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Best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020 available right now

Ellie Davis
·31-min read

The countdown to the festive period has begun - and we can’t think of a better way to get excited than browsing the latest crop of beauty advent calendars.

Don’t get us wrong, we still plan on treating ourselves to a traditional chocolate calendar, but what beauty lover can resist waking up to a lipstick, fragrance or candle each day in the lead up to the most wonderful time of the year.

Beauty advent calendars just keep getting bigger and better. Each year, the best-known brands in the biz compete to make their calendars the best one yet. The good news for us is that it leads to epic iterations, filled to the brim with beauty favourites. We're talking all the major players - think Jo Malone, Liberty, Harrods, Elemis, Rituals, L'Occitane and many more.

Housed in intricately detailed boxes with suitably festive illustrations, there are calendars in every shape, size and price points, from the most luxurious, £100+ options, to fan-favourite purse-friendly versions under £100 and under £50.

​These calendars give you the opportunity to sample their hero bestsellers, or exclusive new products worth hundreds of pounds all yours for a fraction of the cost. Open a window or drawer every December day until the 25th to discover the product inside. Get travel or full-sized versions of the most hyped about makeup, skin and haircare essentials, giving you more for your money and truly allowing you to try before you buy.

If last year was anything to go by, don’t ponder these purchases for too long as these covetable calendars sell out ridiculously quickly - the race is officially on.

Top tip: Bookmark this page and keep checking back as we'll be revealing more beauty advent calendars as they become available.

Shop more of the best advent calendars for Christmas 2020:

Best beauty advent calendars over £100

Nars Advent Calendar 2020

The holidays are here with Nars and its advent offering where you will find a combination of the brand’s most coveted lip shades - all housed in a luxe gold exterior. Up the glamour of your Christmas countdown with this indulgent gift-ready set that has shades to suit all tastes - from your bolder brick and poppy red to your more neutral nudes and pretty pinks.

Nars
Nars

£215 | Net-A-Porter

Cowshed 24 Day Advent Calendar

Christmas can be a stressful time but with Cowshed’s 24-day advent, you will be encouraged to take a moment for yourself. Bursting with self-care goodies, the calendar plays host to a combination of the brand’s all natural, vegetarian products that are free from any parabens, mineral oils or silicones. The lineup includes the Refresh Hand Cream, Relax Candle, Cosy Bath and Body Oil to name but a few.

Cowshed
Cowshed

£130 | Cowshed *SOLD OUT

Revolve 2020 Advent Calendar

Influencer-favourite retailer Revolve is encouraging you to discover new beauty favourites each day in the lead up to Christmas. In a reusable custom case that will make a chic addition to your future travel plans, there are 24 products with a mix of full and travel sizes from the likes of Glamglow, Zitsticka, Stila, Tan Luxe, Sunday Riley, By Terry, Supergoop!, Briogeo, Augustinus Bader, Summer Fridays and many, many more.

Revolve
Revolve

£115 | Revolve *SOLD OUT

MAC ​Boom Boom Wow Advent Calendar

With a total product value of £291, MAC's advent calendar for 2020 will be sure to go down a treat as a pre-Christmas surprise. The advent is filled to the brim with fan-favourite products from the makeup label. The universally adored line-up includes lipsticks, lipglasses, eyeshadows and mascara. The selection has all the glitter, shimmer and feel good products to get you into the party spirit nd it's housed in an eye-popping reusable case.

£125 | lookfantastic *SOLD OUT

Giorgio Armani Advent calendar 2020

Top up your beauty favourites from Giorgio Armani with this bumper pack. The calendar features the brand’s hero products including the Lip Maestro and Si Classic eau de parfum. Open the suitably festive red and gold doors to reveal a selection of 17 minis and six full-sized products.

£249 | Selfridges*SOLD OUT

Diptyque Limited-edition advent calendar

Fill your home and perfume collection with the addictive aromas of Diptyque’s advent calendar. Within the beautifully-illustrated box, there are 24 drawers that open to reveal both the French perfume house’s signature scents as well as a few festive iterations. There is a full-sized Moonlit Fir candles as well as 11 minis. You will also find four eau de toilettes and three eau de parfums as well as shower oil, body cream, and a body scrub.

