Hair & Beauty

11 Of Best Beauty Advent Calendars To Treat Yourself To In 2021

By Morgan Reardon
15th Nov 2021

Gone are the days where you’d count down the lead up to Christmas with a simple chocolate treat. Advent calendars have had a serious upgrade in recent years delivering everything from serums and perfumes to lipsticks and highlighters from highly coveted beauty brands.

So whether you want to win the award for best gift giver this Christmas, or you just want to treat yourself (you really do deserve it), we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty advent calendars. 

Ciate London Mini Mani Month

Price: $92

Leave it to the crew at Ciate London to come up with one of the prettiest beauty advent calendars of 2021. Teaming up with UK-based illustrator and designer Ruby Taylor (who is known for her feel-good illustrations), this environmentally conscious packaging is completely bespoke and is inspired by Ciaté’s hometown of London. Inside you’ll find 22 mini Plant Pot Polishes and  full-size Plant Pot Polish, plus a deluxe Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer and a removable, keepsake illustration by Ruby Taylor London. Buy it here. 

a Ciate London advent calendar

Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar

Price: $160

Start the countdown to Christmas with this luxe-packed advent calendar from Clarins. Over the course of a month you’ll uncover a treasure trove of skincare and beauty products for you to try. Inside the festive red hanging calendar you’ll find the SOS Hydra Mask, Velvet Cleansing Milk, Lotus Face Treatment Oil, SOS Primer and Joli Blush, plus much more. Buy it here.

Diptyque Advent Calendar 2021 

Price: $659 

The luxury fragrance house has done it again with their epic festive offering—this 25-piece cabinet of curiosities is one of the best beauty advent calendars of 2021. Featuring an assortment of the brand's most coveted fragrances, candles and body products. To give you a sneak peek, there’s Rich Butter for the Body, Smoothing Body Polish, a 70g Sapin Candle plus a bunch of heavenly smelling minis including the popular Roses, Baies and Feu de Bois. Buy it here

a Diptyque advent calendar

MECCA MAX Maxed Out 12 Piece Mini Must Haves

Price: $65.00

Ideal for the beauty buff in your life that likes to try a bit of everything, MECCA MAX’s advent calendar offers a special treat in the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Stuffed with all the must-have minis you’ll need this festive season and beyond, you can expect everything from lip balm pots and  primer to a bronzer, blush, cream eyeshadow, eyeliner, liquid highlighter, and loose shimmer powder. Yep, it’s got everything you need to create the ultimate summer glow. Buy it here.

The Body Shop Share The Joy Advent Calendar

Price: $100

Countdown to Christmas Eve with the 24 treats from The Body Shop. The magical pop-up construction is packed with lots of little head-to-toe treats to keep you pampered during the festive season. Inside every box, you’ll also find a little act of kindness so you can share some selfless love and joy with your friends, family and community. Some of the delights inside include Mango Body Butter, Vitamin C Sheet Mask and Coconut Bath Bubble. Buy it here.

NET-A-PORTER Advent Calendar

Price: $450

Returning for its fourth year, NET-A-PORTER’s epic beauty advent calendar is an absolute must for the beauty buffs in your life. Boasting 25 products all from premium brands (17 of which are full size) now is your chance to try all the luxury products you’ve been lusting over. Your skin will glow thanks to 111Skin Rose Gold Radiance Booster and Dr. Barbara Sturm Lifting Serum. While your makeup gets an upgrade with Charlotte Tilbury’s Walk Of No Shame eyeliner and Victoria Beckham Beauty Sway lipstick. Buy it here. 

a black and white box with little drawers

Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Dreams & Secrets

Price: $295

Want to score the prize for best gift-giver this Christmas? Then look no further than Charlotte Tilbury’s incredible beauty advent calendar. Covered in sparkles and featuring a treat inside every jewel-handled drawer, this literal treasure chest contains three full-sized, and nine travel-sized products so you can create a full look. It includes cult faves like the Pillow Talk lipstick, Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Wonderglow primer and Hollywood Beauty Light Wand. What are you waiting for? Buy it here. 

a sparkly box with jewel-encrusted drawers

Dr Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 

Price: $849

So you could employ a full time dermatologist for the month of December, or you could just buy the Dr Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar and get the same result plus the fun of opening a new cardboard window everyday. There’s a reason this brand is an international favourite, and you’ll find out why after about day four of your Christmas countdown. Yes it’s pricey but honestly after the year we’ve all had—you deserve it. Get your glow in right here.

Glasshouse Fragrances Advent Calendar 

Price: $250

For your friends or family who love discovering new fragrances, this beautiful advent calendar from Glasshouse is the perfect gift. Encased in a festive red box, inside each draw you’ll find 24 of Glasshouse’s most indulgent procuts. Featuring a mix of hand creams, body lotions, shower gels and Eau de Parfums, the scents will take you around the world from Midnight In Milan, and Kyoto In Bloom to The Hamptons and Montego Bay Rhythm. Treat the special person in your life, right here. 

a red advent calendar with drawers

Benefit The MORE, The Merrier Advent Calendar

Price: $119

Make the 12 days of Christmas oh so merry with this awesome advent calendar from the gang at Benefit. Take your make up game to the next level with this perfect curation of Benefit’s bestsellers. There’s goodies for your brows (and yes before you ask, the Gimme Brow gel is absolutely included) and mascaras, to pore primers and face powders—basically this gorgeous gift has it all. Buy it here.

Huda Beauty Advent Calendar 

Price: $445

There’s a reason people around the world adore Huda Beauty—her range of hyper pigmented eye shadows, lipsticks and dreamy moisturisers are absolute winners, so it’s not surprising that her annual beauty advent calendar is a total knockout. The 12-door calendar (which is shaped like a rose quartz) will score you some of Huda’s most coveted items all in full size. Some of the standouts include her Legit Lashes, Water Jelly Hydrating Primer, Bombbrows and Nude Obsession palette. Buy it here. 

a pale pink advent calendar with products

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Design Credit: Dom Lonsdale 

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