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Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Christmas Eve Box Ideas

With the most wonderful time of the year looming, it’s time to start thinking about fun festive treats for your little ones.

Christmas Eve is all about putting up stockings, changing into brand new PJs and leaving out a carrot and mince pie for Father Christmas and his reindeers. It also wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without a Christmas Eve box! These little boxes of festive fun have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and we’re here for it. If you want to get in on the action and pick up some great ideas for under £10, read on…

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 A Christmas Eve 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. Or why not use a cardboard box, and spend the evening decorating the outside with a true festive feel. You could paint, use stamps or cover it with stickers or glitter, the possibilities are endless. You could also add a personal touch with our Alphabet Christmas range that the whole family will love. Fill your box with a mug, stocking or a sack to leave out for Father Christmas in the morning, all emblazoned with the family member’s initial so everyone knows which is theirs.


There’s nothing more festive than dressing the whole family in a set of matching PJs. Choose your favourite design and get everyone comfy, cosy and ready for bed, just in time for Father Christmas. Pop a set into your box, perhaps throw in some matching slippers, and settle down for a peaceful Christmas Eve and a great night’s sleep. And don’t forget some delicious treats that you can enjoy as you settle in for the night. Choose some sweets, hot chocolate or get busy in the kitchen and whip up something delicious for dessert, and don’t forget to leave some out for Santa!

Slippers & Socks

Keep toes toasty on Christmas Eve with a cosy pair of slippers or fluffy slipper socks. From traditional styles that can be worn all year long to very merry novelty designs that will get you in the festive mood, every one of your family members will love slipping into these and watching their favourite festive film. If you're Christmas eve consists of lounging around in the house, visiting the in-laws, preparing the veg for the following day, slippers can be the perfect addition to make your day run a little bit smoother.

A Cosy Blanket

Unless you're fortunate enough to be abroad this Christmas it's likely that we'll be experiencing the chilly winter weather. Bring joy and warmth to their Christmas eve wind-down with a cosy blanket which will fit perfectly inside your Christmas Eve box. We've got faux-fur, teddy and knitted options so you can pick one you'll know that they'll love. Our Christmas blankets & throws have sweet printed styles and festive designs for great value prices.

Sweet Treats

We all love to over-indulge at Christmas and what better way to start the festive celebrations than by treating your love ones with some sweet or salty treats. Candy canes, hot chocolate, sweet treats: you name it, we’ve got it. If the recipient of the box has more of a savoury taste than don't worry you could always opt for some nice crackers, festive crisps or nuts. Fill your box with something tasty they can enjoy with the whole family on Christmas Eve.