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The Best Christmas Eve Box Ideas

So, what is a Christmas Eve Box or Night Before Christmas Box? It’s a little pre-gift to open before or on Christmas Eve with simple activities and a snuggly new pair of pajamas! Fun for the whole family and a new Christmas Eve tradition! Everyone likes to feel like a kid again…so get in the spirit with these Christmas Eve Box Ideas!

I have put together some great items to include in each box from toddlers to teens! Customize for the age and likes of your child.

Also, I created these CHRISTMAS EVE BOX PRINTABLES that the kids will love!

How to Create the Best Christmas Eve Box! Adorable ideas to fill your child's Christmas Eve Box and build the excitement of Santa's arrival!

From toddlers to teens this Christmas Eve Tradition is so much fun! Here is a Holiday Gift Guide to fill your Night Before Christmas Box as the family awaits Santa's arrival - for the kid in all of us! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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The Best Christmas Eve Box Ideas!


Christmas Eve Box Ideas For Kids:

1. Christmas Pajamas for kids

Every kid loves to wear special Christmas pajamas as they wait for Santa! They make for adorable Christmas photos – the kids will be delighted to wear any of these cute Pajamas…stripes or plaids with cute Santas, reindeers and polar bears…so many to choose from here! 

Kids Christmas Pajamas

2. Christmas Books

While the book Twas The Night Before Christmas book is always a favorite there are plenty of other great Christmas stories the kids will enjoy!

The Night Before Christmas Storybook

3. Christmas DVDs

With the kids dressed in their Christmas pajamas, it is the perfect time to put on a great Christmas movie DVD! A Charlie Brown Christmas is always a great classic but there are so many Christmas movies with the kids’ favorite animated characters to watch at Christmas time!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

4. Children’s Cups and Tumblers

Kids will delight with a new Christmas Cup or Christmas Tumbler! They can sit and sip their favorite drink while watching the new Christmas movie they found inside the Christmas Eve box. Don’t forget the  Hot Cocoa Mixto add the Snowman Soup gift bag that can also be placed inside the box!

Plastic Kids Travel Cups

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix

5. Santa Hat

What could be sweeter than your little one wearing a cute Santa Hat? A perfect way to make those Christmas photos even cuter! Sizes for kids of all ages…even adults!

Kids Santa Hat

6. Christmas Stuffed Animals

Every kiddo adores a new soft furry friend to squeeze and hold onto. There are so many adorable Christmas Stuffed Animals it will be hard to choose which one to get!

This Christmas Stuffed Animal below sure is a favorite of mine! Now he’s cute!

Gund Boo 'The World's Cutest Dog' Plush with Antlers

I hope you like these Christmas Eve Box Ideas. Have fun filling the box with items to wear and do as a family when the anticipation for Santa’s arrival is high!


How to Create the Best Christmas Eve Box! Adorable ideas to fill your child's Christmas Eve Box and build the excitement of Santa's arrival!

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure*

While this would seem to be only for young children…I disagree. Teens would so be into this…once a believer always a believer! I actually created the box below for my 21-year-old daughter who is in college. I think she will love it!

Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Teenagers:

1. Teen Christmas Pajamas

More than ever teens love to dress up and get into the holiday spirit! They need to have festive Christmas Pajamas as well don’t you think?! So many styles to choose from too!

Women's Christmas Pajamas

2. Fuzzy Slipper Socks

If they are into the Christmas pajamas, they are going to need fuzzy Christmas Slipper Socks! I love all the styles and fun Christmas holiday patterns to choose from. So darn cute!

Teen Christmas Slipper Socks

3. Holiday Body Lotion 

What is not to love about the holiday scented hand and body lotions. The sweeter the smell the girls will love applying it all winter long for dry skin!

Try Axe Products for the young man receiving a Christmas Eve box too!

Christmas Body Lotion

5. Santa Hat and Christmas Headbands

Girl/women wearing a santa hat. Christmas headbands for women also pictured

Santa Hat Beanie with Beard

For the guy receiving the Christmas Eve box…you got to buy this Santa Hat Beanie with Beard. Haha…I just love it and so will they!


Boys/mens knit santa hat and beard.

6. Classic Christmas movies

Sure Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story our out favorite classic Christmas movies but there are so many other Christmas movies to select from. Perhaps they might like one of these Christmas movies?!

Christmas Vacation Movie DVD A Christmas Story DVD

7. Natural Light Popcorn

Choose from a variety of popcorn flavors from light and natural to lots of butter! Always a good salty treat!

Orville Redenbacher's Naturals light popcorn

8. Hot Cocoa Mix and Christmas Mugs 

What could be better to watch your favorite Christmas movie but to do it dressed in Christmas pajamas drinking hot chocolate from an adorable Christmas mug! So many to choose from it is hard to pick a favorite!

Penguin Christmas Mug

It doesn’t matter the age. Everyone likes to get comfy and spend time together watching a favorite movie while sipping hot cocoa! Join along in this Christmas Eve Tradition by giving a Night Before Christmas Box!

From teens to toddlers start a new family tradition on Christmas Eve with this Night Before Christmas Box with Free Printable Label Fun for the whole family | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Adorable Christmas Printables Here!

From toddlers to teens start a new family tradition on Christmas Eve with this Night Before Christmas Box Printable Collection! Includes 18 Christmas Themed activity sheets, lunch box notes, games, Santa letter, "Nice List" certificate and an adorable printable label for the Christmas Eve box! Fun for all ages! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM



 Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season!

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Susan B

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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  1. What a cute idea! We do a present pass on the night before because I agree, it helps give you something fun when the anticipation is high. My children are now older, but that present pass is still a firm part of our tradition.

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