18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out


18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Being indecisive isn’t a crime, but it does make shopping more difficult during the holiday season. You totally judged your friends who made nine-page wish lists for their parents back in the day, but now you know: Having someone tell you exactly what they want (right down to the retailer and pricing) makes the whole process that much easier. Unfortunately, when we ask the ones we love what they want, all we get are coy responses like "whatever you think is best" and "oh, you don't have to get me anything." Luckily, we’ve got a plan.

The key to shopping for the indecisive gift recipient, or simply the long-distance relative you haven’t seen since you were five, is advent calendars. No, not the ones that have chocolate inside (although those are great, too) — we’re talking about the luxe, make-you-feel-rich-for-less boxes that house several deluxe beauty products, from perfume to skin care to makeup. Just one advent calendar can provide up to 25 gifts that your dearest friends and family will never get tired of.

Ahead, the best beauty advent calendars everyone is shopping this season. But hurry — they're selling out, fast.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Does your best friend have a secret obsession with Reddit's SkincareAddiction subreddit? If the answer is yes, they'll love this calendar packed with 12 prestige essentials from various best-selling (and pricey) brands, like a mini SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum and Omorovicza Balancing Moisturizer.


Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty, $69, available at SkinStore 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Forget advent calendar: This is a vault of best-sellers, including four highlighters, six eyeshadows, and 14 lipsticks. Whether you gift it all to one person or split up the goodies inside for stocking stuffers, you'll no doubt be the favorite at this year's gift exchange. But act fast — it's on sale and bound to fly out of stock.


NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, $38.5, available at 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

If you know someone who suffers from nail-polish fatigue, gift them this mountain of fancy options. The festive box houses 21 different polish colors in every finish you can imagine — including, but not limited to, glitter, crème, and metallic.


Ciaté Mini Mani Month Nail Set, $59, available at Sephora 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

For the pal who travels often, but rarely takes her beauty routine with her, there's this set of 12 skin and makeup necessities, including brushes, eyeshadow, and a face mask. It'll fit comfortably in a carry-on and won't upset TSA.


LimeLife Holidozen Collection, $98, available at LimeLife 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Getting invited to your college roommate's wedding in Italy sounds like a vacation until you realize you have to fit half of your wardrobe into a suitcase — including your entire beauty routine. Thankfully, Oribe has you covered with this complete hair-care kit, which includes everything from shampoo to conditioner to the cult-favorite Dry Texture Spray.


Oribe The Collector's Set, $285, available at Oribe 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

The friend who heads south the second it snows will love this sun-friendly skin-care set. Open each box to reveal a best-selling Supergoop! formula to treat skin whether you're on a yacht in the middle of the Mediterranean or stuck on the slushy streets of New York.


Supergoop! 7 Days of Supergoop! Advent Calendar, $125, available at Supergoop! 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Facials are expensive, but this advent calendar isn't. For just under $70, you can score a peel, two cleansers (oil and foam), a toner, three lotions, one mask, plus a serum, oil, and essence. Can you say instant medicine-cabinet upgrade?


AMOREPACIFIC 12 Days of Essential Beauty, $65, available at Sephora 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Finally, that Costco membership will come in handy for more than buying frozen pizza in bulk. Gift this 12-piece set of Essie's best-selling polishes (in six minis and six full-size bottles) to the bestie who has a standing mani appointment every Sunday. She — and her bank account — will thank you.


Essie Essie Advent Calendar, $53.99, available at Costco 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Nearly $500 is a lot to spend on one gift — especially an advent calendar — but hey, if you have the cash to spare, you can mark all the people off your list at once with 15 mini candles, seven fragrances, and two body products.


Diptyque 2018 Advent Calendar, $425, available at Saks Fifth Avenue 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Susanne Kaufmann makes some of the most luxurious bath cocktails to ever hit the market. We'd recommend gifting this one to yourself — just think of how many relaxing, de-stressing tub soaks you'll need after spending a week with your parents.


Susanne Kaufmann Gold Holiday Calendar, $235, available at Net-A-Porter 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Rarely do we find friends who still swear by a good ol' soap-and-water skin-care routine — but, believe us, they exist. If you've got one, get them this hexagonal box of Elemis' best-selling cleansers and moisturizers. It'll give them a multitude of different ways to cleanse, and a few new ways to hydrate, to boot.


Elemis Holiday Advent Calendar, $215, available at Elemis 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Looking for a gift that actually stays within your budget? This under-$50 set of best-selling perfumes and rollerballs from Tocca won't disappoint.


Tocca Ten Days of Tocca Gift Set, $50, available at Sephora 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

For the friend who wants to revamp their entire routine, but doesn't know where to start, there's this Net-A-Porter gift set. Made for people who prefer the finer things in life, inside you'll find 25 top-rated beauty products from luxury brands like Oribe, Le Labo, and Sunday Riley.


Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty, $208, available at Net-A-Porter 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

How to please the friend who just studied abroad in Paris and suddenly wants to be a fashion journalist? Balmain's Paris Hair Couture Calendar. Tell them it includes French hair-care must-haves most people can't find in the States and we swear they'll weep.


Net-A-Porter 10 Day Balmain Gift Calendar 2018, $270, available at Net-A-Porter 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Your Secret Santa gift exchange just got a whole lot easier: Not only is this present good for 25 days, but it also includes over $179 worth of products for $89. Now, you can stay within the pre-approved price limit and feel like you're treating your work wife to something she really deserves.


Rituals The Ritual of Advent Exclusive Calendar, $89, available at Rituals 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

This advent calendar is fit for the roommate with a wandering eye... for your perfumes. Fragrances are expensive and you'll have to replace your signature Clementine California Cologne sooner than you expect if she keeps spritzing her wrists every morning after you leave for work. The solution: Atelier Cologne's set of 24 minis. Split it with her, and she'll have 12 mini fragrances to last her well into 2019.


Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar, $49, available at Sephora 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

Not everyone wants to hoard miniature beauty products they'll never use. Luckily, this advent calendar features 14 full-size products that cover bath, body, and skin care.


The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, $225, available at The Body Shop 18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Buy Before They Sell Out

For when your inbox can't possibly handle another message from your aunt requesting yet another night cream to top her vanity...


Clarins Advent Calendar Set, $60, available at Nordstrom

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