55 of the best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2021

Discover the best beauty advent calendars across makeup, skincare, wellness, body, and haircare in 2021

Two of the best beauty advent calendars from Soko Glam and Jo Malone shown side-by-side
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The best beauty advent calendars have made their mark this year, with major brands including Jo Malone, M.A.C, and Charlotte Tilbury delighting beauty fans everywhere with new look product-stuffed calendars for Christmas 2021.

Much like ultra-luxe candle advent calendars and jewelry advent calendars, the best beauty advent calendars make thoughtful gifts that rival even the most popular Christmas makeup gift sets

And it's no secret that the competition has never been fiercer (or chicer).  Unsurprisingly, major brands, like NYX Cosmetics, No.7, and Elemis, have unveiled over-the-top iterations in line with tradition. Nonetheless, we've first-ever releases from the likes of Chantecaille and Chanel—and needless to say, they've already amassed widespread consumer hype and loyalty.

But if you want to bag the best calendars this year, you'll need to move fast and plan ahead. Waiting lists can be lengthy, and the most popular calendars will sell out quickly.

Our top 10 best beauty advent calendars

  1. Jo Malone Advent Calendar—at  Jo Malone (U.S.)  Jo Malone (UK)
  2. Biossance Advent Calendar—at Lookfantastic (U.S.) Cult Beauty (UK)
  3. Chantecaille 12 Days of Botanical Beauty—at Saks(U.S.)  Chantecaille (UK)
  4. 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar—at Selfridges (U.S.)  Selfridges ((UK)
  5. MAC Box of Tricks Advent Calendar—at M.A.C. Cosmetics (UK)
  6. Acqua Di Pama Advent Calendar—at Nordstrom (U.S.)  Harrods UK)
  7. Dior Advent Calendar—at Dior (U.S.) Dior (UK)
  8. Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar—at Benefit Cosmetics (U.S.) Benefit Cosmetics (UK)
  9. Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar—at Selfridges (U.S.)  Selfridges (UK)
  10. ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendarat ASOS (UK)


The best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2021

1. Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2021

Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $450/£325 | Delivery: 4-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and 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, because we genuinely love them and have them in our own homes. (If you’re curious, these are the top five most popular Jo Malone London fragrances.) 

And so, it might not come as a surprise that we've picked the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2021 as the best beauty advent calendar this year. 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.

If you can't snag Jo Malone's advent calendar this year, check out the Jo Malone Black Friday deals to find great bargains on the brand's products.

View Jo Malone Advent Calendar at Jo Malone
View at Jo Malone UK / Currently out of stock

2. 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: U.S. 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. Keep an eye on Charlotte Tilbury's Black Friday deals this year, you might be able to snag this calendar for a bargain price.

• View Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar at Charlotte Tilbury
• View at Beautylish UK

3. Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar

Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar

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RRP: £85 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

Here's a beauty advent calendar that will make you or your lucky giftee feel great as well as look good. With £2 donated from each sale to Macmillan Cancer Support, it contains 24 miniature makeup and skincare treats from brands including Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek, and No7 (perfect if you missed out on the No7 Advent calendar) in a nice traditional red and green box. 

• View Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar at Boots UK 

4. Biossance Advent Calendar

Biossance Advent Calendar

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RRP: $149/£135 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK 

Get to know cult California-based skincare brand Biossance with this cute pink calendar stuffed with two deluxe and ten mini versions of their top sellers.  Products inside include Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, and Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil, all of which contain the brand's hero nourishing ingredient, plant-derived squalane. 

• View Biossance Advent Calendar at Lookfantastic U.S.
View Biossance Advent Calendar at Cult Beauty UK

5. Paul & Joe Dream a Little Dream Advent Calendar

Paul & Joe Dream a Little Dream Advent Calendar

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RRP: $130.44/£97.23 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK 

Super cute Parisian brand Paul & Joe's advent calendar offering is every bit as adorable as you would hope. Featuring 24 beauty products for lips, eyes, and complexion all with intricate designer detail, it's an absolute steal. Oh, and did we mention it is illustrated with cats wearing Santa hats? Enough said. 

