Adding to thrilling enchantments of the festive season are the must-have luxurious packaged products in a beauty advent calendar.
Approaching the end of the year always requires some stocking up, which is what these carefully curated gift boxes are ideal for.
Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the editor-approved advent calendars to invest in this season.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Designed to add all the effective skincare products to your beauty edit, this calendar will really stand out when gifting your loved ones or even for some TLC. It’s formulated with products that restore moisture and ensure dewy skin is achieved no matter what the occasion. From anti-ageing creams to cleansers, the selection is packed with formulas for healthy skin.
Dhs2,023 Dr. Barbara Sturm available on NET-A-PORTER
Acqua Di Parma
Bringing the brand’s best sellers in one box, Acqua Di Parma has collaborated with Emilio Pucci this season. From fragrant treats to hand creams, these luxe products are an enticing way to add to your olfactory collection. Designed for a cause, the brand will support the Future Save the Children campaign this year.
Dhs2,213 Acqua Di Parma x Emilio Pucci available on harrods.com
For all the beauty aficionados, this ’25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar’ is curated by a team of experts and is packed with mini-versions of all the best-selling products. From cult-favourites by Victoria Beckham to Sunday Riley’s skincare essential, each drawer will ensure you’re party-ready for the season.
Bringing new surprises to the table, each product is created to enhance your Christmas preparations. From scrubs to firming masks, the products will rejuvenate every aspect of your routine and it works for all skin types.
This ultimate countdown calendar comes with a plethora of skincare essentials. With all the finishing touches for the season, the products range from a treatment lotion to a renewal oil, which has all taken inspiration from the sea and nature.
Dhs1,920 La Mer available on ounass.ae
With effective formulas, the brand delivers 11 mini products and one full-sized product in a classic black box with pull-out surprises for a luxurious delight. Whether gifting or keeping, this advent calendar will ensure your skin is on point during the cooler months and all year round.
Dhs1,668 111Skin available on revolve.com
As you countdown to December, Sephora ensures you do it in style. With a range of beauty surprises for eye care and lip colours, this 2021 edition has 24 boxes for an anticipated surprise to unfold every day. With little treats to spruce the season, this calendar has it all.
Holiday Vibes Dhs260 sephora.ae
By opening the cabinet of curiosity, one can embrace the holiday magic with 25 treasures in varying sizes. With new surprises, everyone can enjoy candles, perfumes and essential oils to feel their very best.
The Body Shop
With head-to-toe treats to be pampered amid the occasion packed season, all these products are bound to make your year even more special. From face masks to Vitamin C essentials, these items are sure to make you feel seriously loved and nourished.
Dhs849 The Body Shop
With 15 full-sized products, this calendar features skincare, makeup, haircare and accessories and comes with a complimentary ASOS tote bag. Make that time of the year even more special, this advent calendar is presented in a sophisticated gift box.
For all the skincare enthusiasts, a series of limited edition products are packed for Elemis lovers to enjoy. From different lotions and scents, all the hidden treats come in luxe reusable tins with effective Peptide formulas to make the Christmas countdown even more worth it.
Packed with a truckload of skincare, make-up and fragrance delights, these award-winning formulas will ensure your skin never has to take a day off this season. With 24 days of Clinique, each day becomes exciting.
Dhs646 Clinique available on selfridges.com
Who said self-care is limited to women only? If you have a special someone in your life, this grooming kit has 12 must-haves stored in this premium packaging to perk up any complexion during the party season.
Dhs519 Mr. Porter
Treat your loved ones to this luxe beauty kit with everything from makeup to skincare. Whether you need volume-defining mascara or a nude eyeshadow palette, this special surprise has it all. Curated in a recyclable box inspired by Huda’s favorite crystal, this rose quartz packaging can be used for years to come.
Dhs719 Huda Beauty
Presented in a jewel box, this year’s edition includes a selection of full-sized and deluxe-sized products with the perfect mix of skincare and makeup. From face creams to micellar water, each item gives your skin the love it deserves.
Dhs845 By Terry
This luxe 3D advent calendar is perfect for the gifting season or some self-indulgence. From shower gels to moisturisers, the options to feel pampered are endless and it will add to the festive season. Designed in a gold box, the products come in 24 little houses that make up a wintery scene with snow-dusted pine trees.
This premium kit is filled with YSL beauty surprises in luxe gold and white design. From classic fragrances to timeless lipsticks, the kit contains 17 minis and six full sizes to lead to the final day.
Dhs1,200 YSL Beauty
Bringing an adventure of 25 products in a box, this exclusive set comes in ethical packaging to ensure this Christmas is a sustainable one. From irresistible bath bombs to lip scrubs, the products are endless and will ensure self-care is of utmost priority this year.
The most-beloved skincare novelties for the holiday season are all wrapped into this ultimate gift set, with 24 surprise elements behind each door. With cleansers, face masks, serums and more, this calendar is packed with must-haves with holiday-inspired designs by artist Marylou Faure.
With a myriad of beauty favourites and travel-sized products, this gorgeous advent calendar makes the gift-giving season all the more exciting. As a cosy keepsake box, a host of daily-use items such as the bestseller pore primers and brow products are stocked to ensure you glow all year long. With 12 surprise must-haves, this special edition will ensure the season is complete.
Dhs339 Benefit Cosmetics available on sephora.ae
This popular calendar is back with more products than ever. With items worth Dhs2,260, these skin saviours and must-haves will make the perfect addition to your beauty cupboard. With an amalgamation of brands from NARS to Aveda, get ready for a massive saving this festive season.
Dhs400 LOOKFANTASTIC available on lookfantastic.ae
With all the much-loved classics back again. This advent calendar is stocked with all our favourite L’Occitane products, with some new additions to the season of pampering. From shower gels to nourishing lip balms, there’s something for everyone to indulge in.
Enter a luxuriant garden will all the enchanting Dior products that are an ode to the house. From floral scents to shimmering moisturisers, there are 24 surprises for each day until Christmas.
Experience stellar style with Jo Malone’s glistening selection of products. From exclusive scents to travel-friendly colognes, the options are endless. As an annual must-have without fail, all the highly-anticipated launches for the season are packed in this festive gift box. For 24 days, there’s a product for each day.
Dhs2,070 Jo Malone
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There’s no denying that Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty products still reign supreme for many around the world. For both make-up and skincare, the brand helps anyone recover from the excesses of the party season. This beauty advent calendar is created with a cupboard structure to store products in even after the festive season is over. From gorgeous matte lipsticks to hydrating serums, this holiday box is the ultimate must-have.
Dhs735 Charlotte Tilbury available on beautylish.com
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