Christmas jumpers have become a fun Christmas tradition over the festive period and what could be better than matching Christmas jumpers for the family? Whether it's Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or a trip to Winter Wonderland, family Christmas jumpers are a festive season must-have, as well as fun Christmas outfits for kids. At this time of year you don't need to worry about style, it's all about fun and comfort.
There are Christmas jumpers for the family for all tastes from novelty to traditional fair isle designs and for everyone from grandparents to baby, or even the dog. Christmas is such a lovely (perhaps the only?) time to come together in matching outfits or jokey jumpers, that you really should make the most of it and embrace the fun. Plus, once you are all dressed in your cosy, festive knitwear, you can also take the opportunity to take the perfect Christmas photo.
But with all your Christmas shopping to do, as well as food prep and nativity plays to attend, it's hard to find the time to buy Christmas jumpers for the family as well. Don't worry, we have done the hard work for you and rounded up a collection of the best matching Christmas jumpers this year.
Best Christmas jumpers for the family at a glance:
• Best traditional Christmas jumper for the family: The Little Tailer Christmas FairIsle Jumper
• Best personalised Christmas jumpers for the family: Reindeer Family Christmas Sweatshirts
• Best monochrome Christmas jumper for the family: Monochrome FairIsle Pattern Jumper
So with the weather getting chilly, and Christmas lights beginning to sparkle outside, it is time to find your perfect Christmas jumper this year, whether you go for matching, or individual variations of the same design, you don't want to miss out on the fun. Plus, you might not be the height of fashion but they will keep you warm throughout December.
Best Fair Isle Christmas jumper for the family
Fair Isle knits are staples of Christmas wardrobes, and this jumper from JoJo Maman Bebe is cosy
- Touch of cashmere for luxury
- Includes an option for pets
- No option for babies under 6 months
Best traditional Christmas jumper for the family
This timeless Christmas jumper is cosy and comfortable and the perfect addition to a family
- Comes in matching sizes for all the family
- Traditional festive design
- Kids sizes only up to 11 years
Best personalised Christmas jumpers
These fun Christmas sweatshirts really are perfect for matching Christmas jumpers for the family.
- Can be personalised
- Colour options available
- Can't add names to the adult version, only 'mummy' or 'daddy'
Best Christmas jumper for the family for baby's first Christmas
If it's baby's first Christmas, these jumpers are a cute addition to the festivities. You can
- A great way to celebrate baby's first Christmas as a family
- Colour runs in the wash
Best family name Christmas jumper for the family
Whether you're unwrapping presents, sipping hot chocolate by the fire, or hitting the town to see
- Can personalise with family name
- Thinner fabric available for baby
- Can only use for one year with 2023 printed on the sweater
Best portrait Christmas jumpers for a family
For festive fun, these personalised portrait Christmas jumpers are brilliant. You can select from
- Unique design
- Fleecy lining
- Children sizes only go up to 10 years
Best monochrome Christmas jumper for the family
Have a stylish Christmas wearing this matching monochrome jumpers for the family. With a slight
- Stylish design
- Soft, comfortable blend
- Monochrome might not appeal to kids
Best festive design Christmas jumper for the family
You can't get more festive than this fun set of matching jumpers covered in snowflakes, reindeer,
- Traditional festive design
- Comfortable to wear
- Hand wash only
Best Christmas Eve jumper for the family
Designed to wear on Christmas Eve, these cute elf-inspired jumpers are lovely for a family looking
- Unisex sizes for a comfortable, loose fit
- Great for Christmas Eve
- A white background might not be the most practical colour
Best light up Christmas jumper for the family
To really sparkle this Christmas, these jumpers have LED lights plus a fun festive design. They
- Easy to wash
- Includes LED lights
- Not available under 12 months
What to look for when buying matching Christmas jumpers?
Christmas jumpers for the family are great fun but when buying a matching set you might need to consider if it’s comfortable for the smallest family members. Christmas jumpers can be warm and might not be great for a small baby, or your child. Some smaller children prefer cardigans for layering, that they can remove easily. However, some matching sets offer jumpers in a thinner fabric for babies to ensure they can still match with the family, but don't get too hot. Also think about the material, is it itchy? Too loose? Or are there novelty decorations that could be an annoyance to younger children? Also, do consider safety, especially with jumpers that light up and have wires inside, or jumpers which might have detachable pom poms or decorations small children could pull off, or chew. You might also want to consider the washing instructions, with all those Christmas treats, you don't want to get stuck with a stubborn stain on a jumper you can't machine wash.
Ultimately you want to enjoy the celebrations and make sure the whole family is comfortable as well as having fun, and make it a stress free Christmas for everyone.
How much do Christmas jumpers cost?
Christmas jumpers can last for years, so they can be a good investment, but they are not always cheap, especially if you are trying to do Christmas on a budget. They can range from £10 up to £50, but often with matching Christmas jumpers you have to buy each one individually and that can really add up, totalling over £100 for some retailers which is quite a large additional cost on top of Christmas presents for the family as well.
Can I reuse Christmas jumpers?
Absolutely! The beauty of Christmas jumpers is that they are timeless. Festive designs do not date, and remain the same every year. That means you can pack them away with your Christmas decorations, or even your family Christmas pyjamas and get them out at the start of the festive season to wear again each year. Be careful when choosing your design that there are no dates on them as that might make reusing them a bit tricky. It could be that your Christmas jumper photo becomes a Christmas tradition as you all wear the same jumper each year. Bear in mind that while adults might stay the same size, children will need to get bigger sizes as they grow, although you could always buy your little one’s a size too big to allow for growth. No one minds a baggy Christmas jumper as long as it is comfortable.
Laura Healy is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. She is a mum-of-two girls and loves writing about all things parenting. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and enjoys reading and attending literary festivals, as well as writing fiction.