I love the whole idea of making the build up to Christmas as exciting as possible so the idea of a Christmas advent box full of treats to enjoy in the advent period is right up my street. Creating a Christmas Advent Box means I can do all of that and an excuse to make a cute little Christmas hamper. It is a very similar idea to Christmas Eve boxes but just gives Amelia a little bit longer in her Christmas jammies, sipping hot chocolate out of her mug reading festival tales!
The idea is that on the 1st of December I will give Amelia this box and then Christmas fun can really begin! I did one of these for Amelia last year and it went down so well, it was an excuse to buy some Christmas books and some things for us to enjoy throughout December. You could fill it with crafty things, Christmas films, books, toys a little festive bucket list suited to the age of your child.
Here is what’s inside Amelia’s in case you wanted any idea for something similar;
Peppa Pig Sticker Book – Amazon
Curious George Christmas Countdown Book- Amazon
Santa’s Busy Night Book – Lidl
Personalised The Snowman & The Snowdog – Penwizard
The Snowman & The Snowdog DVD’s – Amazon
The Snowman Soft Toy – Amazon
I really want to expand Amelia’a seasonal book collection so giving them to her like this is a fun way to introduce them. Amelia loves stickers and colouring so the sticker activity book will go down well. Amelia’s personalised Snowman book is so lovely I wanted to get some other bits to match it.
Santa Stop Sign – Trago Mills
Glittery A Tag – Matalan
Christmas Tree Suncatcher – Hobby Craft
Cupcake Cases & Toppers Set- Matalan
My Mum picked up this cute sign when she was in Cornwall recently and I think it’s super cute especially as it’s personalised. The ‘A’ gift tag I thought could actually be used to go on the tree but was mainly for decorating the box! We have loads of crafts lined up this Christmas including some fab ones from Baker Ross but I saw this one and thought Amelia would really enjoy it. Like crafts I’ve got lots of themed baking ideas but I love these little toppers keeping decorating nice and easy for children.
Christmas Bunny Soft Toy – Jojo Maman Bebe
Felt Gingerbread Man Decoration – Matalan
Treats for Santa Set – Matalan
Christmas Fairy Mug – Matalan
As you can tell I’m loving all that Matalan has to offer this year for Christmas. So many reasonably priced lovely items. I couldn’t resist the Santa plate and Milk bottle for Amelia to leave out on Christmas eve and everyone needs a Christmas mug for hot chocolate. I thought it would be really lovely if Amelia chose a new decoration for the tree each year and this year she chose this cute Gingerbread man.
Gingerbread Christmas Jumper – Matalan
Tutu Skirt – TK Maxx
Peppa Pig Pyjama Set- Sainsbury’s
Amelia had a very similar Peppa Pig set from Sainsbury’s last year that I loved as they came with the grippy slipper socks so when I saw these I had to get them. There are lots of nice Christmas jumpers around but some of them are actually quite pricey for something that won’t be worn that much so I thought this one from Matalan was really sweet. I actually bought a Christmas dress in the Jojo Maman Bebe sale last year but I thought this tulle tutu skirt would be nice and festive in the build up…if Amelia will wear it!
That’s the finished box. It also has an advent calendar in. I love the idea of putting a bucket list in but that to Amelia wouldn’t really mean anything but I have lots of fun ideas planned that I’m sure I will be sharing along the way!
Do you do a Christmas Eve box, Advent Box or anything similar?
Thanks for reading!xx