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Best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2022

 (Jo Malone)
(Jo Malone)

You may be reading this and wonder why – in October– we are suggesting that you browse the best beauty advent calendars.

It’s simple really: these seasonal goodies have become so wildly popular that brands have taken to releasing them when the temperature is still in the mid-20s. London may be in an official drought, but as far as some of the biggest labels on the market are concerned - it is time to start thinking about Christmas.

The countdown to the big day is on and there is no better way to mark the lead up to the most magical time of the year than with a daily makeup, fragrance, candles, skin or haircare treat.

While we will never turn down the joy of a chocolate-filled option, advent calendars have become much more inventive. There is one to suit every taste, interest and recipient - from cheese and jewellery to socks and treats for your pets.

The most sought-after of all are the ones filled with beauty products behind the festive windows. The ever-growing demand for this type of advent calender means that they’ sell out fast, so don’t wait to snap up the one from your favourite brand or retailer.

Each year, they become more and more popular. At Boots, advent calendar sales increased by 20 per cent compared to the year before. One calendar sold every minute in the lead up to Christmas.

What brands have beauty advent calendars?

When it comes to choosing an advent calendar, you can be sure that your favourite beauty label will be offering some sort of Christmas-ready countdown, whether it’s the traditional 24 or 25 day iteration or a smaller offering for 12 days.

Some of the seemingly endless selection of brands on offer are Diptyque, Jo Malone or Charlotte Tilbury, which are typically some of the most covetable as well as The Body Shop, L’Occitane and Elemis. But this is only where the fun begins. You can also get multi-brand iterations from retailers like FeelUnique, LOOKFANTASTIC, Harrods, Cult Beauty, Liberty and more. The latter of which pack bestsellers from their respective virtual or IRL beauty halls with each day revealing a special surprise.

What types of products feature in advent calendars?

There are advent calendars in every category across the spectrum of beauty. There are designated beauty advent calendars for hair, skincare, candles, fragrance, makeup, nail polishes, face masks and ones that combine them. Some even feature golden tickets to win epic prices and vouchers, as good as cash.

Some beauty advent calendars are filled with full-sized versions of the products, while others include minis. The latter gives you the opportunity to sample the formulas before committing and provides travel-friendly options that will simplify the packing process. To avoid disappointment and ensure bang for your buck, pay close attention to the quantity specified on the product line-up list.

Are advent calendars worth the money?

Beauty advent calendars may be packed with miniatures, which is great for all the reasons listed above, but this can also feel deceptive. Some brands claim that the advent calendars are worth extraordinary amounts – and some truly are. However others are filled with small sizes of the products and the ‘worth’ amount would be if you purchased the bigger sizes individually. Let’s also not forget that to bulk out the days, some brands throw in other items like stickers or accessories that will just end up in landfill.

On the whole, if you are already a fan of the brand or you are looking for an official introduction, the beauty advent calendars for that specific label are a great place to start. If you want lots of great products from different brands, go for the retailer route (Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty, John Lewis etc)as they will give you the greatest mix free from brand loyalty. These also tend to hold the best value.

When will beauty advent calendars go on sale?

Many brands will be unveiling their pre-sale links as early as right now. In the next couple of months, they will start to be sold directly on the brand’s websites but each one differs. We have specified release dates per calendar below.

Shop the best advent calendars by price point below


Skin Wellness Advent Calendar: The Complete Collection

Release date: Available now

The contents of the ELEMIS advent calendar is over £400 and plays host to the pampering skincare label’s bestsellers from across its spa-level collections. Highlights include the Superfood Facial Wash, Pro Collagen Marine Cream and the Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream.

Buy now £180.00, ELEMIS

Sephora Multi Brand Advent Calendar

Did you hear? Sephora is launching in the UK and it is kicking off its British takeover with an advent calendar galore. There is not one but four of the seasonal offerings on offer filled with the brand’s own collection or a unique post-December 25 version for all the mood-boosting we need when the festivities are over.

The one that has caught our attention though is the Multi Brand Advent Calendar that contains £700 worth of products within its drawers. Be treated to 34 goodies in the lead up to the big day, 17 are full sized and come from the likes of Pai, Nursem, Elemis and Rodial.

Buy now £139.00, FeelUnique

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

If receiving one of the beautifully scented Jo Malone products each day in December seems like a pipe dream, we’re here to tell you that it can be a reality this Christmas with the brand’s advent calendar.

Within the signature cream box that is designed to resemble a jewellery box, you will find 25 fragranced treasures across the collection of colognes, candles, cremes and soaps.

