Tis' the season to stitch! There's nothing like curling up by the fire on a cold and dark evening with a hot cup of cocoa and a lovely Christmas cross stitch kit.


You'll find a great selection of cross stitch kits here, including traditional and modern designs, cross stitch Christmas stocking kits, cross stitch Christmas cushion kits, and hanging hoops.

Choosing your Christmas cross stitch kit will depend on the recipients' style and whether you will be doing the stitching. The majority of kits on this list are suitable for beginners, which can be enjoyed by both experienced stitchers and beginners. It is a lovely gift to give someone the kit itself or to stitch it up ready for them.

Best Christmas cross stitch kits to buy

1. Dauchund Christmas cross stitch kit

This kit comes with everything needed to create this easy cross stitch design it makes a perfect gift for beginners or stitch superstars. This mini-make is totally adorable with this little pup in his festive jumper.

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2. Noel Christmas cross stitch kit

The modern winter colours just sing out from the 14-count midnight blue Aida in this Christmas cross stitch kit. But if you don't fancy stitching on dark fabric, the kit is available with white or cream fabric, too.

Worked entirely in whole cross stitch, this is a great Christmas cross stitch kit for beginners thanks to the contemporary colours and shapes.

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3. Scandinavian Christmas cross stitch kit

Red and white combinations are a Christmas classic - it's Old Saint Nick's favourite colour combo, after all. It works exceptionally well with delicate Scandinavian motifs, as seen in this stunning Christmas cross stitch kit from Cinnamon Stitching.

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Worked in just a single shade of thread (red!) on white 14-count Aida. This will be a relaxing Christmas cross stitch kit to stitch as you'll never have to worry about rethreading your needle.

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4. Bothy Threads bear Christmas card cross stitch kits

We can't resist this charming bear with his fluffy red scarf! This design is ideal for beginners as it only uses two basic stitches. The kit contains all the materials and even a brown triple-fold card and envelope are also included, so it's ready to send to the lucky recipient.

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5. Christmas wreath cross stitch kit

Hands up who likes a bit of cute Christmas? And how about pom pom trim? This Christmas cross stitch kit brings you both!

All are included in the Christmas cross stitch kit, as well as thread, fabric, and the 8-inch embroidery hoop that can be used to hang your design once you've finished stitching your Christmas cross stitch kit.

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6. Bothy Threads Christmas cross stitch kit

Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with this beautiful cross stitch kit from Bothy Threads. Made up of 12 squares each depicting one of the twelve days of Christmas. Including a partridge, turtle doves and a goose (among all the other classics).

This cross stitch will be challenging to make and is not for the faint-hearted. Created using intricate detail, plus metallic threads, beads and French Knots call for more of an expert eye in the cross stitching world, or someone looking to indulge in a large project.

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7. Joy Pennant Christmas cross stitch kit

Here is something a little different! This Christmas cross stitch kit uses simple blocks of whole cross stitch worked on canvas in wool for a glorious chunky pennant hanging.

With an unusual triangle shape and bold lettering, it's both modern and traditional at the same time. Just brilliant, and perfect for all levels of cross stitcher who are accustomed to working from a chart.

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8. Merry Christ-mouse Christmas card cross stitch kits

This adorable Christmas card kit by Bothy Threads will be a treat to stitch! With highly detailed touches and a sweet pun, what more could you ask for? The kit contains high quality materials and a card to finish your design.

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9. Mini pudding Christmas cross stitch kit

Hello, hello cutie! The only thing that could make this sweet mini Christmas cross stitch kit any cuter would be if, say, the kit was tiny too and packaged up in a designer matchbox. Because that's exactly what Marveling Bros LTD specialise in!

All of their items are on a tiny scale and come in their own beautifully-designed sliding matchbox packaging, including the little red jingle bells that decorate this pud. It's the perfect cute Christmas cross stitch kit stocking filler! A star and a Christmas tree are also available.

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10. Wonderful Time of the Year Christmas cross stitch kit

Here's the Christmas cross stitch kit to pick if you are a fan of fonts and modern typography - or are looking for a gift for a friend who is.

You'll be stitching the beautiful red wording, so it's a simple Christmas cross stitch kit to work on as you only have one colour of thread to use.

This Christmas cross stitch kit includes a handprinted evenweave background for you to stitch on. The green circles that create the wreath effect in this piece are all hand-painted onto the fabric by the designer. Each piece will have slight variations that make it 100% unique and personal to you. Eye-catching and effortlessly stylish.

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11. Fairy Lights Christmas cross stitch kit

To make any situation feel more festive, just whack some fairy lights on it! Those twinkling little bulbs conjure warm and cosy feelings, and we want to bring that into our cross stitching too.

