23 of the best beauty advent calendars 2021 from No7, Amazon and more

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  • With December nearly here, it’s time to invest in one of these best beauty advent calendars for 2021 – with amazing offers from Amazon, The Body Shop and Boots.

    It certainly seems there’s a calendar for everyone this year, with classic chocolate advent calendars available for dad and fabulous toy advent calendars for kids. As for us girls, we’re rather hoping to get our hands on one of these extra special beauty advents that’s packed full of sumptuous skin care, makeup must-haves and hero hair products.

    The trend for non chocolate advent calendars has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and the beauty industry has paid attention. Fans of cult brands like No7, Jo Malone and Clarins have been treated to 25 days of their go-to goodies. Whilst others haven’t been able to resist the Black Friday beauty advent calendar deals on curated ones by Amazon and Boohoo. Eager to please all, we’ve scoured the web and collated a mix of our favourites to add to your basket today.

    The best beauty advent calendars – top 2021 picks

    Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar – FEELUNIQUE | £119 £89.25
    Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £70 £39.99
    The Body Shop Share the Joy Advent Beauty Calendar 2021 – THE BODY SHOP | £55
    No7 Original Beauty Calendar 2021 – BOOTS | £184 £47
    No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar 2021 – BOOTS | £385 £120
    Benefit The MORE The Merrier Advent Beauty Calendar 2021 – JOHN LEWIS | £58.50 £35.20
    Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 –BOOTS | £42.50
    OPI Advent Calendar 2021 – OPI | £69.90 £48.93

    1. Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar

    FeelUnique advent calendar 2021

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    Worth over £385.20, the Feelunique 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar contains all sorts of thrilling beauty treats. With products from brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Nars, and Elemis hidden within the 25-day countdown – this one is sure to delight beauty lovers. Even more excitingly, they claim it’s their best one yet – so don’t delay in ordering yours. One 5-star reviewer wrote: “Very happy with the choice of products in this calendar. There are things that I was planning to try anyway but didn’t feel like buying the regular big package.”

    VIEW AT FEELUNIQUE | £119 £89.25

    2. Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

    Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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    It’s back and even better for 2021 – The Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, giving you 24 fabulous skin goodies to open this December. With big brand names like Elemis, Neal’s Yard and L’Occitane, it’s no wonder that it’s worth a whopping £260. But of course – being the home of online bargains – you can pick this up for just over £50 in their early Black Friday 2021 sale. Plus receive it the next day thanks to speedy Prime delivery. ” If we calculate that each product costs 3 pounds it still exceeds the original 70 pound price of the Advent calendar,” wrote one happy Amazon customer. “The products are varied and useful. It contains goods for hair, body, face and even nails.”

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £70 £39.99

    3. The Body Shop Share the Joy Advent Calendar 2021

    The Body Shop advent calendar 2021

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    The Body Shop’s advent offering leaves skincare and beauty lovers impressed year after year. The high street favourite’s super festive cardboard calendars are jam-packed with fantastic products from so many of their iconic ranges. Three sizes are on offer with a variety of price ranges, offering different amounts of pre-Christmas treats. But it seems you can’t go wrong with this original one – as one reviewer put it: “Full of surprises and well worth the money!!!”


    4. No7 Original Beauty Calendar 2021

    No7 beauty calendar

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    Each year we count down to the release of No7’s advent and for good reason. With a full 25 days worth of treats, No7’s is one of the best beauty advent calendars out there. Thankfully, the beauty gods have been kind to us with not one but two calendars for 2021. And hopefully this will help us get our hands on them easier – as last year’s sold out in record time leaving many disappointed customers. But of course, don’t just take our word for it – with one Boots customers writing: “I am so happy with my calendar. Even the box is beautiful. The make up is fab and great to get a voucher for concealer so I can get the correct colour. Brilliant way to try lots of different face products and going to use my Boots points to buy bigger sizes if my favourite.”

    VIEW AT BOOTS | £47

    5. No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar 2021

    No 7 Ultimate beauty calendar

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    Go one step further and invest in the ‘ultimate’ No7 calendar instead – after all you deserve a treat! The difference between this and the regular calendar is that it features 25 full-sized No7 products and most from their more luxurious HydraLuminous and No7 Laboratories range. It’s certain to see you through the new year and beyond. And shoppers have been raving about the contents too. “I usually buy myself the No7 face creams and would like to purchase the other items but find them so expensive – I’m absolutely delighted with this box of full size products and whatever I won’t use I can give as Xmas gifts so it’s a great buy at £120,” said one happy Boots shopper.

    VIEW AT BOOTS | £120

    6. Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

    Birchbox beauty advent calendar 2021

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    Beauty box subscriber brand Birchbox have over £25 off their advents for both subscribers and new customers during Black Friday. It’s worth a huge £350 and is a steal at just £60 currently (that’s a £290 saving!). Hiding behind each door are 24 skin and makeup goodies including ones by Sunday Riley, L’Occitane and Nuxe. And if you need any more persuading – it’s limited edition – so when it’s gone, it’s gone.


