What are Christmas Eve Boxes?


Christmas is such a magical time for children, and family traditions can help create the most amazing magical memories that will stay with your children forever.

Recently the tradition of Christmas Eve Boxes has become more and more popular, it is yet another tradition which has made its way over from the US, although a lot of European countries give presents on Christmas Eve.

As Christmas Eve is the day before the most exciting day of the year for a lot of children and excitement is at its highest, Christmas Eve Boxes are a way of parents calming down the heightened anticipation waiting for Santa.

Although a lot of parents have always adopted the tradition of new PJ’s for Christmas eve, so this is just another step in bundling it up into an actual box.


How to introduce your Christmas Eve Boxes?


Christmas Eve Boxes can be introduced into the home in different ways. One suggestion is, if you have a visiting Elf during December he/she will probably leave your home on Christmas Eve in preparation for Father Christmas arriving. Your Christmas Eve Boxes could be left under the Christmas Tree as a gift from your Elf with a letter saying Thank-you for looking after him during December and as a reward for being on Santa’s Nice List.

This way you can include more activity crafts and games to keep your little ones entertained whilst you get on with your preparations for the Big Day.

Alternatively you could introduce your Christmas Eve Boxes into your home late afternoon/early evening as a gift from the Christmas Fairy. This way you can focus the contents towards encouraging your children to wind down & relax.

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Suggestions of what to fill your Christmas Eve Boxes with.


Creating a tradition of a Christmas Eve Box doesn’t have to be expensive and you can utilise items you may already have or you may buy anyway for your children.


Crafty Theme – to keep children entertained throughout the day

  • Christmas Sticker Books
  • Christmas craft ideas – Christmas card making kit for any relatives they may see the following day
  • Board Games
  • Magazine
  • Cookie making kit


Food & Treats – it is Christmas afterall

  • Gingerbread Cookies to decorate
  • Sweets in a candy cone
  • Chocolate coins
  • Candy Canes
  • Popcorn
  • Believe in Christmas Bell


Snuggle up Theme – to encourage them to snuggle up on the sofa to wind down before bedtime

  • Christmas Bedding
  • Festive Bath Bomb
  • Christmas PJ’s/Dressing Gown
  • Fluffy Bed socks
  • Fleecey Blanket
  • Christmas DVD
  • Christmas Story Book
  • Hot Chocolate – Snowman Soup
  • Santa Plate
  • Milk bottle for Santa
  • Santas Key
  • Reindeer Food

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Whatever traditions you decide to create, I hope that you and your family have a magical and wonderful Christmas, creating the most special of family memories.


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