Alright, hear me out—I know it’s only October and you should be prepping for Halloween, but you should order your December beauty advent calendars now. If you wait until November, your faves might be sold out and that’s not the way you want to start the holiday season.
The secret about beauty advent calendars is that they’re great deals. Whether want to try your go-to skincare brand’s entire product line or do a mix-and-match of famously good beauty products, you can get 12 or 24 items for a fraction of the full retail price. Plus, they’re fun. If you have a collector’s mindset or get a burst of serotonin whenever you unbox one item, you should definitely add an advent calendar to your cart. It’s basically 24 days of presents to yourself (or the loved one you gift it to).
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We founded up the best beauty advent calendars that are either available right at this very moment or can be pre-ordered. And because we love finding amazing deals, we found a few advent calendars that you will literally save hundreds of dollars on—we’re not kidding. Scroll down to find out which ones we’re talking about. We also found some budget-friendly advent calendars that are under $20, which are perfect early holiday gifts.
The advent calendars below encompass the wide range of beauty products out there, from nail polish to skincare. No matter what you’re into, you can get a set that’ll fuel your obsession. And you’ll want to keep an eye on this list—we’ll be updating it periodically leading up to peak advent calendar season.
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Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets
Charlotte Tilbury stans will go crazy for this 12-piece makeup and skincare set. It includes the brand new and exclusive Pillow Talk Color Chameleon easy-to-use eyeshadow pencil. A $283 value!
Susanne Kaufman 2021 Advent Calendar
This ultra-luxe advent calendar delivers 25 days of sustainably made skincare goodies, including body and bath products. Popular faves include the Cleansing Gel, Enzyme Peel and Glow Mask.
Natura 12 Days of Care Advent Calendar
Get 12 days of haircare, skincare and body care in this pretty decorative box. And with a value of $131, you’re actually saving money. Available November 1.
Chanel No. 5 Calendar
This is Chanel’s first-ever advent calendar and it does not disappoint. You get a whopping 27 items, including Rouge Allure red lipstick, an egg-shaped No. 5 hand cream and the eau de parfum. It’s not just beauty, either. This luxe kit includes fun extras such as a snow globe, a key ring and a gilded bookmark. It keeps selling out so if you see it in stock, hurry.
Benefit Cosmetics The MORE, The Merrier Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar Set
You can ditch your entire makeup bag for this advent cal—it has everything from pore-minimizing primer to shimmering bronzers. It includes 12 miniature beauty essentials that’ll make your skin glow as bright as the holiday season.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar
Fans of the doctor’s buzzy skincare will go crazy for this 24-piece advent calendar. Grab the cutest minis of favorites such as the Cleanser, Face Mask and Clarifying Face Cream.
Diptyque Advent Calendar
Fragrance fans will go crazy for this 25-piece kit that includes the festive Sapin/Pine Tree candle in a limited-edition 70g format and a selection of scented candles.
Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
All of our favorite beauty brands are included in this 25-piece kit that has a value of more than $1,700! Faves include Victoria Beckham Beauty’s Sway lipstick, Leonor Greyl Paris’ Masque Fleurs de Jasmin and Tata Harper’s soap-free Purifying Cleanser.
La Mer Holiday Advent Calendar
Get 12 Miracle Broth-infused products in this luxe limited-edition calendar. See what all the fuss is about with Crème de la Mer and The Moisturizing Soft Cream.
TILI Try It, Love It 24-Piece Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar
If you want a variety of different brands and products in your advent cal, this is a great pick. You can add Sunday Riley, Peter Thomas Roth, Elemis and other luxury beauty brands to your daily routine.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
A $245 value selling for just under $100 is undoubtedly a good deal, but knowing this calendar’s contents makes it even better. You get 24 different products, including the brand’s extremely soothing facial oil and cream, as well as its dewy lip balms and eye treatments. Not to mention, a bunch of face masks and hair care products are in the gift set, as well.
