With my multicultural family, we actually don’t have many traditions for celebrating the various holidays. Sometimes I wonder why we don’t include certain traditions like other families, but we like to keep the holidays as simple and stress-free as much as possible. Thankfully growing up on the West Coast, I have had the privilege to spend various holidays with different families and learn about their traditions.
In my younger years, I spent many years with my “beige” boyfriend and his family for many holidays. His family was also multicultural, blending in family traditions from their British, Scottish and East Indian heritages. We had fun decorating gingerbread and the tree to get into the Christmas spirit. With his family, this was when I first opened my first advent calendar of chocolate.
These days, there is an abundance of advent calendars to choose from, containing surprises with different themes and in different forms. Within the theme of beauty, there are many advent calendars containing gifts of body care, makeup, skincare, and more.
Here’s a list of holiday beauty advent calendars that you can pick up for you or for the beauty-lover on your list this holiday season.
Cowshed Travel Countdown Calendar
A floral calendar that hosts 11 of Cowshed’s best-selling products, each in a flight-friendly size. Working to prep skin for a vacation, as well as taking care of skin whilst travelling, the Countdown Calendar boasts everything one needs for nourished skin and healthy hair whilst on-the-go.
Naughty And Nice Magic Box – Beauty Advent Calendar by Charlotte Tilbury
Featuring 12 best-selling ICONIC makeup treasures wrapped up in a glamorous, gorgeous box, making it the perfect beauty advent calendar or gift for a loved one, with lots of full-sized and mini best-sellers for everyone.
Advent Calendars at The Body Shop
There are three advent calendars that are available to order at The Body Shop.
The 24 Days version is the simplest one, offering a whole load of mini essentials, from Body Butter to hand cream to shower gel.
Both of the 25 Days Advent Calendars by The Body Shop are filled with a selection of beauty treats, from body care and skincare, to makeup and accessories, these advent calendars are also hiding a few more surprises behind their doors like a feel-good action to complete every day. In addition, once box 25 is opened, the advent calendar transforms into a trivia quiz to play on Christmas Day; just the thing for bringing the whole family together. #GameOn
With the Ultimate 25 Days Advent Calendar, it will help fund the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, providing play and activities in a safe place for Syrian refugee children.
Perfect for skincare enthusiasts, the seasonal gift conceals 24 carefully curated festive fancies from the brand’s best-selling ranges with three of the surprises are full-sized products.
Featuring 24 mini mail polish treats to help you countdown to Christmas, housed in specially designed packaging inspired by the twinkling decorations and bright lights of London at Christmas time.