A Bonus Chest is a menu option that can be enabled by a player when creating a Minecraft world.
If the option is enabled at the time a Minecraft world is created, a bonus chest will generate within a few blocks of the default spawn point the first time a player logs in. This is a single-block chest surrounded by up to four torches. The chest contains a variety of helpful items and supplies that a new player can make use of as they start exploring their world. In addition, the Bonus Chest is a useful place for a player to build a quick dirt house around if they choose to do so.