When you ask yourself what to buy those people who have everything or what to treat yourself to during the festive season, the answer should always be an advent calendar. The days of themed chocolate calendars seem to be a thing of the past and there is a move towards calendars to suit a variety of personalities. From Lego to Lindt, you can find the perfect indulgence for the month of December. 

One such calendar which is hotly anticipated is the Beauty Advent Calendars with the best ones often selling out soon after their release. Full of Beauty bestsellers, brands offer a bounty of products where the total exceeds its parts and is perfect for the savvy shoppers and all those who avidly advocate the beauty cult products.  

Jarrolds Beauty Experts have tried and tested a range of Beauty Advent Calendars to find the top three which will be sure to make their Christmas wishes come true this Christmas season. 

For the Luxury Lovers

L’Occitane Advent Calendar now £43.40 £62 (worth £122.50)

The L’Occitane advent calendar promises 24 days of pampering in the countdown to the big day including body lotions, shower gels and haircare. The gift includes a full-size Shea Intense Hand Balm as well as bestsellers and latest releases form the brand. 

The calendar is in line with L’Occitane’s bold and joyful retro Christmas Campaign, designed by UK-based illustrator Steven Wilson who is known for his iconic, joy-giving graphic work. The advent calendar reveals an olive tree inspired by the Provencal L’Occitane landscape and the cardboard is sourced from sustainable forests and is completely recyclable.

For the Fragrance Fanatics

Molton Brown Advent Calendar, £210 (£309)

No longer available

This highly coveted calendar contains 24 drawers filled with beloved Molton Brown distinctive icons and delectable new discoveries. The countdown to Christmas has never smelt so sweet with a mix of Eau de Parfums, Eau de Toilettes, bath and shower gels, hand wash, haircare, and scented candles. 

You will find the distinctive Delicious Rhubarb & Rose and Re-charge Black Pepper, but the advent calendar also includes items from the festively-scented Limited Edition Marvellous Mandarin and Spice collection. 

The beautifully decorated box depicts scent-inspiring, festive symbols of orange peel, cinnamon and star anise; all in beautiful gold-foil. This is something to truly love for years to come. 

For the Make-up Masters

Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets, £160 (worth £223)

No longer available

This 12-door beauty advent calendar is perfect for lovers of Charlotte Tilbury’s cult classic skincare and iconic make-up. Each drawer contains one of the brands beauty secrets and includes two full-size items and 10 travel luxury size. The award-winning items come from across Charlotte Tilbury’s range including skincare and make-up. 

And when you’ve enjoyed opening each drawer and discovered the magic within, the advent calendar, which includes jewel handles, can be used a jewellery box or keepsake to contain all your treasures. 

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Prices correct as of 10th October 2023