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, £4.99, 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.
Divine Chocolate dark chocolate advent calendar, £6.95, Liberty London
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, Hotel Chocolat
Nomo’s mission statement is clear – no more missing out! The free-from chocolate brand’s vegan offering is a dairy free and gluten free advent calendar which is filled with a selection of 12 tasty caramel & sea salt choc and 12 creamy choc drops, with a message behind each door.
Nomo vegan advent calendar, £9.99, 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 if you like your vegan chocolate to be a little sweeter.
Moo Free white chocolate advent calendar, £5.19, Amazon
Cocoa Libre’s beautiful advent calendar is vegan and free from not just dairy, but also gluten, nuts, peanuts and wheat, making it a great choice for anyone with food allergies. It contains 24 large, delicious choccy treats made with rice milk and moulded into fun festive shapes.
Cocoa Libre advent calendar, £15, Amazon
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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!
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.
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.
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.
Candy Kittens Gourmet sweets advent calendar, £8 Boots
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.
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.
Superdrug Studio London 12 days makeup gift set, was £60 now £30, Superdrug
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