Kids’ Christmas bedding for snuggly bedtimes

Kids' Christmas bedding

by Arabella Horspool |
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We're of the opinion that come December, Christmas cheer should be spread across the whole house, not just the living room, so investing in some kids' Christmas homeware and kids' Christmas bedding - especially toddler bedding - should do the trick. After all, there's nothing better than tucking your toddler into bed and seeing them snuggling up in some kids' Christmas bedding on Xmas Eve!

You may opt to get them kids' Christmas bedding in traditional colours, such as red, white and green. Or you could choose a colour to match their bedroom, like pink or blue. Many kids' Christmas bedding sets have classic illustrations of Father Christmas, reindeer and elves that are sure to get your child in the mood for Yuletide celebrations. However, you can also get bedding featuring TV and film favourites that may be more up their street.

The best kids' Christmas bedding at a glance:

Best fleece Christmas bedding: Catherine Lansfield Cosy Snowman Duvet Cover - Buy now on Dunelm

Best glow in the dark Christmas bedding: Christmas Dinosaur Bedding Set - Buy now on Happy Linen Company

•Best Christmas bedding for a budget: Hey Duggee Single Duvet Cover - Buy now on Amazon

Best festive bedding: Bloomsbury Mill Winter Wonderland Christmas Kids Bedding - Buy now on Amazon

You can, of course, just pick the bedding that you think they'll like, but it might be nice to get them involved; it'll be a lovely Christmas activity you can do together by letting them pick their favourite bedspread - after all, they'll be the ones sleeping in it!

There's so many Christmas bedding for kids available, it can be tricky narrowing down the options. To make things a little easier for you, we've hand-picked a list of the ones that we think are the very best. Pair them with some Christmas books for some festive bedding reading.

The best kids' Christmas bedding 2023

Best patchwork bedding

With two reversible sides, this duvet from the Happy Linen Company with Santa and Friends is made using a blend of high-quality natural cotton and polyester ensuring a soft and durable finish that's easy to care for. We love the patchwork design, it's such a classic.

One mum reviewer said: "Really nice toddler duvet cover, bright and vibrant and also great for both boys or girls. My 2 year old daughter loves the colour blue so this was perfect for her. I can't recommend this enough. Also comes in a little storage bag and has a tiny teddy bear blanket included. Which I thought was a lovely gesture on the company's behalf and my little lady's teddy also appreciated it."

Pros

  • Two designs for the price of one
  • Fun cartoon design

Cons

  • The second design is a lot plainer compared to the first one

Best cat Christmas bedding

One for the cat lovers, this cute Meowy Christmas duvet cover set features adorable kittens in vibrant stockings. The reverse side is complete with a Christmas pudding design. It comes in larger sizes too, meaning the whole family can match!

One parent said: "We are really happy with this bedding set- it’s a really nice quality set and love the fact it’s reversible. My little girl loved making her room ready for Christmassy with this set to go with her decorations and lights."

Pros

  • Button closure
  • Pillow covers included

Cons

  • Could be a more festive colour

Best fleece bedding

This Catherine Lansfield Snowman Duvet Cover is made from soft and comfortable fleece, combined with the fluffy Sherpa reverse, you'll want this duvet set with the charming appliqué snowman for yourself! It's perfect for those chilly wintery nights.

Another reviewer said: "Absolutely over the moon with the quality and craftsmanship of this duvet set and not to mention the warmth it gives during the night having said that I would highly recommend and definitely a Christmas must have to just add that finishing touch to any bedroom."

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Has a fluffy reserve to keep little ones warm

Cons

  • May not be suitable for kids who tend to overheat when they sleep

Best glow in the dark bedding

This seriously cool duvet set from Happy Linen is made for budding palaeontologists. It will delight your youngster as not only does it feature festive dinosaurs but it also glows in the dark. Who knew that dinos crossed with Chrimbo could be so cute?

A happy reviewer said: "Absolutely love these bed sets and so did my boys. Really lovely print which glows in the dark which again the kids loved. Great quality and value for money. Would 100% re-purchase."

Pros

  • Reversible set
  • Super soft

Cons

  • The reverse side isn't very Christmassy

Best for a budget

Featuring Duggee in Santa mode along with his friends from The Squirrel Club, your little one is sure to love seeing this Hey Duggee festive bedding set brightening up their bedroom. All of their favourite characters will help them to countdown the sleeps until to Christmas.

