If you’re planning on giving a Christmas Eve box this year, here are a few festive ways to make your box extra special.

What is a Christmas Eve box?

A Christmas Eve box is a collection of goodies that you gift to someone on 24 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. And the actual box doesn't have to be anything fancy, it can be as simple as an old shoebox decorated with Christmas crafts.

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.

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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.


Christmas is a time to get cosy, so give them some new PJs to unwrap and wear to bed. If you want something seasonal, go for bright festive colours and a cute character print.

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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.

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Christmas movies

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

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Hot chocolate

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.

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Things to put in a Christmas Eve box for adults

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.

Christmas jumper

If you want to give them something fun to wear on Christmas day, add a festive jumper. From bright and colourful to cute and quirky, there are oodles to choose from.

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

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Scented candles

Help them set the mood with one of their favourite fragrances. With so many scents to pick from, you’re sure to find one they love.

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Board game

Add to the family fun on Christmas Eve with board games for all to enjoy.

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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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