November 17, 2021

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars To Shop For Christmas 2021

Countdown to Christmas with our picks of the best beauty advent calendars.

It’s the holiday season and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a beauty advent calendar.

Countdown to Christmas (literally) with some of your beauty favourites; behind each door you’ll find a hair, skin or makeup product awaiting you, rather than chocolate. 

This year, all of your favourite beauty brands are releasing their own take on the holiday calendar. From Chanel’s tribute to the 100th birthday of the iconic fragrance Chanel N°5 with their very first edition of an advent calendar, to Dior’s artfully-designed pick, and Glasshouse Fragrances, The Body Shop, Net-A-Porter, Amazon and more…

Indulge this festive season—scroll through to see our picks of the best calendars hitting beauty counters in 2021.

Happy holidays!

Glasshouse Fragrances

Is there anything more Christmas-y than a Glasshouse candle? This limited edition advent calendar comes with 24 Glasshouse pieces behind each red door—from a Montego Bay Rhythm Hand Cream to a Night Before Christmas mini Soy Candle. 

Buy now: Glasshouse Fragrances Advent Calendar Gift Set – 24 Days Of Christmas, $250 from Adore Beauty

Chanel

Chanel has launched its first ever beauty advent calendar to celebrate the 100th birthday of the iconic fragrance Chanel N°5. The advent’s luxurious boxes are numbered from 5 to 31; number 5 as a tribute to the fragrance and 31 as a nod to the address of Gabrielle Chanel’s first store and her original atelier in Paris—31 Rue Cambon. Shaped like an enormous bottle of Chanel N°5, this holiday calendar deserves a special spot on your Christmas mantle.

Buy now: Chanel N°5 The Calendar, $1140 from Chanel

The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s Advent Calendars are so popular among beauty devotees that last year they sold one every 30 seconds. Full of forever favourites including Shea Hand Cream and Strawberry Lip Butter, it’s no wonder it’s a hit each holiday season. This year, The Body Shop will be offering three Advent Calendars; in addition to the one pictured here you can also shop the Share the Joy Advent Calendar ($100) and Share Love & Joy Ultimate Advent Calendar ($250). 

Buy now: The Body Shop Share the Love Big Advent Calendar, $160 from The Body Shop

Dior

Celebrate Christmas on 30 Avenue Montaigne with this luxurious Christian Dior Advent Calendar, designed to conjure the magic of a Parisian Christmas. Artist Alice Shirley created the design for the Calendar itself, which is full of 24 days of Dior beauty surprises. We won’t spoil the surprise, but look forward to a mini J’adore eau de parfum infinissime, two lipsticks and an exclusive Dior candle.

Buy now: Dior Advent Calendar, $700 from Dior

Jo Malone London

Each holiday season, beauty fans eagerly await Jo Malone London’s holiday Advent Calendar. This year’s edition is a 24-day fragrance set full of miniature sized fragrances and cologne. The perfect gift to welcome Christmas. 

Buy now: Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar, $689 from Myer

David Jones

David Jones is one of the most festive places to mark the Christmas occasion, so beauty lovers will be excited to hear they’ve launched a dedicated David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar. Unwrap gifts from your favourite David Jones counter brands, including MAC, Guerlain, SKII and more.

Buy now: David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar, $200 from David Jones

Net-A-Porter

This one’s for the true beauty enthusiasts—think gifts from Victoria Beckham Beauty, Sunday Riley and Oribe. Net-A-Porter’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is one of the most highly-anticipated beauty releases each and every year. Need proof it’s worth the investment? Behind one of the 25 doors lies Augustinus Bader’s cult Rich Cream. Yes, really!

Buy now: Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $410 from Net-A-Porter

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury’s 2021 advent calendar features 12 days of Charlotte-approved beauty. Slide open one of the dozens of jewel-encrusted drawers to discover a range of Charlotte Tilbury’s most iconic products, including Charlotte’s Magic Cream and a brand-new exclusive Pillow Talk lipstick shade. 

Buy now: Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar, $295 from Charlotte Tilbury

Go-To

If there’s one beauty Advent Calendar that’s sure to be an instant sell-out it’s this: Go-To’s 12 Days of Go-To Mega Limited Advent Calendar. The name says it all—this one is a seriously exclusive and mega limited edition! Enjoy 12 days of Go-To Christmas with fun and festive gifts that range from a 30mL Face Hero to a Go-To Shower Cap and a peach-coloured silk eye mask. 

Buy now: 12 Days of Go-To Mega Limited Advent Calendar, $150 from Go-To

Selfridges 

Housed within a box featuring a beautiful illustration of the iconic Selfridges headquarters in London, this Beauty Advent Calendar is packed full of the department store’s best-selling makeup and skincare products. Think Dr. Barbara Sturm, Nars, Huda Beauty, Hourglass, The Ordinary and more.

Buy now: Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2021, $340 from Selfridges

Amazon

Celebrate the holiday season with some serious beauty classics like Olay, Weleda and more, thanks to the The Amazon Australia Beauty Advent Calendar. You can’t go past the price: at less than $100, it’s a steal.

Buy now: The Amazon Australia Beauty Advent Calendar, $100 from Amazon

Clarins

Who doesn’t want to find a Clarins Beauty Flash Balm underneath the tree? Indulge in 12 days of Clarins this Christmas with a range of Clarins favourites that all come within a chic red and white box.

Buy now: Clarins 12 Day Advent Calendar, $120 from Clarins

La Mer

For the ultimate unboxing on Christmas morning, look no further than the La Mer Advent Calendar. Aptly named The World of La Mer Holiday Advent Calendar, you can truly immerse yourself in all things La Mer with a mini Crème de la Mer 15ml, Lip Balm and The Treatment Lotion. 

Buy now: The World of La Mer Holiday Advent Calendar, $725 from David Jones

Clinique

Run, don’t walk, if you want to be one of the lucky few to snap up this limited edition Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar. Shine on these holidays with a slew of mini-sized skincare must-haves from the brand’s hero ranges.

Buy now: Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Set, $175 from Myer

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