The best beauty advent calendars 2020: from Jo Malone, Liberty, Boots, John Lewis and more!

But you'd better move quickly, the best beauty advent calendars are selling faster than you can say 'Christmas'!

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Everyone needs a little joy at Christmas, and what better way to brighten up those dark December days than with the best beauty advent calendar for 2020?

December seems to be more and more swiftly creeping up on us, meaning that the official countdown to Christmas is edging ever closer. And that means the time when we get to crack out our long-awaited advent calendars is nearly upon us.

And for most of us, we no longer just have a tiny bite of chocolate to look forward to, as these days we can celebrate the exciting countdown to December 25th with treats including gin advent calendars, jewellery advent calendars, yummy eats like cheese and marshmallows and of course beauty advent calendars filled with the best of skincare and haircare.

And for 2020 there are certainly plenty of the best beauty advent calendars to choose from. From the gorgeous lipstick-filled NARS advent calendar, to a beautiful Zara and Jo Malone collaboration that we're all scrambling to get our hands on, there are beauty advent calendars for every skin concern, makeup look, beauty faux-pas and wellness practice.

We're also looking forward to exploring the options from makeup favourites like Benefit and DIOR and skincare staples including Kiehls, The Body Shop and Dr. Barbara Sturm, as well as luxe favourites like Fortnum & Mason and of course Thw White Compamny - which are guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces with their premium product-packed offerings every single year. Many calendars even offer full-sized bottles of best-selling products, which means they are incredibly good value and a smart way to stock up on products from your favourite brands.

  1. Jo Malone Advent Calendar:£320 - sold out!
  2. The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar:£150 - sold out! (Sign up to be notified of restock)
  3. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty Calendar:£40 - sold out! (Sign up to be notified of restock)
  4. Space NK Advent Calendar:£195 - sold out!
  5. The White Company Advent Calendar:£160 - sold out!
  6. Rituals Advent Calendar:between £59.90 - £89.90 - sold out!
  7. Boots No7 Advent Calendar:£45 - sold out!
  8. Harrods Advent Calendar:£250 - sold out!
  9. Molton Brown Advent Calendar:£175 - sold out!
  10. Cath Kidston Advent Calendar:£33.60 - available now
  11. Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar:£89 - sold out! (Sign up to be notified of restock)
  12. Soap & Glory Advent Calendar:£33.60 - sold out! (Sign up to be notified of restock)
  13. The Body Shop Advent Calendar:£130 - sold out!
  14. Dove Nourishing Secrets Advent Calendar: £15 - available now
  15. L'Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar:£53 - sold out!
  16. Elemis Advent Calendar:£175 - sold out!
  17. The Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar:£195 - sold out!
  18. The LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar:£85 - sold out!
  19. NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar:£240 - sold out!
  20. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar:£150 - sold out! (Sign up to be notified of restock)
  21. Aldi Advent Calendar:£6.99 - sold out!
  22. Benefit Advent Calendar:£58.50 - available now
  23. Dior Advent Calendar:£340 - sold out!
  24. BareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar:£89 - sold out! (Sign up to be notified of restock)
  25. M.A.C Boom Boom Wow Advent Calendar: £125 - sold out!
  26. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar:£89.00 - sold out!
  27. Diptyque Advent Calendar:£320 - available now
  28. Fresh 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar:£106 - available now
  29. Nuxe Beauty countdown Advent Calendar:£59 - sold out!
  30. Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar:£60 - available now
  31. Lancome Advent Calendar 2020:£105 - sold out!
  32. W7Cosmetics Beauty Blast Cosmetic Advent Calendar: £13.95 - available now
  33. Clarins Men 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar:£60 - available now
  34. Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Surprises:£89.90 - sold out!
  35. ESPA No Place Like Home Advent Calendar:£145 - sold out!
  36. OPI Shine Bright Nail Polish Advent Calendar:£39.54 - available now
  37. The Glossybox Advent Calendar:£80 subscribers, £99 non-subscribers - sold out!
  38. Origins 12 Days of Origins Advent Calendar: £50 - sold out!
  39. Next Beauty Advent Calendar:£30 - sold out!
  40. Lush Advent Calendar:£185 - sold out!
  41. Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2020:£59.95 - sold out!
  42. NARS Holiday Advent Calendar 2020:£175 - available now
  43. Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar: £405 - available now
  44. Marks & Spencer Autograph 12 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar Gift Set: £21 - sold out!
  45. NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds and Ice Please 24 Day Advent Calendar Festive Countdown: £45 - available now
  46. BY TERRY Twinkle Glow Advent Calendar: £150 - sold out!
  47. Beauty Expert 12 Days advent calendar: £100 - available now
  48. Penhaligon's Brilliantly British Advent Calendar 2020: £375 - available now

