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How to create the perfect Christmas Eve Box

Santa’s on his way, but it’s time to start the celebrations now…

How to create the perfect Christmas Eve Box

There might be just one more sleep until ‘The Main Event’ but with excitement at an all-time high the night before, what better time to surprise little ones with a Christmas Eve Box to make the festivities even more special? The Christmas Eve Box trend began in America – they’ve been giving them for years – but is becoming popular here and is a way of spreading the Christmas joy, especially for little ones, that bit further.

The special boxes, traditionally given to loved ones before bedtime on Christmas Eve, are full of gifts your little one will love, for example, DVDs, books, new cosy pyjamas and a sign to let them know that Santa will be stopping here – if they’ve been good enough, of course!

So, what better way to kick Christmas off and elevate that excitement a notch more?


New to this Christmas Eve Box thing? Don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier, just follow our step-by-step guide below!

Choose your box

Of course, you can use any old box, but a specific Christmas Eve Box! Sarah Tristram, our Christmas trends expert says, ‘The boxes look like they will be hugely popular with our customers this year, so we are urging any families to grab them before they are gone!’ This one's only stocked in stores, so get in fast. 

Fill it!

Think about what your little one would most like to find in their box and then fill it. It could be just one thing, or a couple of special bits. Why not choose something…

…to use before bed

Little ones will want to get involved in their box RIGHT NOW! So why not pop some new cosy pyjamas or bed socks in that they can wear immediately. Or, treat them to something they can enjoy in their bedtime bath. You could even gift something lovely smelling for their room, so they can relax before bedtime. 

…for Christmas Eve story time

It’s Christmas Eve after all so how about reading a book like Peppa's Christmas Wish or The Night Before Christmas? Older kids might fancy a movie before bed, so a Christmassy DVD could be something the whole family could watch together.


…to have their bedtime drink in

Whether it’s a glass of milk (or something stronger for grown-ups) a new ceramic mug is the ideal gift to find in a Christmas Eve Box. Or why not try these super fun twirly straw bottles!


…to indulge in

Now, we’re not encouraging sweets before bedtime but it is Christmas, so there’s no judgement here! Chocolate coins, homemade Christmas pudding cookies, a chocolate Santa or chocolate sprouts and carrots could all add a super festive feel to your box. And then how about a new toothbrush to use afterwards?


Make Christmas Eve a night to remember with our brilliant festive boxes. To make them, you just need to choose your box, choose your gifts – and get ready to enjoy a magical evening. 

Feeling inspired to make Christmas Eve even more magical? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store.