    7. OPI Advent Calendar 2021

    OPI nails advent calendar 2021

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    The mother of all nail polish calendars – OPI’s fantastic advent gives you 24 polish shades that promise to bring joy all year round. This year’s set includes a vast variety of colour and a few sparkly shades – plus your basic topcoat, strengthener and base coat. One nail devotee was very happy with the 2021 advent, writing: “Every year I buy the OPI calendar and it is my favourite.. i love that this year you included Nail envy and not only colours! Cant wait to start opening my little colours surprise!”

    VIEW AT OPI | £69.90 £48.93

    8. Bobbi Brown Advent Calendar 2021

    Bobbi Brown non-chocolate advent calendar 2021

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    This has been a long time coming – and 2021 has finally delivered the goods. Beloved beauty brand Bobbi Brown has released its first ever beauty advent calendar and it’s a sight to behold. Behind the beautiful packaging are some gorgeous brand goodies. Think lipstick, blusher, eyeshadows, and incredible smelling cleansing oil for when you take it all off. It’s worth a whopping £227, but it can be yours for a very reasonable £125.


    9. Essie Christmas Nail Polish Advent Calendar

    Essie advent calendar 2021

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    We love the ice-cool, Christmas chic packaging to Essie’s must have nail polish advent colour. Just as much as we like what’s inside it! Featuring 8 full size and 9 mini nail polishes, a mini nail polish remover, nail stickers and 5 Essie surprises – it’s excellent value for money. So there’s really no excuse for chipped nails in December with this set sweetie! One happy Amazon customer wrote: “I wanted to try the new Essie gel nail polish which is £10 each so I thought I might as well just buy this product as it was a daily deal during Black Friday week. I’m honestly over the moon with the content, it’s soooo generous from Essie.”

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £49.03

    10. Cath Kidston Beauty Shine Bright 2021 

    Cath Kidston advent calendar 2021

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    While the disappearance of Cath Kidston stores from UK high streets has been an incredibly sad loss, we’re pleased that the British brand’s adorable advent calendars are still available to buy online. This year, they’re making sure December has an abundance of vegan-friendly beauty treats like lip balms, hand creams, bath salts, and festive fragrances, all tied up in a box decorated with a gorgeous woodland animal Christmas party scene. One satisfied Amazon shopper gave it 5 stars, adding: “There are a lovely range of products all of which are displayed on the back of the box if you want to cheat! The surprise comes in what you will get each day. I’ve looked at a lot of these calendars and this one seems to offer the best value.”

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £24

    11. LookFantastic Advent Calendar 2021

    LookFantastic advent calendar 2021

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    The LookFantastic Advent Calendar for 2021 is a bargain you will not want to miss. The countdown has a generous 25 doors and is jam-packed with a staggering £414 worth of beauty products. Yep, you read that right. This one has sold out for six years in a row, so we recommend snapping it up now if you fancy getting your hands on it. As one reviewer simply put it: “I love it – can use everything in this box. Very high quality and amazing price.”


    12. Benefit The MORE The Merrier Advent Calendar 2021

    Benefit advent calendar 2021

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    One of the best beauty advent calendars for 2021 – get your hands on some of Benefit’s bestselling beauty wonders for under £60. Worth a whopping £132.46, this 12 piece set features fun-size and miniature offerings of their coveted brow and mascaras products, plus gorgeous pore primers and face powders too. One John Lewis shopper was delighted with their purchase: “Bought this for my granddaughter for Christmas – she will be thrilled.”

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £58.50 £35.20

    13. GlossyBox Advent Calendar 2021

    Glossybox beauty advent calendar 2021

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    Feel gorgeous this Christmas with a little help from Glossybox and their bumper beauty calendar for 2021. Behind the beautifully presented pink and white marble front are 25 doors with beauty offerings worth £465. That’s not bad for a box that’s just £85 for subscribers or £105 for non-members. They’re keeping their lips sealed on this year’s products – but if it’s anything like last year’s, you can expect big brand names like Pixi, bareMinerals, HUDA beauty, and Nails INC. And Glossybox fans certainly haven’t been disappointed with the offerings either. “I love this advent calendar. It has so many nice things that I will definitely enjoy using them. I think it is as good as the one from last year and a little bit better,” wrote one reviewer.


    14. Soap & Glory 24 Days to Prep into Christmas Advent Calendar 2021

    Soap and Glory advent calendar 2021

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    Soap & Glory’s 2021 advent calendar offering is nothing short of glorious. The iconically cute cosmetics brand has put together quite the selection for this 24 day countdown – with all of the best picks from the Soap & Glory bath and body range and the innovative beauty line. Grace your bathroom with pretty pink bottles of potions with ultra-punny names this December as you open little cardboard doors to find the likes of The Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, Sexy Mother Pucker Plumping Lip Gloss, A Cream Come True Body Butter and loads more.

