Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year for everyone. That’s why party season can’t come soon enough, and while it might not be the same as previous years, it won’t stop us getting in the festive spirit.

One of the first signs of the festive season officially starting is advent calendars and while we love a traditional chocolate calendar, there’s been a massive surge in popularity in beauty advent calendars in recent years.

What’s better than opening up an advent calendar door each day than finding a fabulous beauty product in the lead up to Christmas?

If you’re looking to treat yourself in the run-up to Christmas, or looking to gift someone an advent calendar Emirates Woman has rounded-up the ultimate list of beauty advent calendars for 2020.

L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2020



From a hair mask, to hand balm, to a shower oil, to hair masks, the L’Occitane Advent Calendar is filled with luxurious products which make for the perfect treat in the run-up to the festive season. Retailing for Dhs249, you get Dhs414 worth of product in this advent calendar.

Available at ae.loccitane.com.

Benefit Advent Calendar 2020

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Enjoy 12 of Benefit Cosmetics’ bestselling products in their Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar. Retailing for Dhs285, this advent calendar contains over Dhs600 worth of product.

Kiehls Advent Calendar 2020


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Featuring 24 surprise formulas, one behind each door and includes cleansers, face masks, facial serums and moisturisers. The Kiehls Advent Calendar 2020 is retailing for Dhs274.86.

Available at Bloomingdales.ae.

The Body Shop – Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar


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Described as the “ultimate” advent calendar, The Body Shop has pulled out all the stops for the festive season. As one of the only advent calendars offering not 24, but 25 products – meaning you have a door to open on Christmas day – each door is filled with one surprise bigger than the next. From its classic body butters to mascara to body wash to glow masks and more, this advent calendar is one to put on your list. Retailing for Dhs850, the product in this calendar is worth Dhs1,409.

Available at thebodyshop.ae.

Rituals Advent Calendar 2020


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The Rituals Advent Calendar for 2020 includes an array of little luxuries which include four bespoke advent candles. This advent calendar is retailing for Dhs465.

Available at en-ae.rituals.com

ASOS Advent Calendar 2020

ASOS calendar

Give your body and face the nourishment it deserves with the ASOS face and body advent calendar. Available in both 12-day and 24-day advent calendars you’ll receive a mixture of full-size and travel size products from hero brands including The Ordinary, Nip+Fab, Glamglow and more. The 12-day calendar is retailing for Dhs190 and the 24-day calendar is retailing for Dhs400.

Available at asos.com. 

NET-A-PORTER Advent Calendar 2020


Jam-packed full of hero brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Dr Barbara Sturm, 111 Skin, Augustinus Bader and more, the NET-A-PORTER beauty advent calendar features 24 fabulous surprises and includes both full-size and travel-size products. Worth Dhs5,452, the whole advent calendar costs Dhs1,168 which is an incredible saving.

Available at NET-A-PORTER.

Lush Advent Calendar 2020

If you’re in need of some new bathroom products then the Lush Advent Calendar for 2020 is the one for you. Including a bath bomb, Shower scrub, bubble bar and more, this 12 days of Christmas advent calendar is retailing for Dhs640.

Available at mena.lush.com.

Clarins Advent Calendar 2020

Clarins Advent Calendar

Clarins doesn’t have just one, but two advent calendars. Available in both 12-day and 24-day advent calendars, there’s a whole bundle of skincare and makeup products to enjoy including the brand’s hero Instant Eye Make-Up Remover and 4D Mascara. The 24-Day Advent Calendar is retailing for Dhs418.60 and the 12-Day Advent Calendar is retailing for Dhs235.

Available at ae.clarins.com.

Dior Advent Calendar 2020


Dior opens its doors to the Atelier des Rêves in its 2020 Advent Calendar. Filled to the brim with incredible products from Dior Beauty including skincare, makeup and fragrance, this advent calendar is the ultimate luxury treat and is retailing for Dhs1,655.

Available at dior.com.

Elemis Advent Calendar 2020


Elemis has released its advent calendar and it’s as spectacular as you’d expect. With 25 Elemis hero products including the ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum and the Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, this advent calendar gives you a huge saving on product. Retailing for Dhs850, the calendar is worth over Dhs1,900.

Available at elemis.com.

Diptyque Advent Calendar 2020


Candles, candles and more candles. The Diptyque advent calendar, which retails for Dhs1,703, is full of 25 surprises in both full and deluxe samples and also features illustions by artist Ugo Gattoni.

Available at diptyqueparis.com.

Clinique Advent Calendar 2020


Including Clinique’s highly-coveted three-step skincare system, as well as other hero products this beauty 24-door advent calendar is worth over Dhs1,000 but is retailing for Dhs399.

Available at namshi.com.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2020

Jo Malone

Get the very best of Jo Malone London with their incredible beauty advent calendar for 2020 which is retailing for Dhs2,065. With candles, fragrances and bath and body products included, there’s 24 surprises waiting for you in the run-up to Christmas.

Available at Jomalone-me.com.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2020

Dr Barbara Sturm

Internationally acclaimed skincare expert Dr. Barbara Sturm and her eponymous skincare expert has released the ultimate advent calendar filled with 24 of her hero products in full, deluxe and sachet sizes retailing for Dhs1,690.

Hero products include the highly concentrated ‘Brightening Serum’ and the moisturising ‘Glow Drops’.

Available at NET-A-PORTER.



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Lancôme’s luxurious beauty advent calendar for 2020 is filled with many hero products from the brand including the Advanced Genifique Yeux Light – Pearl Anti-Aging Eye Serum; Absolue Regenerating Brightening Soft Cream with Grand Rose Extracts; Le Crayon Khol Black Eyeliner; and more. For around Dhs513 you’ll get 24 doors to open, with 24 exciting products to unveil.

Acqua Di Parma

Acqua Di parma 2020

This is the perfect advent calendar those who are major fragrance fans. With illustrations done by artist Oamul, the calendar features 24 doors with 24 exciting products including fragrances, candles, body cream, hair mist and more for Dhs1,300.

La Mer

Advent calendars 2020 La Mer

For the best of the best when it comes to luxury beauty, the La Mer beauty advent calendar for 2020 is a must-have. Priced at Dhs1,720, the calendar is available at Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales La Mer counters.

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

Of course, Charlotte Tilbury as pulled all of the stops for the festive season with Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures. For Dhs700 you’ll get some of the brand’s best products in this beauty treasure trove.

MR PORTER Advent Calendar 2020

Mr Porter

We can’t forget about the men in our lives. MR PORTER’s annual ’12 Days of Grooming’ is the perfect pre-Christmas gift for your male lovd ones and includes 12 doors featuring nourisihing creams, oils and masks. Valued at Dhs2,176, this advent calendar is retailing for Dhs459.

Available at MR PORTER.

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