Even before I had children myself, I knew about the phenomenon known as holiday pajamas for babies and toddlers. I saw the cute photos plastered all over my social media channels and said, “I’ll do that when I have kids one day”. What I didn’t realize was how quickly the pajamas can sell out and that there are even Facebook groups dedicated to re-selling or collecting them.
If you’re overwhelmed at all the options for holiday pajamas for your family, my hope is that this guide can help. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it does cover a wide range of brands, ranging from affordable to more of an investment and household name to small businesses.
Which store are you buying your baby and toddler holiday pajamas from this year?
Hanna Andersson Holiday Pajamas
Hanna Andersson has one of the largest holiday pajama selectins I’ve seen out there. You can purchase from a variety of patterns (ranging from winter-themed to specific holiday themes), types (sleeper or two-piece), and sizes (baby, toddler, kids, and adults). Hanna Andersson products are quality-made and last a long time, so you can re-use these and pass them down to future children (or children of your friends or relatives). They run sales semi-frequently, too – so be on the lookout to save a few bucks this season.
Burt’s Bees Baby Holiday Pajamas
Burt’s Bees Baby pajamas are made from 100% organic cotton, GOTS certified, and are super breathable. They always have patterns that are really unique and almost artistic compared to others (I guess what I mean here is that the patterns look hand-painted vs. cartoony). Most of their pajama styles come in sizes from newborn all the way up to 14 years, so these are a great option if you have kids of all different ages and are looking for matching holiday jammies.
Carter’s Holiday Pajamas
Carter’s is my ride-or-die when it comes to pajamas — they fit my kids the best, are the most true-to-size, and stand up well to lots of washing and drying. I often prefer the cotton versions, but the fleece options are great for the colder months (especially if you live in the Northeast like we do). Carter’s is almost always running a sale of some sort, so you can get these at a discounted price if you order far enough ahead.
Old Navy Holiday Pajamas
Old Navy has the best assortment of gender-neutral pajamas for babies and toddlers. While other brands have clear styles for girls and boys, most of theirs are more neutral in their “Unisex” lines of sleep and plays and 2-piece sets. Select holiday patterns are available in sizes for the whole family — just be sure to snap them up in October or November before stock gets limited.
Boden Name Holiday Pajamas
Boden’s holiday collection every year is drool-worthy — my only wish is that they’d carry more pajamas! Their styles are great for kids (and parents) who prefer a colorful and/or preppy style. Some styles come in sizes up to adult, so you can all match together, too!
Posh Peanut Holiday Pajamas
Posh Peanut’s holiday pajamas come in whimsical patterns that you won’t see anywhere else — toys, nutcrackers, and dinosaurs (in all the colors of the rainbow and not just red and green). These jammies are made of a 95% Viscose from Bamboo and 5% Spandex blend and fit snugly. First-time customers can get 15% off by signing up for their emails.
Little Sleepies Holiday Pajamas
You’ve likely seem ads for Little Sleepies all over your Instagram (just me?) and added a few items to cart. Their holiday pajamas come in sizes Preemie to 3T and have lots of stretch and a longer length to fit your little ones for a longer period of time. I’m obsessed with the Christmas cookie print below!
Pottery Barn Kids Holiday Pajamas
Pottery Barn is the go-to place for designer collaborations. This year, they have prints in collaboration with Elf on the Shelf, Rudolph, and the Grinch (to name a few) that are exclusive only to Pottery Barn. Their pajamas are made from 100% organic cotton knit, making them a hit for kids with sensitive skin and parents who prefer buying organic.
Hudson Baby Holiday Pajamas
You can find Hudson Baby brand holiday pajamas at stores like Target and Amazon, making them an easy add-to-cart item when you’re buying something else entirely. These pajamas are super affordable, making them a no-brainer for the short holiday season and growing babies. I’ve found that this brand runs a tad small, so size up to be safe!
Petit Lem Holiday Pajamas
I found this new-to-me Canadian brand on Nordstrom and love the subtle prints (they are holiday-themed without screaming “CHRISTMAS!”) Be sure to check out their matching Mom and baby line, Maman Mini, too!