If you consider yourself somewhat of a beauty buff, Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Our favourite brands launch limited edition Christmas collections, there are copious holiday parties to try out new makeup looks and, most importantly, there are the advent calendars.
Typically coming in 12 or 24 day assortments, they make the countdown to Christmas all the more exciting. Not to mention they’re filled with best-selling products and cult-favourites usually totally far more in worth than what you spent on the calendar.
We’ve rounded up the best and most luxurious beauty advent calendars available this year, but be warned they’ll be snapped up fast.
Adore Beauty Luxury Advent Calendar, $99.95 from Adore Beauty
If like us, you’re regularly shopping from Adore Beauty’s impressive range or brands, you’ll know to expect great things from this 12-piece calendar. With miniatures of the Ultra Violette Queen Screen, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Laneige Lip Glowy Balm, it’s a must-have.
YSL Luxury Advent Calendar, $495 from David Jones
Quite literally adorned with in gold this beauty calendar is the epitome of luxury, stocked with 24 of YSL’s most-loved products, including 6 full-size and 1 gift.
NET-A-PORTER Christmas Advent Calendar, $410 from NET-A-PORTER
This calendar is a true taste of luxury, offering the best from big name brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm, Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley (to name a few). It has finally been released after much anticipation and if last year is anything to go by, it will sell out fast.
24 Days of Clinique, $175 from Clinique
Stocked with an entire skincare regime and makeup favourites Clinique’s has packed their advent calendar with the best of the best from their range.
Lancôme Advent Calendar, $250 from Adore Beauty
If the beautiful boxing of Lancôme’s advent calendar isn’t enough to lure you in – worthy of becoming a table decoration in of itself – the 24 minis worth over $1000 in value should so the trick.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, $689 from David Jones
Jo Malone London is the epitome of bespoke luxury when it comes to fragrance, and their advent calendar is no exception to the standard they’ve set. The calendar includes 24 miniatures of the brand’s festive favourites as well as 30ml Cologne. Having already sold out on the Jo Malone site, you better snap it up quick from DJs.
12 Days of Go-To, $150 from Go-To
You’ll find all your Go-To cult faves inside this magical beauty from the Face Hero to the Tranformazing Sheet Mask.
Glasshouse Fragrances Advent Calendar Gift Set, $250 from Oz Hair & Beauty
One for those who love a beautifully scented home, you can unwrap mini sizes of beloved Glasshouse products including candles, hand creams and bath products. Already sold out at Adore Beauty, get in quick at Oz Hair & Beauty or risk your sweetly lit festive season.
Penhaligon’s A Fragrant Countdown Advent Calendar, $605 from Selfridges&Co
When we think of elegantly created perfumes and colognes we think of Penhaligon’s. Their calendar features a range of fragrances, candles and creams including our personal favourite: Babylon.
Diptyque Holiday Advent Calendar, $695 from MECCA
Every day of the festive season is filled with enchantment thanks to this calendar stocked with the brand’s most coveted candles, fragrances and body products.
Benefit The More The Merrier Advent Calendar, $119 from MYER
Good brow days are guaranteed everyday in December with Benefit’s beauty calendar. It’s not just their cult brow products included however, you can also find minis of their best-selling primers, mascaras and liners.
Dr. Hauschka Christmas 2021, $144 from allbeauty
If you’ve tried even one of Dr Hauschka’s products, you’ll know just how good the natural and certified brand is. Their 2021 calendar is filled with minis and one full-size product so you can experience the whole range.
Share The Joy Advent Calendar, from $100 from The Body Shop
The Body Shop has curated not one but three beauty calendars according to size and budget, all stockpiled with your favourite body butters, masks and bath essentials.
Myer Little Box of Beauty, $89 from Myer
House of Huda 12-Door Advent Calendar, $282 from Huda Beauty
Curated with love by Huda herself, unbox cult-favourite formulas, mesmerizing makeup, effective skincare and so much more over 12-days.
L’Occitane Advent Calendar, from $99 from L’Occitane
This year, you will find L’Occitane’s iconic shower products, youth-boosting skincare, fragrance collections and best-selling hand care products spread across 24 boxes and two different calendars: Classic or Premium.
La Mer The World Of La Mer, $700 from Selfridges and David Jones
In the realm of beauty La Mer is a name synonymous with luxury, and their advent calendar is no exception, stocked with minis of their cult products.