The holiday season is a time to be festive with the people you love. And for some of us, pets are people too! So why not make your favorite furry friends a part of the Christmas spirit as well?
Getting Fido and Fluffy into the action will inspire smiles and bring some extra cheer to your house this December. So if you have a pet that loves wearing holiday sweaters or will at least tolerate a little dressing up for a day, you’ll want to take a look at these 35 Christmas sweaters for dogs and cats!
Best Classy Christmas Pet Sweaters
If you want a suitable sweater for your family Christmas photos, look no further. These classic sweaters are sure to delight even the pickiest pet parent.
1. Kuoser Dog Turtleneck
This red sweater featuring Christmas trees, reindeer and snowflakes is an absolute holiday classic and is sure to bring a touch of cheer to you and your pet. Made from 100% acrylic, it’s washable and features a convenient leash hole. Just keep in mind that this sweater is best for small to medium breeds.
2. Gina Davis Cozy Holiday Dog Sweater
This cotton blend old-school sweater gives you that Christmasy vibe without offending your eyeballs with neon colors. It’s also cut high in the front to avoid any potty-time messes. Designer Gina Davis’s doggie apparel is ethically made, and she even uses fabric scraps to make dog beds for local animal shelters. It’s a feel good, canine Christmas sweater!
3. Pupteck Christmas Knitted Dog Sweater
This classic Christmas pet sweater features green, red and white snowflakes and reindeer. But the best part? Even if you have dogs that are notoriously difficult to dress and try to weasel their way out of any attire you put them in, they won’t be able to break free from this outfit.
The onesie-esque design keeps things snug while ensuring that your pet stays warm and cozy. Our sole complaint is that this sweater is only available in sizes small and medium.
4. Mark & Graham Knit Dog Sweater
Mark & Graham offers an array of Christmas pet sweaters in four sizes. We love the simple red-and-white option that sports a cheery “Ho Ho Ho” along the back. Plus, you can have your pet’s name embroidered along the bottom. Other options include a candy cane design, snowflake motif and a “Ski Club” sweater for active pups.
5. Blueberry Pet Vintage Holiday Dog Sweater
This vintage-style holiday sweater is adorned with snowflakes, Christmas trees and reindeer. It comes in eight different sizes, so there should be an option that fits nearly every pup. Plus, the brand offers matching dog scarves and human sweaters in the same pattern so everyone can match. For $16 on Amazon, this is a deal you won’t want to pass up.
6. Chilly Dog Black Ski Sweater
Looking for a toned back sweater that still feels wintery? Then this classic black ski sweater may be just the thing for the dog that prefers muted tones. Made from 100% fair-trade sheep wool, it’s sure to keep any pooch nice and toasty on a cold winter day.
7. Migohi Dog Christmas Sweater
This classic red-and-green plaid Christmas sweater for dogs will keep your furry friend warm on walks. It will also make sure they are cozy and Christmas-ready indoors. It is made out of breathable, snow-proof cotton and wool fabric. The sweater is also safe for pets with sensitive skin. Plus, it’s stretchy, and the high collar makes this sweater a great fit for breeds with longer necks.
8. The Nightmare Before Christmas Matching Family Pajamas
Make sure your fur baby doesn’t miss out on those holiday photos with these matching PJs from Hanna Andersson. Embellished with Christmas trees and featuring Jack Skellington, they bring a new twist to the holidays. They’re also made with organic cotton, are machine washable and are scary comfortable!
9. Giulia Cape and Dog Cape
If you’re searching for a truly luxurious option, look no further than this matching winter set for women and their pups. You’ll get two winter capes, both of which are all white and 100% virgin wool. Admittedly, at $470, the price is a bit of a shocker. However, it’s worth it for what you get.
10. Matching Snowflake Sweater, Headband and Scarf
Want to dress up with your pet on a smaller budget? This matching set will help you feel chic without breaking the bank. Okay, and also a little eccentric. Still, it’s hard to resist this beautifully handmade set that features a sweater for your fur baby and two gorgeous accessories for you. But sorry, big dog owners, this set is for small dogs and cats only.
