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Looking for fun things to do this Christmas? Check out our ideas for festive activities the whole family can enjoy

Make a Christmas Eve box

Christmas Eve boxes have seen a huge boom in popularity in recent years and are a fun way to celebrate the build-up to the big day itself. Our Christmas Eve boxes can be kept to refill year after year. You can have fun creating them and thinking up ideas for what each member of the family might want in theirs, whether it’s a story book, set of PJs and reindeer-ready carrot for the little ones or a tipple and box of chocolates for mum. Read our Christmas Eve box feature for more ideas of what to put inside.

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Individual-sized Christmas Eve box
Christmas Eve Box
The Night Before Christmas book
The classic Christmas Eve story
Family-sized Christmas Eve box
Big enough to fill with gifts for all the family
Two packs of kids’ jokes and one-liners
“Heard the one about…?”

Games and puzzles for all ages

After spending a rather large proportion of the year indoors, your current game and puzzle selection might be wearing a little thin, which makes this a good time to treat the family to some new options. Whether it’s good old-fashioned bingo with a Christmas twist, a brain-twisting family quiz or a pretty winter wonderland puzzle, the simple things are often the best for bringing young and old together at Christmas.

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Christmas bingo game
Bingo with a fun festive twist
Winter Wonderland 2020 jigsaw puzzle
Winter wonderland jigsaw for all the family
Family Quiz game
Test your trivia knowledge across 10 topics
Charades Chase game box
Charades meets a board game for hours of fun

Festive baking and foodie treats

Baking is a fun way to get the kids involved in helping to prepare for Christmas, from decorating the Christmas cake to making treats to give as gifts to teachers, friends and family. Shop bakeware online or in store and pick up all your baking ingredients in store. Our Percy Pig baking set contains all the ingredients you need to make Percy Pig cupcakes together and our Santa’s sack of Christmas treats includes a Christmas biscuits baking kit – just add butter, golden syrup and water to make a batch of biscuits to hang on the tree.

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Santa’s sack, chocolate novelties, biscuits, baking kit, Christmas jokes and fabric pen
DIY tree decs plus treats and jokes
Set of three different-sized cake tins stacked on top of each other
Set of tins to store your bakes
Percy Pig gift bag, Percy sweets, biscuits, cake mix, dessert sauce and cupcake cases
Sweet treats to please every Percy fan
Set of four silver measuring spoons
Stock up on key baking kit

Words: Sophie Hines and Miranda Eason

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