The best vegan beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2021

Author: Rachel Smith

Read Time:   |  13th October 2020

Pamper yourself with vegan beauty products this festive season with our pick of the best luxurious vegan beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2021

The run-up to Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year. Who doesn’t love having an excuse to unwrap a little piece of chocolate from behind the advent calendar door each day?

These days, however, vegan advent calendars can contain anything from popcorn and gin to tea and truffles for those looking to break from tradition.

If you’re a fan of beauty products and love discovering new brands to try, there’s a whole host of vegan beauty advent calendars on offer this year ranging from the more affordable to the truly indulgent.

Best luxury vegan beauty advent calendars

1. Lush Advent Calendar ( £185)

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Take your senses on a journey this December with Lush’s advent calendar for 2021. Filled with pampering vegan products, it’s the perfect countdown to Christmas.

Lush is giving you the chance to try a new product every day in the run-up to Christmas with 25 vegan-friendly products. That means there is an item to open up on Christmas Day too!

Inside you’ll find some of your favourite Lush classics such as Sleepy body lotion and a Twighlight bath bomb. However, the vegan beauty calendar is also filled with a host of new products for 2021 such as the Kris Mouse bubble bar and the Hey Hollywood Bath Bomb.

In keeping with Lush’s eco-credentials, the beautiful box is made from sturdy recycled cardboard. However, rather than recycling it, Lush is encouraging you to keep the box to store your Lush goodies in throughout the rest of the year too.

The Lush Advent Calendar will be available online on August 26 and in stores from September 23.

2. The Pip Box Cruelty-Free & Vegan Advent Calendar (£135)

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The Pip Box’s popular cruelty-free and vegan advent calendar is a cult favourite with beauty fans. In fact, it was such a hit with fans that its first 100 calendars sold out in under two hours after launching!

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

This cult classic 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.

Buy it online now at thepipbox.co.uk. Shipping for the Pip Box Advent Calendars will begin in November 2021. 

Best affordable vegan beauty advent calendars

 3. Holland & Barrett Natural Beauty Advent Calendar (£40)

Discover new vegan beauty products with Holland & Barrett’s 25 Days of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar. Priced at just £45, it contains £170 of products!

This cruelty-free calendar is jam-packed with a range of favourites from the likes of UpCircle, Weleda, REN, and Q&A. Inside you’ll find sustainable cleansers, oils and creams for hair, face, mouth and body making it the perfect gift.

The calendar is made from cardboard and is completely recyclable and plastic-free.

Available from Holland & Barrett.

4. Barry M Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar (£40)

Holi-slay this Christmas with Barry M’s vegan beauty calendar filled with 12 full-size vegan nail polishes worth £65.

The vegan and cruelty-free Barry M calendar includes a selection of the brand’s best-selling shades, as well six exclusive shades so you match your nails to your party outfits.

What’s more, the cruelty-free calendar even includes an extra treat to enjoy on Day 12 –  a makeup bag for you to keep all your shiny new shades in.

Barry M’s Nail Paint Advent Calendar is available to purchase from barrym.com.

5. Superdrug Studio London 12 Days Makeup Advent Calendar (£60)

Count down to Christmas in style with high-street beauty store Superdrug’s vegan and cruelty-free beauty calendar.

Behind each door, you will find a fabulous cosmetic or accessory to get you ready for the festive season!

Get glammed up with the glittery liquid eyeliner or treat your nails to a home manicure without breaking the bank this Christmas.

However, if 12 products simply aren’t enough then fear not because Superdrug is also offering a Giant Make Up Gift Set calendar for 2021.

Available for £100, Superdrug’s luxury vegan beauty advent calendar is filled with 24 boxes full of fabulous festive beauty essentials.

Buy the 12 Days Makeup Advent Calendar now from superdrug.com.

6. NYX Professional Makeup Gimme Super Stars! 12 Day Vegan Iconic Advent Countdown Calendar (£40)

Filled with an impressive £61 worth of products for just £40, NYX’s unmissable calendar is a must-have for cruelty-free beauty fans.

The Gimme Super Stars! Calendar features a specially curated collection of NYX products from illuminators and concealers to lip liners and is perfect for those looking to try new products for less this Christmas.

Buy the NYX Professional Makeup Gimme Super Stars! calendar from lookfantastic.com.

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7. Freedm Street Christmas Express Calendar (£185)

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Freedm Street’s cruelty-free calendar is back for 2021 following its sell-out success in 2020.

Cruelty-free beauty addicts will be taken on a voyage through the UK’s best vegan and eco-friendly independent beauty brands.

With 21 doors revealing a specially curated selection of pampering treats, it’s bursting at the seams with new products worth £350 to uncover.

In keeping with its cruelty-free credentials, all of the products are also completely free from palm oil too.

This year, customers can choose from two calendar options. Firstly, a plastic-free one without makeup, and a second one with three refillable makeup products.

You’ll discover treats such as serums and hair masks from brands like Awake Organics, UpCircle, Bloomtown and Lani.

As if that wasn’t enough, one lucky customer will find an extra special surprise hidden in their calendar – a golden ticket!

The lucky recipient will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Spain at animal sanctuary, Jacobs Ridge, where they can relax and volunteer.

Keen to give something back to those in need this Christmas, the other three good deed doors are committed to causes. Some of the doors reveal donations going to charities including Humane Society International, Food For Life Global and Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Furthermore, each charity will receive a donation for every calendar sold. This really is a feel-good calendar that gives back!

The Christmas Express advent calendar from Freedm Street for Christmas 2021 is available to purchase from freedmstreet.co.uk.

8. Greener Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 (£154.95)

Vegan beauty retailer Greener Beauty’s eco-friendly vegan beauty advent calendar is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before!

Along with 26 luxurious beauty products, the vegan beauty advent calendar also contains vouchers from some of Greener Beauty’s favourite vegan businesses.

In fact, this impressive cruelty-free beauty calendar is filled with over £260 worth of products and £350 worth of vouchers.

To make it accessible to all, Greener Beauty’s beauty calendar contains 26 natural beauty products for both men and women from leading cruelty-free beauty brands, 24 of which are full size.

Furthermore, with sustainability at its heart, Greener Beauty has ensured that the calendar is entirely plastic-free. The box itself is made in the UK from 75% recycled cardboard and the products are all packaged in a combination of glass, aluminium and cardboard.

The Greener Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 is available to purchase at www.greenerbeauty.com.

Looking forward to Christmas? Here are the best vegan advent calendars for 2021 

Written by

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence alongside Sally 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, Thrive and Buzzfeed.

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