16 Beauty Advent Calendars for Everyone on Your List

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We love chocolate as much as the next person, but there’s just something about an advent calendar filled with award-winning skincare, haircare, and makeup that gets our hearts racing. Besides being an easy way to test out all of the products you’ve been pining for, advents are also perfect for the hard-to-please people on your gift list, making them the hottest beauty buy of the holidays. They say that each new day is a gift, and these advent calendars take that to the next level. 

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For the Cousin Obsessed with the Markle Sparkle:

If any beauty product is good enough for the Queen of England—a woman who’s worn the same nail polish for almost 30 years—then it’s more than enough for us. Charlotte Tilbury (who was recognized by Queen Elizabeth this week for her considerable contribution to the beauty industry) created the Charlotte Tillbury Charlotte’s Beauty Universe Beauty Advent Calendar ($200) that will let you refresh your face like a true royal. 

What to Expect:

Mini Full Fat Lashes, Eyes to Mesermise in Jean, Color Chameleon in Amber Haze, Mini Rock ‘n’ Kohl in Bedroom Black, Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren, Travel Sized Multi Miracle Glow, Travel Sized goddess Skin Clay Mask, Travel Sized Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Travel Sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Travel Sized Wonderglow, Travel Sized Take It All Off, and Travel Sized Supermodel Body.

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For the Hostess with Multiple Holiday Parties:   

The perfect way to get some R&R in between ladling up the spiked eggnog: Susanne Kaufmann Gold Holiday Calendar ($235). Designed to destress, this collection is packed with bubbling brews (think fizzy bath salts and shampoo for lathering) to ensure permanent tub Tuesday coziness. 

What to Expect:

Though specific products are not listed, the brand teases ten bath products (“bubbles, salts, and a solution just for swollen feet” among them), shampoo, conditioner, intensive repair hair mask, three-in-one hair formula, foot lotion, body cream, body butter, mini hand lotion, mini soap, and four body oils.

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For the Niece Who Loves to Experiment with Color

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Set ($59) is loaded with laquer to keep you looking prim (and polished!) all party season long. Twenty mini varnishes and fun accessories—hello, cuticle/nail tattoos—guarantee this cheery kit is on the nice (nails) list.

What to Expect:

Mini Nail Polishes in Cyclone (bronze green shimmer), Hoopla (coral crème), Prima Ballerina mink crème), Purple Rain (purple shimmer), Iced Frappe (pink nude crème), Golden Hour (rose gold pearl), Kaleidoscope (silver glitter), Knee Highs (navy blue pearl), Dangerous affair (deep red crème), Antique Brooch (gold pink glitter), Raspberry Collins (pink nude crème), Total Eclipse (dark grey crème), Supernova (pink shimmer), Pepperminty (light green crème), Tempest (blue green shimmer), Fly away (purple crème), Cookies and Cream (cream nude crème), Paradise Lost (rose gold shimmer), Red Hot Chilli (red crème), Up in the Clouds (light pink pearl), Mini Gelology Top Coat, Mini Jelly Oil, Full Size Nail Polish in Shooting Star (pink and holographic glitter), and Sheets of Cuticle And Nail Tattoos.

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For the Coworker Who Hates the Cold: 

L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar ($59) is our new favorite way to fortify body and skin against winter wind. We’ll take any excuse to stock up on the brand and the holiday season seems like a better-than-ever time to snag some of their top hits for a discount. If you’re looking for a more lavish option, L’Occitane also offers a “deluxe” version for $124 that boasts faves from the Cherry Blossom line and a trio of Immortelle skin saviors.

What to Expect:

Shea Body Shower Oil, Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Delicious Soaps, Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap, Aromachologie 5 Essential Oils Shampoo, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion, Soap with Verbena Leaves, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Shower Cream, Almond Delicious Hands, Almond Milk Concentrate, Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion, Verbena Cooling Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Foot Cream, Imortelle Precious Cream, Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Conditioner, Verbena Body Lotion, Aromachologie Revitalizing Sugar Cube, Verbena Shower Gel, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm, Verbena Eau De Toilette, Shea Light Comforting Cream, and Cherry Blossom Hand Cream.

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For the Friend Who’s Already Singing Christmas Carols:

Cue “The Final Countdown.” Net-A-Porter Beauty 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar ($208) is a treasure trove of 25 luxuriant samples (from beloved brands like Sunday Riley and Marc Jacobs) that might make the lead up to the holidays more fun than the actual celebrations.

What to Expect:

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Exfoliating Moisturizer, R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm, Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum, Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in No Angel 242, Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream, Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift for Legs, Oribe Straight Away cream and Run-Through Detangling Primer, SACHAJUAN Hair Repair, Philip Kingsley  Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment, Kat Burki Intensive Face Cream, Leonor Greyl Nourishing Shampoo, Illamasqua Gel Sculpt Silhouette, Senteurs d’Orient soap Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, Aromatherapy Associates’ Support Lavender & Peppermint Bath & Shower Oil Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Women, Chantecaille Mask, Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, Sarah Chapman Skinesis Morning Facial, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, Omorovicza Cleansing Foam, LashFood BrowFood Brow Enhancing GelFix and Le Labo Body Lotion and Shower Gel.

