CHRISTMAS Eve boxes are a great way to keep kids entertained as they wait for Santa - and we’ve rounded up the best ones.It'll generally cost more for
CHRISTMAS Eve boxes are a great way to keep kids entertained as they wait for Santa – and we’ve rounded up the best ones.
It’ll generally cost more for ones that are ready-filled, but you’re paying for the luxury of not having to fill up the box yourself.
For ones that come empty, you can control the cost of filling it – plus, you can personalise it with exactly what your little one will love.
But you can save even more cash by ditching the box altogether and picking one or two individual Christmas goodies to give to your child.
Popular items that are often put inside Christmas Eve boxes include sweets, cookies for Santa and games to keep kids occupied.
We’ve split up our top picks into boxes that are already filled, empty ones, plus alternatives to your standard Christmas Eve box.
Christmas Eve boxes – empty
This box from The Works comes in a flat pack, so you’ll need to assemble it yourself.
If you’re buying online, The Works charges £2.99 for delivery on orders under £30 or you can click and collect for free.
- Poundland – £1
Poundland’s Christmas Eve boxes start from £1 each, going up to £2 for medium-sized boxes, and £5 for its largest designs.
Sadly, Poundland doesn’t offer online delivery so you’ll need to check your nearest store.
This box from Wilko shows Santa on his sleigh – the perfect image for kids who are excited for Father Christmas.
Wilko charges £5 for delivery, or £2 to click and collect in stores.
This is one of the more expensive Christmas Eve boxes – but we love the fact that it’s wooden and can be used year after year.
It even has space for your child to write their name in chalk.
Delivery and click and collect from The Range starts from £3.95.
Christmas Eve boxes – filled
If you’re looking for a box that’s already filled, this one from Home Bargains is the cheapest we could find.
It contains a letter from Santa, Christmas story book, a Christmas door hook, plus stickers and cookies.
Home Bargains charges £3.49 for home delivery.
Alternatively, this version from Card Factory contains a reindeer toy, socks, crayons, a colouring book and stickers.
If you’re buying from Card Factory online, standard delivery starts from £2.99.
Christmas Eve box alternatives
Don’t fancy a Christmas Eve box? This £3 activity set contains colouring sheets, a quiz, a wordsearch, festive recipes and a Christmas Eve checklist.
The cost of delivery from this Etsy seller is £1.50.
- Home Bargains – £3.99
Leave treats out for Santa and his reindeer with this cute set from Home Bargains.
We spotted this on the Black Friday UK Facebook group but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be available to buy online.
- Not On The High Street – £7.49 – buy now
This sweet kit from Not On The High Street comes with a wooden Santa sign, coaster and two wooden gift tags. Sadly, it doesn’t come with any food.
Postage for this item from Not On The High Street costs £2.75.
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