Whether you’re treating yourself or surprising a loved one, beauty advent calendars are the perfect opportunity to try out a variety of different brands and products. Beyond the sheer excitement of opening a present every day, beauty advent calendars also allow you to experiment with new looks and indulge in a festive pampering routine for 24 days straight.

These limited-edition boxes are highly sought after, so we recommend that you snatch up these beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2023 early to avoid disappointment.

1. Advent Calendar, $762, Jo Malone London

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Smell amazing while you ring in the festive season with 25 days of Jo Malone London scents. Inside each box, you’ll find an assortment of the brand’s finest fragrances, body creams, mini candles and fresh soaps. This advent calendar not only includes the classic English Pear & Freesia Cologne, but also provides a variety of home scents for every perfume connoisseur to enjoy.

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2. The Toy Chest Advent Calendar, $580, Penhaligon’s at Selfridges

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Elevate your holiday scent collection with the Penhaligon’s Toy Chest advent calendar. Each door reveals a different treat for your olfactory senses, such as rollerball perfumes, mini candles and hand creams to delight every fragrance lover.

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3. The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, $363, Harrods of London

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Harrods Beauty has curated a selection of top-tier luxury products to treat you or a loved one. The list of cult favourites includes Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbra Sturm and Gisou. This advent calendar boasts a whopping approximate S$1,955 in value and features 21 full-sized products. Perfect for someone who loves the finer things in life—at a fraction of the cost.

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4. Saks 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, $333.50, Saks Fifth Avenue

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The Saks 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is the ultimate self-care kit. With iconic brands like Guerlian, Clé de Peau and Sisley, this opulent selection is the perfect gift for beauty fanatics to complete their pamper routine.

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5. Advent Calendar Skincare Set, $955, La Mer at Sephora

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This La Mer limited edition advent calendar will be on the wishlist of any skincare junkie with La Mer’s famous Miracle Broth-infused™ skincare behind every single door. Along with the iconic Crème de La Mer moisturiser, your loved one will also receive multiple serums and masks for the ultimate glass skin regime.

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6. Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2023, $810, Dr. Barbara Sturm at Cult Beauty

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Specially curated by Dr. Barbra Sturm herself, your loved one will be treated to her most coveted formulas like the Super Anti-aging Night Cream, Anti Pollution Drops and the Glow Drops, all of which are well-loved by celebs and professionals.

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7. Advent Calendar 2023, $245, Lancôme at Selfridges

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With 24 surprises behind 24 doors, Lancôme treats gift recipients to its cult favourites like the Advanced Génifique Serum, La Vie Est Belle eau de parfum and the famous Lash Idôle Mascara. It’s got everything you need to achieve the French girl vibe.

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8. LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, $182, LOOKFANTASTIC


The LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with a total of 27 surprises for your 25-day countdown, with brands including Sol De Janeiro, NARS and ELEMIS. The box contains everyday must-haves for all your self-care needs, with a combination of both luxury and drugstore products.

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9. 2023 Advent Calendar, $221.28, REVOLVE Beauty

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For the friend who loves trying out viral products, treat your loved one to the REVOLVE Beauty advent calendar. Ring in the festive season with glowing skin and flawless makeup, thanks to top-rated skincare and makeup products like Starface Pimple Patches, Benetint and Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen.

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10. ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar, $203.99, ASOS

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The ASOS Face + Body advent calendar is ideal for one who loves trying out new trends and viral products. Achieve the clean-girl aesthetic with some of the most TikTok-famous products like ICONIC London Illuminator Drops, Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream and Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum.

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11. The Body Shop Advent of Change collection

Give the gift of beauty to a loved one and the environment with one of The Body Shop’s three distinct advent calendars featuring travel-sized or full-sized (for the Ultimate Advent of Change calendar) products. Beautifully decorated, each of these boxes counting down to Christmas are filled with the brand’s powerful products, filled with natural-origin ingredients and items that pay tribute to their Fair Trade Partners.

  • The Body Shop Advent of Change Advent Calendar, $129
  • The Body Shop Big Advent of Change Advent Calendar, $179
  • The Body Shop Ultimate Advent of Change Advent Calendar, $279

Available at The Body Shop official flagship store on Lazada, Shopee and The Body Shop stores island-wide. 

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12. Sephora Collection Premium Beauty Advent Calendar, $150

Sephora beauty advent calendar 2023

Everyone loves Sephora, right? Now you can get a loved one 24 surprises filled with the brand’s very best in both full-sized and travel-sized (plus four accessories!). From makeup to skincare, this is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the month of December. What’s more, it all comes packed in a gorgeous metal keepsake box perfect for repurposing and wrapped in cardboard from sustainably-managed forests. 

Available online at sephora.sg and in-stores at Sephora Singapore Islandwide.  

13. L’Artisan Parfumeur Advent Calendar, $690

L_Artisan Parfumeur Advent Calendar 2023

For the most discerning of perfume lovers, this advent calendar is all about exploring 24 scents in travel-sizes plus one full-sized best seller. Inspired by a winter herbarium, the box in itself is a delight to behold and enjoy as you open one new scent each day. With so many options you’re bound to find your signature scent for the season.

 Available exclusively at L’Artisan Parfumeur Takashimaya S.C Boutique

14. BHG Beauty Advent Calendar, $138

Department store BHG is bringing the best of its beauty brands together this year for its very first beauty calendar, with surprises contributed by powerful brands such as Bobbi Brown, Clé de Peau Beauté, Kenzo, Kosé and Sulwhasoo (but there are so many more to discover in the calendar, we promise!). As an added bonus when you purchase this calendar (for yourself or a loved one) you will also receive a $50 Beauty Voucher with no minimum spend, valid on the participating brands, as well as 4 x $10 Vouchers with no minimum spend from Shiseido, Clinique, Origins, and Lab Series. Truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Available at BHG Singapore and online at https://bhgsingapore.com.sg.

15. Dr. Hauschka Beauty Advent Calendar, $199

For a skincare and body care gift set with an eco-friendly twist, check out Dr. Hauschka’s advent calendar featuring 23 trial-size products plus one full-sized gift comprising of their 100 percent certified natural products. Each product has been carefully selected to soothe the skin and elevate the senses, from its Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence, to its Birch Arnica Energising Body Oil, these products and more feature in it’s cute, colourfully packaged calendar. A great way to explore the brand while getting that relaxing vibe you deserve this month.

Available from their website here.

Text: Larissa Wong/Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, additional updates by Karen Fong