The best Christmas jumpers for the family this festive season

Christmas jumpers for the family

by Laura Healy |
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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 for all the family. To make it that little bit extra special, it has a touch of cashmere for luxury. As a family, you won't fail to impress dressed in this.


  • Touch of cashmere for luxury
  • Includes an option for pets


  • No option for babies under 6 months
Range includesMen, women, kids, pets
Material 45 per cent viscose, 40 per cent nylon, 12 per cent wool, 3 per cent cashmere
Washing instructionsMachine wash at 30 degrees
  • Cashmere mix
  • Options for pets
  • Machine washable

Best traditional Christmas jumper for the family

This timeless Christmas jumper is cosy and comfortable and the perfect addition to a family Christmas. It comes in matching sizes for the whole family and features a traditional festive Fair Isle design.

Review: "I bought 2 of these jumpers for a 1 year old and 2.5 year old. Wonderful quality and very well made. Wash well with no problems and keeping the wee ones nice and warm."


  • Comes in matching sizes for all the family
  • Traditional festive design


  • Kids sizes only up to 11 years
Age rangeNewborn to eleven years
Material 100 per cent cotton
Washing instructionsMachine washable
  • Matching sizes for all the family
  • Machine washable
  • 100 per cent cotton

Best personalised Christmas jumpers

These fun Christmas sweatshirts really are perfect for matching Christmas jumpers for the family. With a bold reindeer design and the option to add names, what more could you ask for this Christmas.


  • Can be personalised
  • Colour options available


  • Can't add names to the adult version, only 'mummy' or 'daddy'
Size range1 year - 13 years (kids)<br>Small - 4XL (adult's)
Washing instructionsReindeer Family Matching Christmas Sweatshirts
  • Crew neck line
  • Option to personalise
  • Various colours available

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 purchase adult jumpers, plus a romper suit, which have either, 'Baby's first Christmas,' 'First Christmas as a mummy,' or 'First Christmas as a daddy,' printed on the front.

Review: "Absolutely loved this! My wee boy and myself matching on our first Christmas together and it’s very comfy!"


  • A great way to celebrate baby's first Christmas as a family
  • Comfortable


  • Colour runs in the wash
Size range0-12 months (baby)<br>S - 3XL (women's)<br>S - 4 XL (men's)
Washing instructionsMachine washable
  • A fun design for baby's first Christmas
  • Machine washable
  • Range of sizes

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 the festive lights, or cooking up some Christmas treats, these matching jumpers will keep you all cosy as you make special memories.

Review: "Wonderful design and perfect for our family party! Ordered for 2 boys and they were absolutely adorable."


  • Can personalise with family name
  • Thinner fabric available for baby


  • Can only use for one year with 2023 printed on the sweater
Size range3 - 36 months (baby)<br>3 - 13 years (kids)<br>S - 5XL (adults)
Material 80 per cent cotton, 20 per cent polyester
Washing instructionsMachine washable
  • Thinner fabric for baby
  • Personalised with baby's name
  • Dated with 2023
  • Machine washable
  • Available in two colours

Best portrait Christmas jumpers for a family

For festive fun, these personalised portrait Christmas jumpers are brilliant. You can select from various options to create a character that looks like each family member, with choices including, face shape, skin colour, hair colour, glasses, facial hair and even Christmas hats. They will definitely be a talking point around the Christmas table.

Review: "Excellent customer service and jumpers exactly as described. Cant wait for our Christmas photo wearing them."


  • Unique design
  • Fleecy lining


  • Children sizes only go up to 10 years
Size range0-6 months (baby sleepsuits)<br>6 months - 10 years (kids)<br>S - 2XL (adults)<br>
Material 60 per cent cotton, 40 per cent polyester (kids)<br>50 per cent cotton, 50 per cent polyester (adults)
  • Personalised design
  • Can add name
  • Sleepsuits available for baby

Best monochrome Christmas jumper for the family

Have a stylish Christmas wearing this matching monochrome jumpers for the family. With a slight variation in the patterns, with reindeers of snowflakes, the striking black and white design will really make you and your family stand out this Christmas. There is even an option for dogs.

Review: "Super soft knit amd nice design finally a soft knit jumper."


  • Stylish design
  • Soft, comfortable blend


  • Monochrome might not appeal to kids
Size range3 months - 16 years (kids)<br>XS - XL (women's)<br>XS - 2XK (men's)<br>XS - XL (pets)
Material 90 per cent polyester, 7 per cent nylon, 3 per cent elastane
  • Available for men, women, kids and pets
  • Crew neck
  • Soft fabric blend

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, Santa, Christmas trees and snowflakes. Made from a soft, warm knit these jumpers will keep you all warm all Christmas.

Review: "This really isn't an ugly jumper at all, in fact it's quite a nice jumper with a traditional winter/xmas theme pattern and I'm planning on wearing it for xmas day. I'm a size 16 and the XL is a nice, relaxed/loose fit, so I can layer if I need to. It's very comfortable, even wearing next to the skin."


  • Traditional festive design
  • Comfortable to wear


  • Hand wash only
Size range2 years - 10 years (kids)<br>S - XXL (adults)
Material Viscose, polyester, nylon
Washing instructions Hand wash only
  • Variety go sizes for kids and adults
  • Soft knit
  • Very festive

Best Christmas Eve jumper for the family

Designed to wear on Christmas Eve, these cute elf-inspired jumpers are lovely for a family looking for matching jumpers. With a drop shoulder style that has deeper armholes, these jumpers are really comfortable for a cosy evening as you prepare for Christmas Day with your the Big Elf, little Elf and Teeny Weeny Elf.


  • Unisex sizes for a comfortable, loose fit
  • Great for Christmas Eve


  • A white background might not be the most practical colour
Size rangeS - XL (kids)<br>S -2XL (adults)
Material50 per cent cotton, 50 per cent polyester
  • Loose fit
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs, hem
  • Brushed back fleece

Best light up Christmas jumper for the family

To really sparkle this Christmas, these jumpers have LED lights plus a fun festive design. They are comfortable to wear and you don't even have to remove the lights before washing.


  • Easy to wash
  • Includes LED lights


  • Not available under 12 months
Size range1 year - 14 years (kids)<br>XS - 4XL (adults)
Material 100 per cent acrylic
Washing instructionsWash in cold water. Take the battery box out of the pocket and disconnect<strong> </strong> it from the cable inside the jumper. You don't have to remove the cables of the lights from inside the jumper because they are waterproof.<br><br>
  • Light up jumper
  • Easy to wash
  • Unisex

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.

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