View Paul & Joe Dream a Little Dream Advent Calendar at Paul & Joe USA
View Paul & Joe Dream a Little Dream Advent Calendar at Paul & Joe UK

6. Sensai The 12 Holiday Gifts

Sensai The 12 Holiday Gifts

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RRP: $249/£213 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK 

Ultra-sophisticated Japanese brand Sensai has themed this beauty advent calendar around Kirie, the Japanese art of paper-cutting, with beautiful delicate motifs adorning the box. What's inside is special, too: 12 luxurious skincare, body, and makeup products, many of which are full-sized. Our picks include including the Absolute Silk Micro Mousse Treatment, Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil, and cult Lash Volumiser 38°c mascara. 

• View Sensai The 12 Holiday Gifts at Harrods U.S.
• View Sensai The 12 Holiday Gifts at UK

7. Ringana Spice up your Xmas Beauty Advent Calendar

Ringana Spice up your Xmas Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: £84.28 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

This one's a little bit different, and dare we say, rather Continental! Featuring seven doors (one for every Sunday in advent, plus St Nicholas' Day and Christmas Eve) behind each lies a full-sized product from the Austrian beauty and wellness empire including Body Milk, Overnight Eye Serum, and Pomegranate Soap. The box is fresh and modern with botanical illustrations, and the anticipation of waiting for Sunday to open up your surprise will prevent any advent fatigue from setting in. 

• View Ringana Spice up your Xmas Beauty Advent Calendar at Ringana UK

8. The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar

Fragrance Shop advent

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RRP: $136/£99 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK 

We all know how tricky it is to buy perfume for someone else, but any fragrance fan in your life would be thrilled with this pick n' mix selection worth £309, including luxurious scents from Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, and many more. Amongst the 24 doors, you'll also find a few scented body treats, makeup buys from Lord & Berry plus a £10 Fragrance Shop voucher to snap up a full-sized bottle of your favorite spritz.

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View The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar at The Fragrance Shop

 View The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar at The Fragrance Shop UK

9. Chantecaille The 12 Days of Botanical Beauty

Chantecaille The 12 Days of Botanical Beauty

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RRP: $375/£335 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

You can always count on Chantecaille to create something beyond beautiful, and their first-ever advent calendar is no exception. These 12 luxury products are in a sustainable package made of 100% post-consumer waste and decorated with imagery from the brand's philanthropic collections. Inside, you'll find cult buys including Rose de Mai Face Oil, Luminescent Eye Shade in Zebra, and Gold Recovery Face. Truly, it's a beauty lover's dream. 

View Chantecaille 12 Days of Botanical Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue U.S.
• View Chantecaille 12 Days of Botanical Beauty at Chantecaille UK

10. Diptyque Advent Calendar

Diptyque Advent Calendar

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RRP: $425/£320 | 2021 calendar available?: Sold out| Region: U.S. and UK 

Who wouldn't dream of receiving this ultra-luxurious and sophisticated calendar containing a generous 25 products from French fragrance house, Diptyque? Celebrating. the brand's 60th anniversary, this special keepsake box resembles a mini dressing table, with its pull-out sections. Inside lie eight fragrances in a mix of EDP and EDT strengths, a scented body balm, butter, and polish plus a selection of the brand's famous candles including a limited edition Snowflake scent. 

• View Diptyque Advent Calendar at Diptyque US
• View Diptyque Advent Calendar at Diptyque UK 

11. Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar

Elemis No.25 Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $250/£175 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

The 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 US  
View at Elemis UK

12. Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar

Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar

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RRP: $176/£95 | 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 that would make a wonderful Christmas gift for her. 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 US
View at Selfridges UK

13. Balmain The City of Lights Large Advent Calendar

Balmain Limited Edition Gift Calendar 5-Piece Set

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RRP: $189/£149.46 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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 to check up on your Christmas hairstyles on the go and a delectable scented candle.

• View Balmain Limited Edition Gift Calendar 5-Piece Set at Saks Fifth Avenue

View at Saks Fifth Avenue UK

14. Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

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RRP: $99/£99 | 2021 calendar available?: Sold out | Region: U.S. and UK

From the masterminds behind one of Kate Middleton's favorite haircare products, this advent calendar bursts with 24 skin-healthy gems—think cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers, and more. The Kiehls Vital Skin Strengthening serum is a Woman & Home fave.

