The first of December is magical for many reasons. The winter equinox edges closer, life feels a little merrier, and Christmas is just around the corner. It’s also the first day of the year where eating chocolate for breakfast seems more than acceptable. Thank you, advent calendars!

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The 7 best vegan advent calendars to buy this year

Whether you follow a cruelty-free lifestyle or you’re shopping for someone who does, finding the perfect vegan advent calendar is a must this festive season. To help you out, we’ve listed the best vegan advent calendar choices for 2021 – with everything from chocolate to cruelty-free beauty products on the menu. 

NB: If you’re starting to think of the ultimate gifts to buy the vegans in your life this year, you’ll love our list of 5 Mouth-Watering Vegan Christmas Cookbooks for 2021.

Vegan chocolate advent calendars

Let’s begin with the classic advent calendar – chocolate! There’s nothing better than celebrating the lead-up to Christmas with a sweet treat every morning.

Nomo Vegan Advent Calendar

Nomo Vegan Advent Calendar

The brand Nomo believes in ‘no more missing out’ – an ethos we can get on board with! This 24-day advent calendar is free from the four major allergens – dairy, eggs, gluten and nuts – meaning it’s the perfect choice for every vegan in your life.

With Nomo’s delicious milk chocolate substitute, there really is no missing out. You’ll find 12 Creamy Chocs and 12 Caramel & Sea Salt Chocs in this advent calendar, which is also Rainforest Alliance Certified. What could be better?

You can buy the Nomo Vegan Advent Calendar from its website. Click here to get your hands on it in time for December 1st! 


Hotel Chocolat Vegan Advent Calendar

Hotel Chocolat Vegan Advent Calendar

Hotel Chocolat is known for its decadent range of chocolate treats. Its vegan selection is still relatively small, but its dark chocolate advent calendar certainly makes up for it.

You’ll enjoy 24 edible figures, from angels to penguins, with something new behind every door! Who says advent calendars are for children? Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas range is the ultimate gift for adults, especially those who love the finer things in life.

Ready to tuck into Hotel Chocolat’s sumptuous dark chocolate calendar? You can even have it gift wrapped via their website!


Moo Free White Chocolate Advent Calendar

Moo Free was one of the first brands to bring joy to Christmas with a vegan advent calendar, so it’s always had a special place in our hearts! This year, we’re excited to devour the Moo Free White Chocolate Advent Calendar, which is also free from soya and gluten.

This advent calendar packed full of creamy, mild chocolate is also ideal for the little ones in your life. At £3.99, Moo Free’s vegan chocolate advent calendar is one of the most reasonably priced – so why not get one for the whole family?

You can buy this delicious chocolate calendar directly from the Moo Free website, along with an assortment of other festive vegan goodies.


Vegan sweet advent calendars

Chocolate advent calendars may be the more traditional choice, but Christmas is all about indulgence! If you’ve got a sweet tooth that needs satisfying, we’ve got a vegan advent calendar for you.

Candy Kittens Calendar Tree

Candy Kittens Calendar Tree

If you thought vegan sweet advent calendars were special, how about those that come in 3D? The Candy Kittens Calendar Three is sure to put a smile on your face this Christmas, with every door offering a selection of vegan gummy sweets.

But, this advent calendar is much more than a 3D Christmas tree packed full of goodies. It’s a driver of environmental change, launched in partnership with a UK-based organisation, TreeSisters. For every Candy Kittens Calendar Tree bought, TreeSisters will plant a sapling.

You can tickle your taste buds and help the planet by buying this brilliant vegan advent calendar here.


Vegan Mini Pop! Advent Calendar

Vegan Mini Pop! Advent Calendar

Are you a popcorn fan? If yes, you’ll love this quirky popcorn advent calendar from Mini Pop! It’s both vegan and gluten-free, making it the perfect treat for people with more than one dietary requirement. Behind every door is a bag of handmade popcorn, with a mouth-watering range of flavours to choose from.

These include Sea Salted, Toffee, Salt & Vinegar, White Truffle and even Maple Bacon! If you’re looking for a vegan advent calendar that’s slightly more gourmet than most, this popping treat is the pick for you.

You can get your hands on the Vegan Mini Pop! Free From Advent Calendar here.


Vegan beauty advent calendars

Who doesn’t enjoy pampering themselves daily? Give your skin, hair and body the gift of TLC this Christmas with one of these indulgent vegan beauty advent calendars. Go on, you know you want to!

Holland & Barrett’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Give the countdown to Christmas a little more sparkle with Holland & Barrett’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. It’s certainly more expensive than your average chocolate calendar, but it’s jam-packed with luxury beauty items from all your favourite brands.

From scented candles to face masks and perfumes, this vegan beauty advent calendar is the ultimate gift to yourself or a loved one. You’ll love trying new cruelty-free products every day, and the planet will thank you for buying a 100% cardboard calendar. What’s not to love?

To treat yourself to Holland & Barrett’s incredible Christmas calendar, simply click here.


NYX Gimme Super Stars Vegan Beauty Calendar

Another cruelty-free treat for the beauty product fans out there is the Gimme Super Stars! advent calendar from NYX Professional Makeup. Sure, it only offers 12 days of goodies, but the quality of treats inside makes it oh-so-worth-it.

You’ll feel fabulous this December with NYX’s Suede Matte Lip Liner, Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator, and much more – all hidden away behind individual doors. What better way to brighten your morning than to add a new vegan product to your make-up bag?

If you’re sold on the NYX Gimme Super Stars! beauty calendar, you’ll be pleased to know it’s available here.


What are your favourite vegan treats to enjoy over the festive season? We’d love to know which vegan advent calendar you’ll be buying this year, or the supermarkets you’ll be buying your Christmas goodies from. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to let us know your recommendations!

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