The 29 Best Beauty Advent Calendars for a Little Surprise and Delight This Holiday

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Whether you’re treating yourself (‘tis the season for a box of beauty treats) or surprising the beauty lover in your life, gift them with not one, but multiple mini products in the most fun and festive format of all. From NYX to Charlotte Tilbury, we’ve rounded up 29 of the best beauty advent calendars to buy (or preorder) now.

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1. Macy’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

OK, your skincare and makeup routines are set for the next month or so. This advent calendar has serums, creams, masks, and more from some of our favorite brands like Tarte, Dr. Brandt and Sunday Riley. Plus, they added a $10 gift card to make a bigger purchase later on. (And FYI, if you’re a Macy’s cardholder, you can get 15 percent off when using the code VIP in checkout. You’re welcome.)

Buy It ($99)

2. Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Make time for an at-home mani (or several) with the 22 mini polishes from Ciate London. In a addition to the wide range of colors, this beauty advent calendar also sweetens the deal with one full-size silver polish and a watermelon lip oil, because why not?

Buy It ($65)

3. L’Occitane Signature Holiday Advent Calendar Set

Calling all L’Occitane fans. This set has 24 ways to moisturize, hydrate and relax your skin. Whether you’re looking for a hand cream, shower oil or a lip balm, the signature calendar is a fan favorite. For one Amazon reviewer, they might’ve won the holidays already: “My wife is over the moon for this advent calendar. I earned many good husband points from this gift.”

$64 at Amazon

4. Twelve Days of Beauty Faves

You’ll find makeup and skincare brands like Laneige, NYX and Pixi behind each one of the 12 doors. Once you discover the product of the day, expect some beauty tips found on the flap to get you started. And by the looks of the comments, this is a great gift for any teens wanting to dabble in beauty for the first time.

$25 at Amazon

5. Glossybox ‘Reasons to Be Happy’ Advent Calendar

With a mix of full and travel size items, Glossybox is keeping quiet on exactly what you can expect. But when brands like Wander Beauty, Nails Inc and Tarte in their regular roster, it’s a must-have no beauty fan can pass up. Did we mention it’s filled with $550 worth of beauty items?

Buy It ($99)

6. NYX Diamonds & Ice, Please! Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar

Don’t worry, NYX is making sure your holiday looks are set. The 24-day calendar has all the makeup you’ll need, from the Butter Gloss collection and Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator to six shimmering eyeshadows. Hidden behind each door is a full or mini size product to last you through the holiday season and beyond.

Buy It ($55)

7. Man’Stuff Technic Man Stuff 12 Day Festive Countdown

Who says the men in your life shouldn’t bask in a beauty advent calendar too? This cube holds 12 doors filled with skin and body products and tools (nail clippers, tweezers, even a toothbrush) for them to stay on top of their personal grooming.

$35 at Amazon

8. Molton Brown Advent Calendar

Molton Brown wants you to explore a world of fragrance with their advent calendar. Aside from their staple home scent, the gift set also includes skin and body products featuring notes of elderwood, bergamot and rose.

Buy It ($250)

9. NYX Advent Calendar 12 Day Lipstick Countdown

It’s no surprise that NYX has bundled together their most popular lipsticks to rock all holiday season. Whether you’re into matte, gloss, satin or all of the above, the makeup brand has included them all in their 12-day calendar. You’ll find favorites from the butter gloss, #thisiseverything and liquid suede collection (and in a variety of reds, of course).

Buy It ($40)

10. The Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar

Treat your giftee (or yourself) to an at-home spa day with The Body Shop. Their skincare routine will be upgraded thanks to the sheet masks, body scrubs and gentle cleansers they’ll find in the calendar.

Buy It ($109)

11. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejeweled Chest of Beauty Treasures

Enjoy a blend of full and travel size goodies from this coveted luxe beauty brand. The box set includes items like the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Original, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and My Magic Serum Crystal Elixir. Also, can we talk about the bejeweled box? It’s like an extra gift in itself. One reviewer couldn’t rave about it enough: “Omg is all I can say!!! Amazing! This box is beautiful to look at, looks so nice on show as well, so I keep it on my makeup shelf. I had the best time opening the draws and the products in it are fabulous! I am chuffed!”

Buy It ($200)

12. Rituals The Ritual of Advent Exclusive 2D Calendar

This calendar will prep your gift recipient with everything they need to keep their skin hydrated for the winter. Aside from receiving creams, body scrubs and mists, there are also four mini candles to light up (strategically placed in every Sunday in December) to get you geared up for the holiday. And there’s no need to wrap it—the 2D calendar comes ready to go in a festive box so it’s all set to gift to the lucky person on your list.

Buy It ($74)

13. Freedm Street Eco Wonderland Advent Calendar

This is not your average advent calendar. While you’ll receive beauty products, this new gift set also features lifestyle products (aka candles and clothing), snacks (yes, you’ve read that right) and three doors to let you know which charities your purchase has supported. Unlike other calendars where what you see is what you get, Freedm also gives you the option to customize the calendar to include makeup (or not), specific colors and more.

