Table of Contents
- Best alcoholic advent calendar: That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar
- Best luxury advent calendar: The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
- Best beauty advent calendar: Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar
- Best for big savings: Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar
- Best jewellery advent calendar: Philip Jones Advent Calendar with Swarovski Crystals
- Best tea advent calendar: Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar
- Best fragrance advent calendar: Penhaligon’s Doors of Wonder
- Best vegan advent calendar: Hotel Chocolat 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar
- Best department store advent calendar: House of Fraser 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar
- Best foodie advent calendar: Artisan Cheese Advent Calendar 2022
- Best children’s advent calendar: Hotel Chocolat Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar
- Best 3D advent calendar: Rituals Advent Calendar
- Best portable beauty advent calendar: The Body Shop
- Best gin advent calendar: The Premium Gin Advent Calendar
- Best wine advent calendar: Virgin Wines Advent Calendars
- Best candle advent calendar: Yankee Candle Advent Tree
- Best high street beauty advent calendar: No7 Beauty Advent Calendar
- Best bodycare advent calendar: The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar
- Cartwright & Butler 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
- Best fragrance advent calendar: The Fragrance Shop
- Best advent calendars for women that are out of stock
- Feel Unique
- 2021 advent calendars for women that are still in stock
- Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar
- Embracing Mindfulness Task Jar
- Where to buy women’s advent calendars
- What are the best beauty advent calendars?
- What is the best women’s advent calendar?
- Is Marks and Spencer doing an advent calendar in 2022?
- What is an advent calendar?
- How much are advent calendars for women?
THERE’S nothing better than the countdown to Christmas and getting one of the best advent calendars makes it even more enjoyable.
Gone are the days of only having a picture as your daily treat because now there are advent calendars that come filled with goodies from beauty to chocolate to wine.
But with a switch to more extravagant offerings means more options on the market than ever before which is ideal for finding one that suits exactly what you’re looking for, but makes it difficult to know where to begin your search.
That’s where we come in. Whether you’re buying for yourself, mum, sisters or friends, we’ve handpicked the best advent calendars for women for festive December days.
Best alcoholic advent calendar: That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar
- That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar (2022 edition), £69.95 from Master of Malt – buy here
If you enjoy an alcoholic tipple, then a gin advent calendar is a great way to introduce yourself to some new blends.
Available to buy now, the That Boutique-y Gin Company advent calendar offers a different 30ml sample each day including flavours from all over the world.
This year, there are 13 new recipes which are exclusive to this advent calendar, so if you want to try them, you’ll need to get your hands on this one.
Choose express delivery for next day delivery which gives you plenty of time to spare before the countdown to Christmas begins.
Best luxury advent calendar: The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
- The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £245 from Liberty London – buy here
Okay, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas because the Liberty Advent Calendar is here.
The fastest-selling product in Liberty’s history, every year the department store goes one better with its selection of cult products from The Liberty Beauty Hall.
This year’s offering includes £1,065 worth of beauty products including super luxe brands like 111Skin, Dr Barbara Sturm and Surratt which makes the £245 price tag feel more reasonable.
Including full and sample-sized products that cover haircare, skincare and make-up, one thing’s for sure – this calendar won’t hang around for long.
Plus, this year, there are golden tickets which gives the lucky winners £1000 to spend at Liberty on whatever takes their fancy.
This one always sells out immediately so you’ll need to hurry if you want any chance of getting your hands on it.
Best beauty advent calendar: Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar
- Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £215 from Space NK – buy here
Worth £770, the 2022 version of the Space NK beauty calendar is a must have.
Filled with products including Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in the universally flattering shade, Pillow Talk and La Mer’s world famous – and mega expensive, 15ml costs £78 – moisturising cream, skincare, haircare, body care and make-up are covered.
Introduce yourself to new brands, like Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness’ JVN Hair and the lauded about Ultra Violette SPF as well as reacquainting yourself with classics like Living Proof, Drunk Elephant, Olaplex and The Ordinary.
If this takes your fancy, you’ll need to be quick because this calendar sold out last year and, with the assortment of products available for 2022, will likely do the same this year.
Best for big savings: Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar
- Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £95 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Update your home and beauty collection at less than a fifth of the regular retail price with the Look Fantastic advent calendar.
