calendars designed for men doing the rounds, from an increasing number of retailers. And many start teasing these calendars as early as August.
With this in mind, we’ve started compiling our list of the best advent calendars for men in 2021 below. At the time of writing, many are starting to sell out so if the calendar you’ve had your eye on is in stock, we recommend you grab it quick.
If your favourite calendar has gone and you were looking to buy it as a gift, check out our Best bargains in the men’s Black Friday sale deals.
Best grooming advent calendar for men 2021
Below are the waitlists that are currently open, the men’s advent calendars that are still on sale and in stock, and a couple of versions from last year which are still in stock, and reduced. At the bottom of this page is a list of sold out men’s advent calendars with the links included, just in case they come back in stock! Listed in alphabetical order.
ASOS: ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £40
Avant: Avant Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £350
Barber Pro: Barber Pro Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £39
ON OFFER Barber Pro: Barber Pro Advent Calendar for Men 2020 – £20 (was £30)
The Body Shop: The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2021 – From £55
BACK IN STOCK Elemis: The Elemis Advent Calendar 2021 – £175
Liberty: Liberty London Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £215
Mr Porter: Mr Porter advent calendar for men 2021 – £120
Man’Stuff: Man’Stuff advent calendar for men 2021 – £28.95
ASOS Advent Calendar for men 2021
£40 | Buy now from ASOS
There are two versions of the ASOS advent calendars – one for women which is full of 24 goodies and a 12-day grooming version aimed designed specifically for men.
What’s inside the ASOS men’s advent calendar 2021 contents:
- 1 x American Crew Boost Powder: 10g
- 1 x Barber Pro Brightening Mask (Full Size)
- 1 x Bulldog Original Moisturiser: 100ml (Full Size)
- 1 x Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: 236ml (Full Size)
- 1 x Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream: 7.5ml
- 1 x Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream: 15ml
- 1 x Gillette Fusion 5 Pro Glide Razor (Full Size)
- 1 x Johnny’s Chop Shop Texturising Cream: 75g (Full Size)
- 1 x LAB Series Multi Action Face Wash: 100ml (Full Size)
- 1 x Revolution Pore Cleansing Charcoal Peel: 100ml (Full Size)
- 1 x The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane: 30ml (Full Size)
- 1 x Wahl Refreshed Beard Oil: 10ml
Both advent calendars can be recycled and come with a reusable tote bag. ASOS has also hidden a golden ticket within 36 advent calendars.
Avant beauty advent calendar 2021
£244 (Was £350/worth £900) | Buy now
This is 100% a luxury purchase but if you’re looking to treat yourself (or a man in your life) with some serious skincare, you can’t go wrong with Avant. In fact, the skincare in this box is suited to both sexes so even a woman in your life will appreciate getting this box – or at the very least, sharing the content. Read more in our guide on Men’s skin vs women’s skin: Are there differences or is it marketing BS?
It’s worth £900 but is on sale for £350 – a staggering saving of £550!
What’s inside the Avant 12-day Beauty Advent Calendar contents:
- Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream
- Blue Volcanic Stone Purifying & Antioxidising Cleansing Gel
- Avant Rose Isparta Cleansing Bar
- Glycolic Acid Vivifying & Firming Body Treatment
- Essential Pack – Hydra-Bright Collagen Eye Restoring Pads
- Glycolic Acid Rejuvenating Face Exfoliator
- Eight Hour Retexturing & Antioxidising Hyaluronic Facial Serum
- Pro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Day Cream
- Brightening & De-Puffing Hyaluronic Overnight Eye Recovery Mask
- Intense Capuacu Replenishing & Nourishing 2-1 Lip Repair Mask
- Expert Biotin Restoring & Restructuring Hair Mask-In Serum
- Harmonious Rose Quartz Revitalising & Firming Mask
BABOR advent calendar 2021
£65 | Buy now
BABOR is a luxury skincare brand that sells a range of serums, creams and more that are designed for both men and women. In the 2021 BABOR advent calendar you’ll find 24 expert-curated ampoules (small bottles) designed to give you better skin in the run-up to Christmas. Each ampoule contains a concentrated, active ingredient which the brand calls its Ampoule Intensive Treatments.
As the brand explains: “Our ampoules are little miracle serums for all skin types: As an ampoule treatment for face and décolleté, the various highly concentrated ingredients cater to all of your skin’s needs and every mood. Anytime. Anywhere.”
