To truly get into the spirit of the festive season, you need to dress the part. Of course around Christmas time this means getting your best and funniest Christmas jumpers out from the back of the wardrobe.
This year, why not go for something new? Christmas jumpers don’t have to be ‘ugly’ (but they can definitely be funny) and if you play your cards right you might just find something you’re happy to wear all the year round.
Here is list of what we think are the best Christmas jumpers for under £20. At that price, they’re all a total steal. We may just have to get more than one – after all, the Christmas period lasts longer than just a single day.
- 1 When is Christmas Jumper Day 2019?
- 2 Women’s Christmas jumpers
- 2.1 1. Brave Soul Women’s XMASHO Jumper
- 2.2 2. New Look Petite Black Prosecco Ho Ho Ho Christmas Sweatshirt
- 2.3 3. Monki Nordic Ski Knit
- 2.4 4. Fat Face Alpaca Placement Christmas Jumper
- 2.5 5. Shein Christmas Print Varsity Striped Crop Sweatshirt
- 2.6 6. Warehouse Women’s Polar Bear Love Christmas Jumper
- 2.7 7. Novelty Xmas Sweater Sequin Knitted Christmas Jumper
- 2.8 8. Boohoo Reindeer & Snowflake Christmas Jumper
- 3 Men’s Christmas jumpers
- 3.1 9. Boohoo Man Bad Santa Christmas Jumper
- 3.2 10. Jack & Jones Originals Knitted Christmas Jumper With Super Fly Santa
- 3.3 11. Jack & Jones Originals Knitted Christmas Jumper With Super Fly Santa
- 3.4 12. Twas The Nizzle Christmas Jumper
- 3.5 13. Peacocks Mens Red Reindeer Christmas Jumper
- 3.6 14. George at Asda Navy Fairisle Crew Neck Jumper
- 4 Kids Christmas jumpers
- 4.1 15. Barbour x The Snowman Girls Naomi Sweatshirt
- 4.2 16. Rock and Wilde Yogi Polar Bear Christmas Jumper
- 4.3 17. John Lewis & Partners Baby Christmas Jumper
- 4.4 18. H&M Kids Hooded Elf Christmas Jumper
- 4.5 19. Next Red Reindeer Christmas Jumper
- 4.6 20. Next Green Reindeer Christmas Jumper
- 4.7 21. I Am Groot Christmas Jumper
- 5 Funny Christmas jumpers
When is Christmas Jumper Day 2019?
This year, Christmas Jumper Day falls on Friday 13 December.
If you haven’t already guessed it’s a day when you’re allowed to wear a festive jumper (the uglier the better) to work, school, college or anywhere really, in exchange for a donation to Save the Children.
The charity says its aim is to make “the world better with a sweater”.
Celebrities including Isla Fisher, Jon Snow, Mark and Jess Wright, Myleene Klass, Fearne Cotton, Collabro and Natasha Kaplinsky, plus Samantha Cameron have previously taken part in the campaign in the past.
Money raised goes to the charity’s on-going projects to alleviate child poverty in Britain and across the globe.
Women’s Christmas jumpers
1. Brave Soul Women’s XMASHO Jumper
Get triple the sparkle with this Christmas jumper, complete with sequin embellishment. If it didn’t say ‘ho ho ho’, we’d be tempted to wear this all the time.
2. New Look Petite Black Prosecco Ho Ho Ho Christmas Sweatshirt
£5, New Look
This adorable jumper references everything we love: fizz and Christmas. Not only does it feature Santa’s signature laugh, but also ‘Prosecco’ in large white font.
3. Monki Nordic Ski Knit
Monki’s top is a little less obvious than the usual Christmas jumper fare, so is a great way to get involved without stepping foot into Bridget Jones territory.
4. Fat Face Alpaca Placement Christmas Jumper
£20, Fat Face
Another chic take on the yuletide trend. The alpacas on this navy jumper are cutest thing. This is a Christmas jumper without being too much of one.
5. Shein Christmas Print Varsity Striped Crop Sweatshirt
For something simple but very much made for the festive season this striped sweatshirt from Shein would be worth snagging.
