One of your favorite childhood holiday traditions now caters to the beauty-obsessed. While advent calendars typically unveil a daily holiday-themed image or chocolate surprise in the 24 days leading up to Christmas, beauty brands like Jo Malone and The Body Shop are getting in on the holiday excitement, offering up mini versions of their top-selling products in the cutest packaging we've seen yet this year. If you’re looking to give an early (and pre-wrapped) Christmas present, or are in need of a daily indulgence yourself, here are six of our favorites.
Jo Malone The Luxury Advent Calendar (above) ($425, jomalone.com and at Jo Malone boutiques)Illustrated to mimic the Georgian townhouse in London's West End that acts as Jo Malone's global headquarters, the calendar is filled with luxurious colognes and body creams which, on top of warding off dry, winter skin, can be layered for an individual, seasonal scent.
Ciate Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar ($60, sephora.com)Ciate’s calendar is the go-to for all your nail polish needs this holiday season and beyond. In addition to providing a selection of the brand’s long-wearing hues, several doors feature treats, like Ciate's signature "caviar pearls" to deck out your manicure for the holidays, and a limited edition shade you have to wait ‘til Christmas Eve to unlock!
Benefit's Candy-Coated Countdown ($99, sephora.com)Benefit combines its bestsellers and newest launches to tackle all your beauty needs, from the classic lip and cheek stain, Benetint, to the pore-minimizing POREfessional balm.
Tarte Petite Treats 12 Days of Tarte Deluxe Collection ($37, ulta.com)This eco-friendly, cruelty-free brand is consistently selected for our yearly Best Beauty Buys, and it’s easy to see why. These effective formulas that last throughout the day, including a lash primer, blush, and self-tanner, will please any makeup-lover on your list.
L'Occitane's 13 Desserts of Provence ($68, loccitane.com)The French brand, founded in picturesque Provence, borrows from the region’s tradition of including 13 desserts on the Christmas table by offering 13 of the brand’s offerings in its calendar, from their Shea Verbena Soap (good for even the most sensitive skin) to their best-selling Almond Shower Oil.
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar ($50, thebodyshop-usa.com)This calendar has skincare covered, from the store's soaps to its signature seasonally scented lotions and shower gels.