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Whether you're getting your kids prepped for Christmas jumper day, buying the grandchildren outfits for a December do, or treating your nieces and nephews to a gift to get them in the festive spirit, shopping for Christmas knitwear has become an annual tradition for many families.
Each winter the shops are filled with new reindeer knits and snowmen sweaters for children, so we've scoured the virtual shelves to find the cutest and coolest offerings of 2021.
Scroll down to find 12 of our favourites. With sizes ranging from newborn to 14 years, you're sure to find something to delight both mischievous elves and discerning pre-teens.
Best kids’ Christmas jumpers for 2021
Children's Personalised Pom Pom Trim Christmas Jumper | £30 at Joules
The rainbow bright colours of these tasselled jumpers remind us of twinkling fairy lights and we love that you can personalise them with any slogan you like - whether that's a Christmas carol lyric like Merry & Bright (as pictured) or your child's name.
Available with tassels in sizes for kids aged three to 10, or without tassels (for safety) for children aged six months to three years. Matching adult jumpers are also available if you fancy kitting out the whole family all in one go.
Hooded Christmas Jacket - Highland Green Elf | From £40 at Boden
There's something irresistible about a baby or toddler in an elf outfit and this hooded cardi strikes just the right balance between Christmas jumper and full-on costume. With lots of adorable details including an embroidered candy cane, a crocheted belt buckle, chunky mock-wooden buttons and pompoms on the hood and collar.
Available in sizes for kids aged from newborn to four years.
Little Hand Christmas Jumper Reindeer | £10.99 at Amazon
With customer reviews rating it on average 4.8 out of 5 stars, this cute sweatshirt features an appliqué reindeer with floral antlers against a snowy background.
Available in sizes for kids aged one to eight, (bear in mind that some reviewers say this comes up on the small side, so you may want to size up if you want it to outlive any growth spurts).
Festive Fair Isle Crew Jumper - Multi Fair Isle Snowmen | From £40 at Boden
Fair Isle is a festive staple, but this jumper stands out from the other patterned knits as it features an extra little detail that we love: the bobbles on the hats of the cheery snowmen and rosy robins have been knitted to be 3D.
Available in sizes for kids aged two to 14.
Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Hoodie | £24 at Etsy
Older children who prefer hoodies to knitwear may appreciate the kitsch glittery print of Santa on his sleigh on this sweater.
Available in black or white, with a red or gold glitter sleigh, in sizes for kids aged one to 13.
Kids' Christmas Santa Sweater, Green | £14 - £18 at John Lewis & Partners
Ever wondered what Father Christmas gets up to in his spare time? Well, according to the designers at John Lewis he tries his hand at skateboarding, surfing and, of course, gaming.
Made from 100% cotton, buying this jumper supports more sustainable cotton farming through the Better Cotton Initiative – a not-for-profit organisation which exists to make global cotton production better for the environment and for the people who produce it.
Available in sizes for kids aged two to 12.
Geegee Novelty Knitted Jumper | £32.95 at Joules
Is it even Christmas without a bit of sparkle? We love the sequin detail on the antlers and the way the reindeer design on this 100% cotton jumper extends onto the sleeves. Joules is also a member of the Better Cotton Initiative to support sustainable cotton practices.
Available in sizes for kids aged one to 12.
Children's Antler Christmas Jumper | £20 at Joules
This navy blue jumper has a lovely soft fleecy lining making it perfect for snuggling up in on cold winters' evenings. Featuring a sparkly red nose and gold antlers on the sleeves, your child can lift their arms up to make Rudolph's face.
Available in sizes for kids aged six months to 12 years. Matching adult jumpers are also available.
Cotton Home Alone™ Top | £10 at Marks and Spencer
For the kid who has planned out what they'd do if they ever found themselves home alone over Christmas. This grey marl design features Kevin McCallister's plan from the iconic Christmas movie Home Alone. It's thinner than the other jumpers featured, so perfect for Christmas parties when the heating is on and spirits are high.
Available in sizes for kids aged two to seven.
Kids' red reindeer jumper | £25 at JoJo Maman Bebe
We love how the Fair Isle pattern on the sleeves of this jumper is picked up in the design of Rudolph's scarf. This super soft knit combines practicality with a little luxury, as it is made from a cashmere mix, but is (thankfully) machine washable.
Available in sizes for kids aged from newborn to six years old, with a button shoulder opening for easy dressing.
'Little Pud' Christmas Pudding Jumper | | £24 at Not on the High Street
This sweet slogan sweatshirt with a soft brushed fleece lining can be personalised with the name of your 'little pudding' on the back. It gains extra points as, according to customer reviews, it washes well.
Available in sizes for kids aged one to 12, (it can also be bought as part of a set with matching jumpers for mum and dad).
Meowy Christmas Cat Christmas Jumper For Kids | £18 at Etsy
Feline fans will love this super soft sweater featuring a cute cat whose curiosity got the better of it around the fairy lights. Plus, this one comes with extra feel-good factor as it ships in paper packaging that can be recycled.
Available in sizes for kids aged three to 13, matching adult jumpers can also be bought.
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