It’s that time of year again… Whether you’re buying an advent calendar for your loved one or just treating yourself (because if you can’t treat yourself at Christmas, when can you?!) we’ve rounded up some of the must-have advent calendars this year. From low budget to high end, these calendars are all stock FULL of hair, beauty and makeup goodies that are sure to have you feeling pampered in the lead up to Christmas.
At £70, this calendar is one of the more affordable buys on our list. It contains a whole host of beauty-based goodies including full sized products from the likes ofThe Ordinary, Origins, NARS and Dr Jart. Remember to use your student discount if you have one, making this a steal at £63!
Space NK, £195
Treat yourself to the ultimate Christmas countdown with The Beauty Anthology from Space NK. Containing over £550 worth of products, this calendar has to be in competition for the best of the year. For £195 you can get your hands on full size and miniature versions of your favourite products from the likes of Drunk Elephant, Charlotte Tilbury, Olaplex and more.
Look Fantastic, £79
This calendar has sold out the last 4 years, and it won’t be a surprise when it does this year too! The Look Fantastic calendar is back and better than ever, with 25 premium brands including Elemis, Molton Brown &Morphe and totals over £420. You’ll have to be quick to make sure you get your hands on this one!
24 doors on this gorgeous matte-black star shaped box are all that stands between you and some serious festive glam! Treat yourself to over £265 worth of MAC goodies for less than half the retail price. Included are mini versions of your favourites, and som efull-size products thrown in for good measure too. Get your hands on some Strobe Cream, Brow Set, Gigablack Mascara, and the cult favourite Velvet Teddy lipstick - plus loads more.
Bare Minerals, £79
This truly is a must-have calendar to give or keep! You can count down the days to Christmas with 24 miniature versions of best-selling Bare Minerals Products. Small enough to fit in your cabin bag, or in your clutch at your Christmas party – you’ll see these marvelous minis come in real handy!
The Body Shop, £99
The Ultimate Advent Calendar from the Body Shop is fit to burst with mini versions of your favourite products.From the newly released Drops of Youth Serum to the classic Rose Scented Hand Cream, there’s something for everyone. Every day of advent, they celebrate the achievements of brilliant women who dreamed big and made history, with daily trivia to inspire and empower you. Then, collect your empty boxes and design a magical Christmas village of your own!
NYX Cosmetics, £60
Get ready for 24 days of treats with the NYX Love Lust & Disco advent calendar. You can get your hands on over £210 worth of NYX goodies for less than a third of the price, and better yet – they’re all full-sized products!
Looking for something that suits a smaller budget? Why not try their 12 day calendar which is £30!
This is the one we’ve all been waiting for! The LUSH advent calendar is one to get excited about, with 24 doors hiding gorgeous products (5 of which aren’t even available to buy in store!). Treat yourself to a luxury bath with oils, melts and bath bombs and then get glammed up for your Christmas party with lipstick and highlight galore!
Glossybox, £70 (£80 for non-subscribers)
Glossybox strikes again with another amazing advent calendar. Treat yourself to over £370 worth of goodies,including a wonderful mix of cosmetics, skincare, haircare and beauty tools, including 15 full-size products!
Amazon Beauty, £40
At just £40 this is the cheapest calendar on our list, but don’t worry, that definitely doesn’t mean it lacks in quality! Find full sized products and deluxe samples from the likes of Wunder2, John Freida, L’Oréal, Elemis and loads more. Best be quick though, as this one is sure to sell out fast!