Celebrate Christmas All Month Long With the Help of These Under-$20 Beauty Advent Calendars

A woman wearing red lipstick smiles holding a Christmas present

Advent calendars are the gift that keeps on giving—literally. Instead of one present, your friends and family members can enjoy up to 25 presents throughout the month of December. A surefire way to please the beauty lover on your nice list? Gift them one of these beauty advent calendars, so they can unwrap and discover new skincare, haircare, or makeup essentials all month long.

Multicolored rectangular Keihl's skincare advent calendar from Kiehl's photo

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Kiehl's Skincare Advent Calendar

Gifting this advent calendar to your beauty-obsessed friend is like giving the gift of great skin in a box. Filled with 24 Kiehl's customer favorites, like cleansers, moisturizers, face masks and highly coveted serums your friends can enjoy clean, glowing and hydrated skin throughout December. Since each product comes in an adorable mini size, it's great for testing and discovering new skincare products, commitment-free.

To buy: $90; kiehls.com

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An array of Sephora Collection skincare and makeup products from Sephora photo

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Sephora Frosted Party Advent Calendar

Gift a little bit of everything thanks to this versatile advent calendar. It's full of essential items from Sephora's in-house product line, like lipsticks, nail polishes, lip masks and more. Tip: We suggest gifting this to a teen in your life since these basic beauty essentials are great for someone who is just starting out with their beauty routines.

To buy: $45; sephora.com

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Red box of OPI Hello Kitty mini nail polishes from Ulta photo

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OPI Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar

Calling all manicure aficionados: This gift will feel exciting long after Christmas day has come and gone. Every day leading up to Christmas, you'll open one of the numbered doors to reveal a new Hello Kitty themed mini nail polish color from OPI, available in sweet shades of pink, red, and purple. With 25 new nail polishes at the ready, you won't have to repeat your manicure color for a very long time.

To buy: $50; ulta.com

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Multicolored L'Occitane skincare advent calendar from Ulta photo

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L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

Give the gift of soft, supple, and moisturized skin throughout the month of December thanks to this classic beauty advent calendar. The brand behind some of our favorite luxury hand creams, L'Occitane's advent calendar is of course packed with its signature hand creams, as well as foot creams, shower gels, lip balms, and other hydrating goodies. Since one full-sized L'Occitane hand cream could cost you around $29, this box full of 24 minis is an incredible deal.

To buy: $64; sephora.com

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Navy blue ovular Charlotte Tilbury skincare advent calendar with gold and silver space illustrations from Nordstrom photo

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Charlotte Tilbury Skincare and Makeup Advent Calendar

Charlotte Tilbury's legendary makeup and skincare awaits in this gorgeous vault-like set. Twelve little boxes open to reveal the cult-favorite Magic Cream moisturizer, a full-size lipstick, and Legendary Lashes mascara, among other luxurious minis. With its rich blue and gold packaging (not a Christmas tree or snowflake in sight!) this advent calendar will actually look good sitting atop a vanity long after the holidays are over.

To buy: $200; nordstrom.com

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Pink box of bareMinerals advent calendar with assorted makeup products from bareMinerals photo

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BareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar

The clean-beauty lover in your life will appreciate this cruelty-free and paraben-free advent calendar. It features some of bareMinerals' best products like Mineral Veil finishing powder and Lash Domination mascara, alongside new treats like Gen Nude lipsticks and an Endless Glow highlighter. With so many great products in one box, you'll have a hard time giving it away—or sticking to the "one treat per day" rule if you decide to keep it for yourself.

To buy: $99; bareminerals.com

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Avant-garde photo illustration on NYX lipstick advent calendar from Ulta photo

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NYX Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar

Lipstick fanatics will go crazy over this epic NYX advent calendar, filled with a different lip shade behind each door. Featuring beloved formulas like Butter Gloss, Liquid Suede, and Soft Matte Lip Cream and new must-have hues, this kit offers a stunning selection of shades to up your look for all your upcoming holiday gatherings.

