Best beauty Advent calendars for Christmas gifts

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With 80-odd days until Christmas, shopping isn't on most people's radars.

However, when it comes to getting in on the best of beauty Advent calendars, it's important to be prepared - as many have waitlists or sell out in mere minutes.

Read on for a round-up of great options to check out for yourself or for a brilliant gift.

Holland & Barrett's Advent Calendar

Anticipated to sell out well in advance of 1 December, this luxe calendar includes 25 days of conscious natural beauty products, all of which are vegan-friendly, as well as home accessories including a candle and essential oils. Highlights include the full-size Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion and the VitaSkin Vitamin C Cleansing Balm.

12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar

Featuring full-size and luxury miniatures, this option is perfect for the skincare junkie in your life. This calendar includes 12 curated products, including the iconic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and the Instant Boost Skin Tonic.

L'Occitane en Provence's Classic Advent Calendar

Packed with a generous selection of L'Occitane favourites, this calendar is a great gift for a friend or loved one. It includes an array of travel sizes from the popular almond and verbena-infused shower products to the Shea Butter Hand Cream. The packaging features intricate illustrations by Éva Offredo, and no doubt will take pride in place in your home in the lead-up to the holidays.

Aurelia London's Advent Calendar

Enjoy 12 days of beautiful skincare with this festive collection of Aurelia London favourites. The calendar features a number of best-sellers, including the Miracle Cleanser, Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser, and Probiotic Concentrate, as well as reusable bamboo cotton pads.