Which beauty advent calendars offer the best savings?

Often beauty advent calendars can mean huge savings. For example, this year, the Net-a-Porter beauty advent calendar will save buyers a whopping £880! It usually sells out quickly, but there are great savings to be made if you get in there quickly (hint, it launches this week!) In addition, Fortnum and Mason's beauty advent calendar this year will save buyers over £600 on individual product purchases, while the Boots No7 one offers savings of one £127. You can also save £310 on the Glossybox advent calendar this year, too!

Which beauty advent calendars sell out fastest?

Now almost every beauty brand is doing beauty advent calendars. That means lots of choice, but some of the best buys require signing up for waiting lists and many sell out fast - some within hours of launch. Typically Jo Malone, Look Fantastic, No7, Liberty and The White Company are the fasting selling beauty advent calendars, so if you want those ones for themselves, you'll need to act fast!

Here is our tried and tested shortlist of this year’s best beauty advent calendars for 2020:

If you thought picking a chocolate advent calendar was difficult, wait until you see what the beauty brands have pulled out of the bag for the festive season. Here are the most popular, and most exciting beauty advent calendars for sale in 2020...

Dove Advent Calendar

1. Dove Nourishing Secrets Amazon Exclusive Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £20
On offer for: £15
Number of full size products: 2 full size, 4 travel size plus 6 beauty tools
Retail value of products: Unknown

Not every advent calendar has to break the bank. This Dove calendar comes in under £20, but still packs in the beauty treats and a good few surprises as well. Six beauty products for the hair and body are interspersed with 'beauty surprises' including tweezers, hair bobbles, a mirror and nail file.

Cath Kidston advent calendar

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2. Cath Kidston Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £40
On offer for: £33.60
Number of full size products: 24
Retail value of products: Unknown

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 £34.99. The calendar itself is a sweet Christmas village scene, so it's a great calendar for such a fantastic, affordable price.

Fresh advent calendar

3. Fresh 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £106
Number of full size products: All 12 are miniature
Retail value of products: £133

This cult brand have kept it simple, but no less desirable, with this year's calendar. Featuring 12 deluxe miniature sizes of their most loved products, the 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar contains theRose Deep Hydration Moisturiser, Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum and Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment.

This would make a great gift for anyone who is serious about skincare and likes getting to know cool, insider beauty brands. We love the sweet nostalgic illustration on the box, too.

Clarins 12 Day Advent Calendar(1)

4. Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £60
Number of full size products: 2 full size, 10 travel size
Retail value of products: £135

We always look forward to Clarins Christmas offering, and this does not disappoint. A sturdy set of drawers in classic red packed with a selection from across Clarins' luxury skincare, body and cosmetic ranges. The Natural Lip Perfector and SOS Primer are both full sized, while the mini Hand and Nail Treatment Cream and Flash Balm are perfectly sized to keep in your handbag all winter long.

This would make a fantastic gift, with the retail value over double the cost of the calendar. What's more there's not an irritatingly tiny product amongst the miniature sizes - everything is generously proportioned enough to feel like a real treat.

See the full Clarins Advent Calendar review here

w7 advent calendar

5. W7 Cosmetics Beauty Blast Cosmetic Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £13.95
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: Unknown

What a bargain! This absolute steal of a beauty advent calendar would make a great gift for a younger friend or relative who loves experimenting with make-up. Inside lies 24 cosmetic treats from the fun British make-up brand including Big Lash Mascara, Honolulu Bronzing powder the several shades of Glitter Pots.

Clarins Men 12 Day Advent Calendar

6. Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar for Men

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £60
Number of full size products: 2 full size, 10 travel size
Retail value of products: £119

Why should girls have all the fun? This classy men's selection from Clarins will be sure to impress any boys in your life as it's absolutely stuffed with skin and body buys.

The full size Super Moisture Balm and Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum should go down very nicely with minis of much loved products like After Shave Soother and Tonic Bath and Shower Concentrate.

OPI advent calendar

7. OPI Shine Bright Nail Polish Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £65.90
On offer for: £39.54
Number of full size products: All 25 are travel size
Retail value of products: Unknown

Anyone lucky enough to receive this is essentially receiving the gift of never having to buy nail varnish again. You name a shade, chances are it's there amongst the 25 miniature bottles from salon-favourite polish brand OPI. Just a few picks amongst the selection are the timeless red Merry in Cranberry, moody rouge-noir Lincoln Park After Dark and everyone's favourite nudeBubble Bath.

With so many fantastic beauty advent calendars to choose from, it is certainly a tough choice. If only we could justify getting them all...

beauty advent calendars

8. NARS Holiday Advent Calendar 2020

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £175
Number of full size products: All 12 are full size
Retail value of products: £268 - save £93

Attention all lipstick obsessives! This one's for you...The NARS 2020 beauty advent calendar may not have the highest number of items inside, but we love what it does offer. With 12 full-sized lip products, this will take you all through the festive period, even if you're just celebrating over video calls.

We can't get enough of the gorgeous colours on offer, with pinks like the Tolède and Lovin’ Lips lipsticks and the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita and Do Me Baby alongside striking reds Starwoman and Vain in the Powermatte Lip Pigment. And we're like moths to a flame when it comes to the glamourous gold packaging 😍

Read more about the NARS calendar here

dr Barbara sturm advent calendar

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9. Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £405
Number of full size products: 12
Retail value of products: unknown

Full of anti-ageing serums and luxury moisturisers, the Dr Barbara Sturm Advent Calendars encompasses everything amazing about the science-led brand. It gives skincare fans a chance to test the industry-leading brand, and the monochrome colouring doesn't look too bad on a dressing table either.

In the package you'll even find a couple of the brand's bestselling cleansers alongside their famous anti-pollution drops that protect against free radicals and the  dangerous blue light emitted from our everyday technology.

nyx beauty advent calendar

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10. NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds and Ice Please 24 Day Advent Calendar Festive Countdown

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £50
Number of full size products: unknown
Retail value of products: £89

NYX is known for bringing us good quality but reasonably-priced high street makeup, so we wouldn't expect anything less when it comes to their festive offerings. So to count down to Christmas, the brand has released a limited edition advent calendar featuring 24 of their bestselling products.

Lipstick fans will be thrilled to know that it contains 12 different lippies for you to wear throughout the festive period - whether you're celebrating at home with your household, joining a video call event or are even lucky enough to be able to meet up with any loved ones in person.

benefit advent calendar

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11. Benefit Shake Your Beauty 12 Day Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Available now
RRP: £58.50
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: £125

Benefit always brings the fun and this year’s no different. The 12-piece Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar features an array of trial-size treasures, including the much loved like Dandelion Boxed Blusher and They're Real Mascara.