What’s inside the BABOR advent calendar for men 2021
- BABOR Hydra Plus Ampoule Concentrate 2ml
- BABOR Algae Vitalizer Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 2
- BABOR Stress Control Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 2
- BABOR Perfect Glow Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 3
- BABOR Active Night Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 3
- BABOR Collagen Booster Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 3
- BABOR Lift Express Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 3
- BABOR Precious Collection Rosegold Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 3
- BABOR Precious Collection Gold Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 2
- BABOR Precious Collection Platinum Ampoule Concentrate 2ml x 2
Barber PRO 12 Days of Grooming Essentials Advent Calendar 2021
£39 (worth £57.40) | Buy now from Barber PRO
Not to be confused with the 2020 men’s advent calendar which is still on sale – at a reduced price of £19.95. This is the 2021 Barber PRO 12 Days of Grooming Essentials advent calendar, coming in at £39.
Just like last year’s version, the 2021 advent calendar is designed for men but this year it’s filled with 16 masks (rather than 12) for the face and eyes, including its Foaming Cleansing Sheet Mask and its a pack of three Calming Under Eye Masks.
What’s inside the Barber PRO 2021 advent calendar contents:
- BARBER PRO Post Shave Cooling Mask x 2
- BARBER PRO Gentlemen’s Sheet Mask x 2
- BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Sheet Mask x 2
- BARBER PRO Brightening Sheet Mask x 2
- BARBER PRO Super Eye Mask x 2
- BARBER PRO Face Putty Peel-Off Mask (pack of 3)
- BARBER PRO Under Eye Mask (pack of 3)
The Body Shop advent calendar 2021
From £55 | Buy now at The Body Shop
Just like the products in the ESPA advent calendar, The Body Shop advent calendar typically includes products that are suitable for all skin types and routines, whether you’re a man or a woman. A point you can read more about in our guide to Men’s skin vs women’s skin: Are there differences or is it marketing BS?
This includes hair, face, and body scrubs across The Body Shop ranges such as Vitamin C range, Vitamin E range, Hemp, Tea Tree Oil, and more.
As has become tradition, The Body Shop has released three variations of its annual advent calendar, designed to suit different budgets. These are:
Share the Joy Advent Calendar – £55 (worth £77)
Share the Love Advent Calendar – £80 (worth £119)
Share Love and Joy Ultimate Advent Calendar – £140 (worth £204)
Elemis advent calendar 2021
£175 | Buy now
Elemis’ 2021 advent calendar costs £175, despite being full of Elemis products worth £402.
This includes the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream as well as resurfacing pads, body creams, and eye masks (to name a few).
What is inside the 2021 Elemis advent calendar contents:
- Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
- Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal
- ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum
- Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks x 1 pair
- Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g and Cleansing Cloth
- Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
- Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
- Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash
- Dynamic Resurfacing Pads – 14 pads
- Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
- Peptide4 Overnight Radiance Peel
- Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial
- Peptide4 Adaptive Day Cream
- Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
- Superfood Day Cream
- Superfood Night Cream
- Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice
- Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator
- Soothing Apricot Toner
- Papaya Enzyme Peel
- Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
- Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream
- Frangipani Monoi Body Cream
- Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
- Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream
Buy now from Elemis
Liberty Advent Calendar for Men 2021
£215 | Buy now
Liberty’s advent calendars are the height of luxury, usually retailing around the £200 mark while being full of products worth £600+. However, in recent years, the price of other advent calendars has crept up – Cult Beauty’s calendar aimed at women, for example, retails for £199 but is full of products worth £1,000.
Nonetheless, the quality of items in the Liberty collection is great and they all come from the London store’s beauty and grooming hall. This year’s male and female advent calendars are due to go on sale on 6 October. We don’t know the price yet but we do know that the items inside are worth £840 and there are 25 doors to open.
Liberty is also including a Golden Ticket, hidden inside one of the calendars worth £5,000 to spend at Liberty. Below is what to expect from the men’s version.
