There’s one thing that we love in our calendars more than chocolate, and that’s a little bit of luxury. From makeup must-haves and indulgent skincare, to opulent candles these luxury and beauty advent calendars are top of our list for 2020. 


The Best Beauty Advent Calendars for 2020

The Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar

Said to be their biggest and best ever, The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar is back for 2020 and filled withe over £789 worth of their most sought-after products from the famous Beauty Hall. This year, 19 out of the 25 curated draws comes with a full-sized product each housed in a recyclable box adorned in the iconic Standen Manor print from the Liberty Classics collection.


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The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, available now for £215.


With draws filled with exclusives and cult products from the likes of Omorovicza, Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury and Philip Kingsley this year’s edition of the NET-A-PORTER advent calendar has a value of £1,115.


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NET-A-PORTER’s 25 Days of Beaty calendar, available now for £240. 


Once again Rituals has come up trumps with two indulgent The Ritual of Advent calendars for 2020. Opt for a the classic Exclusive 2D calendar, filled with Rituals signature goodies for £59.90, or splash out for the Deluxe 3D design that promises even more luxurious Rituals treats for £89.90.

The Deluxe 3D Calendar, Rituals

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The Deluxe 3D Calendar, available for £89.90.

The Exclusive 2D Calendar, available for £59.90.


This year, ASOS have produced an advent calendar that is truly enviable. They’ve taken the Christmas countdown to a new level by swapping the traditional calendar doors for a series of colourful boxes numbered 1 to 25, each containing a beauty treat.

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ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Advent Calendar, available now for £75.

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

If you want to splurge on a luxury advent calendar without breaking the bank, then head over to Amazon. Offering 24 products from some of your favourite high-street beauty brands, this boxed bundle of goodies is a Christmas must-have.


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Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, available now for £60.

The Body Shop

This year, The Body Shop have produced three spectacular advent calendars at three different price points – and our favourite is the Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar. It’s jam-packed with surprises to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate, and is all about celebrating the magic of togetherness this Christmas.


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The Body Shop Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar, available now for £130.


If you’re shopping for a truly fancy friend or think it’s high time you treated yourself, look no further than the Harrods advent calendar. With nothing but the most high-end, luxurious brands on the market housed behind the doors of a miniature depiction of the store in Knightsbridge itself, this 2020 Christmas calendar was made with the best beauty products in mind.


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Harrods of London Beauty Advent Calendar, available for £250.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar

There are so many great things about the Kiehl’s advent calendar; firstly, the luxurious treats that can be found inside, from Avocado Eye Cream to Amino Acid Shampoo. Secondly, the gorgeous illustrations by Maïté Franchi that make this product as pretty as it is festive. The Advent Calendar includes 24 surprise formulas, one behind each door. Featuring cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturisers and more.


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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar, available now for £89.

Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar

Masters of the stocking fillers and one of our best-loved beauty brands, Benefit is back with another advent calendar offering for 2020. The Shake Your Beauty 12-Day Advent Calendar features 12 of the brand’s most iconic minis.


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Benefit Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar, available at Cult Beauty for £58.50.

Space NK

Demand for Space NK’s calendar has been steadily growing and pre-order sign ups opened back September. This year’s The Beauty Anthology Part II is even bigger than its predecessor with four chapters jam-packed with every beaut lover’s favourite products.


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Space NK’s The Beauty Anthology II, available for £195. 

Selfridges Advent Calendar

A staple for any lover of luxury, the launch of Selfridges annual advent calendar is a hotly anticipated event in the beauty scene. Having already sold out one, we predict this year’s beauty advent calendar will be flying off the shelves again in no time when it’s back in stock (and it will be back soon, we’ve checked!).


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Selfridges’ Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, available now for £210.


Experts in indulgence, Elemis’ gorgeous beauty advent calendar will ensure you stay pampered throughout the whole of December. For £175, you’ll receive 25 skincare surprises packed into one festive box worth over £400. This advent calendar is perfect for those who need a little TLC this Christmas.


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Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Skin, available now for £175.


For all the Clarins lovers out there, the 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar for Women provides a taster of their step-by-step skincare routine for women. The daily goodies come tucked into a little set of draws that hide a mixture of minis and full size products.

And Clarins haven’t forgotten about the men this Christmas; they are offering an equally indulgent advent calendar this year for guys that need a little pampering, too.

Clarins 12 Day Advent Calendar

ClarinsMen 12 Day Advent Calendar







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12 Days of Christmas Calendar for Women, available now for £60.

12 Days of Christmas Calendar for Men, available now for £60.

ESPA Advent Calendar

Transport yourself to a luxury spa every day of December and explore ESPA’s limited edition collection in the comfort of your own home. Hidden within each drawer, you will find hand selected ESPA treasures for the skin, body and mind.


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ESPA No Place Like Home Advent Calendar, available for £145.



MAC’s 2020 calendar is here to make sure you have your party season makeup looks covered. Bursting with the cult beauty brand’s best-loved minis and even a couple of full-sized treats with a total value of over £300, this is the gift that keeps giving for the makeup obsessed.


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MAC Advent Calendar 2020, available for £125.

Charlotte Tilbury

Housed in a decadent, jewel-dripped bronze cabinet, Charlotte Tilbury’s festive Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures houses a multitude of brand bestsellers.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures, available for £150.


L’Occitane have pulled out all the festive stops this year with not one, not three, but four luxurious advent calendars. There’s even one reusable advent calendar designed by Isla Simpson. For those of you who really want to splash out, we recommend the Giant Advent Calendar filled with 24 FULL-SIZED gifts, worth over £670.


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L’Occitane’s Giant Advent Calendar, available for £490.

Candle Advent Calendars

From fresh pine to warming cinnamon, there’s something so comforting in a Christmas scent. This year some of our favourite candle and home fragrance brands have released advent calendars so you can count down to Christmas with a new wintery scent each day.

Dyptique Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Boasting this year’s seasonal signature scents, the Moonlit Fir candle and yuletide decorations, as well as some of the brand’s classic cult products, Dyptique’s advent calendar is a festive treat, hand-illustrated by Ugo Gattoni.



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Dyptique Limited Edition Advent Calendar, available for £320.

Kindred Fires Advent Candle

When it comes to classic Christmas scents, this Orange and Cinnamon offering from Kindred Fires will fill your home with festive notes. The candle has 25 hours of burn time, simply light the candle for one hour each day in the countdown to Christmas day.

Advent Calendar Candle

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Kindred Fires Advent Candle, available for £16.


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