For those who take their brow game seriously the box also includes a 24 Hour Brow Setter, the fool proof Gimme Brow+ gel and the Precisely My Brow Pencil. Who needs Facetune?

diptyque Advent Calendar

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12. Diptyque Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Available now!
RRP: £320
Number of full size products: 3 full size, 22 mini
Retail value of products: Unknown

One for someone you really, really love (which could well be you), the iconic French fragrance house has stuffed this full of their ultra-desirable candles, one 70g Moonlit Fir and seven dinky 35 gram votives including classic Baies and Feu de bois scents. 

There are also plus seven 10ml fragrances plus body care rituals including the Shower Oil and Rich Body Cream. Even the box itself is a masterpiece, designed by artist Ugo Gattoni, and could be used for many Christmases to come.

Beauty Expert beauty advent calendar

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13. Beauty Expert 12 Days advent calendar

Specifications
Available: Available now
RRP: £100
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: £495

This is one for all those hardcore beauty fans out there - with a whole bunch of top skincare, haircare and makeup brands all coming together in one fantastic package.

Inside you'll find favourites from brands like Grow Gorgeous, Prai Beauty, ESPA, Doctor's Formula and Illamasqua - but our favourite offering is the cult Hydra B5 serum from Medik8. This will bring a smile to any beauty fan's face on December 1st!

Penhaligon's beauty advent calendar

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14. Penhaligon's Brilliantly British Advent Calendar 2020

Specifications
Available: Available now!
RRP: £375
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: Unknown

Classic British brand Penhaligon's is here to bring you a sophisticated countdown to Christmas with their festive package. In an exciting bottle-shaped box, the fragrance brand has collected a number of beautifully-scented products with fragrances, lotions, candles and lipbalms.

There are eight 10ml fragrance bottles and seven 5ml fragrances, so you have lots of minis to keep you feeling this December - whether we're allowed to be out and about or not. And there's even a pretty keyring as a lovely little bonus!

The best beauty advent calendars that have already sold out

1. The LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £85
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: £460 - save £375

One of the most hotly anticipated beauty advent calendars is here - containing a whopping £460 worth of beauty and skincare products. For only £85, you’ll get your hands on must-haves from Molton Brown, Elemis and Morphe, among others. The calendar has sold out five years in a row, so don’t delay in ordering yours!

2. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £40
Number of full size products: 14
Retail value of products: £170- save £130

With 14 full-size and 11 sample-sized products this is the perfect pick for skincare lovers who like to try new brands. It includes a range of serums, cleansers, oils and creams from sustainable brands such as UpCircle, Ethique, Weleda and Q&A.

Bonus points for being suitable for vegans, eco friendly and packaged in recyclable material. A nice surprise – discover vouchers behind some doors for money-off repurchases.

3. Space NK Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £195
Number of full size products: All 24 products are travel-size
Retail value of products: Over £480 - save £285

Created around a Charly Cox poetry theme this year, the Space NK advent calendar is divided into four volumes, and has a huge amount of beauty and skincare goodies for customers to enjoy.

You can look forward to a Laura Mercier Volume Panoramic Mascara, a Jo Loves Layered Christmas Candle, a Kate Somerville Retinol Vitamin C Moisturiser, Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Hand Cream, and the Tan Luxe Super Glow Body Hyaluronic Self Tan Serum, to help you maintain your glow all-year-round.

4. The White Company Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £160
Number of full size products: All 25 products are travel size
Retail value of products: £264 - save £104

Back by popular demand, this White Company advent calendar is here to make your Christmas countdown especially joyous. It's always a bestseller for the brand, and we can't wait to get our hands on it! The calendar is very skincare and self-care based, so perfect for busy festive evenings. Worth over £260, treats include our body care, award-winning skincare, bestselling Seychelles products, on-the-go Sleep essentials, candles – and more – in a host of The White Company's most popular scents.

Included in the calendar is a rose quartz gua sha, a hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, a sleep pulse point oil, and a winter signature votive.

5. Boots No7 Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £45
Number of full size products: 24
Retail value of products: £172.50 - save £127

This year's Boots Advent Calendar has been done in collaboration with No7, so you can expect some of the most popular No7 products to be in there. We don't yet know exactly which products will be in there, but with savings of £127, there will definitely be some good'uns to look forward to!

