One for the health lovers this Christmas, Nourished is an award-winning tech start-up based in the UK who developed a patented 3D printing technology that allows customers to combine 7 different vitamins, super-foods, and nutrients into one personalized gummy stack. After completing a short quiz, customers will receive a recommendation of the best blend of high-impact active ingredients, specifically suited to their lifestyle and goals.
This Christmas they have released a special edition Advent Calendar which contains a four-week combination of our specific Life Stack blends, to help keep customers and their loved ones Nourished during the busy festive season. The Life Stacks have been carefully selected to help protect the immune system, support energy levels, and relieve stress during the busy month of December, and are complemented by a personalized gift voucher on Christmas Day to help kickstart the New Year. The UK’s only gummy vitamin advent calendar is available to pre-order from Tuesday 12th of October until the 20th of November for the price of £59.99 (total value £95.99 – saving £36).
L'Occitane Advent Calendar
Price: £55, £99, £160
Luxury French face-and-body-care brand L’Occitane doesn’t do things by halves - and this year it’s launching not one, but three beauty advent calendars.
The first for 2021 is the reusable advent calendar, created in collaboration with UK illustrator Kitty McCall and inspired by nature. Costing £160, but worth £236, it contains 25 pockets. Each pocket is made from recyclable cotton and is home to a bestselling product from the brand, including the well-loved Almond Supple Skin Oil (£36, Loccitane.com) and the Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum (£50, Loccitane.com).
Second in the line-up is the classic advent calendar, which has a more traditional design, including 25 cardboard doors that can be torn open. In recent years, L'Occitaine has opted to ditch the plastic interior and chosen more sustainable cardboard. Costing £55, but worth £99.50, it’s full of gorgeous travel minis, as well as a full-size Shea Butter Hand Cream (£21.50, Loccitane.com).
The third is a luxury advent calendar, costing £99, but worth £141. Featuring the brand’s 25 bestselling products, each week you’ll be treated to one full-size item to add to your shower, bath, body care, or skincare routine.
Molton Brown Advent Calendar
Concluding the premium beauty brand’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, Molton Brown’s advent calendar is filled with £313’s worth of luxury bath and body products, from oils to salts to creams. It’s currently only in stock on Molton Brown’s website, but you can sign up for stock notifications at Cult Beauty.
Filled with 24 of its signature scents, bath and shower gels, bath salts, hand creams, and bathing oils, you’ll find the brand’s Rhubarb and Rose Fine Liquid Hand Wash (£20, Moltonbrown.co.uk), alongside mesmerizing Oudh Accord and Gold Precious Body Oil (£45, Moltonbrown.co.uk); Orange and Bergamot Bath and Shower Gel (£22, Moltonbrown.co.uk) and finally it's Coastal Cypress and Sea Fennel Bath Salts (£22, Moltonbrown.co.uk).
Luxury French fashion house Chanel has launched its first beauty advent calendar for Christmas 2021 and it’s just as boujie as you’d expect. Shaped like an oversized bottle of its signature No.5 fragrance, it contains 27 products and costs a whopping £610.
Chanel’s calendar features 27 boxes, each filled with either a beauty product or small Chanel-themed trinket, such as a key ring, bracelet, ceramic paperweight, or mirror. Of the nine beauty products featured, six are full-size, with highlights including the No.5 Hand Cream (£52, Chanel.com) and the luxurious Rouge Allure Laque Liquid Lipstick (£33, Chanel.com).
Liberty Advent Calendar
Arguably the most coveted beauty advent calendar of them all is Liberty's, The independent department store is home to one of the biggest, most luxurious festive offerings.
Every year it sells out, sometimes in minutes, with eager customers prepared to wait in long queues outside the store on the day of launch, too.
The 2021 beauty advent calendar is Liberty's highest value offering to date. Inside, you'll find 25 products worth more than £840 - with the calendar costing just £225. It contains some of the most sought-after buys in the Liberty beauty hall.