6. Warehouse Women’s Polar Bear Love Christmas Jumper
From £6.50, Amazon
We love polar bears in love. We love polar bears in love on a Christmas jumper. We love Christmas too. So naturally we love this jumper.
7. Novelty Xmas Sweater Sequin Knitted Christmas Jumper
If you want to go all out this festive season then this jumper is the answer to all your problems. The central reindeer design is made of sequins too – even better.
8. Boohoo Reindeer & Snowflake Christmas Jumper
Animal motifs are a winter jumper must have and they can easily be worn as a Christmas jumper. This jumper is flooded with reindeers and snowflakes.
Men’s Christmas jumpers
9. Boohoo Man Bad Santa Christmas Jumper
£15, Boohoo Man
We love a man who can embrace a Christmas jumper and this Santa Claus style is ideal for those who aren’t afraid to be a little silly.
10. Jack & Jones Originals Knitted Christmas Jumper With Super Fly Santa
Something a bit more dapper for the gents out there, this polo neck knit from Boohoo has a wintry vibe to it. When layered under a wool coat, this will make a very stylish fella.
11. Jack & Jones Originals Knitted Christmas Jumper With Super Fly Santa
This jumper is indeed super fly. A very fun jumper which manages to bypass the cheesiness of your typical Chrimbo knit.
12. Twas The Nizzle Christmas Jumper
Snoop Dogg seems to be very much loved during the Christmas period as this phrase is thrown around quite frequently. So why not get the words emblazoned on a Christmas jumper?
13. Peacocks Mens Red Reindeer Christmas Jumper
This jumper will get you into the Christmas mood with its super-cool reindeer. It’s bright red so, much like Rudolph’s nose, someone wearing this jumper will be seen from miles away.
£16, George at Asda
Perfect for a day on the slopes or just a brisk walk on a frosty Boxing Day morning. According to Asda, “With long sleeves and a comfy crew neck, this wool-blend jumper is an ideal piece for chilly evenings exploring the Christmas markets.”
Kids Christmas jumpers
15. Barbour x The Snowman Girls Naomi Sweatshirt
This ever so sweet snowman jumper will fit children aged between two and nine years old. This jumper is full of cosy charm. Cute scarf too.
16. Rock and Wilde Yogi Polar Bear Christmas Jumper
£7, House of Fraser
This jumper features an adorable polar bear and stylish knit on the sleeves. We wish little ones could wear Christmas jumpers all year round.
17. John Lewis & Partners Baby Christmas Jumper
From £20, John Lewis & Partners
It’s never too soon to start the Christmas jumper tradition and this red knit, with Fairisle detailing and cute animal friends, will ensure that even your smallest family members can join in the fun.
18. H&M Kids Hooded Elf Christmas Jumper
You can have your own Santa’s Little Helper with this hooded elf jumper. This might just be the best thing you buy all year.
19. Next Red Reindeer Christmas Jumper
£15 – £20, Sainsbury’s
This fluffy red knit (with an even fluffier red nose) will ensure your little one is the most festive person in the room. Get them a red fluffy bobble hat to match.
20. Next Green Reindeer Christmas Jumper
£15 – £17, Next
This little reindeer with make a fun addition to any Christmas outfit. We love how the red nose compliments the green of the jumper. Do they have this in adult sizes?
21. I Am Groot Christmas Jumper
What we love most about this little knit is that it also comes in adult sizes so the whole family can look adorably festive together. What a great Christmas card it would make…
Funny Christmas jumpers
22. Ave A Merry Christmas by Order of The Peaky Blinders Jumper
The season might be over, but Peaky Blinders remains in our hearts – and what better time than Christmas to binge-watch past episodes? Channel your inner cheeky Blinder (sorry) with this jumper from Amazon – which comes in a variety of colours.
23. Avo Merry Christmas Jumper
£50, John Lewis & Partners
A tongue-in-cheek present for the avocado aficionado (or millennial) in your family, this sparkly jumper can be teamed with black jeans for a casual look or paired with a sparkly skirt if you want to go all out. It is Christmas, after all.
24. Personalised Obligatory Christmas Jumper By Solesmith
How do you get the resident family Grinch into the Christmas spirit? Simple: allow them to embrace their sardonic sense of humour with this personalised jumper.
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