10 of the Best Sustainable Advent Calendars for 2022
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10 of the Best Sustainable Advent Calendars for 2022

Let the guilt-free countdown commence

Tired of buying a flimsy advent calendar packed with sub-par chocolates every year? Ditch the plastic and instead invest in something a little more sustainableFrom refillable townhouses to plastic free tea boxes, these are the advent calendars making the lead up to Christmas that little bit greener.

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Sustainable Advent Calendars for 2022

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Irene Forte refillable advent calendar

Irene Forte

Festive Skincare Calendar, £435, ireneforteskincare.co.uk

Best For: Luxury skincare

Newly launched B Corp beauty brand Irene Forte has unveiled a gorgeous advent calendar for Christmas, packed with 12 hero products to illuminate, hydrate and regenerate your skin.

Advent calendar with toys and chocolates


Advent Calendar, £49.95, playinchoc.com

Best For: Children

Behind 24 windows you’ll find a mix of festive toys, fun fact cards and some of PlayinChoc’s famous chocolatey treats (which are certified organic by the Soil Association, and dairy, nut, gluten, soy and plastic free). The fun doesn’t end when the calendar’s empty either, as the outer sleeve opens up into a mat for little ones to play on with all their toys.

Beauty products advent calendar


12 Days of Beauty, £99.99, upcirclebeauty.com

Best For: Vegan skincare

One of the best-known sustainable beauty brands out there, UpCircle is known for its vegan skincare products packed up in completely recyclable packaging. The plastic negative certified brand has released its 2022 Christmas calendar, which features a curated selection of its famous hero products. Look out for the golden ticket hidden in just three calendars, which will give you £100 to spend on UpCircle products.

Red advent calendar with green tree on the front

Tony’s Chocolonely

Countdown Calendar, £14.99, tonyschocolonely.com

Best For: Chocolatey treats (with variety)

B Corp certified chocolatier Tony’s Chocolonely has packed its 2022 advent calendar with a tasty selection of its classic (and not so classic) sweets, with 10 different flavours of Fairtrade milk, dark and white chocolate up for grabs over the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

Green and white Christmas calendar

Dr. Hauschka

Advent Calendar 2022, £90, drhauschka.co.uk

Best For: Beauty products

Dr. Hauschka has filled its advent calendar with 24 carefully selected beauty products, worth over £129. The brand is known for creating luxury skincare products that are sustainably sourced, cruelty free and feature natural ingredients.

Pink advent calendar

Aurelia London

Advent Calendar, £120, aurelialondon.com

Best For: Luxury beauty and skincare

Aurelia, which is currently awaiting its B Corp certification, has just unveiled an advent calendar packed with skincare products suitable for all skin types, with natural, cruelty-free formulas and ingredients. Featuring various Aurelia skincare heroes, this is a calendar that will treat you every day on the lead up to Christmas.

Teapigs Advent Calendar


Christmas Advent Calendar, £19.99, teapigs.co.uk 

Best For: Tea, of course

Packed with 23 vegan-friendly tea blends, teapigs curates a variety of calming, soothing and energising drinks to get you through the lead up to Christmas. This is a plastic-free and ethically sourced advent calendar from a B Corp certified brand.

Green and blue advent calendar

Neal’s Yard Remedies

12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar, £89, nealsyardremedies.com

Best For: Wellness products

Inside British wellbeing brand Neal’s Yard Remedies’ advent calendar, you’ll find a selection of 12 self-care saviours, including beauty balms, hand creams, serums, pillow mists and even a £15 Therapy Voucher.

Melt Chocolates

Notting Hill House Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar, £69, meltchocolates.com

Best For: Luxury chocolate

Melt Chocolates creates its products in collaboration with Fairtrade famers, while keeping down its food miles and using plastic-free packaging. Based on the iconic architecture found in London’s Notting Hill, its advent calendar features Melt Christmas favourites like Chestnut Pate de Fruit, Gingerbread Caramel and Orange Praline.

Box of colourful bath bombs


The Lush Advent Calendar 2022, £185, lush.com

Best For: Bathtime goodies

The hotly-anticipated return of the Lush advent calendar will no doubt have us all in the tizz as we try to get our hands on a box. Always a crowd-pleaser, this year’s selection features 25 vegan products from across the brand’s range and comes in a box hand-constructed from completely recycled board and paper with a ribbon made from recycled polyester from recycled plastic bottles.

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