Pyjamas for Christmas – a winter essential

Charli wears bamboo leopard pyjamas whilst hanging a silver bauble on a Christmas tree.

As much as Christmas is about wild parties brimming with sequins and too much fizz, it is also about hibernating at home with a cup of something steamy, wearing the cosiest of Christmas pyjamas.

For many households, Christmas pyjamas have become a tradition. To sit on Christmas Eve and unwrap your new pjs purchased by parents, grandparents or loved ones and designed to last the year. If you are really cliched, the whole family have matching pjs. They can be worn Christmas morning for unwrapping presents before heading out for a Christmas dog walk. Or at least, this is what I hope my tradition. Just wait until next year when I have a dog AND a baby to dress up – all my cliched dreams will come true. And my poor husband will be living in a nightmare of my creation.

I say Christmas pyjamas, but they really don’t need to be Christmas themed. In fact, I would prefer they weren’t. Instead, they really should last the year – or at least the colder months of the year when the hibernating bug is in full swing.

I will also admit that I’m a new convert to pyjamas of any kind. For years Have shunned them in favour of silky nightwear with minimum coverage. I love pyjamas so much, that I’ve even featured a luxurious velvet pair in my recent lingerie edit. I think it is turning 30. I’m feeling the cold more and craving flannel materials – I’ve even purchased flannel bedsheets. They are much the envy of my friends. They are, however, Christmas themed which has led to much disappointment I can only use them for one month of the year!

Don’t get me wrong though – I do still adore my slinky nightwear and silken robes. And my pyjamas are never worn to bed where I prefer scanty coverage. They are, however, worn for everything else. It would be more apt to call them reading pyjamas, Netflix pyjamas, or cooking pyjamas.

Asquith Bamboo Pyjamas

This year, my first year of really getting on board with Christmas pyjamas, my favourite set has been these gorgeous bamboo, leopard print PJs by Asquith.

Asquith are already my favourite brand when it comes to activewear and you can see them featured again and again on my instagram and blog. Their clothes are sustainably made using eco fabrics which incorporate bamboo. They are designed to last with durability, fit, comfort and wearability being taken into account at every stage of the design process. So when they asked if I wanted to try their pyjamas I, of course, couldn’t wait to give them a thorough testing.

And I wasn’t disappointed. Or at least I wasn’t disappointed with the pyjamas themselves. A naughty Archie chewing a hole in the pocket was both frustrating and disappointing but that is my own fault for falling asleep whilst he was lying on my chest.

Asquith PJ Top-Leopard/BlackAsquith PJ Pants-Leopard/Black

The PJs are softy and comfy with an elasticated waist and a roomy buttoned shirt. They are warm and cosy with legs and sleeves long enough in length for my 5ft10 frame. This is a rarity with pyjamas where I’m often left with draughty wrists and ankles. They’re also easily expanding with my baby bump. Although I realise that, at seven months pregnant, I am still not showing much. A small mercy as the expensive purchase of maternity wear doesn’t seem to be needed.

The Great Christmas Pyjama Edit

The Asquith pyjamas aren’t the cheapest of pyjamas on the market. The sustainable fabric and independent nature of the brand means that these are more of a luxury purchase. You won’t be disappointed if you do purchase but they are definitely an investment piece for many years to come.

If these are, however, out of your budget, then do not fear. I have a bumper Christmas pyjama edit for you looking at all price ranges.

Pour Moi Babylon Luxe Pyjama Set
Pour Moi Cosy Spot Pyjama Set
Figleaves Curve Paradise Pyjama Set
Fgleaves Curve Leopard PJ Set & Eyemask
Pretty Secrets Viscose Button Through PJ
Oasis Lounge Long Sleeve Winter Rose PJ Shirt
ASOS DESIGN mix & match satin bright floral trouser
Figleaves Curve modal revere pyjama set in black
ASOS DESIGN abstract animal shirt & trouser pyjama set in 100% modal
ASOS DESIGN mix & match jersey pyjama trouser
ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH Satin Bird Print Pyjama Set
M&S COLLECTION Sparkle Check Pyjama Set
M&S COLLECTION Fleece Checked Pyjama Set
M&S COLLECTION Satin Pyjama Set
M&S COLLECTION Pure Cotton Checked Pyjama Set
Boden Vanessa Cosy Pyjamas

Now tell me, will you be buying new pyjamas this Christmas?

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11 Comments

  1. December 19, 2019 / 10:23 am

    I basically live in pj’s. I own more than I do normal clothes. I always buy my kids new pyjamas every year for their Christmas eve box too.

  2. December 19, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Christmas PJs are the best in my opinion…so warmm and so festive! I usually prefer the red ones or with Christmas themed prints, but your leopard one rocks too!

  3. December 19, 2019 / 10:51 am

    I love getting new pjs for Christmas. There’s nothing like costing up on the sofa. I’ve had some bamboo ones in the past and they are so comfy

  4. December 19, 2019 / 10:54 am

    I love pyjamas, I think I must be an expert on them as both myself and daughter love different styles and fabrics and I have looked at loads recently i do love these though x

  5. December 19, 2019 / 11:14 am

    Pyjamas are a must for Christmas! I am in love with the leopard print ones! They are definitely me all over 🙂

  6. December 19, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    I love any clothes made from bamboo – they are super comfy aren’t they?

  7. December 19, 2019 / 9:41 pm

    I love, love, love getting new pyjamas. I’ve always said that if I were to win the lottery I would buy a pyjama factory just so I could wear new ones each day.

  8. December 20, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    I just love a good pair of winter pyjamas! Those leopard print ones are gorgeous! I also love the look of the teal Pour Moi ones on Simply Be.

  9. December 20, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    I love snuggling at home in cosy winter, Christmas themed PJ’s with a good film and a mug if tea. Love the bamboo leopard print PJ’s.

  10. December 22, 2019 / 9:54 am

    I LOVE new PJs on Christmas Eve! I need to buy a pair for my husband but I’ve got a cosy pair waiting for me.

    Katie xoxo

  11. January 2, 2020 / 10:46 pm

    OMG – PJs are my fave at home (and bed) outfit – and I have so many – but NO animal print ones…and they belong in my collection!