Written by Hugh Metcalf

Easy add-ons for Home Bargain’s £3 Christmas Eve box

Home Bargains budget-friendly £3 Christmas Eve box has broken the internet, so we’ve come up with a few clever ways to personalise it for your little one.

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Christmas Eve boxes are one of the biggest new festive trends to arise in the last few years, and if you have children at home excitedly waiting for Santa Claus to arrive, you may already have adopted this idea into your holiday rituals.

Home Bargain‘s Christmas Eve box has gone down particularly well this year, with thousands and thousands of people posting on social media about its clever all-in-one offering for the super affordable price of just £3.

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Inside the box is a festive story book to read them off sleep on Christmas Eve, a letter to Santa they can post off, a door hanger to let him know where he needs to deliver presents and even some cookies as pre-Christmas treat.

However, there’s also plenty of room in the box if you want to embellish this fabulous buy with some extras to personalise it to your little person, so we’ve picked a few of our favourite ideas to finish off their Christmas Eve box.

A new stocking or gift sack

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If the kids usually just leave out pillowcases for old Father Christmas to fill, up your game with a new stocking or sack to put out on Christmas Eve. Our win for Christmas 2019? This design from Sainsbury’s Home. Santa and Unicorns together are sure to go down a treat, plus it only costs £10!

A magical Christmas carrot

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Mince pies for Santa are great to include in your Christmas Eve box, but don’t forget Rudolph. A normal carrot will, of course, suffice, but if there’s anytime of year that deserves this magical honeycomb carrot decoration from Paper Dreams, it’s got to be Christmas right?

Festive pyjamas

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Encouraging little ones to get to sleep on Christmas Eve can be difficult in all the excitement, so include gifts in your box that show it’s a special time to hit the hay early. Get some festive pyjamas that will also make for cute photographs on Christmas morning, or why not a special festive jumper to wear to Christmas dinner the following day? We love these cute novelty ideas from M&S.

A mini movie night

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If you need something to keep the troops entertained on Christmas Eve, pop in some little gifts to make up a festive movie night. If you’ve got on-demand movies, you might not need to include a Christmas DVD in your box, but special popcorn and sweet treats will always add a fun twist to proceedings. We love this idea from Garden Trading to create a family fort, with its slogan drinks tray on hand with popcorn, candy canes and hot chocolate.


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