In this Christmas cross stitch kit, the Merry Christmas cross stitch message is bordered by a selection of bright lights in brilliant retro shades.

This would be brilliant to bring out every Christmas as a memento of holiday seasons past, even if you favour more sophisticated white lights in your Christmas now.

As well as threads, 14-count aida and chart, this Christmas cross stitch kit comes with its own hoop, too!

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12. Festive trio Christmas cross stitch kit

Stitch up a mini trio of festive hoops! These three adorable designs are stitched on tiny 3.5in hoops, making them the perfect quick stitch for beginners. Once you're finished hang them on your tree for that homemade touch

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13. Christmas card cross stitch kits for 6 cards

Do you like crafting your own Christmas cards? This sweet Christmas cross stitch kit has all you need to stitch and mount these 6 cross stitch cards - including the card and envelope! Once the design is stitched, you back with the included iron-on interfacing, trim your stitching and stick it to the front of the card. C

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14. Santa's reindeer Christmas cross stitch kit by Maria Diaz

Does your family know the names of all 9 of Father Christmas's reindeer? As well as being handy for singing the opening to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, knowing all the names can help you ace those Christmas quizzes!

Memorise them in all their cuteness with this sweet Christmas cross stitch kit, designed by Maria Diaz. Why not make this into a Christmas cross stitch cushion and put it out on a comfy chair with Santa's mince pie and sherry every Christmas Eve?

15. Badgers Christmas cross stitch kit

The natural world at Christmas. Surely all the animals put up Christmas trees and decorations in their underground dwellings?! This sweet Christmas cross stitch kit gives us that whimsical feeling of taking a peek into another world. Here is Mrs Badger hanging up the Christmas stockings with her two little badgers. If you are a family of 4, why not add backstitch initials to the 4 stocking tops in this design to personalise it for your family?

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16. Mini gnome cross stitch kit

How adorable is this mini Christmas gnome cross stitch from MouseLoft? You can stitch up this pattern as a beginner cross stitcher, as it mostly uses whole cross stitch and a small amount of backstitch.

You'll be able to work up this design in one evening, which makes it a satisfyingly quick project. You could make it into a lovely little Christmas card to give to someone special.

In the kit, you will find high-quality materials including aida fabric (14hpi Zweigart), threads (DMC), needles and full easy-to-follow instructions.

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17. Kids Christmas cross stitch kit

Looking for something to keep the kids busy over the Christmas holidays? These cute and fun 'first' cross stitch kits are perfect for little hands.

They are worked on a wooden aida so much easier to hold onto than fabric, and the pre-punched holes are ready to be stitched! Cross stitch for kids is a great way to get your little ones working on their dexterity and motor skills.

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18. Mini hoops Christmas cross stitch kit

How adorable! These mini hoops are really quick makes and would look wonderful hanging on your Christmas tree. They can be brought out every year to add that extra special homemade touch to your decor.

In the kit, you'll find four lovely designs, all the thread you need, hoops, fabric and your counted cross stitch. You'll also get a bunch of extras (like a needle, Christmas ribbon and backing).

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19. Horse Christmas cross stitch kit

A beautiful golden glow and warm welcome radiate from this design. The kit comes with Cotton fabric 16 ct unprinted Aida, cotton threads in 18 colours, needle and colour pattern. It's certainly a whopper of a stitch but will be well worth it in the end!

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20. Driving home for Christmas cross stitch kit

King of Christmas Chris Rea got this song into our heads and now we can't get it out – and why would we want to? Keep the excitement alive in your home throughout Christmas with this colourful Christmas cross stitch kit.

It comes with 14-count aida, pre-sorted thread, needle, pattern and instructions. We love this design, but these are non-branded threads so we would not recommend washing your stitching with this one.

Driving home Christmas cross stitch kit, Etsy

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21. Fox Christmas card cross stitch kit

Hello there, Mr Fox, we like your woolly scarf! This Christmas cross stitch kit contains all the threads, fabric and instructions you need to work this sweet design. Plus tips on getting the fluffy finish on the scarf, and an oval card mount to finish this design as a lovely Christmas card!

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22. Mini Christmas cross stitch cushion kit

This sweet Christmas cross stitch cushion kit is very appealing. The kit comes with all the thread, fabric and instructions you need to work the design and includes the fabric and instructions you need for making up into a cushion as well - you just need to supply your own cushion stuffing.

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23. Snowman mini Christmas cross stitch kit

Here's a sweet little stitch to get you in the mood for Christmas! The snowman Christmas cross stitch kit is quick and easy to stitch as it only uses whole cross stitch.

In the kit you'll find a piece of 14-count Zweigart Aida fabric, pre-sorted DMC threads in 11 colours, a John James cross stitch needle, a printed colour cross stitch chart and instructions for how to do cross stitch.

