How to make a Christmas Eve box for kids

Christmas Eve boxes are becoming one of the most magical trends for Christmas 2018.  From festive pj’s to holiday DVD’s we’ve put together tips and gift ideas for making your very own box of goodies.

The stocking are up, carrots are out, now lets open our Christmas Eve box!

Christmas Eve boxes

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, £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 Santa Claus jumper (£9.99 Tesco) will put smile on your little ones face.

F&F Red Kids Christmas Jumper from £12

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3. Christmas Eve PJ’s and slippers

Slippers (£15 – £18, John Lewis) 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.

Rudolph Slippers, John Lewis

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Marks & Spencer Kids Christmas Onesie

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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 soft pug plush (£3.99, Studio) is ideal.

Soft pug plush, Studio

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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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