The best “green” advent calendars of 2017 – count the days with delicious chocolates, beauty treats or fine tea – from 4 to 99€. Plus: ideas for fantastic stocking/ DIY calendar fillers!
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NO SUGAR, BUT OH SO SWEET. Decorated with a lovely illustrated motif, Lebensbaum organic tea advent calendar comes with 24 varieties of black and green teas as well as herbal and fruit infusions. €4, available in organic stores (Bio Company) or online.
TEA MANIAC ON THE LOOSE. The loose tea advent calendar concocted by tea specialists of Hamburger Teespeicher includes 24 tea bags complete with stickers, drawstring and 24 wooden pegs. €36, available online.
VEGAN-FRIENDLY, ALCOHOL-FREE. This year’s Original Beans Limited Edition calendar is a luxurious treat of 24 hand-made fine chocolates. €39, available online.
3D + AN EXTRA TREAT FOR THE GIVER! This advent calendar tree by Zotter (approx. €40) is a really fun present, pretty, and comes with one extra chocolate for the one who crafts the tree – which comes shipped flat – into its final 3D shape. Via ecco verde.
A CLASSIC. In 2017, the re-usable (refillable) Dr. Hauschka calendar comes filled with 23 sample sizes of some of the best-selling products and one travel size of the iconic hand cream. €49, in stores and online, info here.
AN ESSENTIAL. I got the Primavera essential oils calendar as a gift last year, and I love what the company came up with in 2017: 14 pure essential oils in 1 ml vials, 3 oils in 5 ml vials, 6 blends. Approx. €55, found mine on ecco verde.
A LUXURY. Susanne Kaufmann‘s Austrian-made organic luxury comes in a minimalist design calendar which contains lush bubble baths and rich creams, indulgent hair care products, scented body oils, bath salts, masks, lotions… €99, available in Susanne Kaufmann SPAs and online.
Check out Tee Kontor Kiel‘s fabbo gourmet selection of exotic organic teas (Pu Err, starting at 7.90€), loose pure cacao beans – great for true foodies – or delicious Booja-Boojas truffles (2.30€ each). Available online.
Balm Balm Aromatherapy shower and bath miniatures collection: these seven mini sized bath and shower oil blends make for great stocking stuffers – or DIY advent calendar fillers. I found mine on Amazingy; €35.
For fine fragrance lovers, it’s even easier to DIY a fragrant advent calendar: buy sample sizes or discovery sets from natural perfume brands like Abel (discovery set 28€), Florascent (individual vials start at 2.50€) or Waters + Wild (sample set of four, 25€)!