The selection includes the brand’s signatures like the Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash, English Pear & Freesia 30ml cologne and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Crème as well as apt seasonal scents like the White Moss & Snowdrop Cologne and Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense. There’s also a Limited-Edition Collectible Snow Globe included.

Buy now £350.00, Jo Malone

The Carnival de La Mer Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Is there a more luxurious way to countdown to December 25 than with La Mer? The super high-end skin and makeup label is a go-to for beauty editors the world over to rejuvenate and refine complexions and with this advent calendar, you’ll receive an indulgent treat each day in the lead up to the big one. This includes the Crème de la Mer, The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum, The Renewal Oil and The Eye Concentrate - all of which is infused with the label’s trademarked Miracle Broth.

Buy now £450.00, La Mer

Kate Somerville 12 Days of Kate Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Kate Somerville is entering the advent calendar space for the first time with its 12 Days of Kate Advent Calendar.

Worth £697, the neutral hued box with gold detailing opens to reveal the label’s cult classics. The selection includes the bestsellers from the science-backed range like the ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser and KateCeuticals Total Repair Cream.

Buy now £375.00, Kate Somerville

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

The Liberty advent calendar is always one of the most popular on the market so if you’re thinking about getting your hands on one, we suggest that you act fast.

As always, the brand has stepped it up a notch for 2022 and there is now over £1,065 worth of beauty goodies within the calendar’s walls - and they’re very attractive walls may we add with the facade of the department store on the exterior and a beautiful signature Libery print inside.

You can expect 20 full-sized products (30 total) from the hallowed beauty halls including Rose Inc, Le Labo, 111SKIN, Sunday Riley, Vilhelm Parfumerie, Kate Somerville, and Larry King as well as an all new and exclusive Liberty candle.

Buy now £245.00, Liberty

24 Days of Clinique Favourites Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

In this curated edit of the bestselling Clinique products, you will find nine full size versions of the likes of the hugely hydrating Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator and Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm.

There’s also heroes like the All About Clean Cleanser and Clarifying Lotion 2 - with the total valuing over £381. Expect goodies from across the collections including skincare, makeup and fragrance.

Buy now £150.00, Selfridges

The NET-A-PORTER Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Release date: Available now

Giving its bestselling 2021 advent a run for its money, the high end online retailer is back with a calendar that’s bigger, better and packed with more beauty products than ever. The contents total £1,011 if you were to shop individually but it can be yours for £260.

There are 12 full and 13 travel-sized products where you will find goodies from some of the most sought-after labels chosen from the curated selection housed on site. A few of the many highlights include Westman Atelier, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and Tata Harper.

Buy now £260.00, NET-A-PORTER

Decléor Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Filled to the brim with the luxury French label’s essential oil-based beauty, this is a self-care treat for all the senses. There are 24 travel and deluxe minis inside from across the collection to take you from the start to the finish of your routine.

Buy now £120.00, Decléor

Perricone MD 2022 Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

End the year as you mean to go on - by nailing your skincare routine. Doctor-led label Perricone MD is treating its loyal fan base to 12 products to prep and prime the skin with potent, efficacious formulas. The collection includes the Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser, Single Cold Plasma Plus+ Concentrated Treatment Sheet Mask and High Potency Classics Face Finishing & Firming Moisturiser among others.

Buy now £180.00, lookfantastic

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Release date: Available now

The retailer is making the lead up to Christmas a very exciting prospect with its advent offering. Containing over £770 worth of products, there are 14 full sized beauty heroes from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Olaplex, Sunday Riley and more.

In total, you will find 27 goodies behind the calendar’s walls that extends to Neom, Bobbi Brown, Floral Street, OTO, Augustinus Bader and Acqua di Parma too. The combination of skin, hair, fragrance and cosmetics is up there with the best of the seasonal selection and has everything you need for a quiet evening in as well as a night on the town.

To top it all off, 10 calendars will reveal a John Lewis gift card worth £500 and the entire thing is fully recyclable or can be reused for next year.

Buy now £179.00, John Lewis

Molton Brown Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Indulge your senses in the lead up to December 25 with Molton Brown’s calendar of goodies that will put the merry in merriment. The festive red advent is embellished with a gold foiled winter wreath that gives a clue as to the excitement within. There are 24 heroes from across the range with eau de parfum, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and baubles - all of which are filled with the beloved aromas.

