How to Make Your Own Christmas Eve Box

How to Make Your Own Christmas Eve Box

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas is just around the corner, and your attention is probably turning to how you can make this year extra special for your little ones.

You may well know that Christmas Eve boxes have become popular in recent years. This new tradition stems from how the Germans celebrate Christmas by opening their gifts on 24th December rather than the 25th. The boxes can come in all shapes and sizes with various gifts and items to fill them.

You can buy pre-packed Christmas Eve boxes, but if you’re looking to do something a little more homemade, then we hope this easy guide will provide you with some inspiration. So whether you want to create a Christmas Eve box on a budget or make something a little extra special, we’ve got an option for you.

Let’s take a look!

Start with a box

There are all sorts of fabulous Christmas Eve boxes you can buy. But these two options are an excellent place to start:

Elf Christmas Eve Box (£2.99, Studio)

Wooden Christmas Eve Box (£9.99, The Range)

Once you’ve settled in a box, now is the time to decide what you would like to add to it. We’ve compiled a list of items for you to consider below. Some of the choices will help you not break the bank, but there are also some options if you want to go all out.

Christmas Stories (for under 2’s)

That’s Not My Snowman (£4.99, Lowplex Books)

This is a fabulous touchy-feely story for the youngest children. You might be able to find this one a little cheaper if you’re willing to search for it on places such as Facebook Marketplace or eBay.

Jellycat Leffy’s Christmas Gift Children’s Book (£12.00, John Lewis)

Dear Santa (£5.99, Amazon)

The Jolly Christmas Postman (£8.99, Amazon)

A Set of Festive PJ’s

Is there anything better than getting into a fresh set of PJ’s before heading off to bed on Christmas Eve? We’re yet to find it!

Christmas Navy ‘Fa La La’ Pyjamas 0-24 Months (£7.00, Tu Clothing)

Pink Christmas Pyjamas (£6.00, George)

Baby Christmas Tree Friends Print Pyjama Set, Navy (£10.40, John Lewis)

Kids’ Penguin Pyjamas, Pack of 2, Pink/Blue (£17.60, John Lewis)

Reindeer Food

Reindeer food is a must-have for any Christmas Eve box. Below are some instructions on how you make your own and a ready-made version you can buy.

Homemade Magical Reindeer Food Recipe

Personalised Magic Reindeer Food (£2.50, Etsy)

Sweet Treats

It’s always good to treat the little ones at Christmas. We have a couple of options for you to consider, something sweet and some recipes for something a little more on the healthy side.

Elf Sweet Cone (£2.25 – £4.05, Etsy)

25 Healthy Christmas Treats for Kids

Small Toy

There has to be at least one toy in a Christmas Eve box, right? So with that in mind, here are a couple of delightful options for your considerations.

2-Pack Pop-up Bubble Fidget Toy (£6.99, Amazon)

Jellycat Jolly Gingerbread Fred (£15.00, World of Bears)

Whatever items you choose for your Christmas Eve Box, we have no doubt that it will create lots of excitement and awe in preparation for Father Christmas’s visit!

Merry Christmas.

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