ESPA Advent calendar for men review 2022

Best advent calendar for men 2022: Our pick of the top men’s advent calendars full of grooming products

A range of advent calendars for men 2022 are slowly being released – plus some men’s advent calendars 2021 are still on sale. Here’s our pick of the best



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.


Below we’ve started rounding up the best advent calendars for men 2022.


Fancy winning The White Company Advent Calendar? Our sister site, mamabella, is giving one away here


Best advent calendar for men 2022


Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar: Jump to contents | Buy now£450


Barber Pro 2022 Grooming Advent Calendar: Jump to contents | Buy now£40


Baylis and Harding Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy now£45


Clarins Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy now£65


ESPA Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy now£160


Kiehl’s Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy here£99


COMING SOON Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contentsJoin the waitlist£235


LYNX Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy here£60


Next Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy here£85


Nivea Men’s Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy here£40


Mr Porter Advent Calendar 2021: Jump to contents | Buy here – £120


Origins Advent Calendar 2022 waitlist: Join the waitlist


Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar 2022: Jump to contents | Buy here – £380


FURTHER READING: Men’s skincare routine: Which men’s grooming products do you *actually* need?


♥︎ Acqua Di Parma advent calendar 2022

£450 | Buy now

Acqua Di Parma advent calendar 2022Acqua Di Parma

What is it? Acqua Di Parma is known for its collection of high-end and luxury perfumes and colognes. The Acqua Di Parma advent calendar 2022 is expensive but it comes with 23 signature scents in the form of shower gels, colognes, hair care, and body products.

Price: £450

Launch date: Available now

Where to buy: Selfridges

What’s inside the Acqua Di Parma advent calendar 2022 contents:

  • Colonia Futura eau de cologne 12ml
  • Colonia C.L.U.B. eau de cologne 12ml
  • Colonia Essenza eau de cologne 12ml
  • Signatures Oud eau de parfum 12ml
  • Signatures Quercia eau de parfum 12ml
  • Signatures Sandalo eau de parfum 12ml
  • Signatures Osmanthus eau de parfum 12ml
  • Signatures Yuzu eau de parfum 12ml
  • Signatures Lily of the Valley 12ml
  • Arancia di Capri eau de toilette 12ml
  • Fico di Amalfi eau de toilette 12ml
  • Mirto di Panarea eau de toilette 12ml
  • Colonia eau de cologne 12ml
  • Signatures Yuzu body cream 15ml
  • Signatures Osmanthus body cream 15ml
  • Colonia shower gel 40ml
  • Colonia body lotion 40ml
  • Colonia shampoo 40ml
  • Colonia conditioner 40ml
  • Colonia soap 50g
  • Arancia di Capri shower gel 40ml
  • Arancia di Capri body lotion 40ml
  • Arancia di Capri soap 50g
  • Magia del Camino candle 28g
  • Bosco Candle 70g


Barber PRO 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar 2022

£40 | Buy now (coming soon)

Barber PRO 2022 advent calendar for menBarber PRO



What is it? Not to be confused with the 2021 men’s advent calendar which, until recently was still on sale. This is the new 2022 Barber PRO Grooming advent calendar, coming in at £40.


Just like last year’s version, the 2022 advent calendar is designed for men with 12 masks for the face and eyes, including its Foaming Cleansing Sheet Mask and a pack of two Super Eye Masks.


Price: £40


Release date: Available now


Where to buy: Boots


What’s inside the Barber PRO 2022 advent calendar contents: 


  • BARBER PRO Post Shave Cooling Mask x 2
  • BARBER PRO Gentlemen’s Face Mask x2
  • BARBER PRO Foaming Cleansing Mask x 2
  • BARBER PRO Under Eye Mask x 1
  • BARBER PRO Face Putty x 1
  • BARBER PRO Brightening Sheet Mask x 2
  • BARBER PRO Super Eye Mask x 2


Dr Barbara Sturm advent calendar 2022

£450 | Buy now

Dr Barbara Sturm advent calendar 2022Dr Barbara Sturm

What is it? The Dr Barbara Sturm advent calendar is pricey, to say the least, yet having used Dr. Sturm products from previous year’s advent calendars, we’re inclined to say it’s worth it. Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare range commands such high price tags because it uses a molecular approach to skincare. This means it’s highly tailored and highly effective at solving the various skin concerns and problems you may have. Single products can cost as much as £110+ so while £450 is a huge sum of money, if you’re a fan of her work or you’re keen to give it a go, this may be the most “affordable” way of doing it.

