My Christmas Eve Box For Couples

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!

what to put in a christmas eve box

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

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!

what to put in a christmas eve box

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

Christmas Scratchcards

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!

what to put in a christmas eve box

Hot Chocolate

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

A Blanket

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.

what to put in a christmas eve box

what to put in a christmas eve box

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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17 Comments

  1. Carol Thomas
    November 29, 2017 / 1:54 am

    It is a lovely idea

  2. Lula Mercer
    December 7, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    So lovely x

  3. December 12, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I think next year this will be our Christmas eve night plan! I can’t wait! X

  4. December 12, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    We’ve never done Christmas Even boxes! But they’re such cute and lovely ideas. I think I’d most definitely have to have gin and a Christmas film in mine if I ever had a box haha! Looks like you’ve got everything you need ready for Christmas Day!

  5. December 12, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    This is a really nice idea for a couple. Me and my boyfriend are spending Christmas eve at my families and then separating out on Christmas day but I might have to remember this for next year x

  6. December 12, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Oh I love the idea of a Christmas eve box for couples! We do them for the kids but not ourselves! Fizz is always a good choice!

  7. Jenni
    December 12, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    What a great box, we give a couple of presents on Christmas Eve. A nice film, wine and candles is ideal

  8. December 13, 2017 / 12:41 am

    Oh my goodness I hadn’t thought of doing a Christmas box for my other half and I but what an amazing idea, I totally need to do this now my Brian is fizzing with ideas, thank you.

  9. December 13, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Lovely tradition to start doing. I think your box is filled with some very idea items and will make your Christmas Eve very festive.

  10. December 13, 2017 / 10:17 am

    I have always done Christmas eve boxes for the kids but never did I EVER think to make one for my Husband & I – what a gorgeous idea. A plan for next year, for sure!

  11. December 13, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    This looks like the perfect Christmas eve basket, I kinda want to do this now! I need to try the gin and tonic popcorn

  12. December 13, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    I love the idea of a Christmas Gift Box for couples and you should definitely turn it into a business! I think that it would be an idea that would sell really well! x

  13. December 13, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of a Christmas Eve box! It seems like the perfect way to kick of the festivities.

  14. December 14, 2017 / 7:57 am

    What a super idea, this! I’m afraid I’m just doing the usual ‘brand new pair of Christmas pjs’ for the kids this year, but I might do a couples box next year.

  15. December 14, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    What a lovely idea! I might have do this for me and my husband!

  16. December 14, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    A Christmas Eve box for couples is a fab idea! You’ve picked an amazing selection to pop in there too 🙂

  17. December 14, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Oh what a lovely idea and Gina nd Tonic popcorn?? Yes please! Love the look of that candle too.

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