Beauty advent calendars sell out fast – and for good reason: They make the perfect holiday gift for any beauty lover on your list. Stock up on the below options while they are still available.
A Returning Champion
The Body Shop has been turning out advent calendars for the last 17 years, and each year they top the last. This holiday season, choose from three 25-day calendars ranging from $69-$169. Make it Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar ($169, available October 26) is the biggest of them all and includes a mix of 25 full-sized classic and holiday-exclusive skincare, makeup, and bath and body products.
A Medley of Bestsellers
Double up on self-care with L’Occitane’s two ultra-fragrant advent calendar drops. Designed by award-winning French illustrator Edith Carron, L’Occitane The Signature Calendar (pictured above, $84) and The Premium Calendar ($124, available October 21) are chock-full of the dreamiest Provençal-inspired products for face, body, bath and home.
A Stylish Beauty Box
For the friend that knows a thing or two about luxury, Net-A-Porter’s 25 Days of Beauty ($225) is sure to please. It includes 25 pamper-worthy products – 13 of which are full-sized (!) – from prestige brands like Oribe, Augustinus Bader, Dr Barbara Sturm and 111Skin to count down the holidays in the most fabulous way.
A Drawer of Beauty Essentials
Charlotte Tilbury’s highly anticipated annual advent calendar is the ideal gift for anyone bent on achieving a supermodel-worthy glow. Filled with three full-sized star products – like the iconic Pillow Talk lipstick – and a heap of travel sized glow-getters, you’ll probably want to keep this one for yourself. Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures ($250)
A Vegan-Friendly Calendar
A dozen limited-edition treats await the recipient of this delightfully scented calendar from Lush, all tucked into a festive reusable box. Find some of the brand’s signature holiday bestsellers like the Candy Cane Bubble Bar and Yog Nog Shower Gel stashed inside – it’ll be hard to resist opening these fragrant picks all at once. Lush 12 Days of a Lush Christmas ($100, available October 12)
A Lip For Every Occasion
Treat the lipstick lover in your life to this budget-friendly 12-piece lip calendar from NYX. From the top-selling Soft Matte Lip Creams to the high-shine Butter Glosses, you’ve got every shade and texture covered. NYX 2020 12-Day Holiday Advent Calendar ($55).
A Very Fancy Countdown
This surprise-filled 12-day calendar from Swiss skincare brand Valmont features a range of the brand’s most iconic and luxurious fragrances, skincare and body care products, for the sophisticated beauty aficionado. Valmont 2020 Advent Calendar ($600, available October 12).
A Sustainable Skincare Set
Kiehl’s lovers will fawn over this sustainably made advent calendar designed by French illustrator Maite Franchi. It includes an entire month’s supply of the apothecary brand’s bestselling products. The packaging is made with 100% previously recycled paper (zero plastic!) so you can treat your skin with minimal waste. Kiehl’s Advent Calendar ($129).
A Fragrant Candle Countdown
Light up your living quarters with this beautiful 12-piece votive candle set from Voluspa. This embossed calendar includes some of the brand’s most popular scents like Spiced Goji Tarocco Orange and French Cade Lavender, as well as seasonal picks like Spiced Pumpkin Latte. Each candle burns for 15 hours, delivering a total of 180 hours of pure sensory bliss. Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set ($100).
A Box of Beauty Essentials
Valued at over $300, this Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive set comes as an absolute steal. The Prestige Beauty Advent Calendar ($95) is teeming with samples from beauty brands like Glamglow, Urban Decay, Stila, Clarins and Darphin, so you know it’s guaranteed to spark joy.
A Head-to-Toe Beauty Box
This celestial-themed kit from Biotherm contains 24 deluxe-sized samples of the brand’s bestselling skin and body care products for men and women, including ultra-soothing body lotions, hydrating lip butters and the skin-transforming Life Plankton Elixir. Biotherm Advent Calendar ($99).
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