There may still be months to go before Christmas day, but that doesn't mean we can't start preparing for it right now!
And although it may be a touch too soon to start putting up decorations or organising our Christmas dinner, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about the range of gorgeous beauty advent calendars on offer at this time of year. (Although we must confess that’s not all we’re pondering on, gin advent calendars are on our mind too…).
But beauty advent calendars are the ultimate indulgent treat on the countdown to the big day – and given that they don’t contain chocolate sweets, they won’t be damaging to our waistlines before the most decadent day of the year! If anything, all the slathering and grooming that results from opening that daily door means we’ll look our best self on Christmas day!
And here are certainly plenty of beauty advent calendars to choose from in 2019. From the bright and bold Marks & Spencer advent calendar, to the classic Jo Malone beauty advent calendar, there’s a mini product for every skin concern or beauty emergency.
Some calendars even offer full-sized bottles of your favourite moisturiser or foundation.
If you thought picking a chocolate brand was difficult, wait until you see what the beauty brands have pulled out of the bag for the festive season.
Beauty advent calendars for 2019
The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2019
After last year’s stellar advent calendar (one sold every 30 seconds!), this year Body Shop are once again offering three choices to suit your budget. The purse-friendly option retails at £49, with products worth a whopping £81. If you’re looking to spend a little more, you’ll find a £69 advent calendar filled with £122 of goodies, including a full size body butter. For the ultimate Christmas indulgence, Body Shop are selling their Deluxe advent calendar for £99, worth a staggering £249 and includes their anti-ageing Drops of Youth collection. The Body Shop has teamed up with Plan International, a global children’s charity fighting for equality for girls all around the world. If you want to support this great cause, shop with The Body Shop between November and December 2019.
So which one will you choose?
The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2019
Filled with 12 luxurious beauty treats including mascara, lipstick and a mini version of Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Skin Clay Mask, this advent calendar is a little on the pricey side but so worth it!
The Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2019
Countdown to Christmas in spectacular style with Jo Malone London’s much-loved Advent Calendar. Filled with 24 magical miniatures to surprise and delight, from captivating Colognes to fragrant favourites for the Home and Bath & Body.Uncover a scented treat behind every door, including much-loved Blackberry & Bay Cologne (9ml) and English Pear & Freesia Body Crème (15ml) alongside new additions to the line-up such as Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense (9ml).
The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar 2019
At last! One of our favourite brands has unveiled their beauty advent calendar for 2019 and it’s set to fly off the shelves. With £255 worth of goodies from Sisley, Dermalogica, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury and many more, the John Lewis & Partners advent calendar will make those hectic days leading up to Christmas are a little more bearable.
The No7 Advent Calendar 2019
You had better be quick to get your hands on this one, as it’s not even been released yet, and already has a waiting list of 117,908 people! Not much is known about the No 7 Beauty Advent Calendar yet, but it’s already looking to be brilliant value, selling for just £42 with £173.50 worth of products included within it. Check back here for release date information!
The Marks and Spencer Advent Calendar 2019
For those of you who want a variety of beauty brands in your Christmas calendar, this one is for you. Packed with 25 products, you’ll be spoilt for choice with brands like Pixi, This Works, Philip Kingsley and many more.
M&S’s beauty advent calendar isn’t available yet, but will be released on 1st November – so set the date in your calendar! As we reckon this won’t be around for long.
The Glossybox Advent Calendar 2019
After last year’s sell out beauty advent calendar, Glossybox is back with an even more tempting treat for Christmas 2019. The latest beauty advent calendar features 25 individually wrapped products, including Chloé fragrance Nomad, a 16-shade eyeshadow palette from NYX Professional Makeup and Dermalogica’s best-selling powder exfoliant. Although the advent calendar contains over £370 worth of goodies, it’s retailing for only £80 – that’s more than 75% off! Even non-subscribers can get their hands on a Glossybox advent calendar, but you’d better hurry as they’re sure to sell out fast.