£320 | Selfridges

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty advent calendar 2020

Unlock the world of YSL Beauty with this selection of the best products from the French fashion and beauty house. Each day, you will receive a makeup or fragrance delight whether in travel or full-sized form. The 24 draws contain iconic and cult items like the Touché Eclat, Black Opium eau de parfum and the super long-lasting Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks.

£200 | Selfridges*SOLD OUT

Dior advent calendar

Make the lead up to Christmas that extra bit more magic with the thrilling selection from Dior’s advent calendar. An indulgent gift for beauty lovers everywhere, we can’t wait to open the 24 fragrance, makeup and skincare surprises hidden within the pre-Christmas present. The beautiful box features a magical illustration of the Dior flagship in Paris’ Avenue Montaigne with an enchanting festive embellishment.

£340 | Dior*SOLD OUT

The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar

Discover your new favourite scents with the help of The White Company’s advent calendar. For the countdown to Christmas, you can receive an indulgence each day from the pull-out drawers. There are 25 in total – so you have one for the big day itself – and includes mini body care favourites, skincare and candles in all the fan-favourite fragrances.

£160 | The White Company*SOLD OUT

Shiseido Advent Calendar

Japanese luxury label Shiseido is here with all the self-care products you will to counteract the effect of winter weather and Christmas celebrations. The selection includes cleansers, makeup removers, cream, masks, and so many more products for a real introduction into the label.

£109 | Shiseido

Harrods Advent Calendar

After much anticipation, Harrods has finally unveiled its beauty advent calendar for 2020 and we can tell you now, it’s major. Sourced from the luxury department’s legendary beauty halls, the advent contains skincare saviours, makeup essentials and even a mini candle. It is packed with some of the most sought-after names in beauty, including Augustinus Bader, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Natasha Denona and Chantecaille among many, many more. The box itself comes in the signature forest green hue known around the globe and features the iconic facade, exquisitely illustrated with a snowy design.

£250 | Harrods*SOLD OUT

Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures

We have been waiting all year and it’s finally here - Charlotte Tilbury’s advent calendar has arrived and it’s packed with the brand’s beauty favourites. The magical selection contains a mix of full and travel-sized makeup and skincare with both cult products as well as the latest innovations. The treasure trove contains the likes of the iconic Pillow Talk lipstick, Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, Magic Cream and Magic Serum Crystal Elixir as well as an limited-edition Colour Chameleon copper shadow. We understand if you’ll want to keep this just for yourself, but we’re putting this out there, it’s the perfect gift.

£150 | Charlotte Tilbury*SOLD OUT

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2020

After the last few months, and the excesses associated with the festive season, our skin is in need for some TLC and our first port of call is Dr. Barbara Sturm. The renowned aesthetics doctor has formulated her eponymous skincare label with a molecular approach and this calendar will give you an introduction to some of the brand’s most loved and trusted products. It features 24 presents in full, deluxe and sachet sizes. Highlights include the Brightening Serum, Glow Drops, Anti-Pollution Drops and Hyaluronic Serum.

£405 | Net-A-Porter*SOLD OUT

Acqua di Parma Fragrance Advent Calendar

Acqua di Parma needs no introduction so we’ll leave it to the expert perfume house to transport you away to sunnier climes even in the depths of winter. The label is offering its best selling fragrances in perfumes, bath salts and even a candle to warm your home with seasonal joy.

£400 | Harrods*SOLD OUT

Lancome Beauty advent calendar 2020

Lancome’s travel trove will be a great introduction to the brand’s makeup, skincare and fragrance icons. There are 24 products including the likes of Rénergie Nuit Multi-Lift night cream, Advanced Génifique Yeux eye cream as well as travel-sized bottles of La Vie est Belle eau de parfum. The box is adorned with a beautiful festive illustration of the Eiffel Tower. Tres chic.

