Beauty Advent Calendars: Are They Worth It?

Here is our list of the top 10 affordable beauty advent calendars for 2023.

Christmas parcels labelled with days of month next to small christmas tree
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Calling all thrifty beauty shoppers: beauty advent calendars are hitting the shelves again. If you want to get ahead on your Christmas shopping, then we’d recommend looking for advent calendars now. Some beauty calendars have been known to sell out in a day if not hours (Liberty we’re looking at you). 

Whilst some beauty advent calendars can set you back, others can be on the more affordable scale. I’ve done the work for you and sourced the most affordable beauty advent calendars on the market. 

There are a comprehensive amount of beauty advent calendars under £65 this year. We all know a good beauty advent calendar can have us counting down the days to Christmas, with a little extra excitement. And at such prices, you can even feel a little smug about your purchase too.

You have the chance to try new products from multi-brand calendars and even delve into some beauty classics with one-brand calendars. Purchasing a beauty advent calendar can also save you money in the long run, with product worth usually being twice as much as the price.

Best Beauty Advent Calendars £40 or Under

1.  Garnier 12 Days of Maskmas  

Box of 12 Days of Maskmus

(Image credit: Boots)

Price: £19 (reduced from £38)

Worth: approx. £38.39

Are you searching for a beauty advent calendar with a skincare focus? If so, Garnier’s calendar is a great idea. This year, shoppers can get 12 x Garnier sheet masks - 9 face masks and 3 eye masks. The masks all feature hero-skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and green tea. Each calendar is vegan as well, so it’s the ideal present for any vegan friends or family. 

What’s included?

Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Sheet Mask, Moisture Bomb Soothing Chamomile Sheet Mask, Moisture Bomb De-Tiring Lavender Sheet Mask, Moisture Bomb Glow Reviving Sakura Sheet Mask, Moisture Bomb Green Tea Sheet Mask, Moisture Bomb Vitamin C Sheet Mask, Probiotic Repairing Sheet Mask, Coconut Milky Sheet Mask, Orange Juice Eye Sheet Mask, Coconut Eye Sheet Mask, Probiotic Repairing Eye Sheet Mask.

 2. Number 17 Countdown of Joy Advent Calendar

Beauty advent calendar in star shape

(Image credit: Boots)

Price: £27.00 (reduced from £30)

Worth: N/A

With this affordable beauty advent calendar, you can get a whole 25 days of beauty products for only £30. Number 17 has launched this beauty calendar with a selection of mascaras, eye shadow palettes, bronzers, blushes, hair scrunches, and makeup brushes. You can even try some of their limited edition products. 

What’s included?

Limited edition nude eyeshadow palette 2.5g, beauty blender, limited edition lilac nail polish 3ml, peach sundae bath fizzer 25g, limited edition bronzer 2.5g, mini tweezers, limited edition nude lip gloss 3.5ml, hair scrunchies x 2, limited edition pink shimmer nail polish 3ml, limited edition black mascara 2.5ml, limited edition highlighter 2.5g, blush/bronzer brush, limited edition brown eye shadow 2.5g, mini nail clippers, eyeshadow brush, nail file, limited edition black eye pencil 0.25g, limited edition blusher 2.5g, limited edition light pink nail polish 3ml, peach sundae white bath fizzer 25g, limited edition rust eye shadow 2.5g, 1 pair of under eye patches, eye mask. 

3. Makeup Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar 

Pink makeup revolution beauty advent calendar

(Image credit: Makeup Revolution)

Price: £40

Worth: £96

If you’re looking for a more well-known beauty brand under £50, then Revolution Beauty is a strong contender. Best known for their TikTok famous blush and contour wands, Revolution has a 25-day beauty advent calendar. This beauty advent calendar mostly has glam makeup products for the party season. Plus, the contents are all vegan and cruelty-free!

What’s included?

Exclusive Black Powder Puff, Lip Liner Bombshell Coral, Pink Sponge, Brow Defining Pencil, Kohl Liner, Detailed Eyeshadow Brush, Fluffy Eye Brush, LipLiner Vibing Pink. Lipstick White Wedding, Lipstick Muted Red, Jelly Gloss Glaze, Lip Oil Elixir Power, Matte Liquid Lip Mauve Berry, Matte Liquid Lip Caramel Nude, Cream Eyeshadow Bronze, Cream Eyeshadow Opulence, Pressed Contour Powder - Baecation, Brow Gel Clear, Mirror, Blush Quad, Highlighter Dare to Divulge, Brow Crayon  Medium Brown, Superdewy Blush You Got Me Blushing, Mini Baking Powder Translucent, Reloaded Palette Pink Prosecco. 

