Best Advent calendars 2023: Charlotte Tilbury, Sephora, more celeb-loved brands

Counting down the minutes until the holiday season starts? These beauty buys are designed to make every day count.

With winter months on the way, top makeup and skincare brands like Charlotte Tilbury are already dropping gift-ready bundles — including Advent calendars bursting with bestsellers.

Below, we’ve broken down 15 celebrity-loved companies selling calendars so packed with glam goodies, it just might be tempting to peek at all the products right away.

Whether you opt for Charlotte Tilbury’s 10-day stack of surprises or Voluspa’s votive-filled calendar, these gifts literally keep on giving.

A Barbara Sturm advent calendar
Saks Fifth Avenue

Looking for a seriously luxe present pick? Dr. Barbara Sturm makes some of the most celebrity-loved skincare out there. Victoria Beckham and Bella Hadid — the latter of whom credited Sturm with “changing [her] skin forever” — are among the brand’s many fans, while Oprah even invested in the company in 2023.

Charlotte Tilbury holiday set
Charlotte Tilbury

From its viral beauty wands to its cult-classic moisturizer, Charlotte Tilbury’s buzzy products have created plenty of Hollywood magic over the years — and found fans in Britney Spears, Meghan Markle, Amal Clooney and many more.

Each jewel-embellished drawer of this 2023 calendar contains a product, including two full-size favorites and 10 mini makeup and skincare staples.

A Lancer advent calendar

The star on the tree won’t be the only thing glowing this year if you pick up products from celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer’s namesake line. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Margot Robbie has name-dropped the skincare standbys over the years, while Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham have places on his patient list.

“I’ve been able to see the majority of people in television, film, stage and athletics,” the in-demand doc previously told Page Six Style.

Voluspa 12 Day Advent Calendar

Set the ambiance this season with an array of candles from Voluspa. The brand’s earned a fan in Bethenny Frankel, who listed it among her gifting must-haves in a 2022 Page Six Style interview.

A Bobbie Brown advent calendar
Saks Fifth Avenue

Make it a royally good holiday season with a pack of Bobbi Brown makeup, a fixture at royal weddings. Meghan Markle used the brand’s Shimmer Brick (a mini version of which is included in this set) before tying the knot, while Kate Middleton wore Bobbi Brown’s Sandwash lipstick for her own big day. 

Fresh Beauty Advent calendar

For a sweet surprise, consider picking up a set from Fresh. The brand’s lip balms are a hit with stars like Meghan Markle and Margot Robbie.

Sephora collection advent calendar

Even celebrities can’t resist a good Sephora score. Selena Gomez once used one of the beauty giant’s face masks — included in this set — in a Vogue “Beauty Secrets” video.

A Dior advent calendar

It doesn’t get much more glamorous than decking the halls with Dior. The high-end house offers an extensive Advent calendar filled with 24 products, ranging from the brand’s celeb-loved Diorshow mascara to lipsticks and fragrances.

Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar

A 12 day Clarins advent calendar with skincare and beauty products outside the box.

Have a Clarins’ fan on your gift list? This advent calendar should do. It’s full of goodies, including the Lip Comfort Oil, Travel-size Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser, and a full size bottle of the multitasking Beauty Flash Balm.

Bloomingdale’s 25-Day Beauty Advent Calendar

A Bloomingdale's advent calendar with makeup and skincare outside the box.

This 100% exclusive to Bloomingdale’s beauty advent calendar is stuffed with celebrity favorites. We’re talking Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, goodies from Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and then some. A fantastic gift for the beauty lover in your life, it’s valued at $800, but is currently available for $300.

Saks 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar

A advent calendar with beauty and skincare products outside of it.
Saks Fifth Avenue

This advent calendar has everything you can think of to end 2023 right. There are picks from 111SKIN, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and other celeb-approved brands we can’t get enough of. Our favorite thing in the entire calendar, however, is the mini Diptyque candle. Everyone from Meghan Markle to Victoria Beckham love the scents from the French perfumer, and so do we!

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

An opened beauty advent box with perfumes, lotions, and candles on top of it.
Jo Malone

This Christmas-inspired advent calendar has a little something for everyone: colognes, travel size candles, bath and body minis — you know, your beauty basics must-haves. There are 25 items in total and while we don’t know what each one is, we’re hoping at least one of them is in Sofie Richie’s beloved scent, Wood Sage & Sea Salt. Simply gorgeous!

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

A 24 piece set of Kiehl's products and an advent calendar in the background.

Kim Kardashian and Oprah love Kiehl’s. You probably do, too. Naturally, you need this calendar or know someone who does. It has 24 iconic formulas, each good for softening and pampering skin. Our favorite of the bunch? The 4 milliliter of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It has evening primrose oil, as well as jojoba oil to banish dry patches and hydrate.

L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

A L'Occitane beauty advent calendar with different products lined in front.

If you like L’Occitane like Alison Brie does, you’re sure to like more than a few things in this calendar. The 24-piece collection has special editions, shower favorites, Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm and lots of other things that can fit neatly in your purse or overnight bag.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar 2023

A beauty advent calendar with different beauty products sticking out different boxes.
Neiman Marcus

This advent calendar from Neiman Marcus will not disappoint. Featuring 25 deluxe buyer favorites, it also has more than a few celebrity-loved beauty brands. Augustinus Bader The Retinol Cream, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, and La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream are only three, and the other 22 are just as luxe.

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