If you grew up with Advent calendars, you're no doubt familiar with this good-times routine: Each day, you open a numbered window to reveal a scene (or, better yet, a treat) inside. As kids, we loved discovering a daily surprise, which is why we've been geeking out over Benefit's latest clever idea. The Countdown to Love calendar borrows from the concept, but instead of chocolates or candy inside, each day brings forth one of 24 beauty products in miniform.
We don't want to spoil the kit's contents for you, but let's just say that if you've ever wanted a collection of Benefit's greatest hits, you won't be disappointed. (If you do want to know what you'll get, it's all laid out here.) But, the calendar is selling out quickly, so if you're looking to check it out, your best bet is to pop into a Benefit boutique (we hear it still has a few) or to quickly shop online. And, of course, you can always hope that you have a very generous, fun-loving friend — this is one gift we'd be happy to open again and again.
Benefit Countdown to Love Calendar, $68, available at Bloomingdale's.