This year we’ve decided to join in the fun and find out everything we all need to know about the perfect Christmas Eve Box! If you haven’t heard of the tradition and have no idea what we’re talking about, then you’ve come to the right place. Over the past few years, Christmas Eve boxes are relatively a new trend but have become more and more popular with families over the festive season.
What is a Christmas Eve Box?
A Christmas Eve box is a gift that parents give to children in anticipation of Christmas Day. It’s essentially a bundle of goodies, mainly for the kids to enjoy on Christmas Eve but can also contain a couple gifts for mums and dads too! Some families create individual boxes for each child, and some put together a large box for the entire family.
Check out Not on the High Street to find some fabulous personalised Christmas Eve Boxes.
Where does the tradition come from?
This is quite hard to believe, but our friends over in France and Germany celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve! By the 25th, the party is over. The tradition is believed to be derived from the German custom of opening presents on the night before Christmas. Like ‘Elf on the Shelf’, the Christmas Eve box tradition is quickly becoming a household staple across the country.
What’s in a Christmas Eve box?
It’s completely up to you what you decide to put in your box, although we’ve thought of some great ideas to help you out!
- Fun family board game to play in the evening
- Christmas Eve pyjamas
- A festive film – a must-have
- Christmas chocolate/sweets/snacks
- Hot chocolate and marshmallows – definitely for those with a sweet tooth
- Christmas books
- Festive baubles
- A letter from Santa
- A personalised teddy! From us!
Of course, for all the family, you can add some adult gifts, like a festive candle and some Christmas booze.
At That’s mine we have some wonderful teddies and bunnies that would be great addition.
That’s mine Gift Boxes
Why not use a That’s mine gift box as your personalised Christmas Eve Box? Get whatever name you’d like personalised, matching your personalised gift and keep as a family keepsake!
Get your own Christmas Eve Box and start the fun!