We love December for a few reasons: the festivities surrounding Christmas Day and all the amazing decor, food, and gifts to look forward to.
It’s only November and the Christmas season is only towards the later part of December, which means that the countdown to Christmas will be agonisingly long, groan. But what better way to deal with the wait than by buying an Advent Calendar?
So what are advent calendars? They’re basically neat huge packages where it is marked with each day of Advent to reveal one small, travel-sized beauty product per day to count down the days leading up to Christmas. Pretty neat, huh?
We’ve gathered 13 of most exciting Beauty Advent Calendars for you to start your countdown – with a mini surprise each day! – to Christmas.
Here’s a tip: these calendars fly off the shelves quickly, so make sure you grab one before it’s too late!
1. Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Love all things scent-related? Welcome to your paradise… for a price of SGD750. Bursting with mild-scented fruity, floral, and woody Jo Malone colognes, candles, diffusers, and more, start your countdown to Christmas right with this super indulgent Jo Malone Advent Calendar.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar retails at SGD750 and is available in November for a limited time at all Jo Malone retail outlets.
2. Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar
The good thing about skincare? It’s suitable for both your girl and guy pals. Filled with Kiehl’s iconic skincare products, give this to a deserving friend of yours in your life… or you know, yourself.
Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar retails at £110 and is available online.
3. Net A Porter Advent Calendar
We’re sure everyone is absolutely going to go crazy over this Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar for good reason – just look at how chic that monochrome packaging look?
If this appeared on a Tinder profile for Advent Calendars, we would give this a hard swipe up to Super Like it. Get your hands on miniature treats from skincare, makeup, and even hair and body care products from 25 well-known brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs Beauty, and many more.
The NET-A-PORTER Beauty Advent Calendar retails at USD208 and is available online.
4. Sephora Once Upon A Castle Advent Calendar Set
This super fun fairy tale-themed Advent Calendar is sure to put a smile on even the bitter Grinch, we think. Plus, you know it’s gonna look absolutely STUNNING sitting on your vanity!
Packed with a whole load of beauty treats like lip stains, eye pencils, skincare products and many others, this calendar will make the countdown to Christmas a lot less dull, we guarantee.
The Sephora Once Upon A Castle Advent Calendar Set retails at SGD69 is available at Sephora.
5. Sabon Signature Advent Calendar
We absolutely LOVE how Sabon went all out on the red-green-gold packaging for that extra Christmas-y feel.
It contains a medley of beauty products that are sure to make any beauty fanatic sing: think pampering skincare, bath and body treats just waiting to be discovered with each passing day closer to Christmas.
Signature Advent Calendar retails for SGD117 and is available at the SABON Boutique at Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, and Tang Plaza Level 1.
6. The Body Shop Advent Calendar
Going along with their line of cruelty-free forever, vegan products, their Beauty Advent Calendar appropriately has an animal on the front of its package as its mascot.
Filled to the brim with all sorts of indulgent body products, skincare, and fragrances, every purchase of this Advent Calendar will help in contributing The Body Shop to their larger cause – to help re-wild the endangered wildlife in forests from England all the way to Armenia.
25 Days of The Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar retails at SGD429 and SGD229 for members, available at selected stores only. The Deluxe version retails at SGD199 and is a Lazada exclusive available here.
7. Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar
In bold red-and-gold colours in preparation for the Christmas season, this Advent Calendar features 25 magical beauty treats with a show-stopping line-up of the best products from the beauty industry. The calendar is packed with everything from skincare treats to cosmetics, hair care, body care, branded tools and other exclusive products, so you can say goodbye to the dull days counting down to Christmas.
Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar retails at SGD155 and is available online.
8. Diptyque Advent Calendar
With 25 miniature treasures in the form of heavenly eau de parfums and candles just waiting to be unopened, this calendar will make every day in December preceding to Christmas a wonderful and magical one.
Diptyque Advent Calendar retails for SGD560 and is available exclusively at the Diptyque store located at Takashimaya S.C.
9. ASOS The Face + Body Advent Calendar
A cute, chic Advent Calendar filled with some of the most hyped beauty brands including M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Benefit, and 111Skin, this will make every day in December an exciting one as you count down the days to Christmas.
ASOS The Face + Body Advent Calendar retails at £55 and is available online.
10, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe Advent Calendar
Get your hands on this super chic-looking maroon Beauty Advent Calendar, where you’ll be opening up door after door filled with Charlotte Tilbury’s most iconic makeup and skincare heroes.
Also, can you just imagine waking up every morning looking at this luxe box knowing you’ll be starting the morning with a goodie with each passing day? Yes, please!
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe Advent Calendar retails at USD200 and is available online.
11. L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar
Resembling a little like a child’s jigsaw puzzle, we’re living for this fun and colourful packaging. Brimming with your favourite L’Occitane products from shower gels, soaps, shampoos, and eau de toilettes, let every day of your December remain a pleasant surprise with this Advent Calendar.
L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar retails for SGD175 and is available at all L’Occitane stores from now until 8 Nov 2018.
12. L’Oreal Advent Calendar
Behind each mini drawer of this advent calendar are hot beauty faves from brands like Urban Decay, Lancome, Kiehl’s, shu uemura, and even super boujee brand Giorgio Armani Beauty.
We guarantee that you’ll be starting your December on the right foot with this fabulous luxe box.
L’Oreal Advent Calendar retails at £130 and is available online.
13. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
Yes, even luxe brand Yves Saint Laurent is jumping onto the bandwagon of Beauty Advent Calendars.
Housed in its signature black and gold packaging, it features a whole host of travel-sized miniatures of its iconic signatures like its Touché Eclat Foundation, Black Opium perfume, and Forever Youth Liberator serum. Gift this to the most crazed beauty fanatic in your friend group.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 retails for £195 and is available online.