Let's face it, advent calendars are Christmas catnip. Last year's Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar was the fastest-selling product in the brand's 145-year history. This year's cost £245 but is packed with over £1,000 worth of the most sought-after beauty buys.
After something a more affordable? Look Fantastic's 2022 offering gives you over £500 worth of premium products for £95, while Boots has plenty of options under £50 such as Ted Baker, Joules and Soap & Glory.
To combat the risk of sell-out disappointment, we've rounded up some of the best options out now, so you can get the ones you want before they're gone.
The best of the 2022 beauty advent calendars
M&S Collection The Advent Calendar 2022 | £40 (worth £300) from Marks & Spencer
M&S beauty advent calendar is one of the vest value option for 2022. Filled with 25 make-up, skincare and fragrance treats worth £300, you can nab one for just £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, beauty and homewares in-store or online. Inside you'll find seven full-sized products and 18 minis too from big-name brands including Clinique, Ren, L'occitane and Living Proof.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £245 (Worth £1,065) from Liberty
Why we rate it: Liberty’s coveted beauty advent calendar is filled with £1,065 worth of products from its expert-curated beauty hall, including Sunday Riley and Kate Somerville. Eyes peeled for five Golden Tickets hidden inside, giving lucky winners £1000 to spend in store.
Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2022 | £95 (Worth £500) from Look Fantastic
Why we rate it: The eagerly-awaited 2022 calendar is back after being a sell-out success in 2021 – and this year it’s a good'un. Behind each of the doors is a beauty treat from a whole host of luxury brands such as Elemis, Emma Hardie, ESPA and Rituals.
No7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £49.50 (worth £211) from Boots
Why we rate it: One of the more affordable beauty advent calendar this year is from No7. Packed with the brand's best-sellers, including its Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, it has everything you need to build a skincare and make-up routine. Behind one of the 25 doors is also a voucher for a No7 concealer worth £9.95, so you can shade match in store or online with ease.
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar | £235 (worth over £1,000) from Cult Beauty
Why we rate it: Add your details to the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar waiting list, because when it does launch it will sell out quickly. This year's calendar has 37 beauty products behind 25 doors (you'll get six - yes six gifts behind day 25). Oh, and there's 13 full sized products included, too.
Fortnum's Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £245 (worth £845) from Fortnum & Mason
Why we rate it: There are 25 drawers waiting to be opened, from luxury brands including Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, ESPA, Olverum, Bramley, and Elizabeth Scarlett. There's even a 30ml version of the iconic Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Fragrance.
Sephora Advent Calendar 2022 | £139 (worth £711) from Sephora UK
Why we rate it: Sephora has finally landed in the UK and has brought with it this luxury beauty advent calendar (one of three actually - more on that here). Despite containing luxury brands such as Augustinus Bader, Natasha Denona, Sam McKnight and Sol de Janeiro worth £711, it can be yours for less than £140. Inside are 34 products, with a whopping 17 that are full-size.
Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar | £260 (worth £1,011) from Net-A-Porter
Why we rate it: Back for its fifth year, the Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar has £1,011 worth of products for £260. NAP has listed which products are behind each of its 25 doors so there's no denying that this advent calendar is going to be packed with high-end treats.
John Lewis Advent Calendar 2022 | £179 (Worth £770) from John Lewis
Why we rate it: It's filled with a mix of full-size and deluxe mini products from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Murad, Votary, Elemis, and more. Plus, it's worth over £770, so you're getting a lot of bang for your buck.
The Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar | £215 (Worth £770)
Why we rate it: Space NK’s Advent Calendar for 2022 is filled with 14 full size products, double the quantity of full size products in last year's calendar.
Beauty Advent Calendar | £175 from The White Company (Worth £269)
Why we rate it: Including 25 best-selling seasonal scents and popular wellness pick-me-ups, behind each pull-out drawer is a daily indulgence. It also includes two full-size Signature Candles in the popular Winter and Seychelles scents, each candle has a burn time of around 33 hours and normally retails for £20 each.
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar | £75 from John Lewis
Why we rate it: For a speedier Christmas countdown, Clarins' advent calendar for 2022 consists of 12 doors. It's a selection of some of the brand's bestselling skincare and make-up products, including a full-size Lip Comfort Oil and a Double Serum.
24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £78 (Worth £300) from Anthropologie
Why we rate it: Kick off the Christmas countdown with Anthropologie and its illustrated advent calendar. Filled with over £300 worth of beauty treats, it features brands such as Skyn Iceland, Upcircle, Floral Street, Sunday Riley, and Patchology.
Charlotte's Diamond Chest Of Beauty Stars | £150 from Charlotte Tilbury
Why we rate it: You'll be more than impressed with Charlotte Tilbury's luxurious advent calendar for 2022. Worth £245, it contains five full-size products, including the cult favourite Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir.
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar | £210 (Worth £800) from Selfridges
Why we rate it: Selfridges beauty advent calendar features Augustinus Bader, Le Labo, Ren, Aveda, and more. Behind 25 doors, you'll find miniatures and full-size products.
