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29 beauty Advent calendars for the makeup and skin care enthusiast in your life

We found everything from "Friends" themed Advent calendars to some packed with luxury beauty products.
Woman with Beauty Advent Calendar
Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

The countdown to the holidays has officially begun, and what better way is there to prepare for the excitement than with a beauty Advent calendar? Not only can it be a fun pick-me-up at the start of each day, but you'll actually be able to use the little pre-holiday gift that's inside.

If you're wondering what Advent calendars are still available, you've still got some time to shop. There are tons of options to choose from, ranging between product type and price, so we put together a compilation of quality beauty Advent calendars from retailers like Sephora, Asos and more that we're excited about ahead of this holiday season.

Keep scrolling to shop for your perfect beauty Advent calendar — and don't forget to shop for everyone on your list using our gift guides!

Skin care Advent calendars

The Body Shop Share the Love Big Advent Calendar

"Receiving Body Shop products at any time of year is always great, but having a gift every day for a month is even better," one 40-something reviewer said about this Advent calendar filled with "seriously good head-to-toe treats" that'll leave skin pampered well beyond Christmas. Aside from plenty of sheet masks and bath bubbles for at-home spa nights, the pop-up calendar also includes a full-sized version of the brand's avocado body butter.

Kiehl's Advent Calendar Holiday Skin Care Gift Set

While Kiehl's limited-edition Advent calendar is currently on backorder, it's well worth getting yourself on the waiting list for two dozen of the brand's bestselling skin and body care products compiled into one eye-catching package. Earning a near-perfect average for its "truly great value," several reviewers also mention how the collection is a great way to test out a wide range of products before committing to full-sized versions.

"Friends" Central Perk 12 Days Of Bath + Body Advent Calendar

Calling all "Friends" fanatics! What's better than a cup of joe from Central Perk? How about a dozen days of bath and body products inspired by our favorite show!

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

Pamper yourself with 24 days of luxury bath and body products from French beauty brand L'Occitane. Packed with travel-sized versions of bestsellers like its almond shower oil and shea butter hand cream, this is the winter skin care fix you deserve.

bareMinerals Clean Beauty Countdown 12-Day Advent Calendar Gift Set

This vegan and cruelty-free calendar contains a dozen of bareMinerals' top products including a loose powder and volumizing mascara, and comes in winter wonderland-esque packaging.

Origins Funhouse 24 Essentials For Face & Body

This 24-day calendar from bestselling brand Origins comes in festive tree-adorned packaging and includes favorites like Frothy Face Wash and brightening serum.

The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar doubles as beautiful decor and a fun daily treat. Once your tree is popped open and ornament presents are hung, complete the look with the included string lights to give it that final bit of holiday sparkle.

Perricone MD Dozen Delights Advent Calendar

Bask in luxury skin care with this Advent calendar from Perricone MD. Valued at over $400, it contains 12 products including a makeup-removing cleanser, pore-minimizing toner and face firming serum.

Makeup Advent calendars

You are the Revolution 25-Day Advent Calendar

Whether they're a soft glam girlie or aim to make a dramatic entrance at their next holiday soiree, Revolution Beauty's Advent calendar is sure to prep them for whatever makeup look they'd like to achieve. Included are a wide range of eye, lip and brow essentials along with makeup brushes and tools to nail the finer details.

MAC Bursting with Surprises Advent Calendar

Hit the perfect "glam slam" this holiday season, courtesy of MAC's Advent calendar. Decked out to the nines in a glitzy keepsake box, this limited edition gift set features several of the brand's beloved products (from their signature red lipstick and long-wearing paint pot to calming essential oils) in full- and travel-sized forms.

EcoTools 12 Days of Bliss Advent Calendar

Need to revamp your beauty tool collection? This 13-piece set includes everything — from blending brushes to a makeup removing cloth — that you can unbox as the holiday approaches. The brand recommends replacing the tools every 12 months, so if you stock up, you can look forward to a new set next year, too.

NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds & Ice 12-Day Lipstick Advent Calendar

Lipstick lovers will adore this set of a dozen lipsticks and lip gloss in both matte and satin finishes, perfect for trying out new shades.

Benefit Cosmetics Sincerely Yours Beauty Advent Calendar

Advent calendars are the perfect way to try fan-favorite products without committing to full sizes (and their full-sized price tags). This Benefit selection includes goodies like four different mascaras, face primers and brow products.

