Fancy treating yourself to a Beauty Advent Calendar this Christmas, but don’t know which to get?
Here’s everything you need to know about 51 of the best Beauty Advent Calendars released in 2020, including price, contents and when they go on sale!
1. Glossybox ‘Reasons To Be Happy’
Last years’ Glossybox Advent Calendar sold out super quickly… it event trended on Google!
And let me tell you… this year’s Advent Calendar is even MORE incredible!
The gorgeous marble design ‘wardrobe’ style Calendar opens up to reveal 4 drawers containing 25 individual boxes which hold the products.
The colour scheme is beautiful, the packaging is perfect and the contents.. WOW. This year you can find Fenty Beauty, Iconic London, Lime Crime, Pixi, Illamasqua and Avant plus lots more exciting brands inside!
Worth over £390, subscribers can pick the calendar up for only £80 whereas non-subscribers pay £99 when it goes on general sale on 30th September at 12pm.
Here’s the unboxing of the Glossybox Advent Calendar 2020:
2. Look Fantastic
Another one of my faves! Last year the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar sold out in only 4 weeks. It’s definitely one of the most popular Advent Calendar out there, and with the brands inside, and the price – I can see why!
This year’s box is similar to last year’s with it having individual drawers for each product, but this year the design is pink, black and silver – definitely more me! And it opens like a book.
Inside you can expect a mix of skincare, makeup, haircare, tools and body care from brands including ESPA, Elemis, Natasha Denona, Avant and Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Worth over £460, subscribers to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box can pic the calendar up for only £70 with code UNBOXEDADVENT.
If you’re not yet a subscriber but you’d like to subscribe to get the calendar for £70, add a beauty subscription box to your basket, add a calendar and then use the code ADVENTNEWSUBS.
Non-subscribers can pick up the calendar for £85.
It’s selling out fast so if you want this calendar, you need to be quick!
Here’s the full unboxing of the Advent Calendar:
3. Cult Beauty
One of the favourites for 2020 is the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar and I can see why!
This 25-day calendar is worth over £930 but is on sale for only £199! Packed with everyone’s beauty, skincare and makeup faves, this 25 day Advent Calendar contains 32 products – (yup, we get a huge treat on Christmas Day!), from brands including Summer Fridays, Charlotte Tilbury and Jo Loves. Cult Beauty are also donating £15 from the sale of each Advent Calendar to the Beauty Banks movement.
4. Feel Unique
Another one of this year’s faves is the Feel Unique Advent Calendar. On sale for only £89 you find some of the latest beauty products including the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Serum deluxe and Elizabeth Arden ceramics capsules. Worth over £250, this is a Calendar you don’t want to miss.
5. Fortnum & Mason
If a luxury beauty advent calendar is what you’re looking for then the Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent calendar is perfect for you! This is the third year they have put together a beauty advent calendar and if it’s anything like last year, it won’t be around for long!
Featuring 25 best selling products from Fortnum’s beauty floor including Chantecaille, Guerlain and Patchology, it’s worth over £810.
The ultimate Christmas pamper session can be yours with the ESPA Advent Calendar. Take some time for you this December with 25 drawers of relaxation featuring body oils, moisturisers, body butters, candles and more. Worth over £230, it’s on sale for £145.
7. Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury has brought back their incredible Advent Calendar this year but this time as a Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures. This calendar only has 12 doors and is a mix of full size and travel size products.
But it contains some of our favourite products including a full sized Magic Serum and the new pillow talk push up lashes.
8. ASOS Beauty
ASOS has treated us this year with a choice of three different Advent Calendars.
First is the ASOS Face & Body 12 Day Advent Calendar. This is available for £35 and contains 12 products including NARS, Revolution and Dr Jart. The total value is over £80.
If you want a bigger Calendar then ASOS also have the 24 Day Advent Calendar available for £75. This one contains MAC, Living Proof, Sunday Riley and Eylure and is worth over £360.