Best Beauty Advent Calendars £45 or Under

4.  Joules Starry Night Advent Calendar 

Photo of blue Joules beauty advent calendar

(Image credit: Boots)

Price: £42

Worth: N/A 

If you love the fashion brand Joules, then its new advent calendar will be welcome news. Joules has branched out into the toiletries, beauty, and homeware categories in recent years, which is reflected in their ‘starry night’ advent calendar. Complete with sustainable packaging and signature botanical prints, each advent calendar is designed to give a little enchantment to your countdown. We think this is a great one for the special ladies in your life - mums, grandmothers, and aunties. 

What’s inside?

Soap 50g x2 (Once & Floral fragrance & A Pretty Fig Deal fragrance), Body Mist 50ml (Once & Floral fragrance), Hand Cream 50ml (A Pretty Fig Deal fragrance), Lip Balm 7.5g x 3 (Honey, Elderflower, and Blackberry), BlackBerry Lip Scrub 7.5g, Egg Bath Fizzer 70g x 3 (Once & Floral fragrance, A Pretty Fig Deal fragrance, Bright & Breezy fragrance), Hand Scrub 50ml (Once & Floral fragrance), Hand Cream 50ml x 2 (Once & Floral fragrance, A Little Refresh-Mint fragrance), Body Wash 50ml x2 (Once & Floral fragrance, Bright & Breezy fragrance), Body Souffle 50ml (Once & Floral fragrance, Body Scrub 50ml (Once & Floral fragrance), Nail Brush, Body Butter 50ml (Bright & Breezy fragrance), Eye Mask, Shower Steamers 40g x 2 (A Little Refresh-Mint fragrance), Rollerball fragrance 20ml (Bright & Breezy fragrance), Emery Boards x 3. 

5. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Green Holland & Barrett beauty advent calendar on green background next to small christmas tree

(Image credit: Holland & Barrett)

Price: £45.00

Worth: £179+

I’m always searching for skincare products that help my sensitive skin during winter. Lucky then, Holland & Barrett have a 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar featuring an array of skincare products and brands designed for nourishing your skin. Stand-out brands in the calendar include Weleda, UpCircle, and Faith in Nature. Each product is also suitable for vegans and cruelty-free, giving the stamp of approval needed to gift to any of your vegan friends or family. 

What’s included?

Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion 200ml, Vitaskin Vitamin C Collagen Boosting Serum 30ml, Antipodes Hosanna H20 Serum 10ml, Q+A Vitamin C Eye Cream 15ml, H&B Hyaluronic Acid 20mg 30 Capsules, Miaroma Rosemary Pure Essential Oil 10ml, WILD Fresh Cotton & Sea Salt Natural Deodorant 17g, Sukin Brightening Radiance Cleanser 125ml, Psychic Sisters Sleep Well Candle, UpCircle Coffee Scrub with Citrus Blend for Dry Skin 30ml, Tisserand Sleep Better Roller Ball 10ml, So Eco Complexion Sponge, Miaroma Winter Spice Essential Oil Blend, Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton Really Radiant Moisturiser 17ml, Magnitone Microfibre Face Cloth, Sea Magik Pink Salt Shampoo 50g, Ethique Discovery Pack - Balanced Hair 45g, Dr. Organic Guava Gel Face Mask 50ml, Ecodenta Multifunctional Toothpaste with 7 Herbs 100ml, H&B Aloe and Cucumber Facial Toner 150ml, I Love Wellness Calm Bath Soak 125ml, Faith in Nature Lavender Soap 100g, H&B Headband, Faith in Nature Shea & Argan Hair Mask 300ml OR Pip & Pod Blackberry Exfoliating Crème 50ml, Native State Overnight Anti Aging Mask 75ml OR Native State Hydrate & Glow Mask 75ml. 

 6. M&S The Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 

Beauty products lined up behind a makeup bag on purple background

(Image credit: M&S)

Price: £45.00 (when you spend £35 on full-price clothing, homeware, or beauty).

