I don’t know about you, but I am having a bit of a panic about Christmas already. I am not rolling in cash, but I want my three children to have the best Christmas ever! At the same time, I know happiness doesn’t have to be expensive, so I don’t want to spend loads and loads of money and make bad environmental choices in a blind panic.
So I will be taking my time finding second bargains on ebay and in charity shops, and anything new I do buy I want to be as eco-friendly as possible, and made or supplied by an independent store.
So, my three rules for Christmas buying:
- Shop second hand
- Buy local and independant
- Everything eco-friendly
Eco-friendly advent calendars for all the family under £15
And I want the joy to last as long as possible. Well, at least for the month of December. So, I have been sourcing advent calendars for my children and husband this weekend. I have found some really awesome, affordable options for all aged children and adults through my late night and early morning searching. So, without further ado, I present my 10 favourite eco-friendly advent calendar options under £15 each. (With some under £10!)
1. Promote Christmas creativity with the Wild Advent Colouring Book
Unleash some creativity every day this December with this alternative (ok, addition…) to your classic chocolate advent calendar. The little book includes a different Christmas-themed wildlife colouring page for each day in the run up to Christmas. Suitable for adults and kids alike!
2. Seed Paper Mini Plantable Advent Calendar
This seed paper advent calendar is a beautiful daily gift that lives on after each day. Plant each page in your garden and enjoy beautiful flowers for years to come. It even includes the box and stand.
3. Christmas Theme Badges
These Christmas theme badges have a mix of funny phrases. They work great as advent calendar fillers, Christmas cracker gifts, stocking fillers, or little top-up gifts!
4. PUKKA Herbs Natural Organic Christmas Tea Advent Calendar
Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with Pukka’s advent calendar. Inspired by nature, this calendar is a healthy, and arguably more tasty alternative to chocolate; perfect for people who would like to cosy up with a warming cup of herbal bliss. With 24 different organic herbal teas to try each day throughout December, everyone is sure to find their new favourite blend.
5. Personalised Christmas Crayon Advent Calendar Fillers
Use these gorgeous Christmas crayons as an excuse to encourage creativity and save waste at the same time. Each pack includes at least 24 mini Christmas crayons, and one large custom letter crayon in the letter of your choice. All packaged in recyclable plastic-free packaging.
6. Make-Your-Own Rainbow Bead Bracelet Advent Gift
This is a great idea for an alternative advent calendar. Each day your child can thread a new wooden bead on their bracelet. For just £3.25 per bracelet, this is a seriously affordable advent gift.
7. So Free Vegan Chocolate Christmas Advent Calendar With Personalised Card
Wheat, gluten and dairy-free chocolate advent calendar, the perfect gift for a vegan or child with a dairy allergy. This contains a FREE personalised postcard so it’s the perfect advent calendar to send to a vegan / dairy free loved one.
8. Natural dog treat Advent calendar 12 Days
The Natural Dogs 12 days of Christmas advent box is a beautiful gift box packed full of completely natural dog treats so your pooch doesn’t get left out this Christmas!
9. Doll House sticker advent calendar
This beautifully alternative A3 sized advent calendar marks the days of December with a new sticker each day to decorate the dollhouse and count down the days to Christmas.
Lottie’s products are always created from her own artwork and being environmentally aware, her advent calendars are made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials.
10. A 12 Days of Christmas Luxury Soy Wax Melt Box
Made with a natural blend of Soy Wax using the finest highly scent oils for a beautiful home fragrance and long-lasting aromas, the Christmas 12 Day Luxury Giftbox includes:
- 12 x 10g Wax Melts Presents
- 4 x 15g Wax Melt Hearts – Apple & Cinnamon
- 1 x Satin GiftBag with Merry Christmas presentation box all wrapped up in red coloured tissue paper made with love.
Which of these advent calendar options will you go for?
What a beautiful selection of eco-friendly and sustainable advent calendars. There are so many amazing options! I have my favourites in my basket, which ones will you choose? If these options are not quite right, view even more eco-friendly advent calendars under £15.
Last Updated on December 10, 2021 by Lucy Clarke