What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box

What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box

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Christmas Eve Boxes are a comparatively new part of the Christmas celebrations here in the UK, although it has been well established in the US for a decade or so.

What is a Christmas Eve Box?

A Christmas Eve Box is a place to gather together a few things to make your Christmas Eve a special family occasion – sort of extending Christmas Day by adding a cosy, friendly and relaxing lead up to it.

It’s a great way to wind down so that you get a good night sleep to make sure that Sa nta Claus visits in the night!

What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box

What goes into a Christmas Eve Box?

The things that you choose to go into your Christmas Eve Box will depend on how you like to spend your Christmas Eve, but there are a few items that it is traditional to put into your box.

There are lots of other things that can be included in your box; all of them are fun things for Christmas Eve. All the gifts should be small and inexpensive – the idea is not to make Christmas a lot more expensive, and they can be items that you might have given as stocking fillers.

Any small gift item would be a lovely thing to put into your Christmas Eve Box, the choice is yours. For a ready made collection of tasty Christmas snacks, Marks & Spencer have this Santa's Sack of Christmas Treats full of delicious Christmas treats.

Santa's Sack of Christmas Treats

More Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Where do I find a Christmas Eve Box ?

There are two options when it comes to the actual box that you put your items into.

The first is to make your own box. You can use any cardboard box that you have at home and decorate it as you please; cover it in Christmas wrapping paper, paint it with a festive design or stick pictures onto it.

You can do the same with an old wooden box or crate, or you can buy a plain wooden box to decorate from your favourite craft shop or Amazon. We love this Large Wooden Treasure Box from Baker Ross, which is ready to decorate and keep for years.

Large Wooden Treasure Box

Of course there are some beautiful ready-made Christmas Eve Boxes that you can find online.

 Snowy Forest Christmas Eve Box

Snowy Forest Christmas Eve Box

This wooden Snowy Forest Christmas Eve Box from Ecovibe is made from sustainably grown Albizia Falcata wood, is both handmade and hand painted. Truely an heirloom piece which you will want to keep for years and hand on to another generation of the family.

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Santa, Penguin & Elf Christmas Eve Box

Santa, Penguin & Elf Christmas Eve Box

This cute and affordable cardboard Santa, Penguin & Elf Christmas Eve Box by Snow White at Amazon is ready to filled with gifts. Sent flat packed it measures 21cm x 32cm x 11cm.

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Christmas Eve Box With Festive Pattern

Christmas Eve Box With Festive Pattern

A classic design suitable for a boy, girl or adult, the Christmas Eve Box With Festive Pattern from Funky Hampers is wooden and comes in a choice of three different colourways, red, green or blue and two sizes, large or mini.

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Personalised Laser Engraved Solid Ply Wooden Christmas Eve Box

Personalised Laser Engraved Solid Ply Wooden Christmas Eve Box

This Personalised Wooden Christmas Eve Box by Bespoke at Amazon, is professionally laser engraved with a bespoke design onto the wooden box.

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Personalised Little Forest Friends Christmas Eve Box

Personalised Little Forest Friends Christmas Eve Box

For a beautiful keepsake which you will enjoy bringing out year after year, the Personalised Little Forest Friends Christmas Eve Box from Oli & Zo is just perfect.

You can personalise it with your child's name, or the family if you want to make the Christmas Eve Box into a family tradition.

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