19 best vegan advent calendars for Christmas 2021

Author: Rachel Smith

Read Time:   |  14th September 2020

Count down to Christmas with these deliciously festive vegan advent calendars for Christmas 2021. From vegan beauty calendars to chocolate calendars, there's a vegan advent calendar that will tick all your boxes.

We’re spoilt for choice this year with all the fabulously festive vegan advent calendars for both adults and children on offer.

In fact, we think vegan advent calendars keep getting better every year!

Where once we had to choose from a small selection of dairy-free chocolate calendars, these days vegan advent calendars are so creative it’s hard to choose a favourite.

Whether you’re a beauty fan looking to find some new cruelty-free cosmetics to try over the holidays or you’re looking for your daily dose of sugary goodness, there’s a vegan advent calendar that will tick all your boxes.

1. NOMO Premium Caramel Advent Calendar

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Vegan chocolate fans can’t get enough of NOMO’s silky smooth caramel-filled chocolate bars, so this year the company has released a premium version of its popular advent calendar filled with 24 caramel filled foiled drops.

To get you in a merry mood this Christmas, the dairy-free advent calendar even comes with a full-sized caramel bar for a Christmas day surprise!

Priced at £10, the NOMO advent calendar is the ultimate indulgence as the countdown to Christmas begins.

NOMO’s Premium Caramel Advent Calendar is available now at www.nomochoc.com and will be available in most major retailers across the UK soon.

2. Holland & Barrett Natural Beauty Advent Calendar

High-street health store Holland & Barrett’s 25 Days of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar is back for 2021!

This year, the calendar is priced at £45, but contains a whopping £170 worth of products!

This cruelty-free calendar is packed with a range of beauty favourites from brands like UpCircle, Weleda, REN, and Q&A. The calendar contains a huge variety of products from cleansers and beauty tools to serums and body butter.

Furthermore, like many vegan advent calendars, it is made from cardboard and is completely recyclable and plastic-free.

RRP £40. The calendar is coming soon to Holland & Barrett.

3. H!P Salted Caramel Advent Calendar

One of the hippest new vegan brands around, H!P (Happiness in Plants), is feeling festive as it launches its first-ever vegan advent calendar.

Can’t get enough of the mouth-watering combination of sea salt and caramel? We can’t either!

Thankfully the H!P Salted Caramel Advent Calendar combines creamy oat milk and British sea salt and caramel to create a calendar filled with 24 mouth-watering salted caramel chocolates.

What’s more, the calendar is 100% plastic-free and fully recyclable and the chocolates are made from sustainably sourced single-origin Colombian cocoa.

RRP £10. The H!P Salted Caramel Advent Calendar is available to pre-order from hipchocolate.com.

4. Candy Kittens Calendar

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If you’re looking to secure a spot on Santa’s nice list this year, then look no further Candy Kittens’ advent calendar filled with gummy sweets!

This clever 3D build-your-own advent tree is packed with irresistible treats from the brand, including a selection from their new gourmet gummy range, Gourmies.

Back for a second year, Candy Kittens advent calendar has a fresh new look with an eco-twist. After recently achieving carbon-neutral status, Candy Kittens is celebrating by partnering with TreeSisters to commit to planting one tree for every calendar purchased.

RRP £12. Buy it now from candykittens.co.uk.

5. HAPPi Free From Oat M!lk Chocolate Advent Calendar

Oat milk chocolate brand HAPPi Free From has launched its first advent calendar for vegans.

The new calendar features 24 delicious, rich and creamy ethically sourced HAPPi Free From oat m!lk chocolate pieces.

Moreover, the bright and funky advent calendar packaging is sustainable and recyclable so you can enjoy your treats with a clear conscience.

RRP £7.50. HAPPi’s vegan advent calendar will be available to purchase from 21st September at www.happifreefrom.com.

6. The Pip Box

The Pip Box Cruelty Free Beauty Calendar 2021

The Pip Box’s popular cruelty-free and vegan advent calendar is a favourite with beauty fans.

This years’ beauty calendar contains over £426 worth of treats from 22 brands across skincare, makeup, and haircare for just £135. That’s a huge saving of over 65% on the retail price!

The vegan beauty advent calendar features 26 hand-selected products from the hottest cruelty-free beauty brands such as Nails Inc, Beauty Bakerie, Lime Crime, MONU Skin, Aromatherapy Associates, This Works, and more.

RRP £135. Buy it online now at thepipbox.co.uk

7. Goupie

We’re a little bit in love with Goupie’s stunning sustainable advent calendar.

Create a festive scene with Goupie’s make-your-own advent villages which you can fill with a selection of different Goupie chocolates.

Setting up the calendar is a fun festive activity for all the family as you can experiment with hanging your calendar or styling it on a table.

But that’s not all! Because it’s made from cardboard, it can be recycled, but it’s sturdy enough to use for years to come.

The company is also giving you the option to purchase the Goupie refills on their own if you already have a refillable advent calendar at home.

RRP £30. Goupie’s advent calendar will be available to purchase from goupiechocolate.com this autumn. 

8. PLAYin CHOC ’12 Sleeps To Go’

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PLAYin CHOC is releasing the perfect advent calendar for kids to count down to Santa’s arrival with its vegan advent calendars filled with a selection of dairy-free milk chocolates and 3D puzzle toys.

Not only that, but they also feature a 3D puzzle toy made from 100% recycled board to build, 3 stencils to use afterwards for creative drawing. There are even educational info-cards so children can learn fun facts about animals.

Keen to ensure that no part of the calendars goes to waste, the calendar’s sleeve reverses into an illustrated play mat which will offer hours of extra fun as your child plays with each of their new 3D puzzle toys on this festive scene.

