Christmas Eve boxes have grown in popularity over the years. Maybe people have always done them, or maybe they’re a new tradition borne from blogs, and social media! Whichever it is, I think they’re fab!
With my son now being over 18, he’s either working, or out with his friends – he might not even be home on Christmas Eve! So for this year, I’ve decided to organise a box for hubby and me, and make a Christmas Eve Box for Couples. Read on to find out what I’ve put in ours, and some other suggestions that I think would make a great addition!
Christmas Eve Box For Couples
Now that I come to think of it though, when I was a child, my mum always used to buy my sister and I matching pyjamas to wear on Christmas Eve, and we were allowed to open one little present each from under the tree. When my other sister and brother came along, she would still do this for all four of us.
I actually carried that tradition through with my son when he was a little boy; and even now that he’s all grown up, we all still open one little present each from under the tree. So ultimately, the Christmas Eve box is an extension of that, and probably all the other traditions people have, the world over!
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The Christmas Eve Box
First of all, you’re going to need a box! Now, any old box could do, but why not make it special, and be part of the tradition and buy a personalised Christmas Eve Box from Personalised Gifts Shop?
I was sent the wooden hinged box which measures approx. 28cm x 28cm x 13cm, and can be personalised with text up to 20 characters long. I had mine engraved with “The Ordever Family” and “Christmas Eve Box” I love the simple, but so sweet design with the various Christmas decorations hanging on the line, and the two little robins whistling on either end!
Personalised Gifts Shop sells a variety of different size boxes and different designs on top, so have a good look around and I’m sure you’ll find one that is just right for you!
Since this is a Christmas Eve box for couples, the contents have a little bit more of an adult touch – but come on, it is Christmas, so some fun things have gone in too!
We’re all grown ups here right? If it were definitely just my husband and I for Christmas Eve, I would spice up our box a little bit more, with some 18+ goodies, but just in case the boy (he’s still called that, even though he’s a grown man!) does decide to stay home, I’ve kept our couples box PG ish… apart from the booze!
But hey, it’s going to be your couples Christmas Eve box so put exactly what you want into it!
- Christmas Movies – there are so many fab Christmas films to choose from! I’ve got a list of 50 Christmas movies here; what’s your favourite Christmas movie?
- Popcorn – Buy the ready made kind, or pop your own. You can’t watch a film without popcorn!
- Sharing bags of chocolates – you can buy the big bags like they have in the cinema at home these days, so get your favourites in!
- Seasonal goodies – it could be mince pies, stollen, marzipan fruit, gingerbread, or [like in our box] lebkuchen!
- Booze – I bought a couple of spirit and mixer cans as they fit so nicely in the box, but it could be a bottle of wine/fizz/beer. And if you’re not a drinker, there are plenty of soft drinks for “adults” these days to choose from.
- Mr & Mrs Game – based on the television game show, the travel edition sits perfectly in the box, and is a fun way to learn some things you might not have known about your partner!
- Festive socks – so our feet don’t get cold! You could buy new PJs, or novelty slippers!
- Blanket – not shown because it’s propping everything up in the box, is a snuggly, cosy blanket!
- Christmas ornament – I’m only mentioning this because I popped it in the box to fill up the gap which was annoying me when I was photographing!
Here are a few more ideas of items that could go into a Christmas Eve Box for Couples – is there anything you would add? Sound off in the comments below!
- Pyjamas/Onsies – matching if you want to be really twee!
- Mulled wine – or cider – you can buy the sachets of spices and make it yourself!
- Hot chocolate – don’t forget the mini marshmallows and whipped cream!
- Christmas mugs – for drinking one of the aforementioned drinks!
- Christmas Lotto tickets – there are often extra prizes on the Lotto on Christmas Eve – you have to be in it, to win it!
- Scratchcards – or pick up a couple of festive scratchcards and try your luck!
- Chocolate liqueurs – so 80s, but so traditional at Christmas!
- Cheese & biscuits – another popular Christmas tradition (in our house at least!)
- Local takeaway menu – probably a good idea to order in advance though!
- Playing cards & poker chips – we love a bit of a gamble at Christmas!
- Festive candle – to light up in the bathroom while you have a relaxing bath before the crazy of Christmas Day!
- Bath bombs / bubble bath – there are lots of festive scents at this time of year!
- Massage oil – for possible sexy time if the kids are in bed/or out!
- Christmas CD – it’s not Christmas for me without my Michael Bublé Christmas CD! Or you open listen to my Spotify Playlist where I’ve put together 3+ hours of festive tunes!