Christmas eve boxes have been growing in popularity in recent years, but what are they? And what should you put in them? Obviously this is down to your individual preferences but I asked my followers for their Christmas Eve Box ideas and they didn’t disappoint!
What are Christmas Eve Boxes?
Christmas Eve boxes, as the name suggests are boxes given out on Christmas Eve. They can be filled with all sorts of things from treats to gifts.
You can either use them to gift new things or fill them with things to help create your own Christmas Eve family traditions. They don’t have to be expensive and they are a great excuse to do something together before the chaos of Christmas Day.
If you have an Elf on the Shelf then an additional idea is to make it as if the Elves ‘left’ the box in exchange for them heading back to the north pole.
I am going to list some of the most popular items from my followers below with suggestions of where you can buy them. I’d love to see your Christmas Eve boxes so feel free to tag me on social media @itsmechrissyj
Christmas Eve Boxes
Christmas eve boxes come in all sorts of sizes and designs. You can get individual ones, family ones and even pet ones.
Although you can get single use ones but its far better to get one you can use year in, year out. You can even have them personalised like the ones below.
Find Christmas Eve boxes on Etsy
Whether you just want a single pair of festive PJs or a matching set for the whole family PatPat is our favourite place to find them.
They have so many different options available from newborn to mens 2XL and even matching pet sets!
Shop the PJ collection here
A Christmas Movie
Although Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming services are super popular now, It doesn’t leave you with something to open. A wrapped DVD is a great addition to your Christmas Eve box. Our personal favourites are A Muppets Christmas Carol (Mine), Home Alone (Gazs), Polar Express (Chloe), Elf (Lottie), Santa Claus The Movie (Holly) and Oscar chose the very Christmassy film… Turbo!
A Christmas Book
Whether you want to gift a new book every year or start an annual tradition of what you’ll read on Christmas eve, a book is a lovely addition to your Christmas Eve box.
Books and Pieces have some lovely Christmas book ideas suitable for various ages.
The Range also have a range of books you can order online including this Christmas colouring book with an assortment of pencil toppers and an Elf on the Shelf Night before Christmas book.
Hot Chocolate Bombs
If your children are anything like mine, they will be Hot Chocolate obsessed! So why not add in some Hot Chocolate bombs? They come in all sorts of combinations including with added sprinkles, Marshmallows or even white chocolate shapes. Just pop them in a mug and add hot water.
Browse Hot Chocolate Bombs on Etsy
Some Sleepy Time Gifts
We met the Sensory Retreats team at this years BlogOn conference and we loved these little sets they have but one of my favourite items from their range were the eye masks. Perfect for helping excited little ones wind down on Christmas Eve ready for Santa to pay a visit.
You can grab these from Sensory Retreats use code CHRISTINEJONES to save up to 20%.
Self heating eye masks
Available for £3.95 Individually or £16.50 for a pack of 5
Our brand new Elf Eyes Self-Heating Eye Masks are a wonderful treat for children and adults alike. Each box contains 5 eye masks and guided mediation track.Source : Sensory Retreats
Experience relaxation like never before with the calming powers of Elf Eyes a Self-Heating Eye Mask that has been created to improve sleep, unwind and relax.
Little elves everywhere will love kicking off their boots and relaxing with one of these wonderful self-heating eye masks that will transport you from the fun festivities into heavenly relaxation.
Elf Eyes have been created for children but are suitable for the whole family. Each mask is unscented.
Order the Sleepy Elf Bedtime Gift Set (Pictured below – Includes The Lost Wish book, Elf Eyes Self Heating Eye Mask, Magic Wish Wand and Sleepy Elf Medication) for just £23.56 with my disocunt code CHRISTINEJONES (RRP £29.45)
All of ours are obsessed with popcorn! I love stocking up on the bags you throw in the microwave we buy them in bulk from Amazon but you can also get them in your local supermarket too.
If you want to splash out Marks and Spencer have this beautiful Christmas baking kit. The set includes a Snowman Cupcake Kit, Gingerbread Baubles Kit, Cinnamon Roll Kit, Gingerbread House Kit, Winter Wonderand Sprinkles, Hot Chocolate Stirrer Trio and a reusable Santa Sack.
It would certainly keep the little ones amused AND you get lots of yummy snacks at the end of it all – Winner!
Christmas Eve Set & Reindeer Food
Something else that can be used over and over again is a Christmas Eve set to leave out treats for Santa and his Reindeer. You can get all sorts of different designs, you can even get personalised ones over on Etsy – Reindeer food to scatter in your front garden is another easy to make (or cheap to buy) thing you can pop in your box.
Everyone needs a Christmas stocking so why not add one to your box? Whatever your colour scheme there will be something to suit.
Again over on Etsy you’ll find lots of options for personalised stockings.
A Cheeky Tipple (18+!)
Of course we can’t miss out on something for the grown ups! These alcohol sample sets from Marks and Spencer are perfect for cosying up this Christmas Eve and just £15 each with the choice of Gin, Whisky or Port.
Wow so many different things you can add to your Christmas Eve box! It’s lovely that you can just personalise them to suit your family and budget.
Hopefully you’ve got some inspiration from this post and I would love to see your Christmas Eve Box creations over on socials – just tag me on Insta, Twitter or Tiktok @itsmechrissyj
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