I always have fun writing this gluten free advent calendar guide and it definitely gets me in the Christmas spirit. There are some CORKERS on the market again this year, which is so exciting to see. There are loads of gluten and dairy free options too.
Every year the selection of gluten free advent calendars increases and there is now some very impressive variety. Whether you are simply gluten free or have additional dietary requirements, dairy free or vegan, there’s a calendar here for you!
This is a round up of gluten free advent calendars available in the UK (sorry international readers) but some may be available in other countries too, however please double check the gluten free status in case ingredients are different.
What Do You Count as Being a Gluten Free Advent Calendar?
I have not included any calendars with a “may contain gluten/wheat” warning, as in my opinion these do not count as being safely gluten free for coeliacs like me.
If you are not coeliac or are less sensitive, there will be a few extra calendars in supermarkets with may contain warnings.
Right, let’s get to this round up. All the calendars featured here are gluten free, listed in ascending price order. First we have a gluten free advent calendar section, then a gluten and dairy free section, of which there are some delicious choices available this year.
I’ve noted allergen information for each calendar, where available, but please always double check when you buy. Just in case online information was not accurate or in case I have made a mistake. I am only human, but I try my best!
Gluten Free Chocolate Advent Calendars 2022
Cadbury White Chocolate Advent Calendar 90g – £1.50
A white chocolate advent calendar from a Cadbury, which is gluten free with no may contain warning. Available exclusively in Asda. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar 90g – £1.50/£2.00
An advent calendar classic and it is gluten free! While this size is gluten free, some of the larger Cadburys ones are not and have a “may contain wheat” warning – always check the ingredients. Available in Asda, Ocado, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose. Contains dairy, may contain nuts.
Milkybar Chocolate Advent Calendar 85g – £2.00
Another Christmas advent calendar classic, this white chocolate calendar is gluten free and suitable for coeliacs. Available in Morrisons and Sainsburys. Contains milk, may contain nuts.
Galaxy Advent Calendar – £2.00- £2.79
Classic Galaxy chocolate calendar with a milk chocolate piece each day, this was the only Galaxy calendar I could find that was gluten free with no may contain warning. Available in Asda, Morrisons, Ocado and Sainsburys. Contains dairy and soya, may contain nuts.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Bar – £2.50
This advent bar gives you one chunk a day, to really challenge your will power during December! No may contain warning, it’s gluten free. Contains milk, may contain nuts. Available from most supermarkets.
Marks & Spencers Classic Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar – £2.00
M&S have so many brilliant gluten free advent calendars again this year. To kick things off, there are various designs for their simple milk chocolate advent calendar comes in this year, including Where’s Wally, the Science Museum and Nativity Scene. Available in M&S and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.
Kinnerton Children’s Advent Calendar – £1.00 – £2.00
Another fantastic range of kid-friendly designs, Kinnerton’s calendars are made in a nut free environment. This year designs include Peppa Pig, Hot Wheels, Barbie and Paw Patrol Calendars. Available in Morrisons, Ocado and Sainsburys. Contains dairy and soya.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Chunks Advent Calendar 258g – £5.00 – £5.99
A new addition to our gluten free advent calendar options last year, which was very exciting as usual Cadburys contain lots of may contain warnings. This calendar contains individually-wrapped chunks of Dairy Milk, Cadbury Caramel and Whole Nut. Available in Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsburys and Tesco. Contains dairy and hazelnuts, may contain other nuts.
Percy Pig Advent Calendar – £5.00
Percy is back in festive form with a milk chocolate shape every day and a bag of sweets for Christmas day. Available in Marks & Spencer and Ocado. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts.
Reese’s Miniature Cups With Pretzels Countdown Calendar – £7.00
Really surprisingly, this calendar is gluten free! The pretzels within the cups are made from brown rice flour and potato starch. Please note the other Reese’s calendar is not gf and has a may contain warning. Available from Morrisons, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. Contains milk, peanuts and soya.
Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar 480g – £9.00
Get a mini cheese and a cheesy joke behind each door, in this slightly different advent calendar! Available from Ocado. Contains milk.
Toblerone Advent Calendar – £8.00
An assortment of Swiss milk chocolates, Swiss chocolates, Swiss white chocolates and Swiss milk chocolates with salted caramelized almonds each with honey and almond nougat. Available from Tesco. Contains milk, egg, soya and almonds, may contain other nuts.
