Is there anything more adorable than choosing your baby’s first christmas outfit, and getting to see them all dressed up for their first Christmas? It's just such a magical time of year. And as Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey have made their annual Christmas debuts, it must mean that it's time to start getting into the festive spirit!
If you're starting to think about your Christmas plans and how to make your little one's first Christmas magical, then you're not alone in wondering what baby Christmas outfit you'd like to dress them up in. In fact, one of the most popular questions of this time of year revolves around what to dress up your little ones for Christmas!
As a new parent, we know that you might be a bit short on time with a little one in tow, which is why we've compiled the most adorable baby Christmas outfit ideas for you all in one place. Whether you've been thinking about a whole matching family Christmas outfit or just a cute newborn Christmas outfit for your little one, we're here to help.
Below, we’ve created a round-up of 24 of the most adorable baby Christmas outfit ideas inspired by some of our favourite famous faces. So, if you're looking for some inspiration or ideas on how to get started with thinking about which costumes might be best suited for your little one, then read on!
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
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Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are famous for their adorable matching costumes, whether at Christmas or Halloween. But we think this matching Christmas pyjama snap is one of their cutest! What's even better is how they've got the whole family of six involved in this festive look. We just love the matching pyjamas and how Rex can join in with this adorable baby Christmas outfit.
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Ho ho ho! We just had to share this adorable photo of baby Rex with his brother, Leighton. The festive romper with little gingerbread is precious, and we're in love with that fantastic maximalist Christmas tree in the background!
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Mario Lopez, star of Saved by the Bell, has a family with some amazing coordination! Both their style and choreography are incredible, and we love the matching pyjamas and Christmas head accessories!
If you want to see more of their dance moves and the whole family in a 'Christmas Crew' matching pyjama set, here they are last Christmas. We're trying to decide whether we should get our family to learn dance choreography for Christmas this year or just look out for Mario's with his family!
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How adorable are these matching reindeer pyjamas? If you're looking for a comfy and cosy option for a baby's first Christmas, then pyjamas or a festive romper are the perfect newborn Christmas outfit! There are so many cute options, and you'll know they'll be lovely and snug on the big day whilst looking so sweet.
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If you're a big fan of Dr Seuss's Grinch, then we think that you'll appreciate this holiday snap with Kylie Jenner and her daughter, Stormi! The whole photo is adorable, with the two of them baking cupcakes in matching Grinch themed onesies.
There are so many baby Christmas costumes out there; if you love the idea of your little one dressing up as a character this festive season, choose from ideas like Christmas puddings to Santa's little helper.
Tori and Zach Roloff
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Is there anything more festive than a lovely deep red tartan? We're not sure. We especially love Lilah's adorable baby Christmas outfit here, the tiny tartan dress! And how sweet is her matching headband?
The great thing about pyjamas is that you can wear them all over the festive season, and you'll be super cosy curling up with a Christmas film!
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We also had to share this adorable snap of Jackson and Lilah in their matching pyjamas and Santa hats with you! How cosy and soft does that romper look? Also, the train set going around the Christmas tree gives us a real Santa's workshop vibe, and we're so ready to be cosy and Christmassy.
Tia Mowry's Family
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Tia Mowry captions this yuletide snap with a message that says she 'can't handle Cairo and Cree's cuteness', and neither can we! How gorgeous are these matching pyjamas and tartan slippers?
These pyjamas have a real Scandinavian feel to them, and we just know that they're super cosy and comfy. Perfect for curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoying your baby's first Christmas!
The Roper Tolbert Family
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We love how many celebrities and famous faces choose matching pyjamas for Christmas and their baby Christmas outfits! After all, 'tis the season for being cosy.
To celebrate the most wonderful time of year, Jade Roper and her family have chosen a precious black gingham set of matching pyjamas, and even their furry family members have gotten involved! Jade asks: how many pictures do you think we took to get one decent family photo in her caption? And we can relate, there's certainly no magic formula for us to get everyone looking the same way, at the same time!
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This elf baby Christmas costume is so sweet. We love the little details like the candy cane in the belt and the adorable hat. We think this could be the cutest little elf we've ever seen! So, we also had to share this cute video of Jade and their little helper.
Shawn Johnson East
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What's the difference between having a baby and training for the Olympics? Well, probably quite a lot, but they both have you up for the day at 5 am, it seems!
