From the eco-conscious calendar to the ultimate in luxury these are the best Christmas beauty advent calendars coming out this year and you’re going to need to be quick to snap them up.

December is almost among us but there's still time to grab yourself (or someone else) a Christmas beauty advent calendar. There’s a surprisingly big range still available on Amazon including ones from Rituals, Jurlique and Elf - and if you have a next day delivery Prime subscription, you’ll be able open that first door on 1 December.

This year, even more brands have curated beauty advent calendars so there really is something for every beauty taste and budget. There are mixed brand beauty calendars as well as individual brands, those for the nail lovers, for the makeup obsessives or the skincare addicts. We’ve taken into consideration their overall worth versus their retail cost, any added bonuses such as eco-initiatives as well as any charity pairings to make the idea of splashing out on something that seems quite frivolous, feel more like a positive purchase. Here is our pick of the best.

Best beauty advent calendars 2022

The beauty advent calendar for the Zara obsessive: Zara Beauty 2022 Advent Calendar

Price: £159
Value: n/a
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: From fragranced hand and body creams, nail varnishes, eyeliners, liquid eyeshadows and blusher there are also some dazzling jewel stickers that you could adorn your eyes, nails or body with. There are also some handy makeup tools in the form of an eyelash curler, foundation brush and makeup sponge.
Why you should buy it: This is everything you need to totally revamp your makeup bag in 2023 in one hit. Zara makeup products are exceptionally well made, the pigment payoff is excellent and they’ve curated this calendar to contain shades that work for every skin tone.

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The anniversary beauty advent calendar: Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Price: £65
Value: £125
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 24
What’s inside: To celebrate Ciaté London’s ten-year anniversary they have released this advent calendar containing 23 mini-sized polishes and one full-sized polish in the brand’s most-loved nail polish shades from the last ten years. But as a nod to where the world is now compared to a decade ago they have all been reformulated to contain 80 per cent naturally-derived ingredients.
Why you should buy it: If 2023 is the year when your regular professional gel manicures are going to be cut back on then this is a great way to stock up on some brilliant shades in one go. We also think if you live in a household of nail polish wearers then you could buy this all together and takes turns on opening a window every day.

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The beauty advent calendar under £20: Avon 12-Day Beauty Advent Calendar

Price: £19.50
Value: £60
Available to buy: buy it now
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: This contains 11 of Avon’s best-selling full-sized products including a classic red lipstick, eyeliner, nail polish, hand cream and mascara as well as a mini-sized of their brilliant serum, Renewal Power Serum.
Why you should buy it: This is a great bargain buy of a beauty advent calendar that won’t leave you will loads of products left that you’re not going to use unlike some of the bigger, and pricier, calendars. You’ll have to be quick to bag one though as at time of writing this there were only a few left.

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The ultimate spa skincare beauty advent calendar: Elemis Skin Wellness Advent Calendar

Price: 180
Value: £421
Available to buy: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Jam-packed with all of Elemis’ best-selling and cult products, there’s not a day you will be disappointed with. From a full-size (yes full-size) Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, their Superfood Facial Oil, the iconic Papaya Enzyme Peel and the gorgeous Frangipani Monoi Body Cream, this is a great value-for-money calendar.
Why you should buy it: If you are an Elemis fan, and who isn’t, then you are going to love every product hidden inside. Plus everything comes housed in a gorgeously designed Christmas-printed box that you could save and reuse next year.

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The supermarket beauty advent calendar: Sephora 

Price: £139
Value: over £700
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: With 34 products in total, this is one jam-packed advent calendar from Sephora UK. And they’re definitely out to impress with their first ever calendar because inside are 17 full-sized products including brands such as Huda Beauty, Omorovicza, Living Proog, Sam McKnight and Molton Brown. You’ll also find a Nars blusher, Mugler Angel perfume and a gorgeous Neom scented candle.
Why you should buy it: As well as all the goodies behind the windows three lucky customers will find a golden ticket hidden in one of the drawers up to the value of £1,000 from a favourite Sephora brand.

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The skincare advent calendar: Liz Earle

Price: £65
Value: £164.67
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: A comprehensive line-up of the brand’s most popular products including Cleanse & Polish, Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion and Superskin Superlip Balm. Four of the twelve products are full-size and the rest are smaller versions that will see you through to 2022.
Why you should buy it: If you are a Liz Earle addict then surely this is the best pressie you can either gift yourself or have someone else get for you? It’s everything you’re going to need skincare-wise for quite a while and the combination of full size and minis make it very good value.

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The beauty addict beauty advent calendar: Lookfantastic.com 

Price: £95
Value: £500 plus
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: An amazing combination of all kinds of brands. From a skincare perspective you’ve got Drunk Elephant, Rodial, Emma Hardie, Zelens and a Disciple gua sha. Your hair will get sorted with goodies from Philip Kingsley, Christophe Robin and Sachajuan. And you can even scent your home with a reed diffuser from Rituals and female bust candles from Demi Candle.
Why you should buy it: This is the advent calendar for beauty addicts as it ticks so many boxes and you get so much for your money.

