Little Lady's Christmas Eve Basket 2018

With less than a week to go before Christmas it's lots of ticking off the to do list this week. My daughter is on holiday for Christmas break and her social and school calendars are not as crazy. So we can catch our breath, slightly and focus on wrapping up Christmas (see what I did there). You're totally laughing right now, if not this just got a little awkward. But December has flown by and Christmas is just around the corner and I couldn't be more excited. So much so my daughter and I wake up every morning singing jingle bells to one another from our beds before she jumps in mine for a morning cuddle. I hope she never get tired of those morning cuddles. By now, most people have finished work and are getting into the festive spirit, or making last minute dashes for presents. However, apart from a little wrapping we are done so we can finally crack open a bottle of fizz and enjoy the festivities and begin the traditions. We have been getting crafty, dabbled in hot chocolate making and Christmas baking and now it's time for our special tradition. The Christmas Eve Basket.

A Christmas Eve Basket has become somewhat of a family tradition now, this will be my daughter's fourth basket and every year she gets more excited about them. We never really found a box we liked or was sturdy enough, but you can cram so much into this little baskets as it doesn't actually have a lid. Now that our daughter is beginning to understand all the excitement that comes with Christmas, it seems so special. I can't think of anything better than spending time with my two favourites, getting excited, drinking our way through lots of hot chocolate and watching lots of Christmas films. The Little Lady's Christmas basket is full of lots of Christmas treats, goodies, pjs, and books. So let's find out what we put into her Christmas Eve Basket this year.

Every Christmas Eve Basket should include a cute little selection of Christmas themed books. As you know we did the book advent calendar this year, something that all parents should do for their little ones. It has been such a hit. But I did include a couple of extra books in her Christmas Eve Basket. Did I mention that my daughter adores books, and she can never have too many. This year we got 'The Night Before Christmas', 'Santasaurus' and 'The Snow Queen'. Ever since cbeebies did the Snow Queen panto she's been asking for one, but she loves the Snow Queen and doesn't think she's as evil AF. I'm pretty sure it's got to do with the Elsa-eqsue castle. So we got these books along with some others she requested from The Works when they had a 10 books for £10 sale on. 

Something else I would recommend getting for a little Christmas Eve Basket is a cute Christmas DVD. The last couple of years we have brought some. However this year we signed up to Netflix and Now TV and they both have so many great family Christmas films on there. The Christmas Chronicles is such a laugh and I cannot tell you how many times I have seen Arthur Bloody Christmas. It's a totes cute film though. With some special hot chocolate and some sweet treats a Christmas marathon will go down nicely. 

Christmas Pajamas. Yes, everyone should have some special Christmas Pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve. I remember doing this every year since I could remember. We got a cute little reindeer two piece from Asda for like £7, if they did matching adult ones I would have got some for myself and made my husband wear some too. They are so cute. 

Christmas activities and crafts is also something that I like to include in her little basket. You can pick up some really cheap craft sets anywhere really, we even got some from pound-land which have occupied her for hours so great value for money. I also picked up some a cute mini colouring Christmas pad from Home Bargains that was like 69p, you can't really go wrong with that. In this little pad there are a bunch of activities and colouring pages to occupy herself with. You could even add in some festive crayons or pencils. Our house is bursting at the seams with colouring pencils and crayons so we definitely don't need anymore.  

Don't forget to add in Santa's Christmas Plate and a special key so he will be able to let himself in and out. Some carrots and reindeer food for Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer we picked ours up from a School Craft Fair for 20p. Not forgetting the little treats, candy canes, coins and a cute Rudolph hot chocolate cone. So what do you think of my daughter's Christmas Eve Basket? What else would you add? With that, I want to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas.