Best Christmas Eve Box Fillers For Boys

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If you have a Christmas Eve box, I have put together the very best kids Christmas Eve box fillers to give you a little inspiration.

No matter the age of my son the Christmas Eve box is always around the same theme, and most things are now traditional every year.

The Christmas Eve Box is a tradition we started when my son was about 3 years old. In fact, at the same time, we had the Elf on the Shelf come and visit. This was 10 years ago, and the Christmas Eve box fillers have remained similar.

If you want to create one for your other half check out my recent post on Christmas Eve box ideas for adults! Kids shouldn’t have all of the fun!

Check out our favorite stocking stuffers for boys not only are they all under $20, but they will also fit inside a stocking or a Christmas Eve box.

I get asked so many times what I actually put in the Christmas Eve box I thought I would let you know what we put in ours.

christmas eve box fillers

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We have been adding these Christmas Eve box fillers every year for the last 10 years. So some of the gifts we have needed to adapt, but these are always included.

Christmas Reading Book

If we can find a Christmassy-themed book even better. Last year we included the amazing David Walliams Ice Monster, and this year we will add JK Rowling’s Christmas Pig. My son loves all of his books so this is perfect timing.

If you fancy something for younger children check out our favorite Christmas read alouds.

Christmas Chocolate

I normally add in a snowman soup that I have made and some gold coins. These chocolate Santa sleighs and the snowman soup are always one of the first things I make that is Christmassy, and I absolutely love it.

Download our free snowman soup printable bag tag for an easy alternative to below.

Snowman soup if you don’t already know, is just hot chocolate, mini marshmallows and I always put some chocolate sprinkles in too! But I always decorate the bags using Christmas cellophane wrap, and they look so good.

A couple of years ago I also got a personalized snowman soup mug that I will also add to the Christmas box. If you don’t have one I highly recommend you get one and use it every year.

North Pole Breakfast Candy Santa Sleigh

Reindeer Food

I always add in some magical reindeer food that we sprinkle in the garden before bedtime. Grab our free reindeer food printable and make it even more special.

reindeer food

Christmas Pajamas

My son wears his Christmas pj’s all through December, so on Christmas Eve, he will get a new pair that are not Christmassy. Like so many kids he loves Fortnite so these ones are just perfect.

Now he is getting taller we treat him to this Calvin Klein shorts set.


I always like to add slippers as Christmas Eve box fillers so they can come downstairs Christmas morning with nice new slippers!!


We always include Christmas-themed socks too!

Cookies for Santa Plate

Similar to the snowman soup mug I also purchased a personalized cookies for Santa plate which I will add to the Christmas Eve box. This immediately starts my son running to the pantry to get out the flour and sugar.

Every Christmas Eve we make cookies for Santa to leave before he goes to bed. It is such a wonderful tradition.

Christmas Game

We normally add a new Christmas game too, so we can play it on Christmas Eve, this year we will be getting the Santa Cookie Elf Candy Snowman game.

It’s a perfect size to fit in the box and gets excellent reviews. For even more Christmas board games check out our top 20.


I know this is a little rubbish, however, they all need one and the idea is that he goes to bed super clean ready for Christmas Day!

This is just something we have added in since day 1 so it is our little tradition. This year we have opted for the junior electric toothbrush.

Christmas Film

Now we already have hundreds of Christmas movies so I thought I would share some of our favorites. After my son has had a bath and got lovely and clean in his new PJs we snuggle down and watch a Christmas film before bed.

My all-time favorite would be Elf with Will Ferrell or maybe Christmas with the Kranks! You will be able to find these for free now on Netflix or whichever TV streaming you have.

Christmas Eve Bath Bomb

I always include these, and this year I have come across these cool bath bombs that are aimed at boys!

Most of the time all of the nice stuff is most definitely aimed at girls, but I love this. Now my son is older he likes to be more like his dad so this year I will add in some Axe shower gel instead.

Santa Key

The final thing we add to the Christmas Eve box for toddlers is a Santa key. We don’t have a chimney and many years ago he asked how Father Christmas would get in to leave the presents if we don’t have a chimney!

So I came up with a very elaborate story about how we leave a key out by the front door that he uses magic to get!

Personalized Christmas Eve Box

This is the first year we have actually had a personalized Christmas Eve box! Normally we would just leave it out next to my son’s advent calendar.

If you are looking for a wooden personalized Christmas Eve Box like ours I really recommend this one from Etsy.

Personalised Christmas Eve Box

What do you put in your Christmas Eve Boxes for kids? Do you even do it at all, let me know in the comments below.

Last Updated on 12 April 2023 by homeschoolof1

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