As you have probably already realized we are a bit mad about Christmas. To see what we use for our Christmas Eve Box fillers keep reading. No matter how old Freddie gets it is always around the same theme, and most things are now traditional every year.
The Christmas Eve Box is a tradition we started when Freddie was about 3 years old. In fact, at the same time, we had the Elf on the Shelf come and visit.
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!
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.
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Christmas Eve Box Fillers
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.
If we can find a Christmassy-themed book even better. This year we are including the amazing David Walliams Ice Monster in it. Freddie loves all of his books so this is perfect timing. If you fancy something different though why not check out our favorite Christmas read alouds.
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.
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 Eve box. If you don’t have one I highly recommend you get one and use it every year.
Freddie 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 (he is 5’3″) so these, unfortunately, don’t fit anymore, I think I will go for these Calvin Klein shorts set ( as we do live in Florida!)
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 Freddie 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.
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 game ideas 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.
Now we already have hundreds of Christmas movies so I thought I would share some of our favorites. After Freddie has had a bath and got lovely and clean in his new PJs we snuggle down and watch a Christmas film before bed. I think my all-time favorite though 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 Freddie is older he likes to be more like his dad so this year I will add in some Axe shower gel instead.
The final thing we add to the Christmas Eve box 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 Freddie’s advent calendar. If you are looking for a wooden personalized Christmas Eve Box like ours I really recommend this one from Etsy.
What do you put in your Christmas Eve Boxes for boys? Do you even do it at all, let me know in the comments below.
Last Updated on 4 June 2022 by homeschoolof1