Price: £450

Launch date: 1 September

Where to buy: Barbara Sturm

What’s inside the Dr Barbara Sturm beauty advent calendar 2022 contents:

The advent calendar contains 24 treatments in full, deluxe and sachet sizes including:

  • Super Anti Aging Hand Cream 50ml FULL-SIZED
  • Glow Drops 30ml FULL-SIZED
  • Cleanser 50ml
  • Lip Balm Mini 3g
  • Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum 10ml
  • Face Cream 20ml
  • Face Mask 20ml
  • The Better B Niacinamide Serum 10ml
  • Super Anti Aging Eye Cream 3.5ml
  • Brightening Serum 10ml
  • Super Anti Aging Serum 10ml
  • Anti Aging Body Cream 50ml
  • Super Anti Aging Neck & Decollete Cream 3.5ml
  • Super Anti Aging Face Cream 3.5ml
  • Clarifying Mask 20ml
  • The Good C Vitamin C Serum 10ml
  • Repair Hair Mask 7.5ml
  • Balancing Toner 30ml
  • Anti-Pollution Drops 10ml
  • Calming Serum 10ml
  • Anti Aging Primer 20ml
  • Enzyme Cleanser 20g
  • Night Serum 10ml
  • Hyaluronic Serum 10ml

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Baylis and Harding Advent Calendar for Him 2022

 £45 (was £20)  | Buy now


Baylis and Harding Mens advent calendar 2022Baylis and Harding

What is it? The Baylis and Harding Men’s Advent Calendar 2022 is a 24-day grooming calendar that’s full of Baylis and Harding face washes, aftershave balms, foot lotions, bath crystals, and soaps designed specifically for men.


Price: £45


Release date: On sale now


Where to buy: Boots


What’s inside the 24-day Baylis and Harding Advent Calendar for Men 2022 contents:

  • Citrus, Lime & Mint
  • 2 x Tube Aftershave Balm
  • Bottle Shower Gel
  • Tube Face Wash
  • Bottle Hair & Body Wash,
  • Tube Foot Lotion
  • Bottle Muscle Soak,
  • Carton Soap Box
  • Black Pepper & Ginseng
  • Hair & Body Wash
  • Tube Shampoo
  • Tube Conditioner
  • Tube Aftershave Balm
  • Tube Face Wash
  • Bottle Body Lotion
  • Carton Muscle Soak Crystals
  • Bottle Bath Soak
  • Ginger & Lime
  • Tube Aftershave Balm 2 x
  • Bottle Shower Gel
  • Bottle Face Wash
  • Tube Body Lotion
  • Carton Soap Box




Clarins Advent Calendar for men 2022

£65 | Buy now

Clarins skincare advent calendar for men 2021Clarins

What is it? Clarins is a premium brand with premium prices so the fact you can get 12 of its bestselling ClarinsMen products for a relatively cheap £65 is a steal. Granted, the majority are travel size but you do get a full-size Energizing Eye Gel, which is great for making you look less tired, and the Energizing Gel. These two products on their own cost £66. In fact, if you were to buy all the products in this calendar, it would set you back £124, so you’re getting them for almost half-price.

Price: £65 (worth £124)

Launch date: On sale now

Where to buy: Clarins

What’s inside the ClarinsMen Advent Calendar 2022 contents: 

  • ClarinsMen Super Moisture Lotion SPF20 50ml FULL SIZE
  • ClarinsMen Energizing Eye Gel 15ml FULL SIZE
  • ClarinsMen Active Face Wash 30ml
  • ClarinsMen Energizing Gel 12ml
  • Active Face Wash 30ml
  • SOS Hydra Mask 15ml
  • Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 30ml
  • Moisture Rich Body Lotion 30ml
  • UV Plus 10ml
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub 30ml
  • Hydra-Essentiel Lip Balm 2ml
  • Double Serum 7-Day Sample



ESPA advent calendar 2022

£160 | Join waitlist

ESPA Advent calendar for men review 2022ESPA

What is it? Within each of the 25 different ESPA advent calendar 2022 drawers are premium skincare products from the iconic brand. Last year, these included face, and body oils, serums, scalp mud, moisturisers, and eye creams, and this year its contents look to be on par if not better!


