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Christmas Eve Box Ideas

2018 December 10

Christmas eve boxes

Over the past few years, Christmas Eve Boxes have become a growing family tradition. The inspiration behind the idea is thought to have originated from the German tradition of opening presents on Christmas Eve and families in the UK have fallen in love with the idea.

If you’re new to the idea of Christmas Eve boxes but you’d like to give it a try, here are our top tips to help you create the perfect box for children of all ages:

  1. Choose a box – Christmas Eve boxes come in many shapes and sizes. You can use a cardboard box, a wooden crate or a shoe box, it’s up to you. You could even go all out and get a personalised, engraved box. Whichever option you choose, ensure that it’s the right size for your gifts and if using a plain box, wrap it in Christmas paper for a more festive feel.
  2. Magic inside – For extra magic, be sure to line your box with tissue paper or wrapping paper.
  3. Gifts – A Christmas Eve box is best given an hour or two before children begin their bedtime routine, and the gifts inside the box can help to get your children ready for bed and not too excited to stay awake waiting for Santa to arrive. Here are some ideas of what to include:
    1. A Christmas Film – to watch before bed and to help excited children wind down.
    2. A Festive Story – a festive bedtime story is a perfect gift to help children settle to sleep so that they’re fully rested for the big day.
    3. Pyjamas – is there anything better than fresh pyjamas? The perfect gift to help your child relax and get ready for bed. Why not add a pair of Christmas slippers too?
    4. Hot Chocolate – Nothing sends children to sleep faster than a warm drink before bed. Why not try adding a hot chocolate mug set!
    5. Reindeer Treats – If you’re likely to forget to leave out your carrots or treat mix for the reindeer, add them to the box so that your children can do this part for you.

Are you taking part in the Christmas Eve Box tradition this year? Share your ideas and thoughts in the comments below.

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