Whether you’re supporting Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day or just want to give the office a laugh, one of these novelty jumpers should do the trick.
1. Vintage Knit: From £14, beyondretro.com
For an old-school Christmas vibe, Beyond Retro is selling thousands of vintage jumpers – some with actual bells on – to help raise money for Save the Children. Designs range from classic Nordic to what they’re calling “really ugly”. We’d just say “festive”.
2. Osman and Amazon Fashion Unisex Christmas Jumper: £95, amazon.co.uk
London-based designer Osman Yousefzada has teamed up with Amazon Fashion to create a de-luxe, slouchy knit. The snowy chalet scene has an almost digital vibe, and the red pops against the muted colour palette. It’s a wool-cotton mix so is softer and less sweaty than a lot of festive offerings.
3. Tipsy Elves Santa Claws Jumper:£38, tipsyelves.co.uk
If these jumpers are too tame for you, try Tipsy Elve’s selection of naughty knits (think rutting reindeer and sozzled Santa). This feline design is a fun one that was suitable for printing in a family newspaper.
4. Make Your Own Christmas Jumper Kit: £18.99, notonthehighstreet.com
If there’s no festive pully in the shops that takes your fancy, have a go yourself. In this kit, you get a plain white sweater and a selection of fabric pens, pom-poms, buttons and felt to get you started. Available for adults and kids.
5. Daisy Street Light-Up Penguin Christmas Jumper: £19.99, daisystreet.co.uk
After a certain department store’s festive advert, penguins are the animal du jour. This one, with a jazzy, flashing bow tie, is a cutie. The jumper has a falling-snow pattern which covers the whole thing so you’ll look festive from the back, too.
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6. Primark Light Up Christmas Sky Jumper: £18, primark.com
Primark’s become the go-to place for an affordable, jazzy Christmas sweater. This one features Santa flying over a moonlit London scene with flashing white bulbs on his sleigh. It’s thick, so will keep you toasty.
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7. Sainsbury's Women’s Santa Selfie Jumper : £16, sainsburys.co.uk
Sainsbury’s got its staff to design the ultimate Christmas jumper. Of the eight winning entries, we like this image of Mr Claus taking a cheeky selfie – good to see Rudolph getting in on the action too.
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8. George Musical Ho Ho Ho Jumper: £14, direct.asda.com
George at Asda has a huge range of jumpers for adults and kids, including a number that are part of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day (12 December) campaign, including this sequined number that will add a bit of bling to your festive wardrobe.
9. Asos Men’s Pudding Jumper: £32, asos.com
Okay, so we know some of these might be a teeny little bit on the garish side, but we reckon this simple Christmas pud design redresses the balance (slightly). The metallic knit keeps it festive too.
10. Novelty Santa Suit Hoody: £28, next.co.uk
Here’s one that could double up as a good fancy dress costume. There are real buttons sewn on and with the hood up and beard in place, the office will have a hard time separating the wearer from St Nic.
11. MorphCostumes Snowglobe Rudolph Nose: £35.99, morphsuits.co.uk
This picture doesn’t do it justice; Rudolph’s nose is actually an animated snowglobe. Simply download the free app and then slide your phone into the jumper’s pouch. Okay, so you might occasionally actually need to use your phone at some point, but it’s definitely a conversation starter. £2.50 from each sale goes to Save the Children.
12. M&S Collection Snowman Christmas Jumper: £22.40, marksandspencer.com
Despite our lack of white Christmases, the festive season is synonymous with snowmen. Here's a sweet, fluffy one on a soft cotton and wool mix jumper. The sequins on his hat and scarf and some obligatory bling.
Verdict: Christmas jumpers are everywhere, that’s why we like Beyond Retro’s collection as there are hundreds of different designs to choose from – and buying one helps a good cause. Tipsy Elves offerings stand out for their risqué designs, while crafty types should give making their own sweater a go with Sarah Hurley Designs’ DIY kit.
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