50+ Best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2021: festive options that'll make your days merry and bright

Discover the best beauty advent calendars across makeup, skincare, wellness, body, and haircare. Here's what's to shop now versus what's coming soon

Two of the best beauty advent calendars 2021 from Benefit Cosmetics and Ciate London shown side-by-side
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The beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2021 have already started arriving, with major brands including Jo Malone, Clinique, and Charlotte Tilbury revealing the look and contents of their calendars for this holiday season. 

Yes, we know it's only October; however, the official countdown to Christmas is edging ever closer and the brand new beauty advent calendars have already hit the stands. 

And, while there's still so much more to come, we're happy to share our already-established adoration for the 2021 NYX Cosmetics and Elemis calendars—and plenty of others in our curation. 

With help from Santa's little elves, our favorite brands have upped the ante with gorgeous designs and the very best delights in skincare, makeup, nail care, body care, haircare, and wellness. You'll have a brand spanking new beauty regimen and arsenal by Christmas Day. 

Above all, our pick of the best beauty advent calendars offers incredible value and savings galore, justifying your purchase for now and always.

WHEN DO BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS GO ON SALE IN 2021? 

In the UK, most beauty brands announce and release their calendars from September through October. But in the United States, the start time is later, with dates landing from October into December. Some have opened their waitlists, while other names have teased spoilers to build momentum. Early-bird brands include The Body Shop and Ciate London (more on that later!).   

WHAT ARE THE BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR CHRISTMAS 2021?

We've listed our cream of the crop, below:

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2021

Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: £325 | Delivery: 4-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK 

We’re partial to say that Jo Malone is our favorite stranded-on-a-desert-island brand. We frequently gush over the brand’s seasonal collections, elegant candles, and bespoke fragrances, and not because we’re paid to do so. (If you’re curious, these are the top five most popular Jo Malone London fragrances.) 

And so, we’re already in a tizzy over the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2021, housing 24 treats in reusable packaging. You’ll find fan favorites along with new exclusive scents, like Fig & Lotus Flower. We don’t want to reveal our secrets just yet but expect notable inclusions like the English Pear & Fressia Shaped Soap and Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne.

View Jo Malone Advent Calendar at Jo Malone


Charlotte's Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar

Charlotte's Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar

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RRP: $200/£150 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

This year, Ms. Tilbury bedazzled us with her glitzy Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar, which houses 12 makeup and skincare treats. These gems include the Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and virtually everything you'll ever need for your daily makeup kit.

• View Charlotte's Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar at Charlotte Tilbury


Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar

Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $250/£175 | Delivery: 1-6 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Elemis calendar overflows with 25 of the most effective lotions and potions—like the fan-favorite Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, one of the best moisturizers for dry skin. Other highlights include the brand's renowned Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter. In short, you'll have an entirely new skincare routine for 2022.

View Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar at Elemis


Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar

Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar

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RRP: $112/£95 | Delivery: Depends in your region | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Donning a candy cane exterior, the 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar is a veritable treasure trove. From clarifying lotions to moisturizing lip balms, this set features solutions formulated to remedy dehydrated complexions.  

• View 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar at Selfridges


Balmain The City of Lights Large Advent Calendar

Balmain The City of Lights Large Advent Calendar

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RRP: $215/£180 | Delivery: Depending on your region | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Embellished in regal gold and white, the Balmain advent calendar is teeming with haircare essentials, including a thermal protection spray, moisturizing shampoo, and a mini detangling spa brush. You'll even find a pocket mirror and a delectable scented candle.

• View Balmain The City of Lights Large Advent Calendar at Selfridges


Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

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RRP: $99/£99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

From the masterminds behind one of Kate Middleton's fave haircare products, this advent calendar bursts with 24 skin-healthy gems—think cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers, and more.

• View Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar at Kiehl's

Huda Beauty Houses of Huda Advent Calendar

Huda Beauty Houses of Huda Advent Calendar

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RRP: $178/£151 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Isn't she charming? House of Huda contains 12 best-sellers across skincare and makeup, including one of three pocket-sized eyeshadow palettes: Nude Light, Haze Sand, or Nude Rich.