With 19 of the 25 drawers containing full-sized products, we’re in for a treat. Brands included in 2021’s edition include Le Labo, Augustinus Bader, Decree, Olaplex, and UOMA Beauty, as well as those exclusive to Liberty, such as Vilhelm Parfumerie, Surratt, and QMS Medicosmetics. What's more, there’s even a glamorous golden ticket that’s hidden inside one calendar – the lucky winner will receive £5,000 to spend at Liberty.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Every year without fail, Jo Malone London launches a luxury fragrance advent calendar in its ultra-chic cream and black packaging.
Often a sellout success, last year’s version presented a magnificent collection of mini candles, perfumes, hand washes, and soaps. While the advent calendar is currently out of stock, you can sign up to be notified when it’s back.
This year, it’s launching online on 30 September and can be found in stores from 18 October. Costing £325 and featuring a new refillable design, this sustainable advent calendar won’t go to waste once December is over. There are 24 treats to indulge in, including mini fragrances and soaps in bestselling new scents such as fig and lotus flower (full size £102, Jomalone.co.uk), as well as a 30ml cologne - the very first time this has been included.
Every year, beauty advent calendars get bigger and more glamorous, and Charlotte Tilbury is no exception. Their 2021 offering is a bejeweled chest of treasures, featuring 12 drawers, with each containing a mix of full-size and mini products. The original calendar costs £150 or there’s also a £210 duo version – exclusive to the Charlotte Tilbury website – that comes with an Instant Eye Palette (£60, Charlottetilbury.com). The original will also be available at Selfridges.
You can expect some of the brand’s biggest sellers in the calendar this year, including a full-size version of the Beauty Light Wand Highlighter (£29, Charlottetilbury.com), a full-size Matte Revolution Lipstick (£25, Charlottetilbury.co.uk), a travel-size walk of no shame eyeliner (£19, Charlottetilbury.com) and a travel-size Multi Miracle Glow (£10, Charlottetilbury.com).
Penhaligons Advent Calendar
Luxury British fragrance brand Penhaligon’s has a well-loved collection of luxury perfumes, with opulent bottles to match.
Penhaligon's launched its advent calendar on 1 September this year. Retailing at £375, it can be purchased from their website. Behind 25 doors, you’ll find mini versions of Penhaligon’s most recognizable scents, with fragranced extras such as lip balm, hand wash, body wash, and even a candle.
Known for its luxury homeware and coveted fragrances, The White Company’s advent calendar is a popular hit each and every year. And we predict 2021’s will be no different. The classic white packaging always reminds us of Christmas, not to mention the brand’s signature winter scents. The calendar is currently sold out but it is expected to be re-stocked, so check back here for updates.
You’re in for a real treat with this one as there are 25 pull-out drawers, each filled with a different surprise. For the first year ever, it will include two full-sized signature candles in its festive fragrance, but you’ll also find its bath and body minis too. The calendar’s contents are worth £254 but cost £160 - a bargain!
Diptyque Advent Calendar
French candle brand Diptyque has earned itself a cult status in the beauty and wellness sphere, counting Meghan Markle, Beyoncé, and Kerry Washington as fans. It’s typically one of the pricier calendars and, just like in 2020, this year’s offering will cost £320 – so if you have a bigger budget, this might be the perfect splurge.
Diptyque’s 2021 calendar is filled with an eclectic mix of full-size and small candles, room sprays, perfumes, and the famous carousel candle – a gorgeous gold ornament that spins itself from the heat of the flame.
Luxury beauty brand, La Mer, is famed for its premium line of skincare, and this year it’s back with a seriously impressive advent calendar worth £586.
Housed in a green and gold limited edition keepsake box, the calendar is brimming with products worthy of a spot in your bathroom cabinet. But you’ll need to act quickly if you want to get your hands on one - we predict it will sell out fast.
Inside the "World of La Mer” calendar, you'll find 12 of the brand’s most popular products, including minis of the Treatment Lotion (£90 for 100ml, Cremedelamer.co.uk), Intensive Revitalising Mask (£128 for 75ml, Cremedelamer.co.uk) and Moisturising Cool Gel Cream (£68, Cremedelamer.co.uk).