Making a Christmas Eve Box for the Family
Last year we made our very first Christmas Eve Box. I have to admit when I first heard the idea last Christmas my first thought was- “why would you want to open gifts the day before Christmas”.
However, when I saw the items going in the boxes I began to see that a Christmas Box is in fact a brilliant idea and a family tradition I hope to continue each year.
The Christmas Eve Box is a fab idea. One of the most popular items to place in the box is a pair of pyjamas for each family member.
This is such a great idea. Often on Christmas morning, you don’t want to get dressed immediately.
We usually lounge around in our Pj’s for some time.
The Presents are opened in our home in the morning and having a brand new pair of Pyjamas is for us the ideal solution to looking great in the Christmas morning photos.
Christmas Eve is an exciting time. We like to relax and spend time together while we peel and prepare veg for our Christmas Dinner.
So, this year I’m going to put a few Christmas DVD’s in our box to keep us entertained.
Unlike New Zealand where Christmas eve is warm and sunny and often spent outside with the BBQ, Christmas in the UK is cold.
Bearing this in mind, we have bought 3 lovely Christmas mugs and made up some special Hot Chocolate mix.
This could go down well with a mince pie or piece Christmas cake.
As we are trying to be healthy and look after our bodies, I plan to pop into our box, 3 new toothbrushes and some Multivitamins for each family member.
For the hubby, we have a packet of Perfect Seven Multivitamins for Men and for myself Perfect Seven multivitamins for Women.
For Sylvia our daughter we have a bottle of Vitamin D softies. The vitamins will help us through the winter months to get the boost we need.
I’ll be placing a new Christmas book into our box. This year our book is called Always the Elf by Kimberly Jensen.
Reading is something I value deeply and so I won’t miss the opportunity to get my daughter reading over the Christmas break.
Last but not least, we will be adding a packet of reindeer food to sprinkle outside for Rudolf and the Reindeers.
We will also have a packet of Snowman Poop (marshmallows) to munch on and add to our hot drinks. So this is our Christmas Eve Box.
All ready to make our Christmas just a little more special.
I hope you like our box. What will you be putting in yours?
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
Ana De- Jesus says
This is so cute I love that you get the celebrations in order to mark the night before Christmas. We don’t get a box but we usually put out a carrot, mince pie and a glass of milk for Santa- ahem us- to have on his hard journey to our houses.
Lol! Yes this is our first year to do something different! We will still be giving rudolf a carrot too!
We are doing a Christmas eve box for Blake this year. He won’t understand much as he will only be one. But I am using things that he can have each year and may also add some chocolate buttons.
Great Idea! I think its a fab idea. Especially the pyjamas! 🙂 I have almost everything i need for my daughter just got to think of a gift for myself and my hubby!
I LOVE this idea! I hadn’t thought about making Xmas eve boxes! love it love it love it – and i shall be having a little go and seeing what i can come up with 🙂
Yes it’s a great alternative to what we usually do and as we wont be with any other family this year, I think it will be nice to celebrate on our own and chill out together! Angela
Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life says
I normally make each of my children a Christmas eve box what a lovely idea to make a big family one. We make a family festive box to enjoy throughout the month but I never think to include things like new pjs for me and my partner xx
Thats great Lindsay. I love Pj’s so wanted to get a new pair for christmas.. it’s an annual thing for me!
Natasha Mairs says
I have been doing Christmas eve boxes for the last 8 years. We have pj’s, film, reindeer food, slipper socks, either a craft or colouring book,and chocolates!!
How cool! Reindeer food sounds great! I also like the idea of slipper socks!
Mummy and the Mexicans says
This is a great idea! I love the selection of things especially for Christmas. Here, it’s traditional to open presents on Christmas Eve, although I’m not sure what we’ll do this year as we probably won’t be at home. It’s fun planning it!
Oh Christmas is so fun to plan! I love it and I love to hear about everyone’s traditions too!
we used to give our kids new pyjamas before christmas, fluffy socks and bought them the latest Disney Video (not DVD) yes i am that old….lol
oh how cute! I would have thought your old! We had all the disney videos but now collect the bluerays
Ahhh so cute! I used to have the same thoughts about xmas eve boxes until I realised that it was less about gifts and more about just fun family stuff to do together! We always have new pjs for xmas, its been a tradition since I was a kid (best new pjs on for Santa!), so its nice to have a place to put them and make them into more of a gift! We also have snowman soup (hot chocolate), reindeer food, a santa key to leave out for Santa to let himself in, our Santa plate to leave a treat out for Santa and the reindeer, a xmas dvd to watch, some xmas books and a chocolate santa each! SO much fun! 🙂 xx
Thanks Haley. The snowman soup is great! I have not heard of the santa key but thats a fab idea. I can always add to the box too! 🙂
Your Christmas eve box looks lovely, I love the reindeer dust idea, hehe. I love the idea of a Christmas eve box… We do PJ’s and a Christmas movie with hot chocolate and some snacks on Christmas eve! I like your book idea, too! xx
Thankyou Sarah! I’m so excited about the season! We were going to put the tree up tomorrow but my hubby has the flu and I cant manage on my won so will have to wait a week maybe!
Anna Fraser says
Oh my goodness this is such a great idea!
I love the new pjs too, I always like to make sure that everyone has nice pjs for the photos!
Thanks Ana. I’m really looking forward to our Christmas… woo hoo! Its december at last!