2017’s Best Beauty Advent Calendars

2017’s Best Beauty Advent Calendars

From purse-friendly thrills to super luxe treats, here’s what we’ll be wishing for

ARTICLE BY : Abha Shah


Christmas is a magical time. However you celebrate 25th December, there’s no denying that the run-up to the festive period is prime time to get your mitts on exclusive deals and limited edition luxuries.

If you’re looking for luxe wedding day products, now’s the perfect time to start stocking up. Not quite ready to invest in full-size products? Then get a beauty advent calendar, an indulgent gift whether you’re getting married or know someone who is. They’re the perfect way to road test products with most versions made up of 24 boxes holding miniature beauty delights.

But if you want to save the surprises for your wedding, simply store your calendar until a month before your Big Day – and then rip open! There’s nothing to stop the calendar becoming your very own countdown with a luxurious pre-wedding treat every single day until the I Do’s.

Because these beauty calendars don’t just have to be for Christmas!

Liberty of London
Worth over £500, this is the ultimate gift for the beauty obsessed! It comes in a divine illustrated Liberty London box and features no less than FIFTEEN full-sized products alongside deluxe minis. The beauty haul includes hero skincare, haircare and cult brands, such as Votary, Le Labo and Diptyque.
£169, www.LiberyLondon.com

No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar
Containing 25 windows of joy, this year’s No7 limited edition calendar contains a mix of skincare and cosmetics as well as helpful tools like travel tweezers, makeup brushes and a blender. Plus it’s a bargain; £40 for contents worth £169 – WINNING. No wonder nearly 60,000 people have signed up to the waiting list already.
£40 www.Boots.com

L'OccitaneConsistently a sell-out, you’ll have to be quick to grab L’Occitane's 2017 calendar, but oh boy, is it worth it! It’s packed with 24 luxurious pre-Christmas treats including shower gels, shampoos, soaps & eau de toilette, leaving you looking and feeling gorgeous every day until the Big Day. 
£49, uk.LOccitane.com

Jo Malone Christmas Advent Calendar

This calendar sells out every year, and is it any wonder when you see what’s inside? Jo Malone’s theme for Crimbo 2017 is Crazy Colourful, as you can see from this bright calendar with a Georgian townhouse design. 

Nestled in each of the 24 boxes is a heavenly treat – I’m talking candles to colognes - all in the brand’s popular and festive scents.
£300, exclusively at Harrods from October. Nationwide from November www.JoMalone.com


Make a hot soak even more pleasurable with Lush's 12 Days of Christmas calendar, containing a dozen bath-time beauts including the super festive Christmas Cracker Bubble Bar, Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb and of course, Christmas Eve Bubble Bar. 

Kiehl’s x Kate Moross Limited Edition Advent Calendar

The cult American brand turned to London based illustrator Kate Moross to come up with this year’s bold design. Ideal for young skincare-focused brides Kiehl’s calendar features 22 deluxe samples plus two full size products. Look out for classics like Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Crème de Corps.
£95, exclusively at Selfridges from 19th October www.Selfridges.com


Liz Earle 12 Days of Christmas
If you want to give (of receive) the gift of gorgeous skin this year, get your hands on Liz Earle’s 12 Day Countdown. The teal and metallic gold calendar features hero products such as the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Superskin Concentrate for Night 10ml Rollerball, plus masks and moisturisers. Plus if you pick it up at Boots, you’ll bag all those reward points too. 
£66, www.Boots.com

Estee Lauder The Beauty Countdown
It was love at first sight at Khush Wedding HQ when we first saw Estee Lauder’s offering. The company owns some of our all-time favourite brands and this calendar brings them all together for a very exclusive Christmas special (there will only be 1000 on sale – eek!). In a pretty star shape, the 25 drawers are filled with iconic products from the likes of Bobbi Brown, MAC, Smashbox, Clinique and GlamGlow. NEED. THIS. NOW.
£125 from www.EsteeLauder.co.uk


Soap & Glory It’s a Calendar Girls!
Soap & Glory fans will be thrilled to discover the dedicated calendar at Boots this winter. It holds 24 travel-sized treats, making them perfect for slinging in your washbag when the occasion calls; hen parties, minibreaks - even the honeymoon. However the lower price tag (compared to the others on this list) makes this a viable gift for friends and family who deserve a special treat.
£40, www.Boots.com


Clarins Precious Holiday Advent Calendar
This online exclusive packs a bargalicious punch; for a mere £95 you’ll get some of the brand’s hero products, including Moisture-Rich Body Lotion (100ml), Hand and & Nail Treatment Cream (30ml) and, a personal favourite, Beauty Flash Balm (50ml). Plus a myriad of other trinkets and treats. Gimme!
£95, www.Clarins.co.uk 


Selfridges’ L’Oreal Luxe Advent Calendar
Based on London and Paris, this year’s 24-day luxe offering includes lotions and potions from the likes of YSL (Blur Primer), Viktor & Rolf (a dinky Bonbon miniature) and Urban Decay (eyeshadow primer). It’s all we want for Christmas. £120, www.Selfridges.com

The Ritual of Advent
Rituals presents not one, but TWO stunning calendars for 2017. This first is a traditional 2D design stuffed with gorgeous spa and relaxation products from across the brand's ranges. It's just £59.50 for £115 worth of treats. 

The second is a deluxe 3D creation with suprises wortha total of £140 secured in boxes and suspended from the tree, like baubles. £79.50, www.Rituals.com

Tags : Christmas  Beauty  Calendar  Countdown  Big Day  Little Luxuries  Treats  Skincare 
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