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If you have a christmas eve hamper, what is in it?!

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Crystal15 Sun 23-Oct-16 16:20:29

This is our 7th year doing christmas eve boxes. Well actually last year I changed it to one giant velvet Santa sack due to various shared items such as craft kits and dvds.

Ours has :
new pjs for all
Socks
Festive bath bomb
Xmas film
Hot chocolate
Popcorn
Personalised Thorntons chocolate for children
Reindeer food
Make your own twin snowglobe kit for children
Usually dig out a christmas book and santa sign to hang and pop that in too.

Any ideas for treats for adults? I'm thinking luxury ales and mince pies for DH hmmm. Possibly festive bubble bath too.

Haudyerwheesht Sun 23-Oct-16 16:23:47

Only put stuff for kids in really :

pjs
Slipper socks
Book
Popcorn
Cookies
Personalised / Disney decoration

Haudyerwheesht Sun 23-Oct-16 16:24:11

Oops pressed post too soon...

Reindeer dust
Believe bell
Magic key

redexpat Sun 23-Oct-16 18:22:26

Im clearly a beginner. Its my first time this year.
PJs
A dvd
Packet of shortbread biscuits.

Whats a magic key for?

Kirriemuir Sun 23-Oct-16 18:28:49

Pjs
Socks
DVD
Chocolate
Magic key - lets Santa in
Reindeer dust
A new Disney decoration

RJnomore1 Sun 23-Oct-16 18:31:22

A magic key is so that santa can let himself into the house now that there aren't so many chimneys around.

NoCapes Sun 23-Oct-16 18:36:12

Xmas pj's
Xmas bath bomb
Xmas cup with a hot choc sachet & marshmallows in
Xmas DVD
Plastic popcorn box with a packet of popcorn in
Reindeer dust
Santas plate
Magic key
'The night before Christmas' book

NoCapes Sun 23-Oct-16 18:36:38

Our hamper is just for the evening really

fluffypigs Sun 23-Oct-16 18:36:58

Can't say I've ever heard of this tradition...is it instead of a stocking on Christmas morning?

NoCapes Sun 23-Oct-16 18:38:31

No fluffy it's for Xmas eve

OvO Sun 23-Oct-16 18:42:10

DVD (Xmas themed or something new out)
Book (Xmas themed again)
Craft kit
Popcorn
Sweets
Hot chocolate
Marshmallows (for the hot chocolate)
Pringles (my DC seem to think Pringles are a treat so always put some in now)
Santa mug
Board game to be played that day
Pyjamas
Slippers
Dressing gown
Santa socks
Toothbrush
Character bubble bath
Fun soap (I like the play-doh style soap from Lush)
Flannels
Giant Tub of Jelly Belly Beans

Buttercupsandaisies Sun 23-Oct-16 18:43:53

Ours is a family one and this year inc-

Kids pjs
Kids and adult sweets
Fancy drink for the kids
Bath bomb- lush Xmas theme one
Kids - make a Xmas sun catcher
Family Film
Wine and chocs for me and DH
Xmas socks for all

Just for the evening really too

lostlalaloopsy Sun 23-Oct-16 18:45:19

New pjs
Toothbrush
Bubble bath
Book
DVD
Popcorn

I'm going to include marshmallows and chocolate biscuits to attempt to make s'mores.

Our elf leaves it for them about tea time on Christmas Eve. It's usually the same DVD every year as they never manage to watch it - they're always desperate to go to bed!!

Stitchosaurus Sun 23-Oct-16 18:53:36

My Christmas hamper comes out on 1st December, so includes things for the whole month.

Christmas books and dvds (usually add a new one of each, each year)
Advent calendar (lego Star Wars)
Magic key
Christmas magazine like CBeebies or something
Christmas craft kit

DS wears his festive pjs and jumpers for the whole of December. I like the idea of a festive bath bomb, might have to get a couple of those this year

Crystal15 Sun 23-Oct-16 22:15:16

Stitch Poundland have some gorgeous smelling xmas pudding bath bombs this year. I usually buy from lush or bomb cosmetics but saw them. They have a cute gingerbread man one too but the pudding smells sooo good

Crystal15 Sun 23-Oct-16 22:18:26

Here smile

redexpat Sun 23-Oct-16 22:39:38

Good plan with the key. I remember being distraught that Father Christmas wouldnt come because we didnt have a chimney. DM without blinking said he came through the letter box. But we dont even have letterboxes on our door where we live!

OhFuckOff Mon 24-Oct-16 07:27:42

Pjs
Slippers
Dressing gown
Panto ticket for Christmas Eve
New clothes including pants and socks
Annual
Sweets
Lush bath bomb
Expandable flannel
Teddy (home bargains have ty large Christmas beanie boos for cheap).
Magic dust
New fleece blanket each
Going to steal the new board game for Christmas Eve, thanks pp smile

DeliveredByKiki Mon 24-Oct-16 07:42:27

We usually do a Christmas Eve hamper hut I like PP idea of doing it on 1st December instead

mmgirish Mon 24-Oct-16 08:03:29

Did you buy a key or did you have an old one?

WiltingTulip Mon 24-Oct-16 08:17:07

I don't do these boxes but at the beginning of December I put Xmas pillows cases on the dcs' beds and bring out the box with our Xmas books/DVDs collection.

AlwaysNeverOnTime Mon 24-Oct-16 15:49:27

For my DC (3 and 5) we have...

New pjs
Christmas books (same ones every year)
A Christmas craft
Cbbebies Christmas magazine and some felt tips
Kinder eggs
Hot chocolate sachets
Christmas mugs (same ones every year)
A game (eg pop up pirate)

AlwaysNeverOnTime Mon 24-Oct-16 15:50:03

Oh and the magic key and Santas mince pie plate.

AlwaysNeverOnTime Mon 24-Oct-16 15:52:45

Coming home from our Christmas eve walk (to look at the lights)to find the Christmas eve box, is one of my favourite parts of Christmas.

saltededamummy Mon 24-Oct-16 15:52:54

Never heard of this before, it's a great idea & I will copy; thank you!

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