• View House of Huda Advent Calendar at Selfridges


The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $295/£225 | Delivery: 4-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

This bundle displays niche essentials, cult classics, and novel launches—from Le Labo, Olaplex, and more. It brims with 25 drawers and is enriched in a heritage print from the Liberty Classics collection. You'll definitely want to kiss her under the mistletoe. 

• View Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 at Liberty London


M.A.C. Cosmetics The 2021 "Box of Tricks" Advent Calendar

M.A.C. Cosmetics The 2021 "Box of Tricks" Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

Decorate your Christmas with joy, starting with the M.A.C. Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2021. The brand presents 24 days of mini best-sellers, including the best long-lasting lipsticks known to coat lips in saturated color and unparalleled color payoff.

 View The 2021 "Box of Tricks" Advent Calendar at M.A.C. Cosmetics


The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar 2021

The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar

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RRP: $216/£159 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

Pretty in blue and reasonably priced, the 2021 John Lewis calendar completes every beauty regimen—from fragranced delights and essentials for ponytail hairstyles to easy makeup looks. Our favorite brands highlighted in this mammoth include the Neom (home of the best scented candles), Hourglass Cosmetics, and Sunday Riley. 

View John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 at John Lewis


L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar 2021

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: From $79/£55 | Delivery: 3-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 45-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

L'OCCITANE has unveiled three stunning advent calendars for 2021. In the US, you can score the Classic Advent Calendar ($79), Premium Advent Calendar ($134), and Signature Advent Calendar($115). Across the pond, you'll find the Classic Advent Calendar (£55), Luxury Advent Calendar (£99), and Reusable Advent Calendar (£160).

These options include OG favorites and newer skincare treats, like hand creams, shower oils, skin oils, serums, and way more. Bag yours ASAP—last year's version sold out in two weeks.

• View Classic Advent Calendar at L'OCCITANE


Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar 2021

Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $530/£450 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Let’s be real—Acqua Di Parma is an every-so-often indulgence. The brand's product lines are pricey and rightfully so. Exceptional quality comes with a sizable investment.

Then, there's Acqua Di Parma's advent calendar. The 2021 edition is packed with an array of essentials for replicating professional-grade spa treatments from home, like bath salts, candles, and perfumes. Albeit varied, each goodie is infused with intoxicating scents.

• View Acqua Di Pama Advent Calendar at Selfridges


Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2021

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $270/£195 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Molton Brown's 2021 Advent Calendar is a highly-anticipated release within the beauty community—ourselves included. For $270/£195, this festive edition features the brand's cult classics, including the Jubilant Pine & Patchouli Festive Bauble, Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath & Shower Gel, and a nifty Fragrance Travel Case. 

 View Molton Brown Advent Calendar at Cult Beauty


Next Hers Beauty Advent Calendar 

Next Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $95/£69 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Next Beauty has unveiled two beauty advent calendars: one for her and one for him. Impressively, it's under $100/£100 and valued at $243/£243. And the design is equally impressive: think 24 drawers, a luxe silver chest, and a snowflake-inspired construction. The top brands included are MoroccanOil, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, bareMinerals, and more.

• View Next Beauty Advent Calendar at Next


LUSH ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Lush Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $256/£185 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK and US

Delicious scents, beautiful pastels, and fizzy bath bombs. This is what you’ll find in the all-new Lush Advent Calendars—one with 25 doors full of vegan gems and another with 12. As one would expect, both calendars deliver Christmas-themed bestsellers from different product lines—like the Merry Christmas Shower Gel, Polar Bear Soap, and Candy Cane Reusable Bubble Bar. Whichever you choose, the packaging is reusable and recyclable.

Fortunately, it’s currently available for our UK readers. But overseas in the United States, this bad boy will launch in October. 

