16th November 2014

The Surprise Christmas Eve Box

I saw this idea recently and loved it, so decided I would make one for each of my boys this Christmas. The idea is that you fill a box for your child on Christmas Eve to bring some magic to the day, with everything inside designed to get them excited about waking up the next morning.  What I love about the idea is that you can tailor it to age, preferences, and budget. The below ideas are roughly what will be in Stanley’s box on Christmas Eve – Wilfred will have a slimmed down baby version so that he isn’t left out.



1. The Box – Large Polar Bears & Penguins Gift Box, £4.25, Paperchase (click here to buy)

2. The Activity – Reindeer Cupcake Decorating Kit, £7, John Lewis (click here to buy)

3. The Pyjamas – Moose Snuggle Pyjamas, from £8, Next (click here to buy)

4. The Book – The Night Before Christmas, £3.85, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

5. The Cuddly Toy – Jellycat Bashful Reindeer, £8, John Lewis (click here to buy)

6. The Decoration – Personalised Star Decoration, £7.50, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

7. The Treat – Gingerbread Men in a Bag, £4, John Lewis (click here to buy)

8. The Cosy Drink – Hot Chocolate Mug, £8, Next (click here to buy)

9. The Santa Plate – Personalised Mince Pie Plate, £13.95, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

10. The DVD – The Snowman – 30th Anniversary Edition, £5, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)