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The makeup advent calendar: Benefit Sincerely Yours, Benefit

Price: £59.50
Value: £134.32
Available from: it’s available to purchase now online
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: A combination of 12 full-size and pocket-friendly minis of Benefit’s best-selling products such as Hoola bronzer, They’re Real mascara and Porefessional primers.
Why you should buy it: If Benefit is your go-to makeup brand then it’s an absolute no-brainer or better yet you could buy this with your BFF and share the days to make it even more of an economical purchase.

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The perfume advent calendar: Liberty London 12 Days of Fragrance Calendar

Price: was £275 now £220
Value: over £600
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: This gorgeous box contains 17 fragrance products, including some of the most sought-after brands including Byredo, Diptyque, Escentric Molecules and Kilian Paris. Alongside the 15 EDPs, this advent calendar also includes a chic Hera candle by Liberty and a Diptyque solid perfume in Philosykos - a firm favourite amongst the GTG team.
Why you should buy it: Fragrance is one of the hardest gifts to buy for your loved ones but this makes for the perfect gift to find one, two or more that they really love - so you can work out which full-sized perfume to buy them next Christmas!

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The conscious beauty advent calendar: Lush

Price: £185
Value: n/a as it includes products that aren't usually for sale
Available from: online from 25th August (subscribers to the Lush newsletter will get a 24hr head start) and instore from 21st September
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Bath bombs galore, bubble bars, shower gels, shower scrubs and perfume. It’s like having a Lush shop from the comfort of your home.
Why you should buy it: As you would expect from Lush all the products are vegan and the outer packaging is fully recyclable, although we predict most Lush fans will be reusing the limited edition box that has been designed by ARTHOUSE Limited, a charity that presents the artistic talents of adults living with euro-diverse and physical disabilities. Included in the 25 products are 2 retro products that were released on the previous Christmas’ (spoiler alert: it’s a gingerbread house bubble bar and Christmas party bath bomb) and 2 completely exclusive products (second spoiler alert it’s an ice rainbow bubble bar and a Christmas eve soap).

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The self-care beauty advent calendar: Rituals 2D Advent Calendar

Price: £74.50
Value: £140
Available from: 5th September online and 19th September in-store
Number of days: 24
What’s inside: A range of products from the different Rituals ranges that revive, purify, enhance your sleep and boost your mood. The types of products include shampoo, conditioner, face masks, shower foam, body oils, body creams, an exfoliating glove as well as four votive candles.
Why you should buy it: This is the ultimate way to ensure you dedicate some time to yourself during what can be quite a busy, hectic and stressful period. Each day you will get a moment to treat your body and your mind and who doesn’t want that just before Christmas?

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The reusable beauty advent calendar: L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

Price: £165
Value: £235.50
Available from: 5th September online but you can set up an alert via L’Occitane’s website to notify you when it goes live
Number of days: 24 What’s inside: It comes filled with 24 of L’Occitane’s most iconic products including Imortelle Divine Cream and Overnight Reset Serum. If you were lucky enough to have got the reusable calendar from last year they are also selling a set of 24 products to refill it with this year that costs £120 but is worth £197.50.
Why you should buy it: Have you looked at it?! This is a thing of utter Christmas joy and is the sort of thing you can bring out every December either for yourself or fill up with presents for your family.

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The charity initiative beauty advent calendar: Cult Beauty

Price: £235
Value: £1000
Available from: buy it now
What’s inside: This calendar is a veritable showcase of all the amazing brands that make Cult Beauty cult. There are brands like Augustinus Bader, 111SKIN, Youth To The People and The Inkey List. In total there are 37 products, with 6 to open on Christmas Day and 13 of them are full size.
Why you should buy it: As well as the amazing products, Cult Beauty is offering all kinds of goodies alongside their calendar. Hidden inside three of the calendars will be golden tickets that gift the lucky winner £1000 to spend at Cult Beauty. And from the more altruistic angle, Cult Beauty wanted to give back to others and the planet. They are donating over £75,000 from the sales of the advent calendar to Mental Health UK to help support people who find the festive period a particularly difficult time and they have also teamed up with more:trees who will plant one tree for every advent calendar sold. So you get a major beauty hit and your purchase will help put some empathy and goodness back into the world.

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The bath and body beauty advent calendar: Soap & Glory 24 Days to Treat Yule-Self

Price: £45
Value: £80.05
Available from: stock coming soon
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Everything from 50ml sized body butters, and 75ml body washes to dry shampoo, rollerball perfume and a silk scrunchie in Soap & Glory colours.
Why you should buy it: Every treat works out at less than £2 each which is cheaper than buying yourself a fancy coffee every day and may just be exactly what you need to start the first 25 days of December off right.

