It may only be the end of the summer, but it’s time to turn our thoughts to the beauty advent calendar. Packed with luxurious skincare, makeup and self-care products, every year they offer huge savings on the most covetable beauty brands – and 2022 looks to be no different. But whether you’re buying it as a present for a loved one or for yourself, remember that the best calendars sell out in a matter of hours (sometimes minutes). We’ve rounded up the most lavish beauty advent calendars to invest in this festive season – and, most importantly, when they’ll be released so you can make a note in your diary (we’ll be updating this feature regularly with new releases and last-minute stock drops).
Luxurious beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2022
Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
If you’ve ever walked into the Fortnum & Mason beauty hall and wanted to wrap up every single thing in there and take it home, you’re in luck – invest in their new beauty advent calendar and you can pretty much do just that. Jam-packed with tried and tested products, behind each of the beautifully illustrated doors you’ll find nourishing skincare, haircare, fragrance and wellness treats from the likes of Bamford, Aromatherapy Associates, Bramley and ESPA. What’s more, once Christmas is over you can recycle or save the calendar to reuse next year.
Available now, £245
Acqua di Parma Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Following on from the huge success of last year’s advent calendar, Acqua di Parma has upped its game yet further for 2022. The eye-catching circular calendar is inspired by the maison’s iconic hat box and is decorated with pretty yellow-and-gold marbled paper, a nod to the time-honoured Florentine art of marbling. Each of the 25 windows contains a scented treasure from the Italian luxury house including the Colonie, Blu Mediterraneo and the precious Signatures of the Sun fragrances and the new Magia del Camino and Bosco scented candles, the latter full-sized.
Available exclusively at Selfridges, £450
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Liberty is renowned the world over for its annual beauty advent calendar, and with good reason – last year it became the most successful and fastest-selling product in their 145-year history, selling out long before the festive season kicked in. They’re anticipating another blockbuster year for 2022 and have increased quantities by 30% to try to make up for it. You’d still better act fast if you want to get your hands on the expert-led skincare staples by Sunday Riley and Kate Somerville, or the handbag essentials from Le Labo and Rose Inc – this one won’t be hanging around on the shelves for long.
Launching 28 September, £245
Decléor Essential Oil Advent Calendar 2022
Uplift mind, body and soul with this year’s advent offering from Decléor. Behind each of the 24 doors is one of the Parisian aromatherapy skincare brand’s best-selling beauty products, some retail size, others deluxe size – but all enriched with the skin-nourishing essential oils for which it is so famous (incidentally, Meghan Markle is a big fan). From the Green Mandarin Sun-kissed Cream and Neroli Bigarade Aromessence Serum to the Sweet Orange Sleeping Mask and Lavender Fine Night Balm, your self-care countdown to Christmas starts here – and you’ll make a saving of £363 too.
Available now, £120
Parfums Christian Dior Advent Calendar
For a festive fairytale, look no further than Parfums Christian Dior. Their deep blue calendar is exquisitely illustrated with artist Pietro Ruffo’s drawing of the iconic Dior 30 Montaigne Boutique in gold, a signature colour for the maison (the french word d’or lies at the heart of the name Dior). It’s packed with 24 surprises across fragrance, skincare, makeup and lifestyle. You’ll find all the cult favourites including Miss Dior and J’Adore Eau de Parfums (5ml) and Rouge Dior lipsticks and a nail polish, alongside serums, body creams, candles and even a limited-edition Lucky Star decoration for the ultimate in Christmas tree chic.
Launching 15 October, £470
Net-a-Porter ‘25 Days of Beauty’ Advent Calendar 2022
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Net-a-Porter advent calendar has become a cult beauty buy. The 2022 version won’t disappoint. Behind each signature black door is a glittering collection of science-led skincare, covetable makeup and self-care saviours from Net-a-Porter’s most iconic brands. Expect 12 full-size and 13 travel-size products the likes of Augustinus Bader, Tata Harper, Noble Panacea, Omrorovicza, Charlotte Tilbury and Westman Atelier with the final worth totalling £1,011.
Launching 19 September, £260
Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
For the chicest Parisian scents, it can only be Diptyque. Their beauty advent calendars have become known as miniature works of art in their own right and they’re pulling out all the stops for 2022, with a celestial-inspired design covered in twinkling stars and a beautiful illustration of the Milky Way. Inside you’ll find a mix of candles, fragrances and face and body care, each carrying those signature Diptyque scents. For the first time ever they’ll also be including three limited-edition Christmas scents: a small Sapin (pine tree) candle and miniature Neige (snow) and Étincelles (spark) candles. A magical gift for any fragrance lover.
Launch date TBC, £370
Dr. Barbara Sturm Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Renowned aesthetic skin doctor Barbara Sturm is revered for her science-backed products, which achieve incredible results when it comes to tackling everything from fine lines and wrinkles to mastering that ever-elusive glow. Now her much-lauded beauty advent calendar is back, packed with 24 full, deluxe and miniature versions of her cult products, including the bestselling cleanser and Good C Vitamin C serum. Housed in a two-tier jewellery armoire inspired gift box, this is the perfect present for the skincare aficionado in your life.
Launching 1 September, £450
Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
This storied British brand is known for setting the bar when it comes to luxury beauty advent calendars, so it’s no surprise that their annual offering is usually at the top of everyone’s wish list. Drawing on the traditional Jo Malone aesthetic based on a sleek jewellery box that can be refilled and reused, this monochrome offering will look elegant on any dressing table. Behind the 25 doors sits a range of colognes, hand lotions and mini scented candles, as well as several beautiful snow-inspired decorations.
Launching at the end of September, £335
Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Anyone who’s a true beauty fan knows about the Space NK beauty advent calendar, which is always packed full of the biggest beauty brands of the moment, both established names and rising stars. This year they’ve compiled what many beauty editors are calling their most exciting line-up yet, featuring products from industry stalwarts like La Mer, Sisley Paris and Laura Mercier alongside newer names including Rose Inc, Drunk Elephant and Summer Fridays. The result is a festive red, foil embossed beauty that’s a must-have this Christmas.
Launching 16 September, £215