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The Christmas countdown is on. With only 12 Mondays – and exactly 88 days – until 25 December, it is no surprise the advent calendar releases are coming in thick and fast.
Fortnum & Mason, as well as lookfantastic, Rituals and Liberty of London, are among the labels that have recently dropped their beauty countdowns.
The high street retailer is set to release 28 calendars across all categories, and its not just those looking for beauty and pampering treats who should take note of what’s on offer, as Boots is also stocking calendars filled with food, candles, socks and even sex toys.
Last year Boots sold more than 134,000 advent calendars in the run up to the big day, which is the equivalent to one being sold every minute.
No7 and Rituals’ beauty advent calendars will drop in October, so shoppers looking for luxurious make-up and skincare essentials will want to check those out.
Make-up buffs will be pleased to learn Benefit’s beauty advent calendar will launch exclusively to Boots.
While fans of Friends and Harry Potter will be pleased to learn there are branded calendars available, and foodies can countdown to Christmas with Candy Kitten’s sweet filled calendar, or Joe & Seph’s Popcorn calendar.
Macmillan have also launched an advent calendar, exclusive to Boots, which contains hero products from Liz Earle, No7, botanics and Sleek, and will see £2 from every sale be donated to the charity.
Shop Boots’ top 10 advent calendars
Hufflepuffs and Gryffindors will go head over heels for this Harry Potter calendar, which is filled with beauty treats that resemble wizard’s potions. Its contents include body wash, body sprays, a lipstick and eyeshadow.
Soap & Glory has nailed their 2020 beauty advent calendar, as it contains more than £85-worth of beauty and skincare products: from its popular body butter and hand cream to the sexy Mother Pucker plumping lipgloss.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar | £24.99
For those looking for an alternative to beauty and chocolate advent calendars, Yankee Candle has launched an advent calendar filled with scented candles for the home.
Lovehoney Advent Calendar | £100
Shoppers looking to spice things up in the run up to Christmas, should look no further as Lovehoney has created an epic advent calendar filled with 24 erotic gifts for you to enjoy solo or with a partner.
Lynx has created a nifty advent calendar filled with Lynx Africa scented products, including body spray and bodywash, as well as a travel toothbrush, comb, socks and much more.
Cosy socks to keep our feet warm are among our most treasured possessions in the winter, which is why we believe Disney’s 12 socks of Christmas advent calendar is bound to be a huge hit with shoppers.
Ted Baker’s Blooms Advent Calendar is filled with beauty and bathing buys inside a vibrant floral printed box.
Macmillan’s beauty advent calendar is filled with bestselling products from well-known brands, including Soap & Flory, Liz Earle and No7, all of which add up to just under £140. The calendar costs £85 and £2 from every purchase goes to the cancer charity.
Benefit has launched its beauty advent calendar exclusively at Boots. It 12 surprises waiting behind the doors, including BadGal Bang Mascara, Roller Lash mascara, Hoola Matte Bronzer and Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder, among many other must-haves.
Clarins’ 12 days of Christmas calendar, which is also available in a version specific to male beauty products, is high on our wishlist. It contains everything from moisturising balms and make-up remover, to lip oils and many other cult items.
Watch: A sneak preview of the best beauty advent calendars of 2020