‘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



Penguin Boot Slippers, John Lewis


Kids’ Shark Onesie, John Lewis

Festive Pyjamas

Cosy Dressing Gowns

Organic Robes, Pure Earth Collection

Snuggle Up

Christmas Films

The Snowman, Amazon

Delicious Food & Drink

Soft Toys

Squishmallows™ 12″Penguin, Claire’s Exclusive

Peter Rabbit Christmas Soft Toy, Beatrix Potter Gifts by Enesco

Christmas Decoration

Aloha Christmas Stitch, Shop Enesco

Knitted Wool Santa, Best Years

Bits for Father Christmas

Santa’s Magic Key, Not on the High Street

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