HO HO HO & HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Today we’re gonna chat about my favorite topic probably ever: matching family pajamas!! I LOVE a good pajama set for the holidays, but I love forcing my family to match even more. So if you’re in the same boat, I’ve compiled some of our favorites that range from cute to a little ridiculous (in a great way). Let’s lean into the holiday season, folks. HERE WE GO!
First, I just wanted to begin by saying, yes, I have already picked out some matching pajamas for this year and I will give you my review. Also, I want to preface with the fact that matching PJs are a COVETED item during the holidays and sell out FAST, so I did my best to find mostly affordable options that are still available and will get to you before December 🙂 When buying PJs for an entire family this stuff can really rack up so I did my best to find the most affordable options for everyone!!
THE PJS I BOUGHT AND MY REVIEW
The pajamas I have for this year are these which are awesome because they have A TON of options for under $30 and they’re all in stock (at least right now!!) I know everyone has a different idea of what’s comfortable PJ-wise, so these are great because there are button-downs, nightgowns, and PJ bottoms with comfy tees, so everyone can find something they like (there are even some for the dog which is hilarious). I also thought it was cute that the guy’s button-down PJs have a red lining and the women’s PJs have a white lining. It’s matching but that sweet detail makes life easy when sorting through them in the wash!! In terms of quality, I was impressed given the fact that they were $30. They’re fairly thick and are a flannel material which is comfortable to lounge in but if you’re a hot sleeper maybe not the best to sleep in (this was directed toward me as I am a very hot sleeper, so these might just be for Christmas eve/morning with the family). In terms of sizing, I would recommend sizing UP for women (I’m a 4/6 and the size chart said I should be a small but the medium was much more comfortable), but for men it seemed to be fairly true to size. The waistband is stretchy so there is some wiggle room in sizes! And that is my full review of the holiday PJs I have, now let’s get to some of the other cuties on the market!!
1. SleepytimePJs Christmas Family Matching Plaid Flannel Pajama Pj Sets: This is the set that I have and just reviewed above…it’s really great for the price!!
2. Santa Baby Embroidered X-Mas Crewneck Sweatshirt: If your family is less into the matching PJ energy and wants to do a matching sweatshirt instead, I found this incredibly cute option that I’m also considering purchasing this year (can you tell I love the holidays???)
3. Plaid Pajama Set: Old Navy has so many great and affordable matching options and I LOVE that in this photo they match but aren’t exactly all the same. But if you do want everyone to be in the same look they have all those options too.
4. Womens Long-sleeve Cotton Poplin Pajama Set + Mens Long-sleeve Cotton Poplin Pajama Set + Kids Long-sleeve Cotton Poplin Pajama Set: These are on the pricier side but are so pretty and classic!
5. Green Family’s Christmas Pajama Set: Incredibly festive and I feel like this type of PJ is usually super comfortable.
6. Hanukkah Buffalo Check Matching Family Pajamas: How cute are these Hanukkah PJs?! Hanna Andersson has lots of Hanukkah options too:)
7. Black and White Buffalo Check Set: Classic and nice that they don’t scream holiday (if you’re into that. ha)
8. Scandi Snowflake Matching Family Pajamas: So pretty! This company is where Em buys lots of Birdie’s dresses and raves about the quality and they have SO many options to choose from.
9. Family Matching Tartan Flannel Pajamas: Can matching pajamas look elegant? Well, these ones are. A little pricy but definitely look high-end.
10. Reindeer Family Matching One Piece Pajamas: When I mentioned “ridiculous” in the opening paragraph I bet you could guess which one I was chatting about. Let’s give it up for the most hilarious of the bunch! Fun fact – I used to perform as a dancing reindeer in a tree lighting show when I was in high school so I most certainly considered buying these (my family said no and I can’t blame them).
11. Striped Pajama Set: These just look so jolly, right?!
12. Family Green Plaid Pajamas: If you’re more into a soft color look these are a really great choice that’s still festive:)
Now, if you’re looking for PJs just for yourself, or you want to look through more options, let’s talk through a few of Em’s favorites and where she buys pajamas:
SOFT NOTCH COLLAR PAJAMA SET, $22
“PJs are not where I splurge in life so I’ve been wearing Target’s matching sets for years. I actually usually buy two of the same so in case I misplace a top or bottom, I’m covered.
Comfort: 10/10. Feels like you are wearing nothing, in a good way.
Cuteness: YEP. I feel cute, and because the shorts are pretty short, Brian really likes these, too. The shorts are boxy which is good, they don’t cling and are really loose. They drape really nicely, are roomy but not too boxy, and come in so many colors.
