This beauty advent calendar is on sale for only £42.50 (and is worth over £140)

Snap up this beauty advent calendar while it's on sale. (Boots/ Yahoo Life)
Snap up this beauty advent calendar while it's on sale. (Boots/ Yahoo Life)

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There's no getting away from it, most beauty advent calendars don't come cheap - but there's one on our radar that's more affordable than most, and in the spirit of Christmas giving, a portion of sales go to charity.

Over the years, we've swapped the classic chocolate Christmas countdown in favour of more fun adult advent calendars, filled with beauty, alcohol and even sex toys.

Beauty advent calendars are coming in thick and fast already this year, as Lookfantastic, Net-A-Porter, Fortnum & Mason, ASOS, Liberty and Feel Unique, have all already released their hotly-anticipated advent calendars.

Watch: What are the best beauty advent calendars this year?

Macmillan's 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar has also hit the shelves and it's not only back bigger and better than ever before, it's also on sale.

As part of Boots’ ‘Star Gift’ selection, the calendar is now half price, down from £85 to only £42.50 - that’s a whopping saving.

Plus, the calendar itself is filled with £141 worth of products - so it really is a deal beauty fans will not want to miss.

Boots has also launched its Black Friday sale which is a full month long, so you can bag yourself a great advent calendar and add a few reduced gifts to your basket at the same time.

Why we rate it

The Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar has a whole host of beauty, skincare and haircare favourites waiting behind the numbered doors.

In fact, it's one of the best multi-branded offerings we've seen so far this season.

Well-known brands, including Champneys, No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, YourGoodSkin and Ted Baker, are included in this beauty bundle.

No7, Liz Earle and Ted Baker and just a few of the top brands in the advent calendar. (Boots)
No7, Liz Earle and Ted Baker and just a few of the top brands in the advent calendar. (Boots)

Plus, its retail price is very reasonable (even without the discount), as beauty advent calendar fans will know many calendars are going over the £200 price tag this year.

The calendar's content is worth £141.50 in total, which makes for quite a saving. Also a bonus, £2 from every sale will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support.

The contents includes Boots hyaluronic acid serum, Liz Earle's popular Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and No7's top-rated Extreme Length Black Mascara.

Spoiler alert: If you want a peek at the full list of what's inside, see below.

Buy it: Macmillan 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar | £42.50 (Was £85) from Boots

Everything you'll find inside Macmillan's 24 Beauty Treasures Advent Calendar

  • Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml

  • Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Moisturiser 30ml

  • Botanics Peaceful Night Pillow Mist Lavender & Sweet Marjoram 100ml

  • Champneys Moisturising Face Mask 37ml

  • Joules Bath Fizzer 70g,

  • Liz Earle Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic 50ml

  • Liz Earle™ Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml

  • Liz Earle™ Pure Cotton Cloth

  • Liz Earle™ Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml

  • MASQD Face Tools The Blending Sponge

  • MASQD Eye & Brow Tools The Eyelash Curler

  • My Mood Nail Polish Legit 10ml

  • No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml

  • No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream 15ml

  • No7 Extreme Length Black Mascara 7ml

  • No7 Precision Lips Lip Pencil Nude 0.31g

  • SOAP & GLORY Clean On Me Shower Gel 75ml

  • SOAP & GLORY Hand Food Hand Cream 50ml

  • SOAP & GLORY Bright and Beautiful Sheet Mask 29g

  • Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Level Up 12g

  • Sleek MakeUP Lifeproof Eyeliner Blackmail 1.2g

  • Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Liquid Lipstick Metallized Rose 6ml

  • Ted Baker Violet & Bergamot Body Lotion 50ml

  • YourGoodSkin ProVitamin Overnight Cream 50ml

3 other great beauty advent calendars at Boots you'll love

No7 Beauty Advent Calendar
| £47 (Worth £184)

The No7 Beauty Advent Calendar we all know and love is back better than ever and exclusive to Boots.

The calendar is packed full of No7 skincare and cosmetic favourites worth a whopping £184 for only £47.

It includes all the best-sellers such as Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum and pretty much has your winter skincare routine sorted - but hurry, it's sure to sell out fast.

No7 Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar | £120 (Worth £385)

This year No7 has not one, but two, advent calendars.

If you're an avid fan of the No7 calendar and want to treat yourself to even more sparkle and treats this Christmas, snap up the brand new No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar.

With £385 of No7 products for just £120, it's likely you won't need to stock up again until next Christmas.

Ted Baker Advent Calendar | £45 from Boots

This Ted Baker Christmas countdown has 24 goodies waiting behind each door, from make-up and skincare essentials to beauty tools, as well as haircare treats, for the ultimate pamper.

From a body cream and under eye sheet mask to blush and highlighter palettes, eye lash curlers and tweezers, Ted Baker has left no stone unturned with this almighty bundle.

Read more: Our editors' picks on all the best advent calendars for 2021