Beauty advent calendars under $100

Remember when you were a kid and got one of those countdown-to-Christmas advent calendars where you got to open a new door every day and inside there was a piece of chocolate? (Mmm, chocolate.) I used to beg my mom to open more than one per day because clearly I was a sugar addict, but I think the true joy was enjoying a small daily treat leading up to the biggest treat-fest of them all, Christmas. Of course, you don't have to be a Christian to enjoy an advent calendar, and apparently you don't have to be a kid either, because a bunch of beauty brands have started creating their own, after the success of the original Liberty of London advent calendar. (Note: this year's version has sold out twice already, but I am praying it comes back in stock, because it's goooood.)  Speaking of selling out, I had intended to post this next month as part of my gift guide, but since so many beauty advent calendars have sold out already, I thought I'd better jump on it. So while you can spend $200-$300 on a luxury brand's version, there are a bunch of amazing advent calendars out there for under $100. Here are my eight favorites. 

1. Rituals is a bath and body brand that keeps trying to break into the American market; I've encountered their products mostly in European hotels and airports and have been pleasantly surprised by them. This 24-piece set is a nice introduction to the line.

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Countdown to Christmas gift set $74.50 

2. This set from Saks comes with a full-size Foreo Luna and hard-to-find brands like U Beauty and Augustinus Bader, and at the price, I'm surprised it hasn't received more attention. This one's in my Saks shopping bag as we speak. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Apothecary 14-piece advent calendar $75

3. Almost all of these advent calendars disclose all of the products featured, but Glossybox's version is a total surprise that, based on the reviews, seems worth it, with 19 full-size items and 6 deluxe minis. Plus you don't even have to be a Glossybox subscriber to buy it (members get $10 off). 

Glossybox Reasons to be Happy 2020 advent calendar $99

4. I was super impressed with the brands featured in Macy's advent calendar, from Elemis and Lavido to Koh Gen Do and SK-II. This is an amazing value: $434 worth of product for $99 (and on sale as I'm writing this)!

Macy's 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar $69.30 (reg. $99)

5. Okay, this one is a hair over $100, but it's so good that I had to include it. It has a mixture of mini and full-size products, including my favorite lipstick (Rosewater by Kosas), plus Augustinus Bader, Sol de Janeiro, Oribe, and more top brands. 

Revolve Beauty 2020 advent calendar $125

6. If, like me, you've been doing your own nails since March (and probably will be for awhile), this 24-piece nail polish set may be for you. I love that the bottles are mini, as I have a hard time finishing a full-size before it starts to get all thick and gloopy. 

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month nail polish advent calendar $65

7. I didn't even know that ASOS carried beauty, but this 24-piece set features a ton of British brands like Elemis and This Works; 13 of the products are full-sized; and it's worth a whopping $477 in value. 

ASOS Face + Body 24-day vacation calendar $99

8. L'Occitane might not be the sexiest brand, but their products are solid, and I always get excited when I see them in hotel rooms (remember those?). Highly recommend the almond shower oil and hand creams in this 24-piece set.

L'Occitane Holiday advent calendar $74


Elizabeth Walker said...

No.4 and no.8 are literally my holy grail!

Gata Collins said...

These advent calendar looks so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Laura B said...

Oh my gosh I want one of each! My MIL got the girls fun advent calendars this year and I'm like, "Where's mine?" Haha!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Advent calendars for grown ups are so much fun! Although I still prefer the ones with chocolate! Thanks for sharing these fun options!


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