12 Beauty Advent Calendars for Anyone On Your List

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The holidays are basically here, so before the invites to parties start pouring in, get a head start on shopping for everyone on your list. If you're buying a gift for someone who is in love with makeup or obsessed with skin care, beauty advent calendars are a genius and thoughtful way to treat them to a sampling of ridiculously good products from top brands. (More inspo here: Black-Owned Beauty Brands You'll Love for Great Hair, Skin, and More)

These are the beauty advent calendars to shop this holiday season:

These giftable calendars are filled with anti-aging serums, masks, nail polish, and more — so you can give the gift of glowing skin or an escape from holiday stress. Plus, opening those tiny doors to reveal the next surprise is a treat they can enjoy all month long.

Whether you're shopping for your mom, sibling, or bestie, there's a beauty advent calendar that'll fit the bill. Snap them up while you still can, and don't forget to pick up one for yourself to indulge in a little self care.

E.l.f. Shine Bright 24-Day Advent Calendar

E.l.f Cosmetics advent calendar beauty products
E.l.f. Cosmetics.

With 24 bestselling beauty items stocked inside, this calendar from E.l.f. Cosmetics really would be a "beauty dream" for anyone who loves skin care and makeup. Filled with the brand's most beloved products, including a full-size eyeshadow palette, the brand's Poreless Putty Primer, and seven full-size lip products, this gift set holds everything your recipient needs to complete their holiday look.

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar


Perhaps the most classic calendar in the beauty world, L'Occitane's 2022 assembly of elevated basics contains 24 skin-saving finds such as shea butter hand cream, essential oil-infused shampoo and conditioner, lip balm, and face serum. One happy recipient of last year's calendar detailed their experience with the products, writing "My daughter bought this for me last year & I LOVED it! So much fun to open a little door to a gift every day x 24!!!" It's no wonder this bestseller, valued at $115, is a hit with shoppers year after year.

Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar

Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar beauty products


Centered on plant-powered formulas and sustainability, Clarins' calendar contains 24 makeup and skin-care treats to discover each day. The brand is beloved by Shape editors, and customers have left rave reviews about the calendar. Brand favorites such as the Total Eye Lift and the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer are included, and when you add everything up, you're getting nearly $350 worth of bestsellers.

Benefit Cosmetics Sincerely Yours, Beauty Advent Calendar

Benefit Sincerely Yours Advent Calendar


Known for its retro packaging and renowned for its brow gel (which Sephora shoppers call "the best eyebrow product on the market"), Benefit does not disappoint with this year's advent calendar. Packed with 12 bite-sized makeup staples, including the bestselling They're Real mascara, Pore-fessional primer, and (of course) that Gimme Brow+ gel, this calendar contains $142 worth of covetable cosmetics, but it only costs $65.

Bomb Cosmetics The Bomb Advent Calendar

Beauty Advent Calendars

Want 25 different bath bombs and soaps for a buck apiece? This calendar is stuffed with mini shower and bath bombs, each with its own unique blend of scents and essential oils. From the soothing Northern Lights Bathmallow with lemongrass and geranium to the energizing You Can't Catch Me Blaster with gingerbread and peppercorn, there's an aromatic experience behind every door.

Olive & June Christmas Calendar

Olive & June Christmas Calendar
Olive & June.

Olive & June

One of the biggest brands in nail care thanks to its goof-proof at-home mani and pedi systems, Olive & June has put together a manicure lover's dream for the holidays. Its calendar contains seven mini polishes in wintery shades such as dark ruby Obsessed and gold-shimmered Obvi, a nail buffer, an award-winning cuticle serum, and everything else you need for professional-quality nails. For the person who loves a fresh coat but hates salon prices, this collection "will transform your at-home mani game," as one Shape editor put it.

Origins Funhouse 24 Essentials For Face & Body

Origins Funhouse 24 Essentials For Face & Body


This advent calendar from Origins can kickstart a lit-from-within holiday glow. In addition to a face wash, serums, eye creams, moisturizers, and a body lotion, the holiday kit includes the best-selling Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, formulated to absorb environmental toxins. For the gifter looking for clean beauty steals, these 24 products stack up to $211, but come beautifully packaged for much less.

Spotlight Oral Care 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Calendar

Beauty Advent Calendars
Spotlight Oral Care

For the person who's serious about their smile, this calendar from Spotlight Oral Care is a 12-piece treat. The dentist-curated gift countdown includes the brand's Sonic Toothbrush, teeth-whitening strips, a lip mask, and more. Spotlight Oral Care toothbrushes alone are typically worth almost $90, making this collection a delightful deal.

Trader Joe's 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Beauty Advent Calendars

Brought to you by everyone's favorite Cauliflower Gnocchi makers, this Trader Joe's advent calendar features an impressive collection of customer-loved bath and body products, including the festive Cranberry Cider Shimmer Body Wash and the popular Rose Facial Oil. Like Everything but the Bagel Seasoning was at launch, these calendars might not be so easy to find at your local store — so buy one here to beat the lines.

Payot Best Advent Calendar

Payot Best Advent Calendar
Payot Best Advent Calendar.


For the person who always has space for another beauty product, Payot's advent calendar can bring a festive variety to their ever-growing collection. With 24 of the brand's most popular products, including a Bubble Peeling Mask, Collagen Eye Patches, and Anti-Blemish Day Cream, this holiday collection will keep their skin and spirits bright all season long.

IT Cosmetics 12 Days of Confidence Collection Advent Calendar

Beauty Advent Calendars

Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after beauty advent calendars, this advent calendar from IT cosmetics includes the brand's coveted staples: the Superhero Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer, Confidence in a Cleanser Hydrating Facial Cleanser, and much more.

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month 2022

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month 2022
Ciaté London.

Ciaté London

Perfect for that friend who always has trouble choosing a color at the nail salon, this advent calendar from Ciaté features 23 mini nail polishes with one full-sized bottle. The shades are a mix of bestsellers from the past decade and newly-trending colors, and each polish contains biotin and bamboo extract to strengthen nails.

Physicians Formula 6 Days of Butter Collection

Physician's Formula Advent Calendar
Physician's Formula.

Physician's Formula

Planning to give your gift toward the end of the month? This advent calendar features six items, so your recipient won't have to play catch-up. It's filled with bronzers, mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and a primer from Physicians Formula's popular Butter collection, which incorporates moisturizing murumuru, cupuaçu, and tucuma butters.

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