The 15 Best Holiday Beauty Advent Calendars of 2017
Part of the allure of the holiday season isn't even about the holidays themselves — it's the buildup. From the thrill of finding the perfect present to excitedly greeting family you haven't seen in months, the days leading up to the main event are the most exciting part of the year. This is also why beauty Advent calendars are the perfect gifts. Not one day, not two days, but every day gets sprinkled with joy as you open up a little box of surprises.
From travel-friendly skincare minis to bestselling makeup at a major discount to packaging so pretty that you don't even need to wrap it, calendars are really do-it-all gifts. Shop the most worth-it ones out there ahead.
NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar
What's Inside: This kit includes 24 days' worth of lippies in all of NYX's beloved formulas, including Soft Matte Lip Creams, Lip Lingeries, Butter Glosses, and more. There is also every imaginable shade, from shocking violet and black to classic red and neutral.
Shop It: NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar
Molton Brown Cabinet of Luxuries Advent Calendar
What's Inside: Your home (and body) will smell like a dream thanks to the 24 gifts packed in this calendar. Indulgent body washes, lotions, candles, and even haircare goods — all in delicious scents like rose oil, tobacco, and spicy citrus — await.
L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar
What's Inside: You'll be set for all your 2018 travels with this collection of TSA-friendly minis. L'Occitane hand creams, shower gels, lotions, soaps, and all the body lotion you could ever want are packed in this 24-day calendar.
Shop It: L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar
Ole Henriksen 12 Days of Ole Glow Skincare Advent Calendar
What's Inside: Battle Winter skin woes with the ultimate collection of 12 Ole Henriksen essentials. The calendar includes favorites like Truth Serum, the Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer, and Transforming Walnut Scrub, among other goodies.
Dior Advent Calendar
What's Inside: This luxurious take on the Advent calendar is sure to please the fanciest person on your list. Packaged in an illustrated box that looks like the brand's Paris flagship, the kit features 24 pampering treats like the Miss Dior fragrance, the Hydra Life Pores Away Pink Clay Mask, and classic Dior 999 red polish.
Shop It: Dior Advent Calendar
Ulta 12 Days of Beauty
What's Inside: If you're more on a budget, this Ulta calendar makes a wonderful stocking stuffer. Each box contains one of the store's own makeup products, like blush, eye shadow, and highlighter.
Shop It: Ulta 12 Days of Beauty
Rituals Advent Calendar
What's Inside: This stylish Christmas-tree-shaped calendar has 24 gifts that cover everything you'd need for an at-home spa experience. There's body scrubs, oils, soaps, lotions, and even a rosewood-scented candle.
Shop It: Rituals Advent Calendar
Disney x Kiehl's True Originals
What's Inside: Hot off the buzzy Disney x Kiehl's collaboraration, this seven-day calendar has the best of the skincare brand. Treat your skin with the cult-favorite Ultra Facial Cream, or try the Rare Earth Mask. Then, check yourself out in a Mickey Mirror.
Shop It: Disney x Kiehl's True Originals
Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box
What's Inside: This 12-piece gift includes Charlotte Tilbury's bestsellers in both makeup and skin care. The beautiful packaging, which transforms into a jewelry box, houses favorites like Charlotte's Magic Cream, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, and 5 Star Mascara.
Clarins Advent Calendar
What's Inside: Red lipstick, hand cream, an exfoliating cleanser, and even more variety in these 24 goodies (both minis and full sizes!) will delight any recipient.
Shop It: Clarins Advent Calendar
Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar
What's Inside: If you've got someone who is not brand-loyal on your list, this calendar is the perfect solution to help them find their favorites. There are nine full-size and three travel-size goods including Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Erno Laszlo Hydrogel Detoxifying Mask, Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant, and more.
Diptyque Advent Calendar
What's Inside: Embrace luxury this holiday season with Diptyque's 25-day calendar. It includes body and skin care, a travel-size Vinaigre de Toilette, and, of course, delicious candles.
Shop It: Diptyque Advent Calendar
Lush 12 Days of Christmas
What's Inside: For the Lushie in your inner circle, this hat-box-like package contains incredible picks like a snowman-shaped bath bomb, golden pear soap, and the beloved Twilight Shower Gel.
Shop It: Lush 12 Days of Christmas
Ciaté 12 Days of Ciaté London Advent Calendar
What's Inside: You get a ton of variety from Ciaté's 12-piece calendar. The makeup-lover in your life will appreciate that there's everything from liquid eyeliner to lipsticks, nail polish, and even an oil cleanser in this package.
Target 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
What's Inside: Target truly delivers for the beauty junkie, with classics like Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick. You basically have everything you need for a full face for less than $20.