30 best Christmas jumpers for kids 2021 from Next, H&M, John Lewis, Boden and other top brands

Adorable festive knits for your little ones
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    Yes, it’s almost that time of year again when we reach to the back of our kid’s wardrobes to find their favourite Christmas wear for the upcoming festivities. And it’s safe to say no child can survive the season without a festive knit or two, thanks to the parties, school discos and other festive events on the horizon.

    More than likely your kids have outgrown last year’s festive attire – meaning you’re on the hunt for a new knit for them to take a twirl in. And we’ve got you covered with our round-up of the best Christmas jumpers for kids from high-street favourites like Next, H&M, M&S and more. Plus of course the much-coveted John Lewis Christmas jumper. Much like Christmas pyjamas for kids, the demand and diversity of jumpers have quadrupled in recent years. Much like the best Christmas jumpers for adults.

    Best Christmas jumpers for kids 2021:

    Kids - John Lewis Christmas jumper

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    1. John Lewis & Partners Christmas Advert 2021 Kids’ Jumper

    Sizes available: 3-14 years

    As seen on 14-year-old Nathan in the heartwarming John Lewis Christmas advert. You can get your hands on the same one (minus the light and singing feature) online and in-stores now.

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £14-18

    Reindeer Kids Christmas Jumper

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    2. Reindeer Kids Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 9-10 years

    Get your hands on this stylish second hand knit from Save the Children – the official charity of Christmas Jumper Day 2021. It’s just one of the many recycled jumpers available in their online shop that sees 100% of profits go towards helping children across the world.

    VIEW AT SAVE THE CHILDREN | £6

    Grey Colour Block Knitted Christmas Jumper

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    3. Grey Colour Block Knitted Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 1-7 years

    Simple, wearable and featuring some classic Christmas characters with poms poms and some funny spindly legs. This sweatshirt is perfect for kids on the run whilst celebrating the festive season.

    VIEW AT ASDA | £8

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Next Sequin Christmas Tree Jumper

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    4. Next Sequin Christmas Tree Jumper

    Sizes available: 3-16 years

    Elegant and sophisticated – we’re big fans of this sequinned Christmas tree number from Next. And we’re sure little girls will want to save it for a special occasion like Xmas jumper day. Perfect paired with jeans or layered over a skirt or party dress. It will also make a great teenager Christmas jumper too, with sizing going up to 16 years.

    VIEW AT NEXT | £20-25

    Merry Woofmas Jacquard-knit Christmas jumper

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    5. Merry Woofmas Jacquard-knit Christmas jumper

    Sizes available: 8-14+ years

    A poodle in sunglasses and a Santa hat? Kids will love the novelty of this jumper, especially those with a passion for furry friends. Available at under £10 too, we think you’ll agree this ‘Merry Woofmas’ one is a real bargain.

    VIEW AT H&M | £7.99

    Kids Snowman Face Christmas Sweatshirt

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    6. Kids Snowman Face Christmas Sweatshirt

    Sizes available: 3-13 years

    Little ones can keep snug and look cool in this silly snowman sweatshirt from Etsy. And adults can get in on the fun too with this jumper available in adult sizes too.

    VIEW AT ETSY | £19.95

    Mineral green Christmas Character Jumper

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    7. Mineral green Christmas Character Jumper

    Sizes available: 3 months – 7 years

    It’s hard not to find this Christmas character jumper anything other than adorable. Be it the waving sea lion, the penguin or the polar bear in the scarf, it’s got a heart-melting factor to it that we think grandparents will especially love.

    VIEW AT NEXT | £15-17

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - ​​Hatley Cream Bear Fair Isle Sweater

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    ​​8. Hatley Cream Bear Fair Isle Sweater

    Sizes available: 4-8 years

    A classic yet trendy cream and blue fair isle print knit, that we certainly wouldn’t say no to in an adult size either (see our Christmas jumpers for men edit!) It’s made from 100% cotton and is super soft to skin.

