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Whether you believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. How has time passed this quickly? We have no idea either, but we're here to get you prepped for the gift-giving season. One saving grace for us all during this busy season has always been advent calendars. These month- or week-long date holders contain coveted full- or travel-size versions of the best products you'll find all year. Especially the beauty, skincare, nail care, or fragrance advent calendars. Not only are these gifts that keep on giving, but you'll also get more bang for your buck since many of these have incredible deals.
This is the perfect moment to grab all the must-have advent calendars from renowned brands such as Benefit Cosmetics and L'Occitane, which feature their highly sought-after products, all for under $150! Below, we've curated a list of the best beauty advent calendars for anyone on your list (or even yourself). Now get to shopping before they're sold out everywhere!
Wet n Wild The Wild List Advent Calendar
For just under $30, you can get this advent calendar from Wet n Wild products which includes 12 of their best-selling makeup products and tools from across categories. You'll get everything from a full-sized eyeshadow palette to an eyelash curler and some fluffy brushes.
Olive and June's Christmas Calendar
Available now for pre-order, this nail advent calendar from Olive and June has everything you need for nailcare. It even comes with special press-on nails for the days you need a quick fix! In the past years they've even sold out in hours, so make sure to pre-order your Christmas or Hannukah advents now.
Benefit Cosmetics All I Want Beauty Advent Calendar
The makeup guru in your life is probably constantly restocking these top-rated products in their beauty collection, so make their life easier by gifting them this 24-piece advent. Worth over $300, it contains Benefit's beloved It's Real! Mascara and Hoola bronzer, plus many other fan favorites.
George & Viv Beauty Advent Calendar
The highly coveted, limited-edition George & Viv beauty advent calendar is officially available for pre-order now—and we've never been more excited to get our hands on this one. This year's edition contains products worth over $350 and includes our favorite premium brands like Phlur, Supergoop, Elemis, and Sunday Riley all for the low price of $88. We honestly wouldn't blame you if you picked one up for yourself as well.
L'Occitane Holiday Classic Advent Calendar
Year after year the French brand L'Occitane knocks it out of the park with their beauty and skincare products inspired by the holiday season—and we can't stop buying them. The luxury savant in your life is going to enjoy the grand lineup this year, and $115 value, which includes multiple hand creams, soaps, body lotions, and cleansers.
Saks 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
All we want for Christmas is this advent calendar from Saks, because you just KNOW it's going to be good. It features our favorite luxury beauty brands like Aesop, Diptyque, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and Gucci. Valued at $560, it's the perfect gift for the bougie friend in your inner circle.
Pinch Provisions Self Care Advent Calendar
Now you can treat the self-care enthusiast in your life to a week of pampering with items such as bath bombs, a comfy spa headband, moisturizing socks they'll never want to take off, and a gua sha sculpting tool from this advent calendar. They won't be able to stop thanking you.
The Body Shop Box of Wonders Holiday Advent Calendar
Pamper your loved one from head to toe with this exclusive The Body Shop advent calendar available for purchase on QVC. This advent is packed full of both full- and travel-size face and body products like the beloved mango and shea body butters, pink grapefruit and British rose shower gels, and much more.
OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Piece Advent Calendar
If you serve as your own manicurist, then you'll love this advent calendar from OPI. It includes 14 shades from this year's exclusive Terribly Nice Holiday collection as well as nine of their iconic shades that we all know and love, like Alpine Snow and Lincoln Park After Dark. Even more, the set includes a rapid drying top coat and a 3-in-1 treatment.
bareMinerals 12 Days of Joy Holiday Advent Calendar
If you or your friend are into the clean girl aesthetic and lifestyle, then this 12-piece bareMinerals advent calendar is for you. It includes four full-size and eight travel-size makeup and skincare essentials. It's also vegan and cruelty-free.
Rituals 3-D Tree Advent Calendar
This 2-in-1 Christmas countdown calendar from Rituals doubles as a gift and holiday decor. It contains a wide range of skincare, haircare, and luxury fragrance products all for under $100. Once your giftee has opened all the doors and unboxed their goodies, they can place the tree anywhere around their home for some extra holiday cheer.
Bloomingdale's 25-Day Beauty Advent Calendar
This glittering collection features over $800 worth of beauty finds as only Bloomingdale's can do. It features some of the most sought-after beauty brands: Charlotte Tilbury, Prada, Kiehl's, YSL, Le Labo, La Prairie and Elemis...just to name a few.
Voluspa 12-Day Advent Calendar
The holidays aren't the holidays without a candle burning in the evening, filling up the room with the delicious smell of baked goods. Any candle lover will fall in love with this advent calendar that has a scent for basically every occasion they can imagine. We're already eyeing up the cinnamon wood candle for cozy nights in.
Want even more gift ideas? Check out the best beauty stocking stuffers that are all under $30.
—Originally published Sept. 29, 2023, at 4:00 a.m. PT