What’s inside the Liberty Advent Calendar for Men 2021 contents:
- Susanne Kaufmann Shower/Shampoo Line M 30ml
- Oto Cbd Hand Balm 30ml
- Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur Eau De Parfum 10ml
- Liberty Pocket Square In Hendrix C
- Liberty Sloe Gin 50ml
- Dr Sebagh Serum Repair 20ml
- Augustinus Bader The Cream 15ml
- Votary Super Seed Facial Oil 50ml
- Venn Age-Reversing All-In-One Concentrate 20ml
- Liberty £15 Gift Voucher
- Davines Naturaltech Energising Shampoo 100ml
- Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops 10ml
- Ds & Durga Holy Ficus Auto Fragrance
- 111skin Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask 1 Pair
- Neom Organics Perfect Night’s Sleep Travel Candle 75g
- Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel 40ml
- Bamford Botanic Shampoo 50ml
- Bamford Botanic Conditioner 50ml
- Escentric Molecules Molecule 04 Eau De Toilette 30ml Travel Size Refill
- Margaret Dabbs London Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion 45ml
- Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel 75ml
- Noble Isle Whisky & Water Bath & Shower Gel 30ml
- Verso Super Eye Serum 20ml
- Marvis Whitening Toothpaste 25ml
- L:A Bruket 017 Lip Balm Almond/Coconut 40g
- Ruffians Matt Clay 50ml
- Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturiser 10ml
- Claus Porto Musgo Real Spiced Citrus Eau De Cologne 30ml
Mr Porter Advent Calendar for Men 2021
£120 | Buy now from Net-a-Porter
As you’d expect from a brand that’s been spun off from high-end retailer, Net-a-Porter, the Mr Porter advent calendar for men contains 12 premium skincare and body care products that cost a fair whack.
From brands including Augustinus Bader, Dr Barbara Sturm and Malin + Goetz, an impressive eight of the products inside this calendar are full-size and while £120 is a lot of money, you’re getting a lot for it with this calendar.
This is the fourth year that Mr Porter has released a luxury advent calendar and it consistently sells out. It’s unlikely to be an impulse buy but whoever ends up receiving this will not be disappointed.
What’s inside the Mr Porter advent calendar for Men 2021 contents:
- Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
- Claus Porto Cerina Brise Marine candle
- Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops
- Dr Dennis Gross Stress SOS Eye Cream, which uses Microcapsule technology to deliver actives and nutrients to skin at maximal potency
- Grown Alchemist Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream
- Two bars of Horace Italian Bergamot and Peppermint soap
- Jaxon Lane hydrogel Bro Masks
- Malin + Goetz Bergamot Deodorant
- Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath
- Tata Harper’s foaming Regenerating Cleanser
- Grey’s gel Overnight Sleeping Mask
Man’Stuff advent calendar 2021
£21.99 | Buy now
This toiletries advent calendar for men contains 24 Man’Stuff bestsellers including its vegan and cruelty-free bath and body products, as well as grooming essentials such as a hair comb, tweezers, nail scissors, portable toothbrush, nail brush and more.
As the brand describes: “Man’Stuff Festive Countdown is the perfect Advent Calendar for Men looking to stay looking sharp and smelling fresh throughout the seasonal period. All of our products are designed with men in mind and so our selection of bath and body care, shave care products for men, and grooming products are perfect for the grooming conscious man!
Nivea Advent Calendar for Men 2021
£40 | Buy now
If you or a man in your life has sensitive skin, you can’t go wrong with the Nivea Advent Calendar for Men 2021. Behind each of this calendar’s 24 doors is individual Nivea for Men grooming products and toiletries ranging from shower gel to anti-perspirant, face washes and scrubs, creams and more.
Plus, just like the Lynx Advent Calendar for Men 2021, you’ll also get a handful of tools thrown in for good measure including a pumice stone, to get rid of the dry skin on your hands and feet; some festive socks, a bottle opener, and even a wooden phone stand. It’s almost hard to believe it costs only £40!
What’s inside the Nivea Advent Calendar for Men 2021 contents:
- Nivea Men Energy Shower Gel 50ml x3
- Nivea Men Cool Kick Anti-Perspirant 35ml
- Nivea Men Sensitive Protect Anti-Perspirant Roll-On 50ml x2
- Nivea Men Protect & Care Exfoliating Face Scrub 75ml
- Nivea Men Sensitive Face Wash 100ml
- Nivea Men Protect & Care Rehydrating Moisturiser 75ml
- Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm 30ml x2
- Nivea Men Creme 30ml x2
- Nivea Men Fresh Creme 30ml
- Nivea Original Care Caring Lip Balm 4.8g x2
- Nivea Hydro Care Caring Lip Balm 4.8g
- Game on ball x2
- Bottle opener
- Eye mask
- Pumice stone
- Festive socks
- Wooden phone stand
Nivea also sells a women’s version, which is due to go on sale soon.