How cute is baby Drew's festive romper with the little foxes on it? It looks so cosy and snuggly. We especially love the matching headband with the giant pom-pom; it's just so sweet.
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Typically, we're used to hearing DJ Khaled in the charts rather than in a matching Christmas snap, however, how absolutely adorable is this lovely family snap of DJ Khaled with his loved ones? The matching tartan pyjamas with the festive red, black, and grey is so sweet.
What makes this photo feel extra authentic for us is the toys strewn around the family. It makes it feel so much more natural and like it could've been taken in our living room. Although our houses aren't quite as fancy as DJ Khaled's…
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Have you been considering getting a matching outfit for everyone in your family to celebrate baby's first Christmas? Then look at how gorgeous these matching plaid pyjamas for the whole family! We just love the idea of a matching family Christmas outfit with a special romper for your baby to join in. It's just adorable, and it would certainly be a Christmas to remember with matching PJs!
We're also so jealous of their incredible Christmas tree – how stunning is it?!
Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe
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Stars of the Bachelor US, Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe welcomed their daughter Mia just in time for Christmas 2019. However, they were fully prepared to celebrate Mia's first Christmas with these adorable matching baby Christmas outfits for their little ones.
Mia's yuletide arrival meant that the family spent their Christmas in hospital, but from those precious smiles, it doesn't look like anyone minds!
Lauren Conrad and William Tell
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How adorable is baby Charlie in his super festive Christmas hat? If your little one is very young and you're looking for a newborn Christmas outfit that isn't too restrictive, then instead of an outfit, opting for accessories like little booties or a hat could be perfect for you! This way, they still get into the festive spirit and join in with the magic, but they have the freedom to move around.
We think Charlie looks lovely and snug in his hat!
Shay Mitchell and Matte Babel
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We love pretty much everything about this festive snap, from Shay and Matte's retro 70s styling to baby Atlas snoozing through the holiday photo! We think she just looks adorable curled up in the Christmas red romper and white headband, and she's just so sweet. Is there anything more festive than a Christmas Day nap? We're not sure, so it looks to us like baby Atlas is fully embracing the Christmas celebrations!
Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt
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Another vote for red checked onesies from Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt! With a matching onesie for big brother Odin and a lovely red romper for baby Carter. How cosy does baby look in that little red romper suit? She's so snuggly! We especially love the details, like matching green Christmas socks for Nick and Odin!
Again, when your baby is very young, you might find that a festive coloured romper is your best bet for a newborn Christmas outfit and to ensure that baby is as comfy as possible.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
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Trust Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to make a Christmas portrait look like they're about to walk down the runway at Fashion Week! And as they were on their way to the annual Kardashian-Jenner holiday party, they essentially were! Although they've not opted for any of the traditional Christmas colours, there's still a theme in their holiday snap. Plus, how cute is baby Psalm in his adorable velvet romper? He looks so sweet in the brown velvet.
So, if you're looking for the go-ahead to create your own high-fashion Christmas with your runway-ready family, then Kim and Kanye could inspire your baby Christmas outfit for this year!
Eva Marcille and Michael Sterling
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With their little ones, Eva Marcille and her husband Michael Sterling have opted for a less traditional baby Christmas outfit. The family have gone for a denim and blue colour theme and look absolutely adorable all co-ordinated. Even baby Maverick is part of the gang with his tiny pair of jeans!
So, if you were thinking of something less traditional for your baby Christmas outfit, but you still wanted to match as a family (or not!), then maybe you could go for a similar look. The great thing about not choosing something so obviously festive is that the baby will get a bit more wear out of it and can wear it for a few more occasions than just the big day.
Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell
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Another take on matching Christmas outfits, Italia Ricci and husband, Robbie Amell, fit their son, baby Robert, in these adorable, speckled pyjamas. We love the little cuffs in red and the stunning Christmas tree in the back of this yuletide snap! Also, how sweet are baby Robert's checked booties?
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
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Awh, is there anything more precious than a little one's first meeting with Father Christmas? There's something so special and magical about a first Christmas, and meeting Father Christmas is all tied up in that. And it looks like meeting the big guy went down with Michael Phelps' little ones, as even little Maverick seems happy to be with Santa!
The three boys are all in matching romper suits, and they're so cute in their green and white festive suits!
