Last year one of my most popular posts in the run up to Christmas was about the best advent calendars on the market. I’ve decided to do the same again this year as so many brands have release amazing advent calendars.
Gone are the chocolate filled advent calendars we wanted as kids, replaced with calendars stuffed full of amazing items. Over the past few years, more and more brands are catching on to the craze. The number of luxury advent calendars on the market doubles every year.
With so many on the market, I’ve gathered together some of the best to show you. If I had the money to buy all of these, I 100% would! I know it seems way too early to be mentioning Christmas but most of these Calendars will sell out really quickly. If you see one that you want, don’t wait around!
Primark Beauty Advent Calendar
Penneys (Primark) has brought out it’s very own advent calendars for the first time this year. One with 12 days of nail polish and the other filled with Primark’s own range of makeup. At only €18 I can imagine the makeup filled calendar flying out the door so get to your local Penneys quick if you want to get your hands on it.
Zoella – 12 Days of Christmas
This year Zoella release her first advent calendar as part of her Zoella lifestyle Christmas range. What I love about this calendar is that it has a mixture of treats that you will definitely use coming up to Christmas. It exclusively contains her new ‘Christmas Clementine’ room spray and candle along with some cute Christmas biscuit cookers, stationary and more. You can get it here for €65.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics – 12 Sweet Days
I’ve heard so many good reviews about Tanya Burr Cosmetics but still haven’t got around to trying out the products. This advent calendar is the perfect way to get to try out some of Tanya’s range whilst getting a little treat every day too. It contains a selection of nail polishes, lipsticks and more miniature beauty bits from her collections. Get it here for €30.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop always bring out the most amazing advent calendars, with such a mixture of products available. Their 25 Days Deluxe advent calendar is £65 and features a mixture of their best-selling products from the store. If you haven’t tried many products from The Body Shop, than their Beauty Advent Calendar is perfect for you. It has a selection of 25 miniature products to test out for £45. Lastly the 25 Days Ultimate Advent Calendar takes it to the next level with £214 worth of products for £99! You can check the three calendars out here. (Sidenote, with the exchange rate at the moment it’s cheaper to buy in pounds and use Address Pal for your shipping address).
Makeup Revolution Christmas Tree
I have to say this is one of the best makeup advent calendars I’ve seen. Makeup Revolution has some really good quality yet super affordable products. This massive Christmas tree calendar is packed with all full size products, with some days containing up to three products inside each box. Its currently on offer for £70 on Superdrug and for the amount of makeup you get, I would definitely recommend picking it up. (You will need to use a service like Address Pal to get a UK address so it can be shipped to Ireland)
Lancôme Christmas In Two Cities
Christmas in two cities: 24 days of fragrance, makeup and skincare treats from YSL, Lancôme, Victor & Rolf, Kiehl’s and Urban Decay. This is filled with luxury treats from some of my favourite brands. It’s pricey at €120 but we’re allowed to spoil ourselves at Christmas right? Get it here.
Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar
You can now have 24 whole days of bath bomb love with this Bomb Advent Calendar, filled to the brim with a mix of favourite soaps and blasters to get you in a festive mood. With the stress and excitement of the Christmas season, this is perfect to help anyone relax after a day of Christmas shopping! Get it here for €20.95
Light up your Christmas with Yankee Candle’s magical advent calendar! Get a luscious, warm scented tealight every day for your Christmas countdown along with a festive votive. Yankee Candle make some iconic festive scents, my house is sure to be filled with them this Christmas. Get this calendar here for €33.
NYX – Lippie Countdown
I love NYX as a brand and this calendar really excites me. The NYX lipsticks are such good quality and with a new lipstick every day, how could you go wrong? Including bestsellers like Lip Lingerie, Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick and Soft Matte Lip Cream, count yourself in for 24 days of hippie heaven. Get yours for €64.99 here.
Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar
Benefit’s Advent Calendar will give you everything you need to be Christmas party ready throughout December. It’s on the more affordable end of the advent calendar scale at £34.50 and gives you 12 days of miniature Benefit bestsellers. This is available from November, exclusively to Benefit boutiques and Debenhams.
Bare Minerals – Box Of Wonders
Treat yourself this year with the bareMinerals’ Box of Wonders. The beauty advent calendar conceals 24 mini makeup and skincare goodies for the festive season to create endless, party-ready makeup looks. They are in stock now from Boots for €87.
Soap & Glory – It’s A Calendar, Girls!
If your a fan of Soap & Glory you’ll love this years calendar. This years calendar treats you to 24 days of their bestselling products, in miniature form. Also inside are some new products which have just been released for this Christmas season. You can get yours for €50 from Boots.
Jack Wills Beauty Advent Calendar
This Jack Wills Advent Calendar is packed with mini beauty and body goodies. In the signature Jack Wills pink and blue, get 24 days of skincare, nail polish and hair accessories. It’s available now for €45 here.
W7 Advent Calendar
I had never tried W7 Cosmetics until this year, and I’ve since become a huge fan. The quality of their products is amazing, especially considering their low price point. The W7 calendar this year contains 24 days of mini lipsticks, lip glosses, nail polishes and a full sized surprise. You can get it online from the UK store for £29.95.
Jo Malone always comes out with some of the most amazing, and expensive, advent calendars every year. I have never had anything from Jo Malone (I’m broke) but every year I swear one day I will be able to afford this calendar. It contains 24 days worth of Jo Malones signature fragrances in candles, body sprays and more. At £300 it is so expensive, but might make a great Birthday gift for anyone born in December. It is available exclusively to Harrods throughout October and rolls out across Jo Malone stockists from November onwards.
Charlotte Tilbury – Naughty & Nice
The Naughty and Nice Magic Box is back this year and better than ever, featuring 12 best-selling iconic makeup treasures wrapped up in a glamorous, gorgeous box. Making it the perfect beauty advent calendar, with lots of full-sized and mini best-sellers for everyone! Charlottes Tilbury’s makeup is so amazing and such good quality, you won’t be disappointed. Get it here for €185.
This 12 day advent calendar is the perfect gift or treat for yourself! Filled with a mix of makeup and skincare items, you’ll be glowing by the time Christmas comes around. Get it for €78 here.
Liz Earle The 12 Days Of Christmas
With a different surprise each time, excite the skin and senses with this beauty dozen. Radiance, smoothness, hydration and more are captured within The 12 Days of Christmas, featuring iconic classics, skincare solutions, fine fragrance and all-important accessories. A luxurious delight for any beauty addict, get it for €80 from Boots.
Ciaté – Mini Mani Month
Treat your nails to a surprise a day for Advent with Ciaté Mini Mani Month calendar. This is the ultimate holiday countdown containing 24 nail polish must haves. With new and exclusive shades and plenty of surprises, you can get it for €56 from Debenhams.
Cocoa Brown – 12 Days Of Tan
If you love tanning then this is the calendar for you. This year Marissa Carter announced Cocoa Brown would be releasing the very first false tan advent calendar. With 12 days worth of full size Cocoa Brown products inside, this will have you stocked up and prepped with everything you need to keep that bronze glow. You can get this for €69.95 from all Cocoa Brown stockists from the end of October.
Superstar Sparkling Advent Calendar
I could not write this post without mentioning this advent calendar. These were announced a few weeks ago and are available here for pre-order now. Christmas is a time for celebrating and what better way than with a mini bottle of prosecco or sparkling wine every day! This calendar might seem steep at £125 but it has rose gold Bottega, like do I need to say more!
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