Matching Family Pajamas - A Complete Shoppers Guide4:46 AM
11/15/16 - As of this morning adult sizes are NOW available at The Children's Place. Here's the link. Matching kids sets are also available.
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10/1/15 - I get lots of questions about The Children's Place pricing and availability. As of this morning they have not listed adult options, but i'm sure they will be coming soon. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED post. Everything posted here in based on my own research and experience.
This blog post of born out of my own research and frustration!
We are a family of 5 + 1 adorable pup. My concerns are price and availability. We need a lot of different sizes.
This is what I have found:
SHOP EARLY!!!!! It's true what they say, you have to shop early for the best selection. That's REALLY, REALLY true in this case. Lots of people love these matching sets so if you don't shop early you might be out of luck!
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Pricing: The prices I quote are for 1 adult female set, 2 adult male sets, 2 boy (sizes 8 & 12) sets and 1 small dog set of pj's.
Style: The price and availability I'm quoting are for NON-footed pajama pants (unless otherwise indicated) and a long sleeve t-shirt. Nothing is personalized.
The Children's Place has some amazing sales on matching family pajamas and their quality is good. Though variety can be limited, most families will find a style they like. Regular price for my family of 5 (not including the dog) was $110.75 (free shipping). The honey app found a 20% off coupon code. The grand total was $88.60
Snug as a Bug has a pretty good variety, they had all the sizes I needed in stock. Price to outfit our family (including the dog) was $296.70 + shipping. (FOOTED PAJAMAS)
Pajamagram has LOTS of colorful, fun options in a wide variety of sizes including pet pajamas. $327.94.94 + shipping
The Company Store/Company Kids had good variety of styles. Price to outfit my family (including the dog) $299.00 + shipping. Honey had coupon code for this site.
Walmart.com (has had family sets in the past. This year, 2016, i'm not seeing them on their website.) Last year they had matching sets but nothing for the dog. Sets could be personalized with initials or names. Price to outfit my family $219.88 free shipping to the store.
Hanna Andersson has a nice selection of sets. There were several options for pets. Price to outfit my entire family $258 + shipping. Honey had coupon codes for this site.
Sleepy PJs aka MatchingSleepware.com has a limited selection and the options are not necessarily holiday themed. Most sets are solid colors or stripes There are options for pets and people of all sizes. Price to outfit the entire family $191.00 + flat rate shipping of $6.75. No pet pj's. PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON.com.
Chasing Fireflies has a limited selection of very festive Christmas options in stock. Price to out fit my entire family is $275.00 + shipping.
SleepHeads.com has nice looking sets and LOTS festive of styles. For a family of 5 (Matching bandana available for pets.) the cost is $224.75 + tax. Shipping if free for orders over $79. Honey has coupon codes for this site.
FootSteps Clothing is a great option for pjs that match but are not too holiday specific. This site offers sets that you can wear all year! Lots of solid colors that can be embellished with festive themes. They have an amazing amount of variety and the prices are pretty good. For a family of 5 (+ 1 small dog) the price is $205.00 + shipping.
Macy's has a nice variety of sets for the entire family plus a bandana for a pet. To outfit our family of 5, the price was $81.75. Macy's had lots of coupon codes available - Honey has coupon codes for this site.
Etsy has lots of people who make sets. Enter the search term "family pajamas" and see what vendor has a style you like. Because etsy options are hand made you will usually need a long lead time so order VERY early. I suggest ordering by October 1st. Price for a family of 5 averaged between $225-$350.00 + shipping. Honey has coupon codes for this site.
Sew Your Own: This time of year most local fabric stores will sell you an entire bolt (10 yards) of holiday fleece or flannel for between $50-$80. A pattern for simple pajama pants should cost approx $3. Long sleeve t-shirts are available at most craft stores for $9 each. Look for coupons before you go to the store or search for coupons on Retail-me-not.
So the price to sew my own breaks down like this: Assuming 10 yards of flannel @ $6.99/yard. The cost for fabric is $69.99 (assuming I have no coupons). Plan $15 for elastic and notions. I could make everyone matching pants for $69.99 + $45 to buy long sleeve t shirts. So approximately $132.99 to sew pajamas. Less if you have coupons.
Sew Your Own Using Bed Sheets: The pros of bed sheets as fabric are that they're light weight, easy to find and fairly inexpensive. If you tend to be hot/sweaty cotton sheets do a nice job of wicking moisture away from the body keeping you cool. You can buy "seconds" (imperfect sheets) for greater savings. The down sides: finding enough matching sheets to make as many pj's as you want.
Consider making pajama pants out of sheets and custom embellish t-shirts that you buy from the craft store.
If you live in the NY tri-state area Marburn Curtain has MANY varieties of flat sheets on sale for EXCELLENT prices. Go into the store - don't buy online. You can pick up king size sheets for approximately $12/each. They have shelves and shelves of them. If you're outside of NY check your local curtain or bedding store. Mom and Pop stores are a great resource for discounted sheets. You can buy a sheet set or single sheets. Sewing my own using sheets will cost me an estimated $70 for a family of 5. I can use the remnants to make the dog a shirt!
Semi-Homemade Option: I found sweatpants and sweat shirt "bundles" on walmart.com for $11/set. I'm sure that you can find matching sweatshirt and sweat pants fairly cheaply anywhere. Buy matching sets for the entire family. Then embellish the shirts with an applique, family initial or something festive (like a holly sprig, menorah or Christmas tree).
Custom Embellished Shirt
The cost to outfit my entire family with this method is approximately $80.
If you are shopping online before to google the store name plus "coupon code." I googled "children's place coupon code" and for a code for 20% off my entire order.
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