If you’re a beauty lover, there’s no time of year more exciting than beauty advent calendar season.
Beauty advent calendars are a treasure trove of skincare, makeup, fragrance and body care gifts, often featuring full-size products and limited-edition treats. While some advent calendars can sell for hundreds of dollars (we’re looking at you, Sea), they can actually be very important if you add up all the content in them.
With the 2023 holiday season underway, dozens of retailers have already released advent calendars for Canadian consumers. Now if you’re thinking to yourself, ‘It’s too early for that,’ you might want to think again. Despite their early release dates, many of these advent calendars are already selling out (but don’t worry, you can join their restock waitlist).
To get into the Christmas spirit, we’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars to shop in Canada. From anti-aging skin care to holiday party makeup, check out the best beauty calendar for 2023 below.
The best 2023 skincare advent calendars
The Body Shop’s Big Shift Advent Calendar features 25 head-to-toe skincare, beauty and wellness treats perfect for the self-care holiday season. In the 2023 set, shoppers can look forward to $223 worth of The Body Shop favorites including body oils, face masks, lip oils and more.
A special gift awaits behind every door in Kiehl’s 2023 advent calendar. The 24-piece set features iconic Kiehl’s formulas including cleansers, facial masks, facial serums, moisturizers and more.
Discover favorite skincare essentials this holiday season with Revolve Beauty’s 2023 Advent Calendar. The aesthetically pleasing gift set has a retail value of $481 and includes 24 beauty products, including six full-size products.
This affordable advent calendar from Shoppers Drug Mart features 15 days of beauty products, including skin care, hair care, and beauty essentials. Plus, there are two bonus surprise items for an extra festive touch.
The most magical time of the year has arrived! Lancôme’s 2023 Advent Calendar, $790, includes innovative and nourishing products like Absolue Soft Cream, Génifique Serum and more.
The Body Shop’s advent calendars are a must-buy for beauty lovers every year, and fans tune in every year to see what’s inside. Shoppers on this year’s Advent of Change calendar can look forward to $181 worth of skin care and body care products, including shower cream, soap, body wash and more.
Biotherm’s luxury advent calendar features 24 of the brand’s favorite products from different collections, including Biotherm Homme, Life Plankton and Blue Retinol.
This skincare advent calendar is filled with 24 mini favorites for face, body and self-care favorites. What can you look forward to? Dr. for Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, GinZing Into the Glow Brightening Serum, Origins Weightless Moisturizing Moisturizer. Andrew Weil and more.
This luxury advent calendar is the perfect treat for skincare and bodycare addicts. This $347 pop-up beauty calendar features best-selling skin care, hair care and more. One reviewer calls the set a “great” advent calendar and promises it’s “well worth the money.”
Yves Rocher’s 24-piece beauty calendar includes skin care, makeup, bath and perfume and is valued at $152. The arrival calendar is prepared by people working in rehabilitation in an adapted company that helps employ people with disabilities.
This limited-edition holiday set includes 24 L’Occitane skincare and bodycare products, shower favorites, and special editions. According to one customer, it’s “the perfect little gift for mature women.”
Redesigned for 2023, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Advent Calendar features a selection of the brand’s best-loved products and their latest innovations in full, deluxe and miniature sizes. Shoppers can’t wait Super Anti-Aging Cleansing Cream, Super Anti-Aging Face Cream and more.
Ask anyone: La Mer’s Atelier Advent Calendar is the perfect gift for skincare enthusiasts. Discover the brand’s most iconic formulas, including Crème de la Mer, Eye Concentrate, Revitalizing Moisturizing Serum and more.
This luxury skincare advent calendar features 25 days of beauty products from the top brands you’ve always wanted to try. Shoppers can look forward to travel-sized favorites from Clé De Peau Beauté, Shiseido, Summer Fridays, Tatcha and more.
If youthful, glowing skin is on your Christmas list, you might want to check out this skincare advent calendar from Clarins. The gift set includes best-selling makeup and skincare minis. Total Cleansing Oil And SOS Lash serum mascara.
The best makeup advent calendars of 2023
This limited-edition advent calendar from MAC Cosmetics is all about the festive spirit. The set includes 24 mini and full-size gifts including lip colors, eyeliner, paint pots and more. Buy the MAC advent calendar at: Sephora And MAC Cosmetics.
The limited-edition Snow One Loves You More 12-Day Advent Calendar is the perfect holiday gift for the elf lover on your list. The gift set includes holy grail skincare essentials, must-have makeup tools, and best-selling makeup products.
The one and only: Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar. Charlotte’s Lucky Beauty Secrets Chest contains 12 makeup and skincare icons.
Sephora Collection Advent Calendar, Sephora Collectionincluding make-up, skin care, bath products and accessories. Shoppers can look forward to the brand’s best-selling products in the 2023 gift set Big By Definition mascara, Caffeine Clear Eye Maska gua sha tool and more than 20 other beauty products.
This 25-piece Luxury Advent Calendar from Shoppers Drug Mart is filled with the season’s must-have skincare, fragrance, and makeup products. Valued at over $400, the set includes favorites from Bobbi Brown, Kylie Cosmetics, NARS and more.
This limited-edition premium advent calendar includes 18 full-size products, two travel-size products, and four accessories. Beauty lovers can look forward to finding exfoliating gloves, coconut face masks, perfume, and a handful of makeup behind each of its 24 doors.
If Christmas seems so far away, what about next week? Sephora’s After Advent Calendar It’s a gift set designed for that weird period between Christmas and New Year when everything falls apart. The collection includes 11 hidden surprises in seven pop-up boxes, including makeup, skincare and accessories.
Put the festivities at your fingertips this holiday season with Le Mini Macaron’s 12 Day Nail Advent Calendar. The set includes everything you need for a perfect gel manicure, including prep pads, polish and nail stickers.
This luxury beauty calendar from Saks Fifth Avenue features covetable skincare, iconic makeup favorites, designer fragrances and more. The $560 set includes Guerlain, Clé de Peau Beauté, Augustinus Bader, Dr. The most popular products of Barbara Sturm and Gucci Beauty are included.
The Holt Renfrew Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 is the most eye-catching way to countdown to Christmas. Look forward to cult-favorite formulas from Hermès, La Mer, Giorgio Armani, Jo Malone London and more.
Santa’s workshop is already working overtime. This luxury beauty advent calendar features the iconic Dr. Includes Barbara Sturm Clarifying serum, Gisou Hair Fragrance, vibrant Pretty nail polishes and more.
A must-have for beauty lovers, this 25-piece advent calendar includes vegan skin care, makeup, body care and hair care products.
You can get this $432 Benefit advent calendar for just $200. You’ll get 24 of the brand’s best-selling beauty products, including some full-size beauties. Buy the Advent calendar from: Sephora And well.ca.
Discover Sisley’s first beautiful Advent calendar this holiday season. Designed by Sisley founder Isabelle d’Ornano, each of the twenty-five drawers of the calendar contains a carefully selected gift from Sisley’s skin care, make-up, hair care and fragrance collections.
Enjoy the holiday season in style with this “Emily in Paris” beauty calendar. The set includes 12 days of surprise gifts.