£105 | Selfridges*SOLD OUT

The 2020 NET-A-PORTER Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

Net-A-Porter's advent offering this year includes a bumper pack selection of veritable beauty treats across make-up, skincare, haircare, bath and body to solve all your winter woes. There is a combination of full and travel-sized products worth around £1,120. Highlights include Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum, the gua sha jade facial massage tool from Hayo’u and 111Skin’s Vitamin C Brightening Booster as well as Virtue's Restorative Treatment Mask, Oribe Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner, and Slip’s silk scrunchies. No matter your seasonal arrangements, this calendar has you covered with Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick and Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Powder.

£240 | Net-A-Porter*SOLD OUT

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

Beauty fans everywhere, prepare yourselves for Cult Beauty's pre-Christmas offering. The calendar is almost overflowing with bestselling favourites across the realms of makeup, hair, and Skindie must-haves. The second iteration from the brand, this year takes 2019's impressive selection and cranks it up a notch with an epic £930 worth of products from the likes of Summer Fridays, Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty and Larry King Hair Care to name but a few. One lucky recipient will even be in for the chance of winning a Golden Ticket where they will be treated to a spree of a lifetime with one thousand pounds to spend on whatever they'd like across the entire Cult Beauty website. Whether you are gifting yourself or a loved one, you can be content in the knowledge that you've given back to those who need it as the online retailer are donating £15 from each calendar to Beauty Banks.

£199 | Cult Beauty*SOLD OUT

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

Expect big things from John Lewis' beauty advent calendar this year. One of the best-selling and most beloved on the market, it is jam-packed with the likes of Sunday Riley, Neom, Charlotte Tilbury, Disciple, Slip, Elemis, Nars, Lumene and Clarins. Containing over £375 worth of hero products from the department store's beauty floor, there are eight full sized items as well as fan-favourites across skincare, makeup, hair and pampering favourites - you will even find the John Lewis beauty buyers’ three favourite fragrances. The calendar even has a nod to sustainability - housed in a fully recyclable and reusable box with reversible drawers that you can fill up for next year.

£150 | John Lewis*SOLD OUT

Jo Loves 2020 Advent Calendar

Housed in a show-stopping wreath-inspired box, Jo Loves' advent is sure to feature high on your Christmas wish list this year. The calendar is giving you the chance to countdown to December 25 with a magical, awe-inspiring gift each day direct from the addictive range from founder Jo Malone CBE. There is a combination of travel and full-sized products with an extra special twist for the big day itself - no spoilers here!

£300 | Jo Loves*SOLD OUT

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar

Filled with an impressive £400 worth of product, Fenwick has gone all out for Christmas 2020. The box itself has been beautifully embellished by the department store's in-house artist Julie Verhoeven and is filled to the brim with beauty heroes across skincare, makeup, fragrance, hair and body. Expect the likes of Liz Earle, Aveda, Nars and Neom behind each of the drawers.

£150 | Fenwick *SOLD OUT

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2020

Luxury bath and body experts Molton Brown is doing things a little differently this year, giving its calendar a holographic makeover. Hidden behind each of the windows, you will find a range of the brand's iconic and bestselling products across fragrances, shower gels, hand creams and lip salves - all in the signature scents that Molton Brown is best-known for. You will even find the fan-favourite baubles to truly get you into the festive spirit.

£175 | Molton Brown

Selfridges Exclusive 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar

The luxury department store has got you covered when it comes to your beauty gifting this year. For that pre-Christmas surprise to the makeup or skincare obsessive in your life (or even just yourself), Selfridges has unveiled its 25 day calendar. There are over £500 worth of products from the likes of Byredo, Morphe, Huda Beauty, Pat McGrath and many, many more. The box itself comes in a powdered pink hue and is beautifully adorned with the flagship Oxford Street store's facade on the exterior.

£210 | Selfridges*SOLD OUT

Liberty Beauty Advent

It's always one of the most highly anticipated beauty advents and this year's Liberty beauty calendar is bigger and better than ever before. It contains £800 worth of products from the likes of Hourglass, Le Labo and fan-favourite Diptyque. The carefully curated selection even includes six new brands as well as items across all sectors from skincare and makeup, to fragrance. The calendar is beautifully illustrated with the iconic Regent's Street facade and adorned with the Liberty AW favourite Standen Manor print.

