10 luxury Christmas crackers to impress with

No Christmas table is complete without a line of crackers, ready to pull when the feast begins. Who can resist a silly paper hat or corny joke? This year we’ve sourced plenty of reusable crackers, or crackers which can be purchased individually – to avoid the unnecessary waste.

There are bottles of booze, jars of condiments, personalised options and much more… There’s much joy to be had when ‘winning’ a cracker and receiving an extra gift on Christmas Day.

10 luxury Christmas crackers to impress with

Fever Tree’s crackers

Buy a friend a favourite drink, no bar required, with Fever Tree’s cute crackers. Each pairs a flavoured tonic or ginger ale with a quality spirit like Ketel One vodka or Mermaid pink gin. Available from John Lewis (£8.50 each or £34 or 4).

Fever Tree crackers

Kaneo bespoke velvet crackers

If you’re looking for a sustainable cracker option this year, these bespoke velvet crackers from Kaneo are our pick. The brand launched with an aim to put an end to the unnecessary cracker waste contributed to landfill each year – estimated to be a jaw-dropping 40 million. The crackers are made to last, and come in six lovely prints, from tartan to leopard print, making a great early present for the friend who loves to host. Jokes are also available via a QR code – neat. Available from Kaneo, in a box of 6 (£59).


Sous Chef’s luxury spice crackers

A little jar of Baharat spice mix or garam masala is SO much better than a mini notebook that you’ll toss away – don’t you think? These six crackers from Sous Chef are decorated with a beautiful design, and alongside the jar they include a hat, motto, and a QR code that you can scan to find recipes to enjoy with your new spice blend. Sous Cher (£48).

Heinz crackers

Meri Meri assorted crackers

For something rather different, check out the wide selection of crackers available from Meri Meri – their eye-catching collection is guaranteed to add some sparkle to your table and each of their designs certainly deliver on FUN. Our favourites include their confetti crackers, which scatter glitter around your table or their Christmas tree crackers, which the kids are sure to love. Available from Meri Meri (prices starting from £23 for 6).

meri meri crackers

Selfridges stripe-print recycled crackers

These crackers are not only gorgeous, they’re also made of 100% recycled card. The Little Green Cracker Company who produce them exclusively for Selfridges have recently been shortlisted for a P.E.A (A leading sustainability award). Inside you might find a scented tealight, shampoo bar, pea shoot seeds, teabags, jam, or wildflower seeds. Available from Selfridges (£55).


Drinks By Post Christmas crackers

Your Christmas table will look like a setting from Pinterest with these 100% recyclable and 100% plastic-free personalised crackers. Each one, which can be personalised right down to the colour and finishing ribbon, comes filled with a pre-mixed cocktail (or non-alcoholic version for drivers, and hot chocolate stick for kids) as well as an acorn to plant afterwards. Available from The Buffalo (£18 each or £100 for 6, includes personalisation).

drinks by post cracker

York Gin Christmas crackers

The fact of the matter is, gin and tonic in a cracker just IS very exciting. So we’re also including the option from York based gin distillery named, unsurprisingly, York Gin. Available as a single single purchase or in a bundle of 6, inside you’ll find a miniature bottle or gin, a small can of Fever-Tree tonic and its very own gin joke. Available from York Gin (£10 each or £60 for 6).

York gin crackers

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Table crackers

They may be small, but they sure are mighty. Filled with not one but three gourmet chocolates, these crackers can be bought individually or as a set of 3. We won’t ruin the surprise by telling you which chocolate figures are inside, but as you can see, they’re festive as anything! Available from Hotel Chocolat (£5 each or 3 for £12).

Hotel Chocolat crackers

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Christmas Cracker

For the whisky loyalists, we love Johnnie Walker’s Gold Label Reserve Cracker. Not only is the spirit inside top quality, they are also bought individually, saving on unnecessary waste if you are a smaller group this year. The cracker includes 200ml of the Gold Label Reserve – a smashing gift that is sure to be sipped and enjoyed post dinner. And you get the satisfaction that you’ve avoided the plastic tat that gets thrown away on Boxing Day! Available from Whisky World (£17.90 each).

Johnnie Walker crackers

Claridge’s crackers

As you can expect, the crackers from one of London’s finest 5* hotels are the ultimate in luxury. Each cracker has a shimmering gold and silver crown and a keepsake inspired by the hotel’s culinary heritage. There’s a mother of pearl spoon, crested egg cup and pot of Claridge’s honey, among other things. Available from Claridge’s (£85 for 6).

Claridges crackers


Or why not opt to make your own crackers this Christmas? We’ve got a handy guide that shows you how.

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