Christmas Eve Boxes – Sorted!

Decorated wooden boxes filled with goodies for Christmas Eve, including Elf DVDand hot water bottle cover

The Works gives you all the details you need to know on the new Christmas craze…

If you’re looking for a special Christmas tradition to make this year even more magical, why not surprise your little one with an early gift to get them feeling as festive as possible before Santa arrives?

Gaining popularity among parents, Christmas Eve Boxes is one trend that’s here to stay. Fear not – they are not about fancy gifts on top of what we already know is a very expensive time of year. In fact, quite the opposite. It’s a lovely way to add another special memory to your festivities and can be a sweet tradition to keep for years to come.

So, start the festive fun early and unleash your inner creative flair. It’s time to get crafty by following these simple steps from the UK’s leading family-friendly retailer, The Works. All you need is a box big enough for the treats you’d like to load it with and a bit of imagination when it comes to decoration.

First – The Box

Plain plywood box with hinged lid

Wooden box, £4

Opt for this Large Wooden Box (25 x 20 x 10cm) from The Works. This wonderful blank canvas allows you to be as creative as you wish, as well as personalising it for your little one. This is one sturdy box that should last for years to come.

The Decoration

Wooden box painted red and white with craft materials scattered around

Let your imagination run wild. From Gold Glitter Reindeer Embellishments to a Giant Bag of Christmas filled with craft, to Wooden Alphabet Letters for adding your little one’s name, red ribbons and much more, The Works has a fantastic selection of affordable craft materials and decorations YULE love to use on your box.

And So To The Gifts…

What do you load a Christmas Eve Box with, you ask? That’s the beauty, you can fill them with whatever you like. The options are endless, but here are just a few of The Works’ favourite festive finds:

The Night Before Christmas Book

Cover of book with sleigh and swooping reindeer

Storybook, £2

Add this Christmas classic to your box and watch the excitement begin. You and your little one can join the magical adventure as Santa comes to visit the night before Christmas. This picture book is perfect for young children and is the perfect way to introduce this iconic poem.


Scribblicious Glitter Gel Pens

It’s not Christmas without a bit of glitter, right? A fabulous pack of 10 glitter gel pens for £2 includes a variety of bright colours, perfect for writing, drawing, sketching and colouring on Christmas Day.

Christmas Play Pack

Christmas colouring book and pad in packet

Play pack, £2

Keep your little one entertained and include this treat in their box.

Watch them transform their favourite Christmas characters, from Santa Claus to Frosty the Snowman, using the four colouring pencils provided.

Where’s Santa’s Reindeer?

It’s mission time. Help Santa and Jingle the Elf find their eight fun-loving reindeer in all sorts of seasonal scenes, from a joyful German market to the popular Winter Wonderland! This is sure to keep them busy the night of Christmas Eve.


Frozen 2 Sticker Play Arendelle Activities

Cover of Frozen 2 sticker book with images of 2 female characters

Sticker book, £2

Let your Frozen fan’s imagination run wild and help them decorate books, stationery and more with these Frozen II stickers. Complete with all the favourite characters including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and of course the beautiful city of Arendelle.

10 Books for £10

10 children's Christmas picture story books such as I've Seen Santa, many with animal characters

If your little one is a bookworm, then this special offer is for you. Take advantage of The Works 10 for £10 offer on children’s books, including a range of picture books, activity books, bedtime stories and much more! Opt for this selection of cosy Christmas tales and let the magic of Christmas begin.

For more information on The Works and its must-have Christmas gifts visit here.

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!