£215 | Liberty*SOLD OUT

Space NK Advent Calendar: The Beauty Anthology II

After last year's show-stopping advent, we didn't know how Space NK were going to top it but the beauty retailer has done it with the second volume of their Beauty Anthology calendar. It is divided into four categories; ‘Glisten, Glow, Smooth and Groom’ for all your self-care covered, ‘Whisper, Waft and Woosh’ for pre-party prep, ‘Shimmer, Pop, Glitz and Fizz’ for your disco-ready look and ‘Little Luxuries’ with all the restorative goodies you need after a festivity-filled evening. The calendar contains the likes of Jo Loves, Augustinus Bader, Malin + Goetz, Fresh, Drunk Elephant and Byredo to name but a few with an epic £480 worth of products.

£195 | Space NK*SOLD OUT

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar

One of the most coveted calendars on the market, Jo Malone's 24-day iteration is back with a whole host of bath, body and fragrance goodies. You will find travel-sized versions of the colognes and lotions as well as miniature candles with an extra special treat on Christmas Eve. The products are housed in the brand's classic colourway with the Townhouse facade adornment that has been given a festive makeover with glittery balloons.

£320 | lookfantastic*SOLD OUT

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar

The luxury department store has gone all out with its beauty advent this year. For the third iteration of its best-selling product, the Christmas experts have scoured the beauty floor to find all the most covetable creations to treat customers to in the lead up to December 25. There is an impressive £810 worth of products from likes of Guerlain, Sisley, Sol de Janeiro, Chantecaille, Dr Russo and Fresh. The selection includes serums, night creams, lip plumpers and even a makeup bag. The 25 day calendar has a beautifully illustrated design with a red and bright blue-green colour scheme for a nod to F&M's signature hue.

£195 | F&M*SOLD OUT

QMS Medicosmetics 12 Days To Skin Perfection Advent Calendar

Counteract the effects of the festive season with this 12-day calendar from QMS Medicosmetics. Packed with skin-boosting products, it will help you start the new year with your most clear, radiant and hydrated complexion yet. Whether this will serve as an introduction to the brand or you are already a loyal fan, it contains all the brand’s hero products, from the Deep Gentle Cleanser, to Day + Night Collagen Sensitive serum.

£240 | QMS Medicosmetics

Atelier Cologne Luxurious Advent Calendar

Make this Christmas the most beautifully-scented one yet with the help of Atelier Cologne's calendar. Within the festive box - tied delicately with an orange bow - you will find a must-have selection of the brand's beloved fragrances like Pacific Lime, Pomelo Paradis and Cedre Atlas with three 30ml, three leather pouches, three candles, three 10ml, three hand creams and nine 4ml scents.

£299 | Selfridges*SOLD OUT

Elemis Advent Calendar - 25 days of Spectacular Skin

With £403 worth of products, the Elemis advent calendar is jam-packed with nourishing goodies for your skin and body at just £175. The calendar has fan-favourite items across the Superfood, Pro-Collagen and Frangipani ranges. It is available from September 14 with special VIP access from September 11.

£175 | Elemis*SOLD OUT

ESPA Advent Calendar 2020

Helping you to create a winter-ready, spa-like feel in the comfort of your home this season, ESPA is here to up the cosiness levels with pampering treats that will encourage you transform your space into a relaxing haven. The calendar contains 25 hand-selected products to soothe the skin, body and mind with best-selling and new and exclusive items with oils, balms, moisturisers and masks all featuring on the line-up. The luxurious contents will leave you feeling cool, calm and collected with £230 worth of goodies.

£145 | lookfantastic*SOLD OUT

Lush Vegan Advent Calendar

Lush has taken a different approach to its advent calendar this year with a nod to sustainability. The brand who excel in its plastic-free offering has crafted its calendar from recyclable and recycled materials with a reusable housing. The casing takes inspiration from a vintage luggage trunk and has been beautifully designed by London based artist Sally Kelly. This 24-day countdown from Lush reveals a vegan goodie behind every window, with the likes of body milk, bubble bars, lip scrub, shower cream, shampoo bars, bath bombs and much, much more.

