If you’re obsessed with a great deal (guilty), can’t resist beauty products (yep), and love the idea of sampling a whole bunch of them at once (um…yes?), then the beauty advent calendar trend was certainly designed with you in mind!
Beauty advent calendars let you test-drive interesting beauty products without having to make the full investment. Love that. But the fun doesn’t stop there. They also make awesome gifts for the beauty junkies in your life. And if you’re a sucker for efficiency, you can buy one and split up the goods for stockings and co-worker gifts. And if the best of those products end up in your beauty drawer, it’s definitely OK. We won’t tell a soul.
Sold? Yeah, we are too. Try one of these five advent calendars to spread the cheer among your favorite beauty divas.
Beauty Advent Calendar: Best Picks
Sometimes the packaging alone does the trick. L’Occitane hits it out of the park once again with its annual offering, which includes 24 drawers packed with delightful treasures. You’ll find all of the classics—hand creams, foot creams, soaps, and fragrances—along with some fresh additions, like shea butter eye patches, shampoo and conditioner, and so much more.
Surprise yourself and enjoy something new every day of the month. (Or, ya know, give it to the L’Occitane lover in your life.)
Rituals is renowned for its pampering products—the perfect items to give to someone in need of some serious TLC. Tucked inside this lovely set are mini candles, dry oil, body cream, shower gel, shower scrub, hand wash, body mist, and soap, along with so much more.
If your bestie loves playful items or is just beginning to explore the beauty world, this is your pick. The 24-piece set from Sephora includes a mix of the brand’s most beloved favorites: nail polish, shimmer eye shadow, shower jellies, a lip mask, a nose strip, an eye mask, makeup remover wipes, hair rings, lip balm, a mirror, and other essentials.
Why limit yourself to a single brand when you can sample 25 of them? Tucked inside this Macy’s exclusive box are deluxe sizes from companies that you know and love, including philosophy, Urban Decay, Origins, Clinique, Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX Professional Makeup, IT Cosmetics, dr. brandt, Shiseido, and Caudalie. Also inside? A $15 gift card. Now that’s a fabulous gift.