Christmas is coming! Aren’t you excited? I’m definitely in the festive mood and already started thinking about gift ideas, holiday attire and beauty looks. It might be a tiny bit early to start talking about Christmas since Halloween is still days away but I can’t help it especially after discovering so many beauty advent calendars that launched or will be launching this year. Now last year, we saw a lot of different beauty advent calendars come from the UK (Boots, Ciate, etc) and a few from the U.S. but that sure has changed this year. Benefit Cosmetics is back with a new one and U.S. familiar brands L’Occitane, Kiehl’s, The Body Shop, Clarins and even Bare Minerals have now jumped on the trend which means more beauty advent calendars to lust over and snatch up.
Check out the 39 best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2016! (Note: I will be updating the post all through the holiday season with new beauty advent calendars for the 2016 season, so bookmark this page and check back often).
1. The Body Shop Advent Calendars 2016
The Body Shop UK will be offering three versions of its calendars this year to cater for different budgets. There’s a standard version, deluxe version and a ultimate version that includes body care, fragrance, skin care, and makeup both full and travel sizes. Available now in the UK. The U.S. has its three versions of its own of beauty advent calendars. Available now at The Body Shop U.S.A.
Cost: £60.00/ $105 (standard version) // £80/ $125 (deluxe version) // £99/ $175 (ultimate red & gold)
2. Benefit Cosmetics Girl O’Clock Rock
Benefit Cosmetics calendar ‘Girl O’Clock Rock’ is truly amazing. It’s a 12-Day calendar packed with miniature versions of the brand’s bestsellers and there’s even a Benesong to enjoy. Available now at BenefitCosmetics.com, Macy’s, HSN and Ulta Beauty.
Cost: $45.00 // £34.50
3. Yankee Candle Advent Calendars
You’ll love the world’s best loved candle brand’s collectable calendar or should I say “calendars.” This year, Yankee Candles has two advent calendars for candle lovers to purchase this year. Each door reveals a tealight candle in assorted seasonal scents. The Advent Party Pavilion Calendar (pic above) features 20 tealight candles and Holiday Party Calendar features 23 tealight candles. Any one of these will make a great gift for a coworker especially if you’re looking for a Secret Santa gift under $30. Available now at Yankee Candle.
4. Ciate Mini Mani Month
Calling all nail addicts! It’s time to get excited for Ciate Mini Mani Month. Peel each door back and you’ll find Ciate’s best selling hues like “Antique Brooch, ” “Cupcake Queen” and festive color must-haves. There’s no better way to update your nail collection for the new season. Available now at Sephora, Look Fantastic, Marks and Spencer and ASOS.
5. L’Occitane Calendrier de L’Avent Advent Calendar
Luxury french beauty brand, L’Occitane’s calendar features 25 luxurious mini fragrance, body, and skincare products that are all best sellers. I just love their shea butter hand cream which is included in the set! If this is one of your must-haves, then jump on it quick because last year it sold out in a week. Available now at Nordstrom, Amazon,
L’Occitane USA and L’Occitane UK site.
Cost: £42.00 // $55.00
6. Jo Malone Advent Calendar
I’m a huge Jo Malone fan and when I found out about their beauty advent calendar, I was overjoyed. Seriously, look at it …. it’s absolutely beautiful and behind each door is miniature Jo Malone colognes and body creams. Definitely on the top of my wishlist! Available now at Selfridges, Harrods stores and Ebay.com.
7. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties
A makeup advent calendar from renowned makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury? What more can you ask for! The Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties advent calendar includes all of her must have products mixed with travel-size and full-size products. Available now at Charlotte Tilbury, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, and Selfridges.
Cost: $200.00// $158 (Selfridges only)
8. Liberty Advent Calendar
The Bentley of beauty advent calendars has arrived. Liberty, the luxury department store beauty calendar houses some of the world finest beauty brands. With its iconic print on the interior and luxury products worth of £400 from Diptyque, Eve Lom, Votary, Malen + Goetz, and Byredo, this calendar does not disappoint. Available now at Liberty London.
