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TelephoneTree Tue 19-Jul-16 22:30:23

Can you help me find a gorgeous one??

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 19-Jul-16 23:48:45

D'you mean the actual box or the contents?

Last year I bought some Yankee Candles from QVC and each set (there were 3) came with a striped canvas oval basket (red/white, blue/white, green/white)

In years gone by, HomeSense ( TKMaxx homewhere shop) have sold Christmas boxes.
Or a cardboard box covered in Christmas paper and wrapped in cellophane.

For contents we do:
jar of sweets
Hot chocolate
Bath bomb

WellyMummy Tue 19-Jul-16 23:54:50

Or lots of ideas on etsy

lostlalaloopsy Wed 20-Jul-16 08:23:15

I love the ones this seller has,planning to get one this year

BiddyPop Thu 21-Jul-16 16:14:46

I got a festive box in either Meadows & Byrne or Dunnes Stores I think a few years ago - roughly A4 sized rectangle standard box and pretty decent strength to it. That works well to hold festive items all year (things like DVDs and books) and then Christmas Eve items for that day.

If you look in October/early November, you should find plenty of nice festive boxes on the high street, particularly in homewares stores or ones with a lot of festive decorations. Or go to Ikea and get a nice plain wooden one and paint it yourself?

misspym Thu 21-Jul-16 16:20:05

I bought one in Dunnes Stores last year. Big enough to hold new pjs and a few treats for 2 dc and I then used it to store the Christmas decorations after Christmas.

TelephoneTree Fri 22-Jul-16 22:53:26

Thank you everyone! The trouble is, I like them all and can't decide!!!

HowLongTillTippingPoint Sat 23-Jul-16 12:52:12

Hi, I make and sell these if you want to take a look smile

OneLongDay Sat 23-Jul-16 19:03:31

You can buy large crates on eBay for about £5.11 delivered if anyone wants to make there own, Pinterest has some amazing ideas

lozabella Sat 23-Jul-16 19:05:01

IKEA do some lovely wooden crates too. I'm going to grab a couple this year and make my own.

TelephoneTree Sat 23-Jul-16 21:29:58

Those are lovely HowLong smile. I do like the style.

HowLongTillTippingPoint Mon 25-Jul-16 17:03:45

Thank you. I have a promotion on at the moment where they are only £20 each.

Happy16 Sat 30-Jul-16 13:33:10

Im currently finishing off this years design. More of a vintage feel. Still needs varnishing but if you like the pics I could send you the link tonight to have a look. smile

PixieMiss Mon 01-Aug-16 15:44:27

Do you (all) tend to buy a new one each year? Or do you safely store it away till next year?

I have seen one I love but for £50 I would hate to throw it away after 1 use.

Lunar1 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:53:52

I use mine every year, the laser boutique on fb do some beautiful ones.

Lunar1 Mon 01-Aug-16 18:18:36

Have a look at these

I've ordered their engraved version before, really good quality.

SpringerS Mon 01-Aug-16 21:07:08

I bought a victorian look toy trunk and will use it each year. It's not specifically Christmassy but victorian things always feel quite Christmassy to me anyway. And it's so sturdy, it should last for years. I keep my knitting wool stored in it normally at the top of my wardrobe and on Christmas eve I empty it out and fill it up with goodies. This was it last year.

soloula Mon 08-Aug-16 18:41:44

I started doing one on 1 Dec with DD1 rather than 24th. Gives her time to enjoy her Christmas bits throughout the run up to the big day. I put books (same ones each year with a few taken away/added as she gets older), jammies, a special new Christmas decoration to put on the tree, her Christmas duvet, some wee Christmas sticker books and colouring books, maybe a wee toy and some sweeties. Christmas Eve we have stockings, santas plate and things to keep her going (and DD2 when she's old enough).

teaandcake789 Mon 08-Aug-16 21:00:46

John Lewis did a lovely Santa trug last Christmas.

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