It’s my first time ever putting together a Christmas Eve box for Sean and I. I’ve seen them become so much more popular each year, and decided that a Christmas Eve box for couples can be just as exciting as one for children. After a little trip to a nearby town for a spot of shopping, I picked up some goodies to save for a special night in on Christmas Eve. Here’s my guide to what to put in a Christmas Eve box for couples.
Have you seen my Christmas gift guides by the way? I have four live and there’s some great inspiration in them for gifts this year. Check out my gift guide for her, my gift guide for him, the guide for kids, and the guide for pets!
A Christmas Film
We debated over whether to include Santa Claus The Movie or Miracle On 34th Street, and finally went for Miracle On 34th Street. I think I’ve only seen it once, and Sean has never seen it. I think it’s such a heartwarming film, perfect for getting us in the Christmassy mood. Another contender was The Preacher’s Wife, which I really love and which reminds me of when I was younger. It seemed to be on TV every year. If you’ve not seen that, it’s really good.
A Christmas Candle
I have a candle by The Cotswold Candle Company that I’ve never burned. It’s cinnamon, orange and clove-scented, and to me it’s the perfect Christmas scent. I think we’ll burn this in the evening for that spicy, mulled wine fragrance to fill the air.
A Bottle Of Fizz
I love prosecco, cava, champagne and anything similar. I picked us up a nice bottle of something fizzy which I’ll hopefully remember to put in the fridge on Christmas Eve afternoon!
A Couple Of Presents
We’ll each open a little stocking filler present on Christmas Eve. We don’t normally do this and usually wait until Christmas morning, but I thought ‘why wait?’. It’s just something little from one to the other, and will make Christmas Eve that little bit more exciting.
Some Christmas Trivia
Sean absolutely love quizzes, and I found this little box of Christmas trivia in a charity shop (it’s originally from M&S). I’m not sure how taxing the questions will be, but it’s a nice way to start the evening with a glass of fizz and a festive quiz.
Some Popcorn & Chocolates
We found this G&T flavour popcorn from Joe & Seph’s. I usually like salted popcorn but this sounded lovely so we treated ourselves to it. I also got myself some Booja Booja truffles. These are hands-down the best truffles ever, I guarantee it. I don’t buy them very often but never regret it when I do.
A Christmas CD
While we’re cooking dinner, I plan to put on a Christmassy CD. I love this one (Christmas With The Stars) as it has some classics from Bing Crosby and Doris Day.
Just for fun, I added a couple of scratchcards. You never know, we could be winning the jackpot and booking a New Year’s getaway that very night!
Nothing says cuddly night in better than a hot chocolate. I love this Choc Shot from Sweet Freedom. Mixed with either milk or a plant-based almond milk, it makes the perfect soothing cup of hot chocolate.
This is more for me than Sean, since he’s never cold and I always am. I’ve earmarked this big faux fur throw as my Christmas Eve blanket.
So that’s my Christmas Eve box for couples. I can’t wait now – less than a month to go! I’ve been getting in such a Christmassy mood since I posted about the Highland Myths collection from John Lewis.
I’d love to know: are you putting together a Christmas Eve box for yourself or for the children? If so, what’s in yours this year?
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