While as kids we used to wake up every day to a new sweet treat from our advent calendar, many of us would now prefer waking up to a new dreamy makeup or beauty treat. 2018 is no exception to the previous years except that many companies have stepped up their game as well as there are some new additions. From the classic Jo Malone calendar to the ever so loved Body Shop trio of calendars to newcomers such as Fortnum & Mason there is something for everyone. Now the hard task is narrowing down which calendar you are going to go for, and more importantly who to ask to get it for you.
Sleek MakeUP Can’t Wait AnotherDay £35
Different day, always slay. Each day take your face game to the next level. We’ve got you covered with a bunch of Sleek bestsellers and some SRSLY amazing exclusive surprises. You won’t want to wait another day!
Marks & Spencer £35
Marks & Spencer’s festive offering features 25 beauty favourites – from the likes of L’Occitane, Balance Me, This Works, Nuxe, Stila and Autograph – worth more than £250. But the best part? All this can be yours for just £35, when you spend £35 elsewhere in store or online.
£35 (when you spend £35 on clothing, beauty or home), available from 6th November
Soap & Glory £40
It’s sure to be a December to remember with our IT’S IN THE CALENDAR!™ gift set. Make a date with 24 beauty-full soap rises and glam delights – it’s beauty galore in-store behind every door!
Consistently the bestselling advent calendar in Boots, the No7 calendar contains favourites including the Protect & Perfect Serum used by our editor-in-chief and a wealth of make-up products.
Join The Waiting List HERE
The Body Shop Olivia £45
Let Olivia the Owl guide you through 24 surprises to revive and re-energise your body and mind. Every day she’ll reveal one of a myriad of treats and must-haves, from bath and body favourites to superstar skincare surprises. Want to make this Christmas your most magical yet? Spoiler alert! Continue reading only if you want to find out all 24 amazing treats that await.
L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar £49
By the time you’ve opened every door of L’Occitane’s colourful calendar, you’ll have everything you need to start 2019 beautifully, from fragrance to the brand’s signature Divine Cream.
Countdown to Christmas with Revolution! New for this year, Revolution’s geometric Christmas tree-shaped Advent Calendar is filled with makeup surprises for face, eyes and lips to get you excited for the festive season. Behind each door you’ll find Revolution favourites including highlighters, lip glosses, lipsticks plus a brand new colourway of our bestselling Re-loaded Eyeshadow Palette.
Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar £50
The 2018 Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar contains a combination of 24 products and deluxe samples from some of our most-loved beauty brands. Pull out the box with the relevant date and open it up to reveal your beauty treat. The future boxes will then appear by dropping down. Try new products and brands across skin care, hair care, make-up and nail care.
In stock October 9th HERE
NYX Advent Calendar £50
A limited-edition advent calendar including 24 of the brand’s most popular eye, face and lip products in all-new shades – from 10 blendable powders to 14 mid-size lip colours
Treat your skin to 24 days of indulgence with Nuxe’s travel-sized products – all of which smell delightful. The best-selling oils will nourish dry, winter-worn skin, while the deep-cleansing skincare promises to transform your daily beauty routine.
Rituals Exclusive £59.50
There will be presents under your (advent calendar) tree before Christmas Day will Rituals’ joy-inspiring calendar. Each little gift contains one of the brand’s best-selling and latest products to help you take a moment and unwind during this festive period.
The Body Shop Dani £65
Dani the Deer is waiting to lead you through the forest to find 25 beauty treats to revive and re-energise your body and mind. We don’t want to give away all our secrets, but expect a full-size Body Butter, Face Mist and Matte Lip Liquid among the surprises. But that’s not all. Since spending time outdoors grounds us and makes us feel more alive, we’ve set you small, fun daily tasks to help you reconnect with nature.
Last year’s Birchbox advent calendar sold out in less than 24 hours so you’d better move quickly as this years is likely to do the same, thanks to beauty treats from OPI, Caudalie, Pixi and more inside.
