The Best Vegan Advent Calendars In The UK 2023

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Count down to Christmas the dairy-free way, with this handy guide to the best vegan advent calendars for 2023. Catering to every budget, starting from under £5 – you’ll be sure to find your ideal calendar.

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 never 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 2023 there are heaps of options when it comes to advent calendars made without dairy.

The Best Vegan Advent Calendars For Christmas 2023

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.


Moo-Free gluten-free advent calendar for kids
  • 🏆 My top vegan advent calendar for kids
  • 🦧 Palm Oil Free
  • 👨‍🍳 Made in the UK
  • 🌱 Fully Vegan Company
  • 🌾 Gluten-Free

The Moo-Free range of fun dairy-free advent calendars – available at Amazon – are great budget-friendly finds for kids this Christmas. Available in ‘milk’ chocolate or white chocolate, there’s something for every taste.

What’s to love about Moo-Free is that it is a palm oil-free chocolate company. Plus 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.

Divine Dark Chocolate

Divine dark chocolate advent calendar
  • 🏆My top Fairtrade vegan advent calendar
  • 🦧 Palm Oil Free
  • 💷 Under £5
  • 👩‍🌾 Fairtrade Certified
  • 🌍 Certified B-Corp

Divine’s dark chocolate vegan advent calendar (£4.99 from Ethical Superstore) 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.


Montezuma's dairy-free advent calendar range.
  • 🏆My top choice for organic chocolate
  • 🦧 Palm Oil Free
  • ♻️ 100% Recyclable Packaging
  • 🤝 Ethically Sourced Ingredients
  • 👨‍🍳 Made in the UK
  • 🌺 Organic

Ethical chocolatier Montezuma’s (available at &Keep for £12.95) 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’s 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.

Use the code andkeep5 at the checkout to get 5% off your order.


Happi plastic-free calendar
  • 🏆My top choice for plastic-free vegan advent calendars
  • 🧴 100% Plastic-Free Advent Calendar
  • 🤝 Ethically Sourced Ingredients
  • 🌾 Gluten-Free
  • 💝 Gives Back To Charity

Happi – available at Amazon – is my top choice for vegan-friendly and 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. 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.

Plamil So-Free

Plamil so free advent calendars
  • 🏆My top choice 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 – available at Amazon – 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.

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. Or you could skip the advent calendar, and go straight to the best vegan Christmas chocolates!

Alternatively, you could give back this Christmas, by taking part in a reverse advent calendar.

And for more ways to celebrate Christmas the eco-conscious way, then do check out my ultimate guide on how to have a sustainable Christmas. I have tons of ideas in there, taken from almost a decade’s worth of writing here on Moral Fibres – all updated for 2023. 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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