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

Vegans have plenty of great options to choose from for the countdown to Christmas 2020

Katherine Robinson

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 2020 – 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


This cute vegan advent calendar is hiding 24 festive treats created with Mummy Meagz’ new Smoove Moove blend - a combo of smooth dairy-free "mylk chocolate" meets deliciously creamy dark chocolate. Not only that, but there's more to know about the family-run brand. Founder, 72-year-old Megan Boyle and her daughter Willow can often be found at animal rights marches, or fundraising for animal sanctuaries. And, their entire team is vegan, meaning those following a vegan lifestyle can support a company whose ethics extend beyond their products.

Mummy Meagz vegan 24-day advent calendar, was £4.99 now £2.49, Holland & Barrett




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!

Divine Chocolate dark chocolate advent calendar (pack of two), £13.15, Amazon




Dark choccy fans will also love Hotel Chocolat’s vegan advent calendar, made with 100% Ecuadorian cocoa beans and moulded 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.

The Advent calendar 100%, £12.50, Amazon




There's a cute story behind this one - Brighton-based band Montezuma was started by Simon and Helen, two lawyers who fell in love and quit their jobs to travel to South America, where they camped on a chocolate plantation and ate lots of amazing chocolate. These days the couple have three little girls and are growing their ethical chocolate biz. As for the calendar? It's packed with their luxury, gluten-free, vegan chocolates of course!

Montezuma like no udder vegan chocolate advent calendar, £9.50, Amazon



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

Montezuma dark chocolate advent calendar, £15, Amazon




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 white chocolate advent calendar, £15.19, Ebay



Moo Free milk chocolate advent calendar, £5.19, British Corner Shop



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Best cruelty-free vegan beauty advent calendars



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.

25 days of beauty advent calendar, £40 Holland & Barrett




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. Hurry if you want to grab a bargain as it’s currently on offer at half price.

Or if you’ve got a bit more to spend, the full 24-day vegan beauty advent calendar is up for grabs for £50, reduced from £100. Or there's a bargainous 24 day version also available for £10 (below)

Superdrug Studio London 12 days makeup gift set, was £60 now £30, Superdrug




Superdrug Studio London advent calendar, was £30 now £10, Superdrug


Best foodie vegan advent calendars



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! ***Currently out of stock but keep checking back for restocks.

Joe & Seph’s Vegan popcorn advent calendar, £24.19, The Vegan Kind




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. ***Currently out of stock but keep checking back for restocks.

Popcorn shed vegan advent calendar, was £20 now £18, Amazon




This is a bit different! Countdown to Christmas with 24 seasoned salts, sugars and spices which are all vegan-friendly. It includes tastes from all over the world – India, Pakistan, Peru, Djibouti, Finland and other countries – and they’re all Individually packed in resealable kraft paper bags. ***Currently out of stock but keep checking back for restocks.

C&T vegan spices advent calendar, £37.90, Amazon



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. ***Currently out of stock but keep checking back for restocks.

Candy Kittens Gourmet sweets advent calendar, £8 Boots




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