AD | Affiliate Links Since I published my shopping guides last month I’ve had a few messages asking “which beauty advent calendar should I buy for such and such?” I am reminded that products, brands and collections can at times be a tad overwhelming and this can be even more tricky when we are trying to choose a gift for others.
So today I hoped to answer some questions and hopefully make festive gifting a little easier for the loved ones in your life. While I’m focusing this around answering the question of “which beauty advent calendar should I buy?” it can of course be applied to all sorts of beauty gifts.
Decide On Your Budget
First off, decide on your budget. There is a vast array of calendars on offer ranging from £20-£500! So first things first, decide on what your price bracket is.
I have two posts to help:
Are They All About Makeup?
If the intended recipient is makeup mad and adores one brand in particular then a calendar created by a makeup brand focusing on their products is always a winner.
If you happen to know a brand that they love then that’s even better. However, you can’t go wrong with MAC or Charlotte Tilbury.
I have a review of the Charlotte Tilbury Calendar here.
A full list of contents for these calendars can be found here.
NYX Professional Makeup 12 Day Advent Calendar is available here (view calendar contents here)
Charlotte Tilbury’s Diamond Chest Of Beauty Stars (worth £245) £150 available here* Get 15% discount with code: amyhFA0NZ (view calendar contents here)
Let’s face it, we all tend to know if someone is a lover of all things bathing. If the person you intend to treat adores being whisked away in delightful fragranced bath oil or loves being drenched in a shower gel that is revitalising while a scented candle burns – then you’re on to a winner with any of these picks.
The Body Shop Box of Wishes Advent Calendar £55.00 available here* (view calendar contents here) Hint: Great for teenagers!
Soap & Glory 24 Days To Treat Yule-Self Advent Calendar £45.00 available here (view calendar contents here) Hint: Great for teenagers!
For the eco-conscious, this particular calendar is fantastic. No need for any concerns over whether the gift you are purchasing suits others’ wishes as this calendar is organic, vegan, cruelty-free and eco-conscious.
This is for the skincare obsessed! You’ll probably be aware that this person is “into their skincare” but may not be sure what they like. These calendars make a perfect gift as they contain amazing products from fabulous brands that will be very well received.
Note: Liz Earle is scented
Finally, these calendars are for those that are beauty obsessed! The person in your life who loves it all; who adores trying new products, skincare, hair, makeup – you name it! With products from various brands, you really do get to try so much and they are great value for money. You simply cannot go wrong with these!
Hint: this one is particularly good value for money!
Hint: This calendar never fails to deliver.
Hint: Sephora has just launched in the UK so is a very hot topic with beauty lovers right now!
Hint: a highly desired calendar!
Hint: Perhaps the most coveted calendar of all!
I hope this has helped answer the question “Which beauty advent calendar should I buy?” Honestly, I think they are so fantastic and such a joy to open each day that I really don’t think you can go wrong!