Forget chocolate, this year we want to count down to the big day with some must have beauty bits - and Marks & Spencer is the latest retailer to unveil its offering for Christmas 2021.

Beauty and skincare fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the popular M&S calendar as it won’t be available in stores and online until 28th October 2021.

But, as always we’re here to give you a sneak peak of what you’ll find behind the 25 doors.

The calendar this year features 25 carefully curated products for you to discover in the run-up to Christmas, including a selection of covetable third-party brands as well as some of M&S' own-brand favourites.

Best of all? The M&S Advent Calendar is filled with beauty products worth a whopping £300 but can be yours for just £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home or beauty either in store or online - how good is that?

The must-have calendar is launching online and in store from 28th October 2021

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar contains:

  1. Autograph Colour Balm Lip Shine
  2. Apothecary Calm Body Wash
  3. Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment
  4. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
  5. L’Occitane Shea Shower Oil
  6. Prai 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Night Crème
  7. Ren Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
  8. Alpha H Rose Liquid Gold
  9. Pure Super Hydrate Day Cream
  10. Fragrance Society Orange, Bergamot & Lemon Grass Hand Cream
  11. Formula Absolute Sleep Cream
  12. Eyeko Black Magic Travel Size Mascara
  13. Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner
  14. Ren Kelp Body Wash
  15. Ren Kelp Hand Lotion
  16. L’Occitane Precious Cream
  17. Nails INC Tis The Season To Sparkle Nail Polish
  18. Percy & Reed Wonder Balm Hair Primer
  19. Philip Kingsley Pure Colour Gloss
  20. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
  21. Prai Ageless Hand Crème
  22. This Works Stress Check Breathe In
  23. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner
  24. Ultrasun 30SPF Lip Protection
  25. Shay & Blue Tallulahs Camellia Natural Spray Fragrance
The calendar contains 25 products from cult brands including Ren, L’Occitane and more (

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Other beauty calendars on our radar this year include the highly coveted Liberty calendar, launching on Wednesday, 6 October from midnight online and retailing for £225, and Cult Beauty's, which is coming soon in October, and sold out almost instantly last year.

Another one which we can't wait to get our hands on is Glossybox's Advent Calendar. Following on from their sell out calendar in 2021, this year’s is bigger and better than ever before.

Containing 25 beauty treats that make the perfect countdown to Christmas, the ' Surprise Me' Advent Calendar ' is worth over £465 and will retail at £85 for subscribers and £105 for non-subscribers.

The calendar is available to pre-order now, or if you want to wait it out, it will be officially released on 29th September 2021.