    VIEW AT ALEX AND ALEXA | £35

    FatFace Penguin & Snowflake Jumper

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    9. FatFace Penguin & Snowflake Jumper

    Sizes available: 3-13 years

    An adorable fluffy penguin in ear warmers takes centre stage on this festive knit from Fatface. The jumper has a subtle sparkle for a touch of Christmas magic too.

    VIEW AT FATFACE | £26

    Red Robin Fair Isle Cardigan

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    10. Red Robin Fair Isle Cardigan

    Sizes available: Newborn to 6 years

    As an alternative to the classic Christmas jumper, why not opt for a cosy cardie instead? This will look so adorable layered over a party dress.

    VIEW AT JOJO MAMN BEBE | £25

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - White Company Jingles Reindeer Jumper

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    11. White Company Jingles Reindeer Jumper

    Sizes available: 1.5-6 years

    Made from 100% pure cotton, this gorgeous Christmas knit features The White Company’s favourite character, Jingles the Reindeer. And we’re big fans of the contrast striped sleeves.

    VIEW AT WHITE COMPANY | £32

    Marks and Spencer Fair Isle Jumper

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    12. Marks and Spencer Fair Isle Jumper

    Sizes available: 6-16 years

    Kids can get plenty of wear out of this fun fair isle jumper – adding a touch of glamour and colour to the festive proceedings and beyond.

    VIEW AT M&S | £20

    Christmas Friends Sweatshirt

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    13. Christmas Friends Sweatshirt

    Sizes available: 6 months – 6 years

    Merry, jolly and adorable – this Christmas friends sweater featuring Rudolph and gang is rather fetching in it’s rich red colour. And we’re fans of the brushed fleece inner that will keep little ones toasty as temperatures drop.

    VIEW AT JOJO MAMN BEBE | £20

     One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Asda's North Pole jumper

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    14. Pink North Pole Christmas Sweatshirt

    Sizes available: 5-14 years

    This Asda buy is great for kids who are a fan of a slogan tee. Made from a soft and breathable jersey material – it’s great for playtime and is a steal at just £9 too.

    VIEW AT ASDA | £9

    Kids' Navy Reindeer Jumper

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    15. Kids’ Navy Reindeer Jumper

    Sizes available: Newborn – 6 years

    The happy little reindeer will make everyone smile all day long. Try adding this one over a sequin dress or keep it simple with jeans.

    VIEW AT JOJO MAMN BEBE | £24

    Sequin Reindeer Jumper

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    16. Sequin Reindeer Jumper

    Sizes available: 6-16 years

    Stars, sequins and silver reindeers on a pink fluffy textured knit – this ticks all the boxes for little girls who love to show off in something sparkly during the Christmas jumper day at school.

    VIEW AT M&S | £20

    Polar Bear Light Up Christmas Jumper

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    17. Polar Bear Light Up Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 4-12 years

    A Christmas jumper with a difference! This cute cartoon polar bear character has hidden in-built light up antlers that is sure to dazzle young kids. A true helping of Christmas magic.

    VIEW AT PEACOCKS | £14

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Let it Glow Jacquard-knit Christmas jumper

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    18. Let it Glow Jacquard-knit Christmas jumper

    Sizes available: 8-14+ years

    We love the gorgeous mint hue of this cosy knit with it’s complimentary pastel coloured lights. And just wish it was available in adult size too… hint hint H&M.

    VIEW AT H&M | £7.99

    Rockabilly Red Guinea Pig Festive Jumper

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    19. Rockabilly Red Guinea Pig Festive Jumper

    Sizes available: 2-12 years

    This festive Guinea pig knit is sure to receive a few giggles come Christmas Day. And the petite little pom poms add a fun textural element for little fingers to fiddle with too.

    VIEW AT BODEN | £37

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Navy Blue Mandalorian Christmas Jumper

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    20. Navy Blue Mandalorian Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 1.5-6 years

    Any young Star Wars fan will be bowled over by this festive sweater – based on the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda takes centre stage in this cotton fair isle knit that is so soft they’ll want to wear it to bed.