9. No. 7 and The City Beauty Calendar
Boots No7 and The City advent calendar is packed with the brand’s best sellers including the iconic No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream. It’s a great buy for those who want to update their makeup bag without hurting their wallet and the gold packaging makes it look very glamorous. It was a complete sell out last year so you definitely don’t want to miss out on this one. Available now at Boots.com.
10. Clarins Advent Calendar
For all you Clarins lovers out there, you’ll love this Clarins advent calendar with 24 hidden surprises with festive snowflakes and christmas cookies (too bad they’re not edible). It’s the perfect opportunity to discover their best-selling products that cleanse, moisturizes, and illuminates. It has everything you need to upgrade your current beauty routine. I have a feeling this one will sell out fast. Available now at Clarins UK, Clarins USA, Debenhams and Selfridges.
Cost: £95.00 // $125.00
11. Clarins Men ’12 Days of Christmas’
I’m excited to see a beauty calendar for men this year. I only found one last year from a different brand so I’m hoping that will change for 2016 as we got closer to the holiday season (fingers crossed). Clarins Men ’12 Days of Christmas’ calendar is a Christmas skin survival kit filled with favorites from the line. Available now exclusively at Selfridges.
12. M&S Countdown to Christmas
This amazing M&S beauty advent calendar will be just as great as last year’s. It is filled with 24 festive products worth over £250 from brands like Rodial, Skyn, REN, Nuxe, and more! Unlike most of the calendars mentioned above, you’ll find a variety of brands and that’s what make this calendar so awesome. When you spend £35 in M&S beauty, clothing and home (excluding furniture), you can purchase the calendar for £35. Available now at Marks and Spencer.
Cost: £35.00 when you spend over £35 elsewhere in M&S
13. Selfridges L’Oreal Advent Calendar
You’ll find some of the world’s best beauty brands here from skincare like Kiehls, Lancome and YSL to miniature fragrances from Giorgio Armani and Viktor & Rolf. This will sell fast! Available now at Selfridges.
14. Lookfantastic The Beauty Secret
Lookfantastic The Beauty Secret advent calendar has everything you need to keep your skin and face fresh and flawless in the cold winter months. It’s full of beautiful products from our favorite brands worth over £250 but on sale for just £70 (and free shipping). Available for pre-order now at Lookfantastic and you don’t have to pay until it’s available in November 2016.
Cost: £70 (now available for pre-order)
15. Bare Minerals Countdown to Gorgeous
Bare Minerals is doing its first advent calendar called Countdown to Gorgeous and I couldn’t be more thrilled because it’s my favorite makeup brand. It will offer a mix of its base and color products. The lip products alone come in lots of pretty shades. There’s also some mascara, blush (in 2 shades) eye color (in 5 shades) and one of their new skincare launches. Available now at Bare Minerals, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dermstore, Debenhams, and Ulta Beauty.
16. ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar
ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar for 2016 is available right now with limited supply. It’s crammed with 24 days of skincare, haircare, and makeup products from a range of brands including Philosophy, Dermalogica, and Elemis. Valued at (£175), the calendar will make all the beauty addicts in the world smile brightly. Available now at ASOS.com.
17. Diptyque Advent Calendar
Diptyque fans rejoice! The first ever Diptyque calendar has arrived and has landed in Selfridges. It features 25 beauty miniatures of candles, fragrances, and body care. Available now exclusively at Selfridges.
18. QVC Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar
More U.S. brands are jumping on the beauty advent calendar trend this holiday season and now QVC has launched one. QVC 24-piece collection is back with its most popular products from brands like Josie Maran, Philosophy, it Cosmetics, and more! Unlike most of the beauty advent calendars mentioned here, you’ll find a variety of brands and that’s what make this calendar so awesome. Available now on QVC.