£185 | Lush*SOLD OUT

Best beauty advent calendars under £100

The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar 2020

Treat yourself to a new beautifully-fragrance beauty product every single day in the lead up to December 25. Within The Fragrance Shop calendar, there are new scent discoveries to be made with the retailer’s bestselling and hero aromas hidden behind each window. The advent contains the Calvin Klein CKOne, Burberry My Burberry Blush and the Pepe Jeans Original Pen Spray as well as masks, soap, sanitiser, shower oils, hair clips and body washes from the likes of Lord & Berry, Purdy & Figg and Aromatherapy Associates.

The Fragrance Shop
The Fragrance Shop

£69.50 | The Fragrance Shop

Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar

French label Nuxe is making the countdown to Christmas that extra bit sweeter with its advent that is filled with a selection of its best-selling skincare products, including the beloved Huile Prodigieuse and the ultimate skin treats in the form of the Rêve de Mie range.

£59 | Nuxe*SOLD OUT

Shake Your Beauty Benefit Advent Calendar

In this limited-edition, 12-day countdown, you will find Benefit's iconic, classic and best-selling product housed behind a pretty in pink design in line with the brand's signature aesthetic. It contains the three leading mascaras; Rollerlash, Badgal Bang, and They're Real as well as a mini Hoola bronzer, Dandelion blush and a whole host of brow essentials.

£58.50 | lookfantastic*SOLD OUT

Clarins and ClarinsMen 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

Clarins is back bringing the advent magic with two iterations - one for women and one for men. Its men’s edition - that is as if not more sought-after than its feminine counterpart - is jam-packed with all the essentials, from your basics shampoos and shower gels to innovative formulas to inject into their skincare collection including eye cream, masks and face oils. For the women’s line up, you will find classic Clarins favourites across skincare and makeup. Expect the likes of the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara, Instant Eye Makeup Remover and Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

£60 | John Lewis*SOLD OUT
£60 for men’s | John Lewis*SOLD OUT

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

After the huge success of last year’s calendar, Amazon’s beauty advent is back. The box comes with beloved products from the online retailer’s site. There’s sample and travel-ready sized items to give you an introduction to the brands with the likes of Elemis, Nip& Fab, Sanctuary Spa and this works all included. The total valued at over £215.

£60 | Amazon*SOLD OUT

Feelunique 25 Day Advent Calendar

The online beauty retailer has packed £270 worth of product into its advent offering for 2020. Taking inspiration from the notion of togetherness and solidarity, FeelUnique is encouraging you to treat yourself and your loved ones with its treasure trove of beauty heroes from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Nars, Elemis and Sol de Janeiro. Across skincare, hair, makeup and even fragrance, you won't be disappointed by the daily spa-worthy, radiance-boosting or super pigmented treats. It doesn't stop there though. One calendar will reveal a hidden golden gift card worth a whopping £1000 for you as well as a friend or family member. The box is also reusable and adorned with rich hues that will fit seamlessly among your festive decorations.

£89 | FeelUnique*SOLD OUT

Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Surprises Advent Calendar

For 2020, Lumene has stepped up its advent calendar game with a combination of skincare and makeup essentials. Packed with thirst-quenching, complexion-boosting favourites, you will find the likes of the brand's hero Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence, Nordic Hydra Oxygen Recovery 72h Hydra Gel Mask and Nordic Hydra Pure Arctic Miracle 3-In-1 Micellar Cleansing Water - all of which will treat your skin to the hydrating benefits of Lumene's signature ingredient; Pure Arctic Spring Water for a healthy-looking radiance. Alongside the 17 skincare products, expect seven makeup surprises that range from the Moomin x Lumene Rose Lip Balm, to the Nordic Berry Curl Mascara.