Revolution Beauty Ultimate Glamour 12-Day Advent Calendar

Getting ready for the holidays has never been easier with this Advent calendar from Revolution Beauty aptly titled "Ultimate Glamour" with eye-catching sparkly packaging. It includes everything from makeup brush sets to false lashes.

Nail polish Advent calendars

Olive and June Christmas Calendar

"My family has always loved Advent calendars, but the [Olive and June] one takes it to a whole new level," one shopper said about last year's curated gift set, but we anticipate 2022's iteration (filled with luxe hand and nail treatments, adorable nail stickers and so much more) to be next level. Several shoppers also noted how their Advent calendar is a fun introduction to the brand, along with the fact that the mini polishes are perfect for "a busy on-the-go season."

OPI Holiday '22 Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar

For the person whose social calendar is filled with festive hangs and soirees for the entire month of December, OPI's holiday-centric collection of nail lacquers will have their claws covered for every kind of occasion.

Claire's 24 Days of Nails Holiday Advent Calendar

The teen or tween in your life who's obsessed with nails will love this Advent calendar filled with goodies for them to create the perfect mani for every occasion.

Ciate London Mini Mani Month 2022

Boost your nail collection with 24 days of new polishes. There are 23 minis and one full-size in this calendar that also features a removable keepsake that you can hold on to long after you finally open the last day.

Unique beauty Advent calendars

12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar

"Never underestimate the joy of a new ChapStick at any age," a verified Amazon reviewer said about the delight this budget-friendly Advent calendar brought to their family. Judging by the dozen festive flavors and almost 1,100 five-star ratings, we think the same sentiment holds true for many.

Ulta Beauty 12 Days of Bath

Holidays will probably take a toll on them, so some extra R&R during the most hectic stretch of the year would be appreciated. Cue this affordable Ulta Advent calendar that comes in at under $25, filled with plenty of "glistening snow"-scented bath essentials and icy blue accessories like a satiny scrunchie and sleep mask.

Macy's 12 Days of Scent for Her Advent Calendar Sampler

Whether they've known their signature scent for decades or are new to the perfume scent, any beauty lover will appreciate this collection of travel-sized fragrances from Macy's. Featuring iconic aromas from Chloé, Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera, this Advent calendar also includes a mini candle from Rituals!

IT Cosmetics 12 Days of Confidence Beauty Advent Calendar

We all need a little confidence boost sometimes, and IT Cosmetics' holiday gift set aims to deliver just that. Over a span of a dozen days, they can amplify their glam with full-sized makeup primer and mascara, optimize their nightly routine with beauty sleep cream and so much more.

24 Days of Revolve Beauty Advent Calendar

Those in the know with beauty's buzziest brands (Kosas! Supergoop! Summer Fridays!) should be pretty wowed with the curation happening inside Revolve's jam-packed Advent calendar. Toting a $580 value, according to the brand, you'll also appreciate getting this cool limited-edition suitcase of goodies for quite the steal.

Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars

Chances are Charlotte Tilbury shoppers will have a hard time resisting opening every compartment of this beautiful 12-drawer chest all at once. Beyond featuring several full-sized bestsellers, several reviewers also gave this collection glowing ratings for being sensitive skin friendly.

JCPenney Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar

This limited-edition Advent calendar features a range of products that can help you get your glam on or wind down after a long day. Inside, you'll find a satin pillowcase, body oil, a mini perfume and more must-have beauty essentials.

TILI Try It, Love It 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

For a shorter countdown, break open this calendar 12 days before the holiday. It includes skin care must-haves and makeup favorites from brands like Beekman 1802, Glamglow, IT Cosmetics and more.

Sephora Wishing You Advent Calendar

Filled with goodies from their in-house collection, this Sephora Advent calendar has everything you need for a self-care night (plus a few makeup essentials for a night on the town).

Asos Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar

This goodie bag is full of mini and full-size editions of some of the best in beauty, including favorites from brands like Too Faced, Olaplex, Elemis and more. Whether you want to treat the beauty guru in your life to a few surprises or want to pamper yourself, you'll be able to unbox 25 different finds from this calendar.

Huda Beauty House of Beauty 12-Door Advent Calendar

This Advent calendar from Huda Beauty has something for every step of your beauty routine, from a gingerbread latte enzyme scrub to mascaras, eyeliners and an eye shadow palette.