The Halloween costumes have been put away and the bonfire’s burnt out which means it can only be time for one thing – the countdown to Christmas! Miss A and J are particularly excited this year and are already asking how many days it is until Santa comes.
When you have food allergies or dietary restrictions though, the ordinary chocolate advent calendar can become a bit of a nemesis. Luckily, there are lots of other brilliant alternatives out there which mean no child, or adult, needs to miss out on all the fun. Here are some of our favourite dairy free advent calendars for 2018:
Plamil | Dairy and nut free organic advent calendars | £4.95
We love Plamil chocolate as not only is it dairy free, but also produced in a nut free factory. This year they have milk chocolate and white chocolate advent calendars available with bright, festive kid-friendly designs. (May contain soya)
Weddell & Turner| Luxury Dairy Free Advent Calendar | £35
This is one for the grown ups! Behind each window is a luxurious, alcohol filled, handmade chocolate truffle to get you in the Christmas spirit. Weddell & Turner are a small business based in Suffolk who produce beautiful gluten free and vegan treats. (Contains almond. Made in a kitchen that handles nuts and egg.)
Moo Free | Organic Dairy free advent calendar | From £2.99
It’s so great to have a chocolate advent calendar for kids that looks fun and festive and is readily available in supermarkets, like Moo Free. They are a great, budget friendly option and also soya free so always popular. (May contain hazelnuts)
Schleich | Horse Club advent calendar | £24.99
I am very excited about this Horse Club advent calendar as I know Miss A is going to love it! Each day you collect a horse or an accessory to create your own horse stables. It’s a great way to build up the anticipation and give them something they can keep and enjoy at the end.
Jelly Belly | Jelly Bean advent calendar | £14.99
With Mr A in the house, we like to have a little touch of American around and he always gets his sister to bring cinnamon jelly beans with her when she visits! This Jelly Belly advent calendar is a great chocolate alternative for kids and adults alike.
Random Acts of kindness advent calendar | £7.50
I wanted to do some random acts of kindness with the kids this year so when I saw this advent calendar on instagram, it seemed perfect. It is beautifully handmade in honour of baby Jude who was born sleeping and all profits raise money for child loss berevement counsellors.
Yankee candle | wreath advent calendar | £24.99
I wish you could smell this Yankee Candle advent calender – it’s divine. The packaging itself is incredibly pretty and there are 8 different scented tea lights and a votive candle holder to collect. Our house is going to smell soooo Christmasy!
Lego | Star wars advent calendar | £24.99
We have gone from zero to one hundred with J’s lego obsession this year and him and Daddy have been bonding over Star Wars too so I can’t wait to see his face when he gets this Lego Star Wars advent calendar on December 1st! Each day features a new character or machine for lots of imaginative fun.
Hallmark | Countdown to christmas cards| From £2.80
If you are looking for something cheap and cheerful, these countdown to Christmas cards from Hallmark are a fun gift. One includes an Elf themed board game (a favourite festive movie in our house!) while the other has a fun colouring countdown to keep them busy.
Disclosure: We were sent all of these advent calendars (apart from the Random acts of kindness and Lego) for inclusion in the gift guide but all words and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.
Win: Plamil dairy free advent calendars
We’re spreading the Christmas cheer with some giveaways for each of our gift guides. You can win not one, but two Plamil advent calendars (milk and white chocolate) by entering below.
Giveaway ends at midnight on 18 November 2018. One winner will be chosen at random. UK residents only.