Friday, 10 November 2017

12 Days Of Christmas Series: Day 10- Christmas Eve Box Filler Ideas




We are well into November now, & Christmas really isn’t all that far away, Yay! How are you guys getting on with your Christmas shopping? Well underway, planning to hit the shops soon, or have no ideas & dreading the very thought?

Now is the time where the build up to Christmas well & truly starts, I think the build up of magic & excitement is just as important as the day itself, don’t you agree? 

A few years ago MR.B & I decided to start up a new Family Christmas Tradition by introducing a 
Christmas Eve Box brought in by Santa’s Little Elves. 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, & budget. 

You can even buy boxes personalised like this one here. 




Now what to put in the special box? Don’t go thinking you have to go rush buying & stuffing your boxes to the brim, this selection that I’ve put together are just lots of different ideas.


Christmas Pyjamas
 


I always include a new pair of pyjamas for each of the children in the box, I’ve ordered this #SantaSquad Pyjama Set, so they are going to be all matchy, matchy. They make for great photo opps & it’s a fun gift. Jamie & Gracie-Mae especially love opening up new pjs & then going to sleep in them. 


Christmas Themed Books

Jamie & Gracie-Mae are both Little book worms, just like their Mama, give them a book that they enjoy & sometimes you won’t see them for hours! Isaac is also starting to enjoy sitting there whilst I read him a book, I absolutely love having these quiet moments with him. (It’s pretty much the only time he will sit quietly in my lap, haha!) So this Children’s Christmas Eve Book Bundle will be just perfect, I know the children are going to go mad for them! The retail price of this fabulous bundle is £24.99 which I think is a great price as it’s a mix of 5 books, gift wrapped in red & green tissue paper.  It also comes with a gift card for you to write your own special gift message. If your a book lover like myself, you will adore The Beautiful Book Company’s fab selection. 

I could also get you a cheeky 10% Off your orders just use this code- Xmascheer at the checkout. 


Christmas Mug & Hot Chocolate



Who doesn’t love snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of hot cocoa? A Christmas themed mug & a Reindeer Styled Hot Chocolate Cone would make for a great Christmas Eve Box Filler. These great cones are only 95p! Bargain! 

If you have more than the one child you could always try a...

Christmas Eve Box Filler Set



This Christmas Eve Filler Set retails at just £5.00 & you can also add this Unicorn Treats Set for an extra £5.00. Perfect for the Unicorn obsessed child, like my Gracie-Mae! These sets include the following;

  • A Certificate From Santa
  • Snowman Poop
  • Elf Kisses
  • A Reindeer Hot Chocolate Cone with Candy Cane
  • Magic Reindeer Food
  • Unicorn Poop
  • Unicorn Tears
  • A Unicorn Hot Chocolate Cone

Santa’s Treat Board



What better way to put out Santa’s Treats than using this bright & festive Personalised Christmas Placemat For Santa’s Treats? I adore the Scandi-inspired festive design in red, green & white. We normally just put Santa & Rudolph’s Treats on one of our standard plates, so I know for a fact the children are going to love this just as much as I do, even more so as it’s personalised with their names along with a little message to Santa. This Treat Board retails at £14.95. 


Magical Reindeer Food



When all the excitement of Christmas Eve is nearly over, & it’s nearly time for bed, the children will go hang up their stockings then go outside to sprinkle some magical reindeer food all around the front of our house & all around the back garden. I love these Twinkling Magical Reindeer Food In A Bag, these bags are filled with oats mixed in with edible glitter & sugar stars, so if your child just has to know what Reindeer Food tastes like...then these are safe for them to try! They are also a bargain for only £4.00 a bag!


Chocolate Christmas Card
I know this isn’t your usual, Christmas Eve Box Filler, but... I LOVE this idea, it’s a little bit different & something the children wouldn’t be expecting at all. These cards are made up with Belgian Chocolate & you can choose any message that you would like. I chose ‘Happy Christmas’ you could also make it a photo gift with a festive photo of the family, which you could also include a little message on the back. We decided to have the message written up by Santa, to make it that extra bit special for the children. You can buy these fab Chocolate Christmas Cards from here, & retails at £12.50.


Children’s Christmas Eve Kit



'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;~ Clement Clarke Moore

And he certainly will be there with this gorgeous Children’s Christmas Eve Kit! I LOVE the vintage style Hessian Bag, personalised with the children’s names on the tag, & all these cute little accessories fit perfectly inside it. 

This wonderful kit costs just £10.00 & includes the following;

  • ‘Drink Me’ tag to tie on Santa’s drink
  • Party Pick to put in Santa’s mince pie
  • Organza bag filled with jimmy reindeer food for Rudolph
  • Note card & kraft envelope for the children to write Santa a message
  • Tag containing Santa’s Magic Key

Christmas Scrapbook



This one is probably more for the adults than the children (shhh, don’t tell them!), If your anything like me & love documenting your family life, than this Personalised Christmas Keepsake Scrapbook would be perfect for you! It’s a fab way to keep pictures & notes all in one place, from everyone in the family to remember the magical day. 


Christmas Baubles



One of our other Christmas traditions, is to get a new Christmas Tree Dec every year, one for each of the children. These personalised Round & Star Christmas Baubles are perfect for their box. They are so beautifully made & would make a brilliant gift as a memorabilia for say a child’s 1st Christmas. 



Ahhh writing this post has made me even more excited for Christmas, if that’s even possible?! Do you make up a Christmas Eve Box for your little ones? If so what items do you like to put in them? 

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*Disclaimer- I was kindly gifted the following items- Children’s Christmas Eve Book Bundle, Reindeer Hot Chocolate Cone, Christmas Eve Box Fillers, Santa’s Treat Board, Twinkling Reindeer Food, Chocolate Christmas Card, Childrens Christmas Eve Kit, Personalised Christmas Keepsake Scrapbook & Personalised Round & Star Baubles, in exchange for a review, however all thoughts & opinions are that of my own. 
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