Surprise Your Husband With One of These Festive Holiday Advent Calendars
Let's face it: Husbands can be hard to shop for. They're not exactly out there saving wish lists on Pinterest or Instagram, so oftentimes their spouses need to get creative. This holiday season, why not lean into that surprise factor and kick off the unexpected gift opportunities early with a Christmas advent calendar that'll help your husband get into the spirit of the season?
Holiday advent calendars are a great way to extend all the holly jolly vibes way beyond December 25, granting your guy a chance to unwrap themed goodies each day of the month before the gifting season culminates under the Christmas tree. To help take one thing off your holiday to-do list (someone has to!), we've rounded up our favorite creative advent calendars for your husband this year, with gift guide picks that range from craft beers to Star Wars Legos, all of which are bound to make his heart grow three sizes with cheer.
1. GiveThemBeer.com 12 Beers of Christmas Craft Beer Gift Basket
If your husband spends his weekends hitting up the best breweries in your area, this beer advent calendar will be right up his alley. Filled with 12 of the best craft beers of 2022—from ales and stouts to IPAs—each beer in this versatile collection will shoot straight to the top of his favorites list. Bonus: Each sudsy pick in this package is rated 95 or higher on GTB's website, so you know you're scoring him the good stuff.
2. Man Crates Christmas Sweater Jerky Advent Calendar
Men and meat—has there ever been a more iconic duo? This protein-packed advent calendar is filled with 25 different jerky bites, each with original flavors like Whiskey Maple, Birch Beer, Chili Lime and Ghost Pepper. Our tip? Present him with this Christmas countdown right before your first gift-hunting trip of the season so he has no excuse for low blood sugar during your marathon shopping session—and can carry all the bags.
3. New York Puzzle Company New Yorker Advent Calendar
Keep him busy while you sneak in a little R&R with this challenging puzzle advent calendar from New York Puzzle Company. It includes 24 100-piece jigsaw puzzles—each depicting an iconic holiday-themed cover of The New Yorker magazine—for him to muscle his way through on his way to Christmas Day.
4. Bean Box 12 Mornings of Coffee
Treat your favorite java lover to a caffeinated tour de force this holiday season with a coffee-packed advent calendar from subscription service Bean Box. Tucked inside each "storybook" included in the set is a specialty coffee blend from a renowned roaster in the United States, along with tasting notes and brewing instructions. The best part? Each perk-up pick contains enough to make one full pot of coffee, so this is basically a gift for you, too. Thanks, Santa!
5. Happy Socks The Beatles Collector's 24-Pack Gift Set
The weather outside may be frightful—but at least his toes will be delightfully toasty with help from this Christmas gift! Ideal for the classic rock fan in your life, this Beatles-themed sock advent calendar is filled with footwear that pays homage to the iconic foursome and their library of hits, with nods to "Yellow Submarine," Abbey Road and more. And this collection is not just easy on the eyes, either—each pair of socks boasts reinforced heels and toes, plus organic cotton construction that will pamper his feet and stay durable for years to come.
6. Uncommon Goods 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar
Looking to spice up the season? This food advent calendar is made for the man who goes through hot sauce like nobody's business. A dozen doors reveal 12 big flavors packed into small bottles. (Think: Sweet Onion Habanero, Pineapple Papaya BBQ and Smokey Horseradish.) From sweet to savory and mild to hot, his taste buds are in for a season of satisfying surprises.
7. Flaviar 2022 Whiskey Advent Calendar
Whiskey fans rejoice! This spirit-themed advent calendar bottles the tasting experience of his dreams, with 24 drams of golden whiskey for him to enjoy all throughout the month of December. That's not all though—the folks at Flaviar know their stuff and are sharing the ins and outs of each pro pick included in this calendar, with tasting notes, a specialty sipping glass and an included log for a fun way to detail his favorites for future reference.
8. Origins Funhouse 24 Essentials for Face & Body
Who said beauty advent calendars are just for women? Not us! Encourage your favorite guy to indulge in a little self-care (and maybe a little face serum) with this skincare-themed gift box from Origins. It's packed with an assortment of gender-neutral picks (all Origins bestsellers!) that'll help him tackle a whole host of skincare woes, from clogged pores to ingrown hairs. His glow will rival that of your Christmas tree by the time December 25 rolls around.
9. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
The force is strong with this one. He'll go absolutely galactic upon seeing this advent calendar under the Christmas tree and will relish the chance to treat his inner child to a little holiday magic. Each door on this 24-day set opens to reveal a different LEGO Star Wars-themed gift, including iconic franchise characters and mini-build vehicles. Warning: This gift may somehow lead to you watching the entire film series with him again. We apologize in advance.
10. Falvai Creative Fresh Water Fishing Tackle Advent Calendar
He'll be counting down the days to fishing season the second he sets eyes on this fishing-themed advent calendar from Etsy. The travel-sized tackle box is filled to the brim with 23 numbered stocking stuffer compartments, each of which reveals essential gear (think: lures, hooks, bobbers and more) that'll ensure he's well-stocked for that first cast.