What to put in a Christmas Eve box

Christmas is a magical time with numerous traditions such as hanging stockings above the fireplace, putting out mince pies for Santa Claus and eating plenty of Brussels sprouts for dinner!

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However, as waiting for Christmas Day to open presents can be tricky, a new tradition has recently gained popularity – that of giving Christmas Eve boxes the night before. Popular as a gift for children, in an attempt to temper their excitement prior to Christmas Day, these boxes can of course be enjoyed by adults too. If you’re relatively new to the idea of Christmas Eve gifts, check out some of our ideas below.

Where to buy a Christmas Eve box

As they’re quickly growing in popularity, many places now sell Christmas Eve boxes, including high-street stalwarts such as Matalan and Poundland, and internet sellers such as Party Pieces and eBay. If you’re seeking a more personalised box, these can be found at Hobbycraft or online at Not On The Highstreet.

Christmas Eve box fillers for children

If you are seeking a ready-made box for under £10, why not try the Kids Twinkle Christmas Eve Hamper for £9.95 at Mummy and Me? It comes with 13 items, including a magic key, magic reindeer food, Christmas story book and a Christmas Eve checklist. If you would rather put together your own box, chocolate, mini games and Christmas stories are great fillers. Pyjamas are a clever gift that will encourage your little ones to head to bed before Santa arrives.

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For the man in your life

A perfect gift for the special man in your life is a personalised lap tray such as those found here https://personalisedlaptrays.co.uk/. This gift would not only be brilliant to place Santa’s mince pies and milk on, but they are also a fun, practical present for the whole year. You could also consider festive socks, jogging bottoms, a small tipple such as Scotch Whisky, or a festive DVD.

Fillers for her

A luxurious nightie will always put a smile on the face of the special woman in your life, as will a mini bottle of Prosecco, or a candle gift set. Preparing for Christmas can be stressful, so adding some decadent bath products, such as bath bombs or salts, will ensure your special lady is relaxed and ready for the festive season.