Guess what? Even though it feels far away, it’s not too early to start thinking about Hanukkah! This year, Hanukkah starts on the evening of December 18, which means, yeah, we’re getting another Chrismukkah. If you need to up your Hanukkah game, might we suggest some Hanukkah pajamas?
I’ve always argued that Hanukkah gear should be just as good and as fun as Christmas gear. I am a huge fan of Hanukkah sweaters — and an even bigger fan of Hanukkah PJs! After all, for a typically home-based holiday that’s all about a jug of oil lasting eight nights, you certainly need some comfy nighttime attire.
Finding a great pair of Hanukkah pajamas isn’t as easy as you’d think, but it has gotten easier over the years. More and more websites and stores are offering them, as well as some independent Jewish creators. Still, they tend to get sold out quite quickly — which means you may want to order yours right about… now!
You may notice a lot of these pajamas look very much alike — they’re mostly blue (I guess that’s the color of the Jewish people?), and they mostly have menorahs and Stars of David on them (you don’t need Stars of David on Hanukkah pajamas, FYI!). Where are the latkes?! Where are the adorable dancing dreidels?! I guess what I’m saying is: I’m happy there are Hanukkah pajamas out there, I just want more (it’s never enough, it will never be enough!!).
Nonetheless, we’ve scoured every corner of the internet, and, in the name of journalism, put together a pretty comprehensive list of all the Hanukkah pajamas available this year, including matching Hanukkah pajamas for the whole family.
So put on your pajamukkahs — it’s almost time for Hanukkah.
Hanukkah pajamas for babies and kids:
Llamakkah Pajamas from ChosenThreadsApparel (Etsy)
The Llamakkah pun — which combines the word Hanukkah with the South American mammal — has become a modern staple when it comes to Hanukkah gear, from cards to sweaters. No one really knows where it originated, but as a lover of both llamas and Hanukkahs, I am here for it!
These pajamas have a llama print on the bottoms and an adorable llama on the top. You can get a boy or a girls version — the boy (?!) llama has glasses and a bow and the girl (?!) llama has a bow in her ear and a scarf. I do believe neither are a scientifically accurate portrayal of male and female llama, but they are pretty darn cute!
These kids’ pajamas are so cute! They’re not blue (bonus points!), they have colorful menorahs and they say “light up the night.” Topical and cheerful!
Embroidered and Monogrammed Dreidel Hanukkah Pajamas
Are you fancy? Are you very, very fancy? Do you have a working fireplace? A Burberry coat? Do you wear a monocle and smoke a pipe? Then you might want to get your kid some monogrammed Hanukkah pajamas. At $78 a pop, these aren’t cheap, but they’re classy AF, with an understated embroidered dreidel on them and a custom monogram for your very posh kid. I mean, don’t we all want to be the kind of person who wears monogrammed Hanukkah pajamas?
ColorMe Pajamas from Sara’s Prints
It’s a pajama and an art project — in other words, an ideal Hanukkah present! These pajamas come with a set of fabric markers you can use to color the dreidels on the shirt (or wherever else your budding artist decides to draw). They come in sizes 3 to 12.
Carter’s Just One You Kids’ Hanukkah Pajama Set
Look at these adorable polar bears spinning dreidels and lighting Hanukkah candles and exchanging Hanukkah presents while wearing Hanukkah sweaters! Just look at them!! This Carter’s pajama is so cute I’m mad that it doesn’t come in adult sizes.
Glow in the Dark Hanukkah Pajamas from Sara’s Prints
Hanukkah is the festival of lights — and is there a better light than a glow in the dark one?! While these pajamas are fairly simple with blue and white stripes, there’s a glow in the dark menorah on them, which will help improve nighttime candle-lightings for all.
Hanukkah pajamas for grown-ups:
Adult Flapjack Onesie by LazyOne (Amazon)
Sometimes, you just want to feel like a baby again — that’s what adult onesies are for. This ridiculous onesie also has a flapjack. We just had to include it on this list.
Hanukkah adult onesie from Tipsy Elves
Here’s another Hanukkah adult onesie from the partly Jewish team at Tipsy Elves! This one has pockets, which, as we know, make every piece of clothing 200% better.
Matching Family Hanukkah pajamas:
Hanukkah Splatter Pajamas from Midrash Manicures
This ’90s inspired print from Midrash Manicures really takes me back! And I do appreciate the touch of unexpected pink and the fun DIY feel of the print. We’ve partnered with the brand to give your 20% off these lovely and comfy pajamas! Just use code Kveller20 at checkout.
