Over the last few days I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas. I know that’s almost a dreaded word in July, but with holidaying to both Paris in October and Florida in April, I need to start saving my money and being careful with what I do have to spend. With that in mind I’ve decided that the girls, Chris, Amy and Liv will all be getting useful presents – ones they will love but also ones they can use when we go to Florida next year. While I think I’m pretty much sorted with Amy and Liv, I obviously have several presents to buy for the girls and Chris, as not only does Christmas fall into the next few months before we go, but also all three of their birthdays!
One of our Christmas traditions is to buy brand new pajamas, to wear from Christmas Eve into Christmas Day. I was super excited when I saw the Harry Potter facebook page post a link to Peter Alexander’s new Harry Potter collection. Even though they’re in Australia, I’m really hoping to save up some cash and buy everyone Harry Potter pjs for Christmas! As we’re visiting both Disney and Harry Potter while we’re away, these will be perfect to take with us too!
As expected, there’s more choice for ladies than there are gents or kids. However I’m pretty fussy about what I wear in bed as I get warm easily. Since I’d like to have a complete set, I’d definitely opt for this Hogwarts Sweatshirt, though unfortunately I think I’d probably end up trading it for a plain vest tee instead. However for bottoms there are loads I love. There are Owl Classic Print trousers – though I’m not usually a fan of owl print, these represent Hedwig and so that makes it okay. There are also two pairs of shorts I like – H. Potter shorts (featuring cartoon style pictures of Harry, brooms, the Sorting Hat etc.) and H. Potter knit shorts (featuring Harry’s glasses and lightning bolt). There are also some Stars longline shorts which are pretty cool.
Chris gets hot in bed too so I was pretty torn between trousers or shorts for him. Again though, there was only one top that really stood out and that’s the Mens H. Potter tee, a blue top with cartoon style Harry Potter glasses on the pocket. The bottoms are probably by choice rather than his, but there are shorts the same as some I liked, with trousers in the same print too. They are Men’s H. Potter tartan pj pant and Men’s H. Potter tartan boxer (I think technically boxer shorts, but since he often sleeps in boxers I figured it wouldn’t matter). However, there are some other shorts too, that would perhaps be better when sleeping around others. These are Men’s H. Potter scar mid sleep short and they are a lovely blue, with the same glasses and lightning bolt as the ones I like too.
Sadly there isn’t a lot of choice for the girls and I definitely would have preferred shorts for them with regard to taking to Florida. However here in the UK, its cold at Christmas and so pj trousers would be fine. There are basically only two options for the kids, but I know they’d like them both. There is Girls H. Potter PJ set, which are the same cartoon style print on the trousers, with a really cool tee that has a tie on it. The other option is a little more girly, Jnr Girls H. Potter PJ set with a cartoon Harry on the tee, then glasses on the trousers. These look like a slightly cooler option in my opinion.