This December's Best in Beauty Calendars...


Although we do love a good old chocolate-filled advent calendar to celebrate the Christmas countdown, these bumper beauty options are something seriously special and a little less naughty. They make fabulous early Christmas pressies and here we've got pretty much everyone covered from teens to grannies via the ultimate sophisticated glamour puss.

Priced from £25 to £150, they’re fantastic value and a brilliant way to sample brands without committing to full sizes.

Benefit Party Poppers 12 Days of Christmas/£34.50 at and in Benefit and Debenhams stores.

This is ideal for the teenager in your life, it's an all singing (yes, it plays you a festive tune), all dancing selection of Benefit classics to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. Perfect size miniature favourites such as They're Real! Mascara and High Beam Highlighter to pop into party handbags.

L'Occitane Advent Calendar

L'Occitane Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar/£39 at or in L'Occitane stores.

A fabulous selection of bodycare and some skincare, including some of our own Beauty Bible Award Winners. Ideal for mothers, grandmothers, aunties or anyone who loves L'Occitane - and honestly, who doesn't?

Charlotte Tilbury The Book of Make Up Magic/£150 at

Make-Up artist magician, Charlotte Tilbury has put together The Book of Make-Up Magic, full of her hand-picked hero products for gorgeous skin and favourite make-up must haves, including Wonderglow, Magic Cream and Matte Revolution Lipstick. Plus a sneak preview of the not-yetlaunched, Magic Night Cream. Definitely a luxury price tag but oh so worth it for indulging the inner glamour girl.

Liberty Advent CalendarLiberty Beauty Advent Calendar/£149 at

Truly a thing of beauty that might just be too gorgeous for you to gift away. A classic Liberty print filled with an exquisitely picked beauty treat from brands such as NARS, Aurelia, ESPA and Diptyque behind every door - worth over £400, so a pretty good saving there, we’d say.


Ciate Advent CalendarCiaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar/£49 at

A mani a day for December may be a bit excessive but this offers an amazing array of shades so the lucky recipient won’t have to buy another polish for most of 2016! Colours for everyone here so it’s a great present for anyone who loves pretty nails.

Kérastase/£79.99 at and Kérastase salons.

The first beauty calendar we've seen dedicated to all things hair, this is a brilliant way to try out the Kérastase range or a perfect gift for sisters or mums and daughters to share, with a great selection of minis and travel sizes for all hair types.

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 12.13.23M&S Beauty Advent Calendar/£25 when you spend £25 in M&S Beauty.

A bumper selection of great brands such as Leighton Denny, Pixi, Neal's Yard, Percy & Reed and Stila, which includes some of our favourite products, like the Mio Liquid Yoga (a total bath time treat!). Worth over £200 and we don't know anyone that wouldn't be thrilled with this early festive surprise!