I have always loved the excitement and enthusiasm that comes with opening advent calendars with the kids, but sometimes you just want to keep some of the 'treat' aspect for yourself. Great as a gift to yourself or for a special friend, I've put together this guide to our favourite natural advent calendars for this year's holiday season.
One of my favourite pastimes of the holiday season has always been advent calendars! Whether they're for me or the kids, I have always loved the excitement of opening up a new window each day and finding a surprise inside. But most mainstream advent calendars contain either chocolate or lollies, and with so much rich and indulgent food consumed around Christmas time anyway, it can end up being far too much sugar for my liking. Natural advent calendars forego the sugar, instead containing practical and beneficial goodies such as skin care and organic teas. These calendars are also the perfect way to try out products and flavours you might not ordinarily go for, making them the perfect gift for a special friend or family member, or even a treat to keep all to yourself.
Best natural advent calendars
Ethique 12 Days of Christmas Calendar Limited Edition Minis
With a selection of 12 mini solid beauty and body bars, the Ethique 12 Days of Christmas Calendar Limited Edition Minis $54.95 is the perfect way to count down the 12 days of Christmas. Be surprised by a different solid hair, skin or body care bar each day, packed full of vegan and sustainably sourced ingredients. Best of all, the calendar itself is 100% compostable, making a great zero-waste gift.
English Tea Shop Book Style Advent Tea Calendar
A luxurious book-style calendar, the English Tea Shop Book Style Advent Tea Calendar $19.99, contains 25 tea bags from 13 different flavours so you can experience a new tea each day in the lead up to Christmas. A beautiful gift for tea lovers, this pack contains holiday flavours such as Peppermint Melon, Christmas Cake and Candy Cane, as well as timeless tastes including White Tea Coconut & Passion Fruit, Coconut Chai and Moroccan Spice. Certified Organic and sustainably produced, this holiday tea collection makes a great alternative to chocolate and lolly calendars.
English Tea Shop Numerical Advent Tea Calendar
Replace the chocolates with the English Tea Shop Numerical Advent Tea Calendar $19.99, which features 25 Certified Organic tea bags in 13 different varieties. With seasonal flavours including Christmas Cake, Candy Cane and Gingerbread Man, this calendar also contains classic favourites including Rooibos, Breakfast Special and Vanilla Orange & Coconut.