If you’re on a healthy kick, the last thing you want is to crunch the chocolate of an Advent calendar every morning as Christmas approaches.
But healthier alternatives are available. We took a look at the top 2021 health and beauty calendars.
PEANUT BUTTER – Vegan-friendly and gluten and palm oil free, Pip & Nut’s First Advent Calendar is quite forgiving but feels healthier than regular sweets.
Behind each door is a delicious, individually wrapped full-size chocolate mug filled with smooth almond or peanut butter from the delicious Pip & Nut range. It’s cute and kids can color the calendar after you’ve eaten all the treats inside. In addition, the company sends a jar of peanut butter to a food bank for every calendar sold.
- Pip & Nut, The Nut Butter Cup, £ 20, pipandnut.com – buy now
TEA – It is shiny, beautiful and healthy. Available in sachets and loose sheets, it unfolds and rises, with a different tea behind each window.
From Chinese jasmine and detox to strawberries and cream, each has an inspiring and uplifting quote on the package. A perfect way to start the day in December. My favorite of the three.
- 24 reasons to smile from T2, £ 22, t2tea.com – buy now
PROTEIN – If you have a fitness lover in your life, this is a great gift for them. It includes 24 of the company’s must-have health and fitness products – a dietary supplement, 21 bars and snacks with sugars and sweeteners, and two fitness accessories.
It contains Danish cinnamon whey powder, vegan chocolate orange chew, multivitamin gummies, layered chocolate caramel protein, and a recovery ball to help relax tense muscles. Expensive but great for serious gym bunnies.
- MYPROTEIN, £ 74.99, myprotein.com – buy now
Beauty with Tara Ledden
BUDGET – Includes some of the best products from the big brand, old and new, for much less than buying them individually. It’s got everything from mascara and blush, day cream and gel nail polish, to cleanser, eye cream, face wipes, mask, and body lotion. body.
There were four products from the famous Protect & Perfect range, which I liked. But it would have been nice if they had pushed a few more. Very stylish to look at, too, in black and gold.
- Boots No7, £ 47 but worth £ 184, boots.com – buy now
MID-RANGE –Contains brilliant products, in addition it is beautifully grown up and elegant. A full line of travel and oversized products from big names like Elemis, Nivea, Elizabeth Arden, Neal’s Yard and CeraVe, as well as nail polish, eyeliner and blush.
The Christmas Eve window reveals a fabulous Foreo Luna mini face brush with an RRP of £ 99. A great gift for a loved one, with incredible savings.
- Amazon Beauty, £ 70 but worth £ 260, amazon.co.uk – buy now
LUXURY –It’s truly a joy to watch with its pop-up party figurine top and three stylish drawers. And there’s an amazing list of goodies, from full-size shower gels, body butter, and scrubs to face toners and lip butter.
Plus, you get the best-selling Drops Of Youth Sheet Mask and Drops Of Youth 30ml Concentrate. It will also last for years, as you can fill the boxes with your own treats. Not the biggest saving but still my favorite.
- The Body Shop Share Love & Joy, £ 140 but worth £ 204, thebodyshop.com – buy now
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