Buy now £195.00, Molton Brown

Rahua Advent Calendar

Release date: October

If you’re not yet familiar with Rahua, let this Christmas offering be your official introduction. The brand sources its ingredients from the rainforest and as such all are natural and plant-powered, while reamining luxe. For the 12 days until the big one, this advent calendar will reveal the fan-favourite products destined to bring health and shine to your locks during the winter period. Highlights include the Hydration Hair Mask, Enchanted Island Shampoo and Conditioner and the new Scalp & Skin Toner so your complexion can too maximise the goodness of the Amazon.

Buy now £180.00, lookfantastic

Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars

Release date: Available now

For the beauty buff, there are few things as exciting as opening this advent calendar each day in the lead up to December 25 and revealing one of the hero products from Charlotte Tilbury’s cult collection.

Housed in a jewel-adorned drawer that can be reused for the likes of jewellery, it opens to reveal full-sized versions of the brand’s Wonder Glow, Pillow Talk lipstick, Magic Lip Oil, Beauty Light Want and Colour Chameleon in the universally-flattering Golden Quartz hue.

There are also travel-ready minis of the Magic Cream, Airbrush Setting Spray, Magic Serum, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara, Rock n Kohl and Lip Cheat.

Buy now £150.00, Charlotte Tilbury

OTO Rituals Calendar

Release date: Available now

This advent offering from OTO takes a different approach to the lead up to Christmas. The calendar is encouraging you to savour a moment of self-care each day with the collection of beauty and wellness gifts from the CBD experts.

Valued at £599, the selection includes skincare goodies like the 7 Day Glow Treatment, Cleansing Jam Exfoliator, Replenshing Day Cream and Revitalising Serum as well as welcomed tools like a Gua Sha and silk hair band.

Buy now £299.00, OTO

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

With three years of consecutive sold-out calendars behind it, expectations are always high for the Cult Beauty offering and 2022 is bigger, better and more jam-packed than ever.

The total contents are valued at over £1000 and yet it will just cost you just £235 of your hard-earned cash. There are 37 products hidden - 13 of which are full-sized - behind its walls from the likes of Augustinus Bader, 111SKIN, Drunk Elephant and Color WOW.

On the big day - if you can hold out that long - you will be treated to six beauty heroes to ensure that it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Products to look out for include a full size of the Biossance Squalane and Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum, full size of the FARMACY Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturiser and the MALIN+GOETZ Dark Rum Perfume Oil.

Three lucky recipients will find one of Cult Beauty’s Golden Tickets where you will be treated to a £1,000 voucher for the most epic beauty haul possible.

The retailer is also donating £75,000 from calendar sales to Mental Health UK and is planting one tree for every one told with (more:trees).

Buy now £235.00, Cult Beauty

Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Brimming with ransack appeal, this is one of the most epic curations of Acqua di Parma products to date.

Housed in a hugely attractive marbled exterior inspired by a traditional hatbox and in joy-giving hues of yellow and gold, it plays host to 25 fragrance favourites from the house.

Expect the likes of the Colonie, Blu Mediterraneo and the Signatures of the Sun fragrances. There is also the new Magia del Camino and Bosco 28gr and 70gr scented candles

Buy now £450.00, Selfridges

Jo Loves Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

From the Jo Malone founder comes the always eagerly anticipated Jo Loves advent that is one of the most expansive fragrance offerings on the market. The limited-edition calendar is designed like a house of cards and can work as a makeshift Christmas tree if you’re looking to forgo the heavy pine clear up. It comes in the brand’s seasonally-apt hues of red with gold detailing.

There are six full-sized products in the 25-strong offering including the Orange Butterflies Fragrance Paintbrush and Seville Orange & Neroli Hand Sanitiser & Hand Lotion. You’ll also find four candles, a fragrance voucher and two new scents; Golden Garden Fragrance and Smoked Plum & Leather Fragrance.

Buy now £325.00, Jo Loves

The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Perhaps the chicest addition to any festive shelf, The White Company’s all white calendar is for those partial to a pared back Christmas aesthetic.

Whether you’re last minute shopping or suffering from a work-Christmas-party-hangover, this calendar is packed full of deliciously scented candles, body washes, and lotions that will let you soak away the stress in the tub. On Christmas day you’ll be wafting notes of sea salt, lime and bay, and cedarwood for the whole family to enjoy.

Buy now £175.00, The White Company

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar for 2022

Release date: Available now

The retailer has packed away over £700 worth of beauty must-haves within its calendar’s walls. From skincare and makeup, to fragrance and body care, it is brimming with items that will have you prep, primed and pamped for the party season and beyond.

