Christmas Eve Box Ideas
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that a Christmas Eve box soon would be there!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Gifting a Christmas Eve box has grown in popularity over the last few years. It extends the present giving across two days and is a fun way to add extra festive excitement! Why not make the night before Christmas even more magical?
What Is A Christmas Eve Box?
Coming from the German tradition of opening Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, in the UK it has become a new tradition for children (and adults) to open a small box of goodies. Christmas Eve boxes are a modest and unique way of gift-giving a day early.
What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box
Wondering what to put in a Christmas Eve box? Explore some of our festive gift ideas for babies, toddlers and kids!
Baby Christmas Eve Box
1. Fox Wooden Baby Rattle
The perfect wooden toy for a baby's first Christmas, our adorable Fox Baby Rattle helps little ones to explore the world around them. Suitable from birth, our fox wooden baby rattle features a chunky handle and beads. Made from sustainable FSC certified materials. Shop Now
2. Festive Baby Snacks
Baby is a little too young to be able to scoff mince pies and cookies just yet, so include some treats they will enjoy eating such as rusks, biscuits, a pot of yoghurt or custard, or even a fruit pouch! You can include some family snacks too for the grown-ups, such as chocolate or candy canes.
3. Soft Bath Toy
A plush bath toy such as the Tiger Tribe Dino and Mercat Splash Buddies is a splash-tastic gift idea. Suitable from birth, these funky bath sponges are made from soft terry towel material and are gentle on little ones skin. The terry towel is also fast-drying - simply rinse, squeeze and hang to dry after bath time. Shop Now
Christmas Eve Box For Toddlers
1. Wooden Animals
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise! Our Woodland Animals are made from FSC® Certified wood and are a fantastic Montessori inspired toy as there are no rules for playing. The animals can be stacked to make a stacking toy or are ideal for fun open-ended play sessions. Shop Now
Christmas Eve is renowned for being the best day of the year to crack out your favourite pyjamas! Tots will love getting cosy in a new pair of PJs whilst waiting for Santa to arrive. We love these Personalised Red Check Pyjamas from My 1st Years. Our ragdolls can be dressed for Father Christmas too - we think Mandie Doll will adore being dressed in these pretty pink PJs!
There's nothing more exciting than opening up a Christmas Eve box to find a new best friend staring right back at you! Mandie Doll is a soft and cuddly doll with a big smile. She comes dressed in a cute festive tartan dress - a dress as vibrant and colourful as her character. Mandie is perfect for imaginative play sessions. Shop Now
Christmas Eve Box For Kids
1. Christmas Movie or Book
Film family favourites such as the Polar Express, Elf, Nativity and Home Alone are bound to put a smile on kids faces! Pop in either a DVD or a "movie pass" to chill out and watch on the TV. If you have more of a little bookworm, popular reads such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Snowman and The Night Before Christmas are excellent choices.
2. Noughts and Crosses Game
Compact and lightweight, our Noughts and Crosses game helps keep little minds occupied! A popular game around the world, it comes with a drawstring bag to keep everything safe and in one place. The chunky wooden pieces are ideal for little fingers to lift, grasp and examine during a competitive game. Shop Now
3. Board Games
Why not add in some traditional wooden board games, such as Snakes and Ladders, Solitaire and Dominoes? Kids will be game ready for the big day and poised to take on all the grown-ups! Board games can be enjoyed by all of the family and make a great post-Christmas Dinner activity. Shop Now
4. Magic Reindeer Food
Rudolph and his reindeer pals need food to fuel them for their busy night of dropping off presents! Simply sprinkle plain porridge oats or birdseed outside for the reindeer to eat.
Share Your Christmas Eve Boxes
We€™d love to see your Christmas Eve boxes! Upload your snaps onto Instagram and tag us @BigjigsToys.