The countdown to the holiday period has begun, and what better way to get in the spirit than with an advent calendar? But forget the chocolate versions of yesteryear because there is now an array of options to choose from that are bursting with beauty treats from some of the best brands out there. Whether you’re looking to buy gifts for your girlfriends or in the mood to spoil yourself, they’re a no-brainer.
Scroll through to discover Savoir Flair’s favorite festive calendars, each of which covers a whole host of beauty needs whilst adding a dose of merry cheer to your day. We can’t deny that your willpower will be tested – you’ll want to open all the little doors at once – but trust us when we say that it will be worth it.
Trust Diptyque to create the most decadent advent calendar ever. Bringing the brand’s most beloved products together in magical minis, it contains fragrances, mini candles, and body products galore. The chic design is just the celestial cherry on top.
It doesn’t get much better than Net-a-Porter’s ‘25 Days of Beauty’. Bursting with luxurious products from the crème de la crème of beauty (Charlotte Tilbury, Le Labo, Oribe, and Dr. Barbara Sturm included), it’s also seriously chic – boasting cool monochrome packaging that deserves pride of place on any shelf.
Net-a-Porter ’25 Days of Beauty Calendar’
Inside this year’s bright and beautiful premium offering from L’Occitane, you’ll find some of the brand’s best-selling and most luxurious products, including the decadent ‘Divine Youth Oil’, the stunning ‘Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum’, and the ‘Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion’ to pamper you from top to toe. It also features a unique moving design with two rotating towers that reveal distinct designs on all four sides as you find the drawer you’re searching for.
L’Occitane ‘Premium Advent Calendar 2018’
This one’s for the makeup fanatics. Delivering high-quality cosmetics without a hefty price tag, NYX is one of the most in-demand beauty brands – and rightfully so. Taking you on a sweet journey filled with matte lip creams, buttery glosses, and eyeshadows and highlighters galore, it’s your one-stop-shop to mini makeup must-haves.
NYX ‘Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty Calendar’
A thing of beauty both inside and out, Jo Malone’s London Townhouse calendar opens up to reveal 24 drawers of Jo Malone must-haves. There’s everything from ‘Cherry & Clove’ mini candles to ‘Wild Bluebell’ body creams and ‘Nectarine Blossom & Honey’ colognes to leave you and your home smelling festively fragrant. Oh, and look out for door number 24 – there’s a little extra surprise lurking inside…
Christmas came early when Susanne Kauffman created this gorgeous gold advent calendar. What’s even better is that behind each little door are the perfect products to get you ready for the festive season. From glass vials containing relaxing bath salts to hydrating hair masks and aromatic home scents, it ticks all the beauty boxes – and then some.
Susanne Kaufmann ‘Gold Holiday Calendar’
Fragrance fanatics will go nuts for this calendar from Atelier Cologne, which is bursting with mini bottles of its finest scent creations. Whether you’re into floral fragrances or crisp citrus colognes, you’re guaranteed to find your new favorite perfume alongside sublime smelling soaps and perfume dabbers behind one of those 24 doors.
Atelier Cologne ‘Advent Calendar’
The Body Shop
Inside this massive (and we mean massive) calendar you’ll find an array of full-size (no minis here) beauty goodies, including body butters, shower scrubs, makeup, and face oils. And you’ll be keeping things cruelty-free while you’re at it.
A calendar that’s crammed full of our favorite beauty brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Caudalie, Benefit, and 111Skin? Sign us up. There’s everything a beauty buff could possibly want, from Coconut & Fig hair masks to Clinique moisturizers and everything in between. Want.
The ASOS ‘Face + Body Advent Calendar’