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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 10th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
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    advent calenders for men?
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    • 10th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
    advent calenders for men? 10th Oct 16 at 7:32 PM
    This year instead of buying a Christmas present for my Dads partner I am going to get her a beauty advent calendar and a small gift for the day

    I would like to get my dad one as well so they can open them together.

    Any suggestions? Heres the hard bit..... budget £20 max, as I will buying him a larger present for the day.

    Thanks
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 10th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:26 PM
    I bought a tea bag Advent calendar for my mum a couple of years ago. There are some on Amazon, but this is the one I bought:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Tea-Shop-Calendar-Christmas/dp/B009X6HJ6K/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1476131118&sr=8-1&keywords=tea+advent+calendar
    • C J
    • By C J 11th Oct 16, 8:39 AM
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    Advent calendars for men are so much more difficult. I tend to buy quite a bit from the £ shops (great for tools, gadget/tech accessories, sweets, toiletries) especially if you can split the packs into smaller items to cover two or three days. I bought things like: mini aluminium torch, suitcase padlock, a small knife for opening stubborn packaging, car chamois, sachets of car shampoo, mini screwdrivers, credit card sized multi-tool, spare phone charger cable, mini power bank (they have these in Pound World at the moment), mini WD40 can, suitcase padlock, luggage tags, and an aluminium spork.

    Last year I found some sample packs of different ground coffees which were inexpensive in one of the main supermarket chains, and I also added some interesting tea sachets. I think they were from Whittard, can't remember, but Twinings might do mixed boxes.

    Mix some sweets in with that for 'cheaper' days and you could easily bring it in for £20.

    I packaged everything up in paper bags and wrote the date on each.
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    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 13th Oct 16, 8:55 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:55 AM
    Is he into anything ie likes a certain celeb? maybe wildlife or cars/boats, I purchased a nice fox calander from Amazon.
    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 13th Oct 16, 8:57 AM
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    Lego

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/lego-city-town-advent-calendar-60133/692-0668.prd?skuId=692-0668&pageLevel=sku&sc_cmp=ppc_sh-_-sh-_-tesco-_-692-0668&gclid=Cj0KEQjw4fy_BRCX7b6rq_WZgI0BEiQAl78nd2i tt_ZdfactjWKpNqkkK2kkBFgJALtpX8mWM0fw-2saAkp48P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&source=others
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 14th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
    Does he drink beer? Can you get him 24 bottles? They may be on offer four for a fiver.
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    • pollywiggle
    • By pollywiggle 18th Oct 16, 1:45 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:45 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:45 PM
    My two boys are getting a pork scratching advent calendar!!
    http://www.snafflingpig.co.uk/products/pork-crackling-advent-calendar
    • p-pincher
    • By p-pincher 18th Oct 16, 5:33 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:33 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:33 PM
    A few years ago I got hubby a 24 case of beer. Wrote 1 to 24 on top with sharpie. Hubby loved it x
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    • WestonDave
    • By WestonDave 18th Oct 16, 5:40 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:40 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 5:40 PM
    Bit over budget but there is this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wera-05135997001-Werkzeug-Adventskalender-2016/dp/B01GQ543X2/ref=dp_ob_title_hi - at least its not just tat in it though.
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