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Christmas Eve box ideas

Wondering what to put in your Christmas Eve box? We’ve got lots of great gift ideas to choose from.

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Gifting a Christmas Eve box has become a popular tradition over recent years. Not only does it stretch out the pressie giving that little bit further, it also acts as the perfect prelude to the big day itself.

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Christmas Eve boxes

The real joy of a Christmas Eve box is that they can be personalised for each child. You can fill it with all the little things they love and also break up the excitement before Christmas Day. This adds a bit of festive magic to the night before Christmas, and may even help them sleep a little better before the big day.

What do you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Gifts for a Christmas Eve box don't have to be big or pricey - just a little something for children to enjoy before Santa arrives.

Traditionally, a Christmas Eve box is filled with a small selection of gifts like pyjamas, chocolates, games and books, but they can be tailored to suit any budget or theme.

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Gifts for grown ups

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Christmas Eve boxes for adults

Just like advent calendars and Christmas stockings, it's not just kids who should get all the fun. Christmas Eve boxes for adults can contain anything they like, but a Christmas jumper to wear the next day or a board game for the family to play are popular choices.

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    Things to put in a Christmas Eve box for adults

    For grown ups, the best Christmas Eve box gifts tend to be mixture of fun stuff and practical things like socks and slippers. If you want to make the box extra special, you could include a little personalised item such as framed photo or engraved jewellery piece.

      Box filler ideas for adults

      Need more gift ideas for your Christmas Eve box?

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      Budget-friendly box fillers

      From novelty gifts to make them smile, to soft toys, jewellery and tech gear, we've got pressies for everyone on your list.

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      Box ideas for pets

      Get your furry friend into the festive spirit with a Christmas Eve box of their own, full of their favourite treats and toys.

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      Christmas eve box ideas
      Think of a Christmas eve box as a pre-Christmas build-up gift. A special box filled with all their favourites, whether that’s sweets, snacks and toys for the kids or facemasks, scented candles and a cosy jumper for the adults, we’ve got it all. Get everyone excited for the big day with delicious treats and fantastic board games the whole family can enjoy.

      Why give a Christmas eve box?
      Sometimes the little ones (and the big ones) just can’t help themselves when it comes to their presents, you might find that you need to hide everything till the night before and even that doesn’t stop them from trying to take a sneak peek. That’s where Christmas eve boxes come in handy. The idea is that you get to open one special present the night before Christmas, it’s a fun and exciting way to satisfy their urge to rip open every present.

      Christmas eve box ideas for kids
      You can be very tactical and get the kids something that will keep them entertained and occupied whilst you get on with last minute preparations for Christmas day. Check out our little gifts for kids range we’ve put together full of crafty and fun toys your little elves can get on with. From Play-Doh, Hot Wheels toy cars, a fantastic Chad Valley arts and craft box, Crayola colouring set, K’NEX building set and so much more! What’s even better is that everything in our little gifts range is £15 or under!

      Christmas eve box ideas for her
      Christmas is a special time of the year for everyone, so it’s only right you get her something to help her unwind and relax before the big day. Our selection of  character mugs go perfectly with our luxury scented candles. So, you can treat her to her favourite hot drink in her special mug, whilst she enjoys the wonderful aromas and calming glow of her scented candles. To top it all off, why not surprise her with that beautiful Christmas centrepiece she’s been eyeing up from our Christmas table and room decorations?

      Christmas eve box ideas for him
      Leave the big gifts like new tech gadgets and gift experiences for Christmas day and fill his Christmas eve box with his favourite fragrance perhaps? Or how about fun  board games the whole family can enjoy? Or why not get everyone round the sofa on Christmas eve to enjoy a cosy family movie night in? The perfect way to see in the big day if you ask us.