19. Kiehl’s Advent Calendar
This calendar offers a surprise during the festive season every day with a small gift. It features many of the brand’s classics from eye treatment to hand cream. I just love the fun and colorful design of the box. Kiehl’s Beauty Advent Calendar is available now at Selfridges.
Cost: £95 / $108
20. NYX Wanderlust Advent Calendar
NYX is one of my go to brands for makeup so imagine my surprise when I learned that they are doing an advent calendar this year. It’s a 24-piece calendar filled with their best-selling products from matte lip creams to high pigment eyeshadows. The perfect gift for beginners and makeup addicts alike. Available now at Selfridges, ASOS and Boots.com.
Cost: $91.00 // £60.00
21. NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar
NYX has a second beauty advent calendar and it looks like it’s exclusively sold at Ulta Beauty. It’s a special edition 24 piece collection that contains 12 new pearly nude eyeshadows and 12 Lip Lingerie shades. Valued at $75 this calendar cost $49.99 and is available now at Ulta and Ebay.
22. Rituals Advent Calendar
This is the first advent calendar from Rituals and it’s pretty amazing! The beautifully wrapped box contains 24 items covering fragrance, beauty, bath, and home with each one representing a day leading up to Christmas. Unlike other beauty advent calendars, most of the products will be full-sized. Available now at Rituals and coming soon to Debenhams in October 2016.
23. Decléor Beauty Advent Calendar
One of my favorite beauty advent calendars this year is from Decléor. It’s filled with 25 luxury skincare goodies from the brand including two full size products, Hydra Floral Cream and hand cream, 19 face products, and 6 body solutions. It’s valued at £182.99 and selling for £60. That’s a pretty sweet deal! It’s available now at John Lewis, Look Fantastic, and House of Fraser.
24. Liz Earle Botanist Cabinet
Liz Earle advent calendar is full of lovely skincare treats like her Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Superskin Concentrate for Night (my faves!) as well as muslin cloths, two sponges, and The Botanist’s Recipe Guide. A great gift idea for someone in need of skin repair. Available now exclusively at Boots.com.
25. Paul & Joe Makeup Advent Calendar
I got a sneak of the new Paul & Joe Holiday 2016 Collection a few days ago and found an advent calendar and I’m pretty excited about it because I believe this is the first time the brand has created one. Each of the 24 windows contain various goodies like lipstick, powder blush, and the limited cat-shaped eye color. Available now on ASOS (low in stock as of 12/8/2016).
$91 (now $59.50)
26. Sephora Collection Advent Calendar
Treat yourself to Sephora makeup, skincare, bath and body, and an accessory gift everyday with this 24 day advent calendar. Super cute, isn’t it? Available now on Sephora.com.
27. Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar
A lot of classic favorites are hidden inside this advent calendar from Molton Brown and many are bestsellers. A great gift idea to spoil your loved one or treat yourself. You’ll find luxury bath and body products, scented candles, hair care, and more! This one is definitely on my holiday list! Available now on Amazon UK (only 1 left as of 12/8/2016)
Molton Brown UK, Selfridges, John Lewis, Look Fantastic, and House of Fraser.
28. OPI Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Looks like Ciate is not the only nail polish brand with an advent calendar this year. Introducing OPI Breakfast At Tiffany’s, a mini mani month advent calendar filled with 25 limited-edition mini nail polishes including fun-naming shades like Apartment for Two, I Believe in Manicures and Do You Lilac It. Available now on John Lewis and Ulta Beauty.
29. Cowshed Spa Advent Calendar
Cowshed’s advent calendar is filled with 24 pampering essentials from spa-scented bath products that nourish the mind, body, and soul and skin-loving moisturizers that hydrates and boost moisture levels. Available now on the Cowshed Spas website.
