The Best Beauty Advent Calendars This Christmas

Have a look at some of the best ones for Christmas this year


With Christmas just around the corner, we’re busy eyeing the shop windows for presents (and wrapping paper).

But, you can’t forget the most important person this time of year – yourself!

Here at Goss HQ, we’re a bit (okay a lot) obsessed with beauty products like Benefit, The Body Shop and Kiehls.


So what better way to countdown until Christmas day with a little luxurious treat from your favourite beauty brand every day?!

Check out our fave beauty advent calendars below:


1. Kiehls


The must-have advent calender for all skincare junkies out there has to be the Kiehls beauty advent calendar – it is jam-packed with products!

With little skincare bits to treat yourself from the start of December all the way to Christmas Eve, it’s one of the most luxurious out there this year.

With 24 of their award-winning products in handy travel sizes, it also includes cult favourites like Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps.

Snag it from Arnotts for €115.

2. Benefit


Beauty favourite Benefit have released the cutest advent calender for 2016.

Their Girl O’Clock Rock calendar has 16 gorgeous mini products of their favourite bits.

Included is their coveted Pore-fessional primar, Hoola bronzer, Benetint lip and cheek stain and even some of their fabulous They’re Real range.

The handy travel sizes are the best bits to pop into your handbag for a busy working day or a gorge night out with the gals.

Pick it up from Debenhams for €46.

3. Body Shop


The Body Shop has catered to all price ranges this year with their fab advent calenders.

All of their 24 Happy Days calenders have 24 little treats inside to make the cold winter a little bit brighter.

With amazing bits from their beauty, skincare, body and accessory range

The Body Shop’s calenders prices are €99, €135 and €160.

4. Nyx


At long last, Nyx have launched in numerous Boots stores around Ireland and also landed in Arnotts with a huge selection on sale.

The beauty brand is one of the most popular out there with many international beauty bloggers raving about the products.

In their advent calender for 2016, Nyx have picked a travel theme with 12 new gorgeous eyeshadows and 12 mini versions of their Soft Matte Lip Cream.

Buy it from Boots stores nationwide and online for €84.

5. Charlotte Tilbury


Charlotte Tilbury is fast becoming one of the most loved beauty brands in Ireland and has a huge following including former Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter.

Their World Of Legendary Parties advent calendar has 12 little treats for the 12 days Of christmas.

The adorable calendar has little pull out drawers – so you can sneak a peak if you don’t mind being on the naughty list.

Snag it from Brown Thomas for €195.

6. Paul & Joe


Injecting all of the Parisian chic that they’re known for, Paul & Joe have created a darling advent calender.

For their 12 days of Christmas, fans of the brand can open up a little window every day in the lead up to December 25th.

The calendar has 12 of Paul & Joe’s most loved products primer, blusher and more.

Buy it from ASOS for €74.66

7. No7


It is close to impossible to get your hands on No7’s advent calendar – but some Boots stores around Ireland still have it!

The advent calendar has some of the brand’s most popular products including their Protect And Perfect range and Stay Perfect range.

For €54, you’ll open up a little window from the 1st of December all the way up to even Christmas day.

Check online to see if it’s available in a store near you.

8. bareMinerals


Known for their sumptuous colours, decadent textures, luxurious glistening finishes and complexion-loving skincare, bareMinerals have a seriously fab advent calender

Their Countdown To Gorgeous range is stunning and is jam-packed with little goodies such as their lipsticks, eyeshadows, even their foundation and more.

Pick it up from Brown Thomas for €95.

9. Estee Lauder


Estee Lauder are one of the world’s most loved beauty brands with brand ambassadors like Kendall Jenner fronting their products.

The luxurious calendar has 24 little boxes with fabulous treats inside – including products from their new product, the Revitalizing Supreme+ Creme.

Treat yourself or a pal to their gorgeous calendar for €250 from Brown Thomas.

10. Sanctuary Spa



If you’ve been busy this year and need some TLC, Sanctuary Spa has just the thing for you.

Their Let Go Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar has some of the best products to help you relax, such as their signature scented candle, 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask and the Luxurious Body Butter.

Snag it from Boots for €32.50.

11. The Vintage Cosmetics Company


There is nothing better than something cute and pink to brighten up our spirits during this cold winter – and The Vintage Cosmetics Company tick all the boxes.

The adorable town house advent calendar is not only pretty but is stocked with some of the brand’s most luxurious pamper products such as their false lashes, plenty of little bits for the perfect manicure and even a rose gold eyelash curler.

Buy it from Debenhams for €112.50.

12. Ciate


If your favourite pastime on a Sunday night is dolling up your nails for the week ahead, Ciate have a beautiful advent calender for you.

The 24 box calender has some of the brand’s most popular shades and a few new colours too for manicure manics.

They’ve also popped in a very chic rose gold nail file so your talons will never look dull.

The calendar is available from Arnotts for €59.95.

13. Luxury Beauty


If you can’t choose just one brand for this year’s advent calendar, fret no more – Luxury Beauty have saved you the fuss.

Their advent calendar has brands like Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren so you’ll be spoilt with choice in the lead up to Christmas.

Pick it up from Boots for €105.

14. House Of Fraser


If you love to treat yourself with the odd new lipstick but don’t want to break the bank, House Of Fraser have created their own beauty buy for Christmas.

The department store’s advent calendar is packed with gorgeous treats – from lipsticks to eyeshadows to blush, they’ve jammed in a lot of goodies.

Head over to House of Fraser or online to pick one up for £25 or roughly €30.

15. L’Occitane


Known for their amazing natural scents, L’Occitane is one of the biggest contenders in the skincare industry.

The french brand has released their 2016 advent calendar filled with some of their most-loved products including their rose hand cream and various scrummy soaps.

Check out L’Occitane stores dotted around Ireland to pick one up for €56.

16. Molton Brown


It really gets us into the Christmas spirit when we see the colours green and red – and Molton Brown’s advent calendar is making us feel very festive!

When buying for other people and bracing the winter wind to pick up Christmas gifts, there really is nothing better than knowing you’ll be going home to a little treat for you.

Molton Brown’s soaps and creams smell absolute delicious and perk us up in no time at all – and this year they’ve included some of the best Christmas scents like Festive Frankincense & Allspice.

Snag it from Arnotts for €185.

17. Clarins


If you don’t know if you want a skincare or beauty advent calendar, don’t worry anymore – Clarins have the one for you.

Combining some of their best-selling skincare with their most popular beauty bits, they’ve created an amazing advent calendar for fans of the brand.

As we edge close to Christmas, you’ll be able to treat yourself to their Detox Booster, Toning Lotion Camomille, Wonder Perfect Mascara and more.

Buy it from Brown Thomas for €120.

18. Marks & Spencer


One of the best stores to go and treat yourself in this Christmas is Marks & Spencer.

The British department store has a host of wonderful winter gifts this year – and also have their amazing cookies made fresh from the bakery.

If you fancy treating yourself the 24 days in the lead up to Christmas, Marks & Spencer have introduced a fabulous advent calendar full of lush beauty gifts.

The calendar costs €339 but to make things even better, you are able to buy it for €40 when you spend €40 – an absolute bargain!

But be quick, their fab deal ends before Black Friday on November 25th.