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The iconic beauty advent calendar: Jo Malone London

Price: £350
Value: n/a because it contains exclusive products that won't go on sale
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Inside the elegant cream box which is based on the design of a jewellery box - and we think you could reuse for exactly that purpose - you will find 25 of the brand’s most iconic scents, candles as well as Christmas decorations (we’re not even going to tell you how gorgeous the snow globe is) that you can reuse year after year.
Why you should buy it: This is the single brand advent calendar that is the most sought-after year after year. Perhaps because the products will keep you going well into the following year, perhaps because it looks so darn good or maybe just because if you’re going to splash out on a beauty advent calendar then why not go all out? Whatever the reason it sells out every year so if you want to get your hands on one then make sure you signup as quickly as you can.

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The ultimate luxury advent calendar: Diptyque

Price: £370
Value: n/a as it includes products that aren't usually for sale
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Filled with 12 of the brand’s votive size candles, two of which are limited edition holiday scents, as well as 8 bottles of fragrances and two skincare products.
Why you should buy it: This is for the person who already has everything and probably the budget to spare and what an amazing thing to get.

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The Beauty Editor curated beauty advent calendar: Sunday Times x Latest in Beauty

Price: £199
Value: £810
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Put together by The Sunday Times’ Beauty Editor, Sarah Jossel this is her pick of some of her favourite products and there are a staggering 21 full-size products inside including Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil and Olaplex No.3 but the stand-out window has to be a full-size candle from cult candle brand Boy Smells.
Why you should buy it: These are the best of the best products out there that you won’t find in other calendars. They’re problem solvers and skin solutions with a little bit of beauty joy in the mix.

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The nail polish beauty advent calendar: OPI mini Advent Calendar

Price: £79.90
Value: n/a
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: There are 25 mini-sized polishes that range from new jewel-toned Christmas colours, to iconic shades such as Big Apple Red and Lincoln Park After Dark as well as a speedy drying top coat, base coat and nail treatment.
Why you should buy it: This is the perfect calendar for anyone who is obsessed with doing their nails or getting their nails done. It will stock you up for the whole of 2023.

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The complete makeup look beauty advent calendar: Bobbi Brown

Price: £135
Value: £200
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: Bobbi Brown is all about creating the perfect, natural and flawless makeup look and all the products inside this calendar are targeted for just that. There is a cleansing oil, moisture balm and eye cream, primer, shimmer brick, lip colour, mascara and more. The only thing you’ll need to add is your foundation.
Why you should buy it: Essentially all the hard work has been done for you with this beauty advent calendar edit. Every day on opening the window you can pop the product straight into your makeup bag and we promise you’ll use it every day.

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The philanthropic beauty advent calendar: The Body Shop Box Of Wishes

Price: £55
Value: £85
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 24
What’s inside: It includes best-selling face masks, body butters as well as beauty tools.
Why you should buy it: Not only is it a fabulous advent calendar but each one (there are three in total) focuses on one of The Body Shop’s Fair Trade partners. Not only that but The Body Shop is donating a minimum of £500,000 to organisations across the world to help support young people. You can also use the outer box as a storage box or you can go to the brand’s website where they have got lots of ideas on how to up-cycle the packaging so that nothing goes to waste.

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The supermarket beauty advent calendar: Marks & Spencer Beauty

Price: £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home and beauty
Value: £300
Available from: due to high demand, this is only available instore
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: A gorgeous edit of the skincare, body, hair and makeup brands that are stocked in M&S. In the mix there’s an Origins cleanser, This Works moisturiser, L’Occitane hand cream, Clinique mascara, Nails Inc. polish and Living Proof dry shampoo.
Why you should buy it: If you’re already in M&S stocking up on food bits or new bras then this is a bit of a bargain to treat yourself to along with your other purchases. And of course we have to say, this is no ordinary beauty advent calendar this is a….you know the rest!

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The high-end luxe beauty advent calendar: Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar

Price: £260
Value: £1,011
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: An amazing mixture of full-sized products such as Augustinus Bader The Face Oil, Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick, Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax rollerball, Dr Barbara Sturm The Good C serum and Aurelia Conditioning Eye & Lash Cleanser as well as many others. And then mini, but substantial, sized Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum. Why you should buy it: Whilst it’s a big initial outlay, this is probably the best value-for-money beauty advent calendar we’ve seen so far with 14 full-sized products. If you can afford it, buy it because we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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The beauty guru advent calendar: Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Diamond of Beauty Stars Advent Calendar

Price: £150
Value: Saving over £100
Available from: buy it now
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: Everything you need to create the perfect makeup. From Charlotte’s award-winning skincare products such as her Magic Cream and Magic Serum Crystal Elixir to classic makeup products such as her Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara, Rock ’n’ Kohl lip liner and Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil.
Why you should buy it: Whilst there aren’t as many windows with this beauty advent calendar compared to others, you are getting to try out some iconic products at a fraction of what they would cost. Plus it comes in a gorgeously decadent chest of drawers that you will look fabulous on any dressing table.

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