Treat yourself during the run-up to Christmas with these cruelty-free vegan-friendly advent calendars. | Nono Cocoa

9 Vegan Christmas Advent Calendars for a Cruelty-Free Holiday Season

Countdown to Christmas with vegan chocolate, tea, or even cruelty-free beauty products.

December, the month of gifts, family, and food, is upon us. Lots of things are going to be different about the holiday season this year; we may have to settle for virtual gatherings and mailing presents to loved ones. But there is one tradition we can all keep to safely: advent calendars. If you’re after vegan candy or chocolate, you have plenty to choose from. If cruelty-free beauty is more your thing, there are more options than ever before. You can even get eco-friendly tea bags in advent calendars now—the days of slim vegan pickings are officially over. To celebrate the abundance of choice, here are our top cruelty-free picks for your Christmas countdown.

9 Vegan Christmas Advent Calendars for a Cruelty-Free Holiday Season

Moo Free White Choccy Advent Calendar

Moo Free is on a mission to offer dairy-free chocolate options that compete with their dairy counterparts on taste, quality, and price. Its latest advent calendar offering is packed with vegan white chocolates, “perfect for dairy dodging Christmas choccy chompers.” And you can munch with a clean conscience, as all of the cocoa butter used in the chocolate is UTZ certified. Together with the Rainforest Alliance, UTZ is working to protect natural resources, as well as farmers, in the cocoa industry.

Check it out here.

 Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree

Bored of the standard advent calendar format and looking for something a little extra? Candy Kittens has gone all out and created a vegan advent tree. The 3D build-your-own offering comes flat-packed, but don’t worry, you’re not going to get yourself into a DIY frenzy. It’s easy to put up and takes just five minutes. It comes complete with 4 bags of vegan Candy Kittens, which is enough for at least one sweet a day.

Check it out here.

3. Revolution Advent Calendar

For something really different, consider a vegan makeup advent calendar option this year. This one by Revolution features gorgeous cruelty-free lipsticks, jelly glosses, eyeshadows, make-up brushes, and more.

Check it out here.

4. Teapigs Christmas Tea Advent Calendar

Yup, you can even get tea advent calendars now. If you love nothing more than sitting down in the evening and relaxing with a good brew, this Christmas Tea Advent Calendar by Teapigs is for you. It features 23 different tea blends, each of which comes in plastic-free, biodegradable tea bags.

Check it out here.

5. Hotel Chocolat The Advent Calendar – Dark

Hotel Chocolat, the home of all things chocolate and indulgence, is offering a dark chocolate vegan advent calendar this year. Behind each door, you’ll find a little festive chocolate figure, molded with a minimum of 70 percent premium cocoa. It’s cute, it’s festive, and it’s delicious.

Check it out here.

6. Nono Cocoa Limited Edition Vegan Advent Calendar

Alessandra Bester founded free-from brand Nono Cocoa for her son, who has autism. “[He] learned the word ‘no,’ and as an autistic, he would repeat it a lot,” she explains on the brand’s website. In a bid to make healthier versions of the foods her son would eat, she created Nono Cocoa. This year, Bester’s brand has created a 24 Collection Vegan Chocolate Gift Box, ideal to munch on in place of an advent calendar. Some of the unique (and delicious) chocolate flavors in the box include Dark Blood Orange, Golden Milk, Rose, and Caffe Latte.

Check it out here.

7. Mummy Meagz Vegan Advent Calendar

East Yorkshire vegan brand Mummy Meagz makes a wide variety of tasty chocolate treats, including a range of rocky road bars. For Christmas this year, it’s offering salted caramel fondant-filled snowmen, a hot chocolate bauble, and an advent calendar. The latter is filled with classic festive scenes molded in Mummy Meagz’ Smoove Moove dairy-free milk chocolate blend.

Check it out here.

8. Superdrug Studio London Giant Makeup Gift Set

Arguably, this is one of the most glamorous ways to countdown to the Christmas period. Each of the 24 boxes in this Studio London gift set is packed with a vegan beauty prize. You’ll find everything from nail polish, to setting spray, to primer, to brow gel.

Check it out here.

E.L.F.’s vegan beauty advent calendar features some of the brand’s best-sellers. | E.L.F.

9. E.L.F. 12 Day Advent Calendar

Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas in style with E.L.F.’s vegan, cruelty-free beauty advent calendar. It’s packed with the brand’s best-sellers, including Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow and Poreless Putty Primer.

Check it out here.

However you decide to countdown to Christmas, give yourself a treat and relax this holiday season. It’s been a tumultuous year, and we all deserve it.


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