Available 2nd October to Birchbox subscribers and on general sale from 3rd October. Sign up for the waiting list here
Feelunique The Little Beauty Parcel £75
Curated by experts from the website’s best-selling ranges, there are all the beauty essentials you need and new brands to discover in the Feelunique’s Christmas offering this year.
Available from 15th October at Feel Unique
The popular subscription service has launched its first advent calendar this year, filled with most-wanted products from Nars, Real Techniques and bareMinerals.
The 24 Days of Clinique advent calendar, housing some cult classics, is once again exclusive to Selfridges. Longtime brand fans and newbies alike will love it.
Bare Minerals £79
Loaded with 24 days of bestsellers and fan favourites for complexion, eye, lip and lash, this big, beautiful package has it all and then some. With covetable shades, gorgeous textures, and addictive finishes hidden behind every door, it’s the ultimate gift for the ultimate beauty buff.
Look Fantastic £79
Designed specifically to get you party ready in the run up to Christmas, Lookfantastic’s offering contains 25 products, across haircare, skincare, tanning and make-up, at an enticing discount.
Liz Earl’s 12 Days of Christmas £80
Twelve days of skin, body and hair pampering awaits inside Liz Earle’s Christmas box, including the brand’s best-selling Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (you’ll love it; it’s a cult classic for a reason).
In winter, your skin can lose its glow due to changeable weather and a little overindulgence, which is why Decleor’s Christmas countdown focuses specifically on giving your complexion back its radiance. Last year, a box sold every 8 seconds.
Rituals Deluxe £89
Countdown to Christmas with The Ritual of Advent calendar, including 24 Rituals surprises. The perfect present to give or to get. With The Ritual of Advent Calendar, you can enjoy a luxurious Rituals product behind every window. This is a great way to count down the last 24 days to Christmas and treat yourself or your loved ones to a special moment each day. This festive Advent calendar includes a unique selection of little luxuries, including four special Advent candles. Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas and to mark the beginning of this festive period a candle is lit. Every next Sunday a new candle will be lit until Christmas has arrived.
L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar £89
What better way to get in the festive mood than with the L’OCCITANE Advent Calendar! Filled with beauty delights from the heart of Provence, the L’OCCITANE Advent Calendar has become a holiday must-have.
Sign up for early access HERE
In December, discover day after day the best of Lumene’s beauty treasures with 5 makeup and 19 skincare must-haves for a full discovery of the Nordic Natural beauty. Explore some of Lumene’s favourite products from the Nordic Hydra, Nordic-C, Nordic Detox, and Nordic Rituals collections.
The Body Shop Freddie £99
The Body Shop’s 100% vegan calendar contains a wealth of the brand’s cruelty-free make-up, skincare and bodycare. It’s worth £231, but you can get your hands on it for £99.
Exclusive to Selfridges, the beautiful 24 Day Advent Calendar from Kiehl’s is packed with the brand’s best-selling favourites.
Available soon at Selfridges
This year marks the first time Debenhams’ has launched its own advent calendar (although it stocked other brands in previous years). It measures up with treats from Too Faced, Murad and Ouai all included.
Available October 24th at Debenhams
The editor’s at the monthly glossy have curated their first advent calendar filled with their favourite brands, including Nars, Dermalogica and Percy & Reed.
Available from October 1st, join the waitlist HERE
L’Oreal Luxe x Selfridges £130
This Selfridges-exclusive calendar, packing luxury favourites from L’Oreal brands including Lancôme, Urban Decay, YSL, Kiehl’s and more, makes for the ultimate festive beauty treat.
ESPA Comfort & Joy £130
Soothe your senses and relax your way through the busy December period with Espa’s delightful oils, skincare products and candle. They’ll provide you with your daily dose of wellness.
