How to Make a Christmas Box for the Whole Family

Whether you’re five or fifty-five, Christmas Eve is always exciting. There are lots of ways to make this magical night even more memorable, particularly if you’re celebrating with little ones at home. From preparing treats for Father Christmas to brand new pyjamas for a perfect night’s sleep, it’s the little touches that make the season special.

One way to ensure an exciting evening is to prepare a Christmas Eve box! These have become very popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Let’s take a look at some beautiful Christmas Eve box ideas that you can share with your family this year.


What is a Christmas Eve box?

It does what it says on the tin. A Christmas Eve box is packed with festive treats to start the fun early. It will be up to you what you put inside. You might like to fill it with tasty snacks, games, teddies, or storybooks. Whatever you choose, it’s a chance to get creative and appeal to your family’s unique personality.

Wrap your Christmas Eve box for even more excitement. You can bring it out at any time, depending on what’s inside and your plans for the day.

Choosing your box

When it comes to choosing your box, a simple cardboard option works well. At the same time, there are lots of beautiful Christmas boxes with seasonal designs to make the occasion a little more special. If you want to invest in a tradition, consider a carved wooden box you can use year after year.

Christmas Eve box ideas

There are lots of Christmas Eve box fillers you might choose, with options to suit every budget and taste. Here are some of our favourite things to put inside.


New pyjamas are a Christmas Eve classic. Whether you’re shopping for little ones or older kids, everyone will appreciate something snuggly and festive. Pop a set into your box, perhaps throw in some cosy matching slippers, and settle down for a peaceful Christmas Eve and a great night’s sleep.


It might not be Christmas Day yet, but popping a few toys into the Christmas Eve box is a great way to spread out their excitement. Festive teddies are a great choice. Send them to bed with a new cuddly companion for magical dreams on the night before Christmas.

Treats for Father Christmas

Another favourite Christmas Eve tradition, include treats for Santa and Rudolph in your box for a perfect way to start the evening. Whether you choose mince pies, cookies, carrots, or milk, there are lots of ways to say thank you to Father Christmas this year.

Treats for you!

Include some sweet treats for yourself for a perfect Christmas Eve at home. Whether you’re watching a festive movie or playing some family games, these little indulgences can make the night even more fun. Pack some chocolates, salty snacks, and perhaps some mulled wine for the adults for guaranteed joy this Christmas Eve.

Tip: why not present your Christmas treats on some beautiful festive dinnerware?

Films and books

What could be better than watching a festive film on Christmas Eve? Include one in your box for a perfect way to wind down as a family. You might even start a new tradition. Lots of families watch the same film every year on Christmas Eve! Which will you choose?

Holiday books, like The Night Before Christmas, are another perfect gift to include in your Christmas Eve box. Snuggle around your tree for reading before bed, and send little ones to sleep feeling wonderful.

Scented candles

Scented candles come into their own at Christmas time, with lots of options available to fill your home with festive cheer. Some favourite fragrances include orange, clove, pine, and cinnamon.

When you’ve collected all the bits and pieces for your Christmas Eve box, you can wrap them individually or simply pack them inside ready to bring out. Then get ready for plenty of excitement and a new tradition to enjoy year after year.