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Best Christmas pyjamas 2023: Our favourite pyjama sets to get you into the festive spirit

Whether you want to get warm and cosy or stay cool, we’ve got the best Christmas pyjamas for you

The best Christmas pyjamas will keep the cold at bay while putting you in a festive mood. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, a set of personalised, Christmas-themed pyjamas is guaranteed to brighten up the tail-end of the year, or at the very least make for some spectacular holiday snaps.

This year, we’ve trawled the current seasonal nightwear ranges and compiled a comprehensive buying guide to help you find the best festive PJs in which to celebrate (or sleep through) the holidays. Whether you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift or want to stay warm as the nights are getting colder, our guide below is here to help you find the perfect PJs.

You can also check out our at-a-glance list below, which has links to take you directly through to buy some of our favourites.

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How to choose the best Christmas pyjamas for you

Who am I buying for?

Depending on whether you’re buying it for yourself or as a gift, you’ve got sizes and designs to think about and it’s a good idea to check the return policy for each store if you’re buying for other people. A popular style of Christmas pyjamas is the family set. You’d do best to get a set that allows you to modify each individual choice to make sure the sizes match, especially if you’re buying for children.

You can also get personalised sets, although the degree of personalisation will differ from company to company. Some allow you to input your own text, while the most common choice simply lets you replace “Mum” with “Dad” and choose how many children to add. The more personalisation you want, the more expensive it will be.

How much should I spend?

It will depend on what you want in terms of quality. High-end brands tend to be more expensive but will most likely last longer. If you’re just looking for pyjamas to wear in the run-up to Christmas, especially if it’s for children who will likely grow out of them pretty quickly, it might not be worth spending as much as you usually would. However, if you’re looking for a wintery design that can be worn outside December, it’s worth investing a little more. Some of our favourites cost as little as £10 and as much as £45.

What fabric should I get?

What fabric to buy will very much depend on how warm and comfortable you want to be.

Flannel is a soft woven fabric that often comes in a plaid pattern. It’s normally quite thick so it’s excellent if you want pyjamas to keep you warm. If you’re prone to overheating at night, however, you’ll want to steer clear. What’s more, flannel can often be a little expensive and sometimes a bit rigid, so if you want something a little cheaper, brushed cotton is a good alternative.

Jersey is a stretchy knit fabric, which is good if you’re looking for something extra comfortable. Being loungewear, it’s not always the most stylish but is great if you want a cute print that will keep you warm.

Silk or satin is a great choice of fabric if you have a tendency to run hot. It’s light enough to keep you cool and perfect if you want a pyjama design that’s a bit more adult and sophisticated. However, since a lot of actual silk and satin pyjamas are quite expensive, a lot of cheaper pyjamas advertised as silk and satin are actually polyester or other synthetic fibres instead. These are far warmer and prone to static. 

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The best Christmas pyjamas you can buy in 2023

1. TEDD Christmas PJs: The best pyjamas for kids

Price: From £9 | Buy now from Amazon

These soft pyjamas from TEDD are sure to ramp up the Christmas excitement for your little ones. The hard-wearing cotton means they’ll withstand even the most enthusiastic present opening on Christmas morning, while the cuffed sleeves will help keep your kids warm.

Our favourite design is the Christmas T-rex above, which will please children going through the obligatory dinosaur phase. However, there are a whopping 19 adorable prints to suit all tastes – from a Father Christmas outfit to a polar bear, reindeer and even a fire-breathing dragon.

Key details – Sizes available: 1 – 12 years; Material: Cotton

2. Elf Pyjamas Family PJs Matching Set: The best family pyjama set

Price: From £15 each | Buy now from Amazon

For the lost elves out there or someone looking for a fun set for the whole family to jump into for Christmas, this might be for you. You can choose from Daddy Elf, Mummy Elf, Little Elf and Cheeky Elf, with matching colours and the different titles on the front – perfect for the family album. 

They are pull-on and easy to hop into, with long sleeves and made from soft cotton, meaning they’re warm and extra comfortable to put on. What’s more, you can choose different sizes for each individual outfit, ensuring the right fit for every person or elf in the family before you buy.

Key Details – Sizes available: 3 – 12 years (children) S – XXL; Material: Cotton

3. PO.P Winter Forest Pyjamas: The best comfy pyjamas 

Price: £45 |Check price at Polarn O. Pyret 

PO.P pyjama on grey backgroundEthical Swedish brand Polarn O. Pyret (PO.P for short) has unveiled its Christmas 2023 pyjama designs and they’re all at the top of our Christmas list. Made to last in the softest organic cotton, these luxurious pyjamas are available in nine eye-catching designs and stay looking and feeling like new even after lots of washing. 

Get cosy in the PO.P cult signature red and white stripe, Nordic navy folk print or a festive snowy forest design (our favourite), with the option to twin with little or large family members too. The quality of these pyjamas is clear to see – and feel – making them an ideal gift to give or receive for anyone wanting to snuggle up this season. They are so seriously comfy, the only problem will be having to take them off. 

Key details – Sizes available: 1 – 10 years and Adult XS – XL; Material: Organic cotton, elastane

Check price at Polarn O. Pyret

4. Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Pyjamas: The best alternative pyjamas

Price: From £21 | Buy now from Amazon

If you prefer things on the darker side but still want to celebrate Christmas, look no further. This cotton set features the Disney production Nightmare Before Christmas and is a good choice if you’re either a fan of the film or you just would like something that’s a tad less traditionally festive.

These cotton PJs come in two parts and you can mix and match the top or bottoms with other items for a different look. The bottoms have an elasticated waist with a drawstring so you can adjust it to fit and the set is available in different sizes from small to extra-large. The ideal set for the Jack Skellington fan in your life.

Key details – Sizes available: S – XL; Material: Cotton, elastane

5. Little Blue House by Hatley Fair Isle Bear & Moose Family Union Suit Onesie: The best family onesies

Price: From £20 | Buy now from Amazon

These stylish onesies come in different colours, motifs and sizes to fit adults, children and infants., with the adults having a choice between a bear or moose design. They all have non–functional bum flaps and snap-ons, with button-ups for the adult versions.

Each onesie is made of cotton and there’s no tag for the label, meaning no cause for irritation against the skin. This selection of onesies is the perfect choice for the family that wants to look similar while still maintaining that Fair Isle festive style.

Key details – Sizes available: 3 months – 14 years (children) S – XL (adults); Material: Cotton

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