18 Advent Calendars for Your Husband That'll Spoil Him Silly

He wants one even if he won't ask for one.
Advent calendar for husband
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Updated Nov 06, 2023
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Don't worry, even Santa has difficulty shopping for your husband. After all, someone who claims he "doesn't want anything" isn't exactly making a wishlist. Luckily, Santa's elves (that's us) have lots of holiday gift ideas for him, starting with a surprise on December 1st. An advent calendar for your husband is just the unexpected gesture that'll get him into the spirit of the season. Every day he'll get to unwrap a themed goodie that might even inspire what he wants under the Christmas tree. A whiskey advent calendar calls for Glencairn glasses on the 25th, while skincare essentials will prompt a desire for a cozy robe. Whichever idea sets off jingle bells in your head, make sure to secure your husband's advent calendar before it sells out.

1. GiveThemBeer.com 12 Beers of Christmas Craft Beer Gift Basket

GiveThemBeer beer advent calendar for husband
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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 2023—from ales and stouts to IPAs—each beer in this versatile collection will shoot straight to the top of his favorites list. He'll be buzzing for Christmas.

2. Neil Edley 12 Days of Gourmet Nuts

Neil Edley gourmet nuts advent calendar for husband
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This advent calendar for your husband will cure his hanger so you can check out one more store at the mall. Each day he'll get to sample a variety of nuts like Salted Pistachios, Butter Cinnamon Pecans and Smoked Almonds, all of which come in festive reusable tins. They'll easily fit in his pocket or a purse so he's prepared for a snack emergency while Christmas shopping.

3. Hickory Farms 12 Days of Charcuterie Advent Calendar

Hickory Farms charcuterie advent calendar for husband
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Pair this advent calendar with a note that reads "You put the "cute" in charcuterie." Each drawer opens to reveal a savory snack like sausage, cheese or fig jam that together will make an impressive charcuterie board to enjoy on Christmas day—assuming he can stave off his cravings that long. The Beef Summer Sausage and Jalapeño Cheddar Blend sounds irresistible—just sayin'.

4. Uncommon Goods 12 Days of Hot Sauce Advent Calendar

Uncommon Goods hot sauce advent calendar for husband
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Looking to spice up the season? We've got two suggestions. One, a couple's advent calendar filled with intimate date ideas, and two, a hot sauce advent calendar. 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, your husband's taste buds are in for a season of satisfying surprises.

5. Gertex Mens Premium Christmas Holiday Sock Advent Calendar

Gertex sock advent calendar for husband
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The weather outside may be frightful, but at least his toes will be delightfully toasty with help from this Christmas sock advent calendar. From red and green stripes to silly snowmen and candy cane prints, these crew socks will perfectly complement everything from his holiday office party outfit to his Christmas morning pajamas. Plus, with one pair a day for twelve days, you won't have to worry about him wearing dirty socks this December.

6. Liberty Men's Advent Calendar 2023

Liberty men's self care advent calendar for husband
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Who said beauty advent calendars are just for women? Encourage your favorite guy to indulge in a little self-care with this luxury gift box from Liberty. For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, he'll reveal different grooming must-haves, like a de-stressing muscle gel, leather-scented cologne and exfoliating face wash. It also includes small (but useful!) knick-knacks like playing cards, a keyring and a candle. Your guy will look and smell great come Christmas.

7. Harry & David Advent Cookie Calendar

Harry & David cookie advent calendar for husband
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Secrets out! Your husband stole the cookies from the cookie jar. (We're not surprised.) This Christmas, give him his own stash of baked goods with an advent calendar from Harry & David. Each drawer pulls out to reveal a tasty cookie, like a dark chocolate-covered peppermint, vanilla shortbread with sanding sugar or raspberry galettes. Best of all, he'll get eight pieces of almost every confection, so he has the option to share. No promises he will though!