To buy: $60; ulta.com

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Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare advent calendar from NET-A-PORTER photo

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar

Luxury beauty lovers will drool over this splurge-worthy advent calendar, comprised of products from celebrity-loved dermatologist, Dr. Barbara Sturm's, skincare line. Complete with a collection of serums, rich creams, and anti-aging must-haves, the 21-piece advent calendar makes it easy to completely revamp your skincare routine in one month. Plus, it's a great way to try each of the line's products without the full-size commitment.

To buy: $575; net-a-porter.com

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Blue and white men's toiletry advent calendar from Amazon photo

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Man'Stuff Men's Toiletry Advent Calendar

Beauty advent calendars for men? Yup, this one is just for him—complete with essential grooming tools such as combs, clippers, and a loofah that, let's face it, is probably long overdue. At the end of the month, he'll have his grooming routine down pat and he'll be all set up with travel essentials for your next trip.

To buy: $32; amazon.com

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Purple, gold, and silver box of Target beauty advent calendar from Target photo

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Target Beauty Box Advent Calendar

Budget-conscious babes will appreciate this 12-piece beauty box chock-full of drugstore favorites from Pantene, Pixi, and more. The best part? Once your friend runs through all this mini must-haves, restocking her supply is as easy (and inexpensive!) as making a Target run.

To buy: $20; target.com

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Purple illustrated house on The Body Shop advent calendar from Ulta photo

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The Body Shop Essential Advent Calendar

Sure, the inside of the the Body Shop's advent calendar is exciting, filled with soothing and moisturizing essentials like lip butters, shower gels, bath bombs, and hand creams, but the outer packing is worth noting too, as it celebrates the achievements of women throughout history. Come for the use-every-day goodies inside, stay for the fun daily trivia that will inspire and empower you throughout the month of December.

To buy: $70; ulta.com

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Black and white Balmain haircare advent calendar from NET-A-PORTER photo

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Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar

Get a luxury spa experience without going to the actual spa. This 10-day advent calendar from Balmain not only comes in the chicest box we've seen, but it also includes mini must-have hair essentials. Complete with a towel, styling comb, and pocket mirror, both men and women can appreciate this treat-your-self gifting option.

To buy: $270; net-a-porter.com

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Multicolored bath bomb advent calendar from Amazon photo

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Bath Fizzer 12-Day Advent Calendar

Your young nieces or cousins are sure to love this fun advent calendar, complete with 12 fizzy beauty bombs to make bath time more exciting. Each bath bomb has its own scent and shape, so they can mix and match the products depending on their mood. And at only $21, it makes for the perfect affordable and fun stocking stuffer (if you can stuff the rectangular box into a stocking, that is).

To buy: $21; amazon.com

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Multicolored bottles and tubes of Ole Henriksen skincare with advent calendar from Ole Henriksen photo

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Ole Henriksen 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar

Whether you're an Ole Henriksen superfan or just learning about the buzzy skincare line, there's something for everyone in this skincare superhero set. It contains 12 mini version of the brand's bestsellers, like their Truth Serum, alongside lesser-known gems like their Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub and their Uplifting Transformation Eye Cremé. From cleanser to night cream, everything you need to totally overhaul your current skincare regimen is inside.

To buy: $28 (was $69); olehenriksen.com

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Black and white Net-A-Porter advent calendar with assorted products from NET-A-PORTER photo

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Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

It's no secret that Net-A-Porter is home to some truly drool-worthy, luxe beauty brands—and now, you can get the best of the best all in one box. Beauty lovers will instantly recognize coveted brands and products, like the Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow serum, the Eyeko ultra-precise Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner, and the Hourglass lit-from-within Ambient Lighting Blush. Waking up in the morning just got a whole lot more exciting thanks to this splurge-worthy advent calendar.

To buy: $260; net-a-porter.com

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