Expect the likes of Verso, NARS, Oskia, Dr Barbara Sturm, Bobbi Brown, and Charlotte Tilbury to name but a few of the 25 treats enclosed inside.

The calendar is inspired by the circus and Fenwick has leant on 2022 Artist in Residence, Andy Singleton to ensure that this is a collectable item that you will be sure to treasure.

Buy now £195.00, Fenwick

Diptyque Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Release date: October 12

The Diptyque advent calendar takes inspiration from the magic of stars with a phosphorescent Milky Way design that you’ll want to reuse year after year.

Each day spotlights a new constellation with the French perfume house’s signature typography and revealing fragrance within. This takes on many different forms, from the candles to the eau de parfums. For the first year ever, there are even three limited-edition seasonal scents; a small Pine Tree (Sapin) candle and miniature Snow (Neige) and Spark (Étincelles) candles.

Buy now £370.00, Diptyque

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

There are hero products aplenty filling Selfridges’ highly sought-after calendar. Within its pink-hued walls, you’ll find mini variations of goodies like the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid, 111SKIN Vitamin C Booster and Pat McGrath Divine Rose Blush.

It doesn’t stop there, there’s also Le Labo, r.e.m beauty, Olaplex, Milk, Dr Barbara Sturm, Augustinus Bader, Westman Atelier, Kate Somerville and many more with the contents valuing over £800.

Buy now £210.00, Selfridges

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Release date: Available now

The definition of holiday cheer, Space NK always knocks it out the park with its advent and this year is no different. The retailer provides the perfect opportunity for you to try a mix of its bestsellers from hyped about labels to decide if they’re right for you before committing your hard earned cash.

There is an epic 14 full-sized products included within the selection of 25 goodies from the likes of Rare Beauty, JVN, Rose Inc, Summer Fridays, Necessaire, Augustinus Bader and Tatcha.

Highlights include the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (£13), Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector (£28), Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (£31), Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick (£26), Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF 50+ (£34), Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour (£26) and even a mini candle from Jo Loves meaning you get your money back and then some.

Buy now £215.00, Space NK

2022 MAC Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

It is always one of the most sought-after calendars of the season and for 2022, the MAC advent does not disappoint. One of the best value offerings, it contains 16 full-sized products as well as eight minis and packs fan-favourites like the Matte Lipstick within its doors. You’ll also find the newly launched M·A·Cstack mascara. The brand values the contents at over £400.

Buy now £165.00, MAC

SUSANNE KAUFMANN 2022 Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Expect nothing short of luxury from skincare label SUSANNE KAUFMANN. The brand has paid the closest attention to detail for every part of its beauty advent calendar in line with the brand’s MO: “ natural and effective skincare without compromise”. For that reason, the exterior is crafted from recycled and recyclable card, free from plastics and glue and each of the formulas can be found in a recyclable glass bottle. Products are all sourced locally in Austria and Germany.

Within the calendar, you will find four full-sized versions of the Eye Rescue Serum (RRP £85), Nutrient Serum (RRP £110), Lip Balm (RRP £15) and Rejuvenating Eye Cream (RRP £55) as well as minis of hero products like the Bath for the Senses. The full-sized total £265 if you were to buy them seperately and with 20 more minis, this seems good value.

The calendar is a truly pampering treat and a conscious self-gift idea.

Buy now £380.00, John Lewis

ESPA Wellness Advent Calendar 2022

Release date: Available now

Unwrap a pampering wellness treat each day this Christmas with ESPA that will make the perfect pre-December 25 gift for someone special. The advent calendar contains 24 luxuries within, combining full, deluxe and mini sizes. The contents are designed to take you on a journey through each step in your routine. You begin with day - everything you need to get your ready and rearing to go, and close out on night - relaxing scents and textures to encourage a sound, peaceful slumber. Each product gives the at-home spa experience.

Highlights include the Active Nutrients Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser 50ml (RRP £32 for 100ml), the Fitness Bath Salts 55g (RRP £33 for 180g), the Winter Spice Votive Candle – 70g (£10), Nourishing Lip Treatment (RRP £21), Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel (RRP £42) and Positivity Pulse Point Oil (RRP £23).

Buy now £160.00, ESPA

L’OCCITANE Advent Calendars; Reusable (£160), Premium (£99) and Classic (£55)

Release date: Available now

No matter your price point, you can get in on the beauty advent calendar action with L’OCCITANE. The luxury French label has not one but three calendars including a reusable design.

