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Fortnum & Mason 2020 Advent Calendar – Available Now + Full Spoilers!

ByMSASep 1, 2020 | 33 comments


The 2020 Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar is available now!

UPDATE – This calendar only ships to Europe

Commence your Christmas countdown with our show-stopping Beauty Advent Calendar, filled with festive beauty surprises hoarded from Fortnum’s iconic beauty hall – altogether worth over £800.
Contained within each of the 25 drawers are the most nourishing skincare, make-up, haircare, bath, body and wellness treats. Showcasing an array of luxury brands, including Chantecaille, Guerlain, Patchology, Sisley, Fresh, Sol De Janeiro and Elizabeth Scarlett.

This exceptional advent calendar will leave your face glowing and your beauty regime on point.

The Box: Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

The Cost: $267.62

The Products:

  • Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter (6.2g)
  • Instant Effects Instant Lip Plumper
  • Le Prunier Beauty Oil (3.7ml)
  • Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Cream (10ml)
  • Noble Isle Rhubarb Bath & Shower Gel (75ml), Noble Isle Rhubarb Body Hydrator (75ml) & Noble Isle Tea Rose Body Lotion (75ml)
  • Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Brush-on Moisturiser
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Oil (9ml) & Revive Oil (9ml)
  • Sisley Black Rose Skin Cream (10ml) & Sisley Black Rose Mask (10ml)
  • Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels
  • Ilapothecary Keep Calm Hand & Body Lotion (30ml)
  • Lucia Magnani Daily Firming Hydrator (15ml)
  • Iconic London Chrome Flash Eye Pot Spellbound (50g)
  • Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (50ml)
  • Christian Breton Liftox Serum (15ml)
  • Aurelia Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser (30ml)
  • Bramley Body Wash (100ml)
  • Bramley Body Lotion (100ml)
  • Cosmetic 27 Baume (15ml)
  • Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash (20ml) & Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (20ml)
  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Oil (5ml)
  • Delilah Volumising and Defining Mascara – Carbon
  • Cult51 Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream (30ml)
  • 3LAB WW Cream (15ml)
  • Bamford B Silent Pillow Mist
  • Elizabeth Scarlett Night Sky Cotton Velvet Makeup Bag

Are you going to grab an advent calendar? 

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I spoke with Fortnum’s customer service and sadly this year’s calendar will not be shipping to the US. Something to do with 4 items not being able to ship outside the UK and possible customs issues as a result. I am heartbroken because I only found out about advent calendars last year and I fell in love with last years Fortnum calendar but it had already sold out before I could order one. I vowed to not miss out on this years, only to find out it can’t be shipped here. I can only hope next years calendar will be amazing and will be able to ship to the US. Same goes for Cult Beauty. This year’s calendar selection have been for the most part unimpressive nothing like last years. So far the calendars I have ordered include: 1 Lush’s Beauty Advent calendar (jumped on it the day it launched but now regretting spending so much for it plus to ship it hope I like it), 2 Holland and Barrett( ordered one for me and one has a gift received it quickly and well worth it.), 3 The White Company, 4 Glossybox.


May I know what products got you so excited about this calendar? I saw it the other day and wasn’t impressed. And I took a look again today and nothing screams to me.

From what I have seen so far, I have found that the Cult Beauty and the Liberty London advent calendars to have the most attractive products (to me).
But if they don’t ship to US, then I’ll be saving the money to buy 3 Net A Porter kits, which have even more value in products.
For those who really want the calendars, if you plan on getting several purchases from the UK, you can use the forwarding services. If you group the purchases, be careful not to go over $800 total or you’ll have to pay custom fees.


Which forwarding services do you use when purchasing from UK please? Thanks.


You can use ColisExpat mentioned by Gwen, I’ve never tried them before. I checked and they work just like the other forwarding cies in term of use and fees.
For me, I have used MyUKmailbox when buying from the UK and they are very reliable. Others have referred Forward2me. You just need to simulate with the type of package you plan to send to see which one has the best rate.


Shipping from anywhere is not a barrier. I use ColisExpat for $24ish per year- I get my own shipping addresses and phone numbers in the UK & EU. Everything you purchase is forwarded to their France warehouse. I enter the info for each item purchased for customs. It gives you detailed choices of all the shipping options and exact prices. They hold packages for 30 days, so if you’re shopping a number of sales over a few weeks they will repackage and combine for free (one package is always cheaper than 5 separate ones. I typically choose a shipping option that includes tracking so it’s easy for me to see what’s happening. I got used to shipping the twice yearly sales in France because my husband works there and we had been traveling back and forth. The markdowns get steeper as the sale goes on❤️. He’s a teacher so we are always watching $. Monoprix is the French version of Target – they sell too of the line cosmetics with sales where everything is 25-30% off. If you’re not familiar with shopping in the different countries, ColisExpat has a store directory and you can just click on it to explore different sales.I have used this service to ship just about everything imaginable including flea market purchases I sent to myself. I set my eBay and Amazon accounts you with multiple shipping addresses. They even allow door-to-door supermarket deliveries (candies, cookies, my favorite dried pasta -Rummo from Italy). A good rule of thumb for customs is whatever you can bring home on the airplane you can ship through this service (for example cookies, packaged goods, no eggs or milk 🤣). I’ve never been charged any additional fees. I only experienced one fiasco and it wasn’t their fault. I left my iPad in between the sheets of a little seaside hotel on the coast of Spain. I gave the hotel my Spain shipping address for ColisExpat. The hotel somehow omitted writing my name on it as well as my 5 digit ColisExpay number 🙄🤔. After all that ColisExpat managed to find it six months later and send it to me❤️. Now you have a new problem – the world is your shopping oyster…


