Best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020

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Best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2019

Best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020 🎅

Christmas may seem like a long way off,  but nothing gets us more excited for it than the prospect of opening up a coveted beauty item every day of December.

Beauty advent calendars are one of the most coveted Christmas items, with all the big brand names including Elemis, Lush, Charlotte Tilbury and even ASOS all getting involved in the action this 2020.

But with hundreds of pounds worth of savings available on each one, often the impressive discounts on the calendars are so good that they sell out within a day of launching.

To help you make your mind up, we’ve rounded up the best beauty calendars of the bunch and when they’ll be available to buy, so you can set your alarms and get in there early.

Best beauty advent calendars for 2020

1. ASOS beauty advent calendar

All our favourite brands


Beauty advent calendars are so popular that even ASOS is doing one this year, having just announced the launch of their face and body advent calendar.

Costing £70 and filled with £300 worth of goodies, it’s filled with lots of big brand names including Clinique, Emma Hardie, The Ordinary and Nars and is already available on the ASOS website.

2. Lush

There’s only 500 available

After years of begging from fans on social media, Lush is finally bringing out a Christmas advent calendar, filled with 24 full size Lush products – including a LOT of bath bombs.

However, there’s only 500 available, set to go on sale on Thursday 29th August, and costing a hefty £195 each.

3. Holland & Barrett

If you’re after all-natural beauty

An all-natural beauty advent calendar worth £146, it costs just £35 – pretty decent for 24 days of beauty products.

Going on sale on the 22nd September at Holland and Barrett, it comes filled with an array of skin and hair favourites that includes Weleda’s beauty cult favourite Skin Food, Ambience CBD Body Oil and Trilogy’s Mini Mist Toner.

4. Cult Beauty


A Christmas voucher to help fund the gifts Santa will probably forget to bring you is in there too


Retailing at £195, it may sound expensive but the products inside are worth a whopping £680.

Behind the doors you’ll find the infamous Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, worth £30, skincare saviour Dr Dennis Gross’ C+ Collagen Deep Cream, worth £77, and Iconic London’s cult Illuminating Drops, worth £30, and there’s even a voucher under door number 25…

5. Glossybox

Subscribers get it even cheaper

Worth over £370, it costs just £70, with 15 of the items being full-sized – rare for an advent calendar! Perhaps our favourite item of the lot is the Limited Edition Tarte Cosmetics highlighter and bronzer palette, normally worth £40.

It goes on sale on September 27th, costing £80 for non-Glossybox subscribers and £70 for members.

6. Boots No7

The advent calendar that everyone is after

Arguably the most famous advent calendar of them all, Boots has officially opened the waiting list for its No7 calendar, which reached almost 100,000 people last year and sold out within three day.

Costing £42, it contains £173.50 worth of products, with seven lucky editions also containing a £700 voucher inside them too. Madness!

7. Net-A-Porter

This has the highest worth we’ve found, at £790

Worth a gigantic £790, this calendar is essentially every single beauty product you’ve ever wanted in one fell swoop.

Including the likes of Votary and Sunday Riley, it costs £225 and will be available from October.

8. Lookfantastic, £79

Probably the best bargain of the lot

Crammed full of £420 worth of make-up, skin and hair products, this is one of the biggest discounts we’ve spotted.

Featuring famously pricey and iconic brands such as Emma Hardie, Morphe, Illamasqua, Neal’s Yard, Oskia and Rodial, you get to try a little bit of everything, for a very big discount.

Pre-orders will open on the 5th September on the Lookfantastic website.

9. Cowshed

Relax your way into Christmas with Cowshed

Fancy spa brand Cowshed has joined the masses and launched its own advent calendar, which includes everything from fragrant bath oils to body creams, as well as lots of natural products.

We also love the fancy box it comes in… but it will cost you, setting you back £130 and available from October.

10. Harrods

Harrods’ one includes some very luxury brands

When it comes to luxury, one of the top shops that comes into mind is Harrods – and their beauty advent calendar is no different.

Containing a massive £600 worth of products, it includes items from Guerlain to Victoria Beckham favourite Dr. Barbara Sturm, but will cost you – setting you back £250 and available to buy from October 1st.

11. ESPA Precious Moments Advent Calendar

A very pretty box filled with limited edition gifting

From fancy moisturisers to candles that smell like winter spice, ESPA’s festive selection features limited edition gifts for the skin, body and mind that are each formulated with ESPA’s Tri-Active blend of essential oils, plant and marine extracts.

Available from October and costing £130, if you want to get your hands on it – you’re not alone – with the calendar so popular that there’s a waiting list. We recommend joining it so you can get first dibs.

12. Rituals

There’s two different designs to choose from at Rituals

In a strange turn of events, this year there’s two versions of Ritual’s Christmas advent calendar up for grabs: a 2D version for £59.90 that contains £125 worth of products, or a fancy 3D edition for £89.90 with £150 worth stuff inside, for those that want to keep the box even after the surprises have ended.

Containing coveted products such as the Ritual of Samurai Foaming Shower Gel Sport, The Ritual of Namasté Pure Face Oil and different Mini Candles from the renewed Private Collection, it’s available from 16th of September 2020 at and from the 1st of October in Rituals Cosmetics stores and selected department stores.

13. Elemis

Love Elemis? You’ll be obsessed with this one then

Elemis’ advent offering doesn’t come cheap, setting you back a whopping £165, however it does contain £339.55 worth of the brand’s coveted products.

There’s no word on when exactly it will be released, but you can sign up for early access on their website.

14. L’Occitane

L’Occitane is very popular

Rather than windows, L’Occitane has followed in the same direction as other upmarket beauty brands and gone for a drawer design.

Setting you back £79 , you’ll get 24 items in total, including the best-selling Immortelle Reset Serum and Infamous Almond Shower Oil, and you just need to simply sign up for their newsletter to get first dibs.

However if you can’t wait, their 2020 advent calendar is still for sale, setting you back £49 but worth £85.

15. Charlotte Tilbury

Great products – but only twelve doors

Aiming to offer you two complete looks, from lashes to lips, you’ll get mini and full-size versions of some of the make-up artist’s most best-selling products.

The downside? There’s only 12 doors, so you’ll need to choose whether you’ll open it at the start or end of December.

Available now, it will cost you £150 in total.

Christmas Advent Calendars 2020

16. Fortnum and Mason

Good old F&M has done it again

Essentially comprising of the dream make-up cabinet, Fortnum and Mason’s Christmas offering contains £720 worth of products – yes, really – for £195.

Including all those products you’ve wanted to buy but haven’t quite been able to justify, you can now finally get your hands on Penhaligon’s Halfetti collection, Cult 51’s transformative night cream, and Chantecaille’s fabled mascara. Heaven.

17. Decléor Advent Calendar, £85

This one focuses on skincare

If you’re not too fussed about make-up and are just after alllll the skincare, Decléor’s festive offering could be a great shout.

Worth £311.95, the 24 piece calendar includes 24 skin saviours from their bestselling range as well as eight full size products.

18. The Pip Box

Feel good while indulging

Just because it’s Christmas, doesn’t mean we have to take a step back from our principles. If you only want to be supporting cruelty-free and vegan friendly products, the Pip Box prides itself on only selecting items that are good for the globe.

Featuring the likes of Aveda, Noughty Hair Care, Weleda, Copyright London, Elate Cosmetics, Phase Zero Beauty, the box is worth £275 in total, but costs £75 – including delivery.

Launching on September 1st, subscribers to their monthly beauty box will be given 48 hours early access and a £5 discount code.

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