The Best Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Your Family
October 26, 2021
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Christmas Eve boxes are the latest Christmas trend that we think everyone should jump on. Presenting your loved ones with a box of pre-Christmas goodies the night before is a great way to prolong the celebrations. Not only that, but it really gets you in the festive spirit!

It’s been suggested that the idea of Christmas boxes comes from the German tradition of having Christmas celebrations on 24th rather than 25th December. The newly adopted tradition in the U.K. certainly does have its benefits. It can help little ones relax, so they don’t stay up too late waiting for Father Christmas. Christmas Eve boxes aren’t just for children though, they’re for adults too! Keep reading to get the best Christmas Eve box ideas.

What Are Christmas Eve Boxes?

A personalised Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Eve box is sat underneath a Christmas tree.A personalised Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Eve box is sat underneath a Christmas tree.

For the Christmas Eve box newbies, we’ll tell you what they are. They are quite what you'd expect. A box that you get on Christmas Eve. Usually, they are filled with little treats you can enjoy the night before Christmas Day. Christmas Eve boxes can include slippers, pyjamas, books, candles, small gifts, all sorts of lovely things to get you feeling festive. The box itself is just as important as the contents. We have a whole range of Christmas Eve boxes at Ryman, including personalised ones to make them extra special.

Baby Christmas Eve Box Ideas

A personalised Peppa Pig Christmas Eve box is open with gifts popping out of it such as toys and teddy bears.A personalised Peppa Pig Christmas Eve box is open with gifts popping out of it such as toys and teddy bears.

Making Christmas special for your little ones is so important, especially if it’s their first Christmas! Getting them their own personalised Christmas Eve boxes like the Peppa Pig Pig Christmas Eve box, or The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Eve box, is sure to put a smile on their face. Add in a cute TY Beanie Babies Peppa Pig toy, especially if you’ve chosen the Peppa Pig Christmas Eve box! Childhood toys like this have sentimental value and will be loved for years to come. 

You can also add a scrapbook. Documenting your baby’s first years is so important. It will give you lovely memories to look back on in the future. You will need to help your baby (or do the scrapbooking yourself) in the early years. Once they get old enough though, they can add to it themselves. You could make getting a scrapbook on Christmas Eve a tradition. Spend the year filling the book with memories, and you can all look over it the following Christmas Eve. Our beautiful All-Purpose Scrapbook with Ribbon Tie is perfect for beginner scrapbookers, and it can be personalised! Pair the scrapbook with some fun Magic and Sparkle Gel Pens to get your little one started on their scrapbook journey. Documenting your Christmas memories starts here!

A fun, festive activity is a must on Christmas Eve. Why not try a Paint Your Own Christmas Decoration Set? Your little one can let their imagination run wild, and it’ll get them in the festive spirit. Get crafty with these decorations while watching your favourite Christmas film or listening to your favourite festive tunes with your family.

The Ultimate Adult Christmas Eve Boxes

A red Christmas planner lies on a white wooden panelled background with two ballpoint pens on it. Next to it is a Christmas cracker wrapped in gold ribbon.A red Christmas planner lies on a white wooden panelled background with two ballpoint pens on it. Next to it is a Christmas cracker wrapped in gold ribbon.

Now the kids’ Christmas Eve boxes have been sorted, it’s time for the grown-ups! Adults shouldn’t be left out of this fun Christmas Eve exchange. 

We have a range of carefully designed Christmas Eve boxes for adults, such as the Personalised Christmas Eve Box with Elegant Font. If you’re giving a Christmas Eve Box to a special someone, the Personalised Me To You Christmas Eve Box is perfect. Your partner will love it!

Get cosy and include Cocoba Marshmallow Milk Hot Chocolate in a Christmas Eve box. Don’t worry, there is a vegan hot chocolate option too! There’s nothing quite like snuggling up under a blanket on Christmas Eve with a hot chocolate. Why not make it even more special with a personalised mug? Our Personalised White Christmas Mug is great for everyone, and you can keep track of whose hot chocolate is whose. 

Fill your room with a festive fragrance and pop a lovely Pepperberry Pine Yankee Candle into a Christmas Eve box. Not only will it make your room smell amazing, but candles also create a calming atmosphere. This is what you need if you have little ones around getting excited for Father Christmas coming!

You can find even more special gifts to add to Christmas Eve boxes for him and for her on our website.

Family Christmas Eve Box Ideas

A flatlay consisting of 007 monopoly, baby yoda mug, an xbox controller alarm clock and a wrapped present are lay on a white background surrounded by baubles and eucalyptus.A flatlay consisting of 007 monopoly, baby yoda mug, an xbox controller alarm clock and a wrapped present are lay on a white background surrounded by baubles and eucalyptus.

Instead of getting everyone an individual Christmas Eve box, you may want to go all in and get one big one for the whole family. It could be for your family or a friend’s family. Everyone will appreciate receiving a Christmas Eve box that can be shared with their nearest and dearest.

A must-have item in a family Christmas Eve box is a board game. You could go for a festive twist on a classic with the Christmas Monopoly board game. Everyone knows the rules, and it’s always a lot of fun! If you’re worried about Monopoly arguments, why not try Articulate? Guaranteed to fill your room with laughter, this 4+ player game is a hit with so many families. Getting together to play a board game will bring you closer as a family and is a great Christmas tradition.

You can also stack your family Christmas Eve box full of mince pies and carrots. We don’t want Father Christmas and his reindeer getting hungry, do we? Present these treats on a cute Treats for Santa plate. It can also be personalised to make sure Father Christmas knows exactly who gave him his snacks.

Top it up with some matching pyjamas and a classic Christmas film, and you’ll have the perfect family Christmas Eve box that everyone dreams of!

It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas. Get a head start on your Christmas Eve box by browsing our range, and see our full Christmas shop here. Follow us on Instagram to get all of your festive inspiration!