The countdown to Christmas day is almost as exciting as the main event and, if you're anything like the House & Garden team, you'll be almost giddy by the time December rolls around. Following what has been a whirlwind 2022, we are going full Christmas elf this year, looking to spread joy, send gifts and get into the festive spirit more than ever before.
One of the best ways to do this is with a luxury advent calendar from one of your favourite retailers. No matter if you're looking for a beauty advent calendar, full of skincare bestsellers (like the Cult Beauty advent calendar which has already opened its waitlist for 2022) or one packed full of edible treats (like the Fortnum & Mason one), you're sure to find something on this list that will bring you some joy.
To help get everyone in the mood, we have pulled together a selection of the most beautiful (and indulgent) luxury advent calendars to keep you entertained until Christmas. From jewellery to Lego to beauty there's sure to be something for you but, if none of these are up your street, keep an eye out for our foodie advent calendars (including delicious chocolate advent calendars) and alcohol advent calendars coming later this month.
What are the best beauty advent calendars for her in 2022?
Whilst we can't claim to be experts on beauty, many of the advent calendars on the top of our wishlists are full of oil diffusers or limited edition scented candles that you can use around your home. Last year, we particularly loved Jo Malone London's deluxe calendar. It's always illustrated beautifully and full of beauty products sure to delight, such as candles, body products and colognes. The waitlist for 2022 is open now and this one always, always sells out, so do be quick!
What are the best advent calendars for 2022?
Liberty's beauty advent calendar is always a Christmas classic and it's available from 28th September (and will likely not be around for too long). It can prove difficult to get your hands on as release day often elicits queues of people. This year's does not disappoint and is the highest-value to date, worth £1,065 (last year's was worth £840).
When do advent calendars go on sale in 2022?
Whilst it may seem absurd to be looking so early, most of the great advent calendars on this list go on sale from the end of August to late October. Whether you are gifting one to a friend or to yourself (there are no rules here), you will want it to be ready to open on the 1st December, so make sure you take into account shipping or postage time. Many retailers and calendars are now available for pre order, or you can sign up for notifications to be alerted when your desired one goes on sale.
Read on for our edit of the best luxury Christmas advent calendars to buy in 2022.