8 Beauty-Themed Advent Calendars to Give (and Get) This Holiday


via Giphy

Who says advent calendars are just for kids? We for one couldn’t be more excited about the amount of festive-meets-glam countdown to Christmas cals that beauty brands are launching for the holiday season. Between tiny little skincare treasures, miniature makeup must-haves, and small haircare savers, the options are endless, but the best part is peeling back those numbered tabs. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorites to add to your wish list.  💄💅 

Sephora Wish Upon a Star Advent Calendar

calendarSource: Sephora

There’s no better present for a makeup fanatic than a cosmetic calendar filled with signature Sephora items. If you’re anything like us and go through glitter, eyelash glue, applicators, brush cleaner, falsies, and mascara wands like it’s your JOB, then these are all of the essentials you’ll need to restock during the most wonderful time of the year.

Shop it here, $36

Selfridges Glam Sparkle Beauty Advent Calendar

Beauty themed advent calendarSource: Selfridges

24 days of little luxuries can be yours with Selfridge’s swanky AF advent cal. Their box contains sample-sized gems like: Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, Lancôme Génifique Serum, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Mini, YSL Black Opium EDP, and tons of other necessities to keep you merry all season long.

Shop it here, $143

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Set

beauty themed advent calendar Source: Ciaté

There’s one thing mani lovers can always use more of and that’s nail polish. Ciaté’s set comes with one full-size polish, one mini nail treatment, one mini top coat, two sheets of nail transfers, and 20 minis in shimmer, glitter, matte, and crème party-perfect colors.

Shop it here, $59

Ten Days of Tocca Gift Set 

beauty themed advent calendar Source: Tocca

Behind every door in this gift set is a Tocca scent in the form of a rollerball, hand cream, tiny eau de parfum spray, and hair fragrance in beautiful packaging you’ll be obsessed with. Because is there anything better in life than pretty little things that smell good? We think not.

Shop it here, $50

Dermalogica 12 Days to Glow Gift Set

 beauty themed advent calendars Source: Demalogica

If you know a Dermalogica devotee (or happen to be one yourself), give them the greatest gift of all — flawless skin. This cal comes with 12 mini versions of their professional-grade miracle workers and the best part? Each daily reveal also includes a skincare tip. Double bonus.

Shop it here, $135

Ritual of Advent Calendar 

4228512C-3D27-42A1-8A6D-B1573C520B3DSource: Rituals

Counting down the days until Christmas has never looked so good — literally. Open a different number every day and be greeted with winter-appropriate products such as The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil Vata, The Ritual of Namasté Hydrating Ampoule, The Ritual of Sakura Shower Scrub, The Ritual of Namasté Anti-Aging Ampoule and more.

Shop it here, $89

L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

 beauty themed advent calendar

Source: L’Occitane

Although the swag inside L’Occitane’s whimsical cal is pretty major (think: Shea Body Shower Oil, Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel, Shea Butter Hand Cream Net, Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Shampoo, Verbena Body Lotion and loads more) the real reason to bestow it to a fellow product hoarder is the charitable draw. For every Signature Advent Calendar sold, L’Occitane will help UNICEF provide Vitamin A supplements to kids fighting childhood blindness. Now that’s a gift you can feel good about purchasing.

Shop it here, $59

Charlotte’s Beauty Universe Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty themed advent calendar

Source: Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury would have one of the most epic advent cals of the year, naturally. Yes, it’s a bit of a splurge, but with a lineup this good and with her most popular travel-sized treasures, it’s hard to say anything other than #YOLO and happy holidays. 12 makeup and skincare heroes include: Mini Full Fat Lashes, Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean, Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze, Mini Rock ‘n’ Kohl in Bedroom Black, Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, Travel-Sized Multi-Miracle Glow, and a bevy of other beauties.

Shop it here, $200

Which one are you lusting over? Let us know in the comments below! We’d probably end up opening every door as soon as we got it!!