This year, it includes 26 products from brands like Elemis, By Terry, Christophe Robin and Philip Kingsley, which you’ll find behind the daily doors.
If you subscribe to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box, you’ll get an extra £15 off the already hugely discounted price of £95.
As with all beauty advent calendars, this one’s super popular so get in there quickly to make sure you don’t miss out.
Best jewellery advent calendar: Philip Jones Advent Calendar with Swarovski Crystals
- Philip Jones Swarovski Advent Calendar, £29.99 from Philip Jones – buy here
If you love everything that sparkles (who doesn’t?), then this advent calendar is the one for you.
Made from Swarovski crystals, it features 24 pieces of jewellery such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces to make this Christmas really twinkle.
You’ll be dripping in jewels and the star of the show at your next Christmas party.
Best tea advent calendar: Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar
- Tea Advent Calendar, £38 from Bird and Blend – buy here
Who doesn’t love a hot brew on cold morning? Well, with this advent calendar from Bird and Blend you’ll be able to try two tea parcels everyday in the lead up to Christmas.
That’s 48 bags of tea.
This year, blends include Gingerbread Chai, Chocolate Digestives Tea and Jasmine Poached Pears tea to name but a few. What you can be certain of is that each blend will be unique and warming.
Choose between regular or caffeine free and also feel guilt free because this calendar is 100 percent plastic free and recyclable, including the tea bags.
Best fragrance advent calendar: Penhaligon’s Doors of Wonder
- Doors of Wonder Advent Calendar, £375 from Penhaligon’s – buy here
Renowned for its unique, expertly crafted fragrances, Penhaligon’s sell out advent calendar is back for another year and it’s as beautiful as ever.
Having branched out from purely fragrance, this advent calendar reflects the brand’s artfully curated candles, body lotions and soaps as well as its famous perfumes meaning you’ll get to try something new every one of the 24 days in the lead up to Christmas.
Without giving too much away, expect to find eight super cute 10ml fragrances including the uber popular Halfeti, the gorgeously floral The Coveted Duchess Rose and the fresh and spicy Blenheim Bouquet which was originally created for the Duke of Marlborough. There are also three 35 gram candles, two 30 gram soaps, a larger 65 gram candle plus body washes, lotions and a personalised charm.
It’s pricey at £375 but Penhaligon’s is a luxury brand steeped in history (it was established in 1870) and has the royal seal of approval both officially and through its collaborations – the brand recently worked with King Charles III on a beautiful, fresh fragrance inspired by his gardens at his Highgrove home.
If it’s good enough for the King, it’s good enough for us.
Best vegan advent calendar: Hotel Chocolat 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar
- 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar, £13 from Hotel Chocolat – buy here
It can be hard to find a great quality vegan chocolate, but Hotel Chocolat knows how to deliver.
The brand’s signature Nutmilk advent calendar is 45% nutmilk – meaning the dinky chocolates are made out of nuts instead of milk guaranteeing creamy, flavourful bites every time. It’s so tasty, you wouldn’t believe it was vegan.
The chocolate has been moulded into festive figures and you’ll also find a cheerful message behind each door – milk-free, positive and full of flavour. What more could you want?
Best department store advent calendar: House of Fraser 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar
- House of Fraser 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar, £125 from House of Fraser – buy here
Listen up, because the House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar for 2022 has just been announced.
Filled with 25 products including seven full sized you can expect to find major brands including Aveda, Acqua Di Parma, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and Benefit inside this box of joy.
Now available to buy from the House of Fraser website, the £125 calendar is the perfect companion for the countdown to Christmas.
Best foodie advent calendar: Artisan Cheese Advent Calendar 2022
- Artisan Cheese Advent Calendar 2022, £150 from Paxton and Whitfield – buy here
Imagine having a different slice of 75g cheese every day in the lead up to Christmas. With this advent calendar from Paxton and Whitfield you don’t need to imagine because the brand will deliver three fresh deliveries of artisan cheese right to your door.
Paxton and Whitfield say the calendar will contain festive classics like Gruyere and Stilton as well as other more unique concoctions from all over the UK and Europe.
There are only 350 calendars available and they sold out quickly last year so get shopping – you won’t regret it.