 • View Lush Advent Calendar at Lush


THE BODY SHOP SHARE LOVE & JOY ADVENT CALENDAR

The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Advent Calendar

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RRP: $194/£140 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 45-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

This massive beauty calendar features 25 of the brand's bestsellers, supplemented by a festive pop-up construction. Some notable gems include the Drops of Youth Concentrate, full-sized versions of Shea Shampoo and Conditioner, and refreshing Himalayan Charcoal and Chinese Ginseng & Rice face masks. Your entire body will feel smoother, nourished, and moisturized from the inside out.

View The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Advent Calendar at The Body Shop


Olive & June 25 Days of Mani Magic Calendar

25 Days of Mani Magic Calendar at Olive & June

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RRP: $60 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US

Olive & June bestowed us with its best-selling nailcare goodies, decked out in a variety of glimmers and shimmers. Plus, the necessary accessories: a hardwearing topcoat, remover, buffer, cleanup brush, and more. 

• View 25 Days of Mani Magic Calendar at Olive & June


Dior Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Dior Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $550/£400 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Sticking to its roots, the Dior Advent Calendar is unapologetically feminine and haute couture. This year's exterior pays homage to the designer house's legendary Paris-based boutique, nestled at 30 Avenue Montaigne. Inside contains 24 minis across makeup, skincare, and the best rose perfumes that’ll transport you to English gardens and cottagecore bliss.

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launching on October 15th.


Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021

Glossybox Advent Calendar 2020

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RRP: $99/£89 | Delivery: 5-14 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Deck the halls with makeup delights in tow, courtesy of the Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021. With the buildup in full swing, this calendar is slated to be nothing short of epic—featuring 25 incredible beauty buys that you're probably snagging on any random day. Don't understand the hype? Take a look at last year's edition, where we indulged in the Tarte Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser, Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara, KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Lipstick, and more. 

• View Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021 at Glossybox for $99/£89

QVC TILI TRY IT, LOVE IT HOLIDAY CALENDAR 2021

QVC Beauty 12 Days of Posh Beauty Full-Size Collection

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RRP: $79/£57 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US

This calendar is posh and full-sized, the features we certainly adore during the beauty advent calendar season. Shoppers will enjoy 24 top-rated beauty products from leading brands, like Peter Roth, Bumble and bumble, and Estee Lauder. Want to discover beauty paradise for yourself? Head on over to QVC.com and score a bundle for just $79/£57. Yup, you read that correctly—that's the real price and it doesn't get much better than that.

 View OVC TILI Try It, Love It 24-Piece Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar at QVC


CATH KIDSTON ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Cath Kidston Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $44.25/‎£32 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

 The Cath Kidston Calendar captures Christmas magic with a jolly village scene covered in fluffy white snow. Behind the doors, revel in a dizzying array of hand creams, balms, body lotions, cleansing body scrubs, bath fizzers, and more. There’s never been a better opportunity to elevate your shower regimen and jam sessions.

Guess what? It’s vegan, too.

• View Cath Kidston Advent Calendar 2021 at All Beauty


Benefit Cosmetics The MORE, The Merrier Advent Calendar 2021

Benefit Cosmetics The MORE, The Merrier Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $80/£58.50 | Delivery: 4-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

We've been fanatic about Benefit Cosmetics ever since the brand released one of the best volumizing mascaras we've ever tested. And now, we're smitten by The More, The Merrier Advent Calendar, bringing all the drama one would expect from the household name. For under $100/£100 (worth $150/£132.46), shoppers will enjoy 12 beauty surprises, including Benefit’s brow bestsellers & mascaras, to pore primers & face powders. Not to mention, its bright pink box, adorned in Christmas illustrations, makes for a cute keepsake.

• View Benefit Cosmetics The MORE, The Merrier Advent Calendar at Benefit Cosmetics


NYX COSMETICS GIMME SUPER STARS! HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR

NYX all-new beauty advent calendar

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RRP: $60/‎£45 | Delivery: 3-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 45-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Meet the most star-studded beauty advent calendar on the market—and from a drugstore beauty leader at that. The NYX Gimme Super Stars! Holiday Advent Calendar is chockfull of 24 beauty surprises. Because the brand “doesn’t want to spill too much tea,” all we can say is expect bestsellers in mini and full sizes. That being said, we’re happy to report that viral Butter Gloss is included in multiple shades. The stars are oh-so aligned—add this to your shopping cart now.

