In recent years, Christmas eve boxes have become more popular and have started to become more of a tradition. The idea is that you buy a box and fill it with festive goodies for a loved one to open on the night before Christmas. Many people fill them with things such as pyjamas, bath bombs, face masks, chocolate and Christmas movies! Here’s a selection of Christmas eve boxes that are available at your local shops and supermarkets.
Asda has a selection of different types of gift boxes that aren’t necessarily Christmas Eve boxes but would definitely be perfect to use. These boxes come in different sizes and different patterns with one option saying ‘ho ho ho’ all over it and another saying ‘Merry Christmas’. They also range in price but the most boxes cost £2 or £3 which is one of the cheaper options allowing you to spend more on the contents of the box.
Similar to Asda, Matalan also has a few options for boxes such as the 6 pack of novelty Christmas treat boxes which you can use to give small individual gifts. Their prices range from £3 to £4 which is great as you can keep the costs down whilst still being able to buy the gifts you would like.
John Lewis’s boxes are a little more expensive with the price tag being £12.50 for their version of the boxes and some of their alternatives being £20 Santa sacks. This, of course, is fine if you have some money to spur after buying all the present you need but it is a bit extortionate for the average Christmas eve box.
Mothercare has a personalised Christmas eve box available for £23 which at first seems a little expensive but as it is made out of wood and has your child or loved one’s name carved on the front you will be able to reuse it every year which in turn will probably save you some money.
Now that you know where to buy your Christmas box you may be left a little lost with what to fill it with. It all depends on who you are buying it for but here is a little list of ideas for different people.
If you are a little lost for things to buy the man in your life you could opt with a shaving kit, face wash, his favourite chocolate, novelty or joke gifts, a small game or a tiny version of his favourite alcohol – I’m sure he will be more than pleased with the box and all the little presents inside. Keep it personal if he likes a specific TV program or band try and include some gifts associated with them.
Shopping for a girl can at times be a little difficult but you can always play it safe by buying her things that she can pamper herself with such as bath bombs, face masks, nail varnish, body lotion, chocolate or hot chocolate, her favourite snack or her favourite alcohol. If you are buying her products for her skin or to go in the bath make sure you find out if she is allergic to anything – you don’t want a nightmare before Christmas.
For little ones
If you are buying your little one a box for Christmas Eve you could be extremely creative and include things like carrots, biscuits and your drink of choice for them to leave out for Father Christmas and his reindeers. You could also take a more traditional approach and include a Christmas movie for you to watch before bedtime, some Christmassy pyjamas for them to get all snuggly with and hot chocolate or some toys as an early surprise.