Countdown to Christmas, E!’s annual shoppable advent calendar, is here! In addition to our regular Holiday Gift Guides for 2020, we have 24 exclusive gift guides curated by celebrities and influencers, including Drew Barrymore, Naomi Osaka, The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Strahan, Giuliana Rancic, Lisa Rinna, Martha Stewart, Geoffrey Zakarian, Shangela and many more.
Featuring gifts for her, for him, for kids, for the family and beyond, you’re sure to find something celebrity-approved for everyone on your list.
How much do we love beauty? Let us count the ways — or should we say, days?
The best way to get the most out of the holiday season is to start gifting the day December starts, and luckily enough there is already a tradition for that, that doubles as an excuse to try new a new beauty product every day until Christmas.
Advent is the period of time leading up to Christmas Day, and while it officially begins on a Sunday (Nov. 29 this year) many of the present-a-day Advent calendars begin on Dec. 1. The calendars have either 24 small gifts inside, one for each day, or 12, to be opened every other day.
Not only does this make the countdown to Christmas that much more exciting, but these Advent calendars double as a unique gift to give, long before the big day. Because of their growing popularity, there are many niche choices when it comes to choosing your calendar, from food and wine tasters, to the traditional chocolates, and some fun stocking stuffer trinkets, too.
However, one of the biggest categories is beauty and makeup and we think we know why. Not only is it superfun to end up with a whole set of products at the end of the month, but when else can you take advantage of so many sample and full-size items at such a good price? We rounded up some of our favorite beauty-centric Advent calendars for you to gift — and we won’t judge if you open a few of the days yourself.
Pucker up for whoever gives you this beauty set this year.
From Huda Beauty, the Advent calendar itself is almost as beautiful as the 12 products that wait inside. The cherry-red lips-shaped box contains some of Huda Beauty’s best sellers like their lip contour, eye shadow palettes and face oil. To not spoil the rest of the surprises, order one online to see for yourself. Act fast, as the kit is discounted to just $175, down from the original $330.
If beauty is only skin deep, taking care of that skin is super important.
Give the bareMinerals 24-piece Advent calendar to the person on your list who loves trying out good, clean products. The calendar includes some of the brand’s most popular picks, including primers, setting powder, lipsticks and more.
The company has also taken their environmental impact into account this season, limiting packaging to maximize eco-friendly fun. Plus, no need for gift wrap!
“This season, we’re making gifting planet-friendly by minimizing plastic across our holiday collection. We have eliminated unnecessary packaging, incorporated post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible and made our gift boxes completely recyclable. Designed to look like wrapped gifts, all of our sets feature a hand-drawn, nature-inspired pattern and are ready to share — no gift wrap needed,” reads the product page.
Diamonds and ice? Yes, please!
This 24-piece Advent calendar celebrates all things glitz and glam, perfect