• View NYX Cosmetics Gimme Super Stars! Holiday Advent Calendar at NYX Cosmetics


MAKEUP REVOLUTION MAKEUP REVOLUTION ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Makeup Revolution Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar 2020

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RRP: $111.13/£80 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Undeniably, the hottest launch of early autumn will be Makeup Revolution’s Ultimate Glamour Collection 2021 Advent Calendar. As its name denotes, this collection is quite lavish in blush pink and rose gold. Naturally, the luxury feel is advanced by the 12 gorgeous products included for the face, eyes, and lips. Expect loads of eyeshadow palettes, satin-kiss lipsticks, and a bronzer + highlighter palette thrown in for good measure. If you're a U.S. native, you'll want to sign up for the waitlist now. But if you're across the pond, snag yours at Superdrug today.

• View Revolution Ultimate Glamour 12 Days Of Christmas Calendar at Superdrug


CIATE LONDON MINI MANI MONTH NAIL POLISH ADVENT CALENDAR

Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar

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RRP: $65/£59 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: | Region: US and UK

She has arrived and already made a bold statement, vegan style. With this eco-chic advent calendar, the brand joined forces with UK-based illustrator and designer Ruby Taylor—hailed for her whimsical work. But the perks don't end there: The brand only leverages naturally-derived formulas and touts environmentally conscious packaging

The Mini Mani calendar might be small, but is definitely bursting with nailcare must-haves—22 mini Plant Pots, 1 full-size Plant Pot, and a deluxe mini Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer, to be precise. Each product imparts an ultra-glossy, long-lasting finish, backed by nourishing and strengthening biotin, bamboo, and bakuchiol extracts. Ultimately, your mani will be in tip-top shape for the long haul.

• View Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar at Ciate London


Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $495/£405 | Delivery: 2-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

Elevate your skincare regimen with Dr. Barbara Sturm, a transparent, no-nonsense beauty authority. This year's calendar highlights deluxe- and mini-sized bestsellers behind 24 doors. 

• View Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021 at Dr. Barbara Sturm


LOOKFANTASTIC ADVENT CALENDAR 

LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar

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RRP: $118/£85 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

A merry display furnished in rich maroon and topped off with skincare, haircare, and makeup saviors. This elevated beauty calendar is worth over $574.83/£414 but is priced under $138.85/£100. Financials aside, it's overflowing with 25 powerhouse products, like the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser, and NARS Blush (Shade Orgasm). We recommend acting quickly because the retailer's advent calendar always flies off the shelves (for six years straight, to be exact).

 View LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar at LOOKFANTASTIC


Clarins Women's 24 Day Advent Calendar

Clarins Women's 24 Day Advent Calendar

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RRP: $183.36/£135 | Delivery: 2-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

We all know and love Clarins—because what's not to love? Simple, but luxurious, this year's calendar spotlights 24 skincare darlings, from moisturizers and oils to the best face masks

• View Clarins Women's 24 Day Advent Calendar at Clarins


SPACE NK ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Space NK Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping |Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: UK

Given last year's reveal, it should come as no surprise that Space NK's Advent Calendar 2021 already has a waitlist. We're happy to wax poetic about the product roster, too—who wouldn't, with the Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant, Olaplex, and Sol de Janeiro in the mix? Other legendary finds include the Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder and the Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow for creating beauty-editor-approved eyeshadow looks.

•  Sign up for the waitlist. Pre-order available on October 15th.

 


BOOTS NO7 ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Boots No7 Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $58.32/£42 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: UK

Simply put, last year's calendar was unbeatable, because in what world do luxury beauty products cost $58.32/£42? Not most, folks. Fortunately for us, the brand unveiled its waitlist for the ever-chic Boots No7 Advent Calendar 2021. And ladies and gentlemen, expect business as usual with a nice twist. This bundle houses No7 bestsellers worth $465/£385, an incredible way to save much like our tried-and-true designer dupes. Sign up for the waitlist now (seriously, 90,000 people have already registered before you!), and you'll earn one-day exclusive access on October 13th.