£89.90 | FeelUnique*SOLD OUT

Ciate Mini Mani Month 2020

From the brand behind the very first single-brand beauty advent, Ciate has ensured that this year's calendar will be high up on every beauty lovers' wish list. The pretty in pink iteration puts the brand's latest polish formulation front and centre. The Plant Pots have been created using 80 per cent natural origin ingredients and biodegradable glitter. They are also infused with biotin, bamboo and bakuchiol extracts that work in tandem to nourish and strengthen your nails. The polish is ultra-glossy and long-lasting with an extensive colour range on offer, from your bold, bright blues to your ultra-feminine pinks and peaches. There is even the added treat of the brand's new hydrating mini Watermelon Lip Oil.

£59 | Ciate

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Calendar

In the lead up to December 25, ASOS is treating you to the ultimate pamper kit in the form of its advent calendar. It is packed with fan-favourite products from the likes of MAC, Living Proof and Sunday Riley. You will find the hero items set in a Perspex box that you can reuse to help organise your ever-growing beauty collection on your dressing table or in your bathroom.

£75 | ASOS*SOLD OUT

Glossybox Reasons To Be Happy Beauty Advent

Housed in a calendar adorned with the brand's signature millenial pink aesthetic with hints of gold and glossy pink, you will find yet another epic advent from beauty subscription service Glossybox. It contains everything you need to create the perfect party look from the likes of Lime Crime, Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Pixi and Iconic London with 14 full-sized and 11 deluxe sample-sized products - and it's worth over £390.

£80 for subscribers, £99 for non-subscribers | Glossybox*SOLD OUT

lookfantastic Advent Calendar

Selling out in just four weeks last year, the lookfantastic advent calendar is set to be a hot Christmas commodity. Countdown to December 25 with a luxurious treat each day from the likes of Anastasia Beverly Hills, Illamasqua, Omorovicza, ESPA and Philip Kingsley. Worth over £450, you will even receive the Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream that is worth £63 alone.

£85 | lookfantastic*SOLD OUT

L'Occitane Advent Calendars

L'Occitane is offering not one but two beauty-filled advent calendars for 2020. The Classic iteration is adorned by a beautiful illustration from French artist Edith Carron and is designed to help you recreate the childhood excitement around Christmas but instead of your traditional chocolate gifting, you will be treated to pampering goodies worth £87. The offering extends to hand creams, shower gels and hair masks. For the brand's Luxury calendar, there is £135 worth of product awaiting behind the present-like box. Within this countdown to Christmas, there are home, body and bath surprises including the Relaxing Pillow Mist, Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum and the hero Almond Shower Oil as well as The Herbae par L'OCCITANE EDP fragrance.

Classic: £53 | L'Occitane*SOLD OUT
Luxury: £99 | L'Occitane*SOLD OUT

The Body Shop Advent Calendars

In true The Body Shop style, there are not one but three advent calendars on offer this year in various sizes and at different price points so everyone can enjoy a little pre-Christmas magic. They are launching in store and online from August 25. The 'Make It Real Together Ultimate Calendar' is the brand's biggest offering with 25 full-sized products and includes best-selling and classic products alike (£130). Then, the 'Make It Real Together Big Calendar' iteration contains a mix of minis and full-sized as well as new accessories exclusive for Christmas (£70). Last but certainly not least, the 'Make It Real Together Advent Calendar' is the most budget-friendly option but don't underestimate its offering as the calendar is still filled to the brim with festive surprises (£50).

From £50 | The Body Shop*SOLD OUT

Decléor Advent Calendar 2020

Get into the festive spirit with the help of Decléor and its skin-boosting goodies hidden away behind each of these 24 windows. The box contains surprise full-sized and mini skincare heroes from the French label including masks, cleansers, toners and more as well as bodycare in a range of delectable fragrances. The contents are worth £311.95.

£85 | Decléor

OPI Advent Calendar 2020

For the nail lover in your life, this advent will be the ultimate gift. Behind each of the 25 windows, you will be treated to mini 3.5ml bottles of the brand's beloved shades including iconic fan-favourites as well as new limited edition hues from the Shine Bright Collection.

£65.90 | OPI

Rituals Advent Calendar Gift Set

Who said the Christmas period had to be stressful? Rituals is ensuring that you can be your most Zen yet with its selection of luxurious beauty surprises to treat your mind, body and soul. Despite only costing £59.90, the calendar contains over £120 worth of products.

