The best Christmas Eve box ideas

Featuring Bluey, Numberblocks and some fun festive faves

The best Christmas Eve box ideas
by Natalie Keeler

Putting together your own Christmas Eve box is a magical way to create some lovely family memories for your little ones. It’s simple to do, too – just buy or decorate a box and fill it with small festive treats, then pop it under the tree for your little elves to discover on Christmas Eve.

To create ours, we used these Christmas Eve boxes from Wilko and lined them with festive wrapping paper. We've compiled some cute ideas to help you with your boxes too, including Numberblocks and Bluey gifts, Giggly activity packs, and some other brands we love. Scroll down for inspiration!

Bluey Christmas Eve box

Christmas Eve box ideas

The Little Squirt's Guide to All Things Bluey, £8.99, Giggly

Keep fans of Bluey and Bingo busy with this premium activity magazine, which comes with stickers, colouring pages, games, puzzles, and a pack of Little Squirts' Funny Action Cards.

Bluey Soft Toy, £7.99, Smyths Toys

Perfect for playtime and Christmas Eve cuddles, this Bluey plush wins cutest cuddly toy award by a mile.

Bluey Family 4 Figure Pack, £15, Argos

Designed for little hands, these pocket-sized figures are perfect for imaginative play so your child can recreate their favourite Bluey episodes. They have movable arms and torsos too, so you can stand them up, sit them down and fix them into all sorts of funny poses.

Bluey's Bingo Cards, £10, The Entertainer

Little Bluey fans will be thrilled with this fun-packed matching card game in their Christmas Eve box – and it's just the ticket for keeping them occupied as the excitement builds. To play, they simply pick a card from the deck and match it to their bingo card. When they get three matches in a row, they can shout 'Bingo!'

Numberblocks Christmas Eve box

Christmas Eve box ideas

Multiclick Numberblocks Blocks, £18.99, Giggly

Fans of the award-winning CBeebies show Numberblocks will love creating all sorts of crazy shapes with these chunky, easy-to-click-together blocks. Each set contains 55 blocks, 10 clear Numberling blocks, and a handy stand to store them in, plus an activity sheet and two sheets of peel-and-play stickers. What better Christmas Eve treat for a Numberblocks fan?

Numberblocks WipeClean Cards, £9.99, Giggly

Numberblocks makes children excited about learning... even on Christmas Eve! The beauty of these double-sided cards is they can practise their number skills again and again, then wipe them clean and start again. Each pack includes 50 cards, plus two wipe-clean pens.

Numberblocks Pyjamas, from £5.50, Amazon

Pyjamas are a must-have for your Christmas Eve box, and little ones will love this pair featuring blocks 1-10.

Numberblocks Annual 2022, £7.99, Giggly

Christmas isn’t Christmas without an annual, and Numberblocks fans won't be able to resist this one. Play games, solve puzzles, take quizzes and learn about Numberblocks 1 to 20 along the way.

Numberblocks Christmas Sticker Activity Book, £6.99, Giggly

This exciting activity book is filled with number fun – solve puzzles, play games, and have lots of fun with the Numberblocks. Plus, with each copy you'll also receive over 100 festive stickers!

Festive Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve box ideas

Let's Go Shopping game, £15.99, Giggly

Christmas Eve can be a little busy! Spuds to peel, last-minute presents to wrap and an over-excited 4-year-old asking one hundred questions about Santa. Keep little hands and minds busy with this colourful set, which includes four shopping games and an activity book crammed full of fun and learning.

Make Your Own Wooden Bells, £3.25, Wilko

Pop this in your Christmas Eve box and challenge your little to make this musical toy to help pass the time. The pack comes with everything you need to create your instrument, including wooden sticks, pipe cleaners and bells. Use them to accompany a little Christmas singalong when you're finished!

Decorate Your Own Gingerbread Man Kit, £4.99, Lakeland

Christmas is officially gingerbread season, and with this kit you get all the fun of decorating without having to even switch the oven on! Create some cute designs together or let your kids loose with the icing while you finish wrapping presents. Each pack includes pre-cooked gingerbread figures, ready-to-use icing, and colourful sweets to decorate. 

Alphabet Letter Cushion, £14.99, Prezzybox

Great if you want to make your child's Christmas Eve box a bit more personal, but you can't find any items with their name on (if you know, you know). The star print adds a nice festive touch too.

Llama Hot Water Bottle, £14.99, Prezzybox

Make bedtime on Christmas Eve extra special with this super fluffy hot water bottle, which is perfect for snuggling up with. In fact, we might be stealing this one for ourselves...

Super Socks in a Bag, from £4.55, Frugi

Everyone knows Christmas is the time to don a new pair of socks – the fluffier, the better! Pop these super socks from Frugi into your Christmas Eve box for toasty toes and ear-to-ear smiles. They're made from 90% organic cotton, and there's four designs to choose from, including a cute penguin and a soft white polar bear. We love the matching gift bag, too.

Plush Polar Bear Cub, £17.99, Living Nature

We love the level of detail that goes into Living Nature's furry friends – from the fuzzy fur on their noses to the fluffy tails – and this polar bear is perfect for cuddles in bed on the eve before Santa’s arrival.

Guess How Much I Love you book, £6.99, Giggly

If we could sum up this book with a single emoji, it would be this one = 😭. We love the beautiful illustrations inside Sam McBratney's much-loved story about Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, so put on your PJs, snuggle under the covers and read it together the night before the big day. We can't promise you won't find a little something in your eye afterwards.

Need even more inspiration? Head to our Christmas shop for stocking fillers and fun Christmas gift ideas for kids.