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Home visit: how to make a sleepover gift box

Build the excitement the night before a celebration with a box full of all the essentials for a cosy sleepover. This new tradition has become a popular way to kick start the festivities and treat everyone to a special night in.

Two boys looking inside a wooden box filled with objects.
Two boys looking inside a wooden box filled with objects.
A close-up of children’s hands inside a wooden box with a soft toy inside.

Special sleepover kit for kids

Start with a portable crate like FLISAT, then fill it with your child’s favourite things. Amélie chose a soft toy, night light, and story book for her son Noah, who loves curling up for a bedtime story. She added some KEX letter biscuits as a treat because Noah likes using them to spell out words.

A wooden crate filled with objects against a dark wall.

Time-out treats for adults

For a grown-up take on the sleepover box, fill a crate with little gifts to help them unwind during the hectic festive season. ‘Reading a book under a blanket with a cup of tea is such a comforting moment,’ says Amélie. She packed a crate for her sister with everything she needs to capture that moment, and added a scented candle for
a little touch of luxury.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior stylist: Pernilla Warnhammar
Photographer: Benjamin Edwards