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!
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!
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.
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.
Also available is The Golden Key, and just released Santa’s Socks which would be the perfect Christmas story.
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.
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.
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.
Leaving cookies for Santa is a must, but why not make your own personal cookies with Vonshef Cookie Cutters. Santa will love these!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.