Christmas Eve boxes have been increasing in popularity each year. A Christmas Eve box is a festive tradition where you take a box and fill it with goodies to enjoy on Christmas Eve. The trend started in the states and has been picked up around the world.
Now my eldest daughter is almost three we are going to start this tradition in our house. I got our boxes this year from Sue Ryder charity shop, £2.99 for two small boxes, perfect size for some pjs, treats and new Christmas books.
If you are looking for ideas to what you should put in your box this year see below my recommendations.
What should I include in my Christmas Eve Boxes?
There are so many creative ideas for what you can fill them with.
These are some favourites I’ve found;
- Christmas PJs and socks – perfect for snuggling in together as a family.
- Christmas book/story or film – something to watch together on Christmas Eve.
- A family board game – perfect to share as a family across the holidays.
- Snow globe or tree decoration – start a tradition to add a new one each year.
- Sweet treats for the kids – most children love sweets or chocolate.
- Hot chocolate powder – warm drinks to have while watching Christmas TV
- Treats for Santa and his reindeer – a tipple for Santa and food to leave out for his helpers.
- A plate for Santa’s treats – children will love leaving out the treats.
- Bath bomb – encourage the children to have a bath before Christmas Day.
- Letter from Santa – if they haven’t recieved one already.
Whatever you choose to fill them with, the children will enjoy the anticipation and process of opening them.
Christmas Eve boxes can also be sourced in places such as Home Bargains and Not On The High Street.
If you are looking for other traditons to enjoy over the Christmas season see my post on festive traditions.