£59.90 | lookfantastic*SOLD OUT

Macmillan Advent Calendar

The gift that gives back. Every sale of this charity advent from Boots will lead to £2 donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. The calendar conceals 25 beauty heroes behind its doors, ready to surprise each December day. It is filled to the brim with must-have products for you to sample from some of the biggest brands on the market including Liz Earle, Sleek, No7 and Botanics, plus many more - with contents worth £137.98. It's a great way to trial new products before investing in full size versions.

£85 | Boots*SOLD OUT

Revolution Advent Calendar

Revolution is stepping your Christmas up a few notches with its beauty advent calendar offering where you can get your hands on 25 exclusive makeup products and accessories that are brand new to the label. It includes lipstick, lip gloss, eyeshadow, lip liner, makeup brushes and more.

£70 | Superdrug

Real Techniques Advent Calendar

Get all the tools you need to become a beauty expert with this collection from Real Techniques where each day in the lead up to Christmas, you will be gifted the likes of a makeup brush, tweezers, nail file, sponges and more.

£70 | Superdrug

Best beauty advent calendars under £50

Avon Beauty Advent Calendar

Avon’s calling with its advent calendar offering - and you will want to answer. The brand has packed 12 of its most coveted items with a mix of full and travel-ready editions into one calendar that is bursting with festive fun. Behind each of the windows, you will find the likes of the Herstory EDP, Jelly Eye Glaze, Planet Spa Aromatherapy Beauty Sleep Overnight Face Mask and many others to see you pampered through to the New Year.

Avon
Avon

£25 | Avon*SOLD OUT

Yankee Candle Advent Wreath

Two birds in one stone, Yankee Candle’s Advent Wreath doubles up as an attractive wreath wall hanging to fit seamlessly among your festive decorations. The alpine-inspired design has 24 doors, each one revealing a deliciously-scented tea light candle.

£24.99 | Yankee Candle*SOLD OUT

Yankee Candle Advent Book

The library is open this Christmas and on the top of our reading list? Yankee’s playful book-themed advent calendar that plays host to 24 tea lights or votive candles to bring the festive ambiance to your home.

£39.99 | Yankee Candle

Next Beauty Advent Calendar

Next has gathered 24 little bursts of beauty joy and packed them into this festive advent. You will find mini variations of the brand’s best-selling own-brand line across fragrance, skincare, makeup, nails and body.

£30 | Next *SOLD OUT

Cath Kidston 24 Day Vegan Beauty Advent Calendar

Get in on the advent fun with Cath Kidston’s vegan-friendly iteration that is jam-packed with the brand’s beauty heroes and adorned with its signature exquisite illustration. The selection includes lip balms, hand creams, bath salts and body lotions with up to £69 worth of products.

£40 | Cath Kidston*SOLD OUT

Disney Minnie Mouse 12 Days Advent Calendar

Make your little one’s beauty dreams come true with this Disney Minnie Mouse-inspired advent. The joyous offering includes body wash, body lotion, bath salts and our personal favourite, bath fizzers.

£20 | Superdrug

NIVEA Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar

Packed with Christmas cheer, Nivea's advent calendar takes on a ski theme this year. The box is adorned with a festive chalet design and the contents inside will have you covered for all your winter skincare needs. Filled with 24 beauty surprises, you will find a combination of full and travel sized products from the highly nourishing Nivea range so no matter your plans - the slopes or the office party - your skin will look its best.

£40 | Amazon*SOLD OUT

NYX Professional Makeup 24 day Advent Calendar

This year, NYX's Christmas offering is all about Diamond and Ice and therefore it will come as no surprise that its advent calendar is dripping with diamonds. Iced-out to the max, the brand is giving you the chance to countdown to Christmas with a beauty surprise each day, whether its with a gloss or a mascara. When it comes to the hero label behind one of the most long-lasting lipsticks we've ever tried, you can expect professional level products at affordable prices.