You can add an embroidery hoop if you wish!

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24. Penguin Christmas cross stitch kit

This cute penguin Christmas cross stitch kit is a beautiful project for beginners to cross stitch, a simple design yet with a really adorable outcome.

The kit contains everything you need to create this cute design, then you can either leave it in the hoop and display it or make it into a Christmas card for your favourite person!

christmas cross stitch kits penguin

25. Robin Christmas cross stitch kit

The robin is a true signal of winter and Christmas in the UK, and they certainly are much loved by all, and we can see why! Their beautiful plumage and delicate features make them iconic.

This mini robin Christmas cross stitch would make a wonderful project for anyone who loves these sweet birds. Once you have completed it, it would look lovely hanging on your Christmas tree.

christmas cross stitch kit - robin design

26. Gift tags Christmas cross stitch kit

This quick and fun project will allow you to add a homemade touch to your Christmas gifts this year! In the kit, you'll find five different designs - Christmas tree, gingerbread man, festive bell, Christmas pudding, and Christmas bauble. This means you'll have plenty of tags to go around!

christmas cross stitch kits tags

27. Ho ho ho! Christmas cross stitch kit

This Christmas cross stitch kit would make a fun festive project for yourself, or you could gift it to a crafty friend this Christmas time! This modern design is perfect for beginner stitchers or anyone looking to get into this fun craft.

christmas cross stitch kit - ho ho ho

28. Christmas cross stitch kit

These tiny motifs make one larger cross stitch picture, they're so cute and fun! Create it yourself, or gift it to a friend who wants to try cross stitch. This would be a great gift for someone new to the craft. You can also add a needle minder to make it extra special.

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29. Snowman Christmas cross stitch kit

Make your own cute snowman bauble with this charming kit from Bobo Stitch. This sweet decoration will add a lovely homemade touch to your tree year after year!

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30. Home alone Christmas cross stitch kit

It's not really Christmas without watching Home Alone! Create this fun and simple cross stitch in honour of this classic movie. Everything you'll need is included in the kit, and it's even packaged neatly in a box, ideal if you're giving the kit as a gift!

Home Alone Christmas cross stitch kit, Etsy

31. Sausage dog Christmas cross stitch kit

You'd be barking not to love this jumper-wearing little sausage! He'd make a lovely Christmas card as he's little and quick to make. Or if you don't want to let him go, you could just keep it for yourself as a festive treat.

Sausage dog Christmas cross stitch kit, Etsy

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Cross stitch Christmas stocking kits

32. Snowman cross stitch Christmas stocking kit

Sticking with the beauty of a traditional band sampler, how about bringing that practicality and style to a cross stitch Christmas stocking kit?

This Christmas cross stitch kit from The Historical Sampler Company does all the hard work for you. They have worked out the exact shape you need to make a lovely chunky stocking in this cross stitch Christmas stocking kit and give you the patterns, fabric and threads you need to recreate that ideal shape.

An alphabet is supplied so you can chart your preferred name, and you also get a gold-plated needle, too!

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33. Gingerbread Christmas stocking kit

Another gorgeous kit from The Historic Sampler Company! This Lovely stocking will be treasured for years to come by the lucky recipient. With a cute gingerbread pattern, and alphabet included, you can make this stocking personalised!

The kit contains everything you need to create the finished stocking. If you are buying the kit as a gift there's also the option to add a gift box, which contains other stitchy gifts and treats.

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34. Fuzzy penguin Christmas stocking kit

How adorable is this fuzzy penguin stocking? Even better is that it can be personalised with the recipient's name! Everything you need is included in the kit and once you're finished you can add an extra dimension by attaching the cute pom poms.

christmas cross stitch kits penguin

35. Snowman and bunny Christmas stocking kit

This lovely stocking kit from Design Works is beaming with bright colour and festive fun! Packed with snowmen, bunnies and fairy lights, this stocking will go down a treat with the little ones. The kit has everything you need to finish the stocking!

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Sending the gift of stitching

Giving somebody a cross stitch kit is a great way to show you care about their interests and hobbies. Whether they are a stitching pro or they are interested in giving it a go, a cross stitch kit is a perfect gift.

There is a tonne of kits available on the market, suitable for all tastes. A beginner kit is a great place to start since it can be enjoyed by stitchers of all levels.


Cross stitch kits for all occasions

The great thing about cross stitch kits is they can be suitable for any occasion. If you'd like to buy someone a cross stitch kit for a birthday or other special occasion, get inspired with these modern cross stitch kits.


Hannah BellisKnitting Editor, Gathered

Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at www.youtube.com/PapercraftTV.

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