'Tis the season to start shopping! What better way to spoil your friends and fam than with a beauty advent calendar? We’ve rounded up the hottest gift sets, from skin care to fragrances, makeup and manis. Browse our list of this year’s top beauty advent calendars and start checking off your list. —Jeanine Gordon
charlotte tilbury. Everyone’s favourite makeup maven is offering up a 12 days of pure Christmas delight with her Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic set ($250), perfect for your most glamorous friends.
dr. barbara sturm. Best known for providing skin-care solutions to the stars, Dr. Barbara Strum’s Advent Calendar Set ($688) is the perfect gift this year. Your loved ones can keep their glow with the good doctor’s 24 selections of masks, cleaners, scrubs, serums and more.
l'occitane. L’Occitane en Provence has a passionate following and it’s easy to see why with their luxe soaps and skin-care products. We are adding the Luxury Advent Calendar ($109) to our own lists as well as gifting it to our favorite friends.
biotherm. 24 Days of Skincare ($99) is the perfect gift for the woman who loves to pamper herself. We love the wide range of products and the pretty packaging in Biotherm’s cheery advent calendar.
ciatè. Ciatè’s Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar ($71) gives you 23 new and exclusive polish shades, plus a purse-sized nail file for touch ups on the go. Perfect for the girl who can’t commit to one colour.
atelier cologne. This Luxury Advent Calendar ($355) is a fragrance-lover’s dream. Treat a special lady in your life to 24 days of hand creams, perfumes, shower gels and soaps.
lancôme. Lancôme’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar ($199) has a little bit of everything we love, and we mean everything. The countdown to Christmas is on with this set of creams, makeup brushes, cosmetics, masks, perfumes and more.
kiehl’s. Get your hands on the coveted Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar ($120) before they’re gone. This cult skincare brand offers up 24 deluxe creams, masks, shampoos, conditioners, lip balms and more.
the body shop. Cruelty-free beauty lovers, rejoice! Your go-to retailer for all things bath and body has the perfect set to spoil your loved ones with their Dream Big This Christmas Deluxe Advent Calendar ($99). Need another reason to love this set? Each day comes complete with trivia on trailblazing and empowering women.
clinique. Give the gift of radiant skin with the 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar ($88). Your lucky recipient can moisturize, exfoliate, and primp to their heart’s content.
nyx cosmetics. The beauty junkie on your list will be clamouring for NYX Cosmetic’s Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar ($65): a collection of lip tints, stains, balms and glosses in every colour of the rainbow.
mac. It’s OK to buy two of MAC’s Stars For Days/Starring You Advent Calendar ($195) and keep one for yourself, we won’t tell! This stunning kit contains everything you need to prime, gloss, bronze, brush, highlight and contour this holiday season.
essie. Let your BFF count down the 12 days of Christmas on her perfectly manicured hands with this Essie Nail Polish Holiday Advent Calendar ($65). She’ll love the pretty shades that are perfect for high-gloss glam any time of the year.