In the season to shower yourself in gifts, what better way to do it than with an advent calendar crammed with goodies? While we’re all about the chocolate (who isn’t?), there are plenty of calorie-free alternatives that make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting. Makeup mad? We’ve got just the thing for you. Fragrance fan? You’re in for a treat (or 24). Grooming connoisseur? We gotcha back. These bad boys make great early Xmas pressies, or they’re the perf opportunity to treat yo’self. So without further ado, here are our faves for this Christmas…

collage of beauty advent calndars

Revolution Advent Calendar

Can’t decide which makeup products to add to your Xmas list? Snow problem! This advent calendar is chock-a-block with products that are sure to get any beauty buff’s heart racing. Hidden behind the doors are party-season essentials: think shimmery highlighters, bold lippies, lip glosses and rose-gold makeup brushes. Thought it couldn’t get any better? The showstopper is a brand-new edition of the best-selling Revolution Re-Loaded Eyeshadow Palette. It really is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Superdrug Bloom Collection Advent Calendar

Now the nights are getting longer and the weather colder, we’re ready to get out the candle stash and start burnin’. Cue the Superdrug Bloom Collection Advent Calendar, with its 24 scented tealights, which will have your home smelling like a winter wonderland in no time. Scents include mandarin and lime basil, berry cassis and fig, and sugar and spice. Better yet, there’s a glass tealight votive in the first door to hold your candles throughout the month.

Lynx Men’s Grooming Advent Calendar

This one’s for the fellas! Tucked away behind each door is a grooming must-have for the 12 days of Christmas. Treats include some of our fave Lynx body sprays, along with body washes and hair products. It doesn’t end there, either. There are tools such as tweezers and nail clippers waiting inside, too.

Disney Mickey Mouse Advent Calendar

If you hadn’t guessed from the giant 90 emblazoned on the calendar, our fave mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday this year, and we defo wanna get in on the action. To help us do just that, Disney has teamed up with Mad Beauty to create this 12-day advent calendar full of bath and beauty products. Oh Mickey, you’re so fine…

Superdrug Studio London Advent Calendar

What better way to step into Christmas than with lots of glittery makeup? We’re talking glitter mascara, glitter liquid eye liner, body glitter gel and pots of pure glitter – which will have you sparkling like a disco ball by Christmas Day. The calendar also contains makeup essentials, such as nail polish and eyeshadow palettes, and there are makeup brushes and sponges so you can apply your new goodies like a pro. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this calendar is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans!