What a year has it been, not only for people but as it turns out for toys too. This Christmas, the Elf on the Shelf comes in a quarantine box.

This year, after the coronavirus outbreak, many things had to adapt to this new reality we are experiencing. Social distancing, face masks, online classes and meetings are few of the changes Covid brought.

Now, the classic Christmas toy Elf on the Shelf has been given a fresh 2020 Covid look.

What is the Elf on the Shelf?

The Elf on the Shelf is a puppet sent by Santa Claus to check whether children across the world are “naughty or nice”.

The tradition goes something like this: parents adopt one of Santa’s scouts and place the elf puppet different places when their child is asleep or not paying attention so that the kid thinks the elf goes after them to check on their behaviour.

While the elf adoption hasn’t been cancelled because of the pandemic, Santa had to take protective measures for the safety of his scouts. This year, Santa sends the elves in a quarantine box that isn’t meant to be open for the next 14 days after their arrival.

Obviously, coming all the way from the North Pole, Santa’s elves might get infected by Covid and to protect their new family and not spread the virus, they self-isolate in a box for 14 days.

Where to buy the Elf on the Shelf in a quarantine box

The Elf on the Shelf in a quarantine box adds a bit of fun and humour to  Christmas 2020 and will be a lasting memory of a very different Christmas.

Here’s where to buy Santa’s scouts in a quarantine box.


The Elf on the Shelf in a quarantine box is available on E-bay for £19.99. It can be personalised with your child/children names inside and the size of the box is 22cm x 15cm.


On Etsy, you can get a handmade quarantine box for Santa’s scout at the price of £15.73. An Elf isolation jar is also available for £18.00. Both options don’t include the elf.

The Teal Hammer

The quarantine box is available on The Teal Hammer for $25. The elf isn’t included, but you can get a personalised name engraved on the box.

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