December 1st boxes are one of my favorite holiday traditions. Find out what they are and what to put in them for your family this year!
Last year I did a whole post about holiday traditions with over 50 fantastic ideas submitted by you guys! If you missed that post last year, you can read it RIGHT HERE.
One of my favorite ideas was December First Boxes.
This is a special box that each family member receives on December 1st that helps kick off the holiday season — holiday movies or books, a new ornament, Christmas pajamas, etc.
You can fill it with anything you’d like, and you could make the boxes big or small.
Last year we started this tradition in our home and it was so much fun. So many of you did too, so with your help I compiled a big list of items you could put in your December 1st boxes this year.
25+ Ideas for your December 1st Boxes
- Christmas PJs — a full post about our favorites is coming next week!!
- Christmas socks – here are some fun ones!
- Slippers – loving THESE ONES for kids
- Christmas books – my sister has a fantastic list HERE if you need some ideas!
- Christmas coloring books (or a subscription to Rad and Happy’s ColorHappy – you get like 5 new seasonally appropriate coloring pages per month for only $5!)
- Christmas movie
- Gingerbread house kit – you can order these ones right on Amazon!
- Christmas Puzzles (like this one or this one)
- Christmas charade cards
- Ornament kits – love THIS ONE
- Snowflake cutout sheets
- Christmas craft (garland making kit, like this one or this one)
- Christmas stickers
- Christmas pillowcase – you could make your own, or here are some cute ones on Etsy!
- Christmas sheets – this is such a fun way to make your kids bedrooms feel special for the holidays
- Cozy blanket – we got THESE ONES last year for my boys and they still sleep with them
- Movie candy – this is a perfect thing to add if you put a Christmas movie in your kid’s boxes
- Popcorn – same as above, definitely include popcorn if you include a Christmas movie!
- Hot cocoa mix with tiny candy cane and marshmallows
- Christmas mugs – THESE ONES are so cute
- Christmas cups and plates – I love the idea of having special dishware for the holidays
- Holiday cookie cutters for sugar cookies – love these ones RIGHT HERE
Holiday Related Gifts
- Advent calendars (Lego has some super fun ones, and Trader Joes has chocolate ones for only $0.99 — but they sell out so fast!)
- Ornament for each kid representing something they did or were interested in during the year, like a soccer ball, a ballet shoe, something that represented a trip you went on, etc.
- Mistletoe for the house
- Mr. and Mrs. Claus Legos
- Mini Christmas tree for their room so they can hang their ornaments they have received throughout the years