What's better than one holiday gift? One holiday gift that keeps on giving
every single day until Christmas. That's exactly why a beauty advent calendar is the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life.
For your skin care-obsessed BFF that's always testing new products, these
advent calendars mark a way to get anywhere from 12 to 25 beauty samples (and sometimes even full-sized bottles) in a single present. Sure, resisting the urge to rip open every alcove at once is tempting, but imagine the joy of getting a new product every morning — now that's the holiday spirit.
The good news is that there's a beauty advent calendar for everyone. Some are dedicated to
sheet masks, others are packed with relaxing body care for a self-care night, and there are plenty more for makeup aficionados (hello, mini lipstick tubes!). The hardest part of gifting these calendars isn't finding them, it's narrowing down the best ones out there.
If you happen to be overwhelmed with your gifting options, these 15 beauty advent calendar picks are a great place to start shopping.
We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1 For The Candle Lover
anything is usually on any beauty lover’s holiday wish list and this advent calendar might be the ultimate gift from everyone’s favorite fragrance house. You’ll find 25 candles, fragrances, and more in a mix of different sizes. A real treat for all. 2 For Luxury Skin Care Fanatic
Skin care enthusiasts will think this Dr. Barbara Sturm advent calendar is a dream come true. While it is on the pricier side at $495, it’s actually a great bargain. Here’s why: there’s a mix of 24 products that come in full or sample-sizes. Compared to spending $300 on a single classic serum, you get so much more for your money while also testing out some products you may not have tried yet.
3 For The Friend Who Loves Self Care Sundays
From the iconic
Creme de Corps to the game-changing Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask, Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar always delivers the goods. Find a mix of other classic cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and more in this playful festive box designed by French illustrator and artist Marylou Faure. 4 For The Perfume Collector
Know someone who’s constantly searching for a new signature scent? This Atelier Cologne Discover Advent Calendar contains 24 mini perfumes with a range of different notes, from
Vanille Insensée to Rose Anonyme. 5 For The Budget Spotter
For the beauty lover that likes to get the most bang for their buck, this collection of NYX products will be perfect. You get 24 full and mini-sized versions of NYX’s most iconic products — think
Butter Gloss, Born to Glow Illuminating Highlighter, and more — all for less than $50. 6 For The Amateur Manicurist
For the nail lover, this advent calendar has it all. There are 22 mini Plant Pots, Ciaté’s newest collection of polishes that contain nourishing ingredients like biotin, bamboo, and bakuchiol for strong and healthy nails. You also get a nail primer and an illustration from the box’s designer,
UK-based illustrator Ruby Taylor. 7 For The Body Care Lover
From nourishing hand creams to delicious-smelling soaps, this is a great gift for anyone already faithful to the brand or a newbie who loves a good pamper session.
8 For The Skin Care Aficionado 9 For The Skin Care Newbie
A skin care advent calendar for less than $100? You’ll want to snap this up ASAP. You get 12 full and mini-sized skin and body care classics from Origins, including the
Charcoal Mask and Frothy Face Wash. Radiant skin has never been easier to achieve. 10 For The Friend Who Loves The Nail Salon
Give the ultimate gift for manicure loves with this OPI advent calendar. You’ll find 25 mini bottles of some of the best OPI shades of all time, like Apple Red and Alpine Snow, and with different finishes to create fun nail looks.
11 For The Makeup Enthusiast 12 For The Beauty Box Lover
Beauty subscription service IPSY is debuting its very first advent calendar to subscribers. You’ll find makeup, hair, and skin care samples from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Ouai, 111Skin, and more.
13 For The Clean Beauty Lover
Fulfill every skin, body, and hair care need with this offering from The Body Shop. Inside, you’ll find 24 little surprises to give yourself some head-to-toe TLC. You can enjoy classics like the
Avocado Body Butter and Shea Shampoo, plus mini face masks. 14 For The
A combination of makeup and skin, this advent calendar offers 12 of Chantecaille’s best-selling products, like the
Full Brow Perfecting Gel and the Bio Lifting Cream+. You get five full-sized items and seven mini ones for a nice mix of beauty essentials. 15 For The Friend Who Likes To Experiment With Makeup
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This article was originally published on
Dec. 1, 2020