This calendar is crafted from recycled cotton and lasts far beyond one Christmas season. You can continue to refill it year after year but on first purchase, it is filled with the label’s signature and bestselling products, which includes the Immortelle Divine Cream and Overnight Reset Serum. If you purchased the reusable calendar last year, or are looking ahead to next, the brand offers a refill with an edit of 24 products to pop into the pockets.

The Premium Calendar packs the beautifully-scented Provençal treats within the drawers, while the Classic (which is plastic-free, and made from reyclable cardboard derived from sustainable forests) is brimming with travel-sized products from across the Almond, Verbena and Shea Butter collection. The latter is adorned with beautiful illustrations.

Buy now £55.00, L’OCCITANE

YSL Beauty Luxury Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

For an extra special way to countdown to Christmas, YSL Beauty is on hand and has selected 24 mini gifts for the ultimate indulgence in the lead up to the big day. There are four full-sized products as well as 19 travel-ready minis where each unwraps with a squeal of excitement.

Buy now £220.00, Selfridges

FLANNELS Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Multi-brand retailer FLANNELS launched its beauty hall last year and so it seems only natural that it has now ventured into the beauty advent calendar space with this debut iteration.

The Christmas offering is true to the retailer’s form and contains covetable luxury goodies from the likes of Pat McGrath, Patrick Ta and Augustinus Bader - worth over £800 according to its estimations. There are 25 skin, fragrance and cosmetic treats with 18 full-sized products included. One customer will even find a FLANNELS voucher worth £500 hidden behind the calendar’s walls

Buy now £235.00, FLANNELS


Rodial 2022 Little Luxuries Advent Calendar

Let this be your official introduction into the world of Rodial skin if you’ve not yet been initiated. The innovative skincare label is best known for its use of unique ingredients and bestsellers like the Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel. Find this hero product as well as the likes of the VIT C Pads and Cleanser with the contents worth £246.

Buy now £95.00, Rodial

The Perfume Shop Christmas Advent Calendar

A beautifully scented surprise each day in the lead up to December 25 is a sensorial way to countdown the festive season. In honour of the fragrance retailer’s 30th anniverary, it has gone all out with its advent offering. The Perfume Shop calendar contains two full-sized, 20 minis and a voucher behind its walls from the likes of Ghost, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Estee Lauder and Dolce & Gabbana.

Buy now £79.99, The Perfume Shop

Aurelia London Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Aurelia London has entered the advent space for the very first time - and the label is not holding back with its offering. Counting down the 12 days of Christmas, there’s a high-powered skincare treat from the brand’s collection of natural, science-backed heroes.

Bestsellers like the Miracle Cleanser, Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser and The Probiotic Concentrate are housed within as well as tools like muslins and reusable bamboo cotton pads. Honourable mention also goes to the inclusion of the Perfect Sleep Pillow Mist so you can have a restful slumber throughout the festive period.

Buy now £120.00, Aurelia London

24 Origins Iconic Essentials For Face & Body

Release date: Available now

With this 24-day advent, you can discover the entirety of the Origins range with sample sizes of the skin and body care. The label is known for its nature-powered, scientifically-proven formulas and this calendar takes you through the collections, from the Mega-Mushroom to the GinZing. There’s even a cleansing face brush and eye massage tool.

Buy now £99.00, Origins

Neal’s Yard Remedies Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Putting wellbeing front and centre of your festive season agenda, Neal’s Yard Remedies is on hand with this advent. Counting down 12 days in the lead up to Christmas, it is packed with essential oil and botanical-based beauty where all the ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced. Valuing at £187, the contents include the deep slumber-inducing pillow mist, Aromatic Foaming Bath, Bee Lovely Hand Cream among others.

Buy now £89.00, Neal’s Yard Remedies

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Get prepared for the most wonderful time of the year with this limited-edition advent calendar from Kiehl’s. The festive box features a playful illustration on the exterior but that’s only where the good stuff begins. Within, there are 24 skincare goodies from across the apothecary label’s collection and including cleanser, serums, moisturisers and more.

Inside you will find five full-sized products with the highlights including the Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Toner, and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. There’s also fan-favourites in mini forms including the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, the Facial Fuel Body Fuel and the Avocado Nourishing Mask.

Buy now £99.00, Kiehl’s

House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Release date: Available now

With a calendar this good, we understand the desire to open each and every drawer as soon as you receive but if you can muster up the willpower, you will be treated to a beauty product a day from covetable labels.

