Little Lady's Christmas Eve Basket 2019

Can you believe that Christmas is next week! Anyone else think that December has literally flew by so quickly? By now, most people have finished work and are getting into the festive spirit, or making last minute dashes for presents. Whatever you do, don't attempt to go to the supermarket the week before Christmas - it's going to be absolute carnage. 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 fifth 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.

Every Christmas Eve Basket should include a cute little selection of Christmas themed books. As you know we have the book advent calendar now, something that all parents should do for their little ones. But I did include a couple of extra books in her Christmas Eve Basket such as this Amelia's Secret Elf. 

Christmas DVDs are always a hit with the little lady and over the last few years we have added so many great ones to our Christmas collection. But this year we have 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. But like always on Christmas eve we all love having a little 'cuddle wuddle' on the sofa with hot chocolates, whipped cream and so many marshmallows and watch Miracle on 34th Street. Let's hope that this year she doesn't cry when Santa gets arrested! Honestly, she was uncontrollable. 

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. So this year we have all gone full on Christmas and only got matching ones for each of us, I cannot wait to go full on matchy match. We picked up our matching pajamas from Primark at an absolute steal for £30 for all three of us. No Christmas Pajama set is complete without some brand new Christmas socks and this year my daughter seemed to have gone a little crazy for Flamingos so I know that she will love this sock set. 

Christmas activities and crafts are also something that I like to include in her little basket. You can pick up some really cheap craft sets anywhere, we even got some from pound-land which have occupied her for hours so they are 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. 

Not forgetting the little treats, candy canes, coins including a huge medal and a cute Rudolph hot chocolate cone. We also included a handmade chocolate gift set that I picked up at a wax melt party, and some reindeer food and chocolate covered marshmallows from my daughter's school Christmas fayre. 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.