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Beauty advent calendars at their best

OK we’re fully aware that it’s only September, but if we’ve learnt anything from past years it’s that in order to get your hands on any of the amazing Beauty Advent Calendars, it takes forward planning.

The thing is, you are up against all of the other beauty lovers, all dying to be one of the lucky few to be able to open up a window on December 1st to find a beauty product waiting for them.

Which is where we come in. We will be constantly updating this page ahead of the start of December with information, release dates and prices so that we can make sure this year you are more than successful in your beauty advent calendar endeavour.

Luckily we’ve started getting information on some of the fantastic offerings for 2021 and some of them are available now, so what are you waiting for?

Let’s begin…

OPI Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

OPI is no stranger to the beauty advent calendars game – every year it offer up 24 polish shades to bring you joy year round. The 2021 offering sees it celebrate #40yearsofcolor with some of its most iconic colours, fun festive glittery shades, as well as a topcoat, strengthener and base coat.

How much is it?

£69.90

When is it available?

1st October

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Calendar 3D - beauty advent calendars

This year Rituals have two calendars – one which is a really sweet 3D festive village scene and includes products like Mini Candles from the Private Collection, Foaming Shower Gel and Rêve de Hanami EDP. All of the gifts inside are worth £150.

How much is it?

£89.90

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Calendar 2D - beauty advent calendars

Ritual’s 2D calendar has similar gifts inside, which include the mini candles again, body oil and hand balm. The contents are worth £120.

How much is it?

£59.90

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Avant 12 Days of Beauty - beauty advent calendars

This is one special advent calendar. With mega skincare gifts like  Glycolic Acid Vivifying & Firming Body Treatment, Hydra Bright Collagen Eye Restoring Pads and Pro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Day Cream you face and body will thank you for the investment. The products are cruelty-free and genderless. Oh and guess what each of the products is full-sized and worth over £900.

How much is it?

£350

When is it available?

BUY NOW

BeautyPro 12 Days of Christmask Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

If you love sheet masks, you’ll love this beauty advent calendar. Featuring 12 different masks – for your face, eyes, hands and feet – that will help you glow, detox, hydrate and exfoliate.

How much is it?

£39

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Germaine De Capuccini Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Designed to look like a London Georgian townhouse, this advent calendar is home to treats such as Timexpert Lift Vector Lift Serum (which lifts, tightens and defines the facial contours), Timexpert Radiance C+ Illuminating Antioxidant Eye Contour Cream (a delicate eye cream that brightens dark circles) and Bi-Phase Make-up Removal Lotion. A must for skincare obsessives.

How much is it?

£99

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Lush Advent Calendar - Beauty advent calendars

The Lush Advent Calendar is a highlight every year. This year’s offering is presented in a reusable trunk made from 100% recycled materials. The idea is that every one of the 25 gifts can be used in the run up to the big day. If you’re a huge fan of the brand, be sure to get yours early – there are six products exclusive to the calendar.

How much is it?

£185

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Decléor Essential Oils Christmas Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Decléor is the go-to brand for essential oil-based beauty products. Whether you’re already a convert or fancy trying some out, this is an ideal gift for natural skincare lovers. It includes six full sized products, 13 travel minis and one mystery accessory.

How much is it?

£120

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Nivea Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Every year Nivea offers up an affordable advent calendar packed full of everyday pampering products that you’d be foolish to miss out on. Everything your body needs, from micellar water and shower cream, to a sleep mask and nail file. There are 16 products inside, as well as eight beauty gifts.

How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

September

Nivea Man Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

For the man in your life who loves football and needs a little self-care encouragement. This has everything he could need to keep on top of his grooming.

How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

September

Jo Loves Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

This super smart beauty advent calendar can be hung from a door or on a wall. It contains 24 sweet smelling gifts and one full-sized present on the 25th. Worth a whopping £485, this fab calendar contains some of the brand’s most iconic festival scents, including Christmas Trees, which in our opinion is the scent of the season.

How much is it?

£325

When is it available?

7th October

2021 Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

If you like the idea of being able to reuse your advent calendars, then Dr. Hauschka’s Beauty Advent Calendar is perfect for you. Each gift is individually packaged in a cotton bag that can be used for years to come. With everything from cleansing milks and moisturisers, to hand lotions to body creams, your skin and body will love this advent calendar.

How much is it?

£85

When is it available?

27th September

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

This is by far one of our favourite beauty advent calendars of the season. Space NK only stock the most covetable brands – think Augustinus Bader, Summer Fridays, Hourglass, Dr Barbara Sturm, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant and so many more. Worth £744, but yours for just under £200. If you’re a beauty obsessive that loves to keep up with the most in-demand brands then mark 18th September in your diary.

How much is it?

£199

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Feelunique 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendar

For the past six years the Feelunique Advent Calendar has sold our faster than you can say ‘Merry Christmas’. It’s no surprise really when it contains products like Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Rollerball and Huda Beauty Nude Obessesions Rich Palette. In total the whole calendar is worth more than £320, meaning you save more than £200. Nice.

How much is it?

£119

When is it available?

BUY NOW

No.25 Elemis London Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Elemis never fail to disappoint. What’s better than one beauty advent calendar? Three beauty advent calendars. Housed in three reusable tins, you’ll find some of the brand’s most iconic and bestselling products. From its Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask and Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser, there’s something for everyone.

How much is it?

£175

When is it available?

September

The Body Shop Share The Joy Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

The great thing about The Body Shop’s Beauty Advent Calendar offerings is that there’s one for every budget. But that doesn’t mean that if you opt for the more purse-friendly option, you’ll be out of pocket on products. We love this one because of it’s huge array of dreamy body products – shower gels, body butters, lip balms, you name it.

How much is it?

£55

When is it available?

BUY NOW

The Body Shop Share The Love Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

If you want to show someone that you love them, this is the calendar for that gesture. It has everything for head-to-toe pampering. Spoil the person you love with products like theVitamin E Face Wash, Vitamin C Sheet Mask, Shea Shampoo, Pink Grapefruit Bubble Bath and Avocado Body Butter.

How much is it?

£80

When is it available?

BUY NOW

The Body Shop Share The Love & Joy Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

The Love & Joy Ultimate Advent Calendar is for those who want more, more, more. With full-sized products aplenty, you won’t be disappointed with The Body Shop’s Ultimate Advent Calendar.

How much is it?

£140

When is it available?

BUY NOW

No7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

There’s very little that we can tell you about the No7 beauty advent calendar at this stage, because it’s all being kept secret until end of October. However, what we can promise you is that if years gone by are anything to go by the contents (worth £184) are going to be worth the wait. Our advice? Sign up to the waiting list now, as you get 24 hours early access.

How much is it?

£47

When is it available?

26th October – JOIN WAITING LIST NOW

Benefit The MORE The Merrier Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

There’s a reason why Benefit continues to top the bestselling make-up lists – its brow products and mascaras are iconic. Each one of the 12 Christmas Gifts will up your make-up game.

How much is it?

£58.50

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Lookfantastic 2021 Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

This whopper of a beauty advent calendar is worth over £414 and costs well under £100. That, my friends, is a beauty bargain. You won’t believe the daily products on offer – Kate Somerville Cleanser, the best blusher (fact) Nars Orgasm and Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash. And that’s just three of 25. 100% worth it.

How much is it?

£85

When is it available?

1st October – PRE-ORDER

Glossybox 2021 'Surprise Me' Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

There are a whopping 15 full-sized products and 10 deluxe-sized minis encased in this calendar. Together they’re worth £465. If you love Elemis, PIXI, Sarah Chapman and Huda Beauty, click buy now.

How much is it?

£85

When is it available?

24th September

ESPA Hidden Treasures Luxury Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Lasts year’s ESPA beauty advent calendar sold out in three weeks. This year it’s upped the value of the products by £159 to £389 so imagine how quickly it will sell out this year. You won’t want to wait around.

How much is it?

£160

When is it available?

1st October

ASOS Face + Body is the go-to destination for up and coming beauty brands, industry heroes and bestselling cult products. And they’re all inside its 2021 beauty advent calendar. Allow us to whet your appetite: Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and Olaplex.

How much is it?

£75

When is it available?

BUY NOW

ASOS Grooming 12 Day Calendar - beauty advent calendars

If there’s a man in your life whose grooming routine needs a spot of improvement, then the ASOS Grooming advent calendar will do just that. Of course there’s the expect shaving product, but it’s the face masks, cleansers and serum that will take your chap from zero to hero.

