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Christmas Eve Boxes – 40 Ideas


Christmas Eve boxes are a beautiful tradition to start with your family this festive season. Many families like to gift the box of goodies to their children on Christmas eve, however it has become increasingly popular to gift on the 1st of December so children can get more use out of their Christmas pyjamas and activities in the lead up to the big day.


Image courtesy of the AMAZING Leigh owner of Heart My Party

If you aren’t familiar with this idea you fill a box with a variety of Christmas themed items from pyjamas to a dvd or whatever your heart desires. We like to include items the kids can wear, watch, make and eat etc which provides lots of fun and excitement. My favourite feature being these goodies keep my mischievous poppets entertained during the busiest time of year, allowing me to sticky tape my hands together trying to wrap gifts, and mumble profanities under my breath trying to remember where I hid the balance bike.

You can either opt for one box per child, or in my case I have 3 children so opt for one large box my children can share/fight over rather than creating three induvial boxes which would prove to be quite costly.

A special ornament for each child makes a lovely addition and this year Big W have a few licensed ones on offer.


Here at Mumspo Mag the team have compiled a list of 40 ideas on what to include in your Christmas Eve box. We also have also have a free printable reindeer food bag topper you can print here and add to a bag of oats for the kids to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas eve.



  1. Christmas pyjamas
  2. Pyjamas or an outfit for the kids favourite doll or teddy. (Newborn sizes generally fit).
  3. Santa Key
  4. Reindeer food
  5. Christmas puzzle
  6. Christmas book
  7. Christmas movie
  8. Popcorn
  9. A letter to Santa kit
  10. Cookie cutter
  11. Cookie kit
  12. Craft Activity
  13. Colouring book
  14. Christmas stamps
  15. Tree ornament
  16. Bubble bath, bath bomb or bath crayons
  17. Christmas notepad and pen
  18. Plush toy
  19. Cup, mug or drink bottle
  20. Christmas dinner or cutlery set
  21. Sweet treat to inhale with the movie
  22. Felt Christmas tree
  23. Play nativity set
  24. Christmas cookbook
  25. Advent calendar
  26. Christmas Pez
  27. Snow globe
  28. Activity cards – (visit Christmas lights, donate toys)
  29. Christmas lego
  30. Christmas hat, antlers or earings
  31. Stocking
  32. Plate for Santa’s cookies
  33. Christmas pillowcase
  34. Gingerbread man
  35. Christmas slime
  36. Christmas day outfit
  37. Socks
  38. Christmas chocolates
  39. Glow sticks & or bubbles to take light looking
  40. Parting letter or gift from your elf

Items from left to right. 1. Cotton On Kids 2. Target 3. Seed 4. Big W 5. Myer 6. Big W 7. Big W 8. Pottery Barn Kids 9. Kmart

Our Christmas Mums Facebook group members put together lovely Christmas boxes each year and here are a few for inspo.

Leigh B owner of Heart My Party has already completed her shopping and has shared her amazing haul of goodies for inspiration.


We hope this list has helped you, and from all the team here at Mumspo Mag we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas x




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