There are 25 hair, makeup and skincare surprises - seven of which are full sized. Must-haves include brands like Aveda, Acqua Di Parma and Chloe, as well as Estee Lauder, Oskia and Clarins.

One lucky winner will receieve a £500 House of Fraser voucher within the calendar.

Buy now £125.00, House of Fraser

GLOSSYBOX 2022 Advent calendar

Release date: Available now

It is set for an instant sell out so get your hands on the GLOSSYBOX advent calendar before its too late. This year, the subscription service has gone all out and has filled its calendar to the brim of 28 products with 14 full and 14 deluxe sizes. The selection has been chosen to satisfy the makeup obsessives where you’ll spot various Tiktok sensations within the drawers. The brand offering includes Glossier, Milk Makeup, 111SKIN and Refy, worth over £440.

It is housed in a frosted, sparkle design.

Buy now £85.00, GLOSSYBOX

Ciate Mini Mani Month

Release date: Available now

Get creative with your festive nail art with the help of Ciate’s limited-edition advent calendar. The seasonal treat is filled to the brim with polishes where there is one full sized and 23 minis.

The Plant Pots are formulated with the label’s signature nail care complex that gives your digits TLC, while imparting pigmented shades and a high gloss finish. They are formulated with 80 per cent natural ingredients and contain skincare powerhouse ingredients like bakuchiol, strengthening biotin and bamboo extract for its reparative effects.

Buy now £65.00, Ciate

Debenhams beauty advent calendar

Release date: Available now

Make the countdown to Christmas the most exciting one yet with Debenhams who are giving us the chance to have a meaningful moment each and every day in the lead up to the big one.

For under £100, the tonal blue and turquoise calendar reveals brands like Versace, Lancôme and Elizabeth Arden - worth £280. The box itself is made from recyclable materials and opens much in the same way as a book.

Highlights include goodies from Urban Decay and Bondi Sands as well as promotional codes that you’ll find throughout the month. The first 500 to sign up to the pre-sale link will get 30 per cent off.

Buy now £90.00, Debenhams

ASOS advent calendars for 2022

Release date: Available now

Virtual fashion and beauty destination ASOS has followed in its signature style and has collated hugely popular labels together in one handy place to get your beauty advent calendar fix.

For the ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar, the retailer has curated the likes of Olaplex, Charlotte Tilbury and MAC spanning over the 25-day countdown to the most festive day of the year. The contents are worth over £310 and yet it can be yours for just £85.

There is also the ASOS Grooming 12 Day Advent Calendar up for grabs with valued contents at £120 and costing £40. This contains The Ordinary, Earth Harbor, Elemis and more.

Buy now £85.00, ASOS

LOOKFANTASTIC 2022 Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Act fast. The LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar has a habit of selling out every year. The retailer offers one of the best value offerings on the market, packing the beautifully decorated exterior with makeup, skincare, home fragrance and tools.

For 2022, you will be treated to 26 items from luxury labels like Elemis, Drunk Elephant, and Philip Kingsley. Consider this your official introduction to smaller, independent labels like Demi Candle - where each item is handmade in Manchester and West Barn Co of Soap Brows fame.

Get an additional £15 off if you’re a LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box subscriber.

Buy now £95.00, lookfantastic

Lumene Nordic Treasure Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

To get you into the festive mood, Lumene is offering this winter wonderland in calendar form that has lovely illustrations from Finnish illustrator Jenna Kunnas that encapsulates the heritage of the label.

The Nordic luxury label is putting an environmentally-conscious twist on its calendar by filling the contents with its sustainable collections. Each of the 24 skincare goodies (with a couple of cosmetics thrown in for good measure) is formulated with natural ingredients and planet-friendly practices.

The contents are kept a surprise but expect the bestsellers from the Lahde NORDIC HYDRA, Valo NORDIC-C and Ajaton NORDIC AGELESS ranges.

Buy now £99.90, John Lewis

12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

There may only be 12 products included in the Liz Earle calendar but each and every one of them deserves its place in your beauty cabinet. The brand is known and loved for its botanical-base skincare with hero items like the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Instant Boost Skin Tonic included in mini form in this line-up.

In terms of full-sized versions, you will be treated to four; Cleanse & Glow Transforming Gel Cleanser (RRP £24.50), Eyebright Soothing Eye Cleanser (RRP £17), Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster (RRP £36) and the Superskin Superlip Balm (£17). Considering that these total £94.50, we’d say that this was good value and then some.

Buy now £65.00, Boots

Benefit Sincerely Yours Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Benefit has produced some of the most Holy Grail makeup essentials on the market, from everybody’s favourite bronzer Hoola, to the collection of mascaras that are on every ‘Best’ list the world over.

