A great new Christmas tradition seems to be emerging among families with young children – some call it a cosy box, some call it a snuggle hamper, some a Christmas eve hamper. On Christmas Eve, before a ridiculously early bedtime (because it will take hours to get to sleep anyway when you are THIS EXCITED!) parents give their hyperactive offspring an early present. I think the hidden agenda behind this lovely concept, is hoping that it will make them warm and sleepy!
So what do people put in a Christmas Eve Hamper?
A Christmas bedtime story
A festive DVD / Blu-Ray
A Cuddly toy
Depending on the age of your children, some parents also include:
Hot chocolate with marshmallows or chocolate milk, with a Christmas mug
A nice bubble bath
My Bunny has eczema so we will be leaving out the bubble bath, but I really love this idea so I am going to try it this year!
However, when it came to the slippers… we just couldn’t wait until Christmas eve! Bunny and I were given the most amazing slippers from Monster Slippers and we just had to put them on straight away!
You see – dual function – they double up as a toy!
We’ve been wearing our slippers CONSTANTLY for over a month now. They are wonderfully comfortable, and gorgeously warm (I HATE being cold) and they are not showing the slightest signs of wear, which shows they will last us a long time. In fact Bunny will probably grow out of hers long before she wears them out.
Monster Slippers have a truly fantastic range on offer – we chose animal slippers – which are available in more than twenty different animals for men and women, as well as children! I am therefore finding myself scanning their pages on a daily basis and planning to buy lots more slippers as Christmas presents! In fact, I’m hoping the Jonny will buy me some of their rollable ballet pumps?! (Just in case this isn’t a big enough hint – I’m going to do a whole post on what I want for Christmas tomorrow!!!)
Do you do cosy hampers on Christmas eve with your family? Do you stop at the children or do them for everyone? I really think if you’ve not bought your slippers yet – you should check out these slippers, because I really can’t recommend them enough!