Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar £245
From Liberty comes one of the season’s most hotly anticipated calendars, offering the best of its world-famous beauty hall for every day until (and including) Christmas day. You’ll find an enviable edit of hair, skincare, fragrance and makeup in either full sizes or generous sample sizes from brands like Rose Inc, Davines and MZ Skin – plus, five lucky people will score a Golden Ticket, winning them £1000 to spend at the store. Products aside, the calendar is a work of art: the doors feature a charming drawing of the iconic department store in the snow while the boxes themselves are adorned with a Liberty peacock print and sumptuous gold gilt detailing. They’re also releasing a men’s version, perfect for the male beauty lover in your life (although no judgement if you’re tempted to sneak some of the contents too, as it looks pretty spectacular).
NET-A-PORTER 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar £260
Fans of NET-A-PORTER’s luxurious beauty offerings are definitely in for a treat this Christmas. Makeup heavyweights Charlotte Tilbury and Westman Atelier are represented in this year’s calendar, as are doctor-led labels like MZ Skin and Dr Dennis Gross, plus some very cool under-the-radar brands. If you pride yourself on being across the latest and greatest in beauty, this is a great opportunity to discover some new favourites as well as to replenish your shelves with a few old flames.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar £350
Every year we look forward to the arrival of Jo Malone London’s calendar and 2022 is certainly no exception. As usual, the array of colognes, candles and body care allows you to sample from across the brand’s lineup of scented beauties, and you’ll also be treated to a couple of festive decorations. We love the mini candles for creating some cosiness while travelling as well as the dainty 9ml perfume samples – in our experience, they’re the perfect size for stashing in our handbag for on-the-go touch ups. In terms of scents, you’ll discover some perennial favourites alongside their limited edition Christmas fragrance, White Moss & Snowdrop – a deliciously wintry spritz that will get you in the yuletide spirit.
Space NK Advent Calendar £215
Clad in a rainbow of riotous pink hues, Space NK’s 2022 calendar houses a bounty of established favourites alongside niche brands and cult products you mightn’t have heard of (yet). Among its mix of travel- and full-sized items there are a selection of ultra-luxurious products from the likes of Sisley Paris and Augustinus Bader as well as a sampling of newcomers to British shores like Tatcha and Rare Beauty – plus plenty more to get seriously excited about.
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar £210
Running the gamut from high-end beauty hall staples Charlotte Tilbury and Le Labo to celeb-backed brands like Kylie Cosmetics and Ariana Grande’s r.e.m beauty – as well as a smattering of exciting up-and-coming labels – Selfridges’ bumper advent calendar truly offers something for everyone. At £210, it comes in at just over a quarter of the value of its contents (which all together are worth £800), making it seriously impressive value for money – especially given that of the 25 products, 12 are full-sized.