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Ideas for Christmas Eve box?

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Alb1 Sun 06-Nov-16 19:36:00

Sorry if this is something that has been asked way too often, but I've only just discovered there's a Christmas section on mumsnet so I havnt seen them!

So I'm thinking of doing a Christmas Eve box this year after spotting the idea on here (never heard of it before), we have a DS 2 and a 14year old teen girl (we're her legal guardians) so does anyone have any ideas what we can put in other than pajamas to appeal to them both?

We don't have a DVD player as we always watch films on Netflix. Thinking of stuff for the DS is easy but it's making it fun for a teen too that I'm struggling to be creative with!

Any tips are greatly appreciated smile

sparkle789 Sun 06-Nov-16 19:40:09

Dd's are 3 and 9. We always do pjs slippers if thy need new ones, a magic flannel, xmasy book, small choc, xmas cup (sometimes) and a little toy (shopkins, toy car etc) I fill the box with shiny shredded paper or tinsel to bulk it out.

We've been doing them for about 6 years and the kids still get really excited about them.

NoCapes Sun 06-Nov-16 19:41:39

Lush Xmas bath bombs
Xmas cups with hot choc & marshmallows
Popcorn for the movie
Slippers/fluffy socks

KayTee87 Sun 06-Nov-16 19:47:54

For the 14yo I would do pjs, face mask, bath bomb, hair mask, nail polish, chocolates, cosy socks.

OlennasWimple Sun 06-Nov-16 19:49:40

Handwarmers - Primark often have them in

KayTee87 Sun 06-Nov-16 19:59:42

Hot water bottle and hot choco mug too.

I want one!

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sun 06-Nov-16 20:05:56

We do pjs, christmas socks and pants to be worn on the day, giant chocolate coin, gingerbread\shortbread, a book,

Last year i had christmas cookie sets (which are still in the cupboard)

This year they have lush christmas shower gel

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sun 06-Nov-16 20:06:11

17, 15 and 13

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sun 06-Nov-16 21:07:53

Have i killed a christmas thread

I am going straight to hell shock

VoldemortsNipple Sun 06-Nov-16 21:43:04

My teenage dcs boxes contain everything they have on Christmas Eve.

New pajamas
Cosy slipper socks
Lynx bath set for boys
Lush stuff for dd
Christmas Chocolate
Popcorn with those plastic popcorn tubs (they come out every Christmas)
Something to drink- last year I put in a bottle of Koppeburg, ds (14) was in his element grin
Hot chocolate with marshmallows and squirty cream (in the fridge)

It's all stuff we have anyway or they would get on Christmas morning, and they don't use/eat half of it but they feel like they're getting something special because it's wrapped up in a box.

smellylittleorange Sun 06-Nov-16 21:57:14

Ooh pants / knickers great idea RufusFor the teen I recommend Primark/peacocks etc for socks and pjs..bomb cosmetics sell their bath bombs in chemists if you can't get to a Lush. Claire's sell glitter hairspray--I love it-- I've no idea what Christmasy book to get Dd this year who is in Y8 so.if anyone has ideas would be pleased to hear. last year I lucked and found a lovely hardback edition of AChristmas Carol in the charity shop .

Alb1 Sun 06-Nov-16 22:03:27

Ah some great suggestions here thanks everyone! It's only our second Christmas together so want to make it special. (Well DS was 12 weeks old at the Christmas before that but we were teen-less then)

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sun 06-Nov-16 22:06:27

My children have sacks like this

I have had to do two photos as they have the childrens names on

So reindeer on the bottom, name just above and its trimmed with the gingham

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