Whether you have guests staying in your home or you just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your bathroom, a Christmas hand towel is a subtle decor item that’s both festive and functional. A cute Christmas hand towel can add a fresh look to your bathroom, and it will be loved by your family and house guests alike.
No matter your Christmas style, there are plenty of hand towels to choose from. Pick a cheery red or bold gold if you really feel like making a statement, or a clean white or soft blue if you want something more subdued. There’s also plenty of Christmas prints and quotes from carols that look cute on a hand towel and totally scream Christmas. While you most likely are looking at this list for yourself, Christmas hand towels make great gifts as well, especially paired with a nice smelling candle.
Be sure to consider the material of the towels when you’re searching for Christmas hand towels. While they are decorative, you still want something that you like to use and is going to last. Microfiber towels are the most absorbent, while cotton towels are generally the softest.
Here’s our breakdown of the best Christmas hand towels, listed in no particular order.
1. Lenox Holiday Printed Hand Towel
This Christmas hand towel has a subtle holiday print, as it has a beige background with holly boughs and red berries. There is also a bright red piping, so it looks really nice in bathrooms that have red accents. The hand towel is 16 inches by 28 inches, and it’s made with 100% cotton so it’s soft and washes well. Lenox is known for creating numerous high quality Christmas decorations and goods, and this hand towel is no different. If you want to create an entire bathroom look around this towel, you could also purchase the matching shower curtain.
2. Decorative Christmas Gift Set Hand Towels
This set of six hand towels comes with three different Christmas patterns (two of each pattern). Whether you choose the Reindeer Collection, the Happy Holiday Collection, the Joy Collection, or the Santa Collection, each set has an embroidered design on the front of the towel. The towels are made with 100% Turkish combed cotton that is 600 grams per square meter, so the fabric is really soft and durable. Measuring at 12 inches by 20 inches, they are slightly narrow for a hand towel but still the perfect size for a powder room or guest bathroom. And because the set comes with six towels, you could easily keep a couple for yourself and give the rest away as gifts.
3. Collections Etc. Holiday Printed Bath Towels
This Christmas hand towel also comes with a bath towel and a wash cloth, so you can layer them all together on a towel bar for a purely decorative look, or hang the hand towel and use the bath towel and wash cloth separately. With a dark red background and a white strip with printed stockings and holly, these towels are very festive and add the perfect Christmas touch to your bathroom. The towels are on the thin side, but they are made with cotton so they are still soft to the touch.
4. NarwalDate Snowman Towel Set
If your bathroom has darker tones, this hand towel will match perfectly. With a dark green background, the towel will blend in nicely with heavier color schemes while still bringing a festive touch to your towel rack. There is an adorable snowman embroidered on the top, as well as a white band with red snowflakes. The towel set comes with three pieces: two hand towels (one is 11 inches by 18 inches and the other is 16 inches by 26 inches) and one bath towel (25 inches by 50 inches). Each of the towels within the set is really soft, and there is also a hanging loop on the back for added convenience.
5. Society6 Vintage Santa Hand Towel
This Christmas hand towel is great for someone who has a retro style, as the hand towel features the face of a vintage Santa Claus. The towel is artist designed, and it has a polyester-microfiber front and a cotton terry back. The material is the perfect blend of absorbency and softness, so it works well as a hand towel, especially one that’s going to get a lot of use in a guest bathroom or powder bathroom. The hand towel is 15 inches by 30 inches, so it’s slightly longer than most hand towels. This hand towel would also make a great Christmas gift for someone who loves Santa decor.
6. Spode Christmas Tree Hand Towel
Spode is a classic Christmas pattern that has become a collectible item in many homes. If you already have the Spode dinner plates, teacups, and ornaments, you can add a Spode Christmas tree hand towel to your bathroom. The towel is made of 100% cotton (other than the embellishment), so it’s soft and washes well. The white background of the towel will match almost any bathroom decor, and the iconic Spode design is the perfect Christmas pattern. This towel would make a great gift for someone who loves to collect Spode items.
7. Saturday Knight Outdoors Hand Towels
Buffalo plaid is a popular print that’s used for decorating for Christmas, and it’s often paired with trees, animals, and other winter decor. This red and black buffalo plaid print hand towel is perfect as a Christmas hand towel, as it has the print on the top and a small band of bears and paw prints along the bottom. It’s great for those who like to bring the outdoors in when decorating for the holidays, and it’s a print that is cute but won’t overwhelm your guests. The towel is made with 100% cotton terry jacquard so it’s soft and durable, and also makes it easy to wash and dry. There is also a matching bath rug, shower curtain, and more (found at the link below).
8. Mud Pie Reindeer Linen Towel
This towel is perfect for someone who loves reindeer, especially the classic story of Rudolph. The white towel has pictures of all nine reindeer, and has the words, “On Dasher, on Dancer…” and lists every reindeer’s name. The linen towel has a handmade look as each of the words is knit and the reindeer have adorable pom-pom noses. The towel is 14 inches by 20 inches, so it’s slightly smaller than most hand towels but still big enough to work perfectly in a bathroom.
9. The Royal Standard Merry Christmas Script Hand Towel
This hand towel has a very subtle Christmas design, so it’s ideal for someone who wants to decorate for Christmas but doesn’t want to emulate Clark Griswold. The white towel has “Merry Christmas” written in a pretty gold script, so it’s the perfect accent piece in a bathroom. The towel is made with cotton/linen blend so it’s easy to care for, and it measures at 18 inches by 30 inches so it’s nice and long.
10. Caspari Christmas Cheer Guest Towels
If you plan on having a lot of guests over during the holidays and don’t want everyone using your hand towels, disposable hand towels are a good option. This pack of 15 disposable hand towels is made with triple-ply tissue that is both biodegradable and compostable, so it’s a nice easy option that’s great for larger parties. The towels are white with three cute reindeer printed on top, so it’s a more festive choice over a standard pack of paper towels. If you want to carry the decorations out to where you’re dining, the same print is also available for napkins (found at the same link below).
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