8. A Priori Mirzam Chocolate Spice Route Advent Calendar

A Priori Mirzam chocolate advent calendar for husband
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Considering the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, we're including a lot of foodie advent calendars on our list. And there's a necessary fare we haven't covered yet: chocolate. This isn't just any chocolate advent calendar, though—it'll take his taste buds on a sweet trip around the world. Each new December day, he'll get to try snack-size bars of chocolate sourced from Madagascar, India, Vietnam and more.

9. Flaviar's Whiskey Advent Calendar 2023

Flaviar whiskey advent calendar for husband
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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 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, specialty sipping glasses and a notebook for a fun way to detail his favorites for future reference.

10. The New Yorker Puzzle Advent Calendar

The New Yorker puzzle advent calendar for husband
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Keep him busy while you wrap his Christmas presents with this challenging puzzle advent calendar from the New York Puzzle Company. It includes 24 100-piece jigsaw puzzles, each depicting an iconic holiday-themed cover of The New Yorker magazine. Just ensure he has a designated puzzling spot so your dining table is still free come time for Christmas dinner.

11. CECOKESO Store Christmas Countdown Calendar Gift Box with 24 Brain Teaser Puzzles

CECOKESO puzzle advent calendar for husband
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Jigsaw puzzles aren't the only brain games turned holiday advent calendars for your husband. This 24-day countdown calendar will challenge him to a new metal or wooden interlock puzzle each day ranging from easy to difficult. Once he solves each brain teaser, he can show his kids the trick.

12. Onyx Coffee Lab 2023 Coffee Advent Calendar

Onyx Coffee Lab coffee advent calendar for husband
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Treat your favorite java lover to a caffeinated tour de force this holiday season with a coffee-packed advent calendar from Oynx Coffee Lab. Tucked inside each "page" of the storybook are globally sourced coffee beans with the origin's history, tasting notes and brewing instructions for a holistic morning ritual. The best part? Each perk-up pick contains enough to make one full pot of coffee (24 ounces), so this is basically a gift for you, too. Thanks, Santa!

13. Le Comptoir Colonial Spice Advent Calendar

Le Comptoir Colonial spice advent calendar for husband
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Shopping for the head chef of your household? Your husband will be extra excited to cook Christmas dinner thanks to this creative advent calendar. Exclusively produced by Parisian spice specialist Le Comptoir Colonial, it's filled with 24 spice blends perfect for veggies, meats and even desserts, such as Merlot Wine Salt, Gingerbread Spice Blend and Green Curry. He'll really experiment with flavor in the mashed potatoes and pot roast this year.

14. LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar 2023

Lego Star Wars advent calendar for husband
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The force is strong with this one. He'll go absolutely galactic upon seeing this advent calendar on December 1st—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.

15. Insight Editions The Beatles Collector's Advent Calendar

Insight Editions Beatles advent calendar for husband
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Ideal for the classic rock fan in your life, this Beatles-themed advent calendar from Insight Editions is filled with exclusive gifts made with collectors in mind. Think: a reproduction of the Christmas card to fans, limited-edition pin badges and even thematic cookie cutters. Best of all, it's packaged in a premium box designed to look like the drum from their album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

16. Woodford Reserve 8-Day Cocktail Advent Calendar

Woodford Reserve cocktail advent calendar for husband
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We wish you a boozy Christmas and a drunken New Year! Get your bourbon-loving husband singing with this festive calendar. It's stocked with holiday-flavored bitters and artisanal mixers from famed Kentucky distillery Woodford Reserve for eight days of creative craft cocktails. Come Christmas, he'll know just what to serve the in-laws for a joyous gathering.

17. Falvai Creative Fresh Water Fishing Tackle Advent Calendar

Falvai Creative fishing tackle advent calendar for husband
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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 (which is day number one) is filled to the brim with 23 numbered compartments, each of which reveals essential gear, including lures, hooks, bobbers and more. With 64 pieces total, he'll be well-stocked for that first cast.

18. Uncommon Goods Holiday Scratch Off Advent Calendar Playlist

music advent calendar
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Does your husband have a record player (and is he always putting on tunes to set the mood in your home)? This advent calendar is perfect. He can uncover a new song to add to his holiday playlist each day.

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