Making children wait until Christmas morning to open their gifts can be difficult, especially with all those tempting presents sitting under the tree.
Some families have adopted the tradition of allowing their kids to open one item the night before to curb their excitement.
But now there is a new festive trend sweeping the nation - the Christmas Eve box.
These boxes are often made of wood or sturdy cardboard and can be ordered with a name of your choice printed on the lid.
You can refill them every year with Christmas pyjamas, sweets and even bedtime story books.
The boxes comes from the US and Canada where the tradition is a lot more popular.
Here are some of the best ones available to buy now.
The personalised box comes with a snap shut lid with ribbon tab. It is made from rigid board and big enough to be filled with a selection of exciting Christmas Eve treats, such as pyjamas, food for Rudolph, a Christmas DVD, lots and lots of sweet treats, maybe even a magic door key for Father Christmas. The sturdy box can be reused each year and comes with 'twas the night before Christmas' printed on the lid.
This pretty red box is also available in brown as well as red. The front has a jolly looking Santa Claus motif on it. It is made of rigid cardboard and has a magnetic lid so you don't run the risk of loosing items. You can bring this box out every year and fill it with little gifts for Christmas Eve. Wrap a ribbon around it and pop it under your tree for an extra added festive touch.
This authentic looking crate comes with your green snowflakes printed on it and the name you choose. Choose from a whitewash, natural or walnut finish for different colours and looks. You have the option to add a lid, making it perfect for a variety of uses. Once Christmas is over this would also be very useful as a storage crate throughout the year. The wood is made to last and you can get plenty of use out of this for years to come.
A Nordic-inspired keepsake box that charts a child or family adventures at the North Pole, using some clever personalisation. Designed and individually made to order each box is built using high quality pale limewood. Each area of the map - printed on the lid of the box - has different activities you can do at the North Pole and includes the names of different family members.
The mystery gift box is aimed at men and already comes packed with gifts so you don't have to fill it up with other items. There is a range of tools and quirky gadgets. The pre-packed box comes with £50 worth of presents but because it is a mystery you won't know what's inside until Christmas Day - it'll be as much of a surprise for you as it is for him.
This website is dedicated to making Christmas Eve boxes and you can buy personalised versions for boys and girls. There are also refill options available too - these come with sweets, a pyjama set. a festive themed book, magical reindeer food and a letter from Santa. There are also wooden boxes available to buy in sizes small, medium and large.