11. Blueberry Fair Isle Winter Pullover
Your pup will look like they’re ready to winter in Aspen with this stylish sweater that’s all class and no kitsch! It’s also machine washable, but be sure to throw it in the gentle cycle.
12. Worthy Dog Reversible Sequins Reindeer Pullover
Yes, this sweater does feature a sequin reindeer, and yet something about it still feels classy. This sleeveless design slips on and off and has a high cut stay-dry belly and a leash hole. The only drawback is that it does need to be hand washed because of those glitzy sequins.
Best Ugly Christmas Pet Sweaters
We’ve talked about the best classic Christmas pet sweaters, but do you prefer the ugly ones? Or maybe you think of them as cutely comedic! Whichever way you want to look at it, these designs are sure to get anyone’s attention (from a good 100 yards away!) If you’re searching for the best ugly Christmas pet sweaters, we think you’ll love/cringe at these options.
13. Fit Frenchy Matching Sweaters
Why just buy one Christmas sweater for your dog when you can purchase both a Christmas sweater for your dog and a matching Christmas sweater for yourself? That’s precisely what this Etsy shop offers. You’ll find identical sweaters in various patterns and sizes, like this white polka dot and reindeer pattern on a blue background.
14. Reindeer Dog and Cat Christmas Sweater
Even dogs and cats can agree that a reindeer makes the perfect embellishment for a holiday sweater—especially when that reindeer is wearing a scarf with real tassels! Available in sizes from extra x-small to xxx-large, this acrylic sweater will fit most pets and comes with a convenient leash hole. On Donner, on Fido!
15. Christmas Tree Dog and Cat Sweater
As we all know, the key to an ugly Christmas sweater is embellishments. And with its 3-D pom-poms, this sweater definitely catches the eye! It also has a leash hole and is high cut around the belly for when your adorable little tree needs to take a potty break.
16. Nordic Fair Isle Dog & Cat Sweater
It’s a little debatable whether this sweater is a classic or classically ugly, but either way, we think your pet will look adorable in it. Christmas trees with pink pom-poms and a hoodie with antlers add a touch of fun holiday spirit. And customers also praise this sweater for its softness and quality.
17. Frisco Penguin Dog & Cat Sweater
It will definitely be hard to lose your dog in this highly-visible sweater! Embellished with an adorable penguin on a bright-green background with Christmas trees, it’s got that OTT feel that you’re looking for in an ugly sweater.
Made of acrylic, you can throw it in the wash to clean it, but be sure to turn it inside-out when you do.
18. Christmas Cape
This fleece cape will turn your pet into a walking Christmas tree, complete with a star on their head! This costume gets points for easy accessibility and is sure to get a few ho-ho-hos out of your friends and family!
19. EZ Collections Christmas Pet Sweater
These fleeces are adorable in that way you can only get away with at Christmas. Choose from super loud red or bright green. And yes, you can throw these in the washer; but if you want to preserve those reindeer noses and antlers, you may want to hand wash them instead.
20. The Worthy Dog Snowman Pet Hoodie
This adorable little dog hoodie is in the shape of a friendly snowman. This Christmas pet sweater has a smile across the hood with black buttons down the back and a jolly red scarf around the neck.
The hoodie comes in four sizes, so it will fit the smallest of Yorkies and the largest of Beagles. One great thing about this option is that the hoodie features a small opening for a leash so Fido can stay stylish and warm even when it’s time to go for a walk.
21. Frisco Bite Me Gingerbread Dog & Cat Christmas Sweater
This fun and ugly Christmas sweater from Chewy delivers. The red and simple sweater sports a panicked gingerbread and a sassy “Bite Me” written along the sides.
The sweater is available in seven sizes, from XS to XXXL. Multiple reviewers have reported excellent results after buying this sweater for their cats and dogs.
22. Holiday Gift Dog Sweater
Remind your pup what the true gift in your house is — them! This holiday sweater wraps them up like the big ol’ gift they are. Your pet will be stylish in this red-and-green patterned sweater topped with a gift tag from Santa. At less than $25 from Tipsy Elves, it’s a steal.
