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How to make a Christmas Eve box for kids

Christmas Eve boxes are now one of the most magical trends for Christmas 2020.  From festive pjs to holiday DVD’s we’ve put together tips and gift ideas for making your very own box of goodies.

The stocking is up, carrots are out, now let’s open our Christmas Eve box!

Christmas Eve boxes
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Christmas Eve is without a doubt the most magical evening of the year. The night is packed full of special traditions families take to every December, from leaving Santa a mince pie to carrots for the reindeer however a new lovely tradition will sweep its way into UK homes this festive season.

The Christmas Eve box is becoming all the rage and although you can buy pre-made ones making your own is so easy to do.

Christmas Eve boxes are usually filled with goodies perfect for a child on Christmas Eve; from holiday DVD’s to festive Pyjamas and a book to read before bed, perfect after all the excitement of the day. The trend is possibly inspired by the German tradition of opening gifts on December 24th rather than Christmas Day.

If you’re thinking of making a children’s Christmas Eve box this year, here are some tips and ideas to help you start.

1. Begin with a box to hold all the presents

This gorgeous personalised gift box, from £2.99 – £5.99, from eBay is fab!

Personalised Children's Christmas Eve box
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2. Novelty knitwear to spend the day in

The most magical day of the year should be spent in cosy knitwear and this Reindeer jumper (£12.99 – £14.99, M&Co) will put a smile on your little ones face.

Kids reindeer Christmas jumper

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3. Christmas Eve PJ’s and slippers

Slippers (£11 – £15, Marks & Spencer) and new pyjamas (Marks & Spencer) are a crucial addition to a Christmas Eve box and only the best will do the night before the big day.

Marks and Spencer Reindeer Slipper

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4. Christmas entertainment and books the perfect treat to snuggle up with at bedtime

DVD’s including The Santa Clause box set (8.99, The Hut) and festive books such as The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher (£4.99, Amazon) will do the trick.

Santa Clause
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The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
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5. Sweet treats and indulgence for the ultimate nights’ sleep.
Hot chocolate such as Tesco drinking chocolate (2.50 for 500g Tesco) just before bed will calm your little one down after a day filled with excitement.

Tesco Drinking Chocolate
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6. A cuddly friend for that extra treat.
If you want to give your child that extra treat inside their special box then this 14inch Safari Monkey Soft Toy for £10.00 at Argos is ideal.

argos 14inch Safari Monkey Soft Toy

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The special festive tradition will add extra magic to an already special day plus it means you don’t have to wait as long to open presents…

Next up, Christmas Eve boxes for adults! and Christmas Eve box for pets

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