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The 17 Best Beauty Advent Calendars You Can Still Shop

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Allow us to let you in on a secret: The best beauty Advent calendars have been a saving grace for gift givers in need for years. These coveted date holders contain full- and travel-size versions of some of the most coveted hair, skin, makeup, and nail products you’ll find all year, which means in addition to bringing a smile to a friend or family member’s face, you’ll also get more bang for your buck this season. These exclusive Advents from must-have brands like Fresh and Aman are always at the top of our shopping lists, since they feature a range of routine-enhancing beauty finds to delight any beauty lover. And now that the holidays are on their way, we recommend snagging these popular gifts quickly while they’re still in stock.

Here, we’ve pulled together a Bazaar-approved list of the best beauty Advent calendars available for just about everyone on your list—I challenge you to not walk away with something for yourself, too.

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Aman’s luxury Advent calendar is a beauty treat, since it contains 25 travel-size fragrance and skincare products made all over the world. From face and under-eye masks made in collaboration with 111Skin, to 10 different candle and perfume options to discover, the self-care enthusiast in your circle will love unboxing this beauty gem.

Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

The friend in your circle who prioritizes body care will get plenty of use out of this 24-day skin and body care Advent from L’Occitane. From shea butter-infused creams to citrus and verbena-scented shower gel and more, they may never leave the bath tub after unwrapping this surprise.

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Classic Beauty Advent Calendar


Nordstrom12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar

This calendar helps your giftee take the guesswork out of narrowing down their makeup essentials, since it contains 12 of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’s most popular items. It also nicely features a miniature cleansing oil to makes removal a breeze.

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12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar


UltaAdvent Calendar

Treat your favorite cousin to Alo’s 24-day Advent, which doubles as both the perfect beauty and wellness gift. Each numbered drawer features a different best-seller, from their Magnesium Reset Spray and Clean Dry Shampoo, to a branded claw clip and toiletry bag. And did we mention your giftee will also discover a subscription to Alo Moves and a $25 gift card?

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Alo2023 Advent Calendar

Here’s their chance to try 24 French beauty favorites from beloved Parisian brand Payot. They’ll unwrap an offering of minature skin and body care goodies, like the brand’s Roselift Eye Patches, Sleeping Mask Glow, and Nourishing Velvet Hand Cream.

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2023 Advent Calendar


PayotAdvent Calendar Skincare Set

They’ll get all their favorite Fresh essentials—and then some—with this robust, Advent from the brand. In addition to rounding out their skincare routine with best-sellers, like the Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment Balm and Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream, your favorite beauty enthusiast will enjoy discovering a new surprise this holiday for 24 days straight.

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Advent Calendar Skincare Set


Fresh12-Day Advent Calendar

Surprise your favorite beauty lover—who also happens to be a serious Emily in Paris fan—with 12 days worth of makeup goodies from Revolution Beauty. Inside this calendar, they’ll discover items like an exclusive set of falsies and eyeshadow palette that are each très chic.

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12-Day Advent Calendar


Urban OutfittersNot an Advent Calendar

Don’t let the name of this gift fool you—it is an Advent calendar. Designed to be opened from December 26 through the New Year, it’s the perfect gift for fans of the beloved Juliette Has a Gun fragrance. They’ll find the scent in the form of a travel-size perfume, bar soap, hair mist, and more.

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SephoraFirst Class Skincare Advent Calendar

Bazaar editors look forward to Elemis’ Advent every year, and 2023’s doesn’t disappoint. Like past iterations, you can expect to find travel-size skincare staples inside, like the Superfood Facial Oil and Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask. But unlike Elemis Advents you’ve gifted before, this one also nicely contains a full-size bottle of their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream any skincare lover will enjoy.

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First Class Skincare Advent Calendar


Elemis12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar

There are 12 different surprises to be found inside Lancer Skincare’s 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar. From the Caviar Lime Acid Peel to their Ultra Hydrating Serum, these professional-level skincare picks will leave your friend’s skin glowier than ever.

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12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar


Dermstore12-Day Advent Calendar

Even the person who has everything probably doesn’t have this limited-edition makeup and skincare Advent from Clarins. With multi-taskers, like a full-size of their Beauty Flash Balm (which works as a moisturizer, face mask, and primer, the calendar is perfect for the five-minute face fan.

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12-Day Advent Calendar


ClarinsAdvent Calendar

Not only can you cross a holiday gift off your list with Advent from Molton Brown, but you can also get it for almost $45 off right now. Plus, it includes 24 delightfully scented lotions, hand washes, body and bath oils to elevate any at-home spa day.

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BluemercuryAdvent Calendar 2023

Here’s an all-inclusive calendar to delight the family member who practically has a dermatology certification. It’s packed with mini versions of Dr. Barbara Sturm best-sellers like its beloved Glow Drops, Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream, and Hyaluronic Serum.

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Advent Calendar 2023


Bluemercury/Dr. Barbara SturmHoliday ’23 Nail Lacquer Mini Advent Calendar

This nail polish Advent calendar is one of the best beauty gifts you’ll find at Ulta, and is filled with 25 mini bottles of OPI’s coveted shades. Plus, your giftee will also unwrap the brand’s RapiDry Top Coat and Start to Finish 3-in-1 Treatment with this calendar as a special nail treat.

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Holiday ’23 Nail Lacquer Mini Advent Calendar


Lookfantastic12 Days of Glow

Here’s a 12-day calendar from the experts at BeautyBio that contains a number of beauty surprises and accessories to help enhance their glow.

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12 Days of Glow


BeautyBioThe Ritual of Advent

This Advent calendar from Rituals is like Christmas personified. It features 24 of the brand’s culty hair and body care essentials, like its The Ritual of Karma Body Shimmer Oil and Elixir Collection Miracle Keratin Recovery Hair Mask.

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Rituals8 Days of Hanukkah Collection Calendar

Make a friend’s Hanukkah experience even more memorable this year by gifting them with a few of Philip B.’s coveted hair essentials. From the Nordic Wood Hair + Body Shampoo to their Rejuvenating Oil, your favorite beauty lover will be covered from head-to-toe.

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8 Days of Hanukkah Collection Calendar


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