How To Make A Christmas Eve Box

If your little ones have a hard time containing their excitement as they wait for Santa to arrive, a Christmas Eve Box is a new tradition that would be perfect to start this year. The Christmas Eve Box is thought to have originated in Germany, and contains little gifts for your children to settle down and enjoy while preparing for the festivities to come on Christmas morning. All you have to do is get a box (a decorated shoe box or a gift box will do just fine), and fill it with little things you think will put a smile on their face.

What to put in a Christmas Eve Box


Christmas Eve is all about snuggling down in your PJs and getting cosy, so a new set of pyjamas is a perfect gift to put in their box. Pair with matching slippers and a fluffy dressing gown for even more cuddly cuteness.


To keep little hands busy when they’re just too excited to settle down, why not put a crafty activity in their Christmas Eve box? A colouring book and pencils, a Christmas jigsaw puzzle or a notebook to scribble in would do the trick.


It’s not just Santa and his reindeer that enjoy a little sweet treat on Christmas Eve! A candy cane, chocolate coins or their favourite festive snack will make the evening all that more exciting. Oh, and don’t forget the hot chocolate!


When it comes to bed time, nothing gets them ready for sweet dreams of Santa and his sleigh than a relaxing bed time story and a cuddly teddy to hold. It’s something they’ll enjoy, and they can treasure forever.

If you’re looking for more inspiration for things to fill your Christmas Eve Box with, we have lots of festive gifts for the little ones, from PJs and slippers to toys and games, and even hot chocolate too.

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