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20 of the UK's best Christmas crackers for 2022!

20 of the UK's best Christmas crackers for 2022!

Oct 4, 2022

Editor’s note: Looking for Christmas crackers for 2022? Try our brand-new, luxury gin-and-tonic-filled crackers! Available now on our Craft Gin Club online shop. Shop now >>

No festive dinner table is complete without a brightly coloured Christmas cracker adorning each place setting! And while we here at Craft Gin Club love the fun, traditional crackers for the cheesy jokes and ridiculous paper hats, sometimes the Big Day - whether it’s Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, or whenever you’re getting the whole tribe of loved ones over for a feast - calls for something a little bit special!

Luckily, there are a whole host of gorgeous crackers offering treats inside that are considerably more pleasurable than a neon green miniature plastic comb (and better for the planet too, because you’ll actually, you know, use them!).

Whether you want to surprise your guests with some delicious sweets, a few luxurious fragrances, get the laughs going with some fun Christmas party games or - best of all - a perfect serve of craft gin with beautifully paired artisan tonic, we’ve chosen 20 of the best Christmas crackers for your table!

The 20 best Christmas crackers for Christmas 2022:

The best alcohol Christmas crackers:

Craft Gin Club gin Christmas crackers

Very Merry Gin Crackers and Very Berry Gin Crackers
£19.95 for four
Craft Gin Club

New and better than ever for 2022!

The Craft Gin Club’s luxe selection of boozy crackers (resplendent in festive, gin-based livery and gold lamé ribbons) contain a 50ml gin sample,150ml tin of tonic water, a joke and ubiquitous paper party hat. Merchant’s Hearts range of gin-enhancing tonic water is the mixer of choice, which pairs with the chosen gins to perfection. We were more than happy to discover that Sibling Distillery’s negroni-inspired gin makes an excellent, spicy G&T, while the old school dandelion and burdock flavour combo in the Burleigh signature gin works wonders with The Merchant’s heart light tonic. Cracking.

— Richard Hood, Independent

Prosecco Christmas crackers

Prosecco Christmas Crackers
£36.99/£5 to reserve
Virgin Wines

The best Christmas crackers with sweets inside:

Christmas crackers with Hotel Chocolate chocolates inside

Chocolate Christmas Table Cracker
£5 each
Hotel Chocolate

Christmas crackers with sweeties inside

Red Snowflake Christmas Cracker
£3.50 each
Fudge Kitchen

The best Christmas crackers for pets:

The Cat's Christmas Cracker Fortnum & Mason

The Cat’s Christmas Cracker
Fortnum & Mason

Christmas Crackers for pets

Luxury Personalised Christmas Cracker: Pet Treats
Not On The High Street

The best Christmas crackers with beauty products inside:

Beauty product Christmas crackers

Molton Brown Floral & Citrus Christmas Cracker Bodycare Gift Set
John Lewis & Partners

Oskia beuaty Christmas crackers

Oskia Cracker
£14 per cracker
Oskia London

The best crackers that have confetti inside!

Christmas crackers with confetti inside

Confetti Crackers
£8.49 for six
Pretty Little Party Shop

Multicolour Star Confetti Crackers

Multicolour Star Confetti Small Crackers
£25 for a pack of six
Meri Meri

The best DIY Christmas cracker sets!

DIY Christmas Crackers

Orange Make & Fill Your Own DIY Recyclable Christmas Cracker Craft Kits & Boards
The Little Crafty Bugs Company

DIY Christmas crackers

Christmas Cracker Kit
TheDorothyDays (on Etsy)

Best Christmas crackers for gardeners!

Christmas cracker with flower seeds inside

Nancy & Betty Sprouts Christmas Cracker
£38 for a set of six crackers

Christmas crackers with seeds in

Luxury Christmas Crackers With Seeds
£27 for each box of six

The best Christmas crackers with games inside!

Fun Christmas cracker with game inside

Penguin Racing Christmas Crackers
£25 for six

Christmas crackers with games inside

6 Lakeland Gingerbread Bowling Crackers
£24.99 for each set of six

Best eco-friendly Christmas crackers!

Eco-Friendly Christmas Crackers

Father Christmas Luxury Christmas Crackers
£25 for six
Nancy & Betty

One tree planted for every cracker set bought!

Recyclable Christmas cracker suggestion

Woodland Recycled Crackers
£17 per set of six

Best personalised Christmas crackers!

Personalised Christmas crackers suggestion

Personalised Handwritten Crackers READY MADE
£30 for a set of six
Bespoke & Oak

Personalised Luxury Christmas Crackers 2022

Luxury Personalised Christmas Cracker: Family Treats
£14.50 each
The Handmade Christmas Co. on Not On The High Street

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