Guide to the best beauty advent calendars in 2021


The excitement of the pre-Christmas season mounts and now we’ve got some really fabulous advent calendars to choose from – the countdown has never been more wonderful! 

There’s nothing quite as inspiring as waking up each morning to your beauty Christmas advent calendar and wondering what treat you’ll find inside! So move over chocolate… Which will be your beauty advent calendar in 2021? Here are our picks of the season!

1. Charlotte Tilbury Dreams & Secrets

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

We’re sure you’ll absolutely love Charlotte Tilbury’s Dreams & Secrets calendar. It’s bursting with some of their hero products. Inside  you are going to find a full size Matte Revolution Pillow Talk lipstick, Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and Charlotte’s Magic Cream. There’s also been confirmation that the brand new and exclusive Pillow Talk Colour Chameleon will be waiting for you inside! It’s hitting your basket at £150.


2. OTO Ritual Advent Calendar

Oto Ritual Advent Calendar

This 12–day calendar features a special selection of award-winning skincare favourites, alongside new and exclusive products. Worth £599, you can get this perfect calendar for £299 to take you on a journey through the best of OTO’s premium CBD experiences.

This calendar features both full-size and miniatures of a range of high strength pure CBD OTO products, as well as some hand selected gifts and surprises from the whole team.


3. NEOM 12 Days of Wellbeing Advent Calendar

Neom Advent Calendar

The ultimate self care and wellbeing treat, this 12-day advent calendar from NEOM is sure to give you a daily boost. At £150, it features some of their most popular products. From gorgeous scented candles and pillow mists to sumptuous hand balms and body butters.

NEOM’s advent calendar even comes with helpful wellbeing advice from The Mental Health Foundation. Look forward to 12 days of calm and relaxation.


4. Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Selfridges Advent Calendar

Oh gosh, the Selfridges 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar is really going to town and will be a fabulous way of spoiling ourselves to round off the year. We know already that it’s got a value of £700 for the price tag of £210! 

We don’t want to reveal all the secrets within, but expect gems such as Byredo’s Santal 33 perfume and a Nars Mini Bronzing Powder. Charlotte Tilbury is getting a look in too with some Pillow Talk Mascara. What more could you possibly ask for? 


5. MAC Cosmetics Box of Tricks

MAC Advent Calendar

A tantalising box of 24 make-up items is coming at you with the MAC Cosmetics Box of Tricks beauty advent calendar. This calendar comes in at £135 and has a value of over £340!

Every day you can try out a new Christmas look with treats such as the In Extreme Dimension 3D Lash Mascara and a Ruby Woo lipstick. Always popular, you can expect it to sell out quickly!


6. Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar

Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar

Another 25 product feast, the Net-A-Porter 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar is set to see all your Christmas wishes come true. The vast majority of the items are full size with a few travel size items thrown in for good measure. There’s a brilliant range with cult items like a Victoria Beckham lipstick all the way through to Dr Barbara Strum’s Lifting Serum. 

In terms of value, we think this may just be one of the best out there. Doing the maths, the contents are worth a staggering £1300 but the calendar itself costs a mere £255!


7. Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

Liberty Advent Calendar

Expect this one to look strikingly beautiful on your mantelpiece, the Liberty Beauty advent calendar for 2021 is sure to be a sell-out like it has been in previous years. With the contents worth £844 and a price tag of £225, this has major value as well as aesthetic appeal.

Imagine yourself taking a daily December stroll through Liberty’s Beauty Hall for the best picks of items, such as a full size Votary Brightening Hyaluronic Serum and a Liberty £15 gift voucher to really make your day!


8. ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar

Elle Advent Calendar

With the ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar you can expect lots of cult brands making their way into your hands over 25 days. With haircare, skincare, body care and make-up, it’s a real excitement to know what will be coming each day. It’s got a value of £662, but a price tag of £149. Pop it on your dressing table and make your December mornings fantastic. 


9. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

John Lewis Advent Calendar

A long standing favourite of the beauty calendar world is the John Lewis calendar. At £159, this calendar is somewhat more affordable than the main luxury brands. It’s a 25 day calendar bursting with treats from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Augustinus Bader and Clinique. Expect full or deluxe size items every day.


10. Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar

Clarins Advent Calendar

Clarins have got some great choices for us this year, including a treat for the men, but we particularly love their 24 Day Women’s Advent Calendar. It’s worth over £259 but has a price point of £135, and it’s a real veritable feast of choice. Will you get a candle? Will you find makeup? Or will you even find something for gua sha? The products are a real treat to uncover. 


11. L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

L'Occitane Advent Calendar

We love the concept and we love the execution of the L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar. If you’ve got the calendar from last year then you can simply add in this year’s selection of products.

It’s a really beautiful calendar to look at too thanks to UK illustrator Kitty McCall.

You’re getting real value for money here with a reusable calendar that’s worth £236, for only £160.


12. Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar

When the 2020 Space NK beauty advent calendars went on sale last year they sold at a rate of 2.6 calendars every minute! We’ve got high hopes for this year too! The 24 day calendar includes lots of crowd-pleasing treats from brands such as La Mer, The Ordinary and Summer Fridays. It’s set to be fabulous! It has currently sold out but we’ve got our fingers crossed that more will come back in stock!


13. Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar

Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar

A 25-day calendar in glorious festive red, the Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar has some very exciting goodies inside. For just £383, you’ll receive £450 worth of goodies! You’ll find the highly coveted Eye Rescue Stick as well as things such as a Glow Masks and Body Oil. You’ll roll into Christmas feeling completely pampered and amazing.


14. No7 25 Days of Beauty

No7 Advent Calendar

Keeping you happy right up until the big day itself, and all the way through December, the No7 25 Days of Beauty is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Now launched on the Boots site, the buzz is mounting as we’ve been promised that it’s set to contain nearly £185 of contents for just £47. This makes it one of the best and most affordable beauty advent calendars around in 2021.


15. Cohorted 12 Wishes Advent Calendar

One of the best luxury beauty advent calendars of 2021 is looking set to be Cohorted’s 12 door Wishes calendar. Despite 12 doors, the contents of this calendar would tot up to £463.50! What a spectacular treat you’re in for every day in the run up to Christmas. 

Like with last years’ calendar, we are expecting there to be a good range of much-loved luxury favourites through to new discoveries. It’s worth signing up to their newsletter for a discount which is sure to land soon.


A beauty advent calendar is a great way to treat yourself over the Christmas period, but if you can’t quite wait, why not treat yourself to a Secret Spa at-home massage or facial