For Christmas 2022, you will find a combination of mini and fun-sized version of the cosmetic’s labels hero products, including the Roller Liner Matte Liquid Eyeliner, They’re Real Magnet Extreme Lengthening & Powerful Lifting Mascara, and Porefessional Hydrate Pore Minimising Face Primer - all of which are ready and rearing to go for your holiday washbag or to slip in your handbag when you go out-out.

Buy now £59.50, John Lewis

Boots Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty

Release date: Available now

For the fourth year running, Boots has created this advent calendar in which donates £2 to the charity that provides support to those affected by cancer.

Within the calendar, you will find best-buy from across the Boots-owned beauty collection including from Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, Botanics, No7 and Sleek. This will lead to a surprise each day where you could be treated to a makeup-favourite, fragrance, sheet mask or tool on one of the 24 days.

Highlights include the Botanics Peaceful Night Pillow Mist, Champneys Moisturising Face Mask and the No7 The Full 360 Mascara.

Buy now £88.00, Boots

The Body Shop Box of Wishes Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

The Body Shop has unveiled not one but three advent calendars ranging in price from £55 to £145, putting a more affordable twist on the classic Christmas countdown. The offering takes inspiration from the brand’s Community Fair Trade partners and the women behind the ingredient line-up. There a kind-to-skin treat behind each window across body, face and haircare.

The Box of Wishes Advent Calendar (£55, worth £85) may be small but it’s mighty with minis that include a sheet mask, shower gel and body butter with Community Fair Trade Mango Seed Oil.

The 25-product packed Box of Wonders Advent Calendar (£95, worth £159) includes some full-sized, while the Box of Wishes & Wonders Advent Calendar (£145, worth £219) has many of the bestsellers.

The packaging is made from Community Fair Trade recycled plastic.

Buy now £55.00, The Body Shop

Harry’s Advent Calendar

If you want to look sharp, feel relaxed, and smell amazing on Christmas day, then it’s Harry’s grooming advent calendar that should be on your wishlist.

Packed full of skincare, shower essentials, shaving goodies, and scented candles, all worth over £170, you’ll look forward to the daily treat of opening one of the jenga-style boxes to discover what’s inside.

Even better, the final block reveals Harry’s £10,000 Christmas donation to Shout, the UK’s first, and only free confidential 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone struggling to cope as part of the brand’s ongoing mission to help those affected by the mental health crisis.

Buy now £69.00, Harry’s

The Ritual of Advent Calendars 2022

Release date: Available now

Prepare to spark joy this Christmas whether it’s for a pre-Christmas present or self-gifting with Ritual’s advent calendar offering. The brand is providing something for each price point, ranging from the 2D Advent Calendar (£74.50, worth £120) and the 3D Advent Calendar (£105, worth £150), to the Premium Advent Calendar (£165.50, worth £230).

For a daily dose of luxury, you really can’t go wrong with any of them, but as you can predict, the goodies get all the more exciting as you scale up. The latter two will become a centrepoint for your seasonal decorations complete with twinkly lights, decorations and even a star as well as playing host to four candles inside.

Buy now £74.50, Rituals

Holland & Barrett Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Jam-packed with conscious skin, hair and fragrance favourites, Holland & Barrett has squeezed 25 beauty treats into its advent calendar. There are 14 full-sized products that include the ultra-nourishing hero that is the Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion as well as new releases and cult goodies from the likes of Dr Organic, Q+A, Evolve, and Ethique.

The contents total £180 in value, are vegan and even include a candle and essential oils.

Buy now £55.00, Holland & Barrett

Jurlique Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Aussie beauty label Jurlique uses certified organic botanicals at the heart of its natural skincare line-up. Get a true introduction into the collection of beautifully-scented products with mini versions of its beloved range in calendar form. Each day opens to reveal the likes of the Moisture Plus Rare Rose Serum, Activating Water Essence and Softening Rose Body Lotion.

Buy now £85.00, Jurlique

UpCircle Advent Calendar

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As the name suggests, UpCircle formulates its products from food items that would have typically ended up in landfills. It uses coffee grounds, residual chai spices and flower petals all of which are transformed into luxury skincare. Highlights include the Oat Cleanser, Cedarwood + Geranium Floral Candle and Hand Cream.

