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Xmas Eve box?

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Celen Sat 12-Dec-15 07:40:25

Is anyone doing an Xmas eve box for their kiddies this year? I've got a 3 year old DS and looking for ideas fsmile

snowypenguin Sat 12-Dec-15 08:20:46

We do and usually it has.

A dvd
A new toothbrush

DS has stopped wearing pjs now so not sure what to do this year.

snickers251 Sat 12-Dec-15 08:27:44

It's about the only new Christmas tradition I started when I had dc apart from getting a real tree

We all have new pjs (this year all different colour checked/tartan ones)
Different chocs for each of us
A new Christmas book to read at bedtime and a Christmas DVD
Oh and a special bath bomb for me

Moxiechick Sat 12-Dec-15 09:23:00

I started this last year with my 2.6 dd. I put in;
Xmas pjs
Xmas DVD - Father Christmas
Xmas book - jolly Christmas postman
A pack of reindeer food
An Xmas colouring or activity book
Chocolate coins
A special tree decoration - this is my favourite, each year (so far just two) I get one of the princess decorations from the Disney store.

fuzzpig Sat 12-Dec-15 11:54:41

Keeping it small this year - a onesie for each DC (big hero 6 for DS, minions for DD) and a DVD to watch (an old cartoon called Quest for Camelot, which is kind of a present for DH really as he loved it when younger). Although I'm tempted to twitch on a jigsaw...
I do often get them a tree decoration each but I haven't seen any I really like.

starry0ne Sun 13-Dec-15 18:18:57

Mine this year

Reindeer food...
99p Christmas jigsaw from card factory
Dressing gown ( usually pj's but doesn't need them)
Sachet of hot chocolate.
Chocolate reindeer ( as it was meant from Santa and left it on the side)

Stiles Sun 13-Dec-15 18:46:13

I've been doing one for years now.

We have (for 2DC)

Hot chocolate
Mini cans of cola and fanta
Bath stuff
Pie Face game
2 DVDs
Character toothbrushes

And stuff that has slipped my mind as usual.

You can do it cheap or go all out, just make sure to tell people who go hmm about it to get lost. fgrin. waits for the Scrooges to appear on thread

JasperDamerel Sun 13-Dec-15 18:52:18

Christmas stockings
Hot chocolate
Bath bomb
Goodbye letter from the elf
Thank you cards to write as you open the presents.

madmotherof2 Sun 13-Dec-15 18:55:09

I haven't done boxes before but have always bought new PJs for the boys, this year I'm going to get a Christmas film ( Nativity 3 probably ) and some hot choc and nice biscuits

Raxacoricofallapatorius Sun 13-Dec-15 18:58:27

Our Christmas Eve hamper is aimed at winding down and getting to bed. So, new pyjamas, Christmas film, a book, bubble bath, hot chocolate and reindeer food.

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Sun 13-Dec-15 19:01:28

This year mine have
Hot water bottle
Fleece throw
Hot choc spoons
Magic key
Goodbye card from Elf telling them to go to bed early!
Tree decoration each
Christmas activity book

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Sun 13-Dec-15 19:02:06

Oh, and glittery bubble bath

Casablanca78 Sun 13-Dec-15 19:08:13

Ours will have:
New PJs
Mog book and soft toy
Mug and Hot choc gift set
Christmas film (yet to buy - any tips?)
Christmas cookie baking set in a bag from John Lewis
Reindeer food if I can get any or bother to make some!!

Pobspits Sun 13-Dec-15 19:12:17


Xmas dvd
Pajama elves book (same one as other years)
Personalised tree Dec
Sweet treat
Reindeer food
Believe bell and santa key (same as other years)

IGotAPea Sun 13-Dec-15 19:14:12

My mum just gave dd one today, it has a pouch of hot chocolate, some mini marsh mallows for hot chocolate, a little cookie for Santa, some elves donuts which are mini Cheerios with icing on, mini candy canes and little chocolate santa's, some reindeer food that looks like saw dust and glitter to sprinkle up garden path. A xmas cracker that contains a pretend stamp and some nice paper to write a letter on. Each item is individually wrapped with sparkly cellophane and with a cute little poem attached.

Lady my mam knows makes them herself for about £5 and though dd stopped believing years ago she loves it.

If you're making your own, some ideas could be

Xmassy bubble bath.
Xmas DVD.
Xmas Carols cd.
Some popcorn/sweets for with movie.
Nice stationary to write note to Santa.
Christmassy colouring in/ activity books and felts. ( they could do one as a gift for Santa)
A stocking for hanging.
Treats for Santa/rudolf/elves. We used to whiskey out when I was little so a miniature bottle maybe if your Santa likes a tipple too smile

I love the idea and might make myself one up smile

IGotAPea Sun 13-Dec-15 19:16:07

I have Arthur Christmas DVD that dd has outgrown, I can post to someone here next week?

Just thought you could a Xmas mug to hamper too.

attheendoftheday Sun 13-Dec-15 19:22:00

We're doing superhero pjs, a couple of DVDs (Nativity and the Snowman and the Snowdog) and a lindt reindeer each.

I still need to add some sort of xmassy craft that can keep the dds busy while I do food prep, and something to encourage them into the bath, maybe a bath bomb or bath beans.

Stellar67 Sun 13-Dec-15 19:59:42

We usually just leave things for Santa but DC's are of an age that a DVD and popcorn would be fun.

What's Arthur Christmas like for a 7&4 age?

I'm feeling inspired! Always thought I'd be in the Scrooge category.

Stellar67 Sun 13-Dec-15 20:03:40

Igotapea, I just looked up Arthur Christmas and I would be interested for my two. I could PayPal you costs at the least.

Hobbes8 Sun 13-Dec-15 20:12:40

Arthur Christmas is a great film. My 4 year old watched it twice today.

We're doing our first Christmas Eve box this year. I started a Christmas Eve new board game tradition last year, and then I saw some Christmas minion pyjamas that I thought my son would love, and it kind of escalated from there. I was going to get a Christmas film, but then decided that he'd love the minions movie more. So now we all have matching minions pyjamas, the movie, some hot chocolate and minions haribo, a board game and puzzle, and a fuzzy felt Christmas book. I'm really excited about it.

Celen Sun 13-Dec-15 20:26:40

Some fabulous ideas here, thank you everyone!


Feel free to keep adding!

LaCerbiatta Sun 13-Dec-15 20:48:58

Whatever you do DO NOT GET NATIVITY 3! It's shockingly bad!

cheapandcheerful Sun 13-Dec-15 20:52:32

We are having:

- New pjs for everyone
- New slippers for cd
- Stockings to hang up
- Santa's magic key
- Box of chocs
- Dairy-free treat for dh
- Those flavoured straws that you drink milk through to make it taste like strawberry or whatever
- Polar express to read
- New xmas dvd to watch

AtSea1979 Sun 13-Dec-15 20:55:38

So far we have pjs, hot chocolate sachets, biscuits, dvd, 'twas the night before Xmas' book

jimblejambles Sun 13-Dec-15 21:01:22

Do you say the box is from you or Santa? And when do you give the box?
Think this is a fab idea smile

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