ASOS are also offering a Men’s Grooming Advent Calendar this year. A 12 day calendar packed with goodies worth over £80 including House 99, LAB Series and Harry’s. The Grooming Calendar is also available for only £35.
Each of the Advent Calendars this year is packed into an acrylic box which can be reused as storage!
Find all three Advent Calendars at asos.com
Birchbox are back with a multi brand Advent Calendar again this year. This year’s design is a gorgeous deep red and gold wardrobe style with 25 drawers to open inside. It’s worth over £450 and includes brands such as Bareminerals, Benefit, Elf and Sunday Riley.
As with most subscription box Advent Calendars, subscribers get priority access and also a cheaper price in their presale. Subscribers can pre order for £70 from 14th September and non subscribers, £85 from 16th September.
10. ELLE Magazine
Another incredible Advent Calendar brought back for their third year! The ELLE Magazine Advent Calendar is a beautiful 24 day multi brand Advent Calendar featuring some of our favourite products from our favourite brands including Benefit, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Aveda.
Worth over £530, the Elle Magazine Advent calendar is packaged in a gorgeous black and silver box and even comes with a year’s digital subscription to ELLE!
You can pick up this beauty for only £125 when it launches this month. Sign up to be notified when it goes on sale here!
If you’re a fan of Bareminerals, then you don’t want to miss out on this year’s Advent Calendar!
Featuring 24 days of mini makeup and skincare, packaged in the most beautiful design, it’s worth £194! Expect to find some of your Bareminerals faves including the Skin Longevity Serum (my personal fave!), a primer, lipglosses and Gen Nude lipsticks.
The Bareminerals Advent Calendar will cost only £89 and you can sign up to the waitlist here.
Bareminerals are going the extra mile this year too by minimising the amount of plastic used across all of their Holiday Collections and eliminating unnecessary packaging!
The 24 Day Advent Calendar from NYX features a mix of eye, lip and face products to get you ready for the party season! One of the lower priced Advent Calendars, this is on sale for only £45 and is available at Pretty Little Thing.
The Ultimate calendar for the die hard Elemis fan is here. Including 25 of Elemis’ best selling products from their Superfood, Pro Collagen and Frangipani ranges, you don’t want to miss this one!
The Elemis Advent Calendar is known to sell out super quickly so sign up for early access to get your hands on this beauty for only £175. The Elemis Advent Calendar is worth £403 and can be found here.
14. Space NK Anthology
Space NK have brought us the most beautifully designed Advent Calendar this year! The 2020 Space NK Advent Calendar is made up of 4 Beauty Books, each book taking us through a different stage of the Pre-Christmas beauty regime.
Book 1 contains self care products for pampering, book 2 is filled with products for pre party preparation, book 3 is the Ultimate Christmas party products and then book 4 holds little luxuries to pamper after the parties have passed.
Featuring some incredible brands including Paula’s Choice, Eve Lom, Charlotte Tilbury and NARS, it’s worth over £480 but is available for only £195 from 1st October in stores and online.
Revolution brought us two Advent Calendars this year, both of which have already sold out!
The Clinique Advent Calendar is the perfect pre-Christmas gift for Clinique fans! Featuring a mix of minis and travel sized products, this Advent Calendar is worth over £200 and launches on 6th November for only £90.
The Clinique Advent Calendar is always a sell out so make sure you’re signed up for notifications!
17. The Body Shop
Images: The Body Shop
Just like their 2019 Advent Calendars, The Body Shop are back with a choice of three different Advent Calendars to choose from. Each are different price points which is great for those on a budget!
The middle Advent Calendar contains a mix of minis and also full sized products so it’s a great choice for those wanting to try out some new Body Shop products. This calendar includes products from the Vitamin E range, a Banana Conditioner and also the Himalayan charcoal mask!
