You’ve been invited to an ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ party, or maybe you’re hosting one of your own. Christmas traditions and fads come and go but it looks like the ugly Christmas sweater party is here to stay. We even have a National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day set for the third Friday in December each year.
Finding the Perfect Ugly Sweater and Accessories
Festive sweaters from the past are re-appearing at parties all over the United States this time of year. Google Trends reports that searches for ugly Christmas sweaters have risen over 10 times in the last 4 years. Clearly this trend is here to stay. Here are a few of the best places to snag that perfect ugly sweater.
My Ugly Christmas Sweater boasts ugly Christmas sweaters of all kinds; from vintage 80s beauties to modern naughty styles. They have light up and 3D sweaters and a category they have entitled ‘holy grail’ which boasts the ugliest of the ugly. They offer tips for hosting your ugly sweater party and how to rock your ugly sweater. They have sizes up to 4XL and a selection of Hanukkah sweaters. Each year this site sends ugly Christmas sweaters to troops overseas to help brighten their holiday season.
Ultimate Ugly Christmas has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, and in the NY Times. Their sweaters are categorized for you by price, size and specialty. They also offer party hosting tips and tricks and the site features a fun blog with funny and interesting ugly sweater ideas for year ‘round fun. This site offers free shipping in the United States.
The Ugly Sweater Store’s front page features a hilarious 58 second YouTube video featuring a catchy jingle and various people rocking their ugly Christmas sweaters. Besides the typical categories of ugly sweater, this site also sells ugly sweaters for you dog and trophies for awarding to the ugliest at your party.
The Sweater Store boasts that they have the world’s largest collection of ugly Christmas sweaters with over 20,000 sweaters in stock. They also have Hanukkah and cat sweaters available for purchase. They ship worldwide. All of their sweaters are vintage, so they have a sizing chart to help you make the right decision.
Rusty Zipper is an online vintage shop with a section devoted to the ugly Christmas sweater. They offer thousands of selections separated into men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes. They also have accessories and other fun items to complete your holiday ensemble. They have resurrected the process for color changing shirts from the 80s and applied them to custom color changing ugly Christmas sweatshirts.
Tipsy Elves is the home of the ‘not your momma’s Christmas sweater’. Their sweaters are all brand new and feature humorous and slightly naughty designs. This year $2 from each sweater sale goes to fighting cancer. They also have sweater dresses and jumpsuits available.
The Ugly Christmas has sweaters for men, women and children. They have a section of extras that include hats, belts, scarves, dog apparel and ugly ties.
Your Ugly Christmas Sweater has selections categorized by sizes and special features such a light-up sweaters, or turtlenecks. They even have a special section of Bill Cosby style ugly sweaters!
Etsy artists sell a wide variety of ugly Christmas sweaters. Many new styles are available as well as recycled, repurposed designs and vintage sweaters. Etsy has an easy search feature so that you can shop for exactly what you’re looking for.
eBay is the home of every odd thing that you might ever need. A quick search for ugly Christmas sweaters will turn up any number of interesting choices. The fun of getting into a bidding war with a couple of other people or the thrill of winning an interesting sweater for less than a dollar make this time well spent.
So grab a cup of cocoa, settle down in a comfy chair in front of the fireplace, laptop in hand and begin the search for that perfect ugly Christmas sweater.