12 Beauty Advent Calendars That’ll Make Every Day Feel Like Christmas
Counting down the days until Christmas is always fun. But getting some beauty goodies along the way takes things to a whole other level. Opening the drawers, doors and windows on beauty advent calendars is almost as satisfying as opening presents on Christmas morning. That’s because each day we’re treated to a new makeup, skin care, bath or body product. And sometimes those products are even full-size.
This year we’re favoring fragrances, skin care and makeup. We’re also embracing nail polishes and scented candles. A couple of these top calendars can even be reused. Whether you want to display them next year or keep them out for storage is up to you. (Luckily, some work all year long since they don’t scream holidays.)
The temptation to find out what hidden treasure you’ll discover next is almost irresistible. Which means you’re going to have to practice some self-control. So try to resist opening the whole calendar the second you get it. You don’t want to spoil the surprise(s), after all.
Now’s the time to buy since these treasures almost always sell out way before December. Here are the best beauty advent calendars at every price point that make every day a gift.
Emilio Pucci x Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar, $600 at Nordstrom
Emilio Pucci x Acqua di Parma is the collab we never knew we needed. This calendar is jam-packed with goodies. We’re talking colognes, eau de toilettes, soap, body lotion… We could go on, but frankly, we don’t have the space.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets, $200 at Charlotte Tilbury
A total of 12 makeup and skin care secrets are hidden in these jewel-handled drawers. There are three full-size and nine travel-size products to discover. Including the brand’s new Pillow Talk Colour Chameleon.
L’Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar, $79 at Sephora
You get 24 must-have products with this advent calendar. It comes with everything from Almond Shower Oil to Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum. Not to mention the brand’s beloved hand creams.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, $450 at Jo Malone London
By now you know how much we love Jo Malone London. Its scents are ridiculously good. And addictive. This advent calendar is a great way to test out different aromas.
Dior Advent Calendar, $550 at Dior
Dior’s fairy tale-inspired garden offering is visually stunning. (You can thank artist Alice Shirley.) You definitely will want to keep this calendar even after the windows are empty. It contains 24 minis of the brand’s perfumes, skin care essentials and luxe lipsticks.
Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar, $586 at Susanne Kaufmann
When you consider the fact that this calendar includes the brand’s best-selling skin, body and bath products, it’s a real bargain. There’s an array of deluxe sizes along with four full-size skin care icons. Try to restrain yourself, though.
Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar 2021, $108 at Atelier Cologne
Make the season bright with this simply stunning advent calendar. You could buy it just for the packaging alone. But, thankfully, there are plenty of covetable scents stored inside.
OPI Holiday '21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25pc Advent Calendar, $69.95 at Ulta Beauty
Do you change your nail polish color every day? Then meet your new seasonal BFF. OPI’s fast-drying formula comes in many shades, from Ready, Fête, Go to Tickle My France-y to Snow Day in LA.
Voluspa Japonica Advent Calendar Candle Set, $150 at Nordstrom
Fill your home with fragrance with this fancy set. The 12 candles look great tucked into the drawers. And just as good out on your counter in their charming vessels.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar, $495 at Sephora
Get the brand’s most-loved products along with its latest innovations in both deluxe and mini sizes. Like cleanser, lip balm, serum, hand cream, toner… Basically, everything your skin needs.
Diptyque Paris Advent Calendar, $425 at Diptyque Paris
You’ll be able to use this calendar long after New Year’s Eve courtesy of its cool yet not holiday-specific design. Inside the cabinet are 25 scented treasures, including limited-edition surprises in a variety of sizes.
The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Ultimate Advent Calendar, $189 at Ulta Beauty
The Body Shop makes the countdown just as much fun as the actual holiday. With 25 treats, every day will feel like Christmas. There are even a few full-size favorites and best-sellers.