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10 best vegan advent calendars – chocolate, beauty, sweets and more

Vegans have plenty of great options to choose from for the countdown to Christmas 2023

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Katherine Robinson
Senior Lifestyle Editor
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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 2023 – 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.

How we chose the best vegan advent calendars

  • Variety: Whether you're looking for a chocolate or a beauty advent calendar, we've selected a range of vegan advent calendars, so there's something for everyone. 
  • Price: We've chosen a mix of price points for every budget, ranging from affordable to luxury. 
  • Trusted brands: We've taken into consideration the brands that are known and loved by the HELLO! team, so the advent calendars should be of the highest quality.

Best chocolate vegan advent calendars

Divine Chocolate vegan dark chocolate advent calendar

divine vegan advent calendar

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!

Hotel Chocolat vegan dark chocolate advent calendar


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.

Montezuma vegan dark chocolate advent calendar

montzeumas vegan advent calendar

There's also a Montezuma vegan dark chocolate version for those who like their treats a little stronger and more bitter. 

Moo Free vegan white chocolate advent calendar

moo moo advent

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!

Best cruelty-free vegan beauty advent calendars

Holland & Barrett vegan beauty advent calendar 

holland and barrett vegan advent calendar

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. 

Superdrug Studio London vegan makeup advent calendar 

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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. 

Cath Kidston vegan beauty advent calendar

cath kidson vegan advent calendar

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

vegan popcorn advent

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

popcorn shed vegan advent calendar

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.

Cocoa Libre vegan advent calendar

coco libre

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!

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