How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Dr Barbara Sturm 2021 Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

This is one fabulous advent calendar. Dr Barbara Sturm delivers the gift of excellent skincare every single day in the month of December. From her famous hyaluronic acid ampoules and hydrating lip balm, to the blemish-busting clarifying mask and the standout Vitamin C serum. You can do no wrong with this.

How much is it?

£405

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics 12-Day Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

This is a super exciting beauty advent calendar, because it’s the first time Bobbi Brown has ever done one. We’ve waited patiently for it and 2021 is the year that it has finally happened.  We can now get excited about opening up a window to its iconic shimmer brick or our favourite Smokey Eye Mascara.

How much is it?

£125

When is it available?

5th October

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar- beauty advent calendars

Oh my goodness, it’s the one you’ve all been waiting for. The Jo Malone London advent calendar is here. And this year there’s one big difference – it now includes a 30ml Cologne. If that doesn’t sounds incredible, we don’t know what does.

How much is it?

£325

When is it available?

30th September – SIGN UP NOW

Next Beauty Luxury Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

All of your favourite beauty products in travel, deluxe and full-sized. It has everything from Elizabeth Arden’s Retinol Ceramide Capsules to Philip Kingsley’s hair transforming Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment.

How much is it?

£69

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 - beauty advent calendar

The industry’s most popular and well-loved beauty advent calendar is back. This year the products are just as incredible – Le Labo, Olaplex, Votary, Augustinus Bader – only this year, hidden in one calendar is a golden ticket that offers one lucky person £5,000 to be spent at Liberty. In the past it’s sold out too quickly, but this year there will be 38% more available to buy.

How much is it?

£225

When is it available?

6th October

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

L’Occitane’s Classic Advent Calendar is filled with brand favourites from its Verbena and Almond collections. A lovely gift for someone who needs cheering.

How much is it?

£55

When is it available?

BUY NOW

L'Occitane Luxury Calendar - beauty advent calendars

A step up from the Classic, the L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar features classic products, as well as new favourites. The brand, that has sustainability at its core, encourages you to reuse the box after as a small, but pretty, storage unit.

How much is it?

£99

When is it available?

BUY NOW

L'Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Illustrated by the hugely talented Kitty McCall, L’Occitane’s Resuable Advent Calendar is absolutely beautiful. It’s the brand’s second year creating a special gift that can be used for years and years to come. Genius.

How much is it?

£160

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Penhaligons A Fragrant Countdown - beauty advent calendars

Now this is special. You don’t often find a fragrance-only beauty advent calendar. The best thing about Penhaligons scents is that we would bet good money that no one you know will have the same fragrance as you. So different are they, that each day will be a complete olfactory discovery.

How much is it?

£375

When is it available?

2nd November

BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS: Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

After selling out in just three weeks last year, Holland & Barrett’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is back and better than ever. Worth over £170 and brimming with natural beauty treats from brands like UpCircle, Q+A, Weleda, REN, this one’s for all you skincare buffs out there. You’re welcome.

How much is it?

£45

When is it available?

SOLD OUT

beauty advent calendars: Kiehl's Advent Calendar

The Kiehl’s Advent Calendar is the mothership of all skincare beauty advent calendars, which is why we look forward to it every year without fail. This year, we’d even go as far as saying it’s their best yet – not least because it’s fully recyclable, made with PCR paper and zero plastics. Expect 24 customer favourites (yes, that includes Midnight Recovery Concentrate) in the prettiest box you ever did see.

How much is it?

£99

When is it available?

22nd September

advent calendars: soap & glory

Roll up, roll up: the Soap & Glory 2021 calendar has been announced, and boy does it look like a good ‘un. Scrub, buff and nourish your way to top to toe festive beauty with this one. Containing one of the brand’s beloved treats for every single day of December, keep it for yourself, or divide its contents up as stocking fillers.

How much is it?

£42

When is it available?

BUY NOW

beauty advent calendars: Freedm Street Christmas Express Advent Calendar

All we want for Christmas is a more ethical and responsible beauty industry, so this beautiful calendar from Freedm Street is naturally top of our wish list. Not only is it packed with luxe treats from the likes of UpCircle and Lani, but it also includes three good deed doors dedicated to charities including Humane Society International, Food For Life Global and Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary, which will each receive a donation for every calendar sold.

How much is it?

£185

When is it available?