The 12-drawer advent calendar is £27.50 and the 24-drawer Advent Calendar is £55. You can find it online at www.playinchoc.com

9. Nono Cocoa Award Winning Limited Edition Vegan Advent Calendar

Unlike many vegan advent calendars, Nono’s calendar is filled with stunning vegan chocolates that are allergy safe and free from both refined sugar and artificial ingredients.

Furthermore, the limited edition calendar is plastic-free and handmade by #teamnono with Autism & Disabilities in London.

This box of 24 unique flavours will take you on a journey around the globe, sending the message that ‘The world is our home’ uniting us with the love for chocolate.

RRP £30. Nono’s vegan advent calendar is available to purchase from nono-cocoa.com.

10. Moo Free White Chocolate Advent Calendar

vegan advent calendar

Looking for something a little sweeter inside your advent calendar this year? Moo Free have created a brand-new advent calendar that features a white chocolate surprise for each day of advent.

Filled with Moo Free’s silky smooth organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free rice milk chocolate it’s perfect for children of any age, as well as those with food intolerances.

RRP £3.99. Buy it from www.moofreechocolates.com

11. Hotel Chocolate 45% Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar

Hotel Chocolate Nutmilk Chocolate Advent Calendar

We adore Hotel Chocolate’s supremely creamy nutmilk chocolate so are thrilled that we have an excuse to enjoy a piece every day in the run-up to Christmas with this delicious dairy-free advent calendar.

Hotel Chocolate has used finely-milled hazelnuts in place of milk to give its vegan chocolates a creamy texture that melts in the mouth.

Although the hazelnut flavour is subtle, it gives the chocolates a rich, nutty flavour you’ll love. So it’s a good thing there are 24 nutmilk chocolates to enjoy throughout December!

RRP £12.50. Buy it now in-store or online from hotelchocolat.com.

12. Crafty Nectar – The Ultimate Cider Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas was a festive tipple with Crafty Nectar’s Ultimate Cider Advent Calendar.

This boozy advent calendar features 24 vegan ciders from the UK’s top craft producers, including some exclusive new flavours. If you love cider then this is ideal for you because you won’t find these ciders in the supermarkets!

Did you know that cider is the most sustainable alcoholic drink? In keeping with its eco-credentials, Crafty Nectar has hand-picked the selection of ciders from local British producers to support UK orchards and improve biodiversity.

Furthermore, everything in the calendar is fully recyclable and Crafty Nectar will even plant a tree for every calendar you buy.

Crafty Nectar’s Ultimate Advent Calendar is available for pre-sale priced at £80. Buy it from craftynectar.com/products/cider-advent-calendar.

13. Divine Luxury Vegan Advent Calendar

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Divine’s vegan-friendly, smooth Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar brings a touch of class to the proceedings, thanks to its elegant design and the irresistibly delicious 70% dark chocolate hearts it has hiding behind each door.

RRP £5. Buy it from Traidcraft, Waitrose, Divine Online, Ocado, Oxfam and Wholefoods.

14. Mini Pop Vegan Popcorn Shed Advent Calendar


Vegan Mini Pop! Free From Advent Calendar

This year, why not shake things up with Popcorn Shed’s vegan gourmet popcorn advent calendar. The festive calendar offers something a little bit different to the usual chocolate calendars.

Behind each door, this low-calorie advent calendar contains bite-sized bags of popcorn in six tasty flavours. A mix of sweet and savoury, the temping flavours include Maple Bacon, White Truffle, Toffee and more.

RRP £18.00. Buy it from popcornshed.com,  Amazon, Harrods and Harvey Nichols from September 2021.

15. Buttermilk Truffle Shuffle Advent Calendar

Buttermilk Truffle Shuffle Advent Calendar

Cornish chocolatiers Buttermilk know a thing or two about chocolate making, so you can be sure that this chocolate advent calendar is a real treat for the festive season.

Behind each door of this vegan advent calendar lies a rich chocolate truffle with a sumptuously smooth centre. There’s no waxy advent calendar chocolate to be found here!

With a range of flavours waiting to be devoured including salted caramel and chocolate orange, this vegan advent calendar is pure indulgence.

RRP £13. Buy it now from buttermilk.co.uk.

16. Foodspring Vegan Fitness Advent Calendar

Foospring vegan fitness calendar

Who says advent calendars have to be unhealthy? This Christmas, get a headstart on your New Year’s resolutions with Foospring’s vegan fitness advent calendar.

This novel advent calendar is filled with everything you need to have a very happy Fitmas. Inside you’ll find everything from vegan protein bars and nut butter to healthy snacks and even a skipping rope!

RRP £54.99. Buy it now from foodspring.co.uk.

17. Cocoa Libre Luxury Vegan Advent Calendar 

This luxurious vegan advent calendar is filled with 24 rice milk chocolate shapes including reindeer, Santas, stars and Christmas trees.

Moreover, this one is great for people with food allergies and intolerances because it’s also free from gluten, dairy, nuts, peanuts and wheat.

RRP £15. Buy it from Cocoa Libre

18. Plamil So Free Vegan Smooth Salted Caramel Advent Calendar

A fun and festive treat for Vegans who love a salted caramel flavour. Count the days down to Christmas with this new advent from the UK’s original Vegan manufacturer Plamil Foods Ltd. Dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free, produced to the highest ethical standards in a factory using 100% renewable energy.

RRP £4.99. Buy it from plamilfoods.co.uk

19. Chocally Luxury Truffle Vegan Advent Calendar 

Hidden inside each numbered truffle is a surprise for your taste buds that you can try and guess before you reveal underneath what flavour it is. The advent box contains 24 handmade chocolate truffles and one large hidden surprise for Christmas day.

RRP £24.95. Buy it at Chocally

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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