The No7 calendar is available on 14th October (just two weeks away!) for customers signed up to the early access waiting list, before it goes on general sale on 15th October.

Read more: Boots No7 Advent Calendar 2020 (first look)

6. Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £89
Number of full size products: Three
Retail value of products: £277.58 - savings of £188.58

Inspired by the northern lights, Feel Unique's catch the light of Christmas beauty advent calendar has 24 days of beauty surprises. Worth over £250, this year’s treasure trove stars a decadent mix of full and deluxe-sized treats from firm favourites like of Benefit and Emma Hardie, plus up-and-comers including Sol de Janeiro and Huda Beauty. When you’re finished, reuse the boxes!

7. The Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £195
Number of full size products: 13 full size, 12 miniatures
Retail value of products: £800 - save £605!

For serious seasonal pampering, look no further than Fortnum & Mason’s incredible advent calendar featuring brands such as Chantecaille, Aromatherapy Associates, Guerlain, and Sisley.

It’s filled with £800 (yes, you read correctly!) worth of face creams, body lotion, serums, face wash, hand cream and so much more, all from the some of the most premium brands out there - making it the ultimate Christmas indulgence.

8. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £150
Number of full size products: 3 full size, and 9 travel size products
Retail value of products: Unknown

Fans of Charlotte Tilbury will love this beauty advent calendar. This year it's been named as a 'Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures' - so we're already excited! Filled with 12 luxurious beauty treats including mascara, lipstick and a mini version of Charlotte Tilbury's Goddess Skin Clay Mask, there is no denying this advent calendar is a little on the pricey side, but you save almost £50 on some brilliant beauty and skincare products.

The products included - such as a full size Matte Revolution Lipstick In Pillow Talk, and the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand In Spotlight, are bestsellers, so it's a bargain, really. The lipstick shade included is the best-selling, award-winning dreamy nude-pink matte shade, pillow talk. It's heralded as the ultimate suits-all lip color for a fuller, wider-looking pout. Plus, the brand's much-loved Magic Cream is also included in the calendar, which is a reason to purchase if nothing else!

9. Aldi Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £14.99
Number of full size products: All six are travel size
Retail value of products: Unknown

Aldi's Lacura Countdown to NYE Beauty Advent Calendar is the perfect post-Christmas pick me up, with six Lacura beauty treats that will ensure you're looking your best come 2021.

We particularly rate the Lacura Healthy Glow Retinol Toner, which beauty fans have compared to cult classic Pixi Glow Tonic. And at under £15, pampering yourself needn't break the bank...

10. BareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £89
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: £192

BareMinerals have taken an eco-friendly stance with their Christmas collection, including this gorgeous advent calendar. It's made with sustainably sourced, post-consumer recycled materials and the box is recyclable too. Inside you'll find 24 mini products from the clean beauty brand, across their colour cosmetic and skincare ranges.

Special treats to out for include the new Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Serum, iconicMineral Veil powder and a selection of Gen Nude lipsticks, glosses and lacquers.

11. Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £59
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: £94.03

This excellent value calendar from the French body and skincare specialists is stuffed full of tres chic beauty treats. The iconic Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse Dry Oil for Face, Body and Hair is included in both classic and Florale versions. As are two eau de parfums and a huge selection of skincare treats. 

This brand are particularly well known for their sensorial body products that smell absolutely delicious, so this would make a great gift for fragrance aficionados.

12. Lancome Advent Calendar 2020

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £105
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: Unknown

This must be one of the most beautiful beauty advent calendars of the year. Unfold the frosted pink box to reveal a 3D Parisian scene complete with sparkly Eiffel Tower and rows of houses. Within each house lies a Lancome treat, including the classic Genifique Serum, La Vie Est Belle Eau de parfum and Hypnose Mascara.

