#WorthIt: Your guide to the best beauty advent calendars of 2023

And the countdown begins...


By Redzhanna Jazmin

#WorthIt: Your guide to the best beauty advent calendars of 2023

In this instalment of our #BUROHolidayBeautyGiftGuide, find out where to shop the most coveted gift of the season—the beauty advent calendar.

PSA: The festive season is just right around the corner. As we do every year, we’re here with your friendly reminder to get organised. Don’t worry—this is not a threat. It is, however, a warning.

If there are any absolute truths we stand by, it’s this: Advent calendars are the first things to fly off the shelves. You may think you’re safe—that you’ve got the rest of November to cop your countdown companion before Christmas comes around! Well, you’re wrong.

The beauty advent calendar rollout has already begun, and stocks are depleting at an alarming rate. So, if you want to make sure you’ve secured your bag (or, rather, your calendar), you’ve got to check out ASAP.

Don’t worry, though—we’re not going to leave you to stress about this yourself. To help make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve curated the most worth-it advent calendars to shop this season so you can ensure you’re getting bang for your buck.

Ahead, find our picks for the best holiday advent calendars to shop in Malaysia right now:


Dior Beauty Le 30 Montaigne Advent Calendar, RM2,800

Dior Beauty’s highly-anticipated advent calendar has returned, and this time it takes after the house’s historic boutique at 30 Avenue Montaigne. With 24 miniature makeup, fragrance, and skincare surprises to help you count down to the holidays, it’s an indulgent treat for the year-end. Unfortunately, it is already sold out online, but you can try your luck at Dior Beauty boutiques nationwide!



Armani Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar 2023

Naughty or nice? Whatever your vice, this curation of makeup and fragrance essentials from Armani Beauty’s colourful repertoire is bound to entice you. With 24 products in tow to help you immerse yourself in the world of Giorgio Armani, you’ll have everything you need for your holiday beat come Christmas Day.



Penhaligon’s The Toy Chest, RM2,350

This delightful advent calendar from Penhaligon’s London is sure to please fragrance fiends. Packed with 24 scent gifts, ranging from fragrances to hand creams to candles and more, each door is guaranteed to spark joy.

Available exclusively at the Penhaligon’s boutique in Pavilion KL.


Jo Malone Advent Calendar, RM2,030

Fragrance fanatics, rejoice! With 25 drawers to open as you count down to Christmas (or if you’re like us, to open all at once because you have zero self-control), it’s the perfect end-of-year treat. Inside the drawers, you’ll find classic fragrances from Jo Malone and festive offerings spanning bath and body miniatures, travel candles, colognes and even a full-sized scent!



LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, RM570

This 25-day advent calendar contains 27 beauty goodies spanning skincare, body care, hair care and makeup (12 of which are full-sized!) from cult brands like Elemis, Sol de Janeiro, Nars and more! We won’t spoil what’s inside, but for the price, we’re here to let you know it’s an absolute steal!



Espa Wellbeing Advent Calendar, RM1008

Give your body the R and R retreat it needs this holiday season with ESPA’s wellness advent calendar. After all, when you’re dealing with the stress of juggling work, life, and maybe even parenting, a little self-care isn’t just a want—it’s a need. This 25-piece calendar will help you on your way to total relaxation in the days leading up to Christmas, whether through upgrades for your shower routine or heavy-duty skincare.



By Terry Opulent Star Advent Calendar, RM1135

If you were looking for a way to shop all your By Terry favourites at a steal, we’ve found you a solution. This beauty advent calendar contains 24 incredible gifts, including 10 full-sized and 12 travel-sized makeup and skincare essentials, as well as two face and eye brushes. Valued at over twice the price of the calendar, it’s not to be passed up!



Ken’s Apothecary 2023 Holiday Advent Calendar, RM529

If luxury is what you’re after, Ken’s Apothecary is here to deliver. The retailer has curated a special 12-piece advent packed with minis from brands like Augustinus Bader, Caudalie, and Frederic Malle.



Rituals The Ritual of Advent 2023 Advent Calendar, RM506

Can’t get to Amsterdam to check out the House of Rituals in person? Don’t worry—you can now bring the House of Rituals to you with the brand’s advent calendar. Designed to look like the Rituals flagship store, this gorgeous advent calendar contains an assortment of body care and home products to help you wind down for this year’s end.



Phytomer Healthy Skin Beauty Set, RM699

Exclusive to Malaysia, this curated advent calendar is packed with skincare must-haves worth up to RM1,174. From the Oligo 6 Serum to the Citylife Radiance Reviving Mask and more, this set has been hand-picked by the brand to enhance your skin’s vitality, combat pollution, and deliver a healthy, glowing complexion.



This listicle will be updated with new launches.


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