Christmas Eve boxes are fast becoming a firm family tradition across the nation. We’ve decided now that we have 2 young sons that we are going to do a family box, rather than one per child, because it’s going to be our special evening together as a family, before the madness of the following few days. The mountains of shiny paper every which way we turn, trying to fit in seeing all family members and feeling eternally sick on over indulgence.
First up, an essential new pair of Christmas Pyjamas for the boys. New PJ’s are a must for Christmas Eve! I discovered Hatley during our time in the States and was gutted when Henry grew out of his PJ’s, but Little Blue House by Hatley are available in the UK and the boys are going to be matchy matchy with these cute bear print sets – Perfect for all those early morning photos of their excited faces seeing what Santa has been up to!
A nice early Christmas Bath before settling in for the night – This Marili hair & body wash smells good enough to eat, they are great for sensitive skin and made with no nasties organic ingredients and I love the story behind Marili’s brand.
Cuddledry towel – How cute is this Dinosaur print towel?! Perfect to wrap the boys up in after that special Christmas Eve bath. This is the softest towel I’ve felt, it’s made from bamboo and cotton and this adorable Dino print is my favourite in their range, have a look for yourself at all the different prints you can get, perfect for making bath time fun for little boys and girls!
Family friendly DVD – Minions! Henry loved Despicable Me but mainly for the Minions, so I’m hoping he will really love snuggling up and watching this together – he’s at the age where the right film can just about capture his attention, so fingers crossed!
Hot chocolate & marshmallows and popcorn! Perfect treat for a family movie night (Our first one, so I am hoping they play ball!)
Special Christmas books for bedtime stories. You can read my review of Henry’s personalised 12 Days Of Christmas book here. George has this lovely touchy feely Nativity story which he will love feeling over all the different textures.
Bubbles for mummy and Daddy! Well, it is Christmas Eve after all!
Stockings ready to hang for Father Christmas. I had these handmade for the boys by the highly talented Bev who designed them for Henry and George. You can get in touch with her through her Instagram account if you want her to make something similar for your little ones. I can’t wait to see Henry’s little face in the morning when he sees Santa has been!
I’ve seen some really cute ideas for the things to get for the big man’s arrival – the usual plate for Reindeer refreshments, a magic key, letter from Santa, Reindeer magic dust to sprinkle and of course talcum powder footsteps – Not sure who’s more excited, us or the boys!
I’d love to know if you do a Christmas Eve Hamper and what you put in it!