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They’re one of the most exciting things about December, but can set you back a pretty penny – so we’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars under £100 in 2021 to keep your festive fun on the cheaper side.
Ask anybody on the OK! beauty team and they’ll tell you that these money-saving bumper skincare, makeup and haircare sets are easily the best bit about the Christmas period. Beauty brands everywhere are already rolling out some jaw-dropping calendar offers in time for the festive season, with everything from cleansers to scented candles hiding behind those cute little doors.
Below you’ll find the beauty team’s edit of the best beauty advent calendars under £100, as well as some more pricey options should your budget stretch. And so that you don’t miss out on securing your fave festive buy before December, keep checking back here for all the latest updates on this year’s offerings as and when we get them.
Best beauty advent calendars under £100
1. Lookfantastic Advent Calendar, £85 (worth £410)
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar is one of the most hotly-anticipated festive buys of the year, and with good reason – you'll get treats from some of the incredible beauty brands they stock online like NARS, Philip Kingsley, ESPA and more, plus the contents are worth almost five times the actual price tag. Not only will Beauty Box subscribers receive £15 off the calendar, but last year's offering completely sold out at the pre-order, so you'd better be snappy if you want to get your hands on one.
On sale: now
2. No7 Advent Calendar, £47
With thousands of people signing up to the waiting list for early access year after year, No7 easily makes one of the most popular calendars on the beauty market. The contens are a closely-guarded secret, but what we can tell you is that 10 of the advent calendars contain a golden ticket for £1,000 worth of No7 goodies – so if you get your hands on one of those your calendar is practically priceless!
On sale: October (join the waiting list now)
3. Benefit 'The More the Merrier' Advent Calendar, £58.50 (worth £132.46)
A 12-day beauty advent calendar filled with treats from one of the go-to brow brands, Benefit's offering is a nice and affordable way to replenish your makeup bag with some top quality treats. Inside you'll get a mini version of one of each of Benefit's iconic mascaras (that's They're Real!, Roller Lash, BADgal BANG! and They're Real! Magnet), Hoola bronzer, Porefessional primer and a trio of brow products. Lovely stuff.
On sale: now
4. ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar, £75
The ASOS Face + Body calendar is such a steal in terms of price, as it's also packed with some of the best beauty brands around – think Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Olaplex and More. And all for only £75 for a 24-day calendar? You'll have to fight us for one…
On sale: now
5. Next Beauty Advent Calendar, £69 (worth £243)
High street store beauty advent calendars are a great way to go because they give you the chance to try loads of different brands out all in one go. Case in point: Next’s offering, which is stuffed full of treats from brands like Urban Decay, MAC, Kiehl’s, Philip Kingsley and more. There’s also a men’s option on offer for the same price, should you want to treat the grooming lover in your life. We’ll take three, please.
6. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, £45 (worth over £170)
If it’s natural and organic beauty buys you’re after, Holland & Barrett really is the place to go, and the waiting list to get your hands on one is now live. Inside this calendar you’ll find more than £170 worth of products – a value of almost four times the actual price tag – from hero beauty brands like REN and Weleda. You’ll have to be speedy if you want to shop this one, though, as last year’s offering sold out completely in three weeks flat!
7. Soap & Glory Advent Calendar, £42
Instantly recognisable, Soap & Glory is one of those brand's that most of us have a soft spot for after trialling its products in Boots in our teenage years. You'll be well stocked up on body butter, hand cream and scrubs and other at-home pampering treats with this super cute 24-day calendar.
On sale: now
8. Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar, £60
Who doesn't love a bit of Liz Earle? Nobody we know, that's for sure. The brand's 12-day calendar will stock you up with minis and a couple of full-size treats, such as bestseller Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, and, of course, a couple of muslin cloths (because you can never have enough of those).
9. Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Calendar, £59
Ciaté's annual offering will replenish your nail varnish collection for the year ahead with pastels, brights and glitter polishes galore. You'll snap up 22 mini plant polishes plus one full-sized beauty, and one of the brand's hero Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer in deluxe sample size to boot.
On sale: now
10. Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar, £40
Who doesn’t love a bit of Nivea? It’s a classic for a reason, plus a very affordable treat if spending £400 on an advent calendar just isn’t an option. Inside this year’s instalment of the annual Ski Lodge offering you’ll get 24 iconic skincare products like the brand’s Lip Balm, Shower Cream, MicellAIR Micellar Water and even an eye mask. Lovely stuff.
On sale: now
11. L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar, £55 (worth £99.50)
Luxe brand L'Occitane always feels like an indulgent treat, so this calendar that's chock-full of miniature bath and body products is an absolute joy for the festive period. Snap up some of the brand's most iconic buys, including Verbena shower products and the Shea Butter Hand Cream, all for less than £60. Got more budget to play with? Opt for the Luxury Advent Calendar (£99 here, worth £141.50) which contains even more full-sized products and more luxe options like the Divine Cream.
On sale: now
12. Origins Advent Calendar, £60 (worth £92)
Origins is a really lovely skincare brand and any beauty lover would be thrilled to open the doors of this advent calendar in December. Stuffed with 12 hero treats including the GinZing Gel Moisturiser, Mega-Mushroom Micellar Water and Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, your bathroom cabinet will be well-stocked for the foreseeable if you invest in this calendar.
