If you haven’t yet discovered the excitement of a beauty advent calendar, now is the time to treat yourself (or leave some big hints for significant others to gift you!) So why has the beauty advent calendar become such a cult purchase? There are two reasons why we have fallen in love with these beauty treats; firstly, a beauty surprise from your favourite brand every day in December is worth getting out of a warm bed for. Then, there’s the savings: the best beauty calendars come packed with luxe products, at a fraction of the individual product cost. They really are the best way to discover an empire of new launches and iconic favourites, all without having to invest in the full-size products.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures. £150, buy now 

The Body Shop Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar, £130, buy now 

No7 Wizard of Oz 12 Days in Emerald City Beauty Calendar, £40, buy now 

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly 7 Days of Sculpted Gift Set, £59, buy now 

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar, £89, buy now