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Best vegan advent calendars for 2020

We’re spoilt for chocolate choice with vegan advent calendars this year. Whether you’re buying for a white chocolate lover, someone with more of a sugary sweet tooth or looking for an alternative advent calendar, we’ve found 15 of the best vegan advent calendars to brighten up the countdown to Christmas 2020.

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NOMO Vegan Advent Calendar

One of the most popular brands of vegan chocolate, NOMO’s vegan advent calendar will surely sell out this year. Free from dairy, gluten, egg and nuts, this year’s calendar is made up of 12 caramel & sea salt drops and 12 chocolate drops. Available from The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Holland & Barrett, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and NOMO’s website, where they’re also selling Easter Eggs for almost 40% off in case you fancy being extra prepared for Easter 2021. RRP £5.

Holland & Barrett – 25 Days of Beauty

This year Holland & Barrett committed to a 100% vegan beauty advent calendar, and it’s packed with 14 full-sized and 11 sample-sized products worth over £170. You’ll find serums, body scrubs, moisture masks, hair treatment sets – as well as useful tools like a de-stress roller ball and headband wrap. It’s the perfect way to beautify your way up to Christmas Day. Available exclusively at Holland & Barrett for £40.

Moo Free White Chocolate Advent Calendar

For the white chocolate lover, Moo Free have brought out the advent calendar of their dreams. New to 2020, Moo Free’s white chocolate advent calendar is dairy free, gluten free, soya free and vegan, the chocolate is UTZ certified and all of the packaging is made from recycled materials, and can be fully recycled. Available at VIVA, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, Ethical Superstore and Moo Free’s website. RRP £3.99.

Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree

If you’re buying for someone who isn’t a fan of chocolate but is a fan of creating their own 3D advent calendar tree filled with vegan sweets, then the Candy Kittens Christmas Advent Calendar Tree is the one for them. The flat-pack tree will get them in the Christmas spirit as they construct their own advent calendar, popping Wild Strawberry, Sour Watermelon, Tropical Mango and Blueberry Bliss sweets into the individual boxes. It’s also palm oil free. Available from the Candy Kittens’ website, The Vegan Kind Supermarket and Boots.com. RRP £8.

Joe & Seph’s Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar

Not only is Joe & Seph’s Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar stunning, behind each door is one of 19 unique flavours of popcorn, including salted caramel, orange chocolate and strawberry caramel. All of the popcorn is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, and it’s gluten and palm oil free, too. Available from Joe & Seph’s website, Ethical Superstore, Boots.com, Selfridges.com, Yumbles.com and The Vegan Kind Supermarket. RRP £25.

The Vurger Co Chocolate Bar Advent Calendar

For those looking for a low-waste advent calendar, The Vurger Co’s Chocolate Bar Advent Calendar has reduced packaging by 85%, and what’s left can be fully recycled. In collaboration with The Well Bean, the 250g chocolate orange bar is a nod to the Terry’s we might be missing from our pre-vegan days, and carved into 24 pieces of chocolate. It’s up to you whether you’ve got the restraint to stick to a piece a day or go all in and eat it all. Available exclusively from The Vurger Co’s website for £6.95, and 5% of sales go to the Trussell Trust.

Hotel Chocolat – Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

For fans of dark chocolate, Hotel Chocolat’s dark chocolate advent calendar counts down to the big day with solid chocolate sculptures and uplifting messages and festive facts. It’s vegan and gluten free, and made from a minimum of 70% cocoa. Available exclusively from Hotel Chocolat for £12.50.

Freedm Street Eco Wonderland

This innovative box of goodies will put a smile on your face every morning. From beauty products to snacks to charity donations, each of the 24 doors on Freedm Street’s Eco Wonderland Advent Calendar has a new surprise waiting to delight you. The box is 100% vegan, cruelty free and plastic-free, you can decide whether you would like make-up included (and if so, what colours) and let them know what clothes size you are to make sure everything is customised for you. Most of the products are sourced from small businesses, and are worth £325 (not including the charity donations). Available exclusively from Freedm Street’s website for £149 – don’t delay as they only have a few boxes left.

Montezuma’s Organic ‘Like No Udder’ Calendar

If you prefer something a little ‘milkier’ (or a vegan alternative to milkier), Montezuma’s Organic Milk Chocolate Alternative Like No Udder Advent Calendar is just what you’re looking for. The blend of organic cocoa butter, organic dried rice syrup and organic vanilla extract gives it a great ‘milk’ chocolate taste, and it’s also gluten free. Available exclusively from the Montezuma’s website for £8.99, and you can add a personalised message.

Cath Kidston Festive Party Animals Advent Calendar

The Cath Kidston Festive Party Animals Advent Calendar is exactly what you would expect from Cath Kidston at Christmas – stunning to look at, with their classic animal illustrations, and inside you’ll find 24 bath and body treats waiting for you to open. All of the products are vegan and cruelty free, and will look perfect in your bathroom and bedside table. Available from the Cath Kidston website, Very.co.uk, Allbeauty.com. and Next. RRP £40.

Lush – 12 Days of Christmas

Containing 12 products does mean they don’t technically get to open a window every day of December, but Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas is stuffed with 12 full size products, including bath bombs, shower gels and body lotions, all vegan and cruelty free – plus the box is stunning, and can be re-used to house your favourite Lush products. If you want a few more windows to open go for The Art of Christmas Bathing; this has 20 windows bursting with everything you need to keep bath time interesting over Christmas and into the new year. 12 Days of Christmas is £75 and The Art of Christmas Bathing is £100.

Plamil So Free Salted Caramel Vegan Advent Calendar

Is there a better way to get excited about Christmas than with a daily dose of salted caramel? Plamil So Free Salted Caramel Vegan Advent Calendar uses UTZ sustainably sourced cocoa and all of their products are gluten free. You can also pick up a white chocolate and milk chocolate calendar, chocolate penguins, reindeer and polar bears wearing bow ties, Santa bars and snowmen trays – they’ve got Christmas covered this year. Available from the Plamil’s website and Ethical Superstore. RRP £4.95.

Revolution – Make Up Revolution Advent Calendar

For the beauty lover, Revolution’s Make Up Revolution Advent Calendar features 25 products that will have them rushing to the mirror to start experimenting. This advent calendar is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and Revolution have limited the amount of packaging used. Available from the Revolution website, ASOS and Superdrug. RRP £40 (although Superdrug are currently selling it for £20!).

The Protein Ball Advent Calendar

For those looking for something a little healthier this year, The Protein Ball’s Advent Calendar is the perfect solution. At 24 calories per ball, 1.2g fat and 1.3g protein, this advent calendar is ideal for the fitness fanatic who wants to keep up their protein lifestyle in the run-up to Christmas. Flavours include lemon and pistachio, peanut butter and raspberry brownie, and they’re all gluten free. Available from the My Protein Ball website. RRP £19.99.

The Hop Vault Advent Calendar

The Hop Vault’s Advent Calendar contains 24 individually wrapped beers, expertly chosen from their shelves of IPAs, stouts and lagers. To make it even more special, if your recipient is particularly fussy you can note their likes and dislikes when ordering. Available exclusively from The Hop Vault for £120 (make sure you select the vegan option when ordering).

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