Best Advent Calendars on the Market

Hey, guys! December is finally upon us and with Christmas around the corner, I know we are all counting down the days. But why wait until Christmas Day to get your gifts when you can enjoy the countdown along the way with small gifts every day?

Here are a few of the best advent calendars currently on the market. Many of the best higher end advents are sold out by now and have been sold out for months. But all of these are still in stock and should make for great early presents for friends, family, or yourself, as we all countdown to December 25th.

The Body Shop


If you’re a fan of the Body Shop products or enjoy all things body and skincare, then you should definitely pick up their advent calendar. There are two different advent calendars that they are offering this year, so here’s what you need to know. They have a 24-day advent calendar, as well as a 25 day one, but the prices differ drastically.

You can find the 24-day advent calendar at Ulta Beauty for $85. While that seems like a lot, and honestly it is, you do get what you pay for. If you’re curious about what’s inside, here is a running list:

  • Mango Lip Butter (0.34 oz)
  • Mango Shower Gel (2.03 oz)
  • Frosted Plum Soap (0.88 oz)
  • Coconut Shower Gel (2.03 oz)
  • Nail File
  • Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel(2.03 oz)
  • Frosted Berries Soap (0.88 oz)
  • Coconut Hand Cream (1.01 oz)
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Mango Body Lotion (2.03 oz)
  • White Bath Lily
  • Vanilla Soap (0.88 oz)
  • Black Eye Definer (0.04 oz)
  • Facial Cleansing Sponge
  • Strawberry Shower Gel (2.03 oz)
  • Shea Lip Butter (0.34 oz)
  • Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (2.03 oz)
  • Almond Hand Cream (1.01 oz)
  • Red Gloves Bath
  • British Rose Body Butter (1.69 oz)
  • Brush Brow/Lash Comb
  • Strawberry Born Lippy Lip Balm (0.34 oz)
  • White Musk Body Lotion (2.03 oz)
  • Gold Glitter Dust (0.04 oz)

On the other hand, there is a 25-day advent calendar which you can get at The Body Shop for $200. I know…. it’s expensive. So what’s inside of this one you ask?


  • British Rose Shower Gel 2 floz
  • Bunny Headband
  • Vitamin E Moisture Cream 1.69 floz
  • Almond Hand Cream 3.3 floz
  • Vineyard Peach 010 Lip & Cheek Stain 0.24 oz
  • Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 2 floz
  • Vitamin E Night Cream 1.69 floz
  • White Gloves Bath
  • Pink Glitter Dust 0.03 oz
  • Star Stamp Liner 0.03 oz
  • Nairobi Camellia 034 Matte Lip Liquid 0.27 oz
  • Foundation Buffing Brush
  • British Rose Body Scrub 1.69 floz
  • Coconut Hand Cream 1.0 floz
  • Almond Hand/Nail Treatment 0.06 oz
  • Shea Shower Cream 2 floz
  • Strawberry Body Polish 2.5 floz
  • Black Eye Definer 0.04 oz
  • Gold Glitter Dust 0.03 oz
  • Drops Of Youth™ Youth Concentrate 1.0 floz
  • Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask 2.5 floz
  • Spa Of The World™ Hawaiian Kukui Cream 1.69 floz
  • Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 3 oz
  • Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter 6.7 floz
  • Eyelash Curler
  • Instruction Leaflet

They claim that this advent calendar is a $339 value so it may be worth it for some. But if you’re still on the fence, “when you buy this gift, it will help fund the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, providing play and activities in a safe place for Syrian refugee children.” You can read more about this initiative here.

Here are links to other The Body Shop advent calendars you might be interested in.
$70 advent calendar
$88 advent calendar




For the lip product lover in your life, this year’s NYX advent calendar has you covered. For just $64 at Ulta, you can have 24 of NYX’s most popular lippies. The calendar includes:

  • 3 Butter Glosses in:
    • Crème Brulee (0.15 oz)
    • Sugar Cookie (0.15 oz)
    • Raspberry Tart (0.15 oz)
  • 3 Butter Lipsticks in:
    • Root Beer Float (0.09 oz)
    • Ripe Berry (0.09 oz)
    • Seashell (0.09 oz)
  • 2 Intense Butter Glosses in:
    • Berry Strudel (0.15 oz)
    • Tres Leches (0.15 oz)
  • 4 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks in:
    • Embellishment (0.05 oz)
    • Push-Up (0.05 oz)
    • Corset (0.05 oz)
    • Exotic (0.05 oz)
  • 3 Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks in:
    • Stone Fox (0.05 oz)
    • Soft-Spoken (0.05 oz)
    • Vintage (0.05 oz)
  • 4 Matte Lipsticks in:
    • Shocking Pink (0.08 oz)
    • Indie Flick (0.08 oz)
    • Eden (0.08 oz)
    • Up the Bass (0.08 oz)
  • 3 Soft Matte Lip Creams in:
    • San Paulo (0.15 oz)
    • Copenhagen (0.15 oz)
    • Paris (0.15 oz)
  • Simply Red Lip Cream in:
    • Russian Roulette (0.07 oz)
  • Simply Vamp Lip Cream in:
    • She Devil (0.07 oz)

ASOS Grooming


Up until now, you might have thought advent calendars were only for women. Well, guess again, there’s an advent calendar for the men in your life as well. While the ASOS women’s make-up and beauty advent are out of stock, their grooming advent is in full supply. While I couldn’t track down an exact list of what’s inside, it is an assortment of skin and hair product from different companies. Take a look at the picture above to see if you recognize any of the brands and products. This advent calendar can be found on ASOS for $87.

Ole Henriksen


Last but not least there is the Ole Henrikson advent calendar, and arguably the advent that I am most excited for. As a skincare junky, nothing beats a deal on a few high-end products. In particular, Ole Henriksen has an excellent vitamin C serum called the Truth Serum. It’s highly effective in making your skin look bright and good as new, but it’s also pretty expensive. Despite only being a sample size, this advent calendar not only has that serum but tones more. Also, unlike the previous advent calendars that I’ve discussed, this is just a 12-day advent. It’s a $108 value but can be bought at Sephora for $69. I honestly think you get your money’s worth from this one. Inside you’ll find…

  • 0.25 oz Truth Serum®
  • 0.25 oz Sheer Transformation® Perfecting Moisturizer
  • 1 oz Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
  • 1 oz Force of Nurture Intensive Hand Crème
  • 0.5 oz Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
  • 1.7 oz The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser
  • 1 oz Transforming Walnut Scrub
  • 0.25 oz Invigorating Night Transformation Gel
  • 0.25 oz Uplifting Transformation Eye Gel
  • 0.25 oz Nurture Me Moisturizing Crème
  • 0.25 oz Uplifting Transformation Eye Crème
  • 0.25 oz Pure Youth Activating Oil

I hope you found this blog post helpful for gift giving ideas. Also, if you find it hard to justify these prices, no worries, I feel you. But often times I find myself splitting up advent calendar items among the people I need to give presents too. They make for great stocking stuffers, wonderful Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts, and help you to knock out a lot of your gift giving without spending too much on each person, plus you can always keep what you like the most for yourself.

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Until next time, get up, get moving, and live your best life! Happy Holidays!

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