Molton Brown Beauty Advent Calendar | £195 from John Lewis
Why we rate it: If you love luxuriously fragranced bubble baths, this advent calendar from Molton Brown is the one for you. There's a blend of its perfumes and bath, body, hair and home ranges to enjoy.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar | £350 from Jo Malone London
Why we rate it: This advent calendar contains many of Jo Malone London's most iconic scents across travel candles, mini perfume sprays and body creams. You'll also receive a full-size 30ml bottle of its English Pear & Freesia cologne.
Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar | £140 from John Lewis
Why we rate it: Throughout December you'll unveil skin-softening creams for the body, face, hands, and feet from Cowshed, along with sampling some of its most-loved natural skincare products.
Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar | £99 from Kiehl's
Why we rate it: Featuring festive designs by Made By Radio, Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar includes 24 days worth of skincare heroes. The brand doesn't say how much all the products are worth, but there's cleansers, face masks, facial serums and moisturisers included.
Flannels Beauty Advent Calendar | £235 (Worth £804) from Flannels
Why we rate it: This is a must for high-end beauty fans, with 25 days of luxury surprises - think Augustinus Bader The Cream, Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2.0, a Neom candle and much more. Overall, it's filled with a whopping £804 worth of products.
Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar | £95 (Worth £159.50) from The Body Shop
Why we rate it: Celebrating the women of Tamale, Ghana by supporting them with healthcare and education projects, this wonder box has 25 days of beautiful surprises worth £159.50, there's everything from best-selling face masks, shower gel, and body butters.
Box of Wishes & Wonders Ultimate Advent Calendar | £145 (worth £219) from The Body Shop
Why we rate it: Bursting with full-sized must-haves, beauty tools and all sorts of goodies worth £219, from sleep pillow mists to sheet masks and hair care, in a box made with Community Fair Trade recycled plastic.
Laura Ashley 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar | £45 from Boots
Why we rate it: This lovely, limited edition calendar is full of indulgent, pampering treats and beautiful scents for bath, body and home. Think body wash, bath foam, room mist, a votive candle and a shower lily.
Joules Christmas Village 24 Day Advent Calendar | £40 from Boots
Why we rate it: An adorable calendar comprising lots of little mini houses, containing everything from soap to hand cream, lip balm, body butter, foot cream, bath fizzers, fragrance, and a hair scrunchie.
Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £88 from Boots
Why we rate it: The Boots charity advent calendar in support of Macmillan is packed with 24 beauty products, including a Botanics Pillow mist, to Liz Earle™ Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion, or No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream, Soap & Glory Hydrating Body Wash even a Sleek MakeUP i-Divine palette.
Liz Earle 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £65 (Worth £164.67) from Boots
Why we rate it: This high-end beauty bargain worth £164.67 features twelve skincare surprises (four are full size plus a selection of smaller sizes), including the iconic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml.
Benefit 'Sincerely Yours, Beauty' Beauty Advent Calendar | £59.50 (Worth over £134) from John Lewis
Why we rate it: Get 12 of the brand's best-sellers in mini sizes including Gimme Brow gel, POREfessional primer, They're Real mascara and Hoola bronzer. Worth £134, this calendar is ideal if you're a Benefit fan.
Soap & Glory 24 Days To Treat Yule-Self Advent Calendar | £45 from Boots
Why we rate it: Featuring loads of the brand's much-loved products like Heel Genius Foot Cream and Righteous Butter, this will make your recipient smile all the way through the festive season and beyond.
Eleanor Bowmer - Christmas Advent Calendar | £55 from Boots
Why we rate it: Featuring some fantastic illustrations by Manchester-Born artist Eleanor Bowmer, this is a Christmas delight bursting with beauty and home fragrance loveliness. You can expect to reveal anything from soy-blend candles to lip balms, body scrubs, hand creams, bath fizzers and a reusable make-up remover disk.
NUXE Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar | £56 (worth £123) from NUXE
Why we rate it: The French beauty brand has released this calendar so you can rediscover some of its iconic skincare products. With everything from its Prodigieux Beautifying Scented Body Lotion to NUXE Bio Organic - Skin Correcting Moisturising Fluid, this is top-to-toe indulgence.
Classic Beauty Advent Calendar | £55 (Worth £101) from L'Occitane
Why we rate it: L'Occitane's products are a real indulgent treat, and this Classic Beauty Advent Calendar features a number of our much-loved favourites, including a full sized Almond Delicious Hands and a 35ml Almond Shampoo.
Next's 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar | £85 (Worth £309) from Next
Why we rate it: Next's 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar has a tonne of make-up must-haves. We're talking; Benefit's BADgal BANG! Mascara, a full size MAC satin lipstick in shade Twig and an eyeshadow palette from ICONIC London.
The Glossybox Advent Calendar | £85 for subscribers, £99 for non-subscribers (Worth £440)
Why we rate it: The Glossybox Advent Calendar has a waiting list email which means you'll be notified as soon as it launches. With brands like Glossier joining forces with Glossybox this year, we expect it to be popular. If you're a subscriber, you'll get priority access to buy the box with general sale happening a couple of weeks later.