Price: £160 (worth £319)


Launch date: 3 October


Where to buy: ESPA


What’s inside the ESPA advent calendar 2022 contents: 

  • Age Defying Tri-Active Resilience Pro-Biome Moisturiser 15ml
  • Tri-Active Regenerating Define and Tighten Body Serum 30ml
  • Tri-Active Regenerating Treatment Oil 10ml
  • Modern Alchemy Purifying Polish 55ml
  • Active Nutrients Super Nourish Glossing Shampoo 50ml
  • Positivity Pulse Point Oil 9ml
  • Fitness Shower Gel 30ml
  • Signature Blends Energising Bath & Body Oil 15ml
  • Pink Hair and Scalp Mud 30ml (Tube)
  • Nourishing Lip Treatment 5ml
  • Active Nutrients Isotonic Hydration Mask 30ml
  • Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel 15ml
  • Signature Blends Restorative Bath & Body Oil 15ml
  • Winter Spice Votive Candle 70g
  • Muscle Rescue Balm 15ml
  • Active Nutrients Optimal Skin Pro Serum 10ml
  • Active Nutrients Yuzu and Ginger Cleansing Sorbet 15ml
  • Tri-Active Resilience Clarify & Fortify Scalp Serum 10ml
  • Refining Skin Polish 15ml
  • Nourishing Conditioner 50ml
  • Fitness Bath Salts 55g
  • Tri-Active Regenerating BioRetinol Sleeping Serum 10ml
  • Restful Pillow Mist 12ml
  • Active Nutrients Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser 50ml
  • ESPA Scented Monogram




Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 2021

£99 | Buy now 

Kiehls advent calendar 2021Kiehl's

What is it? If you’re a regular MBman reader, you would have seen Kiehl’s products crop up in a number of our product recommendation round-ups. It makes great products that cost a bit more than average, but which work a treat. The 2022 Kiehl’s Advent Calendar contains 24 of the brand’s bestsellers for a relatively bargain price. This includes the eye serum – great for getting rid of bags and dark circles – and the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream. Perfect if your skin is looking a bit shiny at the mo.


Price: £99


Release date: On sale now


Where to buy: Kiehl’s


What’s inside the Kiehl’s advent calendar 2021 contents: 

  • 30ml Creme de Corps
  • 30ml Ultra Facial Cleanser
  • 28ml Ultra Facial Cream
  • 40ml Ultra Facial Toner
  • 7ml Super Multi-Corrective Cream
  • 14ml Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
  • 14ml Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
  • 75ml Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner
  • 4ml Daily Reviving Concentrate
  • 7ml Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream
  • 4ml Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  • 30ml Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
  • 7ml Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
  • 30ml Body Fuel All-in-One Energizing Wash
  • 15ml Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub
  • 15ml Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
  • 14ml Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Cloud Cream
  • 40ml Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
  • 15ml Lip Balm #1
  • 3ml Super Multi-Corrective Eye Zone Treatment
  • 75ml Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
  • 3ml Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum
  • 10ml Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum
  • 5ml Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask




Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar 2022

 £235 (worth £800)  | Join waitlist


Liberty Mens advent calendar 2021 price whats insideLiberty

What is it? One of the most expensive men’s advent calendars, the Liberty Advent Calendar for Men 2022 is full of premium skincare and haircare from Liberty’s beauty halls. This includes Barbara Sturm, MALIN+GOETZ, 111Skin, and more. There is even a bottle of rum and a pair of Simon Carter Stag Cufflinks worth £65 on their own.


