Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away? Me neither! Hands up if you are as unprepared as me! I have bought and wrapped all of Molly’s gifts though, so I suppose that’s the most important thing done. I might not have finished Christmas shopping but we have managed to find time to try our hand at making Christmas Salt Dough Decorations and Christmas Paper Plates. Priorities and all that!

As well as preparing gifts and treats for the big day, people are also preparing Christmas Eve boxes. Just in case you haven’t heard of them, they are basically a box filled with festive goodies, which you give to your child on Christmas Eve. The box can be something as simple as a cardboard box, or you can go all out and get something like a fancy wooden personalised one.

Over the last few years, the Christmas Eve box has really grown in popularity, and it’s a new tradition I am happy to get on board with.

The problem is, other than hot chocolate, some new pyjamas, and a Christmas book, I’m not sure what else to put in my little girl’s box.

I asked my fellow bloggers for inspiration and they didn’t let me down!


Christmas Eve box ideas:


Jemma Willson – Mayflower Blogs

Bath bombs or bubbles for their Xmas eve baths!


Nicola Hughes – Mummy to Dex

I put in a little snack for Father Christmas and one for Rudolph too 


Nikki Hunter-Pike – Glam and Geeky Mum

I’m doing a family box this year but how about a Christmas film that you could watch together 


Kim Scotland – Raising a Ragamuffin

A key for Santa to get in


Emma Amoscato – Free From Farmhouse

A new Christmas decoration to add to the tree. 


Rachael Elizabeth – Tots and Tantrums

I normally put in a Christmas colouring book with pencils/ crayons and a craft, like a grow your own snowman. We have a Father Christmas DVD which also goes in as well to watch on Christmas Eve ☺️


Jennifer Gladwin – Mighty Mama Bear

Snowman soup – hot chocolate and marshmallows with a candy cane!


Laura Nelson – The Breastest News

I’ve went and bought lots from b&m this year to add into the kids Christmas Eve boxes. I have things like Magic Bubbles, chocolate coins, face cloth, wash mitt, snowman bath fizzers, wall crawlers etc. 


Liz Tumbridge – The Hart of the Munchkin Patch

We put in everything you have said, with a key for Santa and some reindeer food 


Nicky Williams – Spinnin’ Plates

We always put Christmas PJs, family games, including home-made printable for extra fun at a fraction of the cost, our special Christmas Eve movie, Paddington this year along with munchies to enjoy during the entertainment!


Jess Hible – Mrs Hibble

We have a special plate in our baby’s boys with a space for Santas drink and Rudolfs carrot. It’s a keepsake that we can get out year after year 


Laura Emily Crichton – Edinburgh Life with Kids

I put in a DVD one box and the co-ordinating activity book with stickers in the other. A dice and counters in one, and a snakes and ladders board in the other. One of the kids gets biscuits and the other gets an icing set…. basically things that mean they need to work together! 


Emma Maslin – The Money Whisperer

The Night before Christmas book! 


Nadia Martine Eian Koch – Scandimummy

We’ve added Christmassy cookie cutters and hope to do a spot of baking. Then my boy can decorate them. 


Lianne Marie Freeman who blogs over at Anklebiters Adventures has also written a Christmas Eve box post, which you can find here.


Christmas Eve Box Ideas


These Christmas Eve box ideas are brilliant, aren’t they? I have definitely been inspired with ideas of what to put into Molly’s box.

Do your children have Christmas Eve boxes? If so, what do you put in them? What do you think of these ideas? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas,

Sam x


You can also find me blogging at Serenely Sam




  • Mama Grace

    I had never heard of these. I like the idea of doing something on Christmas Eve though. We always prepare a jerk ham and have a bottle of bubbly. #TriumphantTales

    • stressymama

      Ooooh I love the sound of the jerk ham and champagne. Sounds divine. X

    • stressymama

      Haha. Yeah, pjs and hot chocolate and I’m out. My imagination is none existent! 🤣🤣

  • chickenruby

    well we never called them christmas eve boxes but the kids got new pjs, a video (no duds back then) and bubble baths before putting their pjs on and watching a movie before an early night


  • Jaki

    I say every year I’m going to do a Christmas Eve box but I never do! There are some lovely ideas here, maybe this year will be the year! Thanks for joining in at #TriumphantTales, we are back on Tuesday!