M&S Daschund Through the Snow Advent Calendar – £8.00
Milk and white chocolates. Contains milk and soya. Available from M&S and Ocado.
Kinder Advent 3D House 234g – £10
This Kinder variety surprised me and is gluten free with no may contain warning. It has Kinder Surprise Eggs, Schoko-Bons, figures, mini eggs and chocolate squares. Available from Ocado. Contains hazelnuts, dairy and soya.
Montezuma’s Organic Kids Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar – £11.99
An organic milk chocolate snowman chocolate for each day of advent. Contains milk, may contain nuts. Available from Ocado.
Montezuma’s Organic Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar – £11.99
Palm oil-free milk chocolate for each day of advent. Contains milk, may contain nuts. There is also a dark chocolate version. Both available from Ocado.
Harrod’s Glow In The Dark Children’s Advent Calendar – £12.00
A glow in the dark snowman design and a milk chocolate behind each door. Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts. Available from Ocado.
Butler’s The Chocolate Advent Calendar – £18.00
Advent calendar with a selection of chocolate turffles: Spice Berry Parfait, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Café Mocha, Hazelnut Caramel, Orange Bombe, Almond Cappuccino, Milk Chocolate Truffle, Midnight Ginger, Raspberry, Pink Himalayan Salted Caramel, Passionata, Salted Hazelnut Caramel. Contains milk, nuts and soya. Available from Waitrose and Selfridges.
Salcombe Dairy – Advent Calendars £20.00
A luxury chocolate advent calendar with a range of designs to choose from this year, filled with chocolate truffles. Salcombe Dairy make wonderful bean to bar chocolate and their full range is gluten free, as no gluten is handled in their factory. They’re plenty of designs for grown ups, plus this very cute animal design that kids will love. Available online.
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar – £20.00
I tried and loved this gorgeous advent calendar from Joe & Seph’s a couple of years ago and it’s good to see their calendar is gluten free again this year. Not only is the packaging fantastic, but each day you get a mini bag of their handmade popcorn. It comes in amazing flavours such as speculoos chocolate orange and banoffee pie and is completely gluten free. Available from Ocado and John Lewis. Contains egg, milk and soya, may contain nuts and sesame.
Montezuma’s Milk Choc Butter Nutter Truffle Advent Calendar – £21.00
Calendar filled with milk chocolate peanut butter truffles. Palm oil free. Contains milk, soya and peanuts, may contain other nuts. Available from Ocado.
Harry Specter’s Luxury Advent Calendar – £40.00
A beautifully presented collection of luxury filled chocolates, and chocolate covered coffee beans. Made at a chocolate factory where autistic people are involved with every aspect of thre business (plus all their chocolates are gluten free) – a great business to support. Contains soya and milk, may contain nuts. Available online.
Venchi Prestige Advent Calendar – £69.95
Well it ain’t cheap but it is fancy chocolate! Each chocolate comes in a puzzle cube box, creating various different pictures as you work you way through the month. Contains dairy, soya, nuts and may contain other nuts. Available from Harvey Nichols.
Gluten & Dairy Free Advent Calendars 2022
The Free From Kitchen Co. Advent Calendar 93G – £2.00
Tesco’s dairy free and vegan advent calendar. Available in Tesco. Contains soya, may contain nuts.
Morrisons Choccy Advent Calendar – £2.99
An own brand options from Morrisons, which you should be able to find in the free from section. Available in Morrisons. Contains soya, may contain nuts.
Sainsburys Free From Choc Advent Calendar – £3.25
An own brand options from Sainsburys, which you should be able to find in the free from section. Available in Sainsburys. May contain nuts and soya.
Moo Free Original/White Chocolate Advent Calendar – £3.99
An alternative to milk chocolate/white chocolate made from a blend of cocoa, sugar & rice, these organic calendars are gluten, soy and dairy free and vegan. May contain nuts. Available from Asda, Morrisons and Ocado.
Plamil So Free Advent Calendars – £6.95
This popular dairy free range makes some various gluten and dairy free advent calendar designs, including salted caramal and white chocolate varieties. I was not a huge fan of the chocolate and the price has gone up £2 since last year. Available online.
