Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The Best Luxury Beauty Advent Calendars

No matter how old you are, opening up presents at any age delivers a special kind of joy. To keep that happy feeling going for as long as possible, consider gifting an advent calendar. Behind each little door is a fun surprise that continues the spark of gifting going for more than one day. (Though there are definitely the types who will open every tiny window all at once—and you really can’t blame them.) Instead of one present, giving an advent calendar is essentially giving many, many gifts. And when it’s one of the best luxury beauty advent calendars, that sentiment is certainly taken up a notch. From makeup to skincare to fragrance, these are the best luxury beauty advent calendars to give—or receive—during the 2022 holiday season.

Dior Advent Calendar

It doesn’t get more luxe than Dior’s delightful advent calendar. The artist Pietro Ruffo looked to the stars to create a magical twinkling night sky, with eight constellations covering the advent calendar. Inside each of the 24 windows is even more astral magic. Think of it as Dior’s greatest hits, with presents like Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, Rouge Dior 999 velvet finish lipstick, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara, 30 Montaigne candle, Gris Dior Body Crème and a lucky star Christmas decoration. $650, dior.com

Kiehl’s Holiday Advent Calendar

Thrill the skincare lovers in your life with this limited-edition calendar filled with best-sellers from Kiehl’s—24 of them, to be precise. With a value of $261, there are cleansers, serums, creams and scrubs, to name a few, spanning both face and body. The colorful, charming packaging means you won’t even have to wrap it. $105, kiehls.com

Beekman 1802 Time Capsule Advent Calendar

The holiday season is all about kindness, and so is goat milk skincare brand Beekman 1802. Center stage of this advent calendar features a hand-blown hourglass with their mascot Goatie inside, with daily affirmations printed on each time capsule to help the recipient keep a kindness practice. Of course, there’s plenty of product inside, too. Skin and body care best-sellers are behind each of the 24 doors, including their cult favorite Milk Wash Jelly Cleanser, Lavender Lip Balm and Pure Bar Soap. $150, beekman1802.com

Valmont Holidays in Neverland 12-Piece Advent Calendar

The gorgeous packaging means they will savor it long after the Christmas tree has come down. Made in Switzerland, this limited-edition beauty advent calendar is filled with the symbols of the La Maison Valmont story. There are 12 boxes containing the best of the brand, spanning perfume to eye cream to moisturizer. $380, lamaisonvalmont.com

Acqua Di Parma Holiday Collection 25-Piece Advent Calendar

Just wait until the fragrance lover in your life gets a whiff of this one. Inspired by the holiday season in Italy and the house’s signature hat box—this time decked out in yellow and gold marbled paper—this fragrance advent calendar contains 25 glorious gifts. The lucky recipient can discover eau de parfums and candles from the Maison, including classics like Blu Mediterraneo and the Signatures of the Sun fragrances. $600, saksfifthavenue.com

Babor Advent Calendar 24-Piece Ampoules Set

German skincare brand Babor is best known for their ampoules, which are essentially single-servings of super potent serums. Made in Germany, this advent calendar is a 24-day countdown to Christmas, guaranteeing glowing skin just in time for the holiday. The range of ampoules covers every complexion need, including their DOC Power Amp Hyaluronic Acid, 3D Firming and Algae Vitalizer, to name a few. $99, saksfifthavenue.com

OPI Nail Lacquer 25-Piece Mini Advent Calendar

Talk about nailing it! The jeweled exterior is befitting for the treasures inside. There are 25 days of treats behind each door, specifically 25 mini nail lacquers with all 12 holiday collection shades and 10 iconic hues, as well as essentials like their RapiDry Top Coat. $79.95, ulta.com

Kate Somerville 12 Days Of Kate Advent Calendar

There’s a reason Kate Somerville has earned a rabid following for her skincare products and anyone who receives this advent calendar will see why. Impressively luxurious, the 12-piece set is filled with her clinical-grade treatments. Iconic favorites are tucked inside the pretty box, including a cleanser, face and body exfoliators, serums, an overnight peel and two eye creams. $499, katesomerville.com

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