Buy now £99.99, UpCircle

Mylee Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Mark the 12 days of Christmas with something slight different this year. Instead of a partridge in a pear tree, Mylee is gifting you nail polish hues. Ideal if you have the brand’s at-home gel machines, there are MyGel Colours, cuticle oil and a nail file housed within. The playful festive exterior has been illustrated by Alice Skinner.

Buy now £65.00, Boots

25 Days of Beauty Discovery with Barry M Beauty Advent Calendar

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A great gift for the teen, tween or young adult in your life, this advent contains the brightly hued Barry M bestsellers within its walls. The calendar is jam-packed with 25 products including the Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in seven vivid shades as well as items across the categories of lip, eyes and accessories - there’s even a gua sha and shade roller inside. Contents worth over £120.

Buy now £80.00, lookfantastic

OPI Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Get a treat a day with OPI and this special advent calendar where nail polish lovers will marvel in awe of the beloved shades within. To help you create the ultimate party season mani, there are 25 mini lacquers of which 12 are special edition holiday collection colours. There are also fan favourite hues and the RapiDry Top Coat, Bubble Bath Nail Envy, and Start to Finish so you can have a nail look that lasts.

Buy now £79.90, John Lewis

Dove Gently Nourishing 24 Day Countdown Calendar

Release date: Available now

This calendar is brimming with hero products from the Dove collection. The ranges are universally appreciated and this calendar is filled with beauty essentials that you’ll actually use, from the Roll on Original deo, to the Body Wash Pomegranate. There’s even nail clippers, a mirror, a shower puff and a toothbrush thrown in for good measure that will make packing your washbag for your next trip a breeze.

Buy now £60.00, Amazon


M&S Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: October 27

For a pre-Christmas treat for your loved one, M&S is back with its beauty advent where, much like last year, you can get your hands on it for just £40 when you spend £30.

Whether you do infact choose to bestow on the beauty besotted in your life or keep for yourself (no judgement here), there’s combination of M&S own-brand and the likes of Aveda, Nuxe, Philip Kingsley, Emma Hardie, Clinique and more. It opens like an retro makeup case to reveal a mirror and has endless reusability appeal.

Buy now £40.00, M&S

No7 Advent Calendar

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The countdown to Christmas is on at No7 and while we are able to reveal the exterior of the retailer’s calendar, the contents are very much a surprise. You can expect skin and makeup favourites from across the range with the total value worth £443. The interior is brimming with more new products than ever before including 23 full sized items.

Buy now £140.00, Boots

Soap & Glory 24 Days to Treat Yule-self

Release date: Available now

If the punny name wasn’t enough of a draw, the 24-days of pampering treats within just might. Soap & Glory is known for its playful pink products and this advent calendar is filled to the brim with mini versions of the collection. It includes the Clean On Me Shower Gel, Righteous Butter, and Scrub Of Your Life in full size as well as the Heel Genius Foot Cream that is bigger than last year. As well as minis across the range, there’s a silk scrunchie, face mitt and nail file in the tool department.

Buy now £45.00, Boots

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now

Set the ambiance of your home this Christmas with Yankee Candle and its cult collection of festive fragrances in candle form. From the glowy light, to the seasonal scents, this combination of tea lights and tea light holders will transform your space into a cosy haven. Each of the 24 doors opens to reveal the likes of the Christmas Cookie, Winter Night Stars, or Sugar Spun aromas.

Buy now £25.00, Boots

Avon Beauty Advent Calendars 2022

Release date: Available now

There are two Avon beauty advent calendars in the line-up this year. The first is a month-long 24-Day Calendar that houses 11 full-sized products deemed to be the most sought-after in the collection, while the second spans over 12 days and has five full-sized treats within.

Highlights of the The Avon 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, worth £60) are the Renewal Power Serum (the label’s alternative to retinol) and the Ultra Matte Lipstick in universally-flattering shades. The Avon 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar is worth £138 and contains both the above as well as the Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray, Anew Lifting Dual Eye System and Three Glimmerstick Eyeliners.

Buy now £28.00, Avon

invisibobble Time to Shine Advent Calendar

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If you’re rarely seen without one of invisibobble’s game-changing hairbands, this is the advent for you. The inexpensive option is filled with six of the original hair ties as well as a clip, scrunchie, barettes and more.

Buy now £29.99, lookfantastic

NIVEA Advent Calendar 2022

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For a purse-friendly way to receive a nourishing beauty cabinet hero each day in the lead up to December 25, NIVEA is your friend. The label has some of the most underrated skin and body including the hand creams and lip balms that you’ll find hidden away in this calendar.

Buy now £30.00, Amazon