• Sign up for the waitlist. Launching on October 14th.


YVES SAINT LAURENT ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Yves Saint Laurent Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 2-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

When it comes to fashion, YSL embodies the adage "elegance is good taste, plus a dash of daring." The same can be said for the label's beauty advent calendar. This year's edition brims with 24 must-haves in makeup, skincare, and fragrances. As beauty editors, we're most excited to paint our faces in the Touche Éclat Blur Primer and  Radiant Touch in shade 2, and Mini Dessin Du Regard eyeliner. Don't forget the special surprise gift! Sign up for the waitlist, STAT.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


ASOS FACE + BODY 24 DAY ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

ASOS Advent Beauty Calendar 2021

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RRP: $103.81/£75| Delivery: 7-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

A colossal calendar with 24 beauty treats, 15 of them being full-sized. This year's roster features the likes of Dr. Jarts, Caudalie, and Clinique (among other fan-faves). You can also scoop up the retailer's 12-piece grooming set (£40) with a reusable branded tote.

• View ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar at ASOS


THE RITUAL OF ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

THE RITUAL OF ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

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RRP: $112/£80.93 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: US and UK

A winter wonderland where sleigh bells ring and snow glistens. And though you can't build a snowman and pretend that he is Parson Brown here, this skin-centric village includes 24 luxury buys. Shoppers will enjoy the brand's bestselling body mists, shower gels, face creams, and exfoliators, along with other skincare goodies. A beautiful sight indeed.

View The Ritual of Advent Calendar 2021 at Rituals

You know what they say about legends—they truly never die. Develop chemis-tree with these oldies, but goodies from big names like Dior, Jo Malone, and more. Read on for the 411 scoop, below.

ATELIER LUXURY ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Atelier Luxury Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 7-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US & UK

The 2020 Atelier Cologne Advent Calendars are elegant and bursting with festive motifs. (The brand launched three options at varying price points: the Discovery Advent Calendar, Luxury Advent Calendar, and Roadtrip Favorites.) And the value? Shoppers saved up to $200/£144.25 in one purchase. 

We saw a wide assortment of 24 iconic colognes, perfumes, and natural treatments, plus travel-sized products and exclusive surprises. For 2021, we anticipate more products for a similar price, but at a better value.

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


NET-A-PORTER ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

NET-A-PORTER’s 2020 beauty advent calendar was dubbed as the best in its class, and it's not difficult to see why. In this set, shoppers received universal, cult-status favorites like Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum, Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick. We also saw some effective haircare goodies, like Slip’s skinny scrunchies and the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. We're eager to see what this year brings but can tell you this right now—expect to have a brand-new beauty routine for 2022 (and beyond). 

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


MACY’S 25 DAYS OF BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Macy’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

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RRP: $99/£$99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US

Last year's calendar boasted a sizable $300 value—with a reasonable price tag of $99/£$99.Now out of stock, the 2020 kit included 25 essentials, like the Kiehl's Since 1851 Youth Dose Eye Treatment (a leading retinol eye cream), Lancôme Booster Mascara Primer (designed for every best mascara), and the Sunday Riley CEO 15% Vitamin C Rapid Flash Brightening Serum—one of the best Vitamin C serums for clarifying and protecting your skin. We expect similar offerings this year, perhaps with a new roster of best-sellers in makeup, haircare, and skincare.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


TRADER JOE'S BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Trader Joe's 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 7-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No| Region: US

The prominent grocery chain is not only a hub of delectable frozen meals and $2 wines—the retailer is also a commander in affordable beauty finds. Last year's calendar featured 14 top-rated options, like the Cherry Blossom Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream, Toasted Marshmallow Shimmer Body Wash, and Rose Facial Oil. We're eager to see what's in store this year—but can prematurely say it'll be bigger than the 2020 option.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


Harrods Advent Calendar 2021

Harrods Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

The 2020 advent calendar is certainly a decadent, luxurious pick. This emerald-green bundle highlights some of the most prestigious beauty brands, be it Augustinus Bader, Guerlain, or Maison Francis Kurkdjian (among others, of course!). Unsurprisingly, we anticipate an even greater version for 2021, with more products at a better value. 

