When it comes to holiday beauty gifts, there are limited edition bundled sets and
then there are advent calendars. These epic boxes are singular in their packaging — which you’ll want to repurpose for years to come (my mom puts mini chocolates in them) — never failing in delivering that festive wow factor. Not to mention, beauty brands go especially hard when it comes to filling their advent calendars with a more-is-more approach. And, if past seasons weren’t enough proof in the product pudding, then brace yourselves for 2020’s holiday haul.
Whether you’re a makeup maven or a skin-care savant, there’s an already dropped and specially curated box out there with your name on it. The holidays have come early, and we are more than okay with it — because these limited-edition gifts are sure to sell out long before December rolls around. Scroll ahead to peep our hand-picked selection of the most extra-in-a-good-way beauty advent calendars worthy of scooping up now.
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Best of Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar Is there a better gift for the skin-care obsessed? We think not. Dermstore’s luxe advent cal is an investment buy at $350, but contains $516 worth of luxe full-and deluxe- sized products. Best of Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar, $, available at DermStore
Soko Glam 12 Good (Skin) Days Ahead Set The K-beauty destination has gone all out this year with a beautiful gift box filled to the brim with 12 days of Soko Glam bestselling curations. Soko Glam 12 Good (Skin) Days Ahead Set, $, available at Soko Glam
Cowshed 24 Day Advent Calendar This limited-edition calendar features 24 of Cowshed’s most loved products from natural skincare and hand care to bath and body treats. Cowshed 24 Day Advent Calendar, $, available at Cowshed
Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar The high-fashion retailer’s advent calendar is among the hottest items of the holiday season. $300 may make it on the pricey end, but with a value of £1,115 (about $1400 USD), it may just be the best beauty steal of the year. Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Diptyque Advent Calendar Who’s been really good this year? As far as beauty prezzies go, it does not get more luxe than 25 days of Diptyque encased in packaging designed by French artist Ugo Gattoni . Diptyque Advent Calendar, $, available at Nordstrom
Ulta 12 Days Of Beauty Sometimes, the best gifts come in small packages. Ulta’s budget-friendly advent cal delivers 12 sized-down makeup minis in a decorative beauty garland that you can actually hang on your wall. Ulta 12 Days Of Beauty, $, available at Ulta Beauty
George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar Anthro always brings it with the beauty gifts, and this year, their advent cal is better than ever. In addition to having some of cutest packaging we’ve seen, this blockbuster set contains some of the best brands in beauty: Mario Badescu, Sunday Riley, and Caudalie, to name a few. George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $, available at Anthropologie
Sigma Beauty 12 Days Of Sigma Calling all brush fanatics: Sigma’s advent cal brings you 12 days of makeup tools, perfect for creating a variety of looks. By the end of the month, you’ll have everything you need for a full beat. Sigma Beauty 12 Days of Sigma, $, available at Sigma Beauty
Beekman 1802 TwinkleTwinkle Advent Calendar 24-Piece Set If you’re a fan of bougie bath time, then you’ll love Beekman 1802’s advent cal, packed to the brim with finely-milled soap bars, decadent goat milk-infused lotion, and more. Beekman 1802 TwinkleTwinkle Advent Calendar 24-Piece Set, $, available at Beekman 1802
Glossybox ‘Reasons to be Happy’ Advent Calendar 2020 The beauty box subscription service just unveiled its advent cal, which contains 19 full-size products and six minis with a total value of over $550. ( Psst , existing subscribers can snag it for $89.) Glossybox ‘Reasons to be Happy’ Advent Calendar 2020, $, available at Glossybox
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar Every year, we look forward to Kiehl’s holiday collabs with renowned artists (past years include Jeff Koons, KAWS, and even Disney — and this year, they’ve tapped French illustrator Maite Franchi to decorate their festive launches. The hero item? This 24-piece advent calendar filled to the brim with luxe skin treats. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar, $, available at Kiehl’s
Olive & June 25 Days of Mani Magic Calling all mani maniacs. This year, you won’t be able to find a better gift than Olive & June’s nail polish advent calendar , which gets you $95 worth of products and tools for just $50. Olive & June Advent Calendar, $, available at Olive & June
Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Advent Calendar Sephora’s in-house brand (which, IYKYK, is their best-kept secret) already unveiled their 2020 advent calendar , so if you want to make sure you get your hands on it before December, we suggest you order it now. Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Advent Calendar, $, available at Sephora
Benefit Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar It’s an ironclad, scientifically proven fact that mini beauty products are 100% cuter than their full-size counterparts. This treasure trove of Benefit goodies features their Honey I Shrunk The Kids bestsellers, including Gimme Brow, Hoola bronzer, Roller Lash, and more. Benefit Cosmetics Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar, $, available at Sephora
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar Lookfantastic’s advent calendar may not be on your radar yet, but that’s where we come in. The British export ‘s highly-anticipated sets always feature a mix of mini- and full-size products, so you get the most bang for your buck. (P.S. According to the brand, they’ve sold out every year for five years in a row…just saying.) Lookfantastic Advent Calendar (Worth $640), $, available at LookFantastic
NYX Diamonds and Ice Please 12 Day Lipstick Advent Calendar NYX’s value-oriented gift set is proof that not all advent calendars have to clock in at over $50. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to create a variety of lip looks, including fan favorites such as the Soft Matte Lip Cream and Butter Gloss. NYX Professional Makeup 12 Day Lipstick Advent Calendar, $, available at LookFantastic
Barber Pro 12 Days of Grooming Essentials Advent Calendar This one goes out to all the fellas. Give the gift of grooming with this 12-day calendar, which has everything the guy in your life could ever crave for a little me-time. Barber Pro 12 Days of Grooming Essentials Advent Calendar, $, available at LookFantastic
Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury always bring the glamour, and this holiday season, dare we say she’s outdone herself? This blockbuster chest features a mix of full and travel size makeup and skincare, and is a surefire way to knock the socks off of any beauty lover. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures, $, available at Charlotte Tilbury
Too Faced Enchanted Advent Calendar This advent calendar looks borrowed out of a ’40s vintage coffret, but is actually stocked with makeup gems like Better Than Sex mascara, Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer, and Lip Injection gloss. Too Faced Enchanted Advent Calendar ($225 Value), $, available at Too Faced
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