We’re just about ready to roast chestnuts on an open fire. And what better way to ring in the holidays than with 24 days of gifts? From beauty essentials to decadent chocolates and other vegan treats, we’re rounding up the best vegan advent calendars for a little extra holiday cheer!
Vegan sweets and treats
1 White Advent by Moo Free, $9.99
If white chocolate is your sweet of choice, look no further than Moo Free’s White Advent stocked with 24 velvety, fair-trade bites of chocolate. Whether you enjoy these throughout the month or all at once, wear the “dairy-dodging Christmas choccy chomper” title proudly.
No Whey! Foods
2 Allergen-friendly chocolate advent calendar by No Whey! Foods, $11.95
Treat yourself to 24 creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolates in fun holiday-themed shapes (we’re looking at you, gingerbread person!). No Whey! Foods’ smooth and silky formula is free of major allergens such as dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, and shellfish. Holiday cheer for all has never been this easy (or tasty!).
3 Organic Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar by Goodio, $33.35
Food52-approved, this advent calendar is a fresh pop of color among your holiday decor. Even better, 24 handcrafted vegan chocolates are tucked inside, waiting to be savored. Made in Helsinki, Finland, these chocolatey bites come in six Nordic-inspired flavors—sea buckthorn, plain, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, and cranberry. They are also gluten-free to boot!
4 Advent Calendar Tree by Candy Kittens, £12
Calling all UK vegans! Candy Kittens’ adorable pop-up Christmas tree doubles as an advent calendar filled with the vegan brand’s most indulgent gummies. This 24-day calendar packs enough sweets for you to enjoy two treats daily. The only thing that could make this any sweeter? International shipping (#heartbroken).
5 Vegan Mini Pop! Free From Advent Calendar by Popcorn Shed, $20.92
Filled with mini bags of handcrafted, gourmet vegan popcorn, Popcorn Shed’s 24-day advent calendar adds an extra touch of pop to any holiday season. Indulge in White Truffle, Maple Bacon, Toffee, Sweet & Salty, Salt & Vinegar, or Sea Salted on your next holiday movie night.
Play in Choc
6 Organic chocolates and surprise toys by Play in Choc, $64 (£55)
If one daily treat isn’t enough, how about three? With this eco-friendly, 24-day advent calendar, you’ll be greeted with a dreamy organic chocolate, holiday-themed toy, and a fun-fact card in the days leading up to Christmas. Perfect for kids and adults alike, Play in Choc’s festive countdown is taking advent calendars to the next level.
7 Snow One Loves You More by e.l.f. Cosmetics, $45
Beauty experts at this vegan, cruelty-free, and budget-friendly cosmetics line are bringing the glam in this 12-day beauty advent calendar. Serve major looks with makeup and skincare essentials in limited-edition holiday shades. Start off your routine with e.l.f.’s Luminous Putty Primer for a radiant glow, choose between a face sponge or blending brush to complete your base, and finish off with eyeshadow, brow gel, and lip color.
8 Mini Mani Month by Ciaté London, $49
It’s never too early to begin planning your perfect holiday look. Ciaté London’s vegan and cruelty-free nail polish advent calendar is perfect for the mani-obsessed. With 22 mini Plant Pot polishes, one full-size polish, and a hydrating primer, you can perfect your holiday nails in no time. We love this calendar for its sustainable packaging and the good-for-you ingredients—including strengthening biotin, nourishing bamboo, and hydrating bakuchiol extracts—in every pot.
9 Bath Time Essentials by LUSH, $299.95
Celebrated for its natural and vegan approach to body-care, LUSH’s extravagant 25-day advent calendar is filled to the brim with holiday and year-round bath time must-haves. Christmas Penguin Bubble Bars, here we come! Pro-tip: these sell out quickly online, so buy early or call your local LUSH to check for availability.
10 Snow Much Fun by e.l.f. Cosmetics, $95
In case 12 days of beauty aren’t enough, e.l.f. Cosmetics dropped its 24-day advent calendar for the vegan and cruelty-free beauty afficiando. Prep your skin with gentle exfoliators and hydrating moisturizers and balms. Ready to take your holiday look to the next level? With 15 buttery eyeshadows, enhancing eyelash serum, lipsticks, and more, holiday glam has never looked so good.
Fun for all ages
11 Brain teaser advent calendar by DZY, $23.95
Strengthen your brain muscles with 24 puzzles and brain teasers to get the mind going. Perfect for friends and family of all ages, these mind-busting games increase in difficulty the closer you get to Christmas. Your brain will be in tip-top shape in no time!
MoMA Design Store
12 Merry & Bright Puzzle Calendar by MoMA Design Store, $24
Pre-order this one-of-a-kind, 12-day advent calendar that’s perfect for family game night. Created by New York’s Museum of Modern Art, each 80-piece puzzle delivers holiday cheer through 12 festive illustrations guaranteed to warm the heart of your resident Scrooge.
13Advent Calendar Gift Box by Happy Socks, $225
Get cozy just in time for the holidays with 24 pairs of cute and comfy socks from luxe brand Happy Socks. Your feet will thank you as you slip into these super soft socks and curl up with a cup of hot cocoa.