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Christmas Eve Box Ideas
A Christmas Eve Box is a lovely tradition that Children really enjoy. They don’t have to cost the earth and you can fill them with items you will be able to use to really get into the Christmas spirit.
What to Put in a Christmas Eve Box?
You can put anything you like in your Christmas Box. Typically, a Christmas Eve box is filled with items that make Christmas Eve more magical such as
new pyjamas, hot chocolate, films and books, and also items to help Santa out such as food for his Reindeer and a magic key (for those without chimneys.
Here are some ideas for things to put in a Christmas eve box that are suitable for Children, Teenagers and Adults…
Christmas Eve Box Items Suitable for Children
These are the main thing people put in a Christmas eve box. There’s nothing like slipping into a fresh pair of Pjs. Here are all the best Matching Family Christmas Pyjamas for 2023
If you don’t need (or wear) pyjamas, then maybe a pair of festive socks would do. You can pick them up for between £1 – £3 per pair in many UK shops.
AKA Hot chocolate with marshmallows. You can make these yourself, or you usually find lots of local craft sellers posting them. There’s a Rudolph Hot Chocolate Reindeer Cone available at Home Bargains for £1.29
This simple addition is another favourite. It’s simply oats and glitter! You can pop it in a clear bag and add a label. If you don’t want to buy it, you can get it from eBay for about £1.50.
I always pop a Christmas book in my children’s Christmas eve boxes. I buy the 10 Christmas books for £10 deal from the works and have 6 left over to gift to other family members.
If you don’t have a chimney, it’s a good idea to grab a magic key for Santa to be able to get in. The children can hang it by the door for him before they retire to bed.
I stumbled across Santa and Elf facemasks in B&M for only 69p and they made a great addition to our evening.
Bath Bomb or Bubble Bath
Before you get into your new PJs, you’re going to have to have a bath. So why not pop in a festive bath bomb to make it even more festive.
Letter From Santa
You can pop in a letter from Santa, reminding your children that they need to go to sleep nice and early for him to be able to come. You can get a personalised letter from Santa for about £3 delivered on eBay.
Did you know you can get a free letter from Santa via royal mail? Find out more.
Chocolate or Sweets
Something small like a mini chocolate Santa as a treat always goes down well.
Everyone needs someone to cuddle up with in bed!
Christmas Colouring Book
Something cheap to keep them busy for an hour whilst trying to pass the time.
Christmas Activity Pack
These can be found in most UK supermarkets and discount shops for around £1.50 and contain colours, activities and stickers.
Something to put your Crhsitasm eve hot chocolate in! I always buy matching family ones from Asda, but they have loads of different styles each year and are priced from only £1.75. Check them out.
Hot Chocolate bombe
Another alternative to the snowman soup or Reindeer cones is a festive chocolate bombe or stirrer. Again these are usually found in all UK supermarkets and discount websites such as Home Bargains, B&M and Poundland. The ones below we picked up in Asda for £1.50.
A Christmas DVD / Blu Ray
If you don’t have a subscription to a movie site, why not buy a physical copy of their favourite DVD. For less then £5 you can get ELF or The Grinch.
If you like Christmas films, check out this Christmas Movie Advent Calendar
Christmas Eve Box Items Suitable for Adults
All of the above Children’s items can also be packed into an adults Christmas eve box, but there are a few extra things you could add that aren’t suitable for kids, including…
A Christmas Candle
Yankee has an amazing Christmas candle range and you can always find them in boots 342 Christmas offer.
A Small Bottle of Wine or Prosecco
Because you deserve it!
Chocolate liquors are an indulgent treat that is perfect for an adult’s Christmas eve box.
How nice is a baileys hot chocolate! Buy a mini bottle to add a splash to yours, making the perfect grown-up snowman soup!
When should you open a Christmas Eve box?
A Christmas Eve Box is usually opened and enjoyed a few hours before a child’s bedtime. They are good as a gentle encouragement to get them to go to bed but ensure you give them enough time to check out and use all the items you have put in there.
Usually, around 2 hours prior to their usual bedtime is a good time.
Further Enjoy Your Family’s Christmas Eve with these Free Santa Tracking Apps & Websites
We hope this list has helped you with some ideas to fill your Christmas Eve Boxes, if you know of anything else you think should be added to the list, please let us know in the comments below…