Nomo No Missing Out Advent Calendar – £5.00
The Nomo advent calendar is available supermarkets this year and I hear very good things about their dairy free chocolate. It is vegan, dairy, gluten, egg, nut free. The calendar contains 12 caramel sea salt and 12 creamy chocs. Available in Tesco and Waitrose.
Swizzels Advent Calendar – £5.50
Full of classic Swizzels sweets, including Love Hearts and Refreshers bars, this calendar is gluten free and dairy free. Available in Sainsburys. Contains soya.
Fetcha Chocolates Solid Chocolate Advent Calendar – £8.99
This small Scottish company’s advent calendars and gluten, dairy, soy and palm oil free. You can choose from a solid white choc or milk choc calendar, or scroll down for the luxurious filled truffle variety. Available online.
Hip Oat Milk Chocolate Sdvent Calendar – £10.00
*Made on machinery that processes milk, soya and nuts*. Gluten free oat milk chocolates behind each door, in various flavours including gingerbread, white and salted caramel. Available from Ocado.
NOMO Premium Caramel Advent Calendar – £10.00
Filled with 24 caramel pieces and a caramel choc bar, NOMO is a hugely popular dairy free chocolate range. Making it a great choice for dairy free coeliacs. Available from Ocado.
Candy Kittens Advent Calendar – £12.00
*May contain milk* But no milk ingredients, this pop yp advent tree-shaped calendar has two sweets each day, from the Candy Kittens range. May contain milk, nuts, peanuts and sesame. Available from Morrisons.
Cocoa Libre Advent Calendar – £15.00
Fantastic dairy free chocolate, which I really enjoyed when I tried it in 2019, as it is very smooth with a lovely flavour. Each day serves up a chunky chocolate treat, from elves and stars to reindeer and Christmas trees, and the packaging design looks very high quality. Definitely one to try. Available online. Contains soya.
Nono Cocoa Chocolates Advent Calendar – £15.00
What a beautiful selection of hand-decorated vegan chocolates. I have not tried this calendar but it’s full of beautiful dairy free, gluten free chocolates. Created by a parent who did not want her autistic son to miss out on equal enjoyment of Christmas treats in spite of allergies. The price has almost halved since last year too. Gluten and dairy free, raw and vegan. Available online.
Jelly Belly Advent Calendar – £18.99
Packed with gluten and dairy free jelly beans, you get a different flavour each day and a surprise bag on Christmas eve. Available from Jelly Belly, John Lewis, Selfridges and Amazon. Suitable for gluten, dairy, egg, soya and nut allergy sufferers.
Joe & Seph’s Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar – £20.00
A beautiful advent calendar from Joe & Seph’s with a small bag of gluten free, vegan popcorn flavour each day. Flavours include salted caramel, toffee apple, strawberry caramel and salted maple. Contains soya, made in an environment where milk, nuts, peanuts and sesame seeds are present. Available online from Joe & Sephs and Boots.
Fetcha Chocolates Luxury Advent Calendar – £42.00/£52.00
Both advent calendars from this company are fully gluten free and vegan (and palm oil and soy free). They contain a selection of handcrafted chocolates. The more expensive one is alcohol-infused chocolates. Available online. May contain nuts.
Play In Choc – £49.50
Yes this one is expensive (although cheaper than last year) but oh my goodness it is gorgeous. Each day you get a gluten and dairy free mini chocolate (probably the best dairy free chocolate I have tried – it was so smooth and creamy), a fact card and an animal or scenery figurine to make. Available direct online from Play In Choc and they also have a cheaper 12 day calendar this year. Dairy, nut, gluten, soy & plastic free.
Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Advent Calendar – £60.00
Billed as the ultimate gin and tonic calendar, I can confirm all the mixers in this calendar are gluten free. Available from Waitrose.
I hope you have found this guide helpful, please do drop me an email if you have any additions firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will have some more Christmas guides and recipes coming for you in the next few weeks! In the meantime, check out some of my other gluten free product guides:
- Festive Party Food Guide
- Gluten Free Christmas Product List
- Lemon Meringue Yule Log Recipe
- Salted Caramel Yule Log Recipe
- Gluten Free Mince Pies Recipe