Being vegan or dairy-free doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the counting down to the big day. Jenna Farmer rounds up some of the best vegan advent calendars to try this Christmas...
1.NOMO Advent Calendar
NOMO’s classic advent calendar is priced at a very reasonable £5. With 24 windows opening to reveal either of NOMO’s renowned creamy choc or the mouth-watering caramel and sea salt chocolate, you'll love just how much this tastes like the real thing. and it's free from other allergens like nut, soy, and gluten too. For a more luxurious option, NOMO also has their premium caramel advent calendar; filled with 24 super silky chunky chocolate pieces.
NOMO Vegan Advent Calendar, £5: Holland and Barrett
NOMO Premium Caramel Advent Calendar, £11.50, The Vegan Kind.
2.Pip and Nut Nut Butter Cup Advent Calendar
Pip and Nut has launched their first-ever advent calendar; crammed full of their decadent nut butter cups in flavors such as peanut and almond. The perfect blend of vegan chocolate and creamy nut butter; these feel like a real desert and a great change from chocolate advent calendars.
The Nut Butter Cup Advent Calendar: £20, Pip and Nut
3.Happi Advent Calendar
Oat milk brand Happi's calendar is a great choice for adults and kids alike. Using gluten-free
oat milk and ethically sourced chocolate, Happi's advent calendar is 100% recyclable and made from sustainable sources.
Happi Advent Calendar: £15 (for pack of two), Happi Free From
4.Play in CHOC
PLAY in CHOC's advent calendar is a combination of super silky chocolate and a fun, plastic-free toy for children and adults to make. Using just a handful of ingredients, PLAY in CHOC's chocolate is some of the best vegan chocolate we've tried-and it uses no plastic, no allergens, or refined sugar either.
PLAY in CHOC 12 days (£27.50) or 24 days (£55.00) Advent calendar: PLAY in CHOC.
5.Divine Luxury Vegan Advent Calendar
Another low budget option is Divine's luxury vegan calendar; which uses 70% dark chocolate hearts behind each door. Like all of Divine's chocolate, it's fairtrade and is owned by cacao farmers. A great vegan, fairtrade option.
Luxury Vegan Advent (RRP: £5) Available FROM Traidcraft, Waitrose, Divine Online, Ocado, Oxfam, and Wholefoods
6. Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar
This 100% plastic-free, vegan tea advent calendar contains 48 tea bags in total (two behind each door); making it perfect for sharing with a loved one or couples and the only one of its kind on the market. Packed full of tea Christmas flavors like Snowball, Mulled Cider, and Fairytale of NY, it's the perfect way to brew up and start your day with a sprinkle of festivities. Plus a random act of kindness is printed each day to encourage the joyful Christmas spirit. We love it!
Tea Advent Calendar 2021: £38, Bird and Blend Tea Company
7. Candy Kitten
London's leading vegan sweet brand, Candy Kittens, 2021 Christmas Advent Calendar is in partnership with charity TreeSisters; a UK- based social change and reforestation charity. For each calendar sold, they'll plant one tree.
The Candy Kittens X TreeSisters Vegan Advent Calendar (RRP £12) - is available from www.candykittens.co.uk , Amazon, and in-store at Selfridges.
8. Vegan Delights Advent Calendar
Calling all vegans! No more will you cast looks of anguish at siblings gorging themselves on morning chocolate. Enter: The Vegan Snacking AdventCalendar. . The vegan snacking calendar is filled to the brim with decadent delights, savoury and sweet. Every day of December will bring a 100% natural and vegan snack to get your teeth into. From almond butter and raspberry cookies, to super-food coconut and chia seeds bars, all of these goodies are hand-picked for festive feeling!
Vegan Delights Advent Calendar: £74.99, Fodabox
9. Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar.
For the festive season, Joe and Seph's offers the world’s first Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar. Officially approved by the Vegan Society for all plant-based popcorn lovers.
Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar: £30.00, Joe and Seph