28 Beauty Advent Calendars That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
There's no better gift to receive for the holidays than beauty Advent calendars. It's truly a gift that keeps on giving. Instead of only getting the thrill of opening a present once on the day of the holiday, an Advent calendar allows you to experience that excitement over and over again, for 12 to 31 days straight depending on how big it is.
If you're still unsure what to get the beauty-lover in your life for the upcoming holiday season, an Advent calendar from one of their favorite brands will be a surefire win. Being able to count down to the holidays with different surprise products every day will remind them of when they were a kid.
Brands like Kiehl's, Diptyque, Benefit Cosmetics, MAC, Lush Cosmetics, The Body Shop, and many more have already dropped their holiday collections and their special calendars for 2023. Not to mention, some of your favorite beauty retailers like Sephora, Revolve, Net-a-Porter, Bluemercury, and more have come out with their own Advent calendars filled with goodies from a variety of the brands they carry. Those are the best bet if you're not sure exactly what product assortment your loved one would like best.
There are beauty Advent calendars filled with skin care, makeup, hair, body-care, and nail goodies — or a combination of all of the above — to dive into. No matter what your price range is, you have options. Some luxury options can go for over $500 while affordable drugstore sets have a modest price tag of around $20. Ahead, we rounded up a few of the best beauty Advent calendars of 2023 to shop for this year.
Sephora Premium Advent Calendar
You can't go wrong with the Sephora Premium Advent Calendar. The discovery set contains everything from mascaras to sheet masks, nail polish, and a gua sha tool.
Best Beauty Advent Calendars: Rituals 3D Advent Calendar
3D Advent Calendar ($125)
The Ritual of Advent Calendar is popular every year. It includes 24 surprises inside across the luxury bath and body categories. Filled to the brim with candles, mists, shower gels, home sprays, and more, this is just as much a lifestyle item as it is a beauty item.
The Body Shop The Ultimate Advent of Change Beauty Calendar
The Body Shop's offering is always extremely popular and sells out quickly after release. This year, three Advent calendars are being launched on different dates. We love this calendar, which spoils you with a range of beauty tools and new products — from body butters and sheet masks to shower gel and pillow mists. In true The Body Shop style, this Advent calendar also supports the brand's global partners in India with a fair price for their work and improved working conditions.
Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar
You might think that Charlotte Tilbury's Advent calendar is too good to be true, but, it's not. Filled with five full-size items — including the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, and a Matte Revolution lipstick — and seven mini products, this calendar is jam-packed with enough products to restock your entire makeup bag.
Kiehl's Advent Calendar Holiday Skincare Gift Set ($105, check in-store availability)
This includes 24 surprise formulas, one behind each door. Avocado eye treatments, vitamin c serum, omega-rich cloud cream, and facial cleansers are just some of the beauty goodies you can expect to find. Plus the cute designs, created with Made By Radio, means it will look super festive in your home.
L'Occitane Premium Advent Calendar
The L'Occitane Advent Calendar includes 24 best-sellers from the brand, like the Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, and Immortelle Precious Cream. Not to mention, the box looks like a work of art.
Best Beauty Advent Calendars: Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar
Whether you're already obsessed with Dr. Barbara Sturm or have been dying to try the brand, the Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar ($560), with 24 goodies inside, will get you in the mood to do some self-care.
Molton Brown Advent Calendar
Molton Brown Advent Calendar ($295)
The Molton Brown Advent Calendar not only looks pretty, but it smells amazing, too — or at least the products inside do. You'll find 24 luxurious bath, hair, and fragrance items hidden inside. The scents included range from sparkly and fruity, like the Merry Berries & Mimosa scent, to spicy, like the Pink Pepper.
Best Beauty Advent Calendars: Philip B. 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
For 12 days, you'll be able to experience different hair products with the Philip B. 12 Days of Christmas Calendar ($285). If you're not already a big fan of the brand, prepare to be very soon. It includes everything from shampoos and conditioners to styling products like a heat protectant and a hair oil.
Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar Makeup Set
The Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar is as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful. With 12 minis of some its cult products, including the Hoola Matte Bronzer and the 24 Hour Brow Setter, they are the perfect addition for holiday packing next year. There are also four mascaras included.
Best Beauty Advent Calendars: 111SKIN 12 Days of 111Skin Advent Calendar
This is one of the more expensive on the market. Including a range of 12 sheet masks, serums, and creams, it's the perfect way to get to know the brand.