• View Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar at Kiehl's U.S. / Currently out of stock
View at Kiehl's UK/ Currently out of stock

15. Huda Beauty Houses of Huda Advent Calendar

Huda Beauty Houses of Huda Advent Calendar

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RRP: $175/£151| 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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. That's your Christmas makeup looks sorted for this year. 

• View House of Huda Advent Calendar at Huda Beauty U.S.
• View at Huda Beauty UK

16. The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $295/£225 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

The Liberty beauty advent calendar might be expensive, but the price tag is more than worth the contents inside which includes products from Le Labo, Olaplex, and more cult classic brands. It brims with 25 drawers and is enriched in a heritage print from the Liberty Classics collection. 

• View Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 at Liberty London U.S.
• View at Liberty London UK

17. 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: £135 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

Decorate your Christmas with joy, starting with the M.A.C 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. Want to know more? Read our full MAC Advent Calendar review for every detail of what's inside.

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

18. The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar 2021

The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar

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RRP: £159 | 2021 calendar available?: Sold out | 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. Look out for this calendar at a bargain price during the John Lewis Black Friday sale this year. 

View John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 at John Lewis UK

19. L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar 2021

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: From $79/£55 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

L'OCCITANE has unveiled three stunning advent calendars for 2021. In the U.S., 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. Don't wait for the L'Occitane Black Friday deals to drop before you bag yours this year because last year's version sold out in two weeks.

• View Classic Advent Calendar at L'OCCITANE US
• View at L'OCCITANE UK

20. Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar 2021

Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $530/£450 | 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 Nordstrom
• View at Harrods UK

21. Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2021

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $270/£195 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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. These fragrances are universal and make great Christmas gifts for men or women. 

 View Molton Brown Advent Calendar at Look Fantastic US
• View at Cult Beauty UK

22. Next Beauty Glam Advent Calendar

Next Beauty Glam Advent Calendar

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RRP: £30 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

The Next Beauty Glam Calendar offers an impressive range of beauty finds, from lip glosses to bath bombs. Needless to say, the Christmas countdown has never been more alluring.

• View Glam Advent Calendar at Next UK

23. Lush Advent Calendar 2021

Lush Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: £185 | 2021 calendar available?: Sold out | Region: UK

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.

 • View Lush Advent Calendar at Lush UK

24. The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Advent Calendar

The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Advent Calendar

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RRP: £140 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

The Body Shop advent calendar for 2021 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 at The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Advent Calendar at The Body Shop UK

25. Dior Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Dior Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $550/£400 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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.

View Dior Advent Calendar at Dior U.S.
• View at Dior UK

26. Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021

Glossybox Advent Calendar 2020

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RRP: $99/£89 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

Deck the halls with makeup delights in tow, courtesy of the Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021. 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?  Last year's edition included products like the Tarte Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser, Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara and KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Lipstick, to name but a few.

• View Glossybox Advent Calendar 2021 at Glossybox U.S. / Currently sold out
• View at Glossybox UK

27. QVC Holiday Calendar 2021

QVC Beauty 12 Days of Posh Beauty Full-Size Collection

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RRP: $79 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S.

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 U.S.

28. Cath Kidston Shine Bright Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Cath Kidston beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $66 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 

The Shine Bright 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 Cath Kidston U.S.

29. Benefit Cosmetics The MORE, The Merrier Advent Calendar 2021

Benefit Cosmetics The MORE, The Merrier Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $65/£58.50 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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. The bright pink box, adorned in Christmas illustrations, makes for a cute keepsake too.

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

30. NYX Cosmetics Gimme Super Stars! Holiday Advent Calendar

NYX all-new beauty advent calendar

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RRP: $60/‎£59 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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. Keep an eye out for the NYX calendar on sale during the Boots Black Friday event this year.  

• View NYX Cosmetics Gimme Super Stars! Holiday Advent Calendar at NYX Cosmetics U.S.
• View at Boots UK

31. Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar 2021

Makeup Revolution Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar 2020

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RRP: $62/£40 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

As the name denotes, the Makeup Revolution’s Ultimate Glamour Collection 2021 Advent Calendar collection is quite lavish and contains 12 gorgeous products for the face, eyes, and lips. Expect eyeshadow palettes, satin-kiss lipsticks, and a bronzer + highlighter palette thrown in for good measure.