Price: £235


Release date: 28 September (waitlist subscribers will get access from 27 September)


Where to buy: Liberty


What’s inside the 24-day Liberty Advent Calendar for Men 2022 contents:

  • Augustinus Bader The Cream 15ml
  • Barbara Sturm Clarifying Mask 20ml
  • Davines Pasta & Love Pre-Shaving & Beard Oil 50ml
  • Larry King A Social Life 30ml
  • Mario Badescu Gentle Foaming Cleanser 1oz
  • Noble Isle Lightning Oak Hair & Body Wash 75ml
  • Frederic Malle French Lover 10ml
  • MALIN+GOETZ Bergamot Hand + Body Wash 30ml
  • L:A Bruket Hand & Body Wash Lemongrass 55ml
  • Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball 10ml
  • QMS Medicosmetics Replenishing Protection Hand Cream 30ml
  • Dr Sebagh Retinol Night Repair 30ml
  • MZ Skin Single Anti-Pollution Illuminating Eye Mask
  • Granado Carioca Bar Soap 120g
  • 111SKIN NAC Y2 Liquid Mask 30ml
  • Margaret Dabbs Foot Hygiene Cream 30ml
  • Omorovicza Pure Hands 100ml
  • Decree SOS Revitalising Mask
  • Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Oil 30ml
  • Cultured Biomecare Vitality Cleansing Milk 30ml
  • Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum 30ml
  • CO Bigelow Lemon Body Cream 28.5ml
  • Olverum Bath Oil 15ml
  • Verden Arborealist Candle 80g
  • Votary Brightening Hyaluronic Serum 50ml
  • Simon Carter Stag Cufflinks
  • Liberty Finders Christmas Pudding Rum 5cl




LYNX Advent Calendar for men 2022

2022 24-day: £60 | Buy now 

LYNX 2022 advent calendar for menLYNX

What is it? The LYNX Advent Calendar for Men 2022 contains 24 individual gift boxes which contain 13 LYNX products – six full-size and seven travel-size LYNX products – and 11 gifts. This includes 100% plant-based moisturisers, bodysprays, and antiperspirants across Africa, Ice Chill, Epic Fresh, and Black fragrance ranges.


Price: £60


Release date: TBC


Where to buy: Boots


What’s inside the 24-day LYNX Advent Calendar for Men 2022 contents:

  • 2 LYNX Africa Mini Bodywashes
  • Full-size Africa Bodywash
  • LYNX Black Bodywash
  • LYNX Ice Chill Bodywash
  • 2 LYNX Africa Mini Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Sprays
  • Africa Roll On
  • 3 Africa Mini Bodysprays
  • LYNX Epic Fresh Bodyspray
  • LYNX Epic Fresh Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray
  • 11 gifts for him



Mr Porter Advent Calendar for Men 2021

£120 | Buy now from Net-a-Porter

Mr Porter advent calendar 2021Mr Porter


What is it? While we wait for the 2022 Mr Porter calendar to launch, last year’s version is still on sale. 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 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


Next advent calendar for men 2022

£85 (worth £265) | Buy now

Next men's advent calendar 2022Next


What is it? Every year, Next releases two calendars – the Next Advent Calendar for Men, and one for women. This year, the 24-day, 2022 men’s advent calendar contains a host of great grooming products from brands including Elemis, ESPA, Mo Bros, Clinique for Men, and more. It’s a bit more expensive than last year’s version – £85 versus 2021’s £69 – but the products inside are also worth more, so it’s still good value.


Price: £85


Release date: On sale now


What’s inside the 2022 Next advent calendar for men contents:


  • ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser
  • L’Occitane After-Shave Balm (30ml, travel size)
  • Clarins ClarinsMen Energising Gel (12ml, deluxe sample size)
  • Clinique For Men Moisturising Lotion (100ml, full size)
  • Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Eau de Toilette OR Bad Boy Cobalt Eau De Parfum*** (8ml, deluxe sample size)
  • Percy Nobleman Age Defence Serum (30ml, full size)
  • Hawkins & Brimble Water Pomade (100ml, full size)
  • NEOM Real Luxury Scent to De-Stress Travel Candle (75g, travel size)
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (35ml, travel size)
  • So Eco Konjac Sponge – Charcoal (full size)
  • The Brighton Beard Co. Alfriston Bergamot & Rose Geranium Beard Balm (60ml, full size)
  • Lab Series All-In-One Face Treatment (7ml, deluxe sample size)
  • Daily Concepts Daily Silicone Body Scrubber (full size)
  • BarberPro Brightening Mask (20ml (full size)
  • Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo (20ml, travel size)
  • Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner (20ml, travel size)
  • Mo Bros Premium Beard Oil (100ml , full size)
  • Bath & Body Works Ocean Men Travel Size 3-in-1 Hair, Face and Body Wash (88ml, travel size) OR Graphite Travel Size, 2-in-1 Hair Body Wash**** (88ml, travel size)
  • Kiehls Ginger Leaf Overnight Mask (14ml, travel size)
  • Rituals Homme Strengthening Caffeine Shampoo (70ml, travel size)
  • Nuxe Organic Bio Organic Radiance Detox Mask (15ml, deluxe sample size)
  • Nuxe Organic Skin Correcting Moisturising Fluid (15ml, deluxe sample size)
  • Scottish Fine Soaps Thistle & Black Pepper Hair and Body Wash (75ml, full size)
  • Aromatherapy Associates Refinery Face Wash (100ml, full size)
  • Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Advanced Eye Cream (5ml, travel size)
  • ESPA Fitness Bath and Shower Gel (30ml, travel size)