£45 | lookfantastic

ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Calendar

Create perfect party-ready looks with the help of ASOS' 12-day calendar where you'll find the likes of Florence By Mills, NARS and Revolution hidden behind each of the windows. Like with the online clothing giant's 24-day offering above, the products are set in a Perspex box that you can keep and reuse.

£35 | ASOS*SOLD OUT

ASOS Grooming 12 Day Calendar

Get in on the beauty calendar action with this array of grooming essentials expertly curated by ASOS. The 12-day countdown offers the likes of House 99, LAB Series and Harry's so you can look and feel your best come Christmas morning. Whether you are buying as a gift or simply treating yourself, this box will make a great introduction into the world of men's grooming.

£35 | ASOS*SOLD OUT

Dove Nourishing Beauty Advent Calendars

Dove's Nourishing Beauty Advent comes in three different designs; Pink Blossom, Blue Blossom and Blue Ribbon and opens to reveal 12 windows. Behind each of these doors, you will find a pampering treat from the brand's range across body and hair. There is also a whole host of handy tools to see you through the festive season and beyond with a compact mirror, hair bobbles and tweezers all included.

£20 | Superdrug

No7 Advent Calendar

Following on from the success of last year's No7 Calendar (a waiting list of 226, 834, sold out within two days of launching online, believe it or not!) Boots is back with a bigger offering than ever. This year's No7 Beauty Advent Calendar has contents worth £172.50 for the bargain price of just £45. They've kept the details under wraps, so we'll be back in October for more info on what you can expect.

£45 | Boots*SOLD OUT

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express 24 Days Countdown

Be transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter each day in the lead up to December 25. No matter which house you were sorted into, you will find the beauty treats to match - all branded with the signature emblems of either Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. You won't be able to summon this calendar until the end of September, but if you're Potter-obsessed, trust us - it's worth the wait. This 24-day calendar is packed with Hogwarts-themed lotions, potions and beauty treats: think Gryffindor perfume, Slytherin colour changing lipstick and Golden Snitch bath fizzers, plus plenty more besides.

£40 | Boots*SOLD OUT

Soap & Glory 24 Days to Roam the Foam

Make sure the countdown to Christmas is a truly pampering experience with this calendar from Soap & Glory. It is filled with the brand's best-selling bodycare in the signature addictive aromas as well as skincare heroes and lip gloss.

£42 | Boots*SOLD OUT

Lynx Africa 12 Day Countdown Advent Calendar

Who said the man in your life had to miss out on the beauty advent fun? This Lynx Africa calendar ensures that the countdown to Christmas is the best-smelling one yet with this fun and functional grooming gift that contains everyday essentials as well as a few extra little surprises.

£20 | Boots*SOLD OUT

Ted Baker House of Blooms Advent Calendar

This limited-edition calendar comes from Ted Baker and so it comes as no surprise that the treats inside are luxurious and housed in beautifully-designed sumptuous pink packaging. The box offers miniature products from the brand's House of Blooms line with bath, body and beauty favourites, plus handy little tools like patterned nail files, beauty brushes and an eye mask to indulge in as we countdown the days till Christmas. Available exclusively at Boots, Ted Baker's 2020 calendar offers a truly fragrant way to ring in Christmas 2020.

£45 | Boots

Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty calendar

This year, Holland & Barrett is going all out with its advent calendar. All new for 2020, the calendar contains 25 products in which 14 are full sized and the entire selection is vegan-friendly. Even the calendar itself is entirely recyclable. Worth over £170, you can get your hands on fan-favourite products from the likes of sustainable labels UpCircle, Ethique, Weleda and Q&A. On top of this, you will also find vouchers for money off repurchases.

£40 | Holland & Barrett*SOLD OUT

PRETTYLITTLETHING Beauty advent calendar 2020

The fashion label is offering not one but two advents for 24 or 12 gifts in the lead up to Christmas. Worth £160, the beauty advent has a range of products from the likes of Nails Inc, Morphe, Illamasqua, Eyeko and This Works for a truly purse-friendly price tag. The 12-day iteration will gift you with a different pair of lashes from the PLT collection so you are party ready come NYE.

£40 | PrettyLittleThing*SOLD OUT