The 10 Best Beauty Advent Calendars To Shop In 2023
What’s better than one beauty surprise? 24 little ones every day in December!
One of my fondest childhood memories is waking up on December mornings and racing to my advent calendar to pop open that little door of magic. Now, thanks to the wonder that is beauty advent calendars, I wake up and race to see what beauty surprise awaits me. As each year rolls on, the beauty advent calendars on offer become more and more elevated and alluring. With brands like La Mer, Jo Malone and Clarins offering minis of their products in chic, worthy-of-display advent calendars, there truly is no better time to dip your toes into that new brand that’s sat on your wishlist for too long.
Whether you’re looking to spoil yourself with a little daily pick-me-up, or gift a loved one, we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ve rounded up the top beauty advent calendars to shop this festive season. But be quick–December is almost here!
L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar
L’Occitane might just be the queen of Christmas gifting. With its range of Christmas crackers and gift packs all adorning eye-catching holiday packaging, there’s nothing the brand can’t do–and its advent calendars are no exception. This year, L’Occitane has collaborated with French illustrator Éva Offredo to create a reusable advent calendar made from 65 per cent cotton. Designed to be reused for years to come, the calendar comes full of must-haves like the Immortelle Divine Cream and Precious Cleansing Oil.
SHOP NOW: L’Occitane Reusable Beauty Advent Calendar, $250 from L’Occitane
Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar
Arguably an icon in the beauty world, Clarins has something for everyone. From skincare to makeup and even body care, the Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar will make it hard to only open one door at a time. Presented in a chic white box embellished with glimmering gold imagery, this calendar is bound to take center stage on your side table.
SHOP NOW: Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar, $207 from Clarins
Jo Malone 25 Day Advent Calendar
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a gingerbread house–but we don’t mean the edible kind. Yep, this year, Jo Malone has brought us an advent calendar inspired by the humble gingerbread house. With cute gingerbread motifs on the packaging and scents such as Ginger Biscuit inside, there’s nothing not to love. Packed with colognes, bath and body minis, as well as candles and full-sized scents, Jo Malone sure knows how to do Christmas.
SHOP NOW: Jo Malone 25 Day Advent Calendar, $784 from David Jones
LANCÔME Advent Calendar
LANCÔME definitely knows how to nail an advent calendar. With 24 minis of all its cult products, like Advanced Génifique Anti Aging Serum and Lash Idôle Mascara, there’s not much left to ask Santa for. The limited edition calendar is itself adorned with a beautiful Agora rose pattern, designed by French artist Lydie Bossuet so there’s no reason not to have this one on full display.
SHOP NOW: LANCÔME Advent Calendar, $349 from Adore Beauty
Diptyque Advent Calendar
Fragrance brand Diptyque is often at the top of our wish lists come the holiday season, so it comes as no surprise that its advent calendar is always a favourite. This year Diptyque is celebrating the magic of the flame with its always-majestic packaging decorated in flame-inspired calligrams. Inside, you will find yourself treated to 25 captivating fragrances, including the brand’s very own festive scents Sapin (Pine Tree), Délice (Delight) and Coton (Cotton).
SHOP NOW: Diptyque Advent Calendar, $729 from MECCA
Kiehl’s Holiday Advent Calendar
Wrapped in a holiday-inspired design by artist duo Icinori, the Kiehl’s Holiday Advent Calendar packs a punch. Waiting behind each mysterious door is one of Kiehl’s iconic formulas—will you open to an Ultra Facial Cream or Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask? Only time will tell.
SHOP NOW: Kiehl’s Holiday Advent Calendar, $179 from Kiehl’s
Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar
For the fragrance lover in your life, Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar makes the perfect gift. From soy candles to shower gels, this calendar includes a little bit of everything. Housed in a stunning box designed by artist Michelle Pereira, this advent calendar is bound to sell out fast.
SHOP NOW: Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar, $275 from Adore Beauty
La Mer The Twelve Days Of Luminous Hydration
Open up to a world of luxury with La Mer The Twelve Days Of Luminous Hydration Advent Calendar. This lavish advent calendar contains twelve different Miracle Broth-infused La Mer treatments sure to have you oozing radiance just in time for those Christmas long-lunches. Although a little more bougie than some of her counterparts, who can say no to that La Mer hydration?
SHOP NOW: La Mer The Twelve Days Of Luminous Hydration, $700 from David Jones
Juliette Has A Gun Not An Advent Calendar
Juliette Has A Gun has taken the idea of a traditional advent calendar and made it its own. The brand’s limited edition Not An Advent Calendar is designed to be enjoyed post-Christmas from Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve–genius if you ask us. With six different fragrance items included, we won’t say no to holding onto that door-opening excitement for a few days longer.
SHOP NOW: Juliette Has A Gun Not An Advent Calendar, $269 from Adore Beauty
David Jones 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar
David Jones has long been one of Australia’s top beauty hubs, so it’s only to be expected that it curates one of the best advent calendars out there. Valued at over $500, the David Jones 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar houses brands such as Bobbi Brown, The Beauty Chef, Estée Lauder and Yves Saint Laurent. This is a treat-yourself moment like no other.
SHOP NOW: David Jones 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, $240 from David Jones