2017 – the year of the Advent Calendars. Everywhere you go we seem to be counting down to Christmas. With all sorts of goodies. Good news for free from though as there are quite a few options! There is a better than ever selection around the place and the usual suspects are available more widely. Here is a round up of free from Advent Calendars .
Moo Free have their advent calendars again this year, they are dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, lactose free, vegetarian and vegan. The Moo free calendars are available in Dunnes Stores, Supervalu and Aldi and lots of independent health food shops in Ireland and in the UK you will find in Aldi, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Asda, Holland and Barrett and lots of independent shops.
Chocologic Advent Calendar. These are Milk free, gluten free and wheat free. They are available in Tesco and retail at €4.
Plamil also do a dairy free advent calendar. These are also nut free and gluten free. This is available in health stores.
Swizzels Calendars are available in Tesco, and contain all the favourite Swizzels sweets including Love Hearts and incredibly sticky Drumsticks! They are dairy free.
Holland and Barrett have their own brand dairy free advent calendars which cost €4.99. They can be found in their stores in Ireland and the UK and can also be bought online.
Non Food Based Calendars
There has been an explosion of all different types of Advent Calendars this year, everything from wine and beer to jewellery and toys. I think it’s all a bit crazy. For kids though, I do like the idea of the treats being non-food based but it’s definitely going to cost you more.
Lego Advent Calendars
Lego have cottoned on to the Advent Calendar idea many years ago and each year release a few sets with lego gifts behind each door. They usually retail between €20 and €30. If I was to splash out for the boys these are the ones I’d get for sure.
Aldi Activity Books
They have lovely advent activity books in Aldi with 24 different puzzles. The boys got these last year from their Aunt and loved them. I imagine my 9 year old might be too old this year but I’ve got them one each all the same.
Smiggle is a stationery shop with amazing scented pencils and school supplies and they have a lovely Advent Calendar out this Christmas. I am a stationery addict myself and I think I’d love this one.
Aldi currently have these Toy Calendars in their special buys. At €10 each they are probably the cheapest toy ones you’re likely to find.
For more non food based kids calendars, check out this fab round up from Emma at Free From Farmhouse.
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Do you count down the days to Christmas? Let me know if you find some other good ideas for dairy free Advent Calendars!
Disclaimer: I was not paid for mentioning any of these products. This round up is all my own research. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. I am a member of Amazon Associates and will receive a small commission if anyone orders any of the calendars by going through by clicking on the link through to Amazon on this page.