When it comes to last-minute holiday gifts, almost nothing beats an advent calendar. They’re perfect for people who love little surprises, and for those who love to discover. With beauty advent calendars novices can explore a variety of new products, and beauty aficionados can sample lots of offerings from brands they didn’t already know.

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or your friends and family because they’re just so awesome, an advent calendar will say ‘I love you’ for days. Because they last so long, they can be enjoyed well past the holidays.

This year, you’ll win the gift-giver award with any of these 12 beauty advent calendars from brands that stay on our nice list.

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