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The Night Before Christmas: The Edit

Cosy essentials to snuggle up with before Santa arrives

By Mamas & Papas

Before your little one lays down their sweet head on December 24th, make sure you’ve got your pre-Christmas morning traditions sorted with these Christmas Eve essentials.

One of the most exciting times of the Christmas period has to be Christmas Eve. It’s when the magic and the mystery of the season really kicks in, and if your little one is in that perfect window of wonder then there really is no better time.

But Christmas Eve isn’t just time to kill before the big day, it comes with it’s own set of traditions and rituals. It’s a time when you can let your imagination loose, set out mince pies and carrots, and get your little one snug and cosy before another Christmas morning.

We’ve lined up some Christmas Eve essentials to help you create your own festive traditions.

Christmas Eve Box


Every tradition starts somewhere, and what better way to make a celebration of Christmas Eve than with a Christmas Eve Box. The perfect place to store everything your little one needs to enjoy a cosy night before the big man arrives.

This painted wooden box features playful characters and a small Christmas rhyme on the inside of the lid. With gold detailing and a handcrafted feel, it’s a perfect keepsake to bring out everything Christmas and enjoy time and again.

Now all you need is something to fill it with…

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Red Check Pyjamas

The clue is in the name – Christmas Eve. It’s nearing night time, so how else do you get cosy than by slipping into some pyjamas.

If you like nightwear with a more traditional slant, then our Red Check Pyjamas are a stunning addition. The deep features a navy and white tartan-inspired check design that feels incredibly festive. What’s more they beautifully comfy and cosy, perfect for cuddling up in front of a Christmas movie. And with elasticated bottoms, they make for a snug fit on your child.

And that’s not all, if you really want to make this a memory to treasure, you can personalise our pyjamas with your child’s name.

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Spot Knitted Blanket

Christmas is the perfect time for getting cosy. As the dark evenings set in and things start to feel even more festive, it’s always nice to keep warm and toasty.

Whether you’re out and about for a seasonal stroll in the pushchair, or cosy-ing up on the couch in front of a Christmas film, our Spot Knitted Blanket is an ideal accessory.

The super soft fabric is ultra comfy against baby’s skin and the pom-pom details add pops of colour set against the soft grey blanket. It also co-ordinated with lots of our interiors collections, so it’s appropriate all year round.


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Fair Comforter

As your child snuggles down for the night, it’s always good to have a little companion by their side to keep them company. And that seems doubly important on Christmas Eve. A magical evening deserves a magical friend.


Our Fairy Comforter is the ideal friend for a magical Christmas night and morning.


A soft blanket comforter with a fairy character that doubles as a finger puppet, it’s a perfect companion for bedtime and playtime too. Personalise the comforter with baby’s name to create a keepsake that you can revisit for years to come.


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My 1st Christmas Activity Book

One of the final things you’ll do before bedtime of Christmas Eve is share a little story with your little one. It’s all part of the bedtime routine and a great way to get a little more festive magic in before lights out.

With our My 1st Christmas Activity Book you can let your little one interact with the story. Full of fun hidden features like a jitter function that activates when it’s shaken and lift-up flats, your child is going to love hearing the story of characters preparing for Christmas while finding lots of fun surprises.

The Activity Book also comes with a handy C-ring, which lets you attach it to your pushchair or car seat so your little one can take their favourite festive book with them, wherever they go this Christmas.

The ring also doubles as a teether, a great way for baby to soothe their gums before bedtime.

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With all these fun accessories you’ll be able to create the perfect Christmassy atmosphere just in time for the big day. With lots of gifts that make perfect keepsakes you and your child will treasure forever, this could be the start of some exciting new traditions.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Christmas Shop to find lots more festive favourites and gorgeous gift ideas.

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