The 11 best Beauty Advent Calendars for all budgets

15 Nov, 2023 | WYLDE Beauty

Words by Ateh Jewel

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They’re not just a great Christmas gift but beauty advent calendars can be a brilliant treat for you – saving pounds on skincare and make-up favourites.

In the enchanting spirit of Christmas traditions, like eating warm mince pies, wrapping presents and watching ‘The Holiday’ again, there is a special warm feeling you get on opening those small doors on a beauty advent calendar, every morning. 

Some calendars can be pricey, but are still highly covetable and many sell out within hours. Canny consumers know they can be great value as well as offering a curated selection of beauty gems. 

This year, to help you navigate the dazzling array of beauty delights, I’ve gathered a selection of some of my favourite beauty advent calendars to suit all budgets. They can promise nearly a month-long journey of self-care and beauty, packed with skincare essentials as well as makeup must-haves. These calendars make the perfect gift and will add a touch of sparkle to your festive season.

1. Lush Advent Calendar, £195

Best for: The Eco-Conscious and lovers of their trademark fragrances and bath bombs

Products worth: £240

Number of days: 25

Highlights: Twenty five gifts beautifully packaged in a limited edition box with 100% recycled ribbon and box, perfect for storing Lush treats forever more!

2. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar, £109

Best for: The Skintellectual

Number of days: 24

Highlights: This is for the Kiehls’ lover in your life with all the icons such as The Ultra Facial Cream, Avocado Eye, Calendula Toner, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Featuring limited edition holiday design by artist duo Icinori.

3. Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £250

Best for: The One Who Has It All

Products worth: Over £1,000

Number of days: 25

Highlights: The coveted Liberty beauty calendar is jam-packed with an eye watering array of beauty best sellers such as Sunday Riley luna sleeping night oil, Dr. Barbara Sturm face cream, Le Labo rose 31 liquid balm, Augustinus Bader the rich cream. At £250 it’s incredible value for what you get!

4. Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £99

Best for: The Viral Beauty Addict

Products worth: Over £565 – 27 beauty delights (12 full-size)

Number of days: 25

Highlights: Straight from Tik Tok and into your bathroom, grab this calendar for viral heavy hitters such as Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream (deluxe size), NARS ‘Orgasm’ Blusher (deluxe size) and Color Wow Dream Clean Duo (deluxe size).

5. Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, £45 (when spending £35 on clothing and home)

Best for: People who love a bargain

Products worth: £340

Number of days: 25

Highlights: This is a great giftable Christmas present and amazing value ringing in at £45. It comes in a re-usable vanity case.
*Available from the 26th October*

6. The Body Shop, Advent Calendar of Change, £59

Best for: The All Rounder

Products worth: £119

Number of days: 24

Highlights: I love that this calendar is packed with products from head-to-toe, with The Body Shop classics such as Mango Hand Balm, Shea Body Butter and Strawberry Lip Butter.

7. Space NK Advent Calendar, £235

Best for: Beauty Experts

Products worth: £1,000

Number of days: 25

Highlights: This is a great calendar for people who love beauty and know their stuff. You could enjoy a Charlotte Tilbury luxury eyeshadow palette or Sunday Riley skin serum alongside fabulous products from Drunk Elephant, Eve Lom and Milk.

8. Soap & Glory It’s A Pinker Wonderland™ Advent Calendar, £46

Best for: The Body Product Collector

Products worth: Over £80

Number of days: 24

Highlights: This calendar is filled with body loving and soothing products such as Clean on Me™ Shower Gel, The Righteous Butter™ Body Butter and Scrub of your Life™ Body Scrub.

9. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £225

Best for: The Beauty Connoisseur

Products worth: Over £1,000

Number of days: 25

Highlights: Calling all Cult Beauty lovers – you will love the fact that this calendar is packed full of a curated range of 39 beauty products including Byredo mascara, Glow recipe plum plump hyaluronic cream, Jo Loves travel-size A home candle and Róen Eyes On Me eyeshadow palette!

10. Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar, £189

Best for: The Crowd Pleaser

Products worth: Over £1000

Number of days: 25

Highlights: Sephora might be a new beauty kid on the block in the UK, but have come out swinging with their beauty advent calendar offering with fan favourites such as Elemis pro-collagen cleansing balm, Medik8 hydr8 and Glow Recipe watermelon glow niacinamide dew drops. It has 36 products of which 23 are full-size.

11. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £45

Best for: Those who love vegan and clean beauty

Products worth: Over £179 and free delivery

Highlights: 25 vegan friendly products including, Weleda, Faith in Nature and Wild. The perfect gift for those who love vegan beauty products with a conscience featuring the likes of Weleda, Faith in Nature, Q&A and Dr Organic.

Whatever your budget and beauty preference there’s a calendar with your name on it. Run don’t walk and grab one if you can. Merry Christmas everybody!

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Ateh Jewel

Beauty Columnist, Award-winning Journalist and Diversity Advocate

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