Christmas Eve Box Ideas

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There’s a brand new Christmas tradition that’s been gathering steam for the past few years – Christmas Eve boxes. If you haven’t heard about them, don’t worry, as we’re here to bring you up to speed with our Christmas Eve box ideas. Available plain or decorated, these boxes are designed to be filled with all sorts of treats to get everyone excited ahead of Christmas Day.  

But what sort of treats should you pick? We’ve rounded up the best Christmas Eve box ideas in our handy guide… 

The box  

First things first, you need to choose the box you want your Christmas Eve gifts to be presented in. Opt for something traditional with a Christmas themed storage box – which can then double up as a storage box to keep the Christmas decorations safe for next year. Or, choose a box that fits the recipient’s style – whether that be a Dino Adventure Storage Box for the kids or a Navy Crushed Velvet box to match your sister’s bedroom décor, we’ve got plenty of storage boxes to choose from.  

The relaxation lover 

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For the friend or family member who loves to relax, treat them to their own spa-at-home box. Fill their Christmas Eve box with scented candles, a reed diffuser and an oil burnerso they can wind down with calming aromas. You could even add a new bath towel, bath salts or a bath soak for the ultimate soothing bath time experience.  


The gardening lover 

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Need a gift for a gardening fan? We’ve got you. From vegetable seeds to herbs and gardening gloves, there’s a whole host of small gifts you could put together for the gardening fanatic in your life. A pruning tool and a small plant pot will not go a-miss, or even a quirky garden ornament 

Alternatively, brighten up their home interiors with some small house plants. Or if keeping plants alive isn’t their forte, an artificial plant would be an ideal choice.  

Top tip: You could even include a handmade Christmas wreath using our step-by-step guide. 

The food lover 

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Give the gift that keeps on giving with a selection of bakeware and cooking utensils. Add in a muffin tin  to aid with whipping up a few last-minute mince pies for the big day, a piping set to top off the Christmas cupcakes and a rolling pin to flatten out their gingerbread Christmas cookies.  

For anyone with a sweet tooth, you could fill storage jars with their favourite treats.   

The DIY lover  

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Make sure your loved ones are fully prepared for putting together the toys Santa brings the little ones with a DIY-inspired Christmas Eve box.  

Add in handy everyday tools like screwdrivers, a tape measure or even a whole new tool set. A new drilling accessories kit is sure to be appreciated, along with an electric screwdriver or new drill.  

Top tip: Add in a pair of work gloves to provide comfort as they crack on with their DIY dreams. 

The drinks lover 

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Cheers to a very merry Christmas! From cocktail shakers, bottle openers and bar sets to champagne flutes, wine glasses and shot sets, we’ve got you covered with a drinks-themed Christmas Eve box. Alternatively, tea may be the nation’s favourite drink, but coffee is a must-have for many! Give the gift of the perfect Christmas morning brew with a cafetiere and a mug or two to add to their collection. 

Top tip: Pair a new mug with hot chocolate and a packet of marshmallows for a festive, warming drink on Christmas Eve.  


And those are our Christmas Eve box ideas. Don’t forget to share your DIY Christmas Eve box ideas with us on Instagram by tagging @Homebase_Uk, and if you want more Christmas inspiration, then take a look at our other guides here 



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