The most expensive Advent Calendar from the Body Shop is the ‘Ultimate’ which contains a lot of larger, full sized products including some minis. Expect to find products from the Vitamin E range, chamomile range and even the Drops of Youth Concentrate! The larger calendar is worth £226 and is available for £130.
The No7 Advent Calendar is known for having a huge waitlist! Last year 226,000 people signed up to it and it sold out within 24 hours. So if you want the chance to get your hands on one this year, you need to be on that list!
19. John Lewis
Another incredible multi brand Advent Calendar is the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar. Packed with products from our fave beauty brands including Elemis, Sunday Riley, Charlotte Tilbury and Clarins it’s a calendar you don’t want to miss!
My John Lewis members can order their calendar on 1st October for £150 and general sale starts 6th October. Sign up to the waitlist here!
Fenwick are bringing us the most beautifully designed Advent Calendar this year, designed by Fenwick’s artist in residence! Inside is a huge mix of skincare, makeup, haircare, body care and fragrance from a range of incredible brands. Expect to see By Terry, Charlotte Tilbury, Philip Kingsley and MAC for only £150!
The Fenwick Advent Calendar goes on sale on 22nd October. Sign up to be notified here.
21. Too Faced
Next is an Advent Calendar first! This year we welcome Too Faced’s first ever Advent Calendar. And they’ve joined the rest of them in style with their gorgeous Enchanted Forest design! The calendar itself is a beautiful pale pink colour with two swans on the front, matching perfectly with their Enchanted Forest Collection!
The Too Faced Advent Calendar is a 12 day calendar and features some of our ultimate Too Faced faves including the Better Than Sex Mascara, Hangover Pillow Cream and Lip Injection Extreme.
Benefit have returned with a 12 day Advent Calendar this year called ‘Shake Your Beauty’. If you’re a Benefit fan, you’ll love this calendar. It’s available for £58.80 and contains 3 of their best selling mascaras, brow products, their iconic Hoola bronzer and more.
23. Boots MacMillan
Boots have brought back their Advent Calendar in collaboration with MacMillan for another year. Packed with 24 days of products from brands including Liz Earle, Sleek and Soap and Glory, it seems very similar to last year. However, the price tag seems to have doubled with only the same amount of charitable donation.
Another affordable Advent Calendar this year is the NUXE Advent Calendar. The NUXE 24 Day calendar includes some of their best selling products such as nail products, moisturisers and perfumes. Housed in a bright, fun design, the Calendar is available now here and is available at Look Fantastic from 1st October for £59.
One of the highest value Advent Calendars so far this year is from Net-a-Porter, with a value of over £1,000 this Advent Calendar is on sale for only £240. What a saving!
Expect the ultimate luxury products each day in December with products including Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, a deep cleansing mask from Omorovicza, the Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and a silky scrunchie from Slip. Not to mention the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm which is worth £235 alone – almost the entire price of the calendar!
26. Jo Malone London
The iconic Jo Malone Advent Calendar is back for another year in a beautiful townhouse design with beautiful balloons on the front! This year’s Jo Malone London Advent Calendar features 24 products ranging from fragrance, bath and body and home products. This calendar will set you back £320 and is available from jomalone.co.uk from 1st October before it hits the stores 2 weeks later.
27. Jo Loves
Another Calendar for the Jo Malone fans. This Beauty Advent Calendar will definitely have your home and body smelling beautiful in the run up to Christmas! Featuring 24 deluxe travel products and a full sized product on Christmas Day, it goes on sale on the 8th October for £300. The Calendar is beautifully designed and can be hung as a wreath during the Christmas period!
The Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar is the Ultimate multi brand Advent Calendar and this year is jam packed with some of their most popular beauty brands! Expect to see Huda Beauty, Pat McGrath and Morphe with 12 full sized and 13 smaller sized products. The packaging is stunning and definitely won’t look out of place in a beauty lover’s home!