Best Winter-Ready Pet Sweaters
There’s no reason to limit your pet’s sweater-wearing experience to the holidays alone. Consider buying one of these sweaters instead. They’re not tailored to the holidays, in particular, so they are something your pet can wear all winter long, keeping them comfy, cozy and oh-so-cute well into February.
23. Pupteck Plaid Dog Sweater
Who doesn’t love a touch of buffalo plaid in the wintertime? This red and black design will make your canine companions look like they stepped out of the Adirondack Mountains like a lumberjack. The soft pet Christmas sweater comes in five different sizes, and the stretchy material is machine-washable.
24. Chilly Dog Teal Alpaca Fairisle Dog Sweater
We love the color of this adorable teal sweater that’s made from 100% organic fair-trade wool and all natural vegetable dyes. It’s also durable, breathable, and dirt resistant. Just be sure to wash this sweater in cold water on the gentle cycle and keep it out of the dryer.
25. Christian Cowan Jumper
Is your dog or cat a bit of a diva? Then they’ll be proud to strut their stuff in this fluffy jumper by designer Christian Cowan. We suspect it’s what every extra pet dreams of at Christmas.
26. Plaid Moose Dog & Cat Sweater
What makes a plaid sweater even better? An embroidered moose, of course! Available in sizes from x-small to xxx-large, this toasty warm slip-on will keep your pooch warm on those winter hikes. And, of course, extra visible!
27. Maxbone Winter Nordic Knit Jumper
For the understated pooch, this classic blue winter sweater will make them look like they’re ready for the slopes. Made from super soft nylon, it will keep your fur baby warm and comfortable.
28. Chilly Dog Checkerboard Hoodie
This checkerboard sweater is too cute to resist. Made from natural and fair trade wool, it has enough give to fit even barrel chested dogs like Pitbulls and Boxers. Available in XXS to XXXL, it will keep any dog stylish and warm all winter long.
29. Peruvian Alpaca Luxury Doggy Poncho
Okay, so maybe you and your dog are more the bohemian types. There’s still something for you! This exotic Peruvian style sweater is made from Alpaca wool that has the unique ability to adjust to body temperature. Which means it will keep your pup warm without overheating her! Now that’s what we call smart fabric!
30. Chilly Dog Boyfriend Dog & Cat Sweater
This sweater is such a classic that your best friend can sport it from fall all the way into winter. Made from fair-trade, organic, and non-allergenic wool, it’s also breathable and naturally dirt resistant.
31. Kyeese Dog Sweater Dress
Why settle for a sweater when you could opt for a sweater dress instead? This cute option features white polka dots against a red background. In addition, there are two white pom-poms at the neck, which are supposed to look like snowballs.
There’s also a ruffled red skirt around the bottom of the dress. It’s the perfect wintertime party dress for your pet to show off on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and even Valentine’s Day!
Best Christmas Cat Sweaters
You probably noticed something as you perused the above pet Christmas sweater options. Overwhelmingly, the options have been for dogs, with only a few suitable for cats.
Cats just don’t get as excited as dogs when it comes to dressing up for the holidays or any other day. However, if you’re specifically looking for a cat sweater, we still have you covered with the following pet Christmas sweater picks.
32. Cate Cave Co Christmas Sweater
This Christmas sweater comes from a brand that’s all about cats, so you can rest assured that these products are made with felines in mind. This high-quality wool sweater, in particular, comes in 10 different styles, including classic vintage-style holiday sweater looks, winter-ready snowflake sweaters and ugly yet party-perfect designs.
The sweaters are available in six different sizes. It’s important to know that sizing will be based on the length of your cat, the width of its chest and its weight.
33. Handmade Norwegian Wool Jumper
For a more toned back approach, this classic Norwegian sweater should satisfy the pickiest of cats. Made from a combination of wool and acrylic, it’s both durable and toasty.
34. Hairless Cat Sweater
Looking for more of a showstopper? This brilliant red velvet and cotton jumper is made with the hairless cat in mind, but it can still be worn by any feline that likes to stand out on their personal catwalk!