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For the Jet Setter Vacationing Somewhere Tropical:

Good skincare on-the-go can be hard to find (and how many times have we stressed about the products we love not being travel-friendly?). Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar ($70)—shaped like a cute suitcase, no less—boasts 24 first-class travel sizes (and a few full sizes as well) to keep skin both hydrated and happy no matter the destination.

What to Expect:

Twenty-four mystery products including “cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers and more.” Fingers crossed for the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, right?

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For the Neighbor Who Has No Patience:

Our favorite thing about Oribe Holiday Collector’s Set ($285) is everything. Though not technically an advent, this seasonal collection—featuring bestsellers like the Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo + Conditioner—is so good, we just had to include. Bonus points if you can use just one product a day, but when it comes to a box brimming with Oribe, how could any restraint be practiced?

What to Expect:

Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo Travel Size, Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner Travel Size, Dry Texturizing Spray Travel Size, Gold Lust Dry Shampoo Travel Size, Cote d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash Travel Size, Cote d’Azur Restorative Body Crème Travel Size, Supershine Moisturizing Cream Travel Size, Mystify Restyling Spray Travel Size, Lip Lust Creme Lipstick in Ruby Red, Balmessence Lip Treatment, Cote d’Azur Eau de Parfum Rollerball, and Geometric Gold Plated Metal Pony.

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For the Friend Who Can’t Stop Taking #shelfies:

Their best advent calendar to date—okay, so it’s only the first, but we have a hard time believing that it can get much better than this—Space NK’s The Space NK Advent Calendar ($250) houses 25 instagrammable makeup, skincare, and haircare products (+ a cozy winter candle) ideal for a DIY spa day. 

What to Expect: 

Sunday Riley Juno, By Terry Crayon Kohl in Black, Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner Deluxe in Arabian Nights, Rodial Mini Mascara, Diptyque Eau Rose EDT, Miriam Quevedo Platinum & Diamond Scalp Soothing Dry Shampoo, Natura Bisse Instant Diamond Glow, Malin+Goetz Mini Eucalyptus Deodorant, R+Co High Dive Moisture & Shine Creme, Ouai Wave Spray, Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel, Tan Luxe The Face Illuminating Tan Drops, Hourglass Veil Powder Travel Size, Kevyn Aucoin Lipgloss in Sunlight, Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick, Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle, Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray, Eve Lom Cleanser with Cloth, Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes, Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser, Patchology Weekend Mask Trio, Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, Chantecaille Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask, and Votary Toning Serum.

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For the Aunt Who Wants a Little Bit of Everything:  

SkinStore’s 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar ($99) is at the top of our list for many reasons (and not just because Erno Lazlo + ELEMIS + Eyeko = everything). Whether you need an ultra powerful moisturizer or an eye cream to fake a Clara-approved slumber, this calendar has it all—haircare and makeup included—to keep you covered all winter long.

What to Expect:

Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream, Caudalie Vino Sorbet, ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel, ThisWorks Power Nap Sleep Spray, First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, Eyeko Fat Stick, SkinChemists Rose Quartz Youth Defense Lip Plump, Omorovicza Balance Moisturizer, Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum, Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Intense, Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel, and SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair OR SkinMedica TNS Repair Eye Cream.

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For the Significant Other Who Bought Your Gift Weeks Ago: 

Giving the gift of warm, cozy scents this season just makes sense. Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar is only $59, making it one the biggest steals since the grinch went after Christmas. Sixteen miniatures of intimate fragrances and an assortment of stellar skincare products makes this one of the easiest ways to heat up the holidays. 

What to Expect:

Clémentine California Travel Spray, Pomélo Paradis Body Lotion, Rose Anonyme Body Lotion, Orange Sanguine Shower Gel, Clémentine California Shower Gel, Bois Blonds Soap, Musc Impérial Soap, Orange Sanguine Sample, Pomélo Paradis Sample, Clémentine California Sample, Bergamote Soleil Sample, Bois Blonds, Grand Néroli Sample, Oolang Infini Sample, Iris Rebelle Sample, Vanille Insensée Sample, Cafe Tuberosa Sample, Rose Anonyme Sample, Vétiver Fatal Sample, Musc Impérial Sample, Sud Magnolia Sample, Cèdre Atlas Sample, Santal Carmin Sample, and Oud Saphir Sample.

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For the Pal Who Loves a Great Deal:

Advent calendars are quite literally the gifts that keep on giving and The ELEMIS Holiday Advent Calendar ($215) is one of the most generous of them all—its masterfully curated collection (including wrinkle-reducing Pro-Collagen Marine Cream) is worth over $500. 

What to Expect:

Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and Luxury Cleansing Cloth, Pro-Collagen Neck & Décolleté Balm, Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Masks, Pro-Collagen Marine Mask, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser, Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, Balancing Lavender Toner, Instant Refreshing Gel, Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream Oil, Peptide⁴ Thousand Flower Mask, Superfood Facial Wash, Superfood Day Cream, Superfood Night Cream, Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream, Frangipani Monoi Body Cream, White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover, Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash, Pro-Collagen Marine Oil, Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal, Skin Nourishing Body Cream, and Gentle Foaming Facial Wash.

