Looking for a vegan advent calendar this year? In the past it might have been a case of slim pickings for the plant-based living folks among us, but not for the countdown to Christmas 2021 – there are so many vegan-friendly options for both kids and adults alike.
So whether you’re looking for a dairy-free sweet treat or some cruelty-free beauty surprises to make December a little more festive and fun then read on, we’ve gathered the best here.
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Best chocolate vegan advent calendars
Nomo Vegan Advent Calendar, Amazon
This cute vegan advent calendar is packed with 12 caramel + sea salt as well as 12 creamy vegan chocolate goodies for each day of the festive month! Free from dairy, gluten, egg and nuts, it's a vegan's choccy dream!
Divine Chocolate dark chocolate advent calendar, £7.31, Amazon
Each December morning means a new window to open, with a piece of vegan-friendly delicious dark chocolate – and an interesting world fact – behind every one. The Ghana-based company uses only fairtrade ingredients and uses Ghanaian cocoa beans, some of the most sought-after in the world. It's sold out almost everywhere but you can get a pack of two at Amazon - hurry!
Dark Chocolate Vegan Advent Calendar, £12.50, Hotel Chocolat
Dark choccy fans will also love Hotel Chocolat’s vegan advent calendar, made with 100% Ecuadorian cocoa beans and molded into festive sculptures. It has zero sugar and of course no added milk. There’s also an uplifting message behind every door which is a nice extra touch.
Vegan Chocolate advent calendar, £14.50, Etsy
This vegan choc collection is one to die for apparently, based off the glowing reviews from many customers. Coming beautifully gift-wrapped and filled with plenty of little choccy delights for 24 days, this vegan advent is one not to miss!
Prestat Vegan friendly advent calendar, £15.00, Brand Alley
A chocolate feast is what this is! Prestat have been producing fine chocolates for over a century and are notorious for only making the best. From roasted almonds and dark and stormy delights, to pink Himalayan salt and raspberry choices, you will never get bored with each window.
Montezuma dark chocolate advent calendar, £9.99, Amazon
There's also a Montezuma vegan dark chocolate version for those who like their treats a little stronger and more bitter.
Moo Free white chocolate advent calendar, £13.26, eBay
White chocolate fans, this one’s for you! Moo Free’s dairy-free advent calendar contains 24 organic, gluten free, soya free rice milk chocolate treats and is a great option for kids. Moo Free also do a vegan alternative to milk chocolate advent calendar so check that one out too (below) if you like your vegan chocolate to be a little sweeter. It's sold out pretty much everywhere but you can get one at the British Corner Shop's online store!
Moo Free milk chocolate advent calendar, £6.99, eBay
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Best cruelty-free vegan beauty advent calendars
25 days of beauty advent calendar, £40 Holland & Barrett
Holland & Barrett’s cruelty-free advent calendar is packed with sustainable brands including UpCircle, Ethique, Weleda and Q&A. You get £170 worth of products for £40 – there are vegan serums, cleasers oils and creams waiting behind each door, and it also features vouchers behind selected doors so you can keep growing your vegan beauty collection. ***Currently out of stock but keep checking back for restocks.
Superdrug Studio London 12 days makeup gift set, £60, Superdrug
Superdrug’s vegan beauty advent offering features their cruelty free makeup line Studio London. The 12 Days Makeup gift set takes you half way through to Christmas with 12 full size products, including vegan eyeshadows, blusher, mascara and makeup brushes.
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Cath Kidston vegan-friendly beauty advent calendar, eBay
Cath Kidson's beauty advent calendar is filled with 24 vegan-friendly goodies to bathe, soothe and pamper. You'll find scented soaps, their famous hand creams, lip balms, fizzers, lotions and washes. Lovely.
Best foodie vegan advent calendars
Joe & Seph’s Vegan popcorn advent calendar, £24.19, Amazon
Gourmet popcorn masters Joe & Seph’s have launched their first gluten-free, vegan calendar and it’s truly mouth-watering – as well as looking downright gorge! There are 24 festive cubbyholes to open, each hiding a mini pack of handmade gourmet popcorn in eight unique vegan flavours, including their best-selling Vegan Salted Caramel, Vegan Toffee Apple & Cinnamon and Vegan Dark Chocolate popcorn. Drool!
Popcorn shed vegan advent calendar, £18, Popcorn Shed
If you're also a fan of savoury popcorn as well as sweet, Popcorn Shed's vegan advent calendar is a great choice. Their delicious flavours are as follows: Sea Salted, Sweet & Salty, Salt & Vinegar, Toffee, White Truffle and Smoky Maple. There are 24 bags to enjoy and they're all dairy-free and gluten-free.
This amazing advent calendar comes from a small artisan producer and contains delicious milk chocolates behind every window. Coming lovingly packaged, it's a perfect gift for a vegan choccy lover!
Cocoa Libre advent calendar, £8, Amazon
Candy Kittens Gourmet sweets advent calendar, £12 Candy Kittens
In the market for sweet treats that are 100% natural? Then Candy Kittens' build-your-own tree advent calendar is the one. There's a vegan gourmet sweetie each day until Christmas Eve and the delicious flavours include Wild Strawberry, Sour Watermelon, Tropical Mango, and Blueberry Bliss. They're all made with 10% fruit juice and plant-based ingredients and absolutely no artificial colourings or flavours.
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