Sign Up HERE
Balmain might be heralded as a haute couture house, but its expertise extends to the beauty world too. Bringing its best-selling products together, this limited edition advent calendar is perfect to gift over the holiday season. Spoil the lucky recipient with a 10 days countdown to Christmas. Behind every door is a treat from the Balmain Hair Couture range including: travel size shampoo and conditioner, argan elixir and a texturizing salt spray.
Net a Porter £150
The products in Net-a-Porter’s debut advent calendar reads like a beauty editor’s ultimate wish list, promising products from Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury and more behind its doors, you certainly won’t be disappointed.
Charlotte Tilbury £150
Transport yourself to the beauty universe of Charlotte Tilbury this December with 12 countdown-to-Christmas treats, including the iconic Pillow Talk lipstick and indulgent Magic Cream.
Available from October 1st, sign up for alerts HERE
Filled with both full and travel sized treats from across Fenwick’s beauty hall, including Bobbi Brown, Dr Sebagh and Clarins, this calendar wins points for its simple yet pretty wintry illustration.
John Lewis £165
A delightful gift for beauty enthusiasts or to treat yourself, our collection of 25 full and luxury trial size products is brimming with radiant skincare heroes, makeup must-haves and beautifully scented fragrance favourites. Behind every drawer you’ll find a different treat each day from our much-loved beauty brands, to ensure you’re perfectly prepped and pampered for the festive season.
Molten Brown Opulent Infusions £175
The perfect gift for someone who shouldn’t wait for Christmas before they are truly pampered. From home aromas, to bauble-shaped shower gels, every door reveals a better excuse to recharge before the festivities begin.
Fortnum & Mason £195
This beauty advent calendar, which is exclusively sold on Selfridges, is too lust-worthy to use. A guaranteed sell out, this has 25 days of beauty buys galore. From the cult Touche Eclat to the Mon Paris perfume, trust us when we say that every day will be a delight.
Available from October 10th 2018, exclusively at Selfridges
Liberty Beauty £195
Liberty London’s beauty advent calendar is the fastest-selling product in the company’s history and for good reason. It contains a wealth of best-selling brands including Diptyque, Bobbi Brown, Dr Sebagh and Laura Mercier, and year on year it sells out fast. In even better news, it’s double the size this year.
Available from 24 October
Jo Loves £250
The first advent calendar from Jo Loves, inspired by Jo Malone’s own excitement at counting down the days until Christmas, contains 24 miniature fragrance and body treats as well as (on the last day) a token to exchange for your favourite 100ml scent. It’s a must-have for perfume connoisseurs.
Available from November
This coveted collection of 25 luxury brands, from Charlotte Tilbury to Nars, comes in at £250 while being worth a whopping £680.
Space NK £250
Our first ever beauty calendar is housed in an opulent emerald green and burgundy open-out box. Hidden within each of the 25 pull-out drawers is a beauty favourite from new brands including Drunk Elephant as well as bestsellers from, Sunday Riley, Eve Lom and more. This one-off, seasonal extravaganza is only available while stocks last. Don’t miss out on what promises to be the ultimate countdown to Christmas.
Atelier Cologne £300
The 2018 Atelier Cologne advent calendar houses a wide assortment of pure perfume sprays, dabbers and finely crafted soaps.
La Mer The Twelve Days of Radiance £300
If there was ever the time to invest in one of the world’s most well-known luxury skincare brands, the La Mer advent calendar is it. Containing 12 of the brand’s best-selling products for you to try, this most luxurious of countdowns to Christmas is bound to sell out fast.
Jo Malone £300
For many people it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Jo Malone candle flickering among the festive lights, so what could feel more special than enjoying firm favourites and discovering new loves from the luxury brand as you count down the days until Christmas Eve?
Sold Out online, purchase in store on November 1st
The ultimate gift for candle lovers, this advent calendar contains an incredible 16 varieties for you to try, alongside a range of travel-sized fragrances and body care products to scent your skin.