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The best beauty advent calendars for Christmas

There might still be 62 days until we open the first door of our advent calendars, but when it comes to beauty calendars, they sell out in the blink of an eye.

Sarah Jossel’s found her pick of the best for 2020 – and their waiting lists and launch dates – so you don’t miss out! 

Net-A-Porter Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

Costs: £240, worth £1,120

Available: 5 October

  • Includes 13 full-size products

  • Products include make-up, skincare, haircare, bath & body from brands including Augustinus Bader, U Beauty, Gua Sha

  • One of the products included is worth £235!

LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar 2020

Costs: £85, worth £460 

Available: Pre-order now, launches 12 October

  • Gifts from brands such as Illamasqua, Omorovicza, ESPA and Phillip Kingsley

  • Hero products are the GLOV Eye Mask in Navy Blue, Anastasia Beverly Hills mascara and Tan Luxe Tam

  • One of the products included is worth £63 alone

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Costs: £199, worth £930

  • £15 from every sale goes to BeautyBanks

  • 13 full-sized products

  • Includes brands such as Hourglass, Molten Brown and IT Cosmetics

  • Drawer 25 has an amazing round-up of products worth over £100

  • One lucky customer will win the Golden Ticket worth £1000 of Cult Beauty pounds!

Freedm Street-2020 Advent Calendar

Costs: £149

  • 17 full size products

  • First completely plastic-free, cruelty-free, vegan beauty advent calendar

  • It's not just beauty, it also contains lifestyle products, snacks AND three doors aren't products, they reveal the good deed you’ve done for a charity this Christmas!  

SpaceNK Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Costs: £180, worth £480

Launches: 1 October

  • Poet and mental health ambassador Carly Cox has written the festive poetry you will find on each volume 

  • Calendar is split into four volumes to see you through the festive season

  • Features brands including Augustinus Bader, Byredo and Dr. Barbara Sturm

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

Costs £150, worth £375 

Available: 1 October

  • Covers different beauty rituals - there's a full skincare regime, a versatile make-up look, a moment of calm, some finishing touches for the hair from brands including Nars, Elemis, Clarins, Sunday Riley and Slip

  • Eight full-size products included

  • It's a fully recyclable box with reversible drawers if you want reuse it and fill it up again next year

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

Cost: £250

Available: 1 October

  • Features products picked from the Harrods Beauty Hall

  • Brands featured include Dr Sebagh, Sunday Riley and more

  • Full Size Products include 111Skin Rose Gold Eye Masks and Fresh Vitamin Nectar Mask

Liberty Men’s Advent Calendar

Cost: £195, worth £450

  • 18 full-sized products

  • Includes a selection of grooming products and skincare staples

  • Featured brands include Ruffians, Escentric Molecules and Kiehls


Costs: £210, worth over £500

  • Fully recyclable

  • Contains 12 full-size products

  • Gifts from brands such as Byredo, Morphe, Pat McGrath and Slip

  • One window is a beauty concierge service

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