See the full Lancome Advent Calendar review here

13. The Glossybox Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £80 for subscribers and £99 for non-subscribers
Number of full size products: 14 full size, 11 miniatures
Retail value of products: £390 - save £310

Following a sell out in 2019, Glossybox’s 2020 offering takes the prize for the prettiest packaging with its marble swirl design in pink and metallic gold. Featuring 14 full size products and 11 deluxe minis, the line-up includes sought-after brands like Fenty Beauty, Iconic London, Pixi, Lime Crime, Huda Beauty and Glossy’s own line, GLOSSYBOX Skincare.

14. 12 Days of Origins Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £50
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: £105

Start your 12 days of Christmas countdown with this gorgeous box of treats from skincare pros Origins. A long time leader with products that transform the skin, this gift includes the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (excellent after a night of festive over indulgence), Ginzing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser, Plantscription Anti-Ageing Power Serum, Mega Mushroom Micellar Water, Mega Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion and the brilliant Plantscription Anti-Ageing Eye Cream. Hangover? What hangover.

15. Lush Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £185
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: Unknown

This year Lush's advent calendar is entirely vegan, and they sound incredible. Featuring 24 items, there's everything from body lotion to bath bombs, all festive-themed for 24 days of fun in the lead-up to Christmas!

This gorgeous festive calendar is the ideal purchase for anyone who loves quirky self-care products. You can pre-order the calendar now but it won't dispatch until November, as Lush want their products to be as fresh as possible to enjoy at the beginning of December.

16. Elemis Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £175
Number of full size products: 1 full-size, 24 miniatures
Retail value of products: £400 - save £225

Suffering from dry, dull winter skin? Get your skin glowing once again with Elemis’ 25 Days of Spectacular Skin Advent Calendar, 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!

Read more: Elemis Advent Calendar 2020 (first look)

17. NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £240
Number of full size products: 15 full size, 10 miniatures
Retail value of products: £1,120 - save £880!

NET-A-PORTER have released their super luxurious beauty calendar for a third year in a row with 24 of their most popular hair, face and skin products. Inside the gorgeous calendar includes full-sized and travel-sized products for hair, face and skin. Get your hands on the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Joanna Vargas, and products from Dr Barbara Sturm. There's also The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader, and the Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner, which is a brand much-loved by celebrities including Meghan Markle.

And, if you can believe it, whilst the calendar itself is just £240 - the products within are worth a whopping £1,120 - yes, really! It's a bargain you can't miss...

See the full Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar review here

18. Marks & Spencer 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar Gift Set

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £70
On sale for: £35
Number of full size products: 12
Retail value of products: unknown

Marks & Spencer always brings us the best of the high-street, and we're loving the advent calendar they have on offer this Christmas. With 12 products inside to signify the 12 days of Christmas, it is full of products from the store's Luxury Edit.

You'll find a range of the retailer's Autograph makeup, including lip lacquer, skin primer, tweezers, makeup brush and nail polishes. And what's even better is that all the products are vegan!

19. ESPA No Place Like Home Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £145
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: £345

If you've ever dreamed about having your own personal spa with facial and body treatments on tap this could be the next best thing. Not only is it filled with ESPA's luxurious face, body and hair treats, it also saves a whopping £200 on their retail price.

As you'd expect from ESPA everything smells absolutely delicious - we particularly love the Positivity Bath & Body Oil, Optimal Skin Pro-Serum and Hydrating Floral Spafresh Mist.

20. Next Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £69
Number of full size products: Six - 25 in total
Retail value of products: £220 - save £130

Worth over £220, this beauty advent calendar contains a collection of full-size and mini makeup, hair, body and skincare products from the biggest brands stocked by Next, including Smashbox, Illamasqua, Marc Jacobs, Elemis, and Liz Earle.

There's a ghd Final Fix Hairspray included, as well as aMarc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette, the bestselling Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, and a Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, as well as the gorgeous Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster. We can't wait to try this one!