On sale: 15th October
13. Dove Gently Nourishing Advent Calendar, £20
The most affordable beauty buy on our list, the Dove calendar is back for another year with a selection of 12 scented treats perfect for somebody in need of a little pampering. Inside you’ll find the iconic Beauty Cream Bar, hand and body delights and even tools like tweezers to replenish your self-care kit.
14. Paul and Joe Advent Calendar, £98 (worth £186)
Not a brand for people who don’t love cats, Paul & Joe’s festive offering is a great way to replenish your makeup bag for the year ahead with a load of fun, feline-inspired cosmetics (the highlighters are a must-try). And although its price tag comes in at just under £100, the contents are worth almost double that. Bargain!
On sale: 1st November
Best beauty advent calendars over £100
15. Glossybox Advent Calendar, £105 (worth £465)
Glossybox's seasonal offering contains an impressive 15 full-size products out of 25 this year, so you're really getting your money's worth here (£350 worth of free products in fact). You'll get your hands on some beautiful beauty brands like ELEMIS, Huda Beauty, PIXI, Molton Brown and more.
16. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £215 (worth £975)
Cult Beauty are relatively new to the beauty advent calendar game, but their offering is already one of the most anticipated launches of the year. Inside you'll reap brands like Drunk Elephant, Kate Somerville, OSKIA, Too Faced and many, many more. Considering its contents are worth almost a thousand pounds, this is easily one of the sweetest deals in our round-up.
On sale: 12th October (join the waiting list now)
17. The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £225 (worth £840)
Guaranteed to sell out – shoppers have been known to queue outside the iconic department store on the morning of launch to get their hands on one – the Liberty London Beauty Calendar is truly a thing to behold. Stuffed with the ultimate in luxury brands, you'll get your hands on Olaplex, Le Labo, Augustinus Bader and more – plus one calendar has a Golden Ticket giving the winner the chance to spend £5,000 to spend at Liberty. the annual calendar is the fastest-selling product in the stores' 145-year history. Impressive!
On sale: 6th October (join the waiting list now)
18. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150
Darlings! Charlotte's Beauty Dreams & Secrets is here to turn you into a muse worthy of Ms Tilbury herself. Hiding inside the glittering drawers complete with bejewelled handles you'll find classic CT products like iconic Magic Cream, Beauty Light Wand, Pillow Talk Medium lipstick and the hero Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray.
On sale: now
19. Space NK, £199 (worth £700+)
The contents of Space NK's annual offering are worth more than three and a half times the actual price tag so, frankly, it's an investment. You'll snap up goodies from some of their top-rated brands including Anastasia Beverly Hills, Olaplex, NARS, Kate Somerville and many more.
On sale: now (ships 18th October)
20. MAC Box of Tricks Advent Calendar, £150 (worth £340+)
Housed in psychedelic packaging this year, the Box of Tricks calendar is a great way to stock up on all of your MAC faves.
On sale: 7th October
21. ELEMIS Advent Calendar, £175 (worth £410)
ELEMIS is one of those brilliant skincare brands that just about everybody loves . An advent calendar filled with the likes of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Cleansing Balm, Frangipani Monoi and Papaya Enzyme Peel? All housed in adorable illustrated tins? Sign. Us. Up.
22. Lush Advent Calendar, £185
Perfect for the bath bomb fanatic in your life, Lush’s seasonal offering is one of the most hotly-anticipated advent calendars every single year. As well as containing six products that are exclusive to the calendar, the brand is bringing back four “retro” products from Lush days past, and the sweet-smelling contents are entirely vegan too. Fun fact: this is the first time the Lush Advent Calendar will be available to buy in-store as well as online.
On sale: now
23. Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £325
You'd be hard pressed to find beauty packaging that's much more iconic than the cream-and-black beauties of Jo Malone London, and few things say "luxury" quite like their annual advent calendar. Sure, it's one of the most expensive listings in our round-up, but you get a whole host of miniature candles, colognes and bath and body treats. Advent never smelled so good…
24. Bobbi Brown Advent Calendar, £125 (worth £227)
In a first *ever* for the brand, Bobbi Brown is getting in on the advent calendar fun with its own 12-day advent calendar – and let us tell you, there are some real classics hiding inside. You'll snap up a whole host of miniature treasures including Shimmer Brick, Bronzing Powder, Luxe Lip Colour and even one of the iconic cream handled brushes. We're sold.
On sale: October
25. ESPA Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar, £160 (worth £389)
If you love yourself an at-home spa day then ESPA will be right up your street (no seriously, these are the products you'll find in actual spas up and down the country. Jam-packed with some of their best-loved products like Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, Energising Bath and Body Oil and even a votive candle, last year's sold out within three weeks, so don't miss your chance to get your hands on one come October.
26. Jo Loves Advent Calendar, £325 (worth £485)
The Jo Loves Advent Calendar is truly a festive sight to behold and can be strung up for the ultimate Christmas decoration. It’s by no means cheap, but considering the epic contents of scented candles, bath products and body lotions, all created by Jo Malone herself, it’s an investment that you’ll get a real (fabulously scented) return on.
On sale: now
27. Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar, £383
Susanne Kaufmann's Alpine-inspired range is a real treat for the senses, so naturally her advent calendar is a real treat. Containing 25 much-loved favourites from the brand, such as the Mineral Body Lotion, Lip Balm, Herbal Whey Bath and Firming Oil, it's exactly what you need to get you through those long and cold December nights.
On sale: now
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