Monday, 19 December 2016

Blake's Christmas Eve basket 2016


This is our second year that we have chosen to do a Christmas Eve basket for Blake. I love the tradition of doing these baskets and we also do one for Easter but Christmas Eve ones have to be my favorite ones to do. 

So here are some of the fab items that Blake has in his basket this year: 

  • Peppa's Christmas DVD - We put a new DVD in this year, I picked this up from our local Morrison's for £3. By adding a new Christmas DVD we can build our Christmas movie collection. 

  •  The night before Christmas book - This is a book we will have in the basket year after year
  • Treats for Santa and Rudolph plate - Another item we include in the basket every year.
  • Cadbury festive friends biscuits - Blake doesn't really eat chocolate but he does love little chocolate biscuits like these so its a lovely little treat for him.
  • Reindeer food - This is another item we include every year to sprinkle out the back on Christmas Eve. 
  • Magic Key - As we live in a flat and have an electric fire place we love the idea of a magic key so that Santa can get in to deliver our presents
  • Magnetic drawing board - I picked this up in Poundland  as a little extra something for him to have. 
  • Santa and Rudoph Itty Bittys - These mini plush toys from Hallmark are adorable and a fab cute addition to the basket for Blake to play with. They do a range of different themed ones and so make a great collectors item.
  • Bath Crayons - I also picked these up in Poundland as a little bit of fun at bath time on Christmas Eve.
  • Ickle babybot bath bomb -  This lavender scented bath bomb I picked up from Lush is a perfect bath time treat on Christmas Eve. Here's to hoping it works at sending Blake off to sleep sooner. 
  • Cosy PJs (Not pictured) - Im including a pair of Pjs (currently in the wash) for Blake to keep cosy and warm in. 










Do you do a Christmas Eve basket? I'd love to know what things you like to include so please let me know below. 


44 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! In our house, the Christmas books and colouring books, Christmas activity books are together with the Christmas decorations so I give them back just before Christmas for my two kids to be busy during the holidays...

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  2. I try to do a Christmas Eve box but haven't been as organised this year so need to grab some last minute bits. Your key is a great one, looks really magical. I managed to find a nice one this year too. We also swear by the Lush Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb, Luca has super sensitive skin so we always head to lush for bath treats for him.

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  3. You have some lovely things in your Christmas eve basket, the kids are so excited on Christmas eve!

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  4. I love little traditions like this! And Festive Friends are my Achilles heel - love those little morsels!

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  5. such a fun idea. we give our kids pjs on Christmas eve but not a basket. like the idea of the Santa magic key x

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  6. Some love ideas here - we still haven't got into this idea yet but maybe there is still time!

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  7. Last year I introduced the Christmas Eve gift of pyjamas and a hot chocolate. Your basket looks very exciting though. Lovely idea.

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  8. Oh I love Christmas Eve/advent baskets! You picked up some great things xx

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  9. What a cute idea! Feeling inspired to make one now!

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  10. This is such a lovely idea. Especially the magic key. I always wondered at what you said to kids who lived in homes without chimneys.

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  11. What a fun idea doing a Christmas Eve box, and you have some really cute items included. I really like the Santa's magic key idea too!

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  12. What a fab Christmas Eve box. I need to get the bits for ours asap. May have a look for that peppa DVD x

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  13. This looks like a great idea. I've never actually seen one done before. Have a merry christmas x

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  14. This is a lovely basket full of treats and fun bits. Very sweet gift idea :)

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  15. I do a Christmas Eve basket every year for the boys and it's one of my most favourite Christmas traditions. I love picking out little gifts and Christmassy items to get them in the festive spirit of things! xx

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  16. Fab little box of treats. I've got a Christmas Eve box for my son but he's only 6 months old so no idea what to put in it this year still x

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  17. I've never made a Christmas eve basket for little man but am planning one this year! :)

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  18. What a fab tradition! I like getting hampers. My grandparents loved a hamper a few years ago and this year I decided to make it up and it was actually fun to put together x

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  19. I haven't come across the idea of a Christmas basket before but I really like the sound of it.

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  20. Such lovely and thoughtful things you have included. What a sweet idea! x

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  21. What a lovely idea I've never done of of these before although I know my girls would be super excited to be given one. I'd add in some chocolate coins and toffee popcorn to eat whilst watching the movie as my girls love them.

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  22. Ahh lovely. We do Christmas eve baskets each year, just with Christmas pyjamas, a dvd and hot chocolate for the children. It's a lovely tradition.

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  23. The Icklebot bath bomb is lovely! I have even used it myself haha!

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  24. What a lovely idea. He will be so excited when he see's this. It is full of lovely gifts :)

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  25. Such a lovely idea, I think he is going to be over the moon with this

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  26. I love the idea of a Christmas eve box. I always get PJ's on Xmas eve so I wake up in them on Xmas day x

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  27. That's a lovely idea. Love the Christmas bits especially the reindeer food.

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  28. Oh that's so cute we have the plate but I love the idea of the reindeer food. K x

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  29. I got the same bath crayons some days ago. Think we would launch that on Christmas Eve as well.

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  30. I think this is a brilliant basket and Blake is a very lucky boy x

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  31. What a fab idea, I would have loved a Christmas Eve box as a child x

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  32. I look forward to when monkey is older to do this with her, some fab ideas

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  33. We don't tend to do Christmas Eve boxes (its just another expense for us I'm afraid) but we still put out reindeer food, a key and some mince pies x Its a good idea to do Christmas books!

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  34. I wish these were a thing when I were little, they are so cute! Hope you have a lovely Christmas xo

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  35. I love the added santa key!!! I love chrostmas eve boxes, Cheistmas is all about the kids for me so seeing them excited and doinng things like this for them is what its all about!

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  36. We do Christmas eve gifts but ours are in giant Christmas bags and this year I'm so excited because the girls are at that age where they can fit into size 6 womens clothes so we have matching pjs

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  37. I have never heard of Christmas Eve basket, but it sounds like such a good idea. Might try it next year xx

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  38. We have to have a key too so he can get in!

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  39. This basket is such a great idea! I'd never heard of the concept before this year but I may make one myself. I love the Itty Bittys the most - just so cute!

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  40. You've put together a lovely basket. I hope he enjoys it.

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  41. I do love the idea of a Christmas eve basket, you have got some lovely items which I am sure Blake will love.

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  42. What an absolutely wonderful thing to do! I would have loved to have given my girls this when they were smaller!

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  43. I agree up getting a christmas eve basket and this one is magnificent!!!

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  44. My two are a bit older now but they still het Christmas Eve boxes - we usually put a family board game in with ours x

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