‘Twas the night before Christmas…

A Christmas Eve Box is a small box filled with gifts traditionally given to children the evening before Christmas Day. It’s a fairly new tradition in the UK, but it’s one that’s growing year on year, making Christmas Eve even more magical. Here’s our guide to the perfect Christmas Eve Box and exactly what to include to make the night before Christmas special!

The Box

Christmas Books


Fleece Slippers, Childrensalon


Organic Cotton Onesie, Childrensalon

Navy Fleece Onesie, AlexandAlexa


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Festive Pyjamas

Magnolia Baby Pyjamas, Childrensalon

Check Pyjama Set, Cyberjammies

Red Yuletide Yetis Pyjamas, AlexandAlexa

Kids Christmas Pyjamas, Polarn O.Pyret

Daddy’s Toy Soldier Pyjamas, Mini La Mode

Robin Flannel Pyjamas, Rachel Riley


Cosy Dressing Gowns

Flower Fairies, Childrensalon

Penguin Dressing Gown, JoJo Maman Bebe

Star Dressing Gown, John Lewis

Snuggle Up

Dream Blanket, aden + anais

Star Fleece Throw, John Lewis

Christmas Films

The Snowman, Amazon

Delicious Food & Drink

Soft Toys

Jolie Mouse, Blue Almonds

Peter Rabbit Christmas Soft Toy, Beatrix Potter Gifts by Enesco

Christmas Decoration

Shark Decoration, Best Years

Maleficent Bauble, Gift Giving All Wrapped Up

Bits for Father Christmas

Santa’s Magic Key, Not on the High Street

Door Hanger, Not on the High Street


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