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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars and Vaults of 2023

January 1 | 3 minute read

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Words by Samantha Brigden

Originally published on | October 30

You've been counting down the days; now it's time to snap them up!

While there are some parts of childhood holidays that we might grow out of, there are others that never get old. Case in point: advent calendars.

Whether you’re a makeup, skincare or fragrance lover, these carefully curated collections allow you to embrace the magic of festive surprises, while discovering new favourites to top up your beauty bag. Or, for those not patient enough to open day-by-day, your favourite brands might have a vault – aka a complete kit of their beloved bestsellers, packaged up and ready to (self-)gift. 

Here, find our very best, most-packed-to-the-brim-with-beauty advent calendars and vaults. But they won’t be here for long – add to cart, quick smart!

If there’s a Sol de Janeiro lover in your life (aka just about everyone), this is the gift that will make you their favourite person.. With 12 products in both travel and full size, it features all the Brazilian-inspired brand’s biggest smash hits. Think: the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, three of those perfume mists (as seen all over TikTok) and so much more…

And because there’s no such thing as too much Cheirosa 62 (that’s the delicious scent of pistachios and caramel that made Sol famous), there’s all the steps they need to take it from top to toe – including haircare, body oil and even deodorant.

If only the best will do – this is it. Maison Francis Kurkdjian are the home of luxury fragrance, and they’ve outdone themselves with this advent calendar. Not satisfied with 12 or 25 days of surprises, this indulgent box comes with a surprise for every single day of December, all the way up until New Year’s Eve. Because who doesn’t want to close out the year smelling (and feeling) their very best?

Now, a peek at the 31 fragrant treats you can expect… Of course, there’s the iconic Baccarat Rouge 540 (in the form of everything from perfumes to body oils!), as well as special-edition festive candles, luxuriously scented laundry detergent (yes, really) and a curation of their most loved fragrances. Consider your 2024 fragrance wardrobe sorted.

Incredible skin is all anyone really wants this holiday season – and this kit includes 10 full-sized formulas that guarantee just that! For many skincare enthusiasts, this is the set that signals the holidays have arrived. And with everything you need to cleanse, exfoliate, brighten, replenish and moisturise, we can see why.

Even better? This time around, Drunk Elephant have teamed up with Baboon to the Moon to pack their Trunk into a cute green backpack that will last you for years. It’s basically two gifts in one!
This festive season, my true love gave to me… 12 mini makeup must-haves from MECCA MAX! Ready to help you create all the glowy summer looks of your dreams, this stacked set has every step of your routine covered. 

Loaded with everything from liners and bronzer to highlighter and tools (all designed to slip perfectly into your carry-on, bag or pocket!), it even comes in a reusable makeup organiser – basically two gifts in one!
What’s better than one scented surprise from Diptyque? 25 scented surprises from Diptyque! Make the lead up to the big day even more unforgettable (and incredible-smelling) with the ultimate collection of little luxuries from the cult Parisian fragrance house.

While we won’t give away all the treasures inside the incredibly beautiful exterior, here’s a hint: limited-edition seasonal candles, cult-favourite personal fragrances, elevated everyday essentials and so much more. If there’s a fragrance lover in your life, get this now to guarantee your status as ‘Best Gift Giver – Ever’.
Ever wanted someone to curate every product you need for a complete skincare and makeup routine, all in one place? By Terry has heard your call. The Paris-born brand has brought together their most popular products to create the kind of collection every beauty obsessive dreams of. 

From the hydrating heroes of the Hyaluronic range to the bestselling Brightening CC Serum, consider your Holiday routine sorted. And these aren’t just bag-friendly minis – there are a total of 10 full-sized formulas, alongside two brushes and 12 travel sizes. Get ready to stock up your beauty bag!
Sure to be at the top of the wishlist for tweens, teens and everyone in between, the fruit-forward brand has made skincare gifting easier than ever with this complete kit featuring every step you need for a complete routine (all in full size!)

A cleanser suitable for all skin types? Tick. A selection of serums to smooth, clarify and hydrate? Tick. A lightweight moisturiser perfect for summer? Tick! And when it stars TikTok bestsellers like the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops™ and the Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner, we’re willing to bet this one won’t be around for long…

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