YOU Beauty Advent Calendar 2014

This isn't just an advent calendar. It might as well be a chain letter. Everyone we've given this calendar to over the past two years - our special friends and relations and team members - has gone on to buy it for someone else. If not several people. And then they buy it for someone else... Because once you've had one of these, a chocolate advent calendar's just not the same.

Put together for YOU Magazine by our friends at Latest in Beauty, this year's selection is more impressive than ever: 24 beauty treats, from some very big beauty names indeed.

Edited highlights include the Aromatherapy Associates mini-candle, c (7.5 ml), full-size Essie Encrusted Treasures Nail Enamel (a gorgeous textured finish, like couture beaded lace), James Read Sleep Mask Tan Face (25 ml) - which is so perfect for waking up a tired face - and a 30 ml size of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (plus a muslin cloth).

Other names include Laura Mercier, John Frieda, Glamglow, Sisley, This Works - in fact, the whole kaboodle is worth a stunning £240.

The price of the calendar? £49.95, with free P&P for members of the YOU Beauty Discovery Club, and £4.95 P&P for non-members.

One of the things we love about giving this limited edition calendar - quite apart from the sheer, fizzing over-excitement that it induces - is that it delivers a big fat 'tick' against someone's name on the Christmas list, even before 1st December.

But we suggest you get clicking. All our past recipients are busy buying them for their friends, and when they're gone, they're gone.

UK readers find YOU Beauty Advent Calendar 2014 at£49.95 (see note above about P&P) - buy here