Grown-Up Advent Calendars To Make Your Christmas Magical Again

Yes, you’re an adult man now, with bills to pay and work deadlines to meet, but that doesn’t mean the lead up to Christmas should be one of worry and stress. We all have fond memories of running downstairs every morning of December and cracking open a small window, tearing out the tinfoil and devouring some awful chocolate before we’d even thought about the school day that faced us. Unfortunately, being an adult means you no longer get that level of excitement, until now.

Finally, achieving childhood excitement is obtainable as a grown up, thanks to adult advent calendars. Some heavy hitters of the lifestyle world have put their best efforts forward and I am very much here for it. Brands such as Kiehl’s, Mr Porter and Next are giving it a good go and I’m here to show you the very best calendars giving you a reason to run downstairs on December mornings.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar – £99

Kiehl’s certainly know what they are doing when it comes to advent calendars, and this year they have certainly raised the bar. Combing both full sized formulas alongside miniature samples, there are plenty of items to be shared with your partner (or not, if you’d like to keep the glowing skin for yourself).

Honestbrew Advent Calendar – £64.90

One for the beer lovers! This is definitely one of the best boozy advent calendars this year, bringing together a mix of new, unique and mostly exclusive beers, mainly from the UK with a few European selections. QR codes on the box allow for interactive elements, so you can learn about what you’re drinking. Sit back and enjoy samples of IPA’s, stouts and pale ales, but maybe not in the morning, yeah?

Next Men’s Grooming Calendar – £69

A real all rounder, Next’s wide-ranging grooming calendar has an impressive lineup. Brands such as Dermalogica and Elemis have teamed up with the high-street retailer to gift you plenty of skin- reviving products to salvage your complexion after one too many Christmas puds.

Mr Porter 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar – £120

Don’t let the price tag put you off, the products in this advent calendar are well worth the triple figure. Mr Porter’s annual calendar is hailed by critics each year, and this year’s selection includes

111SKIN’s Cryo ATP Sports Booster, which mimics the effects of ice therapy, and Susanne Kaufmann’s Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath, to keep you relaxed and support your immune system as you soak in the tub.

PACT Coffee Advent Calendar

We wouldn’t leave you out, coffee lovers. PACT’s calendar offers twenty-four varieties including a selection of their best-selling items, limited edition sell-outs and some rare micro-lots. The products are compatible with your trusty cafetière, aero press, V60 and drip brewing.

Written by Tom Loughran