20th September 7pm

12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

Hello, Liz Earle beauty advent calendars. How we’ve missed you. In this year’s 12 Days pick from Liz Earle, we’re getting 12 (naturally) of the brand’s old faithful skincare treats – from the iconic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, to the dreamy Instant Boost Skin Tonic. Complete, of course, with those incomparably soft muslin cloths.

How much is it?

£60

When is it available?

October

beauty advent calendars: Origins

Origins have kept pretty quiet on their 2021 Advent Calendar so far (hence the vague picture), but if last year is anything to go by, it’ll be incredible. Expect your favourite GinZing™ and Plantscription treats, plus much more. If any of this year’s beauty advent calendars are worth signing up early for, it’s this one.

How much is it?

TBA

When is it available?

Coming soon – SIGN UP HERE

beauty advent calendars: susanne kaufmann

No luxury beauty brand does beauty advent calendars chicer than Susanne Kaufmann – fact. The queen of natural beauty’s calendar tops our Christmas wish list every year without fail, and this year is set to be no different. While we don’t yet know exactly what’s inside, last year’s calendar included our all time SF faves, including the Eye Rescue Stick, Glow Mask, and Mineral Body Lotion.

How much is it?

£383

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Cult Beauty 2021 Advent Calendar

Worth an almost laughable £960, this year’s Cult Beauty offering exceeded our expectations and then some. Brimming with some of Cult Beauty’s very best beauty buys – from make-up to skincare, vitamins to luxury candles – it rings in at just £215. Which, when you consider the number of products you’re getting in return (we’re talking tens of full-size luxury beauty favourites here) then we’d be idiots not to.

How much is it?

£215

When is it available?

BUY NOW

TO’s 12 Day Journey of Calm Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

December can be an incredibly stressful time. If parties, Christmas shopping and visits from distant relatives send you into a spin it might be time to invest in some CBD oil products. Or better yet, a CBD calendar for daily doses of calm.

How much is it?

£299

When is it available?

Coming soon

Yankee Candle Advent Book - beauty advent calendars

There is no better way to prepare yourself for the festive period than to fill your home with beautifully scented candles. Thankfully, every day of December this candle delivers just that. It includes Twinkling Lights, Christmas Eve Cocoa and Candlelit Cabin fragrances.

How much is it?

£34.99

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Yankee Candle Advent Wreath - beauty advent calendars

Behind each window is a Yankee Candle Tea Light Candle. Try to resist burning them until the 25th December and then use them to line your festive table for your Christmas lunch.

How much is it?

£24.99

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Cohorted 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar - beauty advent calendars

How would you like to open up a window in December to a Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Serum? Or a Laura Mercier Rouge Essential Lipstick? You’d feel quite good about it right? You can with this fabulous advent calendar.

How much is it?

£98

When is it available?

BUY NOW

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month - beauty advent calendars

Enjoy a fresh manicure every other week for the whole of 2022. It includes classic reds and nudes, as well as fun and playful shades.

How much is it?

£59

When is it available?

BUY NOW

The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar 2021 - beauty advent calendars

This is a standout calendar. For under £100, you get mini fragrances of Burberry Blush, Versace Dylan and Calvin Klein One. Share it with your partner – there are men’s and women’s scents inside.

How much is it?

£99

When is it available?

BUY NOW

48. Acqua di Parma x Emilio Pucci Advent Calendar

Acqua di Parma x Emilio Pucci Advent Calendar for Save the Children - beauty advent calendars

Housed in the brand’s iconic hat box, this advent calendar has been designed by Emilio Pucci. You’ll find fragrances, Peonia Nobile Luxury Hand Cream, Arancia di Capri Body Lotion and Magnolia Nobile Hair Mist. This is pure luxury and you definitely, 100% deserve it.

How much is it?

£450

When is it available?

21st September

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 - beauty advent calendars

If you’ve missed walking through the John Lewis Beauty Hall over the past 18 months then this will give you a little flavour of what you’ve missed. Packed full of some of the industry’s best brands. From Charlotte Tilbury, Estée Lauder and Sunday Riley.

How much is it?

£159

When is it available?

4th October – SIGN UP NOW

24 Days of Clinique - beauty advent calendars

Get your hands on some of Clinique’s best skincare, make-up and fragrance products. Including a full skincare regime.

How much is it?

£95

When is it available?

BUY NOW

There’s no doubt December will be a beauty-packed month with these incredible beauty advent calendars on the scene.

We can’t wait!

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