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18 Christmas Eve Box Ideas For The Whole Family!

What's a Christmas Eve Box?... and what do you put in one?!

Christmas Eve Boxes

Christmas Eve boxes are the new kid on the festive block, and they’re well and truly here to stay. A relative newcomer to Christmas traditions, they’re the perfect way to get everyone in the family excited for Santa’s imminent arrival.

But the most important question is… what the heck are they? And what do you put in a Christmas Eve Box?

The brilliance of Christmas Eve boxes is that these festive superstars can be whatever you want them to be - the Beyonces of Christmas time, essentially. Traditionally, Christmas Eve boxes are filled with activities and treats like colouring books and crafts. They’re given to children on Christmas Eve to make the ‘night before’ even more exciting.

But why should kids get all the fun? Christmas Eve box ideas can be adapted for every member of the family, adults and pets included!

Here’s Prezzybox’s guide on what to put in Christmas Eve boxes for the whole family!


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Personalised Gifts

Personalised Gifts

Everyone likes a prezzie with their name on it. And Christmas Eve boxes for the family should be no different! Whether it’s a personalised choccie bar, pair of socks or Christmas keepsake, make your Christmas Eve box unique.

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Food and Drink

Food and Drink

It’s not Christmas Eve without a festive feast. Fill your Christmas Eve boxes with chocolates, snacks and sweets, and celebrate the festive season the most delicious way.

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Art and Crafts

Art and Crafts

Arts and crafts are perfect for getting the family together on Christmas Eve. Colouring books and make it yourself kits are great for little ones. And craft kits often go down well with big kids too...

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Games and Puzzles

Games and Puzzles

Like arts and crafts, games and puzzles are great for the whole family, even phone-addicted teens! Whether card games, jigsaws or board games are your family’s faves, fill your Christmas Eve boxes with them, and get in the festive spirit!

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Baby Christmas Eve Box

Babies might not be quite as excited as older kids about the imminent festivities, but they love a sparkly Christmas tree as much as the next… baby.

Fill a Christmas Eve box for your baby with these adorable presents, and take more photos than you have room for on your phone.

Flamingo Teething Bracelet - Pink

Flamingo Teething Bracelet - Pink

This Flamingo Teething Bracelet is handmade in England. Made from wood and natural silicone, it’s great for babies to nibble on whilst they’re waiting for Santa to make an appearance!

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Personalised Bedtime Nursery Rhyme Book

Personalised Bedtime Nursery Rhyme Book

Babies will need a nice long snooze before the big day, so get them ready for slumber with our Personalised Bedtime Nursery Rhyme Book. It’s a lovely Christmas Eve box addition to read with the whole family.

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Christmas Eve Box for Toddlers

At this point, toddlers understand a little bit more about Christmas… mainly, that it involves presents. Fill a Christmas Eve box for your toddler with these goodies and make some magical memories!

Warm Microwavable Hugs - Llamas

Warm Microwavable Hugs - Llamas

Pop these adorable llamas in the microwave to warm, and get snuggling! Pair with a hot chocolate for the ultimate Christmas Eve.

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Personalised In The Night Garden Upsy Daisy Bauble

Personalised In The Night Garden Upsy Daisy Bauble

If your toddler can be trusted around the Christmas tree (tell us your secrets), let them add this Personalised In The Night Garden bauble.

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Christmas Eve Box for Kids

Kids are the traditional recipients of Christmas Eve boxes. What you put in a Christmas Eve box for children doesn’t have to be extravagant - just a couple of festive treats is all you need to make the night before Christmas even more exciting.

Soft Toy Hot Water Bottle - Kitten

Soft Toy Hot Water Bottle - Kitten

Snugglin’ is the order of the day on Christmas Eve and this soft toy kitten hot water bottle makes it easy!

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Personalised In The Night Garden Upsy Daisy Bauble

Personalised In The Night Garden Upsy Daisy Bauble

Take festive hot chocolates to the next level with our Santa and Snowmen Hot Chocolate Bombes! Filled with marshmallows and brimming with cuteness.

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Personalised When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney Book

Personalised When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney Book

Packed with rhyming verses and colourful illustrations, personalise this Santa book with your little one’s name and get right into the festive spirit!

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Personalised Moana Colouring Storybook

Personalised Moana Colouring Storybook

There's just no telling how far she'll go, in this Personalised Moana Colouring Storybook! Make it extra special with a personalised message.

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Christmas Eve Box for Teenagers

They might be cool now, but they’re not too cool for a Christmas Eve box filled with treats. Fill a Christmas Eve box for your teenager with games and sweet treats, and marvel as they do something other than look at their phone for half an hour. If you’re lucky.

Personalised Stars Hot Chocolate Latte Glass

Personalised Stars Hot Chocolate Latte Glass

Serve a super creamy hot chocolate in this personalised hot choc latte glass - perfect for sipping during said meme-off!

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Personalised Christmas Mini Smash Cake

Personalised Christmas Mini Smash Cake

Filled with an avalanche of delicious chocolate treats, including Maltesers, Chocolate Buttons, and Smarties.

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Christmas Eve Box for Mum

Why should kids have all the fun? We’re making Christmas Eve boxes for adults ‘a thing’. You heard it here first. All mums deserve a night of pre-festive-madness pampering.

Secret Garden Gin - Pink Elderflower And Jasmine

Secret Garden Gin - Pink Elderflower And Jasmine

A beautiful tipple in an equally beautiful bottle.

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Personalised Mum Elf Mug

Personalised Mum Elf Mug

A mug for mummy elf, to be filled with her favourite brew.

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Christmas Eve Box for Dad

Dads won’t be left out of the Christmas Eve box party… especially when it’s filled with festive beard baubles.

Boozy Hot Chocolate Shot Gift

Boozy Hot Chocolate Shot Gift

Infused with cherry brandy, amaretto and spiced rum, our Boozy Hot Choc set is perfect for Dad’s Christmas Eve box.

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Festive Feast Beard Baubles

Festive Feast Beard Baubles

Dads sporting festive fuzz need our Festive Beard Baubles. It’s not enough to just put a tree up anymore. If you’re not decorating your beard, it’s not Christmas.

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And that’s a wrap! (For Christmas Eve, anyway) Now to move on to the main event, Christmas Day! Head on over to our jam-packed range of Christmas Gifts to find your special presents.

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