One for the nail addicts next! The Ciate Advent Calendar is the perfect Calendar for those who love nail colour! Inside are 24 Ciate nail varnishes including those with the brand new formula, the Plant Pots. These are formulated with up to 80% natural origin ingredients and the glitter in those is also biodegradable! So you can still enjoy sparkly nails this season because Ciate has taken care of that!
The Ciate Advent Calendar can be pre-ordered from ciate.com now for only £59.
The Lush 2020 Advent Calendar is packaged in a vintage inspired luggage trunk design which opens up in layers to reveal 24 days of ultimate Lush scents. Products include the candy cane bubble bar, shower cream, lip scrub and a Santa bath bomb. You can pre order the Lush Calendar at Lush.
Like last year, Rituals are bringing us two Advent Calendars to choose from, a 2D Calendar and 3D. Both Advent calendars contain 4 special mini Advent Candles which have been designed exclusively for the Ritual of Advent. Both Advent Calendars contain best sellers from ranges including the Ritual of Ayurveda and the Ritual of Sakura and give us everything we need for a gorgeous smelling home, and fresh lingering scent on the body, just in time for Christmas.
Both calendars are available from 7th September online.
32. Holland & Barrett Vegan
After last year’s sell-out Advent Calendar, Holland & Barrett are back with another Advent Calendar and of course, it’s vegan! Not only this but the products inside are zero waste, recyclable, refillable, waterless, paraben-free, plastic-free, and palm oil free. Amazing!
The Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar contains 25 products, 14 of which are full sized and includes brands such as Q&A, Weleda and UpCircle. The Advent Calendar is worth £170 but is available from Holland and Barrett online from 9th September for only £40.
The Advent Calendar of Dreams for YSL fans! Featuring a huge range of YSL faves including makeup and fragrance… yes, Black Opium and Libre are inside! The YSL Advent Calendar can be picked up from Selfridges for £190 in October.
Roccabox is another newbie in the Advent Calendar world, and wow, they’ve entered with a bang! The popular beauty subscription box has pulled together some incredible products inside their 25 Day Calendar, including Murad, Sunday Riley and Nails Inc. They’re really spoiling us with 22 full sized products and 3 deluxe minis with a total value of over £350!
If you love a good face mask every now and again, and fancy a bit of extra pampering this Christmas then the Beauty Pro Advent Calendar is one for you! The 12 Days of Christmask Advent Calendar is packed with 12 different sheet masks for the face, eyes, hands and feet. You’ll find masks for brightening, detoxifying and nourishing the skin just in time for Christmas.
If you fancy treating the man in your life too, take a look at the Barber Pro Advent Calendar too!
The Ultimate Advent Calendar for nail varnish addicts! 25 doors of OPI is the perfect way to countdown to Christmas! Inside find 25 nail varnishes including some from the Limited Edition Shine Bright Collection plus other festive shades perfect for the party season.
The OPI Advent calendar is available on 1st October for £65.90 from opiuk.com
L’Occitane are back with a variety of Advent Calendars this year to suit your budget. They’re also the first brand this year to launch a reusable advent calendar! The reusable Advent Calendar is made from recycled cotton and features pockets which holds your daily Christmas treat. This will set you back £160 but you can refill it year after year with your beauty faves.
The Classic Advent Calendar is worth £88 but is available for £53 and features the most beautiful festive design! The Luxury Advent Calendar features L’Occitane’s best selling products in drawers and is worth £135! The Luxury Advent calendar costs £99.
All three advent calendars will be available from uk.loccitane.com
Another luxury beauty Advent Calendar for those who enjoy the finer beauty products in the run up to Christmas is from Harrods. The beautiful deep green coloured box contains 25 best selling products from the Harrod’s Beauty Hall including the Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask and brands such as Natasha Denona, Murad and Laura Mercer.
39. La Mer
La Mer have put together 12 days of luminous hydration in a beautiful Advent Calendar. This is definitely one of the more luxury calendars and costs £425 when it goes on sale in October.
