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In this advent calendar guide, I’m going to be sharing eco-friendly advent calendars. This will be divided into two sections: vegan and eco-friendly packaging. I think it’s important that your advent calendar is plastic-free because Christmas generates so much waste with food, plastic etc. Although I am not a vegan, it’s so nice to see lots of them available!
(Updated November 2023)
Anyway, onto the eco-friendly advent calendars 💚
Vegan advent calendars
Up first is the Monty Bojangles advent calendar. I view this brand as luxary so for only £14.99, it seems like a good deal!
If chocolate isn’t your thing, I’ve got you covered. The Candy Kitten advent calendar has been going on for a few years now, so it’s safe to say they are popular. With their calendar, you get to build it into a tree and they plant a real tree with each purchase.
I’ve only tried Montezuma chocolate once, which was last weekend as a taster when I walked by the shop. I tried the mint chocolate one, not sure if it was actually vegan but it was good! They are selling a vegan advent calendar this year.
Eco-friendly packaged advent calendars
This is the advent calendar I bought this year and I am very excited about it! I was so surprised by how big it was, the price is definitely worth it and more. You probably know by now that I LOVE Tony’s Chocolonely, I am always mentioning them on Instagram. Their chocolate is my absolute favourite, so I would definitely recommend this one.
Paint your own advent decorations
This one isn’t so much of a calendar, but there are 24 decorations so you get to decorate one per day on the run-up to Christmas. It says it’s for kids but I think it’s a cute idea for anyone, colouring is so therapeutic and Christmas can be so stressful so it’s nice to have a bit of downtime each day. All the decorations are wooden which is a nice change from the usual paint the plastic decorations! Plus, you can decorate your tree with them.
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Self-care advent calendar
The next eco-friendly advent calendar is self-care themed! You get a jar full of 25 self-care activities, crafts and ideas for you to do. I think it’s such a fun way of getting into the Christmas spirit and carving out some time to do them. December is a truly magical time of year, but it’s also a time when a lot of deadlines are due (for me anyway!). I really like that you get to reuse the jar – I’d use it for sweeties 🍬
Buy the self-care advent calendar* £6
Acts of Kindness reusable advent calendar
The final eco-friendly advent calendar in this guide is one based on giving back. It’s super important to share simple acts of kindness all year round, but Christmas can be so hard for some people. The idea is to reuse it every year so you continue to give back. It is such a lovely idea and warms my heart ❤
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And there we have it! My eco-friendly advent calendar gift guide🎅. I hope this sparked some inspiration, let me know which advent calendar is your favourite in the comments x
Best wishes, Cx