A little festive treat every day of the week…

The festive season may be all about giving, but that shouldn’t mean not treating yourself too. And what’s better than a gift that keeps on giving every day of the month?

Here’s our pick of the best advent calendars available in the UAE.


Diptyque’s luxurious advent calendar is worth waking up for each morning as you countdown to Christmas. The magical advent calendar features a whole array of icons across fragrance, skincare and candles, with three limited-edition holiday scents included too. It arrives in a glow-in-the-dark commemorative box, beautifully decorated in the house’s phosphorescent Milky Way print. Alongside travel-sized EDT and EDP fragrances, there’s unique Christmas decorations, body balm and candles too.

Dhs4,076, bloomingdales.ae

Mimi & Lula

For the little ladies in your life, the Mimi & Lula advent calendar is a welcome change from chocolate, with each door neatly packed with 24 beautiful accessories. Count down to the big day by untying a ribbon and opening a little door each day to reveal a clip, bow or hairband full of shimmers and sparkles, perfect for brightening up dull winter days.

Dhs189, harriandeve.com


The gift that keeps on giving, Nespresso has two advent calendar options this year, the original and the Vertuo line. Behind each of the doors is a different coffee, to ensure each morning of the month is filled with indulgence and discovery, including three co-created with renowned architect of taste Pierre Hermé, as well as a little extra for the 24th day.

Dhs299, ae.buynespresso.com

Newby Teas

For the tea lover in your life, Hotel Newby is the perfect way to start cool winter mornings this December. This year’s advent calendar from the luxury tea brand Newby Teas of London showcases 24 varieties of high-quality tea bags, including classic blends and lesser-known tea varieties, which add to the high-end feel by bearing exquisite, colourful patterns. Ginseng Oolong, Oriental Sencha, Moroccan Mint and Green Lemon appear alongside the likes of English Breakfast, Ceylon and the ever-elegant Earl Grey. There’s four bags in each draw, giving you 96 wonderful sachets of goodness to wake up to throughout December.

Dhs1,000, newbyteas.com


What’s better than a festive treat every day leading up to December 25? A beauty advent calendar that takes you all the way up to December 31, which is exactly what you get with Namshi’s Ultimate Treasures Beauty Box. This incredible box of goodies features beauty faves from brands such as Estee Lauder, MAC, Rodial, Rituals, Miu Miu, Stila, Origins, Benefit, and more and right now you can snap it up for just Dhs399.

Dhs399, namshi.com

Aqua di Parma

Stunning craftmanship inspired by Acqua di Parma’s rich history takes centre stage for its 2022 advent calendar. Inspired by the Maison’s iconic hat box and decorated in marbled yellow and gold, there’s 25 treats inside this beautiful advent calendar, which gifts to discover day by day as you count down to Christmas. Each window offers an insight into the universe of the Maison, as well as treating you to fragrances and scented candles from the Colonie, Blu Mediterraneo and Signatures of the Sun collections.

Dhs1,652, acquadiparma.com


NET-A-PORTER’s cult-status advent calendar is packed with the biggest beauty buys of the year, perfect for getting you through the festive season and beyond. Featuring 25 beauty treats from some of the biggest names in the business – think Charlotte Tilbury, Balmain Hair and Dr. Barbara Sturm, – it’s effectively a beauty lovers wish list all wrapped up.

Dhs1,270, net-a-porter.com


Count down to Christmas with Rituals Cosmetics’ array of advent calendars, which include 2D, 3D and premium options all designed to add a little festive cheer to the 24 days leading up to the big one. Adding a sprinkling of surprise to every morning, a luxury gift is found behind every door, with products to pamper the body and soul, full-sized candles and more.

Dhs250 for 2D advent calendar, Dhs580 for 3D advent calendar, Dhs537 premium. rituals.com

Look Fantastic

Always a sellout, you can now get your hands on Look Fantastic’s 2022 advent calendar. Packed with 26 treats from luxury brands including Elemis, Drunk Elephant, and Philip Kingsley to independent brands such as Demi Candle and Soap Brows, there’s something for everyone inside.

Dhs575, lookfantastic.ae

Pretty Little Thing

Treat yourself to 24 beauty buys in one with Pretty Little Thing’s beauty advent calendar. For a wallet friendly Dhs170, you’ll bag yourself beauty products from brands like Peaches & Cream, Bondi Sands and Olaplex, worth Dhs600.

Dhs170, prettylittlething.ae

Charlotte Tilbury

Fans of cult beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury will be delighted to know the brand’s staple-packed advent calendar is available at Beauty Wonderlands across the UAE this year. This one may only have 12 doors, but perfectly packaged inside each of the dozen diamond chest drawers you’ll find full sized Charlotte Tilbury favourites like the Beauty Light Wand Highlighter, sculpting brow gel and matte revolution lipstick, alongside mini versions of pillowtalk mascara, setting spray and the award-winning magic cream. You’ll need to go in-store to get your hands on it in the UAE.

Dhs995, charlottetilbury.com


lush advent calendar

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics’ Advent calendar is packed with twenty-five vegan, exciting favourites to enjoy the yuletide season. The limited-edition box comes with two retro Lush products from past festive seasons, a gingerbread bubble bar, a Christmas party bath bomb, and much more. Once your are done unpacking your products, the pretty will be useful to store your favourite Lush products, knitting tools, or even house items.  

Dhs995, lush.com

The Body Shop

There’s a trio of advent calendars to pick up at The Body Shop this Christmas, each packed with festive goodies from the brand’s beloved Community Fair Trade partners, so you’ll be supporting smaller producers while treating yourself or a loved one. The smallest of the three Advent Calendars, the Box of Wishes Advent Calendar contains 24 treats, including best-selling face masks, body care and beauty tools; the Big Advent Calendar is filled with 25 surprises to puff, polish and nourish you from head to toe; then there’s the Ultimate Advent Calendar for true beauty lovers, with new and iconic full-sized bestsellers.

Dhs379 Box of Wishes, Dhs579 The Big Advent Calendar, Dhs849 Ultimate Advent Calendar, thebodyshop.ae

Tatti Lashes

A beloved lash brand with celebrity fans, Tatti Lashes has landed in the UAE, and with it drops its signature advent calendar, packed with Dhs865 worth of products. Inside, you’ll find full-sized products and best-selling lashes, including their limited edition ‘Enchanted’ lash set to be released on Christmas Day.

Dhs350, tattilashes.com