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
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How gorgeous is this Christmas family portrait commemorating baby Birdie's first Christmas? At nine months, Birdie is all dressed up in a super sweet princess dress. Plus, we love how her leopard print tights match mummy's Jessica Simpson dress!
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have opted for the not matching look, and instead, the family are all dressed up in their holiday best with smiling faces to match!
We are only slightly jealous of their impressive Christmas tree and the stunning wreath wrapped around the bannister. Can they please come and decorate our houses this year?
So, there you have it, our round-up of 24 of the most adorable baby outfit ideas to inspire you to choose your very own baby Christmas outfit!
How to choose your baby's first Christmas outfit
Celebrating a baby's first Christmas is a fun and exciting time! And there are so many new experiences for your baby at Christmas, plus if you're a first-time parent, then you get the joy of experiencing their first Christmas through their eyes. However, as well as the fun and festivities, your baby needs to be comfortable throughout the day too. But there's no reason that your adorable baby Christmas costume or outfit can't be cute and cosy.
As we saw in the round-up, there are so many precious Christmas outfits that you can dress your baby in for their first Christmas, from matching Christmas jumpers for everyone in the family to an Elf themed romper; your baby will look the part! Whilst some families love to dress up in their fanciest clothes on Christmas Day, others opt for comfy pyjamas, so remember the choice is entirely yours and what you think is best for the baby.
If you're feeling inspired by our round-up, but you're struggling to choose an outfit for baby's first Christmas, these top tips should help!
Consider the season and what weather will be like for Christmas day
Although we're all dreaming of a white Christmas, that hasn't quite been the case over the last few years, and we've even had a few milder Christmases. So, consider if you're prepared for if the weather is mild or if it will be cold? If so, do you think your baby will need something warm to keep them snug in wintery conditions?
If it's colder than expected on Christmas day, then this could mean that there is a risk of exposure if your little one isn't dressed appropriately for the chilly weather.
Be aware of what the family will be wearing for Christmas
If your in-laws are coming to visit their grandchildren, then you might want to consider what they'll all be wearing too. Especially if you're planning on taking family photos or portraits. You don't want the baby's outfit to clash or look out of place when everyone else is dressed up!
Take into consideration how much room there is in the pram and car seat
Where are you spending the festive season this year? Will you be at home or travelling to see family? If you'll be out and about, it's worth considering how much room there is in the pram or car seat. If the baby wears lots of layers and then a thick coat but needs to be strapped in, this might not work. Just decide what works for you and your travel arrangements.
Will they need extra layers?
If your little one is crawling around, you might want to consider some extra layers of clothing. Or if they’re going to spend some time outside, or if they're going on a long journey in the car, do you think it would help them if the baby had more than one layer?
What about their heads and hands?
Don't forget that your little bundle needs protecting too! This is especially true if your baby is under the age of six months. You don't want them to get cold or too hot, so think about what you might need to protect their head and hands with! Plus, accessories like hats, mittens, scarves all make great additions to any outfit
Do they have any allergies or extra sensitive skin?
If you're thinking about buying an outfit for Christmas Day, then it's worth checking whether any allergies could be irritated by the materials of the outfit. Or even just their delicate, soft skin against a rougher material. Always aim for as gentle material as possible on their sensitive skin.
Pick a colour that matches your family's holiday theme colours
If you're choosing a colour or theme for your Christmas celebrations, then you'll want to select an outfit that fits into that. So, if you're going for a red and white theme, choosing an outfit that complements your Christmas theme will look perfect.
There are so many different designs, fabrics, and styles of baby clothes available that it can be hard to pick just one! So why not go for something a bit different and think about how you can make the outfit your own? Or, if you're going for a baby Christmas costume, is there anything you can add to it to make it your own?
Above all, have a great time choosing what baby will be wearing on their first Christmas day. It will be such a special memory that will last for many years, so enjoy every second of it!
The Nice List: where to buy baby's first Christmas outfit
Feeling inspired but wondering where the best stores to buy your baby Christmas outfit are? Then take a look at our Nice List, where we have rounded up some of our favourite and the most adorable baby Christmas outfits. Find the 14 best stores to buy your little one's Christmas outfit here.
As new parents, there can be a lot to juggle with Christmas, but something about a first Christmas is truly magical! Your little one is still too young to understand the concept of Christmas and all its sparkle for now, but you can still help them to experience the joy of Christmas with a precious baby Christmas outfit.