37 of the best beauty advent calendars 2022 from No7, Cult Beauty and more

Swap chocolate for skin-care luxuries this December!

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Yes, it's nearly that time of year again - which is why we've rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for 2022 to help you countdown to Christmas in style.

It certainly seems there's a calendar for everyone this year, with classic chocolate advent calendars (opens in new tab) available for dad and fabulous toy advent calendars for kids (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and the beauty industry has paid attention. Fans of cult brands like Liz Earle, Jo Malone and Clarins have been treated to 25 days of their go-to goodies. Whilst others haven't been able to resist the No7 beauty advent calender (opens in new tab) or the popular M&S beauty advent calendar (opens in new tab)- due their great price and products inside. Eager to please all, we've scoured the web and collated a mix of our favourites to add to your basket today. But before you splash the cash, our Senior Beauty Editor Rhiannon Derbyshire (opens in new tab) has shared some top tips to ensure you're getting a real beauty deal:

"Beauty advent calendars can be a great money-saver but I'm quite wary of how expensive they can be, for a quite unpredictable mix of products," she says. "If you're a huge fan of a brand and 80% of their products, it definitely makes sense to buy a calendar that'll likely feature a lot of the heroes. Do your research before buying - is the calendar really worth the money? Are the products full-sized or minis? Are they really useable items, or just make-up in strange colours that the warehouse can't shift? A healthy bit of cynicism is essential in the beauty world - especially when it comes to expensive, trend-led items."

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Best beauty advent calendars in 2022

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1. Body Shop Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: from 23
RRP: from £55

Reasons to buy

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Three different options available to suit all budgets
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Can get up to 25 products

Reasons to avoid

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A lot of the products are mini sized
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Only Body Shop products

With three different options available, Body Shop have a beauty advent calendar to suit every budget. The cheapest option is £55, worth £89.50, the medium size is £95 and worth £159 and the largest comes in at £145, packed with £219 worth of goodies.

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2. John Lewis advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 27
RRP: £179

Reasons to buy

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Range of brands and products
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Over £770 worth of goodies for £179

Reasons to avoid

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13 of the 27 products are mini size

Featuring full-size favourites from Olaplex, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley, John Lewis' calendar has been designed to offer you a number of beauty rituals including a full skincare regime, a versatile makeup look, a moment of calm, some hair essentials and three iconic fragrances. And hidden inside door 25, 10 lucky customers will be in with the chance of winning a £500 gift voucher to spend at John Lewis.

Cult Beauty beauty advent calendar 2022

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3. Cult Beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 37
RRP: £235

Reasons to buy

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More products than your average beauty advent calendar (37 items)
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Variety of products from different beauty brands
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Luxury beauty brands included - Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare just a few to mention

Reasons to avoid

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Of the 37 items, 24 are mini-sized

Cult Beauty and their annual beauty advent calendar is something that needs no introduction. Beauty obsessives will no doubt already be familiar with the website's luxe festive offering, which every year is packed full of in-the-know brands and 'cult' products. 2022's advent proves to be no different, overflowing with 37 goodies to unwrap in the build-up to Christmas. We're talking a Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette and the highly praised Hourglass Extreme Lash Mascara, plus Sunday Riley's  (full size) Vitamin C Brightening Serum - one of the best vitamin C serums (opens in new tab) on today's market. If that's not enough there's also three Golden Tickets hidden in the calendar - which if found mean over 1,000 Cult Beauty pounds for the lucky recipient.

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4. Look Fantastic advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 26
RRP: £95

Reasons to buy

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Range of brands
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Cheaper than lots of other beauty advent calendars

Reasons to avoid

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Lots of the products are mini sized

Packed full of beauty treats worth over £500, this is LOOKFANTASTIC's most luxurious advent calendar to date - and you're getting a saving of over £400. It contains 26 products including Rituals Ayurveda Mini Diffuser, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Moisturiser, Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub and much more.

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5. Mac advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £164

Reasons to buy

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16 of the 24 products are full sized
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Comes in a keep-forever box

Reasons to avoid

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You can only buy three per customer

Worth over £405, this limited-edition 2022 Advent Calendar is bursting with 24 indulgent treats including best-sellers such as the new MACStack Mascara and Love Me Liquid Lipcolour. Comes in a keep-forever box, wrapped in bubbles and bows.

Rituals beauty advent calendar 2022

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6. Rituals beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £74.50

Reasons to buy

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Some of the best-selling beauty products on the market
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Good range of products - body and skin care, home fragrance, bath goodies

Reasons to avoid

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Majority are mini-sized items

Known for some of the best-smelling and silky-smooth-feeling body and skincare around, Rituals' beauty calendar is at the top of our Christmas wish list - and this year there's 3 to choose from (2D, 3D (opens in new tab) and Premium (opens in new tab)). We've focused on the 2D advent which has everything from shower-time staples and nifty nail care to three scented candles and a Lluxe body oil. It's safe to say you'll be feeling a million dollars come Christmas morning.

