There are few times one has full control over their child’s wardrobe. Once they can talk, they can kick up a fuss over whatever you decide to put them in that day. When they hit teenagehood, the game is over entirely.
So, best to stick them in an adorable Christmas jumper before it’s too late.
Christmas jumpers are a snug, playful way to help your youngster get into the Yuletide spirit.
From Christmas puddings to reindeer, smiling snowmen and more, there are plenty of merry motifs to adorn your child’s ensembles with this winter.
Plus, a Christmas jumper doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Of course, there are traditional children’s brands such as JoJo Maman Bébé, Ralph Lauren and Trotters who offer luxurious, timeless knits for kids of all ages. But for those who don’t want to shell out on a jumper just for it to be covered in gravy or cranberry sauce, there are other options.
John Lewis, H&M and Tu all stock affordable sweatshirts that will keep your kid as snug as a bug in a rug. You can even subject your future teenager to more horror and buy the matching adult version for your latest festive family photo shoot. Mariah Carey, Meghan Trainor and Kim Kardashian all love a matching mama-baby sweater set, taking to Instagram each year to showcase their family coordination via knitwear.
The Prince and Princess of Wales prefer to dress their royal clan in more conventional designs, spanning fair isle prints to earthy colour palettes. The pair undoubtedly inherited the art of Christmas jumper dressing from the late Princess Diana - queen of the woolly winter knit.
Browse the best Christmas jumpers for kids below and treat your kiddywink to a cute knit this Christmas.
The White Company Sheep Fair Isle Jumper
Tots will feel smart and snug in The White Company’s Fairisle design. Featuring a warm oatmeal hue, an intarsia sheep print and mock-wood buttons, the pullover will swathe your child in warmth this winter.
Buy now £32.00, The White Company
Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Wool-Blend Jumper
Name a more distinctive jumper than the Ralph Lauren Polo bear knit. This luxurious knit features the brand’s classic bear mascot, a dusting of snowflakes and huskies with a crewneck silhouette. It is crafted from a soft, intarsia wool. Buy yourself one to twin with your cub.
Buy now £349.00, Ralph Lauren
John Lewis Kids' Nordic Fair Isle Jumper
John Lewis knows just how to support parents in the shopping department This classic Fairisle option showcases pretty pink accents set against a heavenly cream backdrop. Made from recycled materials without sacrificing comfort, the garment can be easily paired with jeans or joggers for a cute Christmassy look.
Buy now £24.00, John Lewis
Boden All Over Christmas Fairisle
Boden’s Fairisle knit offers a playful spin on the traditional Christmas sweatshirt. Snowmen, candy canes and Christmas puddings add the sweetest touch to the navy knit, which is made for children aged one to 14.
Buy now £37.00, Boden
Monsoon Scenic Bear Jumper
Opt for something a touch more subtle with Monsoon’s mountainscape knit featuring snowy peaks, towering fir trees and a wandering bear. Devoid of any distinctive Christmas motifs, the piece can be worn into the New Year when the January chill takes hold.
Buy now £28.00, Monsoon
The Little Tailor Baby & Kids' Christmas Fairisle Jumper
We sense a family photo shoot on the horizon. Deck yourself and your offspring in darling matching jumpers with a helping hand from these conventional Christmas knits. Available in red, navy and cream, the item offers a soft-touch on your baby’s skin and a roomy fit.
Buy now £26.00, John Lewis
H&M Jacquard-knit Jumper
Pick from a sledging bunny or a quadruplet of jolly snowmen with H&M’s jacquard-knit jumper selection. The long-sleeve piece is elevated by fluffy decorations, a ribbed neckline and a longer back to ensure maximum warmth.
Buy now £14.99, H&M
Marc Jacobs Snoopy Intarsia-knit Jumper
Inject your infant’s style with a dose of designer dazzle. Marc Jacobs’ Snoopy-clad winter knit marries a candy pink pigment with festive symbols to create a covetable piece that you’ll want in your own seasonal wardrobe.
Buy now £61.00, Farfetch
Tu Slogan Christmas Jumper
It wouldn't be a Christmas jumper round-up without a novelty inclusion. Tu’s loud seasonal slouchy features a soft fabric blend with phrases such as ‘Ho Ho Ho’ and ‘Fa La La La La’ emblazoned across the front. Available in sizes for kids and adults, the whole family can join in the festive fashion fun.
Buy now £16.00, Sainsburys
Trotters Kids' Marching Guardsman Half Zip Jumper
Spark wardrobe envy among all other parents with Trotters’ oatmeal half-zip featuring royal guardsmen across the front. Primed for outdoor wear due to its thick, super-soft blend, the grown-up sweat can be teamed with navy trousers and sneakers for a casual look.
Buy now £64.00, Trotters
Jojo Maman Bebe Snowman Fair Isle Jumper
This vibrant Fairisle Christmas jumper is crafted with a touch of cashmere for the cosiest choice. It displays a range of festive motifs, from snowmen to reindeer and more. Ribbed cuffs offer additional comfort for your child to move freely.
Buy now £29.00, JoJo Maman Bébé