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 (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 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 beauty advent calendar deals (opens in new tab) 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 £79 (opens in new tab) Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar - AMAZON | £70 £39.99 (opens in new tab) The Body Shop Share the Joy Advent Beauty Calendar 2021 - THE BODY SHOP | £55 (opens in new tab) No7 Original Beauty Calendar 2021 - BOOTS | £184 £47 (opens in new tab) Benefit The MORE The Merrier Advent Beauty Calendar 2021 - JOHN LEWIS | £58.50 £35.20 (opens in new tab) Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 -BOOTS | £42.50 (opens in new tab) OPI Advent Calendar 2021 - OPI | £69.90 £45.44 (opens in new tab)

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 £79.00 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)

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!!!"

VIEW AT THE BODY SHOP | £55 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

5. Boohoo Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Boohoo advent calendar 2021

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On the hunt for one of the best beauty advent calendars at an affordable price? Well, look no further than Boohoo. The online fashion giant has launched their advent for 2021 and we're loving the treats they've teased inside. Nails Inc polish, Garnier face wipes, lipgloss, and a gold satin sleep mask.. need we go on? Worth over £140 - it's an absolute steal for just £30.

VIEW AT BOOHOO | £60 £30 (opens in new tab)

6. Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar 2021

Birchbox beauty advent calendar 2021

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.

VIEW AT BIRCHBOX | £85 £50 (opens in new tab)

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 £45.44 (opens in new tab)

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.

VIEW AT BOBBI BROWN | £125 (opens in new tab)

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 | £45.58 (opens in new tab)

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 | £34 (opens in new tab)

11. The Ritual of Advent Calendar 2021

Rituals beauty advent calendar 2021

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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. From shower-time staples and nifty nail care to Jade and Imperial Rose candles and a Lavender pillow mist, it's safe to say you'll be feeling a million dollars come Christmas morning.

VIEW AT AMAZON | £59.90 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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.

VIEW AT GLOSSYBOX | £105 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 Gran