Where to find the best party boxes for kids and adults for Christmas 2021, along with ideas on what to fill them with. From chocolate treats to Christmas pajamas and champagne candles, we’ve compiled all the best gifts from Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Etsy, The White Company and more.
It starts to seem like we can start to get excited about Xmas. It is now almost November, our attention has turned to Christmas shopping and holiday traditions. Looking to make the holiday season even more magical for your family? Try a Christmas Eve box to make the eve of the big day even more special and exciting.
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What are Christmas Eve boxes?
Seen as part of the German tradition of opening gifts on Christmas Eve, it has now become popular in the US and UK to get into the festive spirit early with a box of goodies. These are usually small gifts given on December 24th.
Often offered together in a personalized box or crate, you can make your own by recycling something you already have, or alternatively, there are many options such as NotOnTheHighStreet and Etsy that can then be used year after year.
Personalized Christmas Eve Box, from £ 24.95 / $ 35, Etsy
North Pole Mail Wooden Christmas Eve Box, £ 27 / $ 38, NotOnTheHighStreet
North Pole Personalized Christmas Eve Box, £ 39.50 / $ 56, NotOn the Main Street
Personalized Christmas Eve bags, £ 11.50/$16.30, PasOnTheHighStreet
Christmas Eve Box Ideas: What Do You Put In Christmas Eve Boxes For Kids?
Fluffy Christmas Socks (5 pack), £ 21 / $ 36, Boden
We all love a pair of fluffy Christmas slipper socks. This pack includes five festive designs to keep everyone happy.
Personalized family Christmas storybook, £ 30, NotOn the Main Street
A personalized story, where your little ones are the main characters, will get them excited for the big day. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Santa Claus as he travels the world delivering gifts on Christmas Eve.
Snowman print pajamas, from £ 22 / $ 35, The White Company
These Christmas snowman pajamas from The White Company are made from pure, plush cotton. They are available for ages 1-12, so all kids can match.
Traditional Gingerbread House Kit, £ 12.99, Lakeland
This traditional gingerbread house kit includes pre-baked shapes, frosting, chocolate buttons and candies to make the most stunning centerpiece that will stay fresh until 2022.
Santa lick milk chocolate, £ 2 / $ 5 each, Hotel Chocolat
A chocolate Santa lollipop from Hôtel Chocolat is the perfect last treat before Christmas morning.
Aurora World Eco Nation Penguin, £ 12.99, John lewis
How about a new soft toy for the little ones to sleep on Christmas Eve? This adorable penguin was made from recycled plastic, but you can’t see it, it’s super soft.
Magic reindeer food, £ 2.50 / $ 3.59 for one, Etsy
Kids will love leaving magical food for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve.
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Christmas Eve Box Ideas: What Do You Put In Adult Christmas Eve Boxes?
Deliciously Decadent Festive Hot Chocolate, £ 8.99 / $ 12, Selfridges
What could be better than snuggling up in front of a roaring fire with a hot chocolate on Christmas Eve? These House of Dorchester hot chocolate flakes create the most decadent drink.
Moët & Chandon 200 ml, £ 15.99 / $ 19, Selfridges
Or if Christmas Eve champagne is more their type of thing, you can’t go wrong with a mini bottle of Moët.
Winter Botanical Candle, £ 28 / $ 34, The White Company
The White Company’s “winter” scent is synonymous with Christmas. It’s a magical combination of spicy cinnamon, rich warming clove and zesty fresh orange.
Moon and star ceramic mug, £ 14, Olivier Bonas
This gorgeous Oliver Bonas ceramic mug is suitably festive for Christmas Eve, but we have no doubt that she will use it all year round.
Maya ankle boots, £ 27.50 / $ 42, Greasy face
Nothing beats a new pair of fluffy slippers. These slippers have a festive feel that makes them perfect for the days between Christmas Eve and New Years.
Fantastically sparkling bath collection, £ 20, Mark & Spencer
These festive bath bombs from M&S will make a Christmas Eve bath dream.
Personalized snack pot, £ 20 / $ 28, NotOn the Main Street
Fill a personalized jar with chocolates, candies or popcorn to snack on while you watch Christmas movies.
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