Ready to count down to the festive season? In our house advent is king as J’s birthday kicks us off on December 1st so picking out a calendar is always high on my priority list and this year I decided I wanted to do it with a difference. So say hello to our best picks of ethical advent countdowns that bring all the festive cheer with less of the guilt. Whether its cutting down on sugar, reducing toxins, innovative packaging or by simply being vegan friendly these guys have managed to perfect the art of luxury gifting without feeling like you are missing a thing!
HOTEL CHOCOLATE VEGAN EDITION £12.50
If you just can’t survive December without that chocolate treat I don’t blame you so indulge in this super sophisticated dark chocolate calendar with 24 festive characters moulded from 70% cocoa vegan chocolate or go sugar free and grab yourself the 100% Ecuador cocoa edition.
CANDY KITTENS £12
Not a chocolate fan but still want to please you’re sweet tooth? Then this fun box from Candy Kittens will keep everyone happy, with four sweet flavours hidden behind those doors this vegan, gluten free selection is perrfect. And they might have even thrown in a few extra doors for good measure, incase you need an extra treat after a hard day at work too!
TROPIC SKINCARE: 12 DAYS OF TROPIC £100
Back by popular demand this collection is overflowing with some of Tropic’s absolute favourites. Use as a countdown to the big day or to extend those festive celebrations well into the new year this mega box of treats is the ultimate gift for all your beauty addicts. With travel sized best sellers perfect for a new year of adventures, and some special edition new products hiding behind the doors too it is the perfect capsule collection from this award winning, toxin free, carbon neutral brand.
ADVENT OF CHANGE £27.95
This gorgeous concept available from John Lewis brings together 24 charities that all benefit from donations directly from these calendar sales, with 85% of the proceeds going to a cause, open a window each day to discover the change you’re a part of. To make it even better these calendars are wrapped in biodegradeable potato starch film instead of plastic!! Printed with vegetable oil based inks, and using biodegradeable glue. Hooray for a truly low impact choice!
THE BEARDED MAN CO £29.99
One for the boys, this great company celebrates all the things we love, natural ingredients, approved by Peta, and all handmade in the UK. You’ll find 24 beard oils behind their doors with 24 different scents. Perfect for those well groomed men in your life.
KIKKI. K £90
Stationary addicts rejoice as one of my absolute favourite brands unites with Selfridges to bring an exclusive collection of gorgeous quirky homeware essentials with a distinct wintery vibe you’ll find all sorts, from pens to candles behind these door and in a super classy colour palette.
WHITTARDS TEA £60
Having recently discovered that Whittards Milk Hot Chocolate blends are vegan friendly this brand rocketed back onto my radar and I am loving browsing through their loose leaf tea selections, their paper packaging choices and of course every pot of hot chocolate I can lay my hands on. So I was beyond excited to see this gorgeous selection of over 90 teabags, with an extra surprise gift thrown in on their website. Vegan friendly, beautifully designed, and limited edition.
And finally for those wanting to add the personal touch, why not create your own calendar? Perfect for families wanting to share out the gifts I am in love with this beautiful light up creation from Matalan. Fill each of the wooden drawers with chocolates, sweets, or why not add a message and make it super personal, perhaps it can be 24 days of Christmas crafts, or festive facts…get creative. What would you hide in these mini boxes?
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