A Surprise Christmas Box!

It is the holiday season! Lots of shopping, giving AND receiving. One of my favorite stores to shop at (and I think most parents will agree) is Target! Particularly, the dollar spot which has actually become the $1 – $5 spot. Anyways, they always have cute and small gifts all year round, but the holiday season is the perfect time to search for stocking stuffers. While raiding the dollar spot a week ago, I came up with the grand idea for a Surprise Christmas Box


If you have younger loved ones, or adult loved ones, that live far away and you may not be seeing this holiday season a surprise Christmas box is perfect for them! These are super easy and fun to throw together. The particular boxes I created were for young children. Check out what I included:


Everything pictured above I found in the dollar spot at Target, except for the paints. It is easy to pull together a theme and/or project. I came across the wooden winter themed characters and thought they would be super cute for the little ones to paint. I also included some wooden jingle bell instruments, a slinky, candy of course, and red & green stuffing.


I also came across these black spray painted chalk ornaments. Perfect for writing each child’s name on to make it a bit personal.


After getting all your items in order, put it in the box!


I also came across some fun Christmas stamps in the bins. I already had ink at home. I decided to decorate the outside of the boxes too! After that, seal them up and take them to the post office.

Of course, you do not have to shop at Target to get your items or even stick to the dollar bins. Sticking to the dollar bins, or the dollar store keeps the spending low especially if you plan to create multiples of these.

Some other great ideas include: 

  • Create a baking box for a loved one. Include a rolling pin, cookie cutter, baking mix, etc.
  • Wine and chocolate?! Who wouldn’t love something like that!?
  • A pampered box. Include bubble bath, lotion, or any other beauty products.
  • Pick out a specific project on Pinterest and then include everything in the box to make it.
  • Movie night? Include popcorn, a movie, a fun cup or bowl, hot chocolate, etc.

What will you be putting in your Christmas Boxes this year?


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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