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Christmas Eve box ideas

If you’re thinking of giving a Christmas Eve box this year, we've got some fantastic filler ideas for you.

Christmas Eve box ideas.
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What is a Christmas Eve box?

A Christmas Eve box is a collection of goodies that you gift to someone on the 24th December. It's a thoughtful way to make the night before Christmas extra special, by giving kids and adults alike a small selection of little gifts.

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Why give a Christmas Eve box?

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.

Christmas Eve boxes for kids

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.

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Things to put in a Christmas Eve box for kids

Pyjamas - Christmas is a time to get cosy, so give them some new PJs to unwrap and wear to bed.

Little gifts - Curb their excitement by adding a small toy or game to the box. It doesn’t have to be big or pricey, just a little something for them to enjoy before Santa arrives.

Christmas movie - Include a movie to watch on Christmas Eve night. Whether it’s a Christmas classic, family favourite or the latest blockbuster, it’s sure to get them in the festive mood.

Character mug - Complete the box with a character mug and a few sachets of hot chocolate - the perfect drink for them to enjoy on their cosy Christmas Eve movie night.

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

Novelty socks - If you want to give them something fun to wear on Christmas day, add a pair of novelty socks.

Toiletries - Filling the box with health and beauty products will let them enjoy some me-time before the festivities begin.

Scented candle - Set the mood with one of their favourite fragrances. With so many scents to pick from, you’re sure to find one they love.

Board game - What better way to relax on the night before Christmas than with a fun board game.

Photo frame - To personalise the box, include a photo frame with a picture of a special memory.

Need more filler ideas?

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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 fave toys, chews and treats.

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The perfect gift, every time

Let your loved ones decide what they want with an Argos Gift Card or eGift Card.

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