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Christmas Eve boxes are the latest festive trend that is certain to make the night before Christmas even more magical!

If you’re new to this Christmas tradition and in need of some inspiration, then our Christmas Eve box ideas are certain to kickstart the festivities.

In our guide to Christmas Eve box ideas, we have included fun-filled treats for the little ones, keepsakes for the families and extra special gifts for the adults! Continuing to impress, our ideas are all sourced from small businesses and eco-conscious brands, so you can be a force for good this Christmas! 

Wondering what to put in a Christmas Eve box? Continue reading our guide to Christmas Eve Box Ideas

1. Buy a personalised box

a personalised christmas eve box

You can purchase this personalised Christmas Eve crate from the No Ordinary Gift company to enclose all of your festive gifts!

This special stamped Christmas Eve box is designed to fit perfectly under your tree, certain to spark the Christmas excitement. The large crate is large enough to give you a hint of the goodies inside and the personalisation makes it that more exciting!

2. Include family matching pyjamas

Festive PJs

Next on our guide to Christmas Eve box ideas is the ever-growing trend of matching family pyjamas!

Including festive family pyjamas into your box is a fun and festive way to lounge around as a family ahead of the big day. Perfect for a cosy evening watching your favourite Christmas films and a relaxed clothing option for opening the presents the next morning.

Whilst many Christmas sets are available from your favourite high street brands, we recommend purchasing from a small business such as Etsy’s HolmesMadeCreations and BellaMaeUK.

3. Pack something for your pets too!


Our next Christmas Eve box idea allows your furry friend to be involved in the magic of this Christmas!

Green and Wilds offer a selection of natural, healthy and delicious treats for dogs and cats. So this Christmas, be sure to include a treat or two for your canine companion or cat!

They offer a Santa Sack for Dogs, which is a natural hessian sack filled with superb treats and an Exo toy. Included are; 1 x 50g of Andy Bag of Anchovies, 1 x 130g of Eco-Insect Bakes, 1 x 100g of Luv Hearts and The Holly and the Ivy, Christmas Eco Toy. The latter promises to bring hours of festive fun on Christmas Eve.

Alternatively, select the Santa Sack for Cats, which is filled to the brim with a selection of goodies, including; 1 x 40g of Tiddlers, 1 x 85g of Fish nibbles with Salmon, 1 x 40g Ox Liver Deli Botes and Midge the Mouse, Christmas Eco toy.

For an extra treat, be sure to include the Rudy the Reindeer in your Christmas Eve box!

4. Enjoy a Personalised Bauble


Complete your Christmas tree with a personalised bauble from the No Ordinary Gift Company!

This charming 3D wooden penguin family bauble will be the perfect addition to your family tree, featuring a contemporary illustrated family of adult and child penguins! There is even the option to personalise the decoration with a message of your choice, and a selection of ribbon colours.

Alternatively, give a loved one the keepsake gift of a signpost foiled bauble as an early Christmas present to kickstart the festivities.

5. Include your favourite drink


A Christmas Eve box wouldn’t be complete without a dreamy mug of hot chocolate, perfect for that cosy feeling!

Treat yourself to a Hot Choc-mas Santa Bomb Gift Set, consisting of 2 x chocolate snowmen and 2 x Santa hot chocolate bombers. Simply pop a Santa or snowman into your favourite festive mug and pour over hot milk before a mini marshmallow comes to the top.

Gnaw Chocolate also offer a superb Vegan Hot Chocolate Gift Set, which promises joy on a winter’s eve!

6. Enjoy a family board game

Playing Board Games At Christmas

Christmas is all about spending quality time with loved ones and what better way to kickstart the festivities than with a board game?

If like us you love the Christmas classics like Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit but need something that is unique, then take a look at Good Thing’s Sproutword Game. This game is perfect for those who are good with words and is described as one of the UK’s most eco-friendly games.

The challenging game is a clever mixture of Scrabble and Bananagrams, where you win the game by taking control of the Sproutword by adding letters, changing existing ones!

7. A gift for him

christmas eve box gift for him

From the environmentally friendly shop, Weasel and The Bug is the idyllic Maileg Big Brother Christmas mouse. This charming gift boasts festive jumpers, trousers, braces and a red hat, prepared for his chilly adventures!

The Chester based company only stocks products that are sustainably sourced and ethically made. They aim to enlighten, encourage and engage with your children’s imaginations by sourcing beautifully made toys that will allow your children to endlessly play away, creating and dreaming for hours.

Powered by children and not by batteries, there is no age limit when it comes to playing! So, for your Christmas Eve box, be sure to include something from the Maileg collection!