• View Revolution Ultimate Glamour 12 Days Of Christmas Calendar at Revolution Beauty U.S.
• View at Superdrug UK

32. 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 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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 bursts 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 U.S.
• View at Ciate London UK

33. Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $495/£405 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

Elevate your winter skincare routine 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 Revolve U.S.
• View at Net-A-Porter UK

34. Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2021

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: £85 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: 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 at $118/£85. 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 Stylist Advent Calendar at Look Fantastic UK

35. Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar

Clarins Women's 24 Day Advent Calendar

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RRP: $176/£135 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and 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 24 Day Advent Calendar at Selfridges U.S.
• View at Selfridges UK

36. Boots NO7 Advent Calendar 2021

Boots No7 Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: £47 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | 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 is back with its No7 Advent Calendar 2021, and this year you can expect business as usual with a 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, over 90,000 people have already registered before you!), and you'll earn one-day exclusive access on October 13th.

•View No7 Advent Calendar at Boots UK 

37. ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar 2021

ASOS Advent Beauty Calendar 2021

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RRP: £75| 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: UK

One of Kate Middleton's go-to high-street brands, ASOS has released 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 UK

38. The Ritual of Advent Calendar 2021

THE RITUAL OF ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

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RRP: $112/£89.90 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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 U.S.
View at Rituals UK

39. Atelier Cologne Luxury Advent Calendar 2021

Atelier Luxury Advent Calendar

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RRP: $375/£300 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

The 2021 Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar is elegant and bursting with festive motifs. It features a wide assortment of 24 iconic colognes, perfumes, and natural treatments, plus citrus-scented candles. Worth more than the RRP, this is one for the people who love shopping the Black Friday perfume deals each year.

View Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar at Atelier Cologne

View at Selfridges UK

40. Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar 2021

NET-A-PORTER ADVENT CALENDAR 2021

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RRP: $350/£255 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

Net-A-Porter’s 2021 beauty advent calendar is dubbed as the best in its class, and it's not difficult to see why. This set features fan-favorites from Charlotte Tilbury, Victoria Beckham, Oribe, and more. In short, it presents shoppers with an all-new beauty regimen for 2022.

View Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar at Net-A-Porter U.S. / Currently sold out
View at Net-A-Porter UK

41. Penhaligon's Advent Calendar 2021

Penhaligon's Brilliantly British Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: £375 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: 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, including travel-sized fragrances, hand and body lotions, and other delights.

View Penhaligon's Advent Calendar at Penhaligon's UK

42. Origins 12 Magical Days of Origins Advent Calendar

Origins 12 Days of Origins Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $70/£60 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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. While beauty calendars aren't exactly cheap Christmas gifts, we still rank this as great Christmas gifts for friends who you really want to treat this festive season. 

View 12 Magical Days of Origins Advent Calendar at Origins U.S.
View at Origins UK

43. Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar 2021

NUXE Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar

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RRP: $89.70/£70  | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

Nuxe Beauty's 2021 Countdown Calendar adds 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 oils that are akin to cozy weighted blankets

View Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar 2021 at Look Fantastic U.S.
View at Nuxe Beauty UK

44. E.l.f. Cosmetics Snow Much Fun 24 Day Advent Calendar

Elf Cosmetics Advent Calendar

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RRP: $95/‎£95 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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 mini- and full-sized makeup, beauty tools. 

• View Snow Much Fun 24 Day Advent Calendar at E.l.f. Cosmetics U.S.
View at E.l.f. Cosmetics UK

45. Lancome Advent Calendar 2021

Lancome Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $176/£110 |  2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. 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. 

• View Lancome Advent Calendar 2021 at Selfridges U.S.
View at Selfridges UK

46. FeelUnique Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

FeelUnique Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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RRP: $142.80/£119  | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

FeelUnique's advent calendar underscores 27 cult-classic beauty finds, from the likes of Huda Beauty, Korres, Charlotte Tilbury, Elemis, and many more. One of the best Christmas gifts to get for your wife this year bar none. 

