Whether you’re after luxurious treats or value for money, there’s a beauty advent calendar for everyone.
From Jo Malone and Charlotte Tilbury to Marks & Spencer and The Body Shop, the high street is filled with a wide range of beauty advent calendars to make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting. Tucked behind the doors lies an assortment of cult skincare, must-have make-up and swoon-worthy perfumes.
With beauty advent calendars selling out quickly every year, we’ve compiled a list of the most sought and fought over options for 2018…
Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar
Described as a ‘tasting cabinet of luxurious fragrance infusions’, Molton Brown’s beauty advent calendar is an exciting option to see you through the festive season. Even better, each day brings a new delicious scent to try in your home. Lavish or what?
Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175, available at John Lewis
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe Makeup Gift Set
Charlotte Tilbury is pulling out all of the stops with this year’s magical beauty advent calendar. Each day you’ll get mini treats, including the Multi-Miracle Glow, iconic Magic Cream and her Full Fat Mascara. It also has makeup bag staples like Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk and Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren. Consider yourself spoiled this Christmas.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe Makeup Gift Set, £150, available at John Lewis
L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar
Count down to Christmas with the best of the best from L’Occitane with their luxury advent calendar offering. This fun calendar offers 24 miniatures of the best skincare and bodycare. Every day will be a pamper session.
L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, £89, available at loccitane.com
The Body Shop Advent Calendar
Catering to everyone, The Body Shop has released three beauty advent calendars that come in different sizes and different price tags. You’ll find beauty hits like the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask and Oils Of Life Facial Oil (both of which come in full size), as well as essentials like the Chamomile Gentle Eye Make–Up Remover. They also have fun puzzles inside, adding to the holiday fun.
The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, Freddie the Fox (pictured above) £99, available at thebodyshop.com
Olivia the Owl, £45, available at thebodyshop.com
The 12 Days of Liz Earle Advent Calendar
With a new look and stellar line-up of goodies for 2018, Liz Earle’s advent calendar lets you experience a luxurious surprise each day with a dozen miniature skincare favourites, botanical body-care and hair-care heroes. It includes the popular Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Superskin Concentrate among other beauty favourites – a perfect way to prep your skin for Christmas.
The 12 Days of Liz Earle Advent Calendar, £80, available at boots.com
Clarins 12 Days of Advent Calendar Skincare Gift Set
Hidden inside the floral boxing is all of the classic Clarins skincare products you need to give you flawless skin in the run up to Christmas.
Clarins - 12 Days of Advent Calendar Skincare Gift Set, £54 (reduced from £60), available from houseoffraser.com
Rituals Deluxe Advent Calendar, £89
Rituals is bringing some much needed serenity to Christmas this year that will include hero products from The Ritual of Ayurveda and newness from the Ritual of Holi. They have made taking a moment to yourself easier as they hone the art of gift giving. This beauty advent calendar works as the perfect present for a loved one with little pick-me-ups to help you slow down on a Sunday. The Rituals luxury advent calendar is also available in a 2D version for £59.50.
The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Calendar, £89, available at rituals.com
Diptyque Advent Calendar
Every year, Diptyque bring out an incredible beauty advent calendar that instantly sells out - and we’re sure this year’s offering won’t be any different. The Diptyque 2018 advent calendar lets customers indulge in 25 little pleasures this Christmas. It includes a range of their iconic products to help you enjoy your favourites and explore something new.
Diptyque advent calendar, £320, available at selfridges.com
Selfridges Beauty Lovers Selection Box
Selfridges has decided to skip out on an advent calendar this year, opting for a selection box instead. It includes high-end skincare like Caudalie, makeup favourites such as Illamasqua and hair care heroes like OUAI. Even better, you can decide whether to space out your selection or whether you want to rip it all open in one go.
Selfridges Beauty Lovers Selection Box, £70, available at selfridges.com
24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar
Clinique is spoiling you for choice with an advent calendar boasting 25 of its must-have mini products. It includes make-up brushes, lipsticks and liners to help you get ready for any party, along with skincare to help you prep for the next one.
24 Days of Clinique advent calendar, £76, available at selfridges.com
Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
If you’re looking for value for money, look no further. The Fenwick beauty calendar is worth over £450, but costs £150. Each day, you’ll come across NARS, MAC, Aurelia, Dr Sebagh, Estee Lauder and so much more. It’s the elites of beauty advent calendars.
Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £150, available at fenwick.co.uk
Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
Birchbox’s advent calendar sold out in less than 24 hours last year - and now, it’s back. Each day, you’ll get to discover 24 beauty treats to get you ready for Christmas with brands such as OPI, Caudalie, Lumene and Pixi.
Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 £65, available at birchbox.co.uk
Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar
It’s easy to see why Marks & Spencer’s advent calendar is so popular every year. It has an immense assortment of 25 indulgent beauty favourites, including L’Occitane, Nuxe and REN. What’s more, it’s worth over £250 but costs just £35 when you spend £35 elsewhere in store. A steal.
Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 with £35 spend, available at marksandspencer.com
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar
If you’re looking for luxury and indulgence no one hits the mark better than Harrods. Filled with a massive selection of the beauty industry’s favourites, including Charlotte Tilbury, Givenchy, SUQQU, NARS and Laura Mercier, this calendar is one not to be missed.
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250, available at harrods.com
Susanne Kaufmann Skin Care Advent Calendar
Natural beauty lovers rejoice: Susanne Kaufmann is back with a new beauty advent calendar for Christmas 2018. Behind each of the 24 windows is one of the brand’s most popular products, including bath oils and salts, facial skincare, haircare and festive teas, each housed in miniature, recyclable glass bottles.
Susanne Kaufmann Skin Care Advent Calendar 2018, £110, available at libertylondon.com
John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar
Every beauty fanatic’s prayers have just been answered: John Lewis has dropped details on its debut luxury advent calendar and it features an impressive array of best-selling bits. Inside you’ll find beauty products from brands like Elemis, Hourglass and Aveda. Get your hands on it quick - we bet it’s going to be a sell out.
John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar, £115.50, available at johnlewis.com
Paul and Joe 2 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar
Cat lovers rejoice: Paul & Joe have just announced details of its 2018 advent calendar and it’s just as beautiful as we imagined. Illustations of Gipsy and Nounette (two cats belonging to Paul & Joe designer Sophie Mechaly) feature on the packaging, and inside you’ll find lipsticks, powder and hand lotions to help you countdown to Christmas.
Paul & Joe 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar, £56, available at beautybay.com
Feel Unique The Little Beauty Parcel Advent Calendar
Inspired by fairy tales and all things enchanted, Feel Unique’s advent calendar is filled with a dreamy range of products to see you through the festive season. It contains a selection of 24 mini skincare, haircare and make-up products, including cult brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Caudalie and REN.
Feel Unique The Little Beauty Parcel Advent Calendar, £75, available at feelunique.com
The ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar
Don’t waste hours trawling through gift edits this year. The ASOS Face + Body calendar will be an undisputed success. Buy one for your nearest and dearest and treat them to the likes of Bobbi Brown and Caudalie every morning. You’ve essentially bought them 24 gifts. Read: serious brownie points.
ASOS The Face + Body Advent Calendar, £55, available at asos.com
Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar
This is a fail-safe present with treats from well-loved brands like Elemis, Lancôme and Benefit. All bases are covered with all things beauty from cleanser to candles. Who wouldn’t be happy to receive Ouai and MAC in the run up to party season?
Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Calendar, £70, available at debenhams.com
Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar [SOLD OUT]
This Liberty advent calendar encapsulates all that is good about the iconic shop. Elegant design backed up by quality products including a Byredo hair perfume and a Diptyque candle. The inside even features their new Juno Feather print with individual drawers for each product. Perfect to recycle for next year!
Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar, £195, NOW SOLD OUT
Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar [SOLD OUT]
This is advent for hardcore skincare fans. It includes 25 of Elemis’ finest in miniature sizes as well as some full size treats. We’re sure this will be a sell-out as soon as it hits stores.
Elemis 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £150, NOW SOLD OUT
Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar [SOLD OUT]
With 24 deluxe perfume products on offer, the Atelier Cologne advent calendar is every perfume enthusiast’s dream. It’s also the perfect way to discover new scents to suit you.
Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar, £300, NOW SOLD OUT
Kiehl’s Skincare Advent Calendar [SOLD OUT]
Kiehl’s, everyone’s favourite skincare brand is launching a beauty advent calendar that’s chock full of best-selling products. It includes the trademark Ultra Facial Cream, the beautifying Midnight Recovery Concentrate and a miniature version of Nightly Refining Micro-Peel. And that’s just a snippet of what’s inside this 24-piece skincare nirvana.
Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar, £110, NOW SOLD OUT
Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar [SOLD OUT]
Beauty junkies rejoice, the Net-A-Porter advent calendar is here. Renowned brands like Sarah Chapman and Le Labo are hidden inside to make your festive countdown that bit more glamorous. Try some Sachajuan Hair Repair one day and a Chantecaille mask the next. This calendar is nothing if not indulgent.
Net-A-Porter Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar, £150, NOW SOLD OUT