Best children’s advent calendar: Hotel Chocolat Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar
- Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar, £8.50 from Hotel Chocolat – buy here
Sometimes you can’t beat a good old chocolate advent calendar, especially for kids.
This has little ones in mind, with 24 milk chocolate penguins, Santas and snowmen behind each door, with an extra big surprise on Christmas Eve.
Using only 40 percent milk chocolate, kids won’t be starting the day with super sweet, high in sugar low in cocao treats and will instead have a more satisfying bite.
And it’s really affordable at just £8.50.
Best 3D advent calendar: Rituals Advent Calendar
- Rituals 3D Advent Calendar 2022, £105 from Rituals – buy here
This advent calendar from Rituals is 3D, adding a bit fun to your calendar set up.
Filled with goodies worth £172, you’ll get some classic Ritual favourites as well as other bits you might not normally try.
On sale now, it’s worth being quick so you can get your hands on it before it sells out.
Best portable beauty advent calendar: The Body Shop
- The Body Shop Advent Calendar, £95 from The Body Shop – buy here
Just released for 2022, The Body Shop Advent Calendar is a staple for beauty lovers.
With a generous 25 treats, the products included have been selected as a reminder of the Ghanian women who work as part of the brand’s community Fair Trade project.
Expect to find bestselling body butters and face masks inside, including Shea Body Butter and British Rose Shower Gel.
Valued at £159 you can get all 25 goodies for just £95.
Best gin advent calendar: The Premium Gin Advent Calendar
- The Premium Gin Advent Calendar, £99.95 from Drinks by the Dram – buy here
Treat yourself to a tipple each day in the lead up to Christmas with this gin tasting advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram.
Filled with 24 30ml wax sealed drams, this set gives you the opportunity to try gins from all over the world including classics like Hendricks and Tanqueray and lesser known options like Tobermory gin.
The good news is that this calendar’s available now so grab it quickly while it’s still in stock.
Best wine advent calendar: Virgin Wines Advent Calendars
- Virgin Wine Advent Calendars 2022, £89.99 from Virgin Wines – buy here
Still figuring out your wine palette? Or are you a seasoned wine drinker? Either way, these advent calendars from Virgin Wines are a must buy.
Coming in three iterations – red, white and mixed – you’ll be treated to a sample sized bottle of a different wine each day, although which, you’ll have to find out for yourself.
Enjoy a full sized bottle on Christmas Day for an extra special treat.
You can pre-order now for £10 and be one of the first to receive a calendar when it goes on general sale.
Best candle advent calendar: Yankee Candle Advent Tree
- Yankee Candle Advent Tree, £89.99 from Yankee Candle – buy here
Is there anything more festive than a candle that smells like Christmas?
With the Yankee Candle Advent Tree, you’ll be treated to surprises like a Smoked Vanilla and Cashmere candle, a small jar candle and exclusive scents that you’ll only find inside this calendar.
Best high street beauty advent calendar: No7 Beauty Advent Calendar
- No7 Beauty Advent Calendar, £49.50 from Boots – buy here
Boots’ beauty brand, No 7, has announced its 2022 advent calendar, and it’s one to get excited about.
Filled with full sized products and limited edition cosmetics, it’s worth £211 but can be yours for less than £50.
Now available to buy, each calendar has a wide range of skincare and make-up from the high street brand including a mascara, eye creams, serums and night creams.
Best bodycare advent calendar: The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar
- The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar, £175 from The White Company – buy here
Make your living spaces a little homelier each day in the lead up to Christmas with The White Company advent calendar.
Containing indulgent products like the Pomegranate Hand Cream and the Sleep Bath Shot for yourself and the Seychelles Signature Candle and Midnight Mini Home Spray for your house it’s the perfect calendar to help you relax and take some time for yourself during the mad rush of the Christmas season.
Available to buy now, you’ll need to be quick as it’s always a sell out.
Cartwright & Butler 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
- Cartwright & Butler 12 Days of Christmas Calendar, £135 from Cartwright & Butler – buy here
If you’ve decided to spoil yourself — or a loved one — this Christmas, then Cartwright & Butler is just the ticket.
For fervent foodies, this 12 day advent calendar is filled with an array of the brand’s best-selling treats, including chocolate fudge, shortbread rounds, cheese crumbles and soft fruit jellies.
