The Best Christmas Eve Box Ideas 2018

The Best Christmas Eve Box Ideas 2018

Make this year super special with The Best Christmas Eve Box Ideas 2018. This article is full of hints and tips and includes everything you need (and more!).

What is a Christmas Eve Box?

A Christmas Eve box is an important Christmas tradition for many families – as much as decorating the Christmas tree together or leaving out a little tipple for Santa. The idea is that you open a Christmas Eve box together – on Christmas Eve, of course – and then settle down for a festive evening of fun family time, enjoying the Christmassy treats inside.

What should you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Anything that will help you have a magical Christmas Eve, including a family Christmas film, festive snacks, and possibly even a little note from Santa reminding the kids to hop off to bed without delay so that he and his elves can get to work.

Tip - Home Bargains* and B&M* are ideal for picking up little bits and bobs for those Christmas Eve Boxes, without breaking the bank.

Christmas Eve Box for Adults

Who says Christmas Eve Boxes are just for kids? If you think about all the effort that goes into the planning and preparation of Christmas, then you'll agree that you deserve some festive magic too.

Pop these in your Christmas Eve Boxes for some Christmas indulgence...

Christmas Eve Box for Toddlers

When children are little, Christmas is nothing short of amazing. Their little faces etch onto our hearts and we cherish the memories forever.

Make your tots Christmas Eve even more magic with these...

Christmas Eve Box for Babies

It's a baby's 1st Christmas and you want it to be perfect. They might not be aware of what's going on, but you can make it one to remember with these...

Christmas Eve Box for Husband

Christmas Eve Boxes for men needn't be difficult to put together. Stick to these three rules and you can't go wrong: 'make it boozy', 'make it funny' and 'make it yummy'.

Family Christmas Eve Box

Individual Christmas Eve Boxes can work out expensive if you have more than one child, so why not do a big Family Christmas Eve Box instead?

Don't forget to take plenty of photos!

Little Extras to Add In

It'snice to enjoy a Hot Chocolate*to help get you feeling sleepy. It's also a good bribe for the kids if they are being a little bit awkward at bedtime.

Magic reindeer food is a must for those younger believers - rustle up some magic reindeer food to pop in your Christmas Eve Box, for Rudolph and pals to find their way to your house. Mix one cup of porridge oats with two teaspoonfuls of glitter - it's a recipe straight from the North Pole, you know - get the kids to sprinkle it all over your garden or driveway on Christmas Eve.

Another good 'prop' to put in the box isSanta's key*. Kids are canny these days, so if you don't have a chimney, you might want to pop a magic key into your Christmas Eve box so that Santa can let himself in to do the honours on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Box Poem

A short but sweet Poem can stay with your child forever - keep it to the point and it can be a real special addition to that box of festivities.

Here's an idea:

The night before Christmas can be exciting, get to bed early and switch off the lighting. Come morning time your presents will be here, so enjoy yourself from now 'til the New Year.

or something more traditional...

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

by Clement Clarke Moore

Keeping little ones at peace on Christmas Eve can be a mean feat, but Colouring-in can be a brilliant way to relax those over-excited nippers. Why not print off some Christmas Eve Activity Sheet Printables.

Christmas Eve Box Letter From Santa

Last, but not least, why not pop a letter from Santa himself in your Christmas Eve box? You can even get your little one to write to Santa at the North Pole and then pop his reply in your Christmas Eve box.

Personalised Christmas Eve Box


Here are some nice Personalised Christmas Eve Boxes:


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  • christine

    Think this gives good ideas. Like very much. 

    • Crystalfame10


      • admin

        Glad you liked it and thanks for letting us know xx

    • Amy9415

      Thank you for the really great ideas. This is my first year doing anything like this with my son (3 years old) & I want to make it really special :) thank you so much

      • admin

        You're very welcome Amy and glad you found it useful. Hope you and your son have a wonderful Christmas! xx

      • Holly88

        I think these are really cute affordable gifts for friends and can help when on a tight budget!! Xx really helpful thanks!!