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Christmas Eve Gift Ideas

on December 17, 2020

A favourite tradition that’s become a growing trend in recent years is the opening of a Christmas Eve box. Whether making one for yourself, your kids or for the entire family, these boxes of goodies are a fun way to add even more excitement towards the big day. Take a read on to find some Christmas Eve Gift Ideas.

Here at Clintons, we agree the year 2020 has been a rubbish one – so opening any extra presents before Christmas Day seems like a good idea to us! So why not browse our list of gift suggestions of what to fill it with below:


An essential item to put in the box, there is nothing cosier than wearing new PJ’s the night before Christmas! if you’re organising a family box, why not get matching ones? Not only will they look cool, they’ll make for great photo opportunities, too!

Socks and slippers

Keeping with the cosy theme, Christmas socks are a great little compact addition to the box if Christmas PJ’s seem too much. Thick and fluffy or a festive pattern – you decide!

A Favourite Christmas movie or book

Everyone has a favourite Christmas story. A literary classic like ‘twas the night before Christmas’ or even a personalised Christmas book makes a wonderful addition for a kid’s xmas box.

Or, why not sit down as a family and watch a festive film or two – family favourites include ELF, The Grinch and Home Alone (don’t forget the popcorn!)

A Mug and Sweets

You can’t curl up to a book or a film without a cosy hot drink! Choose a brand new mug and add a sachet of hot chocolate or a chocolate stirrer and their favourite sweets.

An ornament or snow globe

These are perfect keepsake gifts that can be added to a mantelpiece or tree. You can build up a collection each Christmas and each one will serve as a reminder for that year.

Plush toy

If you’re making a Christmas Eve box for kids, a cuddly toy would be a perfect addition with their new Christmas pyjamas! A personalised one would make it extra special.

Gifts for adults

Instead of a toy, why not add a scented candle and toiletries? Hand cream, bath bombs, and a mini hot water bottle are all great ideas to turn a Christmas Eve box into a mini pamper kit.

Additional gifts for kids

One of the fun things about Christmas Eve boxes is getting to include the excitement that Santa’s finally on his way! Here are a few ideas to make the boxes even more magical:

  • A Letter from Santa
  • A Goodbye message from your Elf on the shelf
  • A magic key (if you don’t have a chimney)
  • Treats for Santa and the reindeer.
  • A ‘Santa please stop here!’ sign – or as an activity, have your kids draw and design a sign
  • Xmas ornament making craft kits, colouring books, puzzles, stickers and notebooks
  • Xmas cookie decorating kit or cookie cutters
  • A mini board game or playing cards

With all these Christmas Eve Box Ideas, why not create your own? We have some great stocking fillers, bags and boxes this year, so why not pay us one last visit before Christmas? or browse all your present wrapping essentials online now!

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Merry Christmas

With love from Clintons