Buy It ($191)

14. Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Advent Calendar

The holidays mean winter weather is upon us, and it might be time to change up your skincare routine. Thankfully, Elemis has you covered for the next 25 days. The set includes creams, exfoliators and repair masks for nourishing, glowing skin.

Buy It ($250)

15. Cellosmet Switzerland 2020 Advent Calendar

This is for the skincare maven in your life. Cellcosmet is gifting all of their product, so think cleansers, face masks, serums, you name it. Yup, 24 surprises can be found behind each door to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

Buy It ($350)

16. Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary 14-Piece Advent Calendar

Don’t sleep on Saks Fifth Avenue’s calendar, which is stocked with skin and haircare minis. Discover items like Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!, Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream and Slip skinny scrunchie. Oh, you’ll find a full size Foreo facial cleaning device too. You’re welcome.

Buy It ($75)

17. Huda Beauty 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

The brand’s first advent calendar has some makeup and fragrance treasures to gear up for the holidays. Gift the makeup maven in your life some lashes, eyeshadow palettes and two perfumes from the Kayali collection. Plus there’s no need to wrap it—the 2D calendar (shaped like rosy red lips) comes wrapped and ready to go—all you need to do is fill out a card.

Buy It ($330; $175)

18. Babor Advent Calendar

Babor is gifting you their skincare products during the 24 days leading up to Christmas. A ton of skincare boosters can be found behind the doors of this advent calendar that focuses on hydrating, soothing and plump the skin.

Buy It ($99; $77)

19. Best of Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar

How can you try all the best Dermstore products without maxing out your credit card? Look to this 24-piece calendar, which features goodies from skin, hair and makeup brands like SkinCeuticals, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Oribe and Ilia. Need a shampoo? Here ya go. How about a facial treatment? Yes please. For a calendar that’s worth $516, this stacked gift set can’t be beat.

Buy It ($350)

20. MAC Limited Edition Boom Boom Wow Advent Calendar

A MAC-filled gift set to dabble with all month long is any makeup lover’s dream. Inside, you’ll find all the essentials to turn any look into a holiday masterpiece. Discover three mascaras, mini lipglasses and of course, MAC’s signature matte lipsticks to rock a bold lip all month long.

Buy It ($99)

21. Clarins Winter Wonders Collection Advent Calendar

Clarins is providing all the things you need to keep your skin nourished, hydrated and plumped. The calendar has scrubs, treatment creams and masks to get your skin looking and feeling healthy.

Buy It ($60)

22. E.L.F Cosmetics 12 Day Advent Calendar

This makeup brand is giving us 12 days of our fave products. Whether you’re into the Poreless PuttyPrimer or the Ride or Die Lip Balm, there’s an E.L.F product waiting behind each door. BTW, you can expect all the items to be full-size.

Buy It ($45)

23. bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty

This limited edition calendar wants to cater to all your clean beauty needs—skincare and makeup mini samples. From cleansers to their Gen Nude matter liquid lipstick line, look forward to 24 days packed with BareMinerals’s most popular products.

Buy It ($99)

24. TooFaced Enchanted Advent Calendar

Calling all TooFaced fans. This 12-day gift set has all of the brand’s most popular items and did we mention they’re all in full sizes?! You’ll find best-sellers like the Better Than Sex Mascara, Hangover Pillow Cream and the Primed & Poreless Pore Banishing Blurring Face Primer, to name a few.

Buy It ($100)

25. Atelier Cologne Luxurious Advent Calendar

Bask in signature scents (like Clémentine California, Pomélo Paradis and Oolang Infini) with this fragrance-filled calendar. Each door features mini or full-size perfumes, hand creams and candles to try all December long. Plus take it on-the-go with a refillable travel spray to show off at your next holiday shindig.

Buy It ($375)

26. Rodial Advent Calendar

The London brand is giving us 12-days to brighten, hydrate and revive dull skin. Whether you’re into Rodial’s Soft Focus Glow Drops or want to try their Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask, there’s a beauty product waiting to be tried and showcased.

Buy It ($110)

27. Jo Malone London 24-Piece Advent Calendar

One of Meghan Markle’s favorite brand has made a joyful advent calendar with a slew of their iconic products. Spend 24 days trying out their perfumes, candles and bath items. The notable scents have already convinced us to pre-order this calendar ASAP.

Buy It ($450)

28. Aerin Fragrance Advent Calendar

If fragrances are your thing, this advent calendar is sure to answer your wishes. Each of the drawers are filled with mini samples of delightful Aerin perfumes. Scents like lilac, amber musk and jasmine are just a few to add a splash of elegance to any look.

Buy It ($240)

29. Morroccanoil Advent Calendar

This beauty brand is jumping on the advent calendar train. This gift vault features a mix of body and haircare minis, so get ready to plan for an at-home spa day.

$45 at Amazon

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