13 December 2017

Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Putting together a Christmas Eve box for my girls is one of my favourite festive traditions. Our box is delivered overnight on the 23rd December for the girls to wake up to on Christmas Eve by our elves which come to visit us on the countdown to Christmas. It's really lovely for them to have a little something on Christmas Eve as by this point excitement levels are at an all time high.

Creating a Christmas Eve box is really easy and filling it with goodies is lots of fun. Last year I invested in a personalised wooden crate to put all our bits and bobs in, but you can easily cover a cardboard box with some Christmas wrapping paper or use something like a wicker basket.

Our Christmas Eve box is filled with goodies from M&S this year

I've filled our box this year with some help from the lovely team at Marks and Spencer and wanted to share everything that's in it in case you're in need of some inspiration, or would like to create one yourself.

Our Christmas Eve box has a book, soft toys, treats, pjs and tree decorations in


The wonderful thing about a Christmas Eve box is that you can put whatever you like in it, a festive twist is lovely but you can be as creative as you want. Here are my five favourite things to include:

1. Sweet Treats

If there is ever a time for treats its Christmas Eve and M&S have loads of them! I've chosen hot chocolate flakes to melt into creamy hot chocolate, with marshmallows, mini yule log bites and some really cute little tubs of chocolate buttons for extra decadence!

Hot chocolate, marshmallows, yule logs and chocolate buttons to enjoy snuggled up with a book or Christmas film

2. Tree decorations

This year I've popped in a decoration each for the girls to add to the tree on Christmas Eve. I adore these felt carol singing mice and they look adorable peeking out of the box too.

Cute little tree decorations make a great addition to a Christmas Eve Box

3. A Cuddly Toy

I think it's lovely for the girls to go to bed on Christmas eve with a new cuddly toy.  In the past we have had penguins and reindeer but this year I've included these beautiful Angel Dolls which remind me of the fairy on the top of our tree and just add a bit of magic. I know the girls will absolutely love them and far beyond Christmas too.

3 little angels for my little angels

4. Pyjamas 

I always include some matching Christmas Pjs in our Christmas Eve box because I just think they are so fun to put on at bedtime before laying out Father Christmas's mince pie and putting up our stockings. I always take lots of photos on Christmas morning as I love looking back on ones from my own childhood and Christmas Pjs make them extra special. Finding matching pjs is getting harder as the girls get older but Marks and Spencer have them from 9 months - 8 years. I really like these Fairground Pyjamas because although they are festive the girls will be able to wear them for the rest of the winter.

Christmas Pjs for our Christmas Eve Box

5. A Christmas Book

We have a growing collection of Christmas books which we keep in the loft and bring down in December to read at bedtime and a Christmas Eve box is the perfect opportunity to add another to the library. Snuggling up with hot chocolate in our Christmas Pjs and reading a Christmas story is just so very lovely. We love Paddington and were delighted when M&S teamed up with him for Christmas this year and absolutely had to have Paddington and The Christmas Visitor to read this year.

Paddington and the Christmas visitor


There are so many other things you could include such as a Christmas Movie and some popcorn, slippers, festive colouring books and pens, stickers, a Christmas Jumper, games, puzzles or crafty activities  - the possibilities are endless!

Our Christmas Eve Box


I hope that's given you some inspiration. If you've got any suggestions that I haven't mentioned please do pop them in the comments below as I'm always on the look out for new ideas.

Me x

*This is a collaborative post. 
We were kindly sent the items above by Marks and Spencer to include in our box this year. 
They are all things I chose and genuinely love. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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