Worth: £340.00

M&S can often get overlooked as a go-to for beauty. In recent years, the fashion brand has improved its beauty section with a whole host of sought-after brands. The Beauty Calendar by M&S has one of the best savings we’ve seen from this list of beauty calendars. When you spend £35 on M&S full-price clothing, homeware, or beauty, you can get the M&S Advent Calendar for only £45. You’ll find premium trending beauty brands included, such as Ren, Murad, Benefit, L’Occitane, Origins, and Pixi. 

What’s included?

Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara 8.5g, Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Fragrance 10ml, Ren Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Gel 150ml, Leighton Denny Renovate Nail Repair Cream & Buffer 10ml, Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumising No Oil Oil 60ml, Pixi Lip Lift Max 2.7g, Pixi Brow Tamer 4.5ml, This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon 100ml, L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 75ml, L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel 250ml, Apothecary Revive Clarifying Mask 75ml, Origins Ginzing™ Energizing Gel Cream 30ml, Aveda Botanical Repair Styling Creme 40ml, Clinique Moisture Surge 100hr Hydrator 15ml, Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer Booster 20ml, Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo 20ml, Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner 20ml, Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Sun Cream SPF30 25ml, Apothecary Meditate Hand Cream 30ml, Nails Inc. Magenta Nail Polish 10ml, Nails Inc. True Gold Shimmer Nail Polish 10ml, Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask 10ml, Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour 2.3g, Filorga Hydra-Hyal Serum: Hydrating Plumping Serum 7ml, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multipurpose Oil 10ml, 1 x Cosmetic bag. 

Best Beauty Advent Calendars Under £50

7. Soap & Glory It’s A Pinker Wonderland™ 24-Day Advent Calendar 

Soap & Glory pink advent calendar with products in front

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Price: £46

Worth: £87.78 

Who doesn’t enjoy treating themselves to a little pamper? The Soap & Glory It’s A Pinker Wonderland™ 24-Day Advent Calendar is packed with bodycare and skincare treats. Gone are the days when this calendar was marketed only for tweens. This calendar features iconic new products such as the Beautiful Biodegradable Brightening Sheet Mask and cult-classics such as the Righteous Butter Body Butter. Perfect for tweens and adults alike.

What’s included?

Clean On Me Body Wash 75ml, The Righteous Butter Body Butter 300ml, Call of Fruity Body Wash 75ml, Call of Fruity Body Butter 50ml, Scrub of Your Life Body Scrub 200ml, Magnificoco Body Butter 50ml, Speed Plump Intensely Hydrating Day Lotion 50ml, Magnificoco Body Scrub 50ml, Perfect ZZZen Body Milk 75ml, Heel Genius Foot Cream 125ml, Hand Food Hand Cream 50ml, Face Soap & Clarity Vitamin C Facial Wash 50ml, The Fab Pore-Refining Sheet Mask 29g, Original Pink Fragranced Rollerball 10ml, Nail File, Massaging Face Mitt, Scrunchie, Bright + Beautiful Biodegradable Brightening Sheet Mask 29g, Speed Plump Super-Hydrating Miracle Moisture Hydrogel Sheet Mask 25g, Pout About It Hydrogel Lip Mask 2.5g, Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches 3g, Soap & Glory Reusable Cleansing Pad, Perfect ZZZen Bubble Bar 40g, Perfect ZZZen Scented Candle 30g.

8. The Body Shop The Advent of Wonders 

Purple beauty advent calendar with sparkles and beauty products on purple background

(Image credit: The Body Shop)

Price: £45

Worth: £119

As far a sustainable beauty brands go, you can’t go wrong with The Body Shop. I’m a fan of their Tea Tree and Vitamin E ranges in particular, so it was great to find their beauty advent calendar is only £45 this year. The calendar includes 24 miniature sized products, making it perfect for trying new beauty products. They’ve also included bestsellers such as the British Rose Hand Cream and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner. 

What’s included?

Mango Hand Balm 30ml, Avocado Shower Cream 60ml, Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner 60ml, Shea Body Butter 50ml, Small Ramie Lily, Coconut Shower Cream 60ml, Pink Grapefruit Soap 100g, Satsuma Shower Gel 60ml, Shea Shampoo 60ml, Shea Conditioner 60ml, British Rose Hand Cream 30ml, Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash 60ml, Olive Soap 100g, Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 60ml, Almond Milk Hand Balm 30ml, Strawberry Shower Gel 60ml, British Rose Facial Mask 15ml, Hair Claw, Vitamin E Sheet Mask 18ml, Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml, British Rose Shower Scrub 50ml, Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream 30ml, Mango Shower Gel 60ml, Avocado Body Butter 50ml.

