The race for the best advent calendar seems to shift slightly earlier year on year. Some of the biggest, best and priciest fly off the shelves, selling out in a matter of hours and if you’ve rested on your laurels and missed the big launches, have no fear! There are still plenty of brilliant fashion, lifestyle and beauty advent calendars to be had.
We’ve rounded up 26 of our favourite advent calendars that you can shop right here, right now. From the decadent designer and best in beauty to vegan treats and brilliantly boozy. Whatever you fancy, we’ve hopefully found the right advent calendar for you this December.
Let the countdown begin!
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Probably one of the most coveted calendars of the season, the Liberty beauty advent calendar offers a jaw dropping £844 worth of product for £255. With brands such as Dr Sebag, Aromatherapy Associates, Omorovicza, REN and Dermalogica, this is a wonderful calendar for those who simply adore beauty and a great way to experiment with a host of products from som incredibly brands.
Start a Ritual
This beautifully grand Rituals calendar is really something special. Worth a wapping £120, you’ll pay just under half for the gorgeous selection of Ritual products that span from across their ranges. The perfect little bit of calm everyday before the big event. This Ritual’s calendar will help you prepare for Christmas with some added calm and tranquility.
For those who love something truly fabulous, you can’t go wrong with this statement calendar from Fortnum and Mason. Products included are worth over £750, so although there is a price tag of £225, you do get your moneys worth. There are also 20 full-sized products, 6 deluxe samples and 1 travel-sized miniature including gorgeous products from ESPA, Aromatherapy Associates and Fortnum’s own luxurious label.
As you might expect, Fenwick have pulled out all the stops for their beautiful beauty advent calendar. Brands included in the extravaganza include Neom, Benefit, Clarins, Laura Mercier and Molton Brown to name but a few and at £150 for all those big names, we think this is a great one for beauty addicts.
Dior of Dreams
One of our more decadent finds, all we can really say about this calendar is WOW. Yes it is £400, but if a beauty calendar is a main gift or you simply look forward to beauty advent all year, then go on, treat yourself. Of course it is absolutely packed with well known Dior goodies including perfumes, lipsticks and serums. The calendar itself is also exceptionally beautiful. Created by artist Alice Shirley it depicts an enchanting floral world of midnight blue foliage and golden winter buds that come to life like a stage performance when the curtain rises. It truly is quite marvellous.
Our high street hero Marks and Spencer haven’t gone in for this early launch situ and in fact the famed and fast selling Marks and Spencer beauty calendar is yet to launch. There’s a countdown on the site – check the link below, so set your alarms now! Because this beauty will definitely sell out.
It’s a Cult Thing
The Cult Beauty calendar is yet to launch but have no fear, you can join the waiting list for this cult product. Cult Beauty have an amazing skill for building the excitement and this season, their beauty calendar is going to be topping the list of beauty lovers everywhere. With 38 pieces and worth over an incredible £975, this is literally bursting with beauty treats. You can join the list here:
Worth £220, this is the ultimate treat for Clinique fans. From beauty serums to brushes and make up, this is a great way of bulking up your collection of products and your skin will almost certainly be grateful.
Marvellous in Mac
We expect nothing less zany than this punchy calendar from Mac Cosmetics. Worth over £340, highlights include a Mini MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in shade Ruby Woo, Prep + Prime Essential Oils Grapefruit & Chamomile and Cleanse Off Oil 6ml.
Getting over £385 worth of product for £119 is certainly something worth shouting about. This absolutely stunning calendar is packed full of some of the biggest names including Huda Beauty, Elemis, Clarins and Charlotte Tilbury, Merry Christmas indeed!
Jubilant at John Lewis
Nothing says December like a bursting diary. But regardless of whether you’ll be partying each night in town or cosying up on the couch, this mini bottle a day advent calendar is certainly one to put some fizz into your festivities. Chin Chin.
This one is due back into stock at the end of October, so again one you’ll have to keep tabs on I’m afraid. Packed with wonderful White Company goodies this is one way of ensuring someones home smells incredible in the run up to Christmas. From creams to candles, this is a truly beautiful gift or self gift.
Dreams and Secrets
It’s hard to remember what the beauty world was like pre Charlotte Tilbury’s brand but one thing we do know is that these beauty calendars are one of the hottest tickets in town. This year Charlotte has included 12 make up and skin care secrets too! One for CT devotees for sure.
Bath Bombs Away
Any Lush fan will be over joyed to receive (or self gift) this colourful advent calendar. We particularly like the show stopping packaging.
Not everyone wants a beauty advent calendar. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, then this dark chocolate calendar is a great grown-up treat that still can still illicit that advent calendar nostalgia with a sumptuous bite for everyday in the run up to Christmas.
Time for Tea
Perfect for someone who always has the kettle on, try a host of different teas and maybe you’ll discover a new afternoon tipple.
This is one for those who rely on their pod coffee machines for a good time. Compatible with most major coffee machines (check the listing for details of brands and models), this Harrods coffee pod advent calendar hosts some great everyday favourites as well as some special Christmas blends.
Jo Malone’s incredibly chic advent calendar is currently on for pre-order, so if you want to avoid the rush and guarantee your Christmas smells utterly divine, you know what to do.
Looking for a vegan friendly advent calendar… look no further. This nifty calendar is packed with plant based treats and some great winter sporting accessories too.
Maybe not the first place you think of for a beauty advent calendar, the Anthropologie offering comes in under £100 and is worth over a staggering £300. Includes products from the likes of This Works and Skyn.
Like opening the store doors to their magical beauty hall, the Selfridges beauty advent calendar has an amazing array of products from some much loved brands. From Charlotte Tilbury to Pat McGrath this one gives you one serious beauty kick. Coming in £210, it is worth an outstanding £700, now that is a Christmas treat.
Looking for something a little more cost effective? PrettyLittleThing has this amazing beauty calendar for just £55. With lashes, fake tan and Illamasqua Lipstick you’ve got the makings of a Christmas party look right here.
Creating an extra keepsake long after you’ve recovered your December goodies, this reusable fabric advent calendar is a great basis for creating your own count down in the future. It’s a double win of course because you also get 24 incredible L’occitane products too of course, worth £360.
Mmm Molton Brown
Hands up all those who do a happy dance when they get to any hotel room and realise there is Molton Brown product in the bathroom. Make your home feel like a magical getaway with this delectable set of Molton Brown goodies, packaged beautifully in an opulent green and gold calendar. This is a perfect advent calendar for jet setters and those that love the finer things in life.
This genius wine rack style advent calendar is the perfect purchase for wine lovers. It packs down and can be stored for another year and holds 24 small bottles of wine. A really fun gift and the perfect way to treat yourself throughout December.
For someone who is all about Christmas decorations and likes to keep it classically chic, this is such a beautiful way to enhance the run up to Christmas.
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Feature Image: Cult Beauty