Dear Husband (DH) also gets Advent gifts, and this year I also have bought a licorice calendar from Bülows:
And I found this fabulous Christmas Calendar at Etsy for my sister:
Tanja Braun (in Germany) makes charm bracelets as Christmas calendar. The first day she got the bracelet, and then she each day take a little golden bag from the big brown bag, and find a charm in it. There are many different themes and you can also write to Tanja and ask for special charms. Sister is very happy, so I will not disclose more here, but you can take a look at the link.
I rarely get neither Christmas calendar nor Advent calendar, but this year I was lucky, because look what DH gave me for my birthday:
A super girlie calendar full of cosmetic and skin care gifts all through December! :)