8. A gift for her

christmas eve box gift for her

Pack the Maileg Big Sister Christmas mouse into your Christmas Eve box for your daughter as a pre-Christmas gift, to start the festive fun early.

The Big Sister mouse sports striking red skirt, festive tights and a little red hat, ready for relaxing on Christmas Eve!

9. A gift for a baby

baby holding gift box in hands at Christmas

A 100% organic cotton teething toy is the perfect gift for a baby on Christmas Eve. Purchase this Christmas Eve gift from Good Things, a company that supports charities, empowers people and protects the planet.

This organic toy is perfect to chew, squeeze and grab, with multiple tactile chewy surfaces! It is the ideal Christmas Eve box idea for toddlers!

10. Include something for self-care

christmas eve self care

The lead up to Christmas can be overwhelming and even the big day is exhausting! So, this Christmas Eve carve out time to take care of yourself!

Sneak away to run yourself a bath and make use of the beautiful gift set from Life Before Plastik. Within the Botanical Bloom Gift Box, you will find x 1 Bath Tea, x 1 Soap Bar and x 1 Bath Fizzy, designed to aid muscle relaxation and soften your skin.

Afterwards, leave your skin feeling soft and smooth with the body lotion from Protect The Planet!

11. Include even more self-care!

Orange and Cinnamon Bath Soak

That’s right, our next Christmas Eve box idea is more self-care gifts!

Your eco Christmas Eve box is sure to get a little sweeter with treats from My Little Eco Shop, whose mission is to cut down on single-use plastic and educate customers on their ecological impact.

The company offer an extensive collection with an array of festive scents, we recommend the following; Gingerbread Baby Soy Wax Melt, Gingerbread Body Butter, Ho Ho Hair Shampoo Bar, Orange and Cinnamon Bath Soak and the Spicy Winter Conditioner Bar.

12. Include a Yule scented candle

Christmas decoration with burning candle

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a scented candle, right?!

So for your Christmas Eve box, be sure to include a Yule Soy Wax Candle from Life Before Plastik! This candle is scented with mulled wine, tart red berries and sweet stewed apples, promising to fill the room with Christmas cheer.

Continuing to impress, the candle is made from plants and is sustainable and renewable. It also has a longer burn time than paraffin wax and doesn’t include nasty chemicals or synthetic ingredients!

13. Add a bottle of fizz or two!

Christmas Social Supermarket_Christmas table must haves

Enjoy a glass of something special this Christmas Eve whilst knowing that you’ve purchased from brands that have a positive impact on the world.

The Social Supermarket is a platform that connects you with high-quality brands that have a great environmental and social impact. Select the delicious Malbec 2020 to complement your Christmas Eve box or choose the refreshing and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc 2020.

Accompany your Christmas tipple with an Oak Leaf Brass Bottle Stopper and add elegance to the table!

Alternatively, wind down your evening with a spicy chai tea from Nemi Teas, boasting aromatic cardamom, sweet cinnamon, pungent peppercorn, fragrant cloves and hot ginger.

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14. Get creative with baking!

Christmas jumper baking

Bring the scent of Christmas into your kitchen this Christmas Eve by including Craft & Crumb‘s Jumper biscuit baking kit into your Christmas Eve box.

Pulling on your Christmas jumper is a festive favourite tradition, so why not make them into a delicious treat too? Our next Christmas Eve box idea is a family-friendly activity and ensures that you have tasty snacks whilst you wait for Santa!

15. Unwind with a Christmas story

Winston Came Home For Christmas

Christmas Eve wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without festive stories, right?

So, be sure to include a book or two in your Christmas Eve box from Wordery, an online bookshop! Recommended festive stories include; How Winston Came Home for Christmas, Kipper’s Christmas Eve, Finger Printing Christmas and Letters From Father Christmas.

Wordery currently has 10% off when you buy two or more items, with code SYKES10, valid until 30/11/2021. 

Win an Eco-Conscious Christmas Eve Box!

Christmas Eve box competition

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How to Enter the Competition:

It’s time for your nominations and we’re interested in finding out who you think deserves to win this wonderful hamper full of joyous treats to indulge in this Christmas Eve!

If there is someone special you’d like to nominate to WIN a selection of lovely products* contained in our Christmas Eve box, from small businesses and eco-conscious brands, let us know…

Good Luck from all of us at Sykes!

*     The Competition prize box may not include the exact items listed in the blog above and may instead include a variation of the items supplied by the third party brand.
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If our Christmas Eve box idea has sparked your festive spirit, be sure to browse our fun facts about Christmas. Alternatively, secure your next Christmas UK getaway with a stay at one of these cottages for Christmas!

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