21. M.A.C Boom Boom Wow Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £125
Number of full size products: 8 full size, 16 mini
Retail value of products: £292

The make-up maestros at MAC may win the prize for most aptly-named beauty advent calendar - this is bursting with wow factor. Within the fun and ultra-Christmassy pink foil packaging lie 24 MAC cosmetic goodies in a mixture of classic favourites and seasonal trend shades for 2020.

In full size we get a Retro Matte Lipstick, four Eye Shadows, a Brow Set and Prep and Prime Lip, then in miniature you can expect a selection of lip products, mascara plus classic skin perfecters Strobe Cream and Fix+. As ever with MAC all the products are all packed with pigment. This would make an amazing gift for anyone in your life who likes to experiment with fun, colourful make-up.

22. Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £89
Number of full size products: 3 full size, 20 mini
Retail value of products: Unknown

The great thing about Kiehls is it's hard to think of someone who wouldn't love to receive a stash of their products. Male, female, old, young - this smart skincare brand is on just about everyone's wish list.

This deluxe calendar contains 23 classic products including the Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps, as well as whizzy new launches like the Vital Skin Strengthening Serum. It's also made of fully recycled paper and you can return the mini empties to any store and earn yourself some rewards.

23. Soap & Glory Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £42
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: Unknown

This advent calendar is set to be as popular the brand's beauty sets for Christmas. The hilariously named '24 Days to Roam The Foam' calendar 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. It's a brilliant option for an early Christmas present, and is one of the more affordable options of our edit.

Inside there is a huge array to play with - from the Creamy Moisture Shower Gel to Body Butters, a Daily Vitamin C Facial Wash and Exfoliating Face Brush, Radiance-Boosting Mask and PUFFY EYE ATTACK Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches, which let’s face it, most of us will need come December 26th.

24. BY TERRY Twinkle Glow Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £150
Number of full size products: Eight
Retail value of products: £380

Luxe brand BY TERRY is bringing us all a selection of their beauty favourites with this year's advent calendar. Featuring a combination of skincare and makeup bestsellers, it will tick all the boxes for any beauty fan.

Inside you'll find a number of great minis to try out some of their most popular products, as well as full-sized versions of the products that you just won't be able to get enough of. We're particularly impressed by their Lip-Expert lipsticks that come in a gorgeous red shade and a classic nude with a chic matte finish.

25. The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £150
Number of full size products: 8 full size, 17 miniatures (25 in total)
Retail value of products: £375 - save £225

One of our favourite brands, John Lewis, has unveiled their beauty advent calendar for 2020, and it’s set to fly off the shelves. With £375 worth of goodies from the likes of Shiseido, ESPA, Clarins, NARS, Liz Earle, bareMinerals and many more, the John Lewis & Partners advent calendar will make those hectic days leading up to Christmas are a little more bearable.

Some of our favourite products include the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global anti-ageing cell power crème, the much-loved Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, and the Neom Organics London Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow - perfect for unwinding at nighttime.

Read more: John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar (first look)

26. Rituals Advent Calendar - 2D and 3D

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £59.90 for 2D and £89.90 for 3D
Number of full size products: 24 miniatures
Retail value of products: £460 - save £58.60

Rituals have two beauty advent calendars for 2020 - a 2D version and a deluxe 3D calendar too. They both include 24 travel-size products, but the 3D version is something you can set up and stand up, with lights attached - almost as another Christmas decoration - while the 2D version is more similar to a normal advent calendar.

Both come beautifully wrapped and with free delivery, which is enticing in itself. It includes a unique selection of little luxuries, including four special Advent candles (Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas and to mark the beginning of this festive period a candle is lit every Sunday on the run up to the big day). As well as candles you'll find a nice selection of shower gels, body fragrance, hand washes, scrubs and creams.

27. Jo Malone Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £320
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: Unknown

Always a highly anticipated calendar, the Jo Malone Advent Calendar have now officially been unveiled! And we've been looking forward to this one. The brand's classic townhouse design can be seen on the front of the calendar, to get you excited for what is inside.

