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Our guide to the perfect Christmas Eve box

Why not kick off the pressies one day early with a Christmas Eve box? We’ve got ideas for kids and grown-ups! Our handy tips will help you put together the most magical Christmas Eve box, in time for the big day! From cosy treats perfect for snuggling, to festive mugs for the hot chocolates, we have all you need to make it special.

  • Clare - copywriter
  •  5min read
Our guide to the perfect Christmas Eve box

The all-important box

No Christmas Eve box would be complete without the box itself, right?

Kit yourself out with a festive-inspired box that’s got plenty of room for your gifts. Or, for something a little different, you could use a hamper basket tied up with ribbon - perfect for adult foodie and drink gifts.

This is a great time to get creative - put your own personal touch on the box or hamper basket with gift tags and special messages for your loved ones. Our Christmas eve box has space to write your child’s name on, that’s a little win

The sweet treats

Whether you're making up Christmas Eve boxes for little ones or friends, the addition of chocolate and sweet treats certainly won't disappoint!

We love sweets all year round but there is no better time to indulge than Christmas! Topping up your Christmas Eve boxes is a perfect way to treat your loved ones on Christmas Eve and if you’re lucky, they might even share!

Top tip: build your own pick n mix sweet bags - including all their personal faves - making it personal for the person you’re gifting to

A cosy throw to snuggle

We’ve been waiting all year for this moment. It’s Christmas Eve, a festive film is playing on the TV and everything’s wrapped and sorted for the big day. Making your living room as cosy as possible for the occasion is super important. We have you covered with our cosy throws that are perfect to snuggle under on cold winter nights.

We have so many colours and designs to choose from. Our pink unicorn, and grey stars fleece throws are perfect for little ones.

Whilst we’re on the theme of staying snug and warm, why not opt for a hot water bottle too? They’re perfect for cuddling up to on the sofa or in bed.

Top tip – co-ordinate your throw with your hot water bottle!

Festive mugs

Mugs are perfect no matter who the Christmas Eve box is for. Everyone loves a hot chocolate during the Christmas period, and we have mugs suitable for all!

They can enjoy their drinks in style with our range of festive-inspired mugs and cups. We love the novelty Santa and reindeer mugs.

And if you’re buying for adults, go for the fun naughty and nice mugs.

Inspiration for festive drinks on Christmas Eve:

  • Mulled wine
  • Eggnog
  • Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows
  • Gingerbread latte

Extra special touches for the night before Christmas

Christmas Eve is a super special night for the whole family and we have some great suggestions for taking it that extra mile and making it magical.

Here’s some tips to prepare the kids for Santa’s arrival…

Lay out a Christmas Eve plate for Santa and his reindeers – they’ll need a break on their journey all the way from the North Pole! Don’t forget drinks and snacks and of course a carrot for Rudolph.

We also like to lay out a magic key for Santa so he can get in without disturbing us, and a sign to light the way so he knows we’re on the nice list.

For more festive products and gifts to make your Christmas magical, head to www.wilko.com