View FeelUnique Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 at FeelUnique U.S.
View at FeelUnique UK

47. La Mer The World of La Mer Advent Calendar

La Mer The World of La Mer Advent Calendar

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RRP: $560 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S.

Encased in a limited edition keepsake box, the World of La Mer unveils a luxe skincare collection to enjoy all year round. The price tag will come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the brand, but this calendar hails top-rated finds, including the La Mer Treatment Lotion, Intensive Revitalizing Mask, and more.

View The World of La Mer Advent Calendar at La Mer

48. George & Viv. 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

George & Viv. 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $72  | 2021 calendar available?: Available on November 25th | Region: U.S.

Celebrate the season with the ever-glamorous George & Viv. calendar. This premium curation includes favorites from Sunday Riley, Caudalie, Peter Roth Thomas, and plenty more that total $275 worth of beauty treasures and treats. A saving of $200 and exclusive artwork by Emily Taylor make this one of the best beauty advent calendars you can pick up in the shops. 

View George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar at Anthropologie U.S.

49. Susanne Kaufmann Beauty Advent Calendar

Susanne Kaufmann Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $586/£383 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

Undeniably sumptuous, the Susanne Kaufmann calendar brims with creams, tonics, and serums—all formulated with nourishing blends. Each goodie remedies common skincare woes, including dryness, uneven texture, and the appearance of fine lines.

View Susanne Kaufmann Beauty Advent Calendar at Susanne Kaufmann U.S.
View at Net-A-Porter UK

50. Chanel N°5 Beauty Advent Calendar

Chanel N°5 Beauty Advent Calendar

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RRP: $825/£610 | 2021 calendar available?: Sold out | Region: U.S. and UK

The luxury fashion house released its first-ever advent calendar to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the legendary fragrance, Chanel No.5. Not everyone can afford a Chanel beauty advent calendar which is why this offering doesn't feature higher up on our list, but for those who can cover the cost, Christmas will well and truly come early. Behind 27 boxes, this collector's item houses festive accessories and top-rated beauty finds, including the ruby-red Rouge Allure lipstick. 

View Chanel N°5 Beauty Advent Calendar at Chanel U.S.
View at Chanel UK

51. Armani Exclusive Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

Armani Exclusive Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

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RRP: $343.70/£249 | 2021 calendar available?: Yes | Region: U.S. and UK

Adorned in luxe red and gold hues, the Armani Beauty calendar invites shoppers to indulge in top-rated fragrances and beauty finds. These bestsellers include the fan-favorite Si Eau de Parfum, Lip Maestro, and more.

View Armani Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar at LookFantastic U.S.
View at Look Fantastic UK

52. ESPA Skincare Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar

ESPA Skincare Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar

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RRP: £160 | Delivery: 2-7 day shipping | Region: UK

The Hidden Treasures calendar is a skincare guru's best friend, featuring new releases and classics from the brand. From facial oils to cleansing sorbets, this treasure trove is guaranteed to improve skin health, with one product at a time.

 View Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar at ESPA Skincare

53. Soko Glam Advent Calendar

Soko Glam Advent Calendar

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RRP: $110 | Delivery: 5-17 day shipping | Region: U.S.

From the ultimate K-Beauty maven, this gold-accented calendar brims with 16 complexion goodies in full and travel sizes. From serums to sleep masks, it'll equip you with the essentials for maintaining optimal skin health. 

 View Exclusive Advent Calendar at Soko Glam

54. Saks Fifth Avenue Ready, Set, Refresh! 14-Piece Advent Calendar

Saks Fifth Avenue Ready, Set, Refresh! 14-Piece Advent Calendar

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RRP: $75/£59.31 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Region: U.S. and UK

Ideal for the beauty enthusiast who wants a bit of everything, the Ready, Set, Refresh! bundle spotlights many prominent names, like Briogeo, FOREO, and more.

 View Ready, Set, Refresh! 14-Piece Advent Calendar at Saks Fifth Avenue

View at Saks Fifth Avenue UK

55. Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar

Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar

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RRP: £40 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Region: UK

Treat yourself to Nivea's Ski Lodge Advent Calendar, packed with 24 skin-loving products. This set includes lip balm, hand cream, a face mask, shower cream, make-up remover, and deodorant, among other great finds.

 View Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar at Amazon UK

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. 


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