Mums are sharing how they make last-minute Christmas Eve boxes for the kids and they won't break the bank

HAVE you been hoping to try the latest tradition of presenting your child with a Christmas Eve box but you left it until the last minute? Never fear we have the top tips for creating one last-minute, without spending a fortune.

One mum has revealed how she created a last-minute box on a budget – and everything you need to make it is probably in your home.

Posted on the @cherryzuk TikTok account, a video is shown with a woman creating the Christmas Eve box step by step.

The caption says "large box: £4 on the Cherry app." However, for those who do not have time to go out and buy a box, you can easily make one.

At Christmas, many people tend to have many cardboard boxes laying around, from Amazon packages and various other deliveries. Why not use the Christmas wrapping paper you already have, and wrap the box and lid separately.

This can also be done with a shoebox if you have already done your Christmas clear-out and are in the minority of people not up to their eyeballs in empty package boxes.


Then you can make your own labels with some coloured paper and Pitstick or sellotape. If your kids are into arts and crafts, I'm sure they won't mind you borrowing some of their glitter or other, materials, be creative.

In the post, the woman opens the box and uses sheets of gold tissue paper – If you don't have these in the home already, the Card Factory is selling 10 sheets for 99p.

She pops in an Elf on the Shelf colouring book – again this can be substituted with a lucky bag or any other colouring book, see this one from Printed4you for 48p.

She also adds a small Christmas book, some markers for colouring, and Christmas stickers, all of which can be found in your local Poundland or supermarket, or if you have time to go online, Poundtoy is selling books from £1 and stickers for as little as 39p.

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Other items added to the box in the TikTok post include fun festive glasses – available for 10p at Wilko, a tub of Randoms sweets – available for £1.45 at the online pound store and a tub of Milkybar sweets which you can pick up in Tesco for just £1.

The video finished with the mum covering the contents of the box with another sheet of gold paper and popping the lid on.

The TikTok post has been viewed over 8k times and viewers have been quick to comment.

"I can't wait to make mine" commented one person.

Another added: "Love this."

"This looks great commented a third."

We previously covered how to make Last minute Christmas Eve box ideas – what to put in it and where to buy one, from Matalan to Not On The High Street.

Here we covered some further ideas on what to put in your Christmas Eve box.

The contents of your Christmas Eve box is very much down to you, but here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

  • Matching pyjamas – pop down to Primark or Matalan and grab the family some festive matching PJs
  • A fun board game – the perfect family time activity
  • Hot chocolate in a festive mug – all you need now is a roaring fire
  • A Christmas movie for those festive feels
  • Some sweet treats – coz it is Christmas after all
  • Reindeer food – we can’t let Rudolph and his buddies go hungry
  • A mince pie (or two) – one for Santa, one for you…
  • A sweet note from Santa – to reassure the little ones that the big man is on his way!

For more on festivities…I make a full Christmas dinner with turkey, all the trimmings, starter & pud for just £2.50 a pop thanks to these tips.

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