Glossybox ‘Surprise Me’ Advent Calendar
How does the opportunity to test 25+ beauty essentials from the likes of Glow Recipe, Elemis, and Medik8 sound to you? How about the ability to buy something for $99 when it’s actually worth $550? The correct answer is: amazing. Obviously, a gift set like this is a hot commodity. It sold out last year, so hop on it before it’s too late.
Olive & June 8 Nights of Mani Magic
Advent Calendars don’t have to be specific for Christmas—nor should they be. This Hanukkah-inspired set includes six mini polishes and six sticker packs that make for a seriously bright buy.
Olive & June 25 Days of Mani Magic Advent Calendar
With this 25-day pack, you get $111 worth of manicure essentials for nearly half the cost. It includes nine miniature nail polishes as well as seven miniature sticker packs. Your house is about to be the best salon on the block.
Dior Advent Calendar
Channel new global brand ambassador Anya Taylor-Joy with this 24-piece fragrance, makeup and skincare set. We especially love Rouge Dior lipstick 999 satin finish, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer gloss, 001 Pink and J’adore Eau de Parfum.
Ulta 12 Holiday Must Haves Advent Calendar
Want to get a taste of a bunch of different popular beauty brands? This gift box is for you. It includes goodies from Clinique, Mac, Armani, and TikTok’s new favorite brand, Peter Thomas Roth.
Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar
This might just be the most high-end beauty calendar we’ve seen. It includes everything you’d shell out on alone, so the total price tag is a little bit more than what you might normally pay. But, it includes so many cult-favorite products like Olaplex’s Hair Perfecter and Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. Heck, it even includes a Boy Smells candle, because why not?
bareMinerals Advent Calendar
If you live for clean beauty, this advent calendar is a must-have. Inside, you’ll find everything from gel cleansers to liquid lipsticks, so you’ll have both your skincare and makeup stash refreshed for the new year.
LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar
This advent calendar is available only available for preorder, but you shouldn’t wait until October 1 to order, because it will definitely sell out. Boasting $500 worth of beauty products this cal includes heavy-hitters like NARS, Kate Somerville and Shiseido, it’s the gift that keeps on giving (until Christmas).
NYX Professional Makeup Gimme Super Stars!
NYX has gathered up its most popular products for this star-studded advent calendar. We don’t even know what’s in this advent calendar, but NYX has teased that it will feature full-sizes…
SpaLife Fizzle All The Way Bath Bomb Advent Calendar
For this stressful season, add a little self-care and joy to your life with 12 days of surprise bath bombs. Each bath bomb is a different color and a unique scent.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month 2021
You don’t only need to celebrate the holiday season with skincare and makeup advent calendars. This nail polish calendar includes 22 mini polishes, one full-size, a primer and a keepsake illustration. It’s a perfect gift for the person who always has their nails done.
Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar
Skincare lovers rejoice—and add this advent calendar to your cart right now. It’s valued at $562 and is going for $250. It includes everything from a cleansing balm to an enzyme peel, so your skin can look holiday party-ready.
ChapStick Holiday Storybook Holiday Flavored Lip Balm Gift Set
Alright, this isn’t quite an advent calendar, but if you use self-control, you can pull one ChapStick out of this pouch every day for 10 days straight. Enjoy holiday-icious flavors like Candy Cane and Holiday Cocoa.
BeautyPro 12 Days of Christmask Advent Calendar
This 12 Days of Christmask Advent Calendar includes SO many sheet masks for your face, eyes, hands and feet. You’ll be able to get some TLC before those holiday parties.
Rituals Advent Deluxe
Take the holiday season one day at a time with this 24-day calendar. It boasts shower products, a scrub glove and a number of mini candles. This is the perfect gift for the person who has a hard time relaxing in November and December.
Lush 12 Days of Christmas
Give the gift of self care with this 12-piece shower, bath and body set. Score Snowman Dreaming, The Golden Pudding Bath Bombs, Candy Cane Reusable Bubble bar, Cinnamon Roll Mini Bubble Bar and so much more. Launches October 28.
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