AD – We were gifted the Christmas Eve Boxes featured in this post in return for our review, all words and opinions are my own.
26 Ideas to put in your Christmas Eve Box: For the last few years we have had the tradition of putting together a Christmas Eve box for the boys. It is a trend that seems to be growing in popularity with many pictures appearing over social media on the run up to Christmas. Each year our Elf on the Shelf delivers Monkey’s and Kipper’s as a goodbye before going back to Father Christmas to help him get ready.
The year the boys are in for a special treat as we have been sent some personalised wooden boxed from Norma & Dorothy. They have a wide range of designs to choose from. I decided I wanted different ones for each of the boys so opted for the Flying Reindeer and Rabbit Trees.
The ordering process is very simple, just add the name you wanted included on the box before checkout. They arrived quickly and I really liked the way the boxes were packaged. Wrapped in bubble wrap and tissue paper, showing thought had been given to the gifting process. Our Christmas Eve boxes are made from natural pine and have a lovely smell. The pale wood means that the designs really stand out. Substantially made with good hinges the boxes are a great size measuring 30cm x 20cm x 14cm. Big enough to pop in some treats but not huge that you are struggling to fill it. The boxes are priced at £34 each and postage is an extremely reasonable 95p.
26 Ideas to put in your Christmas Eve Box
Of course once you have your box, what do you put in it? I am sharing twenty six ideas below, ,any of these items you may have around the house. I try not to buy anything new other than the Pjs and the annual Christmas decoration.
- Colouring books and pens or pencils
- Christmas books – Night before Christmas is the one we include
- Festive DVD
- Munchies and snacks for watching the film, I opted for popcorn as its one of Monkey’s favourites
- New Christmas PJs
- Christmas decoration – I have a wooden bauble made each year which lists five things on Monkey’s wish lift from Father Christmas
- Candy cane
- Chocolate of some description – coins are a favourite in our household
- Hot Chocolate – I include a sachet but have seen a cool reindeer made out of hot chocolate with marshmallows on Pinterest.
- Festive Mug
- Elf outfit
- Reindeer ears
- Soft plush or similar – Olaf has been particularly popular this year
- Craft kit – we have a nativity one I picked up from Early Learning
- Letter from Father Christmas – or you could include a goodbye letter from your elf
- Christmas cookie cutters or a pre measured DIY biscuits in a jar kit
- Father Christmas plate to leave the mince pie and carrot on this evening
- Santa Key if you don’t have a fireplace
- Gingerbread decorating kit
- New slippers
- Christmas stickers or notebook
- Paper chains to make
- DIY reindeer food
- Festive socks
Neither of the boys boxes will contain all of these things after all they will be spoilt on Christmas Day. But it should give you plenty of ideas for your own. I would love to hear of anything I’ve missed in the comments below.