Is it too soon to mention the C word? The one thing I have always had at Christmas since I was a little girl, into my troublesome teens and far out the other side, is an advent calendar, so this year – my and my daughter’s second as a vegan – I’d like to share eight vegan-friendly calendars to suit all ages and tastes from £3.99 upwards. Enjoy!
We are running a Twitter competition until the 23rd November 2017. See the link at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a Moo Free calendar to arrive in time for December 1st!
Moo Free are selling a dairy- and soy-free calendar for vegans big and small. It’s filled with 100g of quality award-winning dairy-free chocolate, and I bet you end up yanking the tray out and scoffing the lot on day one! Available from all good supermarkets and health-food stores. RRP £4.99.
If you are after something that’s not edible then this Lego advent calendar looks brilliant! With 24 little Christmassy-themed figures and pieces from Santa’s sleigh, a gingerbread house, a Christmas tree, a plane, a snowman, a coast guard helicopter and more, each door will reveal a surprise for the day. Available from John Lewis and other retailers. RRP £19.00
Troffle Vegan Selection
Something for the grown-ups, or kids who have a finer taste for flavours. I already have a post dedicated to Troffles chocolates, which are incredible, so I was really excited to see they are doing a vegan-friendly advent calendar. It comes in a super-stylish box for those who want to decorate in style and is filled with 24 high-quality single origin chocolates from the vegan range – Orange Blossom, Rosewater, Orange & Sumac, Lime & Basil, Blackcurrant & Anise, Preserved Lemon, Lavender, and Cucumber & Juniper. They sold out very fast last year so get in there quick – click here to order! £25.00.
Montezuma’s Organic Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar
This dark chocolate calendar is organic and dairy- and soy-free. A generous chunk of chocolate lurks behind every door, and decorative and festive illustrations cover the front. It is the perfect way to countdown to Christmas Day! Available from bigger supermarkets and also online at Ethical Supermarket, which currently has 20% off. RRP £9.99.
Ales by Mail: vegan-friendly craft beer selection
Now this is my idea of an advent calendar! There are two ready-packed advent boxes of craft beers available but these may not be vegan-friendly, so the best way to ensure your beers are vegan is to build your own. These guys have a very handy vegan filter across their range of craft beers so you can easily add whichever ones you fancy. Just click on this link to get started and roll on December 1st. Price will depend on selected craft beers.
Holland & Barrett
Celebrate the countdown to Christmas Day with this very cheery advent calendar. The Holland & Barrett chocolate advent calendar is filled with 24 yummy, organic and dairy-free chocolates – one for each day of Advent. There are two vegan-friendly designs to choose from. RRP £3.99.
Made with Love
If you still can’t find anything that suits you, you can always make or buy your own one and fill it with treats or little gifts for a really personalised calendar. There are quite a few available on Notonthehighstreet or Easy. From £15 upwards.
One last fun and kid-friendly chocolate calendar available from most health food shops, online and larger supermarkets. From £3.99 you can’t go wrong with this cheeky little Santa who is sure to raise a smile in the run-up to the big day.
Just retweet the competition post here and follow our account for a change to win your own Moo Free calendar. T&Cs on our Facebook page.