Christmas Eve Box 2018 helpful guide

Family Clan Christmas Eve Box Guide

Christmas Eve boxes are a growing trend, that us at Family Clan especially love to get involved with every year.
Jake and Grace absolutely adore their boxes they get every year. We make a quick rap on the door when they’re super busy and distracted, let them open it and say that Santa’s elves have delivered them!

So we want to help guide you on what to put in them! Yes the normal pyjamas, story and crafty activities, but we have made a list to help you and all at such great prices too.

Remember you don’t have to be little to enjoy a Christmas Eve Box!

Itty Bittys

These Christmas Itty Bittys would make a great addition to a Christmas Eve Box. They are perfect for the festive season and something that has been magically delivered from Santa for your little one to take to bed!

Hallmark Itty Bittys Christmas Family Clan

Personalised Chocolate Bars

These personalised chocolate bars are just the perfect addition to a Christmas Eve Box. Personalised with a name of your choice and Christmas themed pattern they are perfect for any Christmas Eve Box. Personalised Chocolate Bars by Family Clan
Bang On Story Book

Each Christmas Eve we always supply a story book within our Christmas Eve Boxes for me to read before bed time. This year this Unicorn Oo story book which is personalised to your child and their own picture in too is so magical.

Bang On Books review by Family Clan

Also available is The Golden Key, and just released Santa’s Socks which would be the perfect Christmas story.

Bang On Books review by Family Clan

7th Heaven

This 7th Heaven bundle would make a perfect addition to a Christmas Eve Box. Beauty pampering before the big day! Filled with face masks, foot mask, hair masks, pom pom and bath bombs. These would make an excellent choice for A Christmas Eve Box – a treat to wake up feeling so refreshed for Christmas Day.

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Basket Full of Goodies

Emily Sweet Potato Veg Crisps

Wanting something a bit more healthier in your Christmas Eve Box, then check out these Emily Sweet Potato Veg Sticks. Very tasteful and would be lovely to snack on whilst watching family movies.

Emily Veg Crisps review by Family Clan

Christmas DVD

A Christmas DVD would be a perfect time to sit and enjoy on Christmas Eve, time to unwind would be great before the busy day of Christmas.

Our recommended Christmas films:- The Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Elf, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Holiday, Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually.

These are just a few, there are so many great Christmas films out there, this year I have selected Santa Paws 2 and Smurfs A Christmas Carol for their Christmas Eve Box.

Vonshef Cookie Cutters

Leaving cookies for Santa is a must, but why not make your own personal cookies with Vonshef Cookie Cutters. Santa will love these!

Vonshef Copper Mugs and Cookie Cutters Review Family Clan

Gel A Peel

Gel-a-Peel will make a great crafting activity to do on Christmas Eve. Jake and Grace both enjoy creating with these, you can make lots of jewellery, perhaps this would be a great idea for your children to make jewellery for loved ones who might be visiting on Christmas Day. Your children could make them on Christmas Eve and which will allow for them to fully dry over night and will be ready to give as gifts on Christmas Day.

Gel a Peel Colour Changing Kit Family Clan

Bath Bomb or Bubbly Bath

For this Christmas Eve I have got a bath bomb each to put in the Christmas Eve Boxes, they are super fun and they smell amazing too!

Bubble bath I’m sure will also be in after the bath bomb has dissolved.


Everyone knows you get new pyjamas for Christmas young or old! It is tradition for us to give our children new pyjamas on Christmas Eve. Plus it fills the box up much easier!

Mary Poppins Pyjamas from Next review Practically Perfect In Every Way

This year I have bought pyjamas from Primark, as they had such a wide range in for all ages and different characters so Jake got his Mario ones he asked for, and Grace has Disney’s Frozen Fever.


Slippers would make a great choice in a Christmas Eve Box. If you were creating one for an adult perhaps you might consider these lovely unicorn slippers.

Find Me A Gift Family Clan review

Christmas Activity Packs

I always pop to my local B&M Bargains or Home and Bargains, they always have bags of Christmas Activity Packs of activities to do which keep the kids entertained for an hour on Christmas Eve. They are only around the £1 price, they include stickers, activities, colouring in pages and more.

Festive chocolates

Christmas Eve Box Chocolates

Place a couple of these festive treats in each box they go great.

I always get packets of mini chocolates and scatter them in their Christmas Eve Boxes. They can come in such a variety from Snowman & Santa to Elves and Reindeer chocolates.

Chocolate coins also give a great effect. Found everywhere such as B&M or Home & Bargains under £1

Hot Chocolates – ‘Snowman Soup’

A special hot chocolate which can also be called ‘Snowman Soup’ will make a great choice of gift in a Christmas Eve box. You could get a small jar, add some hot chocolate inside, with marshmallows on the top and draw a snowman feature on the jar, for your very own snowman soup.

Cheap and effective. All you will need to do when you are making your hot chocolate is add hot milk and you are complete!

It is pretty much tradition in our house to have this on Christmas Eve as we set up Santa’s milk & cookie and his reindeer’s carrot.

Giant Candy Cane in a Box

Jake and Grace love candy canes so when I saw these, in my local Home and Bargains last year, I had to get them! They are nicely presented in their box and will look lovely in a Christmas Eve Box. I can’t wait to go back and see if they have any more this year!

Christmas Eve Box Chocolates Candy Canes

The Boxes

Need a bit of help on finding a box at an affordable price? There is a wide variety of Christmas Eve Boxes to buy, from wooden to cardboard.

This year in Asda they have Christmas Eve Boxes for just £2

It was hard to choose which for both my children!

Presented nicely inside are all the Christmas Eve gifts.  (Image from last year as I am yet to finish my box!)

We hope that this Christmas Eve Box guide has been helpful for you and gave you a helping hand on what to put within them. What do you put in your Christmas Eve Boxes if you do them?

We hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve.

From all of us here at Family Clan, Merry Christmas!

6 Thoughts to “Christmas Eve Box 2018 helpful guide”

  1. susan smith

    Fab ideas here, we have started to do Christmas eve boxes. the kids were surprised last year and enjoyed opening them up

  2. nadiashanahan

    There are some really lovely ideas! I love doing Christmas Eve boxes!

  3. nadiashanahan

    Lots of great ideas here for my christmas eve boxes

  4. Ashleigh Allan

    Lots of good ideas. I find it harder as the kids get older. I like the bath bomb idea

  5. Susan B

    Some lovely ideas there but I doubt we could manage additional gifts.

  6. Sharon Freemantle

    This has given me a lot of ideas for things to pop into the Christmas Eve boxes

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