    VIEW AT BOOTS | £42 £31.50

    15. CIATE LONDON Mini Mani Month 2021

    Ciate London advent calendar 2021

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    There’ll be no excuse for lacklustre nails this Christmas with this jam-packed nail polish advent calendar from CIATÉ London. It features 22 mini Plant Pot varnishes, 1 full-size Plant Pot varnish, and a deluxe mini Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer. The only trouble with this calendar will be choosing which shade to wear on the 25th. As one happy shopper commented: “Gave the advent calendar set as a gift to my Granddaughter who is at Uni. She was absolutely thrilled and couldn’t stop going through the contents list and colours.”

    VIEW AT CIATÉ LONDON | £59 £41.30

    16. Avon 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar

    Avon advent calendar 2021

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    Get the Christmas countdown started with Avon’s very reasonably priced 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar. Complete with nine full-size products and three mini must-haves (that are worth £80) – you’ll find yourself painting your nails one day and adding a pop of colour to your lips the next. And at this price, we’re sure you’ll agree that this is one of the best beauty advent calendars money can buy. “I could not be happier with this advent calendar,” wrote one reviewer. “I am new to Avon products and bought this product after watching an honest review. The value and quality is exceptional, I am impressed in particular with the mascara and perfume, so much so that I placed a further order for more treats for myself.”

    VIEW AT AVON | £25 £20

    17. Revolution Advent Calendar 2021

    Revolution Beauty advent calendar 2021

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    Revolution Beauty has really delivered the goods with this gorgeous advent calendar – new for 2021. In particular, we love the fact that it includes an extra gift on Christmas Day! The calendar includes a Reloaded shadow palette, lipsticks, lip glosses, highlighters, makeup brushes, and much more. This advent boasts plenty of 5 star reviews, with one shopper writing: “The perfect beauty calendar! The size of the calendar is perfect. It isn’t overly huge but it’s also not small. An extra box is also included for door 25!!”

    VIEW AT REVOLUTION | £40 £30

    18. Harry Potter Hedwig Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

    Harry Potter Hedwig Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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    H-owl can you resist the magic of this Harry Potter Christmas offering? Fans of the franchise can indulge in bath and beauty treats that pay tribute to Hogwarts and Hedwig herself. Be it the golden snitch bath fizzer, Gryffindor body wash, or sweet Hogwarts sleep mask – this is the perfect calendar for wizards big and small.

    VIEW AT BOOTS | £40

    19. Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar 2021

    Macmillan Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

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    A beauty calendar that gives back to a very charitable cause? This one’s a no-brainer! Not only is it loaded with some of your Boots based favourites – No7, Soap and Glory, Liz Earle, and Champneys – but it also ensures £2 from each sale goes back to Macmillan Cancer Support.

    VIEW AT BOOTS | £42.50

    20. Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

    Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

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    This beauty advent is a best-seller at John Lewis this year. And for a good reason. The beloved beauty brand’s calendar features 12 coveted Clarins products – including their Supra Volume Mascara, Cleansing Micellar Water and Intense Natural Lip Perfector. And it’s currently available with 20% off during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. We’d snap it up fast – especially following it’s rave reviews. “Super happy with this,” wrote one John Lewis reviewer. “Twelve lovely gifts, some full size. Good value especially if you get the free Clarins Gift Set that is on offer with it. A nice chance to try products you wouldn’t usually buy.”


    21. Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar

    Nivea women's beauty non-chocolate advent calendar 2021

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    Nivea is back with another blinding beauty calendar offering for 2021. Wake up to a different Nivea product each morning – from micellar water to body lotion to a sleep mask and nail file. And the best part? It’s available for under £50. So we’ll race you to the checkout! One Amazon reviewer gave it 5 stars, adding: “Bought as a gift. Recipient really liked it. Products are a decent size – a little bigger in size than a typical ‘travel’ size apparently.”

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £44.99 £36.50

    22. Mad Beauty Pop Princess Advent Calendar

    Disney Princess BEauty advent calendar 2021

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    Another fabulous face and body Christmas calendar for Disney fans. We love this very reasonably priced 12 day advent which features a different Disney Princess behind every door. Plus a surprise pint-sized skin treat! Think an Ariel lip balm or a Snow White bath fizzer – and all beautifully wrapped in this pretty-in-pink box too.

    VIEW AT OCADO | £14.99 £9.99

    23. Disney Minnie Mouse 12 Days Advent Calendar

    Disney Minnie Mouse Beauty advent calendar 2021

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    Little and big Disney fans alike will love this bespoke beauty range featuring everyone’s favourite female mouse – Minnie. Certainly one of the cheapest and best beauty advent calendars for 2021. This perfect pink set comes complete with body wash, body lotion, bath salts, bath fizzer, lip balm, hand cream, body puff and nail files. Aka everything you need for some well-earnt me time.

    VIEW AT SUPERDRUG | £20 £10