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Hello, sorry about mentioning the C word in August!

I'm curious to find out some opinions on Christmas Eve boxes and what people put in them. I have a 2 year old and I've never done one before.

I used to think it was a marketing ploy to get us to buy more short-lived products, but they seem popular and fun so I'm thinking we might do one this year.

ClaireF1978
12 months ago
What do you think of this?
hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels198012 months ago

We’ve done Christmas Eve presents for years before it became a trendy thing to do and we still do them for our teenagers.

They only get some new pyjamas some new slippers a dvd and home made biscuits.

Our eldest that is 21 still loves getting hers.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF1978
Original Poster
12 months ago

I like the idea of giving them something they need and make it a bit more exciting. My son does love character pyjamas though so it would be exciting for him anyway!

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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12 months ago

If you can afford to do it then great. Puts extra pressure on parents at a super expensive time. That box would have generally been my main Christmas gifts and not a pre-curser to the main event.

It's funny how we adopt so so many trends from overseas. I guess this originated from Germany when presents were traditionally opened on Christmas Eve. When I lived overseas, Christmas Day was not celebrated by many, only us Ex-Pats!

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames12 months ago

Ive had a selection box and new pjs on xmas eve aslong as i can remember and im nearly 32 🤣 We started doing xmas eve boxes a couple of years ago using the boxes from home bargains (about £2 each) but i am thinking about getting personalised wooden boxes this year. We put in new pjs, a selection box or some sweets, popcorn, crisps etc, a dvd, a mug with a sachet of hot chocolate. Then a few age appropriate things - my daughter will be 2 this year so she will have like a little cuddly toy, a special key to leave out for santa etc, my sons 13 so he will have like a little toy (rubix cube ir something) and a lynx spray.

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OneeyedRaven
OneeyedRaven12 months ago

last christmas- ooohhh feel like ive heard that line somewhere😊 my gorgeous mum did a little present bundle for us all just some homemade fudge and leather gloves for the girls hats for the boys as we all go walking early xmas morning. We chipped in for the youngest and got new pjs sweets and a dvd - we didnt spend heaps and it really made little ones xmas and made me feel the joys of being 6 again - priceless. They dont remember the money spent just the love given, especially as they grow and have kids of their own, at least thats my experience

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF1978
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12 months ago

OneeyedRaven what a lovely story. I think I will do something like this

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angemski
angemski12 months ago

It is a fairly new trend but I really like it. Make sure you get a copy of 'The night before Christmas' as this almost becomes a tradition for following years to be read on Christmas Eve. If you get a dvd make sure you get some healthy film-watching food too - doesn't have to be popcorn or chocolate but it will make the watching special.

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Ann1984
Ann198412 months ago

Don't do them because Xmas is too expensive as it is if one of my kids say so and so has one i just tell them tuff hash I know but that's life never were around when I was young so I wouldn't start now either

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb12 months ago

Ive always done xmas eve presents for my kids and my eldest wouldve been 30 this year 😊. I always give them new pjs and a selection box. The new pjs were so they would look nice in the xmas morning pics 😂

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StellaCorner
StellaCorner12 months ago

Not Xmas eve, I always made up an arts and crafts box for my children to unwrap on boxing day, it kept the excitement going as well as keeping them occupied.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF1978
Original Poster
12 months ago

Excellent idea, I'll definitely be stealing this one for my son!

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lisab815lb
lisab815lb12 months ago

I love xmas eve boxes

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AnnetteMcbain
AnnetteMcbain12 months ago

It's cheaper to buy them your self and fill the boxes with the things the kids will use

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DeniseODonnell
DeniseODonnell12 months ago

I don’t do them, I think I have enough traditions at Xmas and my daughter is 12 this time so it was too late when they got trendy round ppl I know. She gets knew pjs and stuff like that as presents so just means buying extra.

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JackieSorrell
JackieSorrell12 months ago

Don’t believe in these why pay out more for something someone made up and decided to do plus Christmas you only open gifts on the 25th not 24th

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kbell272
kbell27212 months ago

I make my own box,with pjs for xmas eve,sweets,hot chocolate and a book for bedtime

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FionaKerr
FionaKerr12 months ago

I love Xmas Eve boxes. I usually do pjs, fluffy socks, a cup, hot choc, marshmallows, a tube of sweets and a book or activity thing.

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emjavi
emjavi12 months ago

New pjs, Christmas mug, fluffy socks, hot chocolate, small game ,chocolate coins.

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