Christmas Eve boxes
What's a Christmas Eve Box
If you're new to the latest festive tradition, a Christmas Eve Box is exactly what it seems. A personalised box made by you, filled with everything your family will love. It's a way to start the festive magic early and ramp up the festive fun. You fill the box with treats such as reindeer food, hot chocolate making kits, pyjamas and a film for the kids to enjoy while waiting for the big day. It's a little treat before the festivities begin. And the beauty of them is that they are fun to make. None of the angst of getting just the right gift, but a joyful celebration of cosiness before the Day itself.
But, here's the thing, they're not just for kids. much as advent calendars have been embraced by adults wanting to mark the countdown to Christmas with mini beauty products, cheese and gin - the same has happened with personalised Christmas eve boxes for adults.
What goes into Christmas Eve boxes?
Have you been wondering not only what is a Christmas Eve Box, but what I put in my Christmas Eve boxes?
Let's start with the all important box – whether that's a plain one or a personalised one – some filling such as tissue or shredded paper, and gifts to put inside. Christmas Eve bags are an alternative to the Christmas Eve Box - all the same advantages as the box especially for bulky items but the bag is just easier to store away.
Whether it's a small Christmas eve box or large Christmas eve box, you can get creative with what to put inside them. Surprise your loved one with PJ's for a Christmas Eve movie night, or perhaps an early Christmas Day gift? Go to town and create baked goodies for a Christmas eve box family surprise. Christmas Eve boxes for kids can range from sweeties, to Christmas socks and a good old fashioned clementines for a memory to remember forever.
If you prefer you could treat the box as a pre-Christmas stocking and use Christmas Eve boxes fillers inside for lots of little surprises (plus, you can avoid the endless wrapping of each item!).
If you want to surprise your spouse, why not create a pamper box, fill it with the idea of a fabulous relaxing night in, or share it with the kids. Help your loved one relax or treat them to home accessories, candles, a gift card from their favourite shop, candies and much more, get creative!
What can I put in my Christmas Eve box for kids?
Box ideas for the little ones could include festive pyjamas, a Christmas film, cookies, party treats, novelty gifts. Playdoh, gingerbread house kit, fun snaps, colouring books and tree decorations; for slightly older tweens books - the Night Before Christmas is a popular choice - a craft kit or cookie mix are inspired gifts to keep things calm as Father Christmas approaches . Talking of the big man - how will he get in? Santa's Key is a reassuring gift for those children worried about how he'll get in to deliver his presents without access to a chimney. Yep, he has his own key.
What goes into a baby's first Xmas Eve box?
What do you put in your baby's first Christmas Eve box? When buying for very small babies you're thinking of keepsakes to remind you (or the parents you're making your box for) of their baby's magical first Christmas. Think cute reindeer onesies, a Christmas pudding bobble hat is adorable, or personalised Santa sack that they can keep for years to come, personalised Letter From Santa (someone may have to read this out) a Bag of Magical Reindeer Food to sprinkle outside to guide the reindeer to your home and maybe a Magical Santa Key for the chimney-less among us.
What do you put in a Christmas Eve box for families?
If you're looking for inspiration for Christmas Eve Box ideas for everyone, consider, for adults, some of these: a relaxing bath gift set, clothing, festive nightwear, foodie treats such as a mince pie and miniature whisky combo. Novelty antlers, paper glasses or a whole photo booth kit, snowy window stickers, place card holders for the forthcoming Christmas dinner (followed by sprout toilet paper, if you must) holly string fairy lights, Who am I? Guessing Game or just bypass the cracker jokes with a bumper book of festive, if cheesy, humour. Or show her this holiday season that you care and treat her to a selection of luxury box fillers for her to feel pampered or opt for thoughtful, practical gifts which make life easier. Christmas Eve box fillers for her include some simple jewellery, a festive nail polish or a beautiful delicate cup and saucer set. Who wouldn't love a massage ball and some truffles? An indulgent plush eye mask and a calming scented candle is another great piece of Christmas Eve box inspiration - and something many women will be longing for before Christmas Day dawns.
Christmas eve box gifts for teenagers
A Christmas Eve box for teenagers might include a micro popcorn mix, a fluffy lounge top or hoodies, slipper socks, bath bombs, a personalised Hot Chocolate mug and even a game to (whisper it) take them away from their screens for a moment or two. Everyone in the family would enjoy a game. Fun jewellery, beauty miniatures and lip balms would always be welcome Xmas Eve boxes fillers.
Christmas Eve for couples have become so much more popular each year, and can be just as exciting as those for children. If you're looking for inspiration for a special night in on Christmas Eve try a scented Christmas Candle, a bottle of fizz or mulled wine kit, Christmas trivia games, a book of Christmas ghost stories, gourmet popcorn, chocolates, drinking chocolate or the alcoholic version and, to top it all, a gorgeous blanket or throw for maximum cosiness.
We have a whole range of boxes for Christmas and boxes for Xmas Eve so be sure to have a browse around to find what's right to make your day magic!
If you're still stuck for Christmas Eve box ideas for adults or Christmas Eve Kids box ideas, then be sure to head over to our Instagram for lots of ideas! It can be hard to find the right styling for under your tree, so we have lots of ideas for Christmas eve boxes on our social page. @tinyboxcompany.