2020’s Best Beauty Advent Calendars

2020’s Best Beauty Advent Calendars

It’s hard to believe Christmas is three months away and beauty advent calendars are already hitting the shelves. From Charlotte Tilbury and Net-A-Porter, to Liberty’s legendary offering, we’ve rounded up the best of what’s out there and what’s to come.

John Lewis 

John Lewis usually helps to build some of the Christmas buzz with its TV ad. This year, it’s starting early with an advent calendar brimming with goodies – from Elemis’ cult Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Hermès fragrances, to a bath and shower gel from Acqua di Parma.  

Worth: £376

Costs: £150

Available at JohnLewis.com


Back, but bigger and better than ever, Elemis’ cult advent calendar is brimming with iconic additions, as well as new formulas for you to try. Expect everything from their hugely popular Pro-Collagen range, to soothing masks, plumping night creams and luxury body oils. There are quite a few full-size options, too, so you really get your money’s worth.

Worth: £403.50

Costs: £175

Available at Elemis.com


This year, Kiehl’s annual offering is using fully recycled paper, so you can feel good about getting rid of this one afterwards. It's packed full of Kiehl’s classics, including their cult Crème de Corps body cream, Midnight Recovery Oil and bestselling serums. What’s more, empties can be returned to any Kiehl’s store as part of their Recycle & Be Rewarded scheme. 

Costs: £89

Available at Kiehls.co.uk from 16th October

Charlotte Tilbury 

If you love Charlotte Tilbury, this is the advent calendar for you. Brimming with all the beauty essentials, you’ll find everything from full-size versions of the Light Wand in Hollywood Spotlight to her iconic Pillow Talk lipstick, alongside miniature new launches, too. If all that wasn’t enough, wait until you lay eyes on the weighty, luxe treasure chest it comes in. 

Costs: £150

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Cult Beauty 

Following the success of the retail site's first ever advent calendar last year, this latest one is worth every penny – you just need to be quick, as it sells out fast. Full of expertly-curated buys, there are 32 bestsellers up for grabs, with a total worth of £930. Not only does it give you the chance to try things you wouldn’t usually, you’ll also discover some new niche brands, too. Expect everything from luxe facial oils to Jo Loves Candles, and an Hourglass Lighting Blush. What’s more, £15 from each sale will be donated to Beauty Banks – a charity providing essential toiletries to those who need them most. 

Worth: £930

Costs: £199

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk from 12th October


Jo Malone 

A constant sell-out year after year, this iconic townhouse calendar never disappoints. Celebrating the ‘Season of Scent’, expect to find the brand’s beloved colognes, miniature candles and bath oils inside, all of which are ready to offer some much-needed pampering in the lead up to Christmas. You’ll love the fun, balloon-printed packaging, too. 

Costs: £320

Available at JoMalone.co.uk from 1st October 


This Liberty offering is more impressive than ever, with a whopping 19 full-size products inside. Each drawer is stuffed with exciting treats from Le Labo, Diptyque, Hourglass and NARS (to name a few) – trust us, you’ll want to try everything. A great present for yourself, or a loved one. 

Worth: £800

Costs: £215

Available at Liberty.co.uk from 7th October


Last year’s advent calendar sold out in less than four weeks, so you need to be quick. You’ll find 25 products inside, from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brow products to ESPA body care, and Philip Kingsley’s popular hair treatment, too. A great way to try products you’ve always wanted to, while also stocking up on some of your favourites. 

Worth: Over £450

Costs: £85

Available at LookFantastic.com

Space NK

Space NK’s Beauty Anthology calendar is split into four volumes with ‘chapter’ drawers containing various exciting products. Drunk Elephant, Charlotte Tilbury and Byredo fragrances are all part of the mix, as is a large Jo Loves candle that’s guaranteed to please. 

Worth: Over £480

Costs: £195

Available at SpaceNK.com from 1st October 


It doesn’t get more high-end than this. Containing all the luxe items you’d expect, you’ll find products from Augustinus Bader, Victoria Beckham and Chantecaille inside each monochrome drawer, alongside some fun tools, too, including a slick Gua Sha and Slip’s well-loved silk hair ties. Plus, 13 of the products are full-size.  

Worth: £1,120

Costs: £240

Available at Net-A-Porter.co.uk


This is worth it for the fun, festive packaging alone. Complete with a tree scene, this pop-up calendar includes 24 Rituals items – including a mini candle, fragrance sticks, bath oils and body creams. A great option for those looking to indulge in some relaxation and skin-softening treats. 

Worth: £145

Costs: £89.90

Available at Rituals.com

Jo Loves 

Jo Malone CBE is known for her ability to create warming, cosy scents, so you won’t be disappointed with this beautiful advent ring. Offering full and travel-sized samples, there’s a different fragrance to celebrate each day – be it a candle, body lotion or cologne. It’s a fun way of trying the range, and discovering where your preferences lie. Inside you’ll find scents including White Rose & Lemon Leaves, as well as new launch Mango Thai Lime and Rose Petal 25. Heavenly. 

Costs: £300

Available at JoLoves.co.uk from 8th October 

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