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For the Brunch Buddy Who Only Drinks Mimosas:

Nothing says luxury like a showering of top skincare and makeup products. The Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Advent Calendar ($300) is ideal for beauty indulgence (though also fun to split the spoils with friends). You had us at Touche Éclat.

What to Expect:

Touche Éclat Pen #2 Luminous Ivory, La Laque Couture Nail Polish #8, Black Opium Eau de Parfum Mini, Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Mini, Opium Eau de Toilette Mini, Mini Rouge Pur Couture #1 Le Rouge, #19 Le Fuschia, #70 Le Nu, Mini Rouge Volupté Shine #49 Rose Saint-Germain, Mini Tatouage Couture#1 Rouge Tatouage, Mini Vernis A Lèvres #9 Rouge Lacque, Touche Éclat Blur Primer Mini, Mini Dessin Du Regard #1 Black, Mini Mascara Vinyl Couture #5 I’m The Trouble (Blue), Mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils #1, Mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler #1 Rebellious Black, Mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Shock #1 Asphalt Black, Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliation Mini, Top Secrets Instant Makeup Remover Micellar Water Mini, Top Secrets Expert Makeup Remover Gentle Biphase Mini, Forever Youth Liberator Serum, Mini Powder Brush, Mini Eyeshadow Brush, and Mon Paris Charm.

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For the Skin Care Fanatic:

Why break the bank on powerful products if you don’t have to? Clarins Festive Surprises 12 Day Advent Calendar Set ($60) is a treasure trove of top-sellers like the full-sized Beauty Flash Bomb that tightens, moisturizes, and brightens in ten minutes flat.

What to Expect:

Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer, Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream With Natural Microbeads, SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask for Dehydrated Skin, Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin, Toning Lotion With Camomile for Normal To Dry Skin, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey, Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil in 01 Carbon Black, and Be Long Mascara in 01 Intense Black.

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For the Sibling Who Needs a Little Zen:

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: You will want to keep the Rituals The Ritual of Advent Exclusive Calendar ($89) for yourself instead of gifting. It’s filled with 24 lavish items, including new products from the Ritual of Namaste line. We won’t tell if you buy a set for yourself too. 

What to Expect:

4 Advent Mini Candles, Miracle Wipes, The Ritual Of Dao Night Balm, The Ritual Of Happy Buddha Body Cream, The Ritual Of Happy Buddha Soap Bar, Wonder Mask & Spatula, The Ritual Of Namaste Anti-Aging Ampoule, The Ritual Of Namaste Hydrating Ampoule, The Ritual Of Namaste Velvety Smooth Cleansing Foam, Samurai Cool Down, The Ritual Of Karma Foaming Shower Gel, The Ritual Of Karma Hair & Body Mist, The Ritual Of Sakura Shower Scrub, The Ritual Of Sakura Shampoo, The Ritual Of Sakura Body Cream, Nail Treat, The Ritual Of Yalda Foaming Shower Gel, The Ritual Of Ayurveda Hand Wash, The Ritual Of Ayurveda Hand Lotion, The Ritual Of Ayurveda Dry Oil, and The Ritual Of Ayurveda Bath & Shower Gel.

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For the Mom Who Already Has It All:

We’re not naming names, but there are some folks on our gift list who are a little difficult to cross off. Diptyque’s Advent Calendar ($425) is surely the ultimate gift for those picky people who already have everything they need. Gift set also works for: Diptyque Devotees and the candle-crazed. 

What to expect:

16 Candles (Sapin de Lumière, Feu de Bois, Ambre, Pomander, Benjoin, Oud, 34, Vanille, Noisetier, Roses, Tubéreuse, Baies, Mimosa, Iris, Le Redouté, and Patchouli), seven Eau de Toilette fragrances in (Do Son, Philosykos, 34, Tam Dao, L’Ombre dans L’Eau, Vetyverio, and Eau des Sens), Trial-size Shower Oil in Do Son, and Trial-size Rich cream.

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For the Aspiring Beauty Blogger:

Featuring the best of skincare, makeup, and fragrance, Macy’s Beauty Collection 25 Piece Advent Calendar Set ($150) truly offers a full scope of different brands and products, making it the perfect present for the beauty beginner (or anyone, really).

What to Expect:

Ahava Time To Clear Purifying Mud Mask, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood, bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum, Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer, Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenish Hydrator, Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye, IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream, Kiehl’s Since 1851 Youth Dose Eye Treatment, Lancôme Cils Booster Mascara Primer, MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Yellow, Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater, Murad Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil, NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Raven, philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, Prada La Femme L’Eau & Prada L’Homme L’Eau, RITUALS The Ritual Of Ayurveda Harmonizing Foaming Shower Gel, Shisheido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Sunday Riley CEO 15% Vitamin C Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, TONYMOLY Painting Therapy Sebum Control Mask, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara Deluxe Sample.

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