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Make a Christmas Eve Box for the Family

Already a huge hit in Germany and the U.K., Christmas Eve boxes are filled with small gifts meant to be opened and enjoyed on the 24th. Put together your own box of "Night Before" goodies for the kids and create a new family tradition!

Pick a Box (or Basket)

You don't need to use a box for your gifts! Pick up one of our basket kits and a roll of holiday ribbon or use a gift bag. World Market has a terrific assortment of decorative paper, wrapping, bags and boxes that are perfect to use for Christmas Eve goodies.

Fill with Fun

Include exciting little gifts for the kids such as games, small plush animals, little craft kits, stickers and science toys. Your imagination is the limit!

Pack with Snacks

Fill their Christmas Eve box with treats for the family to share! Pop in your favorite Christmas movie and snack on popcorn, hot cocoa, cookies, chocolate bark—all your seasonal faves.

Keep It Simple

Since the main event happens the following morning, try to keep your Christmas Eve box presents small and uncomplicated. You don't want to have too much of a mess to clean up; plus, you want to keep the kids' excitement building for Santa's visit!