The Lush Advent Calendar 2019
We were overjoyed when we learned that Lush were releasing their very first advent calendar. Featuring everything from body lotion to ‘tooth jelly’ and even limited edition products you won’t find on shelves, this gorgeous festive calendar is the ideal purchase for anyone who loves quirky beauty products. Although the company only released 500, we’re hoping they’ll return to shelves due to popular demand!
The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 2019
This advent calendar is set to be as popular the brand’s beauty sets for Christmas. ‘It’s A Miracle on 24th Sweet’ features 24 of Soap & Glory’s most popular skin and make-up products, from their Scrub of your Life body buffer to their Heel Genius foot cream.
The Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2019
This advent calendar includes some of Molton Brown’s signature fragrances in the form of scented candles, bath oils, body lotions, hand creams and shower gels – everything you need for a total pamper. It’s £262.50, but totally worth the splurge. Go on – treat yourself in the hectic run-up to the big day .
The Vintage & Co Advent Calendar 2019
Why only pamper yourself in the days leading up to Christmas? Vintage & Co’s 12 Christmas Wishes offers mini products to enjoy during the 12 days following Christmas. Say goodbye to dry winter hands with the gorgeous circus-themes set which features hand creams and soaks fragranced with pomegranates, red berries, eggnog, mulled wine and many more seasonal scents. There are also two mini emery boards to keep your nails in tip-top condition.
The Fortnum & Mason’s Advent Calendar 2019
For serious seasonal pampering, look no further than Fortnum & Mason’s incredible advent calendar featuring brands such as Penhaligon, Guerlain and Chantecaille. It’s filled with £750 (yes, you read correctly!) worth of mascara, body lotion, serums and so much more, making it the ultimate Christmas indulgence.
The Elemis Advent Calendar 2019
Suffering from dry, dull winter skin? Get your skin glowing once again with Elemis’ 25 days of beauty, filled with full sized and miniature versions of their bestselling products such as the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Superfood Day Cream. Filled with £339.55 worth of goodies and priced at £165.00, it’s every skincare junkie’s dream!
The lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2019
One of the most hotly anticipated beauty advent calendars is here containing a whopping £420 worth of products. For only £79, you’ll get your hands on must-haves from Molton Brown, Elemis and Morphe, among others. The calendar has sold out four years in-a-row, so don’t delay in ordering yours!
The Cath Kidston Advent Calendar 2019
Let’s face it, we don’t always have the funds to splash out on beauty advent calendars while budgeting for our loved ones. For those of you wanting a more purse-friendly beauty advent calendar, Cath Kidston are offering a countdown calendar filled with body lotions, liquid soaps, cuticle creams and more for only £40. If you have a little more room in your budget for a self-care Christmas treat, they also have an adorable house-shaped advent calendar priced at £80.
The Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 2019
As the week before Christmas is one of the most hectic, you’ll need to set aside some time to relax and pamper yourself before the big day. Treat yourself to Clarins’ countdown with two full size products and 10 miniatures including their Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara and Instant Light Lip Perfector. The calendar is one of the more affordable kits on our list valued at £125 but retailing for only £60. Hurry, they won’t be around for long!
The Cowshed 24 Day Advent Calendar 2019
If you’re after a natural and vegan-friendly beauty advent calendar this Christmas, look no further than Cowshed’s gorgeous countdown calendar with 24 of their most popular skincare products. The kit includes their bestselling Gentle Facial Wash, Natural Lipbalm, Daily Moisturiser and much more, plus it comes in a stunning box with illustrations from botanical artist Katie Scott.
NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
NET-A-PORTER have released their super luxurious beauty calendar for a second year in a row with 24 of their most popular hair ,face and skin products. Inside the gorgeous calendar includes 15 full-sized and 10 travel-sized products for hair, face and skin. Get your hands on Dr Barbara Sturm’s cult-status Anti-Aging Primer, Costa Brazil’s all-natural Body Oil and Joanna Vargas’ Bright Eye Hydrating Masks. Unfortunately this supersized calendar at the time of writing was out of stock – but, you can add it to your Wish List to receive a notification when it’s back in stock.
With so many fantastic beauty advent calendars to choose from, it is certainly a tough choice. If only we could justify getting them all…