Whether giving a Christmas Eve Box has been a family tradition for years or you are wanting to embrace the new and fast coming trend this year, we have made this guide for you to create the perfect gift filled box.
Christmas Eve Boxes are thought to have stemmed from the German tradition of opening gifts on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day. It has now become a worldwide tradition for parents to give children a gift on Christmas Eve to build excitement for Christmas Day itself. Often these gifts include festive treats that can be enjoyed by the whole family, for example, matching pyjamas, board games, festive snacks and books. Matching pyjamas, matching anything in fact, has become a massive trend for Christmas 2021 and we couldn’t be happier about this – serious hygge vibes! We don’t think adults should have to miss out on all the fun and joy of this tradition, so here is our take on what to include.
So, let’s jump in and start making the perfect Christmas Eve Box!
To start with you are going to need to find the perfect box to put the gifts in, this sounds obvious, but you may want to choose something personalised as you can then reuse this and have something sentimental for years to come. You are also going to want to find something to line the box with, this could be beautiful seasonal tissue paper either in sheets or shredded. We think it’s nice to have a colour scheme for Christmas! If you do decide to do this, then use your chosen colour to accessorise your Christmas Eve Box with.
Now you have the perfect box, let’s start filling it!
It’s always a great idea to include festive treats that the whole family can enjoy, especially whilst watching a favourite Christmas movie! Gingerbread men are the perfect addition to a Christmas Eve Box but if your chosen recipient isn’t a huge fan of these delicious biscuits, a chocolate reindeer lollipop would also go down a treat! Failing that, chocolate coins are always a winner and are great for all ages. Another big trend this year is creating your own ‘reindeer hot chocolate cones’; these are perfect to do as a DIY project and are very budget-friendly!
A Christmas Book
What’s more festive than cosying up by the fire with a Christmas book in hand? Books make wonderful gifts and give that wonderful feeling of nostalgia. Our favourites include A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for adults and The Snowman by Raymond Briggs for children. Add in a knitted blanket or throw (depending on the size of box) to make this even more special.
Matching Pyjamas and Slippers
As we’ve already mentioned, matching family pyjamas are our idea of festive heaven and we couldn’t be happier to see a lot of high street shops selling an array of matching pyjamas this year! To compliment your new pyjamas why not add in a pair of our matching sheepskin slippers? With a choice of chestnut, pink and blue we have the perfect slippers to compliment your Christmas pyjamas. But slippers aren’t just for Christmas and the superior quality of all our slippers means they will be the gift that keeps on giving for a long time to come.
Take a look at our perfect matches:
What says Christmas better than a classic board game? Including a game in a Christmas Eve Box adds a pop of fun, for children something classic like Guess Who or Uno will always go down a treat. For the adults, Scrabble or Monopoly are the cult favourites but if you’re wanting to try something a little different then search for the ‘Christmas Movie Emoji Game’ or the ‘Elf Drinking Game’! These games are guaranteed to get laughs all around and will really elevate the already excited mood!
A Note For Santa
Let’s not forget the big man himself! Of course, this is just for children, but parents are definitely required to help write the perfect note for Santa to leave next to his mince pie and glass of brandy. This is bound to fill any child with joy and excitement as they prepare for Santa to make his debut and will most definitely become an important festive family tradition for years to come.
What do you normally include in a Christmas Eve Box? Or will this year be your first time making one? We hope this post has given you some inspiration and we would love to see what you include this year by tagging us on Instagram @jacobsanddalton