You’ll be wishing the time in bed away so you can taste what’s on offer each day in the lead up to Christmas.
It’s selling fast so best to be quick.
Best fragrance advent calendar: The Fragrance Shop
- The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar, £70 from The Fragrance Shop – buy here
Are you a fragrance fiend? Then what better way to countdown to Christmas than with a new scent everyday?
With The Fragrance Shop’s Advent Calendar, you’ll get to try out big name perfumes and colognes like Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl, Moschino Toy Boy and Mugler Alien Man to name a few.
The fragrances on offer come in a range of sizes from 5ml all the way to 60ml and you’ll be able to open one from the 1st of December to the 25th.
The calendar is worth over £300 but you can snatch it up for £70 right now and if you’re a member it can be yours for £56.
Best advent calendars for women that are out of stock
A lot of speciality advent calendars are in high demand so come out a few months before Christmas Day. Many are launched at the end of September or very early October and have waitlists so you don’t miss out.
We’ve listed some of our favourites below.
- Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2022, £119 from Feel Unique – buy here
Worth £385.20 but available for £119, the Feel Unique beauty advent calendar is a must have for any cosmetic lover.
Brands like Laura Mercier, Huda Beauty, By Terry and Rodial were included in last year’s offering so you can expect something similar for 2022.
It’s not on sale just yet, but you can sign up for the waitlist which means you’ll be the first to know when this super popular calendar goes on sale and the brands that you could get included.
2021 advent calendars for women that are still in stock
Bought an advent calendar last year that you really loved? There are still a few that are also available this year and we’ve got you covered on which ones to check out.
Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar
- Bomb Cosmetics The Bomb Advent Calendar, £15.26 from Amazon – buy here
Filled with yummy-smelling soaps and bath blasters, this cute advent calendar is well-priced and perfect for a bit of R&R.
There are 24 treats behind the windows to amp up your bath game as you count down to Christmas.
While a bath bomb a day sounds super dreamy, what’s best is that everything included in the calendar is completely cruelty-free, so you can rest easy and soak in style.
Embracing Mindfulness Task Jar
- Mindfulness Advent Calendar, £12.95 from Amazon – buy here
There’s something rather splendid about an advent calendar that asks us to look inwards rather than out.
This Mindfulness Advent Calendar is filled with 24 lovely cards with activities to build a sense of calm and contentedness to the run up to Christmas which is well needed with parties, shopping and socialising filling up calendars.
Take a breath and have a moment to yourself each morning for less than £15.
Where to buy women’s advent calendars
The best place to buy women’s advent calendars is from the retailers themselves like Look Fantastic, Boots and Master of Malt.
They are often exclusively sold by the brand that has produced them as they’re generally limited edition and only last while there’s stock available which is why it’s such a good idea to get ahead of the crowd and join the waiting lists.
What are the best beauty advent calendars?
Beauty advent calendars nearly always sell out because of the huge savings many brands offer when you buy one.
Some of the best are the extremely luxe Liberty calendar, Space NK’s offering, the beauty calendar from LookFantastic and The Body Shop’s box of treats.
What is the best women’s advent calendar?
This depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re all about big savings, then the Liberty advent calendar offers extremely premium beauty products for a price that is £820 less than its value.
If alcoholic drinks are your cup of tea, then the That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar offers lots of fresh flavours to try.
Most will tell you what’s inside, so if you don’t mind spoiling the surprise, you can make a judgement for yourself about which advent calendar floats your boat.
Is Marks and Spencer doing an advent calendar in 2022?
Yes, a beauty advent calendar, but it’s not available to pre-order just yet. Don’t worry though, we’ll keep an eye out for when it does become available.
What is an advent calendar?
An advent calendar is a countdown to Christmas, that begins on the 1st December and ends on the 24th or 25th.
Most of the time, there are 24 or 25 doors to open every day, with each one revealing a surprise – that could be chocolate, gin or beauty products depending on which calendar you choose – although some calendars only offer 12 days.
How much are advent calendars for women?
This varies hugely, depending on where you buy from, what type of calendar you choose and how many days it offers.
For example, a chocolate advent calendar could cost you as little as £8.50 whereas a beauty advent calendar could set you back up to £250.