Once a niche offering, there are now masses of beauty Advent calendars to choose from, helping you countdown to Christmas with a glamorous gift every day.

While they may seem on the pricey side, when you tot up the value of what’s inside – a wealth of products that will last well into next year – these curated collections are worth the investment. And who doesn’t deserve a bit of indulgence at the end of what’s been a really difficult year?

So whether you’re gifting a loved one or treating yourself, here are seven of the best beauty Advent calendars…

1. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar, £40

Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar
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Featuring 14 full-sized products and 11 minis from brands such as Weleda and UpCircle, and valued at more than £170, this is the best value beauty Advent calendar we’ve found. No wonder the impressive selection, which is vegan-friendly and comes in a fully recyclable box, has proved so popular – it’s sold out online but is still available in stores.

2. Soap & Glory 24 Days to Roam The Foam Advent Calendar, £42, Boots

Soap & Glory 24 Days to Roam The Foam Advent Calendar
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Packed with scrumptious-smelling body washes, scrubs, lotions and butters, plus skin-boosting masks and a few make-up minis, this sweet selection, worth £85.73, contains everything you need to create a spa experience at home.

3. L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar, £53

L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

Featuring cult favourites such as Shea Butter Hand Cream and Overnight Reset Serum as well as the latest L’Occitane launches, this beautifully illustrated box of treats from the much-loved French brand, valued at £87, makes a fantastic discovery set or gift for a long-time fan.

4. Ciate Mini Mani Month, £59

Ciate Mini Mani Month

Back for a fifth year running, Mini Mani Month 2020 brings the festive season to your fingertips with a Ciate selection worth £150. As well as 18 mini polishes, one full-size pot and two nail toppers, you’ll get a surprise gift and a sneak peek of a hot new nail care launch.

5. The Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar, £70

The Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar
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Alongside 20 mini versions of bath and body favourites, this bumper box features five full-size products, including the Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner duo, and is valued at an impressive £140.

6. Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar, £85

Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar
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One for the natural beauty lover, Dr Hauschka’s 24-piece festive countdown, valued at £116, brings together a sleigh-load of skincare and body essentials plus the star on top of the tree: a full-size tube of the brand’s ultimate hero, Rose Day Cream.

7. Freedm Street 2020 Advent Calendar, £149

Freedm Street 2020 Advent Calendar
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Curated by eco retailer Freedm Street, the UK’s first vegan, plastic-free and cruelty-free beauty Advent calendar houses a selection of full-size skincare and make-up products from sustainable brands as well as a couple of plant-based snacks. Not only that, three ‘good deed’ doors provide donations to charities, with the whole lot worth a whopping £325.

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