18 Beauty Advent Calendars You Should Be Shopping Early

Just like familial debates and It's a Wonderful Life, struggling to choose the right gift is baked right into the holiday season. When you ask your mother, your cousin, or the great-aunt who you've met approximately two times what they want this year, they'll inevitably respond, "I'm not sure." So, how do you find a foolproof gift that will make everyone happy, no matter their taste? The answer lies in advent calendars.
These days, advent calendars look a whole lot different than they did when you were a kid. Those advent calendars hid chocolate and candy; suffice to say, they were your mother's secret weapon for tiding over your enthusiasm for opening presents early. Now, advent calendars are filled with splurge-worthy beauty products, like Sunday Riley face oils and Jo Malone perfume. While the hidden gifts vary, from makeup to perfume to skin care, the goodies inside are a surefire way to satisfy everyone's infuriatingly nondescript wish lists.
Ahead, the best beauty advent calendars to shop for the holidays. But hurry — these sell out fast (and once they do, what are you going to buy your great-aunt?).
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