These Makeup- and Skincare-Filled Beauty Advent Calendars Make the Perfect Holiday Gift
If you grew up in a household that rang in each holiday season with an advent calendar, then you know that no holiday is complete without one. In recent years, beauty advent calendars have gained popularity as a fun spin on the tradition — instead of opening tiny doors filled with festive treats, you'll start each day with a new mini skincare or makeup product. These beauty goodies include mascaras, lip balms, nail polishes, serums, and more, and many are even available from beloved beauty brands like Kiehl's, Charlotte Tilbury, and Benefit Cosmetics.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or a beauty-obsessed friend, the calendars also make great gifts. And while it may seem early to be thinking ahead to the holidays, beauty calendars from the most popular brands tend to sell out quickly, so it's worth getting yours now. Here, we've rounded up the nine best beauty advent calendars to shop this year. Now, counting down the holidays just got way better.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar Set
This 12-piece calendar features some of Charlotte Tilbury's most iconic makeup and skin products, including the Matte Revolution Lipstick, the Magic Cream face moisturizer, and the Legendary Lashes Mascara. While most beauty advent calendars offer mini versions, this one sets itself apart by including some full-sized products. Everything is housed in a bejewelled golden chest, making this the perfect option for any beauty fanatic.
Shop now: $200; nordstrom.com
OPI Holiday Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar
Giving yourself an at-home manicure saves both time and money, and with OPI's Holiday Nail Lacquer advent calendar, the possibilities are endless. The kit includes a whopping 25 different nail polishes, and the shades range from pastels to deep reds (if you'd like to get your nails holiday-ready). The included top coat combined with OPI's fast-drying and long-lasting formulas will keep your color on for days — so you can kiss chipping goodbye.
Shop now: $70; ulta.com
The Body Shop Share the Love Advent Calendar
The holiday season will feel even more exciting with The Body Shop's festive advent calendar. Inside, you'll find 25 cruelty-free skincare goodies — from shower gels to cleansing butters — that'll help you take care of your body from head to toe. All of the items come in a towered box that could be repurposed to store jewelry and other small knick knacks.
Shop now: $119; ulta.com
12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar
The best budget-friendly option, the 12 Days of ChapStick calendar is just $14. The set consists of 12 full-sized lip balms, including limited-edition holiday flavors — like candy cane, sugar cookie, and pumpkin pie — as well as classic options like cherry and vanilla mint. What's more, ChapStick's trusted formula of honey and beeswax will keep lips moisturized and hydrated all winter long. Amazon shoppers say the calendar offers a "great seasonal variety" and "fun packaging and flavors."
Shop now: $14; amazon.com
Benefit Cosmetics The More, The Merrier Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar Set
As the name implies, the more Benefit Cosmetics we can get, the merrier. r. From the Hoola Bronzer to the They're Real Mascara to the Precisely My Brow Pencil, this set includes 12 mini versions of the brand's best-selling skincare and cosmetics. What better way to ring in the holiday season than with a makeup bag full of Benefit's most popular products?
Shop now: $65; ulta.com
Kiehl's Limited-Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
If skincare is your thing, Kiehl's special-edition holiday advent calendar should be at the top of your list. For $99 (originally a $245 value), you can give (or receive) 24 mini versions of the brand's coveted anti-aging serums, moisturizers, eye creams, cleansers, and more. Plus, Kiehl's collaborated with French artist Marylou Faure, who designed the bright and cheery packaging.
Shop now: $99; kiehls.com
L'Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar
L'Occitane's holiday advent calendar includes 24 paraben-free skincare products that range from hand creams to shower gels. The luxurious formulas use hydrating ingredients like shea butter and almond oil to tackle wrinkles and dryness, and they can be used on all skin types.
Shop now: $79; sephora.com
Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar
Whether you're a skincare fanatic or you're experimenting with a new regimen for the first time, you're going to want to add Clarins' advent calendar to your holiday wishlist. The 24-piece set includes some of the brand's skincare and makeup best-sellers, including the Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D, the Velvet Cleansing Milk, and the SOS Hydration Mask. Plus, getting a smaller version of each product means you'll pay just $120 for the goodies valued at almost $300.
Shop now: $120; clarinsusa.com
George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
With George & Viv's 24 Days of Beauty set, you'll get a curated selection of mini beauty favorites from a variety of popular brands like Mario Badescu, Sunday Riley, Youth to the People, and Peter Thomas Roth. Goodies include eye serums, collagen masks, hand creams, cleansers, and more. If you're looking to test out some new products and experiment with your skincare regimen, this advent calendar is your best bet.
Shop now: $72; anthropologie.com