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How to make a Christmas Box for Toddlers

Updated: Jun 19, 2022

Christmas is a great time to continue with old family traditions, or to start a brand new tradition.

Christmas Eve boxes have been around for a little while now, and although they're a fantastic idea, some parents have said they feel it's a bit of a waste, as the box is given on the 24th of December, when Christmas is almost over.

As new parents, we can definitely vouch for this. We bought our son Brooks a 'Christmas Eve Box' in 2019, it was cute and personalised with his name, however, he didn't get much use out of it!

With that being said, move on over, Christmas Eve boxes! Let me introduce... December 1st Christmas Boxes!

The December 1st Christmas Box is given to your child on December 1st (of course!), and we think it's a great new way of letting our kids get into the Christmas spirit as the month of December progresses.

Why is a December 1st Christmas Box better, you ask?

Well, you could fill it with Christmas classic films, hot chocolate kits, and Christmas craft, that your children can play throughout the entire December holiday period! All while wearing their cute, Christmas-themed PJ's!

Now, there are many variations of the December 1st Christmas Box, and as the parent it's your job to let your mind explore, so you can create the perfect, creative and personalised box for your child's taste and age.

It can be a bit overwhelming thinking of items to fill your child's Christmas Box, but it doesn't have to be expensive or fancy!

What do I fill the box with?

Christmas-themed pyjamas, a classic Christmas movie, a DIY hot chocolate kit, a Christmas mug, reindeer food, toys, Christmas craft and candy!

Our son Brooks will be 17 months old this Christmas, so we have created him a special toddler December 1st Christmas Box for him to play with!

On a side note, we don't give Brooks any chocolate/candy/screen time, which is why you'll notice our December 1st Christmas Box is missing these items. When he's older, we'd love to place some Christmas classic films in there for him to enjoy! In saying that, feel free to personalise this box however you see fit; you're the parent, after all!


Personalised Christmas Box | SHOP HERE

Light Up Snow Globe Santa Train | SHOP HERE

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Eve Lift-the-Flap Book | SHOP HERE

Christmas Meal Set | SHOP HERE

Scented Gingerbread Plush Toy | SHOP HERE

Santa Pyjamas | SHOP HERE

That's Not My Santa Touchy-Feely Book | SHOP HERE

Oversized Elf On The Shelf Plush Toy | SHOP HERE

Felt Christmas Tree with Ornaments | SHOP HERE


Need more inspiration? Check out these amazing mamas and their Instagrams, to see what they've created!


We hope you enjoyed our blog post on how to create the perfect December 1st Christmas Box for Toddlers! ♡ Any questions or comments? We'd love to hear from you! Tag us at @thejohannessenfamily or contact us!

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