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7. Jo Malone advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £350

Reasons to buy

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A range of signature Jo Malone fragrances

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of variety of products
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Most of the products are mini sized

Fill your December with 25 days of classic Jo Malone scented treats. In this luxurious calendar you can expect mood-boosting home fragrances, popular colognes in miniature, seasonal adornments and a couple of full-sized surprises!

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8. Glossybox advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 28
RRP: £99

Reasons to buy

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Saving of over £300
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Range of brands and products

Reasons to avoid

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14 of the 28 products are mini sized

Worth a whopping £443, this advent calendar features 28 products from brands including REFY, Glossier, Rituals, P Louise and Milk. Plus, if you're a subscriber, you can get the advent calendar for just £85! 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.

Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar 2022

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9. M&S beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £40 (when you spend £30 instore/online)

Reasons to buy

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Yours for £40 - contents worth £300
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Good mix of brands such as Clinique, Eyeko

Reasons to avoid

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Whilst it's labelled as £40, you'll have to actually spend £70 to get it (e.g. spending an extra £30 on home, beauty and clothing)

M&S's beauty team have cherry picked the best of the best for their 2022 beauty advent. This year's stunning selection contains 25 products (including 7 full-sized items) from the retailer's beauty range. Expect treats for the face, body and bath ready to unwrap - such as Clinique's High Impact Mascara and a REN Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream, plus fresh scents by Shay & Blue.

No 7 beauty advent calendar 2022

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10. No7 beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £49.50

Reasons to buy

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More full-sized items in 2022
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Great value - under £50

Reasons to avoid

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Only No7 products

It's the beauty advent we all wait patiently for each year and luckily for us it's back and better than ever for 2022. Boots have listened to customer feedback from previous years and have given this year's a serious shake up - with 72% of the advent calendar contents completely new for 2022. The stylish (and fully recyclable) box contains 25 No7 goodies - creams, serums, moisturiser, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick - plus more. 10 are full-sized and 6 are limited edition items specifically designed for the advent. If you're feeling extra flash, Boots have launched a second luxury advent - No7 The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar (opens in new tab) - for £140.

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11. ASOS beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 29
RRP: £85

Reasons to buy

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29 products in total, plus a branded tote and makeup bag
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Features high-end brands

Reasons to avoid

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Lots of the products are mini sized

Featuring skincare, makeup, body care and hair care brands, this advent calendar is great for variety and you get a 73% saving. Including brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown and Dermalogica, there's something for everyone in this advent calendar.

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12. Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 12
RRP: £150

Reasons to buy

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Great for fans of the brand to get their hands on a range of products all in one go
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"Fabulous" packaging

Reasons to avoid

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Only 12 products - 5 full size, 7 mini sized items

Get your hands on 12 of the celebrated makeup artist's best-selling products in Charlotte Tilbury's beauty advent calendar. It's worth a whopping £244 but you can snap it up for £150 all together. You'll find products for lips, eyes and cheeks tucked away in Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars. Shape brows with Charlotte's Brow Fix and layer lashes with Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara.

READ MORE: Charlotte Tilbury and Liberty beauty advent calendars 2022 are now on sale - beauty editors give their verdict (opens in new tab)

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13. Liberty beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 30
RRP: £245

Reasons to buy

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Products from luxury beauty brands
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Great variety of products
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20 full-sized products

Reasons to avoid

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Less affordable

Liberty's Beauty Buyers are really treating owners of the coveted beauty advent calendar this year - with 30 of their best products included (20 full-sized!). Whilst it's worth a hefty £1,065 it can be yours for just £245. And we think that's quite reasonable considering it has items from high-end beauty brands like Le Labo, Dr. Barbara Sturm and Kate Somerville. There's also a chance you might find a hidden Golden Ticket inside one of the drawers in five calendars. If you're the lucky recipient of one you'll receive £1000 to spend exclusively at Liberty.

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14. Lush beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £185

Reasons to buy

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 Comes in a limited edition box 
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Lots of full-sized products

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of variety of products
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Website doesn't tell you total value of products

With 25 specially selected products, including 4 items exclusive to the gift, this eye-catching advent calendar comes in a limited edition box designed by ARTHOUSE Unlimited, perfect for storing your beauty products all year round.

Sephora beauty advent calendar 2022

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15. Sephora beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 34
RRP: £139

Reasons to buy

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34 items in total (17 full-sized)
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Great variety of products from popular brands like NARS, Huda Beauty, Pai skincare, Molton Brown and Decleor

Reasons to avoid

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None!

It's worth over £711, so it's a total steal for just £139. The first Sephora UK beauty advent calendar definitely doesn't disappoint, especially with 17 full sized items included. Behind these 25 doors you'll find scents from Mugler, Neom and Floral Street, plus products by The Ordinary, Elemis and Decleor that provide a skin glow up - just in time for party season.