Unilever 24 Days to Explore advent calendar 2021
£22 (Was £40) | Buy now
UPDATE: The Unilever advent calendar for men is now almost half price. Amazon is selling the 24-day calendar for £22, down from its RRP of £40.
Unilever – the parent company of brands including Lynx, Dove, Simple and more has released three advent calendars for 2021 designed to give people the chance to sample all of its bestselling products in a single box.
Within this trio is the 24 Days to Explore advent calendar for men and, as the name suggests, it contains 24 grooming products including VO5, Toni&Guy, Dove Men+Care, and Radox for £40. We’ve listed more about what’s inside this calendar below.
You will also be able to buy the unisex 24 Days of Discovery advent calendar (£40), and the 12 Days of Xmas advent calendar (£12). Both are largely unisex and the latter would make a great gift for a teenager. All three are due to go on sale on Amazon soon and we’ll update this page once they go live.
What’s inside the 24 Days to Explore advent calendar for men 2021 contents:
- Dove Men+ Care Clean Comfort 48H Anti Perspirant
- Dove Extra Fresh Body & Face Bar 90g
- Dove Men+ Care Clean Comfort Body & Face Wash Mini x 2
- Dove Men+ Care Clean Comfort Body & Face Wash
- Dove Men+ Extra Fresh Body & Face Wash
- Sure Invisible Ice Fresh 48H Anti Perspirant Roll On
- Radox Feel Awake Fennel & Sea Minerals 2 in 1 Shower & Shampoo
- Lynx Africa Body Wash
- Lynx Java Body Wash
- Lynx Java Antiperspirant
- Lynx Africa Anti Perspirant
- Sure Sport Cool 48H Anti Perspirant
- V05 Rework Hair Putty
- Toni & Guy Deep Clean Shampoo
- Vaseline Original Lip Therapy
- Lynx Africa Ice Chill Socks
- Nail Clippers
- Travel Bottle
- Two-Sided Shower Tool
- Charging Cable
- Face Cloth
111 Skin advent calendar 2021
£300 | Buy now
This skin care advent calendar is pricey AF but it’s because the formulations have been developed by scientists on Harley Street in London – a world-famous row of dermatology clinics.
Behind the 111 Skin advent calendar’s 12 doors are a number of full-size products. This is most definitely a luxurious purchase, but if you’re buying it for someone else, it will put you in their good books for a while…
What’s inside the 111 Skin advent calendar 2021 contents:
- 1x Y Theorem Repair Serum – 30 ml
- 1x Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask – 6 ml
- 1x Rose Gold Brightening Treatment Facial Mask – 30 ml
- 1x Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser – 30 ml
- 1x Rose Gold Radiance Booster – 20 ml
- 1x Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream – 7.5 ml
- 1x Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream – 15 ml
- 1x 3 Phase Anti Blemish Booster – 20 ml
- 1x NAC Y2 Recovery Mask – 30 ml
- 1x Microbiome Blemish Mask – 30 ml
- 1x Rose Quartz Exfoliating Mask – 30 ml
- 3x The Radiance Concentrate – 2 ml
Sold Out Men’s Advent Calendars 2021
The following advent calendars for men have sold out but we’re including the links in case they come back in stock and you get lucky!
Amazon: Amazon Advent Calendar 2021 – £39.99 (was £70)
Baylis and Harding: Baylis and Harding Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £20
The Bearded Man Co: The Bearded Man Beard Oil Calendar 2021 – £30
Clarins: Clarins Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £65
Dr Sturm: Dr Barbara Sturm skin care advent calendar 2021 – £405
Elemis: Elemis advent calendar 2021 – £175
ESPA: ESPA advent calendar 2021 – £160
Kiehl’s: Kiehl’s advent calendar 2021 – £99
Lovehoney: Lovehoney Advent Calendar for Couples 2021 – £100
Macmillan: Macmillan Advent Calendar for Him 2021 – £42.50
Mankind: Mankind Advent Calendar for Him 2021 – £100
Next: Next Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £69
Nivea: Nivea Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £40
Saffron: Saffron Aftershave Advent Calendar for Men 2021 – £24.99
Unilever: Unilever 24 Days to Explore advent calendar 2021 – £22 (Was £40)
111 Skin: 111 Skin Advent Calendar 2021 – £300
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