Countdown to Christmas in luxury and style with this selection of decadent advent calendars—expect skincare heroes, beauty bestsellers, and jewelry treats behind their doors.
Le 30 Montaigne Advent Calendar by Parfums Christian Dior: An ultra-luxurious advent calendar from the House of Dior, the design takes inspiration from the facade of the historic boutique at 30 Avenue Montaigne. Inside are 24 miniature creations, including fragrances, makeup, skincare, and scented candles. It’s a must-have for all Dior aficionados.
Advent Calendar 2023 by Dr. Barbara Sturm: Containing over $1000 worth of products, roll on Christmas with this skincare advent calendar by Dr. Barbara Sturm. Expect Sturm’s most loved products, bestsellers, and latest products, from the Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream and Face Cream to The Good C Vitamin C Serum, Hyaluronic Serum, Make-Up Remover and Glow Drops, and much more.
Wellbeing Advent Calendar by Espa Skincare: Sit back and relax this December, thanks to ESPA. This wellbeing calendar has been designed to appeal to the senses, with 25 luxuries, including cleansers, creams, essential oils, shampoo, conditioner, bath salts and a Christmas-spiced aromatherapy candle.
Forte Beads 18k Gold and Multi-Stone Advent Calendar by Carolina Bucci: Carolina Bucci is known for her charm and bead jewelry, and so her advent calendar offers the chance to make your very own beaded bracelet. It comes with a Lurex cord and 18k gold charms; each day provides two hand-carved gemstone beads to be threaded, and by Christmas day, you’ll have a completed bracelet.
Vogue Festive Calendar by Vogue Collection: Welcome December with an oh-so-stylish advent calendar from Vogue. There’s a selection of 31 makeup, skincare, jewelry, and lifestyle products from 25 premium brands, all of which have been handpicked by the Vogue editors, of course. Each day features an original illustration of a Vogue cover, and in the drawers, there are products from Hourglass, Aspinal, Sophie Lis, Olaplex, Sarah Chapman, Elemis, Kilian Paris and more. There’s also a year’s digital subscription included.
Pre-order now for delivery from 6th November, and it’s worth noting that £75,000 of the proceeds will be split between three charities: Sistah Space, akt & Women for Refugee Women.
Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets 12-Door Beauty Advent Calendar by Charlotte Tilbury: A brand new product from leading makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, this 12-drawer beauty advent calendar features a mix of Charlotte’s beauty icons and award-winning skincare products. Expect two full-sized beauty products and 1o makeup and skincare minis, including Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Hot Lips 2 Lipstick, Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, Hollywood Complexion Brush, Beauty Light Wand, and Setting Spray.
12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar by Bobbi Brown: This beauty advent calendar is filled with Bobbi Brown treats designed to give a glowing complexion this December and beyond. Products include a cleanser, primer, lip treatment, and makeup remover. There are also some party makeup hits, from shimmery eye shadow sticks to the infamous BB highlighter palettes.
The Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 by Harvey Nichols: Harvey Nichols has been generous with its advent calendar, offering 45 products, including 24 full-size numbers. There are hero skincare products from Sisley and MZ Skin, fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian (plus one of their candles), and makeup from Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, and Fenty Beauty.
12-Day Advent Calendar in Gold by Astrid & Miyu: A limited edition jewelry advent calendar from London-based brand Astrid & Miyu, it’s packed with 18k gold plated recycled sterling silver pieces from ear cuffs to hoops, huggies, and crystal climbers. There’s also a version with silver jewelry, amongst other advent varieties.
Beauty Advent Calendar by Selfridges: A beauty advent calendar that’s worth over $1000, this one from Selfridges has all the treats you could want for the party season from Byredo lipstick, Refy Brow Sculpt, Natasha Denona eyeshadows, Gisou Hair Fragrance, and Pleasing nail polish.
The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 by Harrods of London: London landmark Harrods offers 25 days of beauty treats with products that can be found within the Harrods Beauty Halls. From beloved skincare and haircare heroes to makeup and fragrances, expect brands such as Augustinus Bader, Eve Lom, Aromatherapy Associates, Dermalogica, NARS and Sunday Riley.
Bonus entry: The Countdown Calendar by Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Last but by no means least is the calendar by world-renowned perfumer Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Strictly, it’s not a traditional advent calendar either, but it’s too good not to include. This one has been designed for the in-between bit between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Starting on the 25th of December, open the door to discover the mini 724 Eau de parfum, and to follow, there will be elixirs, more scents, perfums, body oil and a candle to take you up to the 31st of December.