At first it was just a few here and there, but now the high street is awash with beauty advent calendars, so much so we now have too many to choose from. So how do you know which one to go for and indeed, which one you will actually make use out of? At GLOSSYBOX, we believe in counting down the days with miniature beauty buys instead of Belgian chocolate, which is why we have shortlisted the best advent calendars on the market and who you should be buying them for (or even better, who should be buying them for you!).
The Candle Burner
Okay, so £250 for this Diptyque Advent Calendar may seem a little excessive, but when you find out it’s got 16 mini candles, 7 fragrances, a body butter and precious oil, you will start to think it’s an investment at the very least. We are in love.
Diptyque Advent Calendar, £250 at Selfridges
The Body Beautiful
The Body Shop advent calendar covering its makeup, bath & body, fragrance and skincare ranges, can save you up to £47 over buying the products separately and we think that’s quite a saving…freeing up even more money to spend on Bailey’s, chocolate logs and that Christmas party outfit.
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, £60 at The Body Shop
The Fragrance Collector
Who doesn’t want a Georgian townhouse or better still, one filled with the sweet smell of Jo Malone? Well now is your chance with the stunning Jo Malone advent calendar. Spilling with teeny tiny perfumes and indulgent body creams, this calendar is perfect for the woman who loves to smell utterly luxe but can’t quite decide which scent to ask Santa for.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £260 at Jo Malone London
The Nail Obsessive
We all have that one friend who paints her nails twice a day (it might even be you) and with this delightful calendar from Ciaté, they can absolutely continue with their obsession…in fact, with 18 different colours, they could paint until the sun comes up – literally. With a tiddly file and miniature treatments to keep your nails in tip top condition, this one really is the ultimate nail lover’s dream.
Ciaté Mini mani month advent calendar, £49.99 at Selfridges
The Dolce Vita
When we found out that Charlotte Tilbury was doing an advent calendar, the girls in the office let out a heartfelt squeal and can you blame us? The Book of Magic is quite pricey but oh so worth it for the sassiest of ladies. Overflowing with full size and miniature beauty products, this is one calendar we can see selling out fast. Be quick.
Charlotte Tilbury The Book of Makeup Magic, £150 at Charlotte Tilbury
The Cheeky Girl
Born and raised in East London, this no-nasties beauty brand is as uber cool as it is ridiculously cute. In fact, we weren’t sure it could get any cuter until Cheeky released this advent calendar, featuring 24 of its best-selling polishes in teeny little 5ml bottles. Cant. Cope.
Cheeky Advent Calendar, £49 at Urcheeky.com
The Fun Time Girl
Long known as the brand with the personality, this Benefit calendar will leave your NYE clutch bag full of the brands best minis, leaving room for a pair of flats for when the party heels get too uncomfortable. For the girl who just wants a bit of everything and finds choosing difficult, this is the one.
Benefit Party Poppers, £34.50 at Benefit Cosmetics