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Ultimate Christmas Eve Box

Whether a Christmas Eve box is one of your annual festive traditions or you are scratching your head wondering what is a Christmas Eve box, we are here to help. 

For those of you who’ve never heard of a Christmas Eve box, it is basically a box of goodies to kick off the festivities. They are usually filled with all the Christmas Eve essentials: pjs, reindeer dust, hot chocolate and snacks, as well as other treats like books, games or cuddly toys. 

We’ve taken the hassle out of hunting for treats with our guide to the best local Christmas Eve box delights!

Fishburn and Co

To get started with your Christmas Eve Box you’ll need… well… a box! Fishburn and Co have a whole Christmas collection including fantastic Christmas Eve Boxes. They can be personalised for your family and reused every year. 

Totes Eco

Before it gets dark it is important to make sure Santa and his Reindeer know how to find your house. Sprinkle some of this special Reindeer Food outside to guide them on their way. Available in a reusable pouch from Totes Eco

Little Bear Things

If you’ve been doing ‘Elf on the Shelf’ with your little ones, then Little Bear Things has the perfect thing for you. On Christmas Eve, as your Elf prepares to go back to the North Pole, why not adopt him ready for next year? For only £2.50, the Elf Adoption Certificate will make your Elf officially part of the family. 

Resin And Shine by Amber

Christmas Eve is the perfect excuse for a new book for the collection, a great Christmas Eve gift idea for all ages. Whether it’s a classic Christmas story, like ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas or a book that has been on their wishlist for a while. Add a little something extra by including a bookmark from Resin and Shine by Amber to keep the page when tired eyes fall asleep waiting for Santa. 

Itsy Bitsy Gifts

Gingerbread brownies on Christmas Eve? Yes please! This tasty gift comes with all  the ingredients you’ll need to make these Christmas Eve treats. This is a great present with a difference for a budding chef or keen baker. Itsy Bitsy Gifts have a range of gifts for the whole family this Christmas. 


Rachy Bakey

If the whole family has a sweet tooth, a treat from Rachy Bakey could see you all through Christmas, or at least Christmas Eve! If cupcakes aren’t your thing, why not try their Christmas Cake Slices or Giant Cookie!

Olivia Jayne Designs

We’ve heard that Santa can be a bit clumsy on Christmas Eve with his hands full of Christmas presents. He has even been known to leave his Driving License behind… and you might be able to find it here from Olivia Jayne Designs


Mellow Thyme

Make Christmas Eve special for an adult who still believes. Mellow Thyme have a selection of Christmas products including their Adult Christmas Eve Box. Packed with everything you need for a relaxing night before the Christmas chaos begins. 

Parties by Em

Have a Christmas Eve with a difference by inviting a Princess to stop by from Parties by Em. A 30 minute Christmas Eve visit will include a magic wish, crafts, a reading of The Night Before Christmas and a singalong. Your little one will receive a bag of reindeer dust and a Christmas goodie bag. 


We hope our Christmas Eve Box guide has inspired you to add some extra magic to the night before Christmas. If you are looking for more ideas for Christmas gifts, head to our blog to discover our guide to Stocking Fillers all from Hartlepool businesses.

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