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Our guide to the perfect Christmas Eve gift hamper

Our handy tips will help you put together the most magical Christmas Eve hamper in time for the big day! We’ve got ideas for both kids and grown-ups! From cosy treats perfect for snuggling up with, to festive mugs for the hot chocolates, we have all you need to make it special.

  • Clare - copywriter
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Our guide to the perfect Christmas Eve gift hamper

The all-important box

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

Depending on how you want to do it, you can pick different types of containers for your hamper.

We like to use as many reusable products as we can, so we love to choose a hamper or basket that can be used as storage, once all the Christmas Eve treats have been taken out of it, of course!

If you want a festive-inspired box that’s got plenty of room for your gifts, we have lots of options for you.

You don’t even need to buy a dedicated Christmas box – you can simply recycle something you already have and unleash your creative side with gift tags and special messages for your loved ones.

Christmas quizzes and games

For the younger ones, Christmas Eve can feel like a long day, so packing some family games into your Christmas Eve box can help make the time fly by!

We love a classic film quiz at Christmas, but whether you’re after a fun board game or something more active, there are plenty of choices out there to suit whoever you want to entertain at Christmas.

Oh, what an atmosphere!

What could be better than settling down and snuggling in on Christmas Eve? To help make it extra cosy, why not add a relaxing, scented candle into your Christmas Eve box?

We find a festive candle is a great way to get that Christmas atmosphere going.

Team it with a comfy throw and once the games are all done, everyone can snuggle up together on the sofa and watch some festive films, yay!

Make mine a hot chocolate!

Everyone loves a hot chocolate during the Christmas period, so mugs are perfect no matter who the Christmas Eve box is for...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.

Here’s some more inspiration for festive drinks on Christmas Eve:

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

Extra-special touches for the night before Christmas

Christmas Eve is a truly special night for the kids, and we have some extra tips on making it a truly magical night.

Here’s how to prepare for Santa’s arrival…

  • Lay out a Christmas Eve plate for Santa, he’ll need a break on his journey all the way from the North Pole!
  • Don’t forget a carrot for Rudolph and the reindeers
  • 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.

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