If you’ve never experienced the joy of a beauty advent calendar, this is the year to indulge with an ever expanding array on the market.
These aren’t filled with the traditional delectable truffles, or even charming little bottles of your favourite tipples, but instead miniature candles, fragrances, lipsticks and cleansers. What could be more indulgent than waking up to a Jo Malone candle to compliment a relaxing soak or a generous spritz of Dior J’Adore?
Beautifully packaged and generously filled with treats, these are the best beauty advent calendars to shop for this Christmas, and you’ll be forgiven for not waiting until December 1st before you tear into them.
Christmas is a time for giving, and with every purchase of the MacMillan Advent Calendar, £2 goes to the Macmillan charity. With 24 products like Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (you’ll be converted if you haven’t tried it already), No7 Lift and Luminate Sheet Mask (to help you bounce back after a big night) and Botanics Peaceful Sleep Lavender Pillow Mist (to lull you into a restful night’s sleep), this calendar has you covered.
This calendar is the perfect introduction into the fruity world of Atelier Cologne. It contains generous 30ml fragrances in luxe leather travel holders (perfect for your next jaunt), zesty candles to transport you to the shores of Capri and multifarious 10ml and 4ml perfumes from the freshy wood Cedre Atlas to sweet Vanille Insensée. It’s the perfect olfactive journey to find your new signature scent.
The original and much anticipated beauty advent calendar is back, and this time Liberty's supply has been increased by 20% due to increasing demand. This impressive edit brings the best of the Liberty Beauty Hall straight to your living room. Worth a whopping £800, this is the pièce de résistance for any beauty afficionado, with 19 of the 25 windows housing full size products from the likes of Le Labo to Dr Barbara Sturm. The box itself is beautifully illustrated to resemble the iconic Regent Street store. Plus, it's 100% recyclable so we expect you’ll want to keep it for years to come.
The perfect advent calendar to reset your skincare regime. Covering all bases from face washes to serums, masks to creams, body creams to body washes, housing favourites like the Soothing Apricot Toner to new launches such as the Peptide Plumping Pillow Facial (and worth £404). The final day contains a full size pot of the cult Marine Pro-Collagen face cream – perfect to bring back the bounce and vitality to tired winter skin. A fantastic gift to win over mother-in-laws (if you can part with it yourself, of course).
Recreate the spa without stepping foot outside your bathroom this December. The ESPA advent calendar (worth £345) is the perfect antidote to festive burn out. Create an indulgent multisensory bath with the Soothing Bath & Body Oil, gently buff skin with the Refining Skin Polish whilst the Pink Hair and Scalp Mud gets to work restoring your tresses. Light the Christmas spice votive for total unadulterated bliss.
Jo Malone has the best kept secret in beauty calendars (there’s an extra special secret indulgence behind door 24). This ultra-luxurious advent calendar contains the brand’s most cherished colognes, candles and bath products for you to layer for your own exquisite scent.
Acqua di Parma has unveiled the ultimate advent calendar for discerning couples to share. With the classic unisex Colonia scent in the form of bath salts, cologne, soaps and shower gels alongside other hero scents from the Blu Mediterraneo range and Notte di Stelle Candle for romantic cosy nights.
The most whimsical advent calendar this year comes from the prestigious house of Dior. Illustrated by Artist Safia Ouares, this charming calendar depicts a starry night with glittering gold dust atop the 30 Avenue Montaigne parisian flagship store. Fully immerse yourself in the world of Dior with products from their iconic fragrance, skincare and beauty range.
Charlotte Tilbury’s beautiful pink beauty closet is the perfect advent calendar to get you in the party spirit from your glowing cheekbones to shimmering limbs Including the make up artists favourites like a full size Pillow Talk lipstick, Supermodel Body Highlighter and Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray. The products have been cleverly selected to be universally flattering. Get ready to glow.
This advent calendar packs a punch with the likes of Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury, Nars and Elizabeth Arden and a whopping 3 products behind door 25. At the cheaper end of the spectrum (worth £277), this is perfect for gifting. Christmas day treat? 1 lucky recipient will have a £1,000 voucher behind door 25 for themselves and a friend of their choice- let’s hope they return the favour!