Some of you are cursing me. I can feel it. It’s a flawless October day. The sun is shining and the temperature is perfect for mid-October. Can’t I let Halloween have it’s due before I start yammering about Christmas and Christmas shopping?
This week, I settled in front of the PC with a cup of hot chocolate on a colder, grayer day and started my Christmas shopping. Unless I find a great deal, Christmas pajamas and slippers are my first seasonal pucrhase every year.
That’s not true. Every year, as soon as the Christmas decorations hit Target I buy one new box of our Christmas lights. They don’t sell replacement bulbs and I seriously do not know what I would do if we didn’t have these awesome lights on our tree.
But, after that I buy pajamas.
In 2003, Santa stopped by our house on Christmas Eve Eve and left a pair of pajamas in the Princess’s stocking for her to wear the next night. I know that all of these Pinterest traditions can get tiring and expensive, but the Christmas pajama (and now Christmas slippers) is pretty easy and not too time consuming or expensive and the kids really look forward to it.
So, for the past 11 Christmases, Santa has made sure that a new, fun, comfy, Christmas or Winter themed pair of pajamas have made it into the stockings. Some years, they were made by Mrs. Claus ;). Some years two matched…
..some years three matched…
…and now we’re mostly back to just two matching because Santa’s elves don’t have a lot of luck finding pajamas that 1) mama will pay for and 2) the Princess will wear that will match the younger sisters. That’s okay, because that allows me to make sure that everyone gets the kind of pajamas they like the most.
Why am I talking to you about Christmas pajamas in October? Well, it’s pretty simple. One year I had trouble finding matching pajamas because I waited to long and I had to go to Target and pray they had something that matched in the right sizes. They did and I swore I wouldn’t do that again since matching pajamas were important to me.
Yes, I’m serious.
And, second, I like buying thing I was going to buy anyhow on sale and I’ve never NOT bought the girls Christmas pajamas on sale when I bought in late-October or early-November. So there.
Here are some of my favorite pajamas in a wide range of sizes for this Holiday Season*
Merry and Bright Birdie Pajamas from the Gap
Current price on these lovelies are 29.95 in sizes from 4-14. For younger children, there is a coordinating set in size 6 months to 5 years
Actually, to be honest, if I’d have seen these before I made my purchase, these are the ones Santa would be bringing the little girls because I have a bird thing.
Classic Mickey Mouse Pajamas
If you’re like me and have bigger kids who are still game, this classic pair of pajamas in Christmas red will fit sizes starting at a child’s size 2 up to an adult size XXL. Children’s styles are 24.95 and adult styles are 34.95. The Disney Store will be running a friends and family sale at the beginning of November and you may be able to use the discount on your pajamas.
Carter’s Scottie Dog Fleece Jammies
These adroable pajamas come in sizes 12 months-children’s size 12, giving you a wide age range. There’s also a one piece coordinating scottie dog one piece that looks masculine if you want to coordinate your little boys as well. This item is only available in sizes 12 and 18 months. The two piece fleece pajamas retail price starts at $24.00, but you can always get Carter’s items on sale. For intance, right now the toddler size of the above is on sale for $14.40. The puppy one peice retails for $20 and is currently on sale for $12.
This will be showing up in the girls stockings this year. We’ve done red or some version of red for so many year that when a non-read, but still Christmas/wintery item showed up on the screen, I knew I had to buy it. This nightgown is available in sizes from 2t- children’s size 12 and there is a one piece fleece sleeper that coordinates that starts at size 3 months. Retail price on the nightie is $30, but like Carter’s, Osh Kosh nearly always runs sales and coupons. Both nighties can be had, currently, for $13.
What about the Princess? She read my blog. She’ll have to wait until Christmas Eve morning.
*please note: these aren’t affiliate links. Just plain old links to websites showing you Christmas pajamas that I like and you’ll see one of the above in my Christmas pictures this year.