One reviewer said: "My little boy loves Hey Duggee so this bedding was perfect for the transition from cot to toddler bed. I like that it is reversible as we use the light side for nap time and the dark side for bed time.
Great quality bedding with fantastic designs! Highly recommend."

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • It has festive Hey Duggee printed on both sides

Cons

  • Some reviews mention the colours faded after it has been washed a couple of times

Best Harry Potter Christmas bedding

A Christmas at Hogwarts will await your little ones in their dreams as they drift off under this duvet set. What more could a budding witch and wizard want this festive season? Pair with some other Harry Potter merch and it will look absolutely magical.

A reviewer said: "I ordered this bedding for my 8 year old granddaughter- who is a big Harry Potter fan. My daughter has to was it quickly & get it back on the bed!"

Pros

  • Great size
  • Shiny detailing

Cons

  • Bedding could have more Christmas elements to it

Best North Pole bedding set

Little ones will love snuggling up against a snowy backdrop with this polycotton-blend bedding set from Dunelm. Hand-painted with care, it depicts a North Pole scene to get them excited for Father Christmas' and the reindeers arrival on Christmas Eve.

Pros

  • Soft but hardwearing
  • Easy to remove

Cons

  • Some may prefer a less "chaotic" print

Best gnome bedding

Thanks to the likes of Stacey Solomon and other influencers, gnomes and gonks are totally in fashion at the moment and add a mischievous but magical element to your home décor. If you've got little ones, they'll find this set hilarious.

Pros

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Funny play on words slogan

Cons

  • Quite niche

Best festive bedding

With a fun and festive print of Santa and his sleigh as well as reindeer and elves, kids will love to cosy up under this Bloomsbury Mill duvet in the run-up to Christmas. You'll love that it has poppers, as it's quick to take off to wash or if there's any accidents in the night.

Review: "I bought this for my grandson, and i have washed the cover 3 times and it’s still the same, lovely quality, very pleased with this product and there is nothing i dislike about it, beautiful colours, my grandson was over the moon with it, definitely recommend!"

Pros

  • Crafted from a super soft cotton blend
  • Also available in a cot bed size

Cons

  • Pale colour could show up dirt more easily than darker bedding

Best Minecraft Christmas bedding

Both sides of this bedding are the perfect blend of Minecraft and Christmas and would be the ideal early Christmas present for any Minecraft fun in your life. It is packed with cool detailing and vibrant colours, plus the pillow has the iconic Minecraft logo on it.

One reviewer said: "Absolutely love this bedding i got for my little boy who is crazy about Minecraft. It is fabulous, good value for money and he's slept in his own bed ever since."

Pros

  • Official merchandise
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • Could have more variation in colour between the two sides

Best Peppa Pig fan Christmas bedding

peppa pig
Price: $32.12

A fan of Peppa pig? This duvet set is the perfect Christmas bedding for your little one. Get in the festive spirit with Peppa and George Pig, while getting the Christmas tree ready on this duvert set. It also features Santa, Peppa and George in a repeating pattern on the reverse, how cool is that? 

**Review: "**Decent quality for a reasonable price which will keep your little Peppa fan happy."

Pros

  • Crafted from a super soft poly-cotton
  • Can be tumble dried 

Cons

  • Contains one pillow case

FAQs

What day is Christmas this year?

Everyone knows that Christmas day falls on the 25th of December every single year, but what day of the week does it fall on this year? Christmas Day 2023 is on a Monday with Boxing Day following on Tuesday.

How to get your toddler excited for Christmas

Is there really any better feeling than seeing a child excited about Christmas? Although they will have experienced Christmasses when they were babies, you will find that once your child grows into a toddler, they start to understand more about this magical time of year and can start joining in with family traditions. Wondering how you can get a toddler excited for Christmas? Here are just some of the things you can do with your little one throughout December.

Start a countdown

One of the easiest ways to get a toddler excited for the big day is to start a countdown, like opening an Advent calendar every day in the run-up. The most popular Advent calendar is, of course, chocolate, but you can also get ones with toys and books so your little one can look forward to something new to play with every day in December.

Decorate the house

Your bubba is bound to start feeling Christmassy when they notice all the decorations going up. How about getting them involved in the decorating? They could pass your items to be hung up on the wall or add decorations to the bottom branches of the tree.

Take them to see Santa

No run-up to Christmas would be complete without a visit to see the big man. Whether you call him Santa or Father Christmas, this is sure to be a magical moment that your little one will remember year after year.

Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who enjoys cooking and spending time with her many pets.

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