Best vegan Advent calendars 2021
Treat yourself or a loved one to a festive vegan Advent calendar, from dairy-free milk chocolate to flavoured popcorn and fruit candy varieties
Looking for the best vegan Advent calendars? Try our ideas below, or check out our boozy Advent calendars and favourite Advent calendars for foodies. Looking for plant-based gifts? Check out our pick of the best vegan hampers.
Following a plant-based diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on treats, so we've rounded up the best vegan Advent calendars to celebrate the festive season in style. Count down to Christmas with a traditional chocolate calendar filled with dark or milk chocolate, or discover fun alternatives featuring gourmet popcorn and fruity sweets.
Best vegan Advent calendars
Hotel Chocolat proves to be a reliable vegan option year after year. Dark chocolate fans will love the rich, silky 70% cocoa chocolate with its balanced sweetness. There's a festive message behind each door and the chocolate pieces are moulded into fun Christmas shapes. We also loved the sleek packaging with its silver metallic detailing.
For an alternative to chocolate, try this gourmet popcorn Advent calendar from Joe & Seph's. Expect crispy, well-coated popcorn and must-try flavours, including toffee apple & cinnamon, orange chocolate and – our favourite – strawberry caramel.
For a budget-friendly Advent calendar, look no further than this milk chocolate number from Divine. The beautiful red and gold packaging is equal parts festive and sleek, and the heart-shaped chocolates are made using 70% Fairtrade cocoa. We liked that each day contains an animal fact with eco-friendly tips on the back.
Assemble your own Christmas tree with this unique, vegan-friendly Advent calendar from Candy Kittens. The flat-pack kit arrives with everything you need to assemble, plus extra vegan candy to snack on along the way, with delicious fruity flavours including wild strawberry, sour watermelon, tropical mango and blueberry bliss.
Looking for a vegan Advent calendar that’s not dark chocolate? We’ve finally found a great milk chocolate alternative with this deliciously creamy oat milk chocolate. This ethically made Advent chocolate is free from dairy, gluten and soya, plus it's lower in sugar than most brands. The packaging is made with vegetable based inks and the tray is made from a minimum of 75% recycled plastic material and is 100% recyclable.
Another delicious alternative to chocolate, this popcorn advent calendar is full of snacks to enjoy during the advent season. The calendar contains 24 mini bags of popcorn in a variety of unique flavours with a mix of sweet and savoury. Some of our favourites include salt & vinegar, white truffle and toffee. This fun Advent calendar is 100% vegan and gluten-free.
Fan favourite tea brand, Teapigs, have released a festive Advent calendar to count down to Christmas. We love that the calendar contains 23 different varieties of tea with something new to try every day. Pick from their classic flavours or try a unique blend to mix things up. The packaging is subtle with delicate wintery design, plus it's plastic free and recyclable. The tea bags are plastic-free too- made from corn starch and paper which is biodegradable. Check this one out for an eco-friendly tea lover.
More in the style of a classic box of chocolates instead of a traditional calendar with doors, this is an option best for adults. We were impressed with the creative flavours and fillings of these handmade truffles, which include the likes of chilli-infused caramel, figs steeped in tawny port and agave nectar honeycomb.
Kids and grownups alike will love this fantastic offering from Playin Choc, which includes a whimsical 3D puzzle toy to assemble each day. The chocolate is perfectly smooth and creamy – plus it’s organic and free from gluten, nuts and soy. We also love that it’s completely plastic-free and the paper sleeve unwraps into play mat.
Coffee addicts, rejoice! This calendar from Yawn features 24 speciality coffees from around the world in generously sized individual portions. We love that the calendar is available in ground beans for a cafetiere and whole beans. The coffee blends come from a variety of counties including Kenya, Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Columbia. The packaging is easy to manage as both the box and sachets are biodegradable. What better way to start the day than a hot cup of coffee during the festive season?
Searching for something a little edgier this year? Look no further than this tea Advent calendar from Offblak featuring bold colours and abstract designs. This set contains 24 black teas, green teas and herbal & fruit infusions with flavourings. One of our favourite tea bags is the nicely spicy flavour with notes of cinnamon and cranberry. We also enjoyed the just dessert flavour made with spearmint and chocolate. Keep in mind this calendar is on the larger side but it's another plastic-free design.