The countdown to Christmas is always exciting but instead of chocolate this year, why not treat yourself or a loved one to an extra special advent calendar filled with goodies to get that skin glowing.
From high street favourites like M&S, Holland & Barrett and The Body Shop to annual luxury picks from the likes of Liberty London and Fortnum & Mason, there’s always a wide range of beauty advent calendars to choose from to suit all kinds of budgets – the question is, how do you pick?
Whether you go for a budget-friendly option or splash out on a luxury pick, you’re bound to be in for a treat. And to help you pick the right one… we’ve rounded up some of the best advent calendars we’ve spotted so far.
GLOSSYBOX ‘Surprise Me’ Advent Calendar 2021, £105 (worth £465)
Following on from their sell out calendar in 2021, this year’s beauty calendar is filled with goodies worth over £465 and will retail £85 for subscribers and £105 for non-subscribers.
Featuring 15 full size products and 10 deluxe minis, this year’s lineup includes must-haves from cult beauty brands including Elemis, PIXI, Sarah Chapman and Huda Beauty.
The calendar is available to buy now from the Glossybox website here.
Marks & Spencer’s Advent Calendar, £40 if you spend £30 (worth £300)
The calendar this year features 25 carefully curated products for you to discover in the run-up to Christmas, including a selection of covetable third-party brands as well as some of M&S’ own-brand favourites.
Best of all? The M&S Advent Calendar is filled with beauty products worth a whopping £300 but can be yours for just £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home or beauty either in store or online – how good is that?
Beauty fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the popular M&S calendar as it won’t be available in stores and online until 28th October 2021 – so make sure to set a reminder.
Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £70 (worth £260)
This year, the online giant’s festive countdown contains nearly £260 worth of products but will set you back only £70.
The Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 features 24 full or deluxe-size products from beauty brands including Foreo, Max Factor, John Frieda, Elemis, Neal’s Yard and L’Occitane. The contents are worth almost £260, so you’ll be saving up to £190. Amazing, right?
Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2021, £225 (worth £750)
If you’re looking to treat yourself to the ultimate pamper session this Christmas, luxury department store Fortnum & Mason has pulled out all the stops for its 2021 beauty advent calendar.
Full of skincare, make-up and fragrance favourites from its desired beauty hall, the deluxe calendar is worth more than £750 but retails at £225.
Now, we know that’s quite a lot to spend, but it inside you’ll find 20 full-size products, 16 deluxe samples and one travel-sized miniature, from the likes of Espa, Wildsmith Skin, Bramley, MZ Skin and Sol de Janeiro – so you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth.
The calendar is available to order now on the Fortnum & Mason website.
It’s safe to say that Charlotte’s Beauty Secrets & Dreams Advent Calendar is the ultimate gift for beauty lovers – or you can keep it all to yourself.
Priced at £150, the makeup queen says there’s everything you need to create the signature Charlotte Tilbury look.
Behind the 12 golden doors, you’ll find best-selling products including; a full-size Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick and a mini Magic Cream Moisturiser.
The calendar is available to buy now – but hurry as we have a feeling it’ll sell out in no time.
Holland & Barrett Beauty Advent Calendar, £45 (worth £170)
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The high street chain’s all-natural beauty advent calendar, worth a whopping £170, went on sale this week and you can buy it from their website for just £45.
This year’s Christmas countdown is packed with a selection of pampering skincare and hair treats from brands like Dr Organic, REN, Weleda and Sukin. We can’t think of a better gift to treat your favourite clean beauty fan to.
It’s available exclusively online at hollandandbarrett.com – but only while stocks last.
The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021, £225 (worth £844)
This year’s been hard, so why not treat yourself to the ultimate pamper gift containing 25 of the Liberty Beauty Buyers’ must-have products. This year’s expert-curated edit brings together cult buys, niche names and fresh launches from the stores world-renowned beauty hall.
Think skin care from Augustinus Bader, UOMA Beauty makeup, hair care by OLAPLEX and fragrance from Vilhelm Parfumerie. Plus, there’s a single Golden Ticket hidden in one calendar’s drawer – awarding the lucky winner £5000 to spend at Liberty.
Get yours here from the Liberty London website now.
Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar, £175 (worth £402)
Discover a bestselling skincare surprise behind each door with 25 Elemis icons for face and body.
Featuring award-winning superstars and fan favourites, like the popular Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter and Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal, reveal a new treat every day, leading up to Christmas morning. The most spectacular gift you’ll find is a full-size jar of their No.1 bestseller, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
Available to buy on the Elemis website here.
The Body Shop Big Advent Calendar, £80 (worth £119)
This calendar packs 25 full size and mini surprises, including a fill-sized Avocado Body Butter for nourishing dry skin, mini face masks and maybe even a Shea Hand Cream or two for keeping your palms and pinkies feeling hydrated throughout the winter.
You can grab the calendar from The Body Shop website now.
Not sure what to get the special man in your life for Christmas? For the fourth year running Mr Porter has launched a limited edition 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar – and it really is the perfect treat.
The calendar is a novel take on the 12 days of Christmas, featuring a well-rounded edit of 12 full-sized products for skin, body, hair and face from Mr Porter’s most favoured and considered grooming brands.
The calendar is available to buy now from mrporter.com for £120.
LookFantastic Advent Calendar 2021, £80 (Worth over £414)
The LookFantastic advent calendar is filled with 25 luxurious beauty treats from best-selling brands including Kate Somerville, Phillip Kingsley and NARS.
If you’re a LookFantastic subscription box subscriber, you can receive £15 off the Advent Calendar. New subscribers can also receive £15 off the Advent Calendar when buying a monthly plan. Yet another reason to sign up.
Available to buy on the LookFantastic website here.
Now, we can’t add every single one to our list, but there’s plenty of other beauty advent calendars to get your hands on this year including ASOS’ Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar (£75), Birchbox Advent Calendar (£85), MAC Cosmetics The 2021 ‘BOX OF TRICKS’ Advent Calendar (£135), and Boots’ range of branded calendars including 12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty (£60) and the Ted Baker Toiletries Advent Calendar (£45)