A Christmas Eve box is the perfect way to add some magic to the night before Christmas. With goodies to surprise little kids, big kids and even adults, we’ve got the rundown on how to make this seasonal trend your new fave family tradition.
What Is A Christmas Eve Box?
Inspired by the German practice of opening presents on 24th December, a Christmas Eve box contains festive treats and small presents to gift the night before Christmas. Working a dream with other seasonal traditions like hanging up Christmas stockings, Christmas Eve boxes are becoming more popular every year! New ways to spoil our loved ones? We’re SO here for it!
What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box?
Christmas Eve boxes don’t need to be big or expensive to show that you care. The best thing about the boxes is that you can tailor them to suit any budget and fill them with pretty much anything, from homemade biscuits and festive socks to Christmas pyjamas and board games. It’s the thought that counts!
Christmas Eve Box Ideas For Kids
Christmas Eve boxes for kids are just the thing to build excitement for the countdown to Christmas. Searching for inspo? Unwrap our top Christmas gifts for kids below. We’re talking soft toys, festive PJs and seasonal games to make this Christmas Eve one to remember.
Cosy Christmas Pyjamas
Christmas Eve is all about getting cosy, from watching festive films on repeat to baking the last batch of mince pies. To keep your Crimbo crew feeling merry and bright, pop a pair of Christmas pyjamas in their gift box. Just like magic, the right pyjamas will persuade even the most excited mini-me to get ready for bed. Need we say more?
This year, we can’t get enough of PJ designs with cute Christmas motifs. As always, any styles with a seasonal slogan get a yes from us!
Family-Friendly Board Games
With so much build up to the big day, we know Christmas Eve can sometimes feel like a waiting game. Luckily, all it takes is a board game in their Christmas Eve box to keep kids occupied for the countdown.
Whether you choose family faves like Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit or follow the clues with Cluedo, a board game tournament is a super-fun way to bring the whole team together for some friendly (or not so friendly!) competition.
Extra Cuddly Soft Toys
Little ones wanting to stay up late will have an extra reason to stick to their bedtimes when they discover a soft toy in their Christmas Eve box. The good news is there’s no need to buy additional toys on top of their stocking presents. Instead, gift one of their Christmas toys a day early – easy!
What To Put In A Baby Christmas Eve Box?
Searching for the perfect Christmas Eve box filler for a baby? Their own special Christmas tree decoration is a sweet idea. Whether you choose Disney Frozen baubles, twinkling tree toppers or classic nutcracker designs, their first Christmas decoration is one they’ll treasure for years to come!
For presents tiny tots can play with straight away, tap into our wide range of baby toys, including classic wooden toys, bath toys and musical toys to keep them entertained way beyond the festive hols!
Relaxing Christmas Candles
We know it can be difficult to find time to unwind at Christmas – especially if you have a whole squad to spoil! To bring a moment of Zen, gift a scented candle to add some spa-like serenity to the celebrations.
Filling your home with seasonal scents, a Christmas candle is the perfect gift to help you kick back and relax after a long night of wrapping presents.
Winter Warmers & Accessories
Help your loved ones stay snug for winter walks by adding seasonal accessories to their gift box, from beanie hats and scarves to essential gloves. You can also keep toes toasty on Christmas Eve by gifting a pair of fluffy socks or slippers. This Christmas we’re lovin’ anything with faux fur trims or a dust of sparkle!
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