Christmas outfit ideas for toddlers

December 13, 2022Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

It’s almost the ho-ho-holiday season! After a crazy couple of years, we know this Christmas will be nothing short of magical. And we don’t know about you, but we’ve already begun to dream about delicious turkey, cosy jumpers, and enjoying the holidays with our families. 

For parents with new babies and toddlers, the festive season is the perfect time to have some fun by dressing your little ones up in adorable Christmas outfits! With lots of options available at My 1st Years and beyond, let’s find the perfect Christmas outfit for your toddler.

Why dress up for Christmas?

From sparkly dresses to cosy knitwear, there’s so much joy to be found in Christmas outfits. Christmas jumpers are a popular seasonal tradition, but when it comes to our kids, dressing them up in themed outfits is too fun an opportunity to pass up.

Kids love novelty, and putting them in glittering or characterful outfits is a fabulous way to spread some festive cheer and create memories that will last a lifetime.

What if my toddler doesn’t want to dress up?

Dressing up for Christmas is just as fun for parents as it is for our children. But what do you do if your toddler doesn’t want to dress up?

If your tot would feel more comfortable wearing non-themed garb, that’s ok. Let them know their seasonal outfit is waiting for them in their bedroom if they decide they want to join in, but don’t force them. After all, Christmas is a day for family fun and observing traditions as we see fit, not tantrums!

7 adorable toddler Christmas outfit ideas


The classic Christmas knit is a must for any family celebration. While you can never go wrong with a classic Fair Isle print, there are so many other silly and cheerful options to explore.

We love this chic red toddler Christmas jumper that features a textured design of everyone’s favourite red-nosed reindeer and bet your toddler will too.

Pyjamas and dressing gowns

Why get dressed when you can stay cosy in your jammies? Pyjama sets are a wonderful gift idea and make a perfect festive outfit for the big day.

Whether your little one loves cosy jersey outfits or checkered flannel sets, there’s a Christmas pyjama design out there for everyone. Plus, cosy dressing gowns are a wonderful way to spread festive cheer while keeping your tot warm and comfy all day long.


If you’re looking for a more formal option, either for the whole day or your family’s sit-down dinner, look no further than a pretty Christmas dress.

Luxurious red velvet, simple white cotton or striped toddler Christmas dresses are all perfect for the big day, and you can layer them over tights or leggings if your tot gets chilly.


Fun fact: onesies aren’t just for babies! You can get onesies for children of all ages (and even extra-large ones for grown-ups).

Onesies are cute and a little bit silly, making them a perfect toddler outfit idea for a fun-loving family. A simple design can last well beyond Christmas day itself, while elf and Santa-themed onesies make an adorable and cosy outfit for your toddler to relax in.

Knitted accessories

Don’t forget to accessorise! Cosy hats, little mittens and scarfs are all important parts of your toddler’s Christmas wardrobe, especially if you’re travelling or planning to head out on a family walk.

DIY costumes

Is it really Christmas without a bit of dress-up? Children’s costumes can be costly, and as they’ll likely grow out of them before next year rolls around, DIYing a Christmas-themed costume is a great way to embrace the festive spirit while getting creative.

Your tot can quickly transform into a stunning angel with a pair of white trousers, a matching top and fairy wings, or with a stripey jumper, red leggings and a green hat, they’ll look just like an adorable elf!

Personalised outfits

When in doubt, go personal. At My 1st Years, we enjoy nothing more than helping you celebrate the festive season with your little one in style. From cosy seasonal dressing gowns and sleepsuits to dresses and booties, we have a fabulous range of Christmas gifts and outfits that you can personalise with your little elf’s name.