Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Where to buy Novelty Christmas Jumpers?

We are spending Christmas in our new home this year with just our immediate family – yippee!  No travelling, no parents and no commitments other than eating and drinking far too much for 72 hours – I cannot wait.

I have spent Christmas Day for the past 38 years with others and as such it’s always been the norm to ‘get dressed’ for Christmas Day by 10am.  I have always been made to feel that you dress up on Christmas Day for the lunch/afternoon and lazy evening.  But I hate that mid afternoon slump on the sofa whilst in a dress/heels or trousers too tight, so this year I have a solution for our family: Family Christmas Novelty Jumpers!

So off I went to search for ladies, men’s and children’s jumpers …… BRICK WALL.  You can buy lots of men’s Christmas jumpers, you can buy lots of cute baby Christmas jumpers, but I am struggling to find a women’s Christmas jumper for me (not sweatshirt) and some for the boys (age 5 and 8) .. I could buy a small men’s jumper but why can’t I find a size 10 ladies jumper with a silly something on the front?

Perhaps over sized is the way forward to allow room for my full tummy come 4pm?

Here are my selections for the best Christmas Novelty Jumpers 2012: 
UPDATE .. as I went back to look at my choices that I’d found, I quickly put out a tweet asking why I couldn’t find anything suitable .. and low and behold within 1 minute I was directed to Christmas Jumper King – it’s a HEAVEN for someone like me trying to (embarrassingly) dress us for Christmas Day!   And shortly after (10 seconds) I had another tweet from Funky Christmas Jumpers


So here, from Christmas Jumper King are my top finds.  Shall be making a purchasing decision very soon so we can wear them to a few family events throughout December - why ridicule ourselves just on one day of the year?
Delivery - £4.95 (one price regardless of order size)



 £34.99 - for him            £24.95 for her


And here from Funky Christmas Jumpers are my family finds for our novelty Christmas jumper wearing month.
Delivery  - €7.95 (one price regardless of order size)

 €39.99 - for him                  €39.99 - for her




The question is, should we wear ALL the same jumper or each family member different?  I’m kind of loving the same jumper for all members idea .. what do you think?

Oh and as for the other jumpers I found?  Pah, no comparison when you have the two sites mentioned above.

I'll post the jumper/s of choice on Avenue 57 closer to the time.

Fiona
xoxo

9 comments :

  1. ROFL - Can't wait to see the family photo. I think you should all get different ones. xx

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  2. I am genuinely very excited at buying and wearing! Not sure I've told the other 3 members of the family - I'll make it a nice surprise for them :-)!

    Fiona

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  3. oh i love the second bunch! very novel indeed :) i think each should have their own kind. they look great Fi and you have certainly got me interested and i may be pruchasing myself :)

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  4. I've seen some ladies ones in Primark!

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  5. @lala - go go go buy buy buy - do not leave me alone in embracing the Christmas jumper!

    @emilyjayne - I shall have to take a look, we don't have a store that local (fortunately!) but I may just venture out to see these jumpers!

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  6. You could go oversized with tights and call it a novelty jumper dress...?? Super comfy after Christmas dinner..

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  7. @oncecaptive - that's not a bad idea - with leggings it would work. I'm 5ft 9 so would want it long to avoid camel toe situation - no-one needs to see that!

    Fiona

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  8. I saw a girl's jumper the other day in Next that was grey with a big snowflake on it. I thought it was a really nice simple Christmas jumper and would totally wear it if they did it in adult sizes.

    Oh and I'd say you should all wear different jumpers/designs ;-).

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  9. @mummy Zen - oooh Next, didn't think of looking there - that sounds gorgeous and one that doesn't necessarily have NOVELTY all over it - shall go and look online now, thank you!

    Fiona

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