Another gorgeous Advent Calendar design this year is from Nivea with a ski lodge theme! This Advent Calendar is packed with skincare faves and has a treat for you every day in December! Priced at only £40 this is one of the more affordable Advent Calendars and is available from Amazon mid October.
41. Soap & Glory
An Advent Calendar classic is the Soap & Glory Advent Calendar and this year it’s back. Inside you can expect body butters, body scrubs, hand cream and face masks for each of the 24 Days in December. The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar is available from Boots on 28th September for £42.
If you’re a Kiehl’s fan then this Advent Calendar will stock you up with a month of your fave Kiehl’s products! This limited edition calendar has also been made with zero plastic and fully recycled paper – very impressive! The design is beautiful too!
The Kiehl’s Advent Calendar is available on October 14th and will be £89.
One of the long standing Advent Calendars is back with an incredible box this year! The Liberty Advent Calendar is a multi brand Calendar featuring 25 products from brands we all love. The packaging is completely recyclable and is illustrated with the Regent Street Store in a beautiful Christmas design. Packed with brands including Nars, Malin + Goetz, Ren and Hourglass, you don’t want to miss this one!
This is the second highest value Advent calendar so far with a value of £789! The Liberty Advent Calendar goes on sale on 7th October for £215.
Another beautifully designed Advent Calendar this year is the Decleor calendar. Inside is the ultimate collection of skincare treats for an incredible pamper on the run up to Christmas, including night balm, cleansing powder, bb cream and a clay mask. The Advent Calendar costs £85 but is worth £311!
The Decleor Advent Calendar goes on sale in October at decleor.co.uk and in Decleor spas.
45. Molton Brown
One of the favourite Advent Calendars is back with an incredible selection of bath and body products! Molton Brown have picked out 24 indulgent treats including hand creams, hand wash, body oil and candles in our favourite scents. Expect Orange and Bergamot, Fiery Pink Pepper and Heavenly Gingerlily amongst others.
46. The White Company
The White Company have put together an incredible selection of their favourite scented body creams, fragrance, candles and more to keep our skin and home smelling gorgeous throughout the festive season!
Origins have chosen an incredibly festive design for their Advent Calendar this year and have included 12 of their skincare products. Inside you can find masks, moisturisers, an eye cream and body creams.
48. Next Beauty
After last year’s incredible Advent Calendar, Next is back with the Beauty Advent Calendars for both men and women.
The Next Women’s Beauty Advent Calendar is in association with Fabled Marie Claire and is housed in a beautiful baby pink and silver design. The products inside are worth a huge £220 and include some of our favourites including Elemis, Emma Hardie, Bareminerals and Iconic London. The Next Women’s Advent Calendar will only cost you £69, so if you’re looking for the perfect multi brand calendar this year, this could be the one.
The Next Men’s Advent Calendar mirrors the design of the Women’s, but in a darker colour scheme and includes brands such as BOSS, Elemis, Lab Series and L’Occitane.
Both Advent Calendars launch on 17th September.
49. Ted Baker
The Ted Baker Beauty Advent Calendar is the perfect pre-Christmas gift for a Ted Baker lover! House of Blooms is packed with body care and beauty treats to get through the festive period smelling gorgeous!
50. M&S Autograph
If you’re disappointed that M&S aren’t releasing a beauty Advent Calendar this year, this one is the perfect replacement. The M&S Autograph Beauty Advent Calendar features 12 days of beauty products from their Autograph line, including lip, eye and brow products.
The M&S Autograph Beauty Advent Calendar costs £75 and is available now.
Last but definitely not least is the latest newbie to the Advent Calendar scene, Cohorted. The premium beauty subscription box is launching their very first beauty Advent Calendar this year featuring 12 incredible brands. Cohorted are keeping the line up under wraps for now, but the calendar goes on sale on 5th October, so keep a look out for any sneak peeks!