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Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means lots of family photos! Here are our favourite, affordable, holiday outfits for kids.

By Roslyn Costanzo

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Festive fashion

Does your holiday schedule rival that of Santa himself? As a family with young kids, your calendar is likely jam-packed with parties, shopping and other holiday-centric activities come December. Keep your little ones looking their best from one function to the next with these festive fashion finds — all under $30!

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Baby's first Christmas

This tights and tunic set will ensure that your baby stays comfortable while enjoying her first Christmas. With the big bow detail, she’ll be the cutest little package under the tree!

Where to buy?
1. Three-piece legging set, Carter's, $20, sizes newborn-24 months
2. Big bow ballet flat, Gap, $20, sizes 0-12 months

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Family dinner

A checked bodysuit and dress pants will have your little guy looking dapper at the family dinner. Add a bow tie for a hit of festive colour — and to get grandma "oohing" and "ahhing" even more than usual!

Where to buy? 
1. Two-piece set, Carter's, $20, sizes newborn-24 months
2. Bow tie, H&M, $7, sizes 1-8 years

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Tree cutting

If a fresh-cut tree is your family tradition, bundle up your baby in this buffalo-check vest with faux-fur, sherpa-lined collar to keep him warm and cozy while you search for the perfect pine. Pair it with lined jeans and a candy cane-striped hat for extra warmth — and festive flair.

Where to buy? 
1. Teeny Toes boot, Payless, $27, sizes 1-4
2. Jersey-lined jeans, Gap, $30
3. Vest, Old Navy, $28, sizes 0-24 months
4. Cable-knit hat, Gap, $20, sizes 0-24 months

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Formal gathering

For more formal holiday gatherings, deck your little one out in a winter white party dress punctuated by a shiny pair of red-patent Mary Janes. The colour combination is a holiday classic and the bonus is that the shoes will carry her through the whole yuletide season, working just as well with a sweater and leggings as they do with a dress.

Where to buy?
1. Ruffle dress, Joe Fresh, $16, sizes newborn-24 months
2. Teeny Toes bow dress shoe, Payless, $15, sizes 1-4
3. Headband, Old Navy, $8, one size

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Shop in comfort

Ensure your baby’s comfort — and joy — while braving the mall for last-minute gifts by dressing her in layers that can be easily removed if she becomes too hot. She’ll be “happy” just as this adorable, long-sleeved tee implies, and you’ll be able to get your shopping done!

Where to buy? 
1. Sequin graphic tee, The Children’s Place, $17, sizes 6 months-4T
2. Chambray shirt, Gap, $30, sizes 0-24 months
3. Legging cords, Gap, $30
4. Quilted vest, Old Navy, $28, sizes 0-24 months

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Little angel

Give the standard red and green a run for their money and opt to put your little angel in this peach skirt embellished with 3D rosettes instead. Pair it with a cream cardigan and muted-gold Mary Janes that can be worn well past the holiday season.

Where to buy? 
1. Cardigan, The Children’s Place, $23, sizes 6 months-4
2. Teeny Toes ruffle dress shoe, Payless, $15, sizes 1-4
3. Skirt, The Children’s Place, $19

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Casual, yet festive

Nothing says festive quite like a red plaid shirt — a must-have for your little guy. Pairing it with on-trend coloured jeans makes for a great casual outfit that becomes party-ready with the addition of this humorous Snoopy graphic tee.

Where to buy? 
1. Plaid shirt, Carter's, $16, sizes 2T-7
2. Pop-Color skinny jeans, Old Navy, $23
3. Snoopy Tee, Old Navy, $17, sizes 12 months-5

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Party perfect

Your little reveler will be pretty in pink in this retro-inspired dress. Add a pair of funky, sparkly, lace-up boots to take it from everyday to holiday in a flash.

Where to buy? 
1. Dress, H&M, $20, sizes 1-8 years
2. Glitter boots, The Children’s Place, $30, sizes 4-11
3. Sparkle tights, Gap, $14.50, sizes 12 months-5

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Visiting Santa

Make sure they look their best when they go meet The Big Guy. On him: Looking every bit the little gentleman in a shirt, vest, and tie will help him secure his spot on the ‘nice’ list.

Where to buy? 
1. Joe Fresh pants, $20, sizes 1-5
2. Old Navy shirt and tie set, $23, sizes 12 months-5
3. The Children’s Place velvet vest, $25, sizes 6 months-4

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Visiting Santa

On her: She’ll be a twinkle in Santa’s eye wearing this tartan skirt in the colour of the season.

Where to buy? 
1. Blouse, H&M, $30
2. Cap-toe ballet flats, H&M, $20, sizes 1.5-8
3. Skirt, The Children's Place, $20, sizes 6 months-4
4. Patterned tights, Old Navy, $9, sizes 0-5

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

On-trend holidays

Here, the season’s key trends are done up holiday-style. Polka dots, printed pants and pattern mixing are huge right now and the peplum silhouette seals the deal on this fashion-forward look for your budding style star.

Where to buy? 
1. Peplum top, Gap, $25
2. Ponte pants, Gap, $30, sizes 12 months-5
3. Metallic oxford, Old Navy, $20, sizes 5-11

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

The Christmas sweater

This charming, pint-size Fair Isles cardigan won’t be winning any ugly Christmas sweater contests! Pair it with a red checked shirt and dress pants for a classic holiday look.

Where to buy? 
1. Shirt, The Children’s Place, $20, sizes 6 months-4
2. Pants, Carter's, $18, sizes 2-7
3. Cardigan, Carter’s, $16

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Sugar Plum Fairy

In a tulle skirt and ballet flats, your little one will look like the Sugar Plum Fairy herself. This dance-inspired look is perfect for her first visit to the Nutcracker.

Where to buy? 
1. Garter stitch cardigan, Gap, $30, sizes 0-24 months
2. Metallic ballet flat, Old Navy, $20, sizes 5-11
3. Ruffle socks, Gap, $4, sizes 0-5
4. Tulle skirt, Joe Fresh, $16, sizes 1-5

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Trendy boy

Trendy kids’ looks for the holidays are no brainers with these easy combinations. For him: Update a traditional red cable-knit sweater by pairing it with royal blue pants. Your guy will be the coolest kid on the (colour) block.

Where to buy?
Nevada cable-knit sweater, Sears, $15, sizes 2-6
2. Pants, H&M, $30, sizes 1.5-8

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Trendy girl

On her: Give a simple A-line skirt some "oomph" by pairing it with a bold print like this leopard cardigan.

Where to buy? 
1. Skirt, Joe Fresh, $19, sizes XS-XL
2. Cardigan, The Children’s Place, $27, sizes 6 months-4

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Prepped for a party

This prep school-style blazer and dress shorts with an unexpected hit of leopard is a party-worthy look your daughter will be sure to love. Pair the shorts with thick sweater tights to keep her toasty and warm.

Where to buy? 
1. Dress shorts, H&M, $30, sizes 1.5-8
2. Cable knit tights, Carter’s, $10.50, sizes 4-14
3. Ballet flats, The Children’s Place, $25, sizes 12-5
4. Contrast-trim blazer, Winners, $15, sizes 7-14

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

Dinner's ready

A chunky knit cardigan is a cozy — and cool — addition to your son’s wardrobe. Paired with a button-up and dark skinny jeans, he’ll be family dinner-ready.

Where to buy? 
1. Original jeans, Gap, $30, sizes 5-16
2. Cable-knit cardigan, Winners, $15
3. Plaid shirt, Winners, $30, sizes 7-14

Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30

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Holiday: Kids' clothing under $30Photo: iStockphoto

This article was originally published on Nov 07, 2012
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