Cover We're listing the best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020 to get you in the holiday spirit. (Photo: Harrods)

It's never too early to start prepping for the festive season, here we list the best beauty advent calendars for 2020 to get you in the holiday spirit

It may only be early October but the countdown to Christmas is already on. And what better way is there to get set for the festive season than with a little pampering? Forget chocolate––in recent years advent has been all about the best of beauty––with some of the biggest brands from Liberty London, to Charlotte Tilbury, Net-a-Porter and more creating visually stunning calendars which are filled to the brim with make-up, skincare and wellness favourites. 

With many advent calendars already released for this year––and selling out fast––countdown in style with your guide to the best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020.

See also: New In Beauty: Make-up And Skincare Products For October 2020

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The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Launched in 2014, Liberty's iconic advent calendar sells out almost instantly every year. Created by the famed London department store, usually you need to be in the UK to get your hands on one––with many queuing up outside the store on launch day––but this year, the calendar will be available for international audiences online.

Priced at GBP215, the gorgeous calendar features the store's iconic Standen print from the Liberty Classics collection, with the recyclable box also depicting a snowy Christmas scene. Beautiful as it is, we all know it's what's inside that matters, and Liberty's calendar is filled with products from the likes of Diptyque, Hourglass, Le Labo, Augustinus Bader and more. Worth over GBP789, 19 of the 25 drawers include full-sized products.

Back for its second year, Liberty will also be launching a special beauty advent calendar for men on the same day. Priced at GBP195––and worth over GBP460––the calendar features male skin care and grooming treats from Bamford and Ruffians, Dr Sebagh, Frédéric Malle, Escentric Molecules and more, along with the brand's signature Liberty tipple.

Available from: October 7, 2020. Buy online here

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Harrods of London Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Another luxury department store offering comes from Harrods. Helping to make the countdown to Christmas as joyous as possible, the Harrods of London Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 features the very best of skincare, make-up and fragrance brands from the Harrods beauty hall.

Housed inside a chic box depicting the iconic store's Knightsbridge location, with just a touch of sparkle, the calendar features 25 full and mini size offerings from brands including Hourglass, Slip, Living Proof and Dr Barbara Sturm, and is priced at HK2,164––with the products alone worth over GBP700 (approx. HKD7,000).

Available from: Available to buy online now

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Charlotte's Bejewelled Chest Of Beauty Treasures Beauty Advent Calendar by Charlotte Tilbury

Back for another year, Charlotte Tilbury's advent calendar is bigger––and more glitzy––than ever. 

Charlotte's Bejewelled Chest Of Beauty Treasures Beauty Advent Calendar (HK$1,600) promises to be the ultimate gift for beauty lovers, filled to the brim with favourites from the brand's wide range of products. Inside the sparkling, golden box you'll find full size and travel size make-up and skincare icons, including the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, the famed Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk and Charlotte’s Magic Cream, along with the new Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara.

Available from: Available to buy online now

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Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Promising to up the ante for this year's Christmas countdown, Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is the perfect gift or treat for yourself.

The luxury offering is packaged in a simple and chic black box––complete with Net-a-Porter's signature black bow, and includes 25 best-sellers from the site's ample offering of beauty heroes. Priced at HK$2,400 the calendar is worth over HK$10,000, with standout brands featured including Omorovicza, Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury and Philip Kingsley.

Available from: Available to buy online now

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Diptyque's Beauty Advent Calendar

A must have for scent aficionados, Diptyque's stunning advent calendar is filled to the brim with the brand's scented candles, eau de toilettes, eau de parfums and more.

Not only does the box depict a gorgeous illustration from artist Ugo Gattoni, but inside houses favourites from from the brands core collection along with new exclusive items. Especially created for 2020, the calendar features a Moonlit Fir candle and metal Christmas decorations, along with classic scents such as Tubéreuse, Figuier, Noisetier, Ambre, Mimosa, Musc, Feu de bois, Lys, Baies, Roses and Narguilé. 

Available from: October 15, 2020. Pre-order online here

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Dior Advent Calendar 2020

Although what's set to be inside Dior's 2020 advent calendar is still under wraps, just one look at the gorgeous design has us excited. The black packaging is decked out with plenty of silver and gold for a truly festive vibe, with the 24 pretty doors sure to hold the very best of the brand's skincare, make-up and fragrances.

Available from: October 26, 2020 here

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Dr Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2020

If you're looking to really treat your skin this season, and keep the pampering going right into 2021, Dr Barbara Sturm's Advent Calendar (HK$4,400) is the one for you.

Achieving international acclaim for its molecular approach to skincare, the calendar is ideal for lovers of the brand, or those who want to try out the full range. Featuring 24 treatments in full, deluxe and sachet sizes, products include the Anti-Aging Body Cream, Enzyme Cleanser, Super Anti-Aging Primer, Hyaluronic Serum and more.

Available from: Available to buy online now

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Jo Malone Advent Calendar

Always a favourite, Jo Malone's annual advent calendar ($3,470) never disappoints. Set to celebrate the ‘Season of Scent’ for 2020, lovers of the brand will find everything from its famed colognes, miniature candles, bath oils and more inside.

Ideal for indulging in the lead up to Christmas, the 24 surprises are housed inside Jo Malone's traditional townhouse designed packaging. 

Available from: Available to buy online now or in store at Lane Crawford

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Countdown to Christmas with a range of delights from YSL beauty. Exclusively available now online via Selfridges, the calendar is stacked with a whole host of both travel and full-sized goodies.

Designed with 24 drawers, the black and red designed calendar is complete with the likes of the iconic Touché Eclat, Black Opium eau de parfum and a few Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. 

Available from: Available to buy online now

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The Ritual of Advent Deluxe 3D Advent Calendar by Rituals

Ritual's fun 3D advent calendar is sure to get you in the festive spirit. Complete with a snow-covered Christmas village scene, this pop-up calendar includes 24 Rituals items,  including fragrance sticks, bath oils and body creams. 

To help you count down to Christmas and unwind in a cosy ambience, along with a range of soothing skincare products, the calendar features four special advent candles to light each week.

Available from: Coming soon. Stay up to date online here

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The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar

After selling out last year, The White Company's beauty advent calendar is back for 2020. Perfect for those in need of pampering––and really, who isn't after this year?––the calendar is filled with 25 luxe bath, body, fragrance and skincare treats, along with the brand's heavenly scented candles.

Available from: Available to buy online now