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launching on October 14th.


Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 2021

Soap & Glory Advent Calendar

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RRP: $58.32/£42 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

This beauty calendar is an olfactory paradise, with clean, fresh scents powered by effective formulas. (We like to call it "the secret sauce.") The box includes over 20 of the brand's bestsellers, like the Call Of Fruity Body Butter and Clean On Me Hydrating Body Wash In Original Pink. And for $58.32/£42, it's a total deal. 

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $312.41/£225 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Deck the halls with the awe-inspiring Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar, chock full of iconic beauty finds. Enjoy 20 full-sized products, 16 deluxe samples, and one travel-sized mini from premier brands. Notable inclusions hail from Sol de Janeiro, ESPA, and, obviously, Fortnum & Mason. 

• 2021 Calendar coming soon. Launching on October 24th.


Penhaligon's Brilliantly British Advent Calendar 2021

Penhaligon's Brilliantly British Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 7-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Penhaligon's calendar pays homage to British aesthetics and sophistication, serving as a great centerpiece to boot. It's jam-packed with 24 beauty buys; they're a surprise for now, but you can expect the best lip balms, travel-sized fragrances, and more.

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US

Dermstore's 2020 Advent bundle received plenty of praises for its liquid gold—after all, the retailer displayed the must-haves for perfecting any skincare routine, particularly the best lightweight moisturizers, best eye cream, and best night cream. These essentials hail from key players in the beauty arena, like Sunday Riley, Skinceuticals, and Holifrog. Haircare and makeup brands also joined this formidable team, including Harry Josh, ILIA, and Oribe.  

Overall, the 2021 calendar is already a highly awaited release. Dermstore constantly updates its portfolio with new launches, so as a matter of course, we expect the retailer giant to include fresh bestsellers (read: spring chicken) in the roundup.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


OleHenriksen Skincare Advent Calendar 2021

OleHenriksen Skincare Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 2-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Ring in the holiday season with OleHenriksen's beloved Skincare Advent Calendar. Last year's calendar is a skincare junkie's dream, with the necessities for bringing a healthy glow. Favorites include the brand's Truth Serum and Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer among others.

By default, we foresee a vaster collection at a greater value, a 2-in-1 win for shoppers. 

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


Origins 12 Days of Origins Advent Calendar

Origins 12 Days of Origins Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $90/£60 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

This advent calendar contains 12 of the brand's best-loved gems, including the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, GinZing Into the Glow Brightening Serum, and the Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion. It's a chic minimalist's fantasy that'll last beyond the holiday season. 

• 2021 Calendar coming soon. Launching on October 15th.


Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $298.52/£215 | Delivery: 2-3 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: UK

This 38-piece calendar is long-awaited and with good reason. Along with masks, treatments, and serums, it's teeming with many of the best cleansers from top-tier skincare brands. For example, shoppers will find Youth To The People's travel-sized Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Superfood Cleanser, Farmacy's TSA-approved Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm, and Glow Recipe's travel-sized Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner. What's more, shoppers will also be enchanted by makeup and haircare mainstays hailing from Briogeo, Natasha Denona, Laura Mercier, and IT Cosmetics.

2021 Calendar coming soon. Launching in October.


NUXE BEAUTY COUNTDOWN ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 2-7 day shipping | Refundable?: No | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Nuxe Beauty's 2020 Countdown Calendar added sugar, spice, and everything nice to the annual Christmas countdown. Backed by 24 doors/options, this bundle is bulging with an impressive range of moisturizing creams, exfoliating and purifying gels, micellar water, and nourishing face balms that are akin to cozy weighted blankets. Suffice to say, we forecast nothing less than excellence with the 2021 calendar—new launches, greater savings, and more.