Thank you for this information. I am looking at their site where they say any retailer in France can be used. Uou mention Italian products. I am trying to understand how I ou can obtain those and use this service as inwojks like a product from the UK.


Thanks very much Gwen for the info. I did not know about ColisExpat. This is great because this will help a lot with my shopping for French and Italian products!


Thanks so much Gwen! This is the beat info ever 🤩, now the world will officially be my mall.


Hi! Thanks so much for the info! So you pay the $24 for the year and then you get charged whatever the cost is to ship your item to the states? Is that correct t?


I had gotten The Look Fantastic Beauty in Wonderland a few years ago. I got it for the actual box. They were drawers without the numbers on them. I thought the box was the most beautiful thing ever. I still use it daily and goes well with my bedroom decor. I’d totally buy another if it came close to that style.. But sadly I have not seen one.

I don’t care much for the individual drawers on these callendars with the number on them.

And the price is far too high for me with products I won’t use up right away. I’d rather go on a $300 shopping spree else where.


For those who are interested in the box: I have mine from last year listed on ebay. It’s gorgeous and so sturdy and I’m having a hard time parting with it but I really have no use for it. It’s less Christmas-y than this year’s design, but the same coloring and construction.


Is that yours for 374.00 U.S. dollars plus 33.00 shipping? Asking because I was interested and thought since it was last years, it may of been slightly discounted.


Last year’s F&N calendar was ~$230 with shipping and after VAT was removed.


Oppps 354.00 how much was last years box?


That’s what I was thinking 🙂 I do remember last year Cult Beauty had it marked as not shipping to the U.S., but I’d sporadically check their site before it went live, and it would switch to shipping to the U.S., to not, then back to shipping to the U.S. And, since F&M has shipped their calendars to the U.S. in the past, I find it odd that they wouldn’t this year. It’s actually been available for pre-order for a while, so I hope it doesn’t sell out before they decide(?) to ship it to the U.S., lol.


Would love to have this advent calendar, unfortunately due to the Covid, this is a bit out of my reach. If I had over 200 to spend I would probably save it for my grands for something special for Christmas.


Will they ship to Canada ? Cause my friend has a friend there also.


So. Is it against the law to have someone buy it and ship it to you?? Is that beauty bootlegging ? Or mail fraud ? Asking for a friend… Lol


Luna: I was checking it last night (cult) and it is saying it is shipping around the globe on the top, yet it does state “not shipping to your country..(.USA)” down below, so im not sure either what exactly that means…. i think there’s still a chance, lol…


I saw that too! 🙂 My gut is saying that it’ll ship to the U.S. like last year, but I just hope it actually works when it goes live! Still make sure to sign up for their waitlist if you’re interested! I think I had to change the country to one they’re shipping to in order to sign up for the waitlist. 🙂


On ig they said they will ship to USA.


Good to know! Thanks for sharing Svetlana 🙂


I also wanted this but I may get the SpaceNK gwp instead. Minimum is £175 but it looks pretty good, and there’s a really good review of La Mer serum on the ReallyRee site, have you seen it?


I am keeping my fingers crossed, because I don’t think I would be able to deal if I can’t get my hands on my Diptyque calendar this year.

This would official be the worst year ever if these calendars don’t come stateside.


I just want the box. It’s so pretty!


I had really wanted this calendar but unless I am doing something wrong looks like it will not ship to United States.


I really wanted this calendar too! I’ve bought it the past couple of years, and loved it. I’m sad it says it’s not shipping to the U.S. 🙁


I got it last year and loved it!!! Hopefully shipping options will change before it sells out.🤞😕


I don’t think this is shipping to the U.S. this year 🙁

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong or if they’ll be having a U.S. calendar, because I would LOVE to get this one.


it looks like you’re right, maybe you can try contacting them.

i really hope this won’t be the trend for this year because some of the best calendars comes from the UK. this would really suck and ruin my holiday of spoiling my fav person – me 🙁


Oh I know. First this one, then it appears like Cult Beauty won’t be shipping to the U.S. this year either. Wah!!! I’ll still be checking on both of these calendars periodically until they sell out in the off chance they do decide to ship to the U.S. It doesn’t hurt to hope! 🙂


I hope they add delivery to the US…it’s beautiful!


Me too! 😀

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