The holidays are prime memory-making time, with annual traditions ranging from cozy baking sessions and tree decorating nights to ugly Christmas sweater parties. This last activity can get pricey when the whole family is invited, so we’ve rounded up a bunch of creative options for Mom, Dad, the kiddos and even the family pup—most under $30. Whether you’re going for subtle and sophisticated or awesomely over-the-top, we’ve got the best ugly Christmas sweater kitsch you need.
A cat with decorated antlers wearing a Christmas sweater on a Christmas sweater… It’s so meta! And so funny. And so comfy.
We’re not even sure this one counts as an “ugly” Christmas sweater with its understated retro reindeer pattern. Throw it over jeans and a T-shirt for tasteful festive flair.
For fans of The Grinch, it doesn’t get much better than a cozy sherpa hoodie adorned with the face of Dr. Seuss’s furry green grump.
The holidays aren’t complete without adding a little Fair Isle to your wardrobe. This pretty blue-and-white pick is perfect for casual parties or lounging at home.