And once you open the calendar, you'll find a range of goodies - it's filled with 24 surprises, including the brand's much-loved colognes, some travel-size bath and body products and of course - no Jo Malone calendar would be complete without some of their signature candles, in miniature size.

28. Harrods Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out
RRP: £250
Number of full size products: Unknown
Retail value of products: Unknown

Housed in a beautiful festive green box decorated with snow-covered doors, the box alone will serve as a keepsake for years after the beauty pots are empty! Harrods' beauty advent calendar isn't even on sale yet, but they've confirmed that is will be packed to the rafters with twenty five miniature and full size favourites including the Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask, Murad Multi-acid peel, Slip Scunchies x 3 set, Hourglass Veil Setting powder, and the Guerlain Orchidee Cream.

It's a box of pure luxury beauty and skincare goodies, and well worth the price for some of the finest products around.

29. Molton Brown Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out
RRP: £175
Number of full size products: All 24 products are travel-size
Retail value of products: Unknown

This beauty advent calendar includes some of Molton Brown's signature fragrances in the form of scented candles, bath oils, body oils, body lotions, hand creams and shower gels - everything you need for a total pamper.

It's £175, but totally worth the splurge. Go on - treat yourself in the hectic run-up to the big day.

30. The Body Shop Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out
RRP: £50 - £130
Number of full size products: Dependent on which calendar you pick, there are three to choose from
Retail value of products: £81 - save £32, £69 - save £53, £99 - save £150!

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 £50, with products worth a whopping £81.

If you're looking to spend a little more, you'll find a £70 advent, including a full size body butter. And for the ultimate Christmas indulgence, Body Shop are selling their biggest advent calendar for £130, featuring a few full-sized items.

31. L'Occitane en Provence Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out
RRP: £53
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: £87

We always look forward to the L'Occitane Advent Calendar, and this year's is a real treat. Illustrated with a trés chic festive scene set in a Provencal market, it would look lovely on any mantelpiece and is packed with goodies.

Inside is a mixture of classic L'Occitane products such as Immortelle Precious Cream, Shea Intensive Hand Balm and Rose Hand Cream, plus new favourites like Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Cream and W&H Beauty Award winner Overnight Reset Serum.

32. Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Surprises Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £89.90
Number of full size products: All 24 are travel size
Retail value of products: £240

This relatively new brand has already garnered cult status for their chic Nordic-inspired skincare. This calendar is an absolute steal, with over £240 worth of sustainable products inside, and will be sure to go down well with skincare aficionados.

Amongst the treats within are the Nordic-C Pure Glow Cleansing Balm, Nordic Ageless Radiant Youth Pressed Serum and Invisible Illumination Instant Illuminizer.

See the full Lumene Advent Calendar review here

33. Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Sold out!
RRP: £60
Number of full size products: 24
Retail value of products: £215 - save £155

If there's one retailer we know we can rely on to bring us mega savings all year round, it's Amazon. And when the festive season hits they do especially well in helping us save money. So of course they would offer us one of the biggest savings around when it comes to beauty advent calendars.

In the calendar you will find £215 worth of premium beauty, including an Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner, the Garnier Moisture Bomb Hyaluronic Acid And Orange Juice Hydrating Brightening Eye Sheet Mask and the cult Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Definitely going in our basket!

34. Dior Advent Calendar

Specifications
Available: Now
RRP: £340
Number of full size products: All miniatures
Retail value of products: Unknown

This stunning gothic black and gold calendar comes filled with23 minis from the iconic fashion and beauty brand. Inside discover eight mini perfumes including J’adore and Miss Dior fragrances, eight Dior make-up miniatures (including primer, nail polish, Mini Dior Addict Lip Maximizer and two of Dior’s best mascaras). The seven mini skincare options include Capture Totale Cell energy serum, energy creme and YouthSerum Glow to have your skin glowing well into the New Year.