30. Cheeky Advent Calendar
The famous advent calendar is back! It contains 24 on-trend shades and is the ultimate early Christmas present. Open a door a day to reveal a surprise Cheeky nail paint for some playful, festive fun. Available now at Cowshed Spas.
31. Clinique 10 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Clinique’s 10 day advent calendar includes all the best-selling skincare and makeup products from the brand that’s perfect for gifting. Valued at $79.00, it includes its bestselling moisturizer, fan favorite lip color and tons more! Available now at Sephora. There’s also a Clinique 7 days of beauty advent calendar found at Debenhams and a 24 days of beauty calendar at Selfridges or Clinique.com that’s loaded with even more of the brand’s signature products.
Cost: $65.00 (24 days) $39.50 (10 days) // £28 (7 days)
32. Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar
So many awesome beauty advent calendars coming from Selfridges this year and here they are again, spoiling us with yet another of their very own calendars. It’s different from the L’Oreal Eclectic Little Luxuries calendar as it will feature products from a variety of brands like Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, OCC-Glitter, Beauty Blender Bloterazzi, Molton Brown Body Wash, and lots more! Available now at Selfridges.
33. Nuxe Beauty Countdown
One of my favorite luxury beauty brands, Nuxe has released 10 Beauty Treasures advent calendar that’s the ultimate Christmas beauty countdown. It features 10 little treats including my favorite multi-purpose dry oil. Available now at Ulta Beauty, Bath & Unwind, Cult Beauty, Escentuals and at Mark & Spencer.
34. Estee Lauder Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar
Estee Lauder just released a countdown beauty advent calendar. Isn’t glam and gorgeous? Each day you can start with a little luxury, including 24 of their best-selling skincare, makeup, and fragrance. I even spotted my favorite Modern Muse eau de parfum fragrance and the Advanced Night Repair serum. I love these products so much! Quantities are limited so I wouldn’t wait too long to snatch one up. Available now at Nordstrom and Selfridges.
Cost: $275 // £205
35. Luxury Beauty Your Beauty Fairytale Come True Advent Calendar 2016
Here’s another beauty advent calendar exclusive to Boots.com. It features products from bestselling brands Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren. It surely is loaded with lots of goodies like Lancome Hypnose Doll Mascara, Yves Saint Laurent Instant Moisture Glow, Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb, and more! Available now exclusively at Boots.com.
36. River Island 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Looks like River Island is jumping on the calendar train too. Their ’12 Days of Beauty’ is a limited edition advent calendar and it’s really cute. It includes false eyelashes, lip balm, lip gloss, eyeshadow, eyeliner stickers, two nail varnish colours and many more beauty items. A much smaller yet affordable calendar compared to the rest. Available now at River Island.
37. Rodial ’12 Days of Magic’ Advent Calendar
Rodial’s first ever beauty advent calendar is locked with beauty treasures that is sure to delight and transform your skin each day during the festive season. It includes mini sizes as well as full size products from their bestselling wrinkle plumping and skin rejuvenating Bee Venom Moisturizer through to a full sized Lip Liner. It truly is an advent calendar that would delight any beauty addict. Here’s the best part…it’s valued at £200 but you only pay half. Available now at Rodial.
38. Ulta 12 Days of Beauty
Ulta has brought back their 12 Days of Beauty advent calendar. If the other calendars doesn’t quite fit your budget than you’ll love this version which is $18. Perfect gift for yourself or any beauty addict. Available now at Ulta Beauty.
39. Target 12 Days of Beauty Faves
Target’s 12 Days of Beauty Faves advent calendar is amazing and very affordable. This calendar has you covered from skincare to makeup brushes from popular beauty brands like Pixi, NYX, Nexxus, EcoTools and more! Priced at $24.99 (valued at $65), you should snatch this is up while it’s still around because there’s no guarantee how long this calendar will be around. Available now at Target.
Which of the beauty advent calendars would you like to have as a gift? Share your thoughts by commenting below!