2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


E.l.f. Cosmetics 12 Day Advent Calendar 2021

Elf Cosmetics Advent Calendar

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RRP: $95/‎£95 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: No | 2021 calendar available?: Exclusive access | Region: US and UK

E.l.f's 2021 calendar is the ultimate stocking stuffer that deviates from tchotchke territory. Not only is it one of the most affordable calendars on the market, but it's also abundant, coming with 12 bestsellers—from bite- and full-sized makeup, beauty tools. It's currently available for exclusive access.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon For General Public


BAREMINERALS CLEAN BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

BareMinerals Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Crowned with the green halo, the bareMinerals Clean Beauty Advent Calendar of 2020 made quite the impression, arriving with 24 mini-sized favorites and newbies. The roster includes the renowned Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Loose Blush in the shade Golden Gate, and All-Over Face Color Loose Bronzer in the shade Faux Tan. Lo and behold, it’s still available for purchase at QVC and Walmart

While we don’t know much about the 2021 calendar, we can promise that it’ll be business as usual, but with a revamped product roundup.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


Lancome Advent Calendar 2021

Lancome Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $150/£110 | Delivery: 3-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Lancome’s 2021 Advent Calendar is what happens when remarkable products and artistry collide. For the diehard Lancome stans, expect a great mix of makeup, skincare, and fragrance gems—new and old friends we’ll never part ways with. In particular, makeup junkies will rejoice over the inclusions, from the famous Lash Idôle Mascara to the full-sized Hypnôse Black Mascara. September 29th isn’t far away. Nonetheless, we recommend stockpiling early on the brand’s current gifts and sets

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launching Mid-October.


NARS Holiday Advent Calendar 2021

NARS Holiday Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

As we wait for the highly-anticipated NARS 2021 Advent Calendar, snag the 2020 Lip Icons Vault for 50% off the original price. Gratify your inner NARSisst with 12 esteemed lippies, including the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Tolède Lipstick, and Powermatte Lip Pigment in multiple shades. These goodies impart rich color payoff, great pigment, and staying power. 

For 2021, we anticipate the brand to deliver an epic calendar collection—in true NARS fashion.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


Diptyque Paris Advent Calendar 2021 

Diptyque Paris Advent Calendar

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RRP: TBD | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Where do we start? Diptyque’s 2020 advent calendar boasted rich scents and an opulent feel. With this edition, the French fragrance house bundled 25 mini versions of their celeb-approved candles, shower oils, perfumes, and more—all complemented by signature scents like floral Tuberose and woodsy Feu de Bois. 

For 2021, expect all-new candles, fragrances, diffusers, and skincare gems at a higher quantity. 

•  2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launching on October 15th.


Essie Christmas Nail Polish Advent Calendar 2021

Essie Christmas Nail Polish Advent Calendar

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RRP: $65/£50 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

Essie's 2021 Advent Calendar has it all, whether you're on the hunt for timeless nail polish, couture gel polish, or fabulous nailcare products. The bundle includes 24 doors, loaded with nine full-sized bestsellers and 10 mini versions, along with five surprises you don't want to miss. Last year's calendar was a hit—make it your mission to snag one because FOMO is real.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.


OPI Shine Bright Nail Polish Advent Calendar 2021

OPI Shine Bright Nail Polish Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: TBD| Delivery: 5-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 10-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: No | Region: US and UK

OPI's 2020 Advent Calendar is stockpiled with 25 bite-sized nail lacquers, featuring donning subdued and daring hues. The brand pairs each inclusion with clever and seasonal names, from "Naughty or Ice?" and "Snowfalling for You" to "Merry in Cranberry," "Let’s Take an Elfie," and "This Shade is Ornamental."

Given last year's success, we expect this industry leader to rev up its strategy—with new releases and themed titles.

• 2021 Calendar Coming Soon. Launch date TBD.

Dominique McIntee
Dominique McIntee

Dominique (Dom) is a very online shopping writer at Woman & Home, where she covers products, sales/deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay. 


Her foray into storytelling began in the early aughts, the era in which she developed a passion for fiction writing and an aversion to math. This passion, along with many failed math exams, led her to Marist College, where she studied public relations, creative advertising, and English. 


Aside from writing, she doodles in notebooks, crafts memes, and sleuths for homes out of her tax bracket on Zillow. Follow her adventures via the web:


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