The 26 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 Sephora to Charlotte Tilbury, we’ve rounded up 26 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. Benefit Cosmetics Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar Gift Set

If Benefit products are your go-to, you’ll love the 12-piece gift set. You’ll find their best-selling makeup products like ThePOREfessional Pore-Minimizing Face Primer, Hoola Matte Powder Bronzer Clamshell and Gimmie Brow + Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel. By the time you go through every door, you’ll have enough to create an entire look.

Buy It ($65)

3. Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Advent Calendar

Sephora may carry the brands we know and love, but they also have their own collection to brag about. This limited edition calendar wants to cater to all your beauty needs—from their cucumber eye masks to shea butter lip mask, look forward to mini samples of their most popular products.

Buy It ($45)

4. Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Make time for an at-home many 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)

5. Olive and June 25 Days of Mani Magic Advent Calendar

Olive and June are jumping on the advent calendar train with their first gift set. The box features nine polishes, a cuticle serum, nail stickers and tools (like their nail file, buffer and their popular poppys to avoid any mess) so get ready for an upgrade to your nail care routine.

Buy It ($50)

6. 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

7. 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

8. OleHenriksen 12 Days of Ole Glow Skincare Advent Calendar

A skincare routine at your fingertips. OleHenriksen is providing all the things you need to keep your skin nourished, hydrated and clean, especially if it’s dull or dry. The calendar has popular favorites like the Truth Serum, Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer and Night Transformation Gel to get your skin looking and feeling healthy.

$76 at Amazon

9. Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar

How can you try all the biggest brands in just one gift set? Look to the Feelunique beauty advent calendar, which is solving your beauty curiosities with brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty and Nars behind its 25 doors. Need a facial mask? Got it. Need a palette? Got it. How about a candle? Yes, please. For a calendar with a whopping worth of $333, this gift set can’t be beat. And it’s a hot commodity, so you might want to preorder now to get it just in time for the holidays.

Buy It ($107)

10. QVC Beauty 12 Days of Posh Beauty Full-Size Collection

Don’t sleep on QVC’s calendar, which is stocked with full-size products instead of the minis you’ll find in most. Discover items like Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Blush and First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream in each drawer.

Buy It ($100; $82)

11. LookFantastic Advent Calendar

LookFantastic gave us a sneak peek into what we can expect this year, and they didn’t disappoint. From Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Voluminizing Mascara to Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Scrub, this beauty box will have 25 skin, hair and body items to explore. The calendar launches on October 12, but you can preorder now before it sells out.

Buy It ($110)

12. 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? You can preorder now or have your hands on the chest starting October 5.

Buy It ($99)

13. 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. Each door can either have a full or mini size product to last you through the holiday season and beyond.

Buy It ($55)

14. Rodial Advent Calendar

The London brand is giving us 12-days to brighten, hydrate and revive dull skin. Whether you’re into their 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 ($60)

15. 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

16. W7 Beauty Blast Advent Calendar

A cosmetic-filled gift set to dabble with all month long is any makeup lovers dream. They’ll find products for a complete look like mascara, eyeliner and lipsticks. It’s also a great starter kit for anyone wanting to learn how to do makeup without breaking the bank on bigger brands (aka the kiddo in your life that you always catch in your makeup pile). One Amazon reviewer said, “Bought [this] for 13-year-old daughter. She loved the little lip glosses and this calendar was better than others I looked at.”

$30 at Amazon

17. Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar

Nuxe is gifting all their skincare products for 24 days ‘till Christmas. Their moisturizers, creams, fragrances and even some men’s products can be found in the set. The calendar will be available starting October 18, but you can put in your preorder now.

Buy It ($78)

18. Molton Brown Advent Calendar

Molton Brown wants you to explore a world of fragrance inside 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)

19. NYX Advent Calendar 12 Day Lipstick Countdown

It’s no surprise that NYX is putting 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 them all inside 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)

20. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar

This is for the skincare maven in your life. Kiehl’s is gifting all of their product, so think cleansers, face masks, moisturizers, you name it. Yup, the Ultra Facial Cleanser, Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask and more can be found behind each door to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

Buy It ($98)

21. 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)

22. 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)

23. 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)

24. 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)

25. Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Advent Calendar

The holidays mean winter 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)

26. The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

If clean beauty is your thing, this advent calendar is sure to answer your wishes. More than half of the drawers are going to have full-size products from brands like Augustinus Bader, Diptyque and Hourglass. Oh, and the box set is valued at $1000 (!) so why would you not preorder?

Buy It ($275)

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