35. Cat Hoodie
Then again, maybe your cat is more of the sporty type. This brilliant green hoodie will keep them in step with the holiday spirit. Though it is made with the hairless cat in mind, again, any breed can rock this baby with pride.
How to Shop for a Pet Sweater
Before you purchase a pet Christmas sweater, there are a few things you need to consider. After all, you can’t always rely on your pets to tell you if they are uncomfortable, though we all know that one pet that will flat-out refuse to budge if they’re not happy. The right pet Christmas sweater should check a few key boxes, including fit, material and ease of use.
You’re going to want your dog’s sweater to truly fit them. If the material is too loose, your pets could risk getting tangled up in the extra fabric, causing potential injury to your canine companion. On the other hand, if the material is too tight, they likely won’t feel comfortable moving around in it. Plus, the tight material can cause chafing or overheating.
Unfortunately, finding the right fit for your pet is easier said than done, as it seems like every pet clothing manufacturer adheres to different sizing guides. Still, don’t feel discouraged if you order a pet sweater and then need to return it. It’s better to do that than force your pet into an uncomfortable or even dangerous article of clothing.
Look for a material that won’t irritate your pet’s skin or cause your pet to overheat. Wool blends, pure wool and acrylic materials are all excellent choices. Still, keep an eye on your pet when they’re wearing their Christmas sweater for the first time. That way, you can look for any signs of itching or overheating.
Ease of Use
You’ll want to find a sweater that is easy to put on your pup but not so easy to put on and take off that they can slide out of it themselves. Is the pet Christmas sweater you’re thinking about buying a pullover, or does it have snaps and buttons? This is a good question to ask.
You should also ensure that the sweater is easy to use during a walk. For example, is there a slot for the leash to slide through, making it possible to connect the leash to your pet’s collar? Does it allow for a full range of motion?
Ready to Pamper Your Pet with a New Look This Season?
No matter the breed of your favorite furry friend, treat them to a new look this holiday season with one of these purr-fect pet Christmas sweaters. From the lowkey and classic to the over-the-top and arguably quite ugly, or even the matchy-matchy sweaters that show everyone that you and your pet are the best of friends, there’s something on our list for every pet parent
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Our 35 Favorite Pet Christmas Sweaters
- Kuoser Dog Turtleneck
- Gina Davis Cozy Holiday Dog Sweater
- Pupteck Christmas Knitted Dog Sweater
- Mark & Graham Knit Dog Sweater
- Blueberry Pet Vintage Holiday Dog Sweater
- Chilly Dog Black Ski Sweater
- Migohi Dog Christmas Sweater
- The Nightmare Before Christmas Matching Family Pajamas
- Giulia Cape and Dog Cape
- Matching Snowflake Sweater, Headband and Scarf
- Blueberry Fair Isle Winter Pullover
- Worthy Dog Reversible Sequins Reindeer Pullover
- Fit Frenchy Matching Sweaters
- Reindeer Dog and Cat Christmas Sweater
- Christmas Tree Dog and Cat Sweater
- Nordic Fair Isle Dog & Cat Sweater
- Frisco Penguin Dog & Cat Sweater
- Christmas Cape
- EZ Collections Christmas Pet Sweater
- The Worthy Dog Snowman Pet Hoodie
- Frisco Bite Me Gingerbread Dog & Cat Christmas Sweater
- Holiday Gift Dog Sweater
- Pupteck Plaid Dog Sweater
- Chilly Dog Teal Alpaca Fairisle Dog Sweater
- Christian Cowan Jumper
- Plaid Moose Dog & Cat Sweater
- Maxbone Winter Nordic Knit Jumper
- Chilly Dog Checkerboard Hoodie
- Peruvian Alpaca Luxury Doggy Poncho
- Chilly Dog Boyfriend Dog & Cat Sweater
- Kyeese Dog Sweater Dress
- Cate Cave Co Christmas Sweater
- Handmade Norwegian Wool Jumper
- Hairless Cat Sweater
- Cat Hoodie