    VIEW AT NEXT | £19-24

    Brilliant Blue Advent Calendar Sweatshirt

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    21. Brilliant Blue Advent Calendar Sweatshirt

    Sizes available: 2-12 years

    Call off the search – this Boden number is definitely one of the best Christmas jumpers for kids. Little ones will want to wear this colour calendar sweatshirt everyday in the countdown to Christmas, thanks to the surprises hiding behind each window. The individual numbered sections have a fabulous festive scene to open up and explore. Adding to the fun factor of this bold and beautiful design.

    VIEW AT BODEN | £37

    Merry And Bright Christmas Jumper

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    22. Merry And Bright Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 3-15 years

    Simple yet stylish and spreading some much needed Christmas cheer, this Merry and Bright design by The Design Conspiracy is screen printed by hand before being sent to your door. And it’s available in both adult and kid sizes for those in the mood for matchy matchy.

    VIEW AT NOTHS | £20

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Toddler Boys Christmas Pattern Jumper

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    23. Toddler Boys Christmas Pattern Jumper

    Sizes available: 1-8 years

    We know a few tiny tots who’ll have a good chuckle at this chunky knit that plays tribute to the classic Christmas song When Santa got stuck up the Chimney. And this funny festive themed sweater won’t break the back, setting you back just over a tenner.

    VIEW AT SHEIN | £10.49

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Girls Christmas Tree Embroidered Jumper

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    24. Girls Christmas Tree Embroidered Jumper

    Sizes available: 5-14 years

    We’ve all heard of the expression ‘less is more’ which is definitely the case with this Shein jumper. A simple embroidered Christmas tree gives just the right amount of sparkle to this cosy cream knit, that can be dressed up or down as your little one sees fit.

    VIEW AT SHEIN | £11.99

    Festive And Fierce Children's Christmas Jumper

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    25. Festive And Fierce Children’s Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 3-8 years

    This jumper belongs to a kid who’s not afraid to serve some attitude with their look for Christmas Jumper day. The popping millennial pink colour and bold animal print make this one of the best Christmas jumpers for kids and a great alternative to more classic jumper offerings this season.

    VIEW AT NOTHS | £26

    PAW Patrol Navy Knitted Christmas Jumper

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    26. PAW Patrol Navy Knitted Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 1-6 years

    We’re fairly confident that this PAW Patrol knit will fly off Asda shelves due to the overwhelming popularity of this kid’s show. Featuring a fair isle pattern and their favourite characters kitted out in some festive accessories – it’s sure to raise a smile amongst any young fan.

    VIEW AT ASDA | £9

    Kids Green Christmas Santa Sweater

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    27. Kids Green Christmas Santa Sweater

    Sizes available: 2-12 years

    Looks like Father Christmas is trying his hand at a few new skills in this sweet sweater. Yet whilst he shows some flair on the skateboard and snowboard, we think youngsters will agree he’s better off sticking to his sleigh. An undoubtedly heart-warming design made from 100% pure cotton that’s part of the John Lewis own brand range.

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £14- £18

    Kids' Christmas Dinosaur Sweater

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    28. Kids’ Christmas Dinosaur Sweater

    Sizes available: 2-12 years

    Crazy dinosaur kids will get a thrill from John Lewis’ T-rex festive knit, also made from 1o0% cotton. Pair with jeans and tan boots for a cool, contemporary look.

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £14- £18

    One of the best Christmas jumpers for kids - Minecraft Green Fairisle Christmas Sweatshirt

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    29. Minecraft Green Fairisle Christmas Sweatshirt

    Sizes available: 5-16 years

    Calling all Minecraft warriors. Asda are selling this garishly green and fair isle printed jumper exclusively online and stores. A must have for kids who can’t get enough of this cult video game.

    VIEW AT ASDA | £12

    Disney Minnie Kids Christmas Jumper

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    30. Disney Minnie Mouse Christmas Jumper

    Sizes available: 5-14 years

    When it comes to young Disney fans – this really is the only Christmas jumper option. It’s got those famous mouse ears with twinkly Christmas lights and Minnie’s signature bow. Perfect for snuggling up in and watching a festive family film on Disney+.

    VIEW AT ASDA | £10