Mumsnet picks: best beauty Advent calendars

The perfect pre-Christmas treat for any beauty addict (yourself included), a beauty Advent calendar adds a touch of luxury to every day in December

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, price TBA

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, price TBA

Always among the most hotly-anticipated beauty Advent calendars, the M&S calendar will be available 31 October. This year, you can expect a pleasing mix of old favourites from last year – like the Swears By favourite M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream – and lots of exciting new products.

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I loved the M&S one last year. I think it's great value because you can get it so cheaply when you buy other stuff from them, which is easy to do.

I loved the M&S calendar last year.

Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £79.00

Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £79.00

The popular Feelunique calendar is back, back, back again – and with packaging inspired by the northern lights. Worth over a whopping £250, it features well-loved brands like Benefit, Philip Kingsley and Rituals.

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ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar £70.00

ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar £70.00

ASOS addict? This calendar won't help combat that, with its enviable mix of cult make-up, skincare and hair care products. Featured brands include Clinique, Laura Mercier, NARS and Elemis. The packaging of this calendar is 100% recyclable too, so you can indulge your beauty habit guilt-free.

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I had the ASOS one last year and thought it was great.

John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar, £150

John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar, £150

The John Lewis Advent calendar contains a mixture of full- and luxury trial-sized high-end products, from indulgent skincare to high-end make-up and fragrances. As well as beauty treats and vouchers, some brands are offering complimentary gifts or treatments at their in-store counters. For example, brands like Elemis, Clarins and Charlotte Tilbury will invite you to receive a complimentary gift or service at one of their John Lewis & Partners counters.

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Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

Packed with £206-worth of products, this Advent calendar is a real treat for any beauty box addict. Birchbox haven't revealed a full product list, but they've given a few clues – if you get this calendar you can expect to receive goodies from Estee Lauder, Lumene, Aveda & Philosopy.

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L'Occitane Advent Calendar, £49

L'Occitane Advent Calendar, £49

On the cheaper end of the scale, this calendar features all the bath goodies and skincare treats you could want – from shower gels, shampoos and soaps to hand cream and eau de toilette.

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L'Occitane have also created a luxury version, with 24 premium travel-sized products, for £89 – get yours here.

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Liz Earle 12 Days of Liz Earle Skincare Gift Set, £80

Liz Earle 12 Days of Liz Earle Skincare Gift Set, £80

Jam-packed with miniatures of Swears By favourites like the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Botanical Shine Shampoo, this twelve-day gift set will have your skin glowing in time for the big day.

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Cath Kidston Advent Calendar, £40

Cath Kidston Advent Calendar, £40

This calendar offers a daily skincare treat from Cath Kidston, including soaps, body scrubs, lip balms and body lotions. Plus, the festive packaging (complete with Christmas llamas) is just lovely.

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Makeup Revolution Christmas Tree Calendar, £80 (was £120)

Makeup Revolution Christmas Tree Calendar, £80 (was £120)

This enormous Christmas tree calendar contains lots of full-size Revolution make-up, including three exclusive eyeshadow palettes, two new setting sprays and a set of travel brushes, with a combined worth of £149.75. Plus, Makeup Revolution is a completely cruelty-free brand, making this calendar the perfect gift for any vegan make-up fanatic.

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Cowshed Advent Calendar, £90

Cowshed Advent Calendar, £90

With a countdown featuring 24 miniatures of their most popular products, this Cowshed Advent calendar has everything you could want for a festive pamper session – from Apricot Nourishing Cuticle Oil to Sleepy Cow Body & Pillow Mist.

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Soap & Glory It's in the Calendar! £40

Soap & Glory It's in the Calendar! £40

Soap & Glory's retro kitsch calendar features a range of bath and shower treats – great if, like us, you can't get enough of their signature scent – make-up, and a pair of tweezers. Their “Hand Food” hand cream is particularly lovely.

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Space NK Advent Calendar, £250

Space NK Advent Calendar, £250

Space NK have created their first ever beauty Advent calendar this year and it contains a luxurious mix of full size and travel size beauty products worth a whopping £600. Featuring exciting new brands as well as old favourites such as Eve Lom, Nars and Ouai, this calendar is the ultimate festive treat. It's not actually out until 15 October, but the impatient among you can pre-order now.

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24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar, £75

24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar, £75

Clinique's calendar is beautifully packaged and the products – a mixture of skincare and make-up – are geared towards suiting most skin types and tones. Last year's calendar sold out incredibly quickly, so don't hang about.

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Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175

As well as being gorgeously Christmassy to look at, this Molton Brown calendar contains £272 of luxury bath products including five mini candles, eight miniature body washes, two baubles and two full-size eau de toilettes in their new Christmas flavours: Muddled Plum and Coastal Cypress and Sea Fennel.

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The Body Shop Enchanted Advent Calendars, from £45

The Body Shop Enchanted Advent Calendars, from £45

Beauty fans sometimes struggle to find products that are cruelty-free and environmentally friendly – this is where The Body Shop's ethical products shine. Their Advent calendars are available at three different price points and contain a selection of delicious-smelling, 100% vegetarian products.

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Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar, £99 (£75 for subscribers)

Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar, £99 (£75 for subscribers)

Glossybox are also launching their first ever beauty Advent calendar this year, featuring 25 products (17 full-size) from big name brands like NARS, bareMinerals, and HUDA Beauty – worth over £300. It's not released until 15 October, but Glossybox subscribers can pre-order theirs now and get a £24 discount.

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lookfantastic Advent Calendar, £79

lookfantastic Advent Calendar, £79

This year's lookfantastic Advent calendar is circus-themed and beautifully presented. Your Advent treats are all individually-wrapped, tucked away inside tantalisingly little drawers, and worth over £300.

Plus, if you subscribe to the lookfantastic beauty box you can get 20% off the price of your Advent calendar. Just add the box and the calendar to your basket and use code ADVENTBB.

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