Night Lights Pajamas from Burt’s Bees
This new set of pajamas, onesies and pet bandanas features a watercolor-inspired striped print with lit candles. The colors are traditional, as is the motif, but it’s understated and really very aesthetically pleasing.
Lion Hanukkah Pajamas from Target
Lions, menorahs and latkes, oh my! Target has done so well this year! Aside from having a delightful menorasaurus line — including shirts and sweaters — it also has lion Hanukkah pajamas! Fun! Unexpected! Lions celebrating Hanukkah! A little touch of color that isn’t yellow or blue! I love it.
Flannel Hanukkah Pajamas from Old Navy (Men / Women / Children / Toddler & Baby)
I love a cozy set of flannel pajamas, and while this set falls into all the basic trappings of the Hanukkah pajamas (blue and blue and blue with menorahs), sometimes with flannel, a classic print is best. Some of these do appear to glow in the dark which is just an extra perfect touch for the holiday in which you’re meant to banish the darkness.
Menorah Snugfit Pajamas from Children’s Place
Children’s Place’s Hanukkah pajamas are tried and true — at least in my house. They’re affordable and adorable. This year, the brand has foregone its regular llammukah in exchange for a cute dancing dreidel and smiling Torah scroll — the latter is not really holiday appropriate, to be fair, since the Hanukkah story is not featured in the Torah, though it is very cute.
Pottery Barn Kids Organic Cotton Pajamas
These pajamas come in baby, toddler, kids and adult sizes, and are made of soft cotton. The cute pattern, which features menorahs, dreidels, stars and gelt (yum), also comes on bedsheets and crib sheets — in case you want to go all out with the Hanukkah sleep-time theme!
Macy’s pajamas this year come with stripes and blue dreidels. Can’t say I hate them, can’t say I’m crazy about them, but it’s a solid Hanukkah nightwear option.
Hanna Andersson Hanukkah Pajamas
Hanna Andersson is, for many, the leading purveyor of extra soft holiday PJs and matching pajamas. I love their matching Snoopy pajamas, and this year they’ve added a lovely little menorah print just in time for Hanukkah. It won’t blow your mind, but it’s classy, well-designed and just different enough to stand out.
Hanukkah Snug Fit Pajamas from Carter’s (Adult / Kid /Toddler / Baby )
Blue dreidels with gimmels is what we get from Carter’s this year. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed! I know you can do better, Carter’s!
Little Sleepies Hanukkah Sweets
The children’s brand Little Sleepies entered the Hanukkah pajama game last year with an adorable dancing dreidel pajama. This year, they have a Hanukkah sweets pajama, with appetizing sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and Hanukkah sugar cookies on them. Like all their offerings, these are made out of 95% viscose from bamboo, which is a material I personally love the feel of. They also have a Hanukkah cloud blanket with the print, a bib (for babies and dogs!) and an adorable little Star of David shaped Hanukkah stuffy.
Hanukkah Fair Isle Pajamas from Sara’s Prints (Kid / Adult)
Is there anything that projects cozy more than a fair isle print? I think not! These Hanukkah pajamas are made out of 100% cotton, and are simple and comfortable.
Monica + Andy Light the Menorah Hanukkah pajamas
Monica + Andy is a brand you know may from fancy baby registries (those baby blankets they make sure are soft) and yes, they have Hanukkah pajamas, too! Their choice of print is very safe — we’ve got our blue menorahs — but it’s quite lovely, with the menorahs creating a nice wavy pattern. Not bad, Monica + Andy!
Hanukkah Pajamas from Joy Street Kids (Women / Kids / Baby / Bib)
If I had all the expendable income in the world, would I spend almost $120 on a single pair of pajamas? I don’t know…. but I have to say that this Joy Street Kids Hanukkah pajamas is so up my alley as a “more is more” type of person. It’s got a scribbly, whimsical Hanukkah print with so much on it — gifts, doughnuts, gelt, a jar of oil, a menorah, applesauce, the lyrics from “Oh Hanukkah,” the Hebrew letters of the dreidel with their transliteration, and more. It also has some decidedly non-Hanukkah elements like a pomegranate and a shofar (also a challah, but Hanukkah and Shabbat always coincide at least once so that can be forgiven).
The high price point can be a drawback ($118 for the adult size, and $50 and $56 for the kids’ ones), as well as the fact that the adult pajamas only come in a women’s cut — but as far as design goes, these Hanukkah pajamas may be some of the nicest I’ve ever seen!
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