Best Beauty Advent Calendars Under £65

9. Boots No.7 Restore & Renew 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar 

No7 Restore & Renew advent calendar with pink products on white background

(Image credit: Boots)

Price: £54.95

Worth: £213.00 

The Boots beauty advent calendar sells out every year - and this year is looking like no exception. Boots has 25 days of No.7 products, including 14 full-sized beauty products. You can choose which No7 range suits you best: Restore & Renew, Lift & Luminate, or Protect & Perfect. Each calendar has a mix of skincare saviors and makeup must-haves for the season, including trending products such as No7 The Full 360 Mascara Black and No7 LABORATORIES Firming Booster Serum. 

What’s included?

No7 Radiance+ Daily Energising Exfoliating Cleanser 50ml,  No7 Eyebrow Microfiling Pen Brown 0.6g, No7 Skin Illuminator 30ml, No7 Beautiful Skin Revitalising Hand Polish 75ml, No7 Limited Edition Eye Colour Brush, No7 Beautiful Skin Softening Foot Scrub 75ml, No7 Stay Perfect™ Eye Pencil Black 1.2g, No7 Total Renewel Micro-dermabrasion Face Exfoliator 75ml, No7 Instant Results Nourishing Hydration Mask Dry/Very Dry 100ml, No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick Voucher, No7 The Full 360 Mascara Black 7ml, No7 Limited Edition Lip Glaze Heavenly 3.3ml, No7 Limited Edition Lipstick Heavenly 3.3g, No7 Cleansing Pad, No7 Limited Edition Eye Pot Stardust 2.4g, No7 Pure Retinol 0.3% Night Concentrate 10ml, No7 Toning Water 75ml, No7 LABORATORIES Firming Booster Serum 3ml, No7 Beautiful Skin Blissful Body Wash 50ml, No7 Beautiful Skin Completely Quenched Body Milk 50ml, No7 Foaming Cleanser 50ml, No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi-Action Day Cream SPF15+ 5 Star UVA 25ml, No7 Restore & Renew Multi-Action Eye-Cream 5ml, No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi-Action Night Cream 25ml, No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi-Action Serum 5ml.

10.  L’Occitane Advent Calendar 

Photo of pink beauty advent calendar and L'occitane mini beauty products

(Image credit: L'Occitane)

Price: £62.00

Worth: £122.50

Who wouldn’t want to start each morning with a mini skincare product from L’Occitane? This advent calendar has plenty of luxurious beauty and skincare classics, such as the L’Occitane Overnight Reset Serum. With 24 miniature beauty products, it’s a great choice to try out the brand. L’Occitane uses sustainable cardboard and less plastic with this year’s advent calendar. 

What’s included?

Immortelle Divine Cream 4ml, Overnight Reset Serum 5ml, Immortelle Precious Cream 5ml, Immoirtelle Precious Eye Balm 4ml, Shea Light Comforting Cream 5ml, Shead Milk Extra Gentle Soap 25g, Almond Milk Concentrate 20ml, Verbena Body Lotion 30ml, Verbena Shower Gel 30ml, Verbena Leaf Soap 25g, Citrus Virbena Body Lotion 35ml, Citrus Verbena Shower Gel 35ml, Noble Epine Shower Cream 75ml, Barbotine Scented Soap 50g, Bath Cube, Shead Butter Hand Cream 10ml, Shea Intense Hand Balm 50ml, Almond Delicious Hands 10ml, Osmathus Hand Cream 10ml, Nail File, Intense Repairing Shampoo 35ml, Intense Repairing Conditioner 35ml, 30g Almond Solid Shampoo.

Becky Spicer
Health & Beauty Editor

I’ve been the Health and Beauty Editor here at MyVoucherCodes since March 2022. I love writing, and I’ve been doing it since my second year of university back in 2019, and what I love to write about most is beauty, skincare, health, protein, and wellness. On top of my work for MyVoucherCodes, I have a lifestyle blog on social media.

In my spare time, I enjoy heading to the gym, watching Love Island, and spending some time with a good book. I also have a degree BA degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Bath Spa University.