Beauty Advent Calendars Make the Perfect Holiday Gift

The gift that keeps on giving.

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2023
(Image credit: Future)

Beauty advent calendar season is upon us, which means our favorite skincare, makeup, candle, and self-care brands have been busy creating a selection of glorious holiday collections for us to enjoy for ourselves and to gift to others. After all, nothing screams holiday joy like receiving a tiny gift every single day in December. 

If you're in the market for a beauty advent calendar, you likely fall into one of three categories. Most of the time, you’re already a huge fan of the brand and want to re-up your collection. Other times, the brand’s offerings are too pricey to buy separately and you’re looking to add a touch of something luxe into your routine. Or, you’re interested in a brand but aren't sure which products to try first—full-size products can be wasteful if you find that they don’t actually work for you anyway. 

The best beauty advent calendars solve all of these problems. They also make perfect gifts: Investment-worthy brands like Diptyque and Dr. Barbara Sturm's calendars make the perfect luxury gift for your mom, your sibling, or a friend.

Ahead, we broke down exactly what you’ll find in each of the best beauty advent calendars on the market—without spoiling the surprise of which product you’ll get on each day, of course—as well as how many days each calendar lasts.

Shop Deals on Beauty Advent Calendars

Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar, $79 $67 at Nordstrom

Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar, $79 $67 at Nordstrom

This already-affordable 12-day calendar from Clarins is on sale for 15 percent off right now.

Lancer Skincare 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar, $135 $102 at Dermstore

Lancer Skincare 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar, $135 $102 at Dermstore

You can save $34 if you buy this 12-day calendar chock-full of Lancer Skincare favorites.

Nudestix 12 Days of Nudestix - Advent Calendar, $100 $90 at Nudestix

Nudestix makes some of my favorite creamy products, and this 12-day calendar features almost all of them. You can save $10 on it now.

Under $50 Beauty Advent Calendars

Under $100 Beauty Advent Calendars

Under $250 Beauty Advent Calendars

Under $500 Beauty Advent Calendars

Under $1,000 Beauty Advent Calendars

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.