Christmas Eve box for 10 year old boy?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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I love the idea of Christmas Eve boxes and have bought some nice reindeer boxes and things to fill them so far are:

Christmas DVD
Snowman hot water bottle cover
Christmas lucky bag
net of chocolates
gingerbread man

Looking for more ideas please? Especially as one is for a ten year old boy. What more should I put in for him and are the above things too young for him do you think?
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  • rinroorinroo Forumite
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    New p-j's, slipper socks/slippers, christmas colouring sheets or puzzle pages (you can prints these off free).

    Christmas mug/character cup, snowman soup...

    I think what you have listed so far are fine
  • Asda have a pack of crayons for something like 12p, you could take them out of the white box and put them with some colouring pages


  • bunbun2bunbun2 Forumite
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    I am doing an advent basket for my two boys (8 and 10) and as part of it am making a small Christmas eve hamper. I am putting in
    Christmas DVD
    pjs and dressing gown
    bath bomb from lush
    popcorn
    chocs
    the idea is that they will have a bath, put their pjs on and watch the DVD with popcorn and chocs...then go to bed!!
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  • Im doing these too and 1 is also for a 10 yr old boy.

    Im putting in a book, (you know they wont be able to get to sleep!!) bubble bath, new toothbrush, along with most of the suggestions already posted here.
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  • Not to put a dampener on the whole Yuletide Experience, but what's the point of buying loads of cheap things for advent/Christmas eve when it would make just as much sense to buy something "expensive", ONCE, for Christmas Day?
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    Not to put a dampener on the whole Yuletide Experience, but what's the point of buying loads of cheap things for advent/Christmas eve when it would make just as much sense to buy something "expensive", ONCE, for Christmas Day?
    Christmas Eve should be a magical time for kids, plus it is often hard to keep them amused as they are getting excited during the day which makes them not sleep.

    If they get a nice basket on Christmas eve with bits to do to keep them amused and some nice things to encourage them to go to bed then the parents can have a nice bit of quality time to share together on xmas eve without running up and down trying to get the kids to settle down.


  • bunbun2bunbun2 Forumite
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    Quote wrote: »
    Not to put a dampener on the whole Yuletide Experience, but what's the point of buying loads of cheap things for advent/Christmas eve when it would make just as much sense to buy something "expensive", ONCE, for Christmas Day?

    most of what I have put in my Avent basket are things I have made (reindeer flannels, snowman soup, snowman poop, reindeer poop, reindeer food, sock monkey, door hanger), things for the boys to do (cookies, cards, baubles, gingerbread house, decorate the tree) and a few chocs. We have a movie night every Saturday as a family so the Christmas eve basket is a version of that. I have got loads of ideas from this site and wanted to make them for my boys and an advent basket seemed to be a good way of spreading them out and not giving loads of things on Christmas day.
    saving for ds2's summer international scout camp - £200
    £60 deposit paid :j £100 paid:j £40 paid:j
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    Not to put a dampener on the whole Yuletide Experience, but what's the point of buying loads of cheap things for advent/Christmas eve when it would make just as much sense to buy something "expensive", ONCE, for Christmas Day?

    From experience they are so swamped in presents on Christmas day that even an expensive present is just added to the pile! I thought I'd try the Christmas Eve option this year for something different. I also think it's a lovely idea.


    Thanks for all the suggestions folks - great ideas. Please keep them coming:j
  • my kids are younger but i have

    pjs
    fleece blanket
    dvd
    xmas gift bag (lucky bag type)
    key to leave out 4 santa
    reindeer food
    haribo sweets
    skips and chipsticks
    4 bowls and 4 beakers
    new flannel and toothbrush
    due to spilling coffee :coffee: on my keyboard it works when it wants to :rotfl:

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  • My daughters boys do not believe in Santa anymore (they are ony 7 and 9 but very worldy wise for their ages) and I had forgotten all about it as my own children are more grown up but today my Son's boy came round (he's 6) and he asked me whether we take our dogs upstairs at Christmas or does Harvey (hes our cross German Shepherd/Labrador) bark at Santa when he comes. I had to stop for a bit to realise what he had said bless him, gave me a lump in my throat and I felt all nostalgic. My 13 yr old daughter came to the rescue and said we take the dogs up stairs and that Santa is very quiet and the dogs dont hear him.


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