The Best Vegan Advent Calendars For Christmas 2022

Count down to Christmas the dairy-free way, with this handy guide to the best vegan advent calendars for 2022. Catering to every budget, starting from under £5 – you’ll be sure to find your ideal calendar.

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We all have our own special traditions to celebrate the festive season. Whether it’s making a Christmas cake, watching a festive film with steaming cups of hot chocolate, or picking out the Christmas tree, there are many ways to embrace being warm and cosy, and the sense of anticipation this time of year brings.

And far from anyone’s list of Christmas traditions – young or old – is the advent calendar. What better way to count down to the big day than getting a tiny chocolate treat each day?

For anyone who follows a dairy-free, vegan, or plant-based diet, thankfully advent calendars have come a long way. Once a very niche item, with few options, in 2022 there are heaps of options when it comes to advent calendars made without dairy.

The Best Vegan Advent Calendars For Christmas 2022

Red advent calendar doors with blue text box that reads guide to the best vegan advent calendars this Christmas.

Count down to the big day the dairy-free way. Here are the best vegan advent calendars available this Christmas, catering to a range of tastes and budgets – from budget-friendly and kid-friendly options to more luxurious calendars catering to grown-ups.

Do note the price I’ve listed is the standard retail price. At the time of writing (21st November 2022) there are heaps of Black Friday deals on offers. This means when you click through to each retailer, the price may be cheaper than initially stated.

Moo-Free – Best Dairy-Free Avent Calendars For Kids Under £5

Moo-Free gluten-free advent calendar for kids

💷 Under £5

🦧 Palm Oil Free

👨‍🍳 Made in the UK

🌱 Fully Vegan Company

🌾 Gluten-Free

Moo-Free’s* fun range of dairy-free advent calendars are great budget-friendly finds this Christmas.

Moo-Free is a palm oil-free chocolate company, and all of its chocolate is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

Whilst not Fairtrade Certified, instead Moo-Free purchases UTZ Certified Cocoa for this product to help support farmers and sustainable farming.

Buy now from Ethical Superstore for £4.79* in white or milk chocolate options.

Kakoa – Best Luxury Dairy-Free Advent Calendar

Plastic-free advent calender

👨‍🍳 Made in the UK

🌱 Fully Vegan Company

🌿 Biodegradable Packaging

💝 Donates to Seagrass planting charities, to help combat climate change

Kakoa’s* limited edition luxury vegan advent calendar features 24 delicious plant-based chocolates, hand-crafted in-house by its master chocolatiers.

Made using a blend of rice and oat milk, this creates creamy and flavourful chocolates. In fact, with delicious chocolates in a variety of delicious flavours, including peanut butter truffles, champagne truffles, and rich hazelnut pralines, you’ll be fighting over who gets to open each door!

Buy now from Amazon* or direct from Kakoa.

Divine Dark Chocolate – Best Fairtrade Vegan Advent Calendar

Divine dark chocolate advent calendar

🦧 Palm Oil Free

💷 Under £5

👩‍🌾 Fairtrade Certified

🌍 Certified B-Corp

Divine’s dark chocolate vegan advent calendar* is one for dark chocolate lovers. Behind each door reveals another vegan chocolate treat, made with 70% cocoa solids, which are palm oil free, and fairly traded from farmers in Ghana.

Founded 20 years ago, this certified B-Corp – a company which has been independently verified by B Lab meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability – has a unique business model.

Ownership of Divine is split between a British company and Kuapa Kokoo, a Ghanaian cocoa farmers’ cooperative. This co-operative is made up of 85,000 farmers who own 44% of the company. This means that as well as being paid a guaranteed price for the cocoa it grows, the farmers also earn part of the profit.

Buy Divine’s dark chocolate vegan advent calendar now for £4.99 from Ethical Superstore* or Oxfam Online*.

Montezuma’s – Best For Organic Vegan Advent Calendars

Montezuma's dairy-free advent calendar range.

🦧 Palm Oil Free

♻ 100% Recyclable Packaging

🤝 Ethically Sourced Ingredients

👨‍🍳 Made in the UK

🌺 Organic

Ethical chocolatier Montezuma’s offers three different vegan advent calendars this Christmas.

For dark chocolate lovers, there is the rich 70% dark chocolate version* or, for those that like their dark chocolate as pure as can be, then there is the Absolute Black 100% dark chocolate calendar*.

For those that prefer milk chocolate, Montezuma’s cleverly named Like No Udder calendar*, offers a dairy-free alternative to conventional milk chocolate.

Each calendar contains 25 chocolates, so you even get a chocolate come Christmas morning!

In terms of ethics, Montezuma works with its suppliers to ensure that all its chocolate meets stringent ethical criteria and certifications. This includes Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Soil Association and Cocoa Horizons.

Buy them directly at Montezuma’s* for £11.99 each.

Happi – Best For Plastic-Free Vegan Advent Calendars

🧴 100% Plastic-Free Advent Calendar

🤝 Ethically Sourced Ingredients

🌾 Gluten-Free

💝 Gives Back To Charity

Happi* is our top choice for vegan-friendly plastic-free advent calendars this Christmas.

Each window contains a delicious piece of Happi’s oat milk chocolate. This plant-based chocolate is made from single-origin Colombian cocoa that is sure to be a hit with both kids and grown-ups.

It’s the high cacao content that gives it this delicious taste. And this means less sugar is required to get the desired taste. In fact, Happi says they use 35% less sugar compared to other leading brands.

In terms of nuts, this advent calendar is nut-free. However, it is packed in a facility that also handles nuts, peanuts, and sesame, amongst other allergens. Therefore, if severe allergies feature in your life do check with Happi to make sure this is the right option for you.

In terms of ethics, Happi is proud to be 100% slave free. Happi says that it buys its cacao directly from farmers and growers with a full ‘farm-to-bar’ supply chain. This means that Happi knows who grows the cacao beans and what they get paid.

Happi also donates 1% of its annual net sales revenues to causes, such as mental health organisations.

Buy Happi’s advent calendar for £10.50 at Not On The High Street*.

Plamil So-Free – Best For Those With Nut Allergies

🥜 Nut Free

🌺 Organic

🌾 Gluten-Free

👨‍🍳 Made in the UK

🦧 Palm Oil Free

If you are looking for a dairy-free advent calendar that is also free from gluten and nuts, then Plamil* is the one to go for. All Plamil products are, as standard, dairy-free and gluten-free, and produced in Plamil’s own ‘no nuts’ factory.

Available in three different delicious flavours – White Chocolate*, Salted Caramel*, or Oat Milk Chocolate* – no one is going to feel left out this Christmas.

What’s to love about these vegan advent calendars is that they are all certified organic and palm oil-free. Plamil also uses only Fairtrade-certified cocoa and avoids child slave labour in its supply change.

Buy now for £6.95 from Ethical Superstore*.

Hopefully, you’ve been able to find the advent calendar that best meets your needs this Christmas. If not, do try my guide to the best reusable advent calendars, so that you can fill them with your own favourite vegan treats.

And for more ways to celebrate Christmas the eco-conscious way, then do check out my ultimate guide on how to have an eco-friendly Christmas. I have tons of ideas in there, taken from almost a decade’s worth of writing here on Moral Fibres. From the most eco-friendly Christmas tree to zero-waste decorations you can make, to gift ideas as well as Christmas dinner ideas, it is all there!

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The Best Vegan Advent Calendars For Christmas 2022