The Christmas Eve Box
While there are some Christmas traditions I’d like to uphold, like the Christmas stocking, there are also new ones I look to adopt every year.
This years new tradition is the Christmas Eve Box. Have you heard of it?
It’s basically like a festive box of goodies the recipient can use both on the 24th and throughout the 25th. I’ve seen a lot of people make these for their children, but because I didn’t want to miss out on the fun I made Harry one for this year. Here’s what I put inside.
THE CHRISTMAS EVE BOX
- Chocolate is a Christmas Eve essential. I love a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, a box of Raffaello, Lindt truffles, Ferrero Rocher or the ever festive tub of Roses.
- Cookies and shortbread! You can pop in whichever the person fancies most, but I think Walker’s Shortbread is the most festive thing you could eat alongside a cup of tea on Christmas Eve. If you wanted to go the homemade route, you can find my recipe for cranberry cookies here and chocolate orange cookies here.
- Speaking of tea – a bag of festive tea would be much appreciated. Brownie points if it’s a caffeine free blend like Gingerbread Chai so the recipient can drink it before bed and still be asleep by the time Santa arrives.
- A candy cane. Obvs.
- A jar or sachet of hot chocolate mixture and a few marshmallows.
- A mug, because duh.
- A Christmas book or DVD. I think a book is more festive and memorable and if you grab a book that’s full of short stories like The Mistletoe Murder it’s less of a burden to read. There’s nothing quite like cosying up on Christmas Eve with a mug of hot chocolate while you read a festive story or two.
- A bar of Christmas soap [LUSH have a great selection].
- A mini bottle or gift pack of Baileys Irish Cream.
- Festive pajamas – Peter Alexander always have a fab collection.
- Other ideas include: ornaments, festive socks, a sleep spray, a few slices of dried orange or a mini bottle of rosé.
Will you be giving the Christmas Eve box a go this year? What other small gift ideas do you have to put in there?