Affordability: At $22 for the set, you honestly can’t regret it in any way. The two sets I bought two years ago from Target are just now starting to pill, but I still opt for them in the summer. This model is better.”
Hanna Andersson Pajamas, $34+
“While the version of this PJ set is slightly different this year I couldn’t talk PJs without mentioning Hanna Andersson. They specialize in pajamas so you’d expect them to do it right and they do.
Comfort: Another 10/10. They are comfy and lightweight but still warm. I think it’s hard to find a thicker fabric that is also very comfortable and breathable but these are it. Even though they’re more fitted, they don’t cling to places they shouldn’t.
Cuteness: The henley and long John styles are more playful and whimsical than a boxier model. It does NOT feel tight at the waist and THIS IS KEY. Pajamas that cut in at the waist and give you an uncomfortable muffin top while you sleep are doing the opposite job it should. I’ve discovered that you want a light elastic waist, with a drawstring to go tighter if you desire.
Affordability: $68 for the set. These are more expensive than many below, true. I just love them and have found that myself (and Brian and the kids) opt to wear them ALL THE TIME. They just make us happy. The first pair that I had years ago was gifted from the company or else I might not have splurged initially, not realizing why they are worth it, but over the years they are the pair that I splurge on for myself. I still wear the green set, and two years later, they absolutely hold up.”
Gap Pajamas, $20+
“I haven’t shopped at the Gap in a while but Arlyn said these got great reviews so I tried them and they are a hell YES.
Comfort: They are so thin and drape so so so so well. No cutting in, no clinging to places it shouldn’t. Just EXTREME comfort and breathability. I’m literally wearing them right now as I opted for them to sleep in last night. I had a late dinner with a friend and came home and rummaged around JUST for these if that tells you anything. Brian woke up and was like “what are you doing?” and I replied, “sorry! pajama hunting!” These are super lightweight so great if you run hot at night but still want pants and long sleeves.
Cuteness: I feel super cute in these. I have room around the waist and it doesn’t cling to my bra strap. They are just GOOD.
Affordability: $77 for the set and worth every penny. I just got them so I don’t know how they wear over time, so if anyone else has more long-term experience with these, please leave in the comments.”
If you wanna see more of Em’s pajama post review it’s all here!
That’s all for today as we know you guys are probably overloaded with turkey day planning, but just wanted to say happy (almost) holidays and hope this guide helps you get your family PJs before it’s too late! And let me know if you purchase the matching PJs I have –– it’ll be an EHD family matching pajama cult!!! I love it. So merry!! xx
Opening Image Credits: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: Our Scandinavian (And Easy, Mess-Free) Holiday Living Room Reveal + How I Finally Figured Out My Biggest Styling Problem… And Solved It
Hi, online it looks like the kid sized plaid pajamas you went with are polyester—any chance that’s an internet typo and they are actually cotton?! Fingers crossed, thank you!
Those dogs are literally the cutest. More fluffy snuggly dog pics (and stories!), please!
Before I finished reading the post I ordered the Hannah Anderson PJs. I’m always on the hunt for 100% cotton pajamas. And they’re priced at $48 for the set right now.
I thought this group PJ pic from the Old Navy site was interesting. Shows you could pick different red plaid/check PJs for everyone and still have cute photos.
My husband and I got matching red stiped pajamas from Hanna Anderson 6 or 7 years ago, and they’re still going strong. We were them all Winter long. And last year, got us a matching set of the tree print from The Company Store. Very similar in style and quality to HA (organic cotton). They both have sales regularly, so no need to pay full price.
I want to second the recommendation for The Company Store PJs. My daughter has always loved Hanna Andersson PJs, but not that she’s in adult sizes, they don’t always have the choices she wants. Last year we bought from The Company Store, and she loves them.
I don’t understand the comment: it doesn’t cling to my bra strap? Why would you wear a bra while wearing pijamas?
If I am wearing pajamas around others (except my husband) I am definitely wearing a bra. These babies need to be strapped in, lol. If you know, you know!
Yes, F/G cup = never not wearing a bra. “Wearing a bra will reduce the strain and stretch on the breast tissue,” Matthew Schulman, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, tells SELF.” Interesting article here: https://www.self.com/story/should-you-sleep-with-a-bra
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I usually just wear a tshirt and leggings or shorts to sleep in, but just got one of the target matching sets. I’m so happy with this purchase! They are super soft and comfy!!! I have been WFH for 5+ years now, so wearing a tshirt and leggings all day (with a blazer or button up close by for zooms). It’s nice to change into some fancy jammies at the end of the day!