Debenhams beauty advent calendar 2022

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16. Debenhams beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £90

Reasons to buy

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Under £100
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Wide variety of products by big name brands - Lancome, Elizabeth Arden and Benefit

Reasons to avoid

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Of 24 - only 7 are full-sized

Christmas has come early in the form of Debenham's beauty advent calendar. The department store are treating shoppers to a 24-door advent packed with makeup, skincare, fragrance and home fragrance goodies. Expect items from designer names like Versace and Moschino and make-up must haves by Illamasqua and Stila. 

"I have the Debenham's beauty advent calendar to thank for giving my face a new glow - and just in time for party season," says Goodto Features Editor Emily Stedman (opens in new tab). "Whether you're applying or removing make-up, you'll discover a new favourite or three in the 24 product line-up - mine being the Bondi Sands pearl lights and heavenly smelling pumpkin enzyme mask from Peter Thomas Roth. I'm also a big fan of the mini Versace and Moschino perfume bottles that are perfect for popping in your handbag and freshening up when on the go."

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17. Holland and Barrett advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £55

Reasons to buy

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Budget friendly
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All products are vegan friendly
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14 full sized products

Reasons to avoid

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Overall value is lower than other beauty advent calendars

This advent calendar is full of feel-good beauty must haves and being vegan friendly, it's the perfect gift for clean beauty fans. Worth over £180, you can expect products from brands including Dr Organic, Evolve and Ethique.

"If you’re after an advent calendar that’s not going to leave you with a guilty conscience then I can definitely recommend Holland and Barrett’s vegan and cruelty free calendar," says Goodto's Features writer Ellie Hutchings (opens in new tab). "£55 is great value for money, as behind the 24 doors are a number of full size products, such as the Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion, the Westlab Mindful Bathing Salts and Vitaskin Vitamin C Cleansing Balm. I’m a sucker for a hair mask, so the Naturtint Hairfood Goji Revitalising Mask was my favourite product, but this advent calendar has got you covered whatever your beauty needs are - whether it’s face, hair, lip or hand products you’re after. But I won’t give too much away - the only advice I have is make sure you get your hands on it before it sells out!"

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17. Revolution advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £45

Reasons to buy

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Great for makeup lovers
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Products are full sized
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Budget friendly

Reasons to avoid

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Saving is only £49

Revolution Beauty has really delivered the goods with this gorgeous advent calendar. 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!!"

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18. Space NK advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 30
RRP: £215

Reasons to buy

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30 products
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Saving of over £550

Reasons to avoid

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17 of the products are mini sized

Filled with high-end brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Olaplex and The Ordinary and worth a whopping £770, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this beauty advent calendar. While 17 of the products are minis, you still get an impressive 13 full sized products.

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19. Elemis advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £180

Reasons to buy

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Perfect for skincare lovers
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Worth £421 - yours for £180

Reasons to avoid

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Only Elemis products means lack of variety
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Only one full size product

For skincare lovers, this is the advent calendar for you. Packed with Elemis' fan-favourite products, including the award winning Pro-Collagen range, to get gorgeous skin in time for Christmas. And it comes in a reusable keepsake box!

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20. Nivea advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £41

Reasons to buy

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Budget friendly

Reasons to avoid

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Lots of mini sized products

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."

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21. Molton Brown beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £195

Reasons to buy

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Variety of products

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

This advent calendar is worth £313 and is full of fragrances as well as body and home products. You can expect to find a Fragrance Travel Case, the Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Mini Candle and Fiery Pink Pepper Fine Liquid Hand Wash to name just a few. One happy customer commented: "Great product; well presented. Quality items. Fast delivery. Recommended."

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22. Flannels advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £235

Reasons to buy

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Saving of £569
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Range of brands
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18 of the products are full sized

Reasons to avoid

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Pricey

Worth over £804, you get some serious bang for your buck with this advent calendar. You can expect cult classics from Augustinus Bader, Patrick Ta, Natasha Denona and more. And they've even put a £500 Flannels gift card inside one advent calendar, so you could get lucky!

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23. Liz Earle 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 12
RRP: £65

Reasons to buy

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Worth £164, yours for £65
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All products contain botanical ingredients

Reasons to avoid

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Only 12 products

A chance to truly explore Liz Earle's best-loved range, unwrap both full-sizes and luxury miniatures and your skin will feel refreshed and nourished by Christmas Day. One happy shopper reviewed: "I recently bought the Liz Earle 12 days of Christmas beauty box for myself. I loved the boxes which were full of surprises. Some items I hadn’t tried such as the gel face mask I will now try. There are full sizes and also travel sizes which are great for going away. Brilliant value for money and a great gift for lovers of Liz Earle."