Next is also selling a women’s version, which is on sale now here.



Nivea Advent Calendar for Men 2022

£40 | Buy now (coming soon)


Nivea cheap advent calendar for men 2021Nivea

What is it? If you or a man in your life has sensitive skin, you can’t go wrong with the Nivea Advent Calendar for Men 2022. Behind each of this calendar’s 24 doors are individual Nivea for Men grooming products and toiletries ranging from shower gel to antiperspirants, face washes and scrubs, creams, and more.


Plus, just like the Lynx Advent Calendar for Men, 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 2022 contents: 


  • Niven Men Protect & Care Deep Cleaning Face Wash
  • Niven Men Protect & Care Rehydrating Moisturiser 75ml
  • Niven Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm 30ml x2
  • NIVEA Hydro Care Caring Lip Balm 4.8g, 5.5ml
  • NIVEA Original Care Caring Lip Balm 4.8g, 5.5ml x2
  • Niven Men Creme Moisturiser 30ml x2
  • Niven Men Fresh Creme Moisturiser 30ml
  • NIVEA Rich Nourishing body lotion
  • Niven Men Energy Shower Gel 50ml x5
  • Niven Men Sensitive Protect Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Roll-On 50ml x2
  • Niven Men Cool Kick Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 35ml
  • Niven Men Sensitive Protect Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Roll-On 50ml
  • Bottle opener
  • Pumice stone
  • Eye mask
  • Shower puff
  • Multi-tool card
  • Socks


Nivea also sells a women’s version, which is due to go on sale soon.



Susanne Kauffman Advent calendar 2022

£380 | Buy now

Susanne Kauffman advent calendar 2022 contentsSusanne Kauffmann

This is one of the most expensive advent calendars of 2022 (so far) but if you’re keen to get in someone’s good books, or you want your own range of high-end skincare products, then the Susanne Kauffmann advent calendar 2022 is one of the best ways to do it.


Susanne Kaufmann products are renowned for being science-led and effective skincare and this 24-day calendar contains body, face, and bath care products. This includes four full-sized products, and the rest are smaller, deluxe-sized items.


The calendar launches on the Susanne Kauffmann site on 5 September and it will then go on sale more widely from 19 September.


What’s inside the Susanna Kaufmann beauty advent calendar 2022 contents? 

  • Eye Rescue Serum – Full Size
  • Nutrient Serum – Full Size
  • Lip Balm – Full Size
  • Rejuvenating Eye Cream – Full Size
  • Moisturising Day Fluid 15ml
  • Moisturising Night Cream 15ml
  • Soothing Toner 30ml
  • St. John’s Wort Bath 50g
  • Hyaluron Serum 15ml
  • Enzyme Exfoliator 15ml
  • Boosting Liquid Mask 15ml
  • Moisturising Mask 15ml
  • Mountain Pine Bath 30ml
  • Hand Cream 15ml
  • Body Butter 15ml
  • Foot Cream 15ml
  • Mineral Body Lotion 15ml
  • Mallow Blossom Bath 30ml
  • Marigold Body Oil 30ml
  • Bath for the Senses 30ml
  • Herbal Whey Bath 40g
  • Hair & Body Wash 30ml
  • Alkali Salts 60g
  • Pomegranate Body Oil 30ml






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  • Victoria is MBman's founder and editor-in-chief. She's been a science, technology, lifestyle editor for 15 years and is passionate about sustainability, democratising access to beauty and grooming products, and cutting through the marketing bullshit to uncover how products work. She also owns and runs the beauty website mamabella