In whatever form you’re celebrating Christmas this year, investing in luxury Christmas crackers is an easy way to take your festivities to the next level. Surprise your bubble by making sure they get a gift they’ll want with our pick of the best luxury Christmas crackers to buy in 2022. At the end of the day, we all deserve something a bit special to raise our spirits this winter.
WHICH CHRISTMAS CRACKERS ARE THE BEST?
When shopping for Christmas crackers, particularly luxury Christmas crackers, there is a range of things to consider, from how many people you’ll have around the table for Christmas dinner to whether or not your family is more into gin and alcoholic gifts or chocolates and body washes. To ensure there’s a luxury Christmas cracker for everyone, we’ve compiled a range of different options for all tastes and interests.
HOW CAN YOU BUY CHRISTMAS CRACKERS SUSTAINABLY?
Before you shop for crackers, it’s important to make sure you consider the sustainability of your purchase, as with every purchase you make over the Christmas period.
A key advantage to luxury crackers is that you won’t be disposing of them as readily or as immediately, but you can do more. If you’re looking for sustainable crackers, take a close look at the packaging before you buy, avoiding options that contain plastic, and focus on the recyclable card that is glitter-free. Not all of these luxury crackers tick all of these boxes, but we’ve tried to include as many as possible that do, like this option from John Lewis. We’ve also included some reusable options below that you can fill yourself.
- NANCY & BETTY PHEASANT CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
This set of six Nancy & Betty crackers from Liberty London are handmade in England and inspired by British woodland, with a pheasant design and classic red bows. Each includes a hat and joke, of course, and a miniature gift. These include an eggcup, grater, honey drip, whisk, golf tees, and jam. All gifts are made from wood or metal, so there’s so wasteful plastic to throw away after dinner.
- JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS LUXURY CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
This set of silver crackers from John Lewis will bring some style and sophistication to your Christmas dinner table, complete with matching silver ribbons and a set of metal gifts with no plastic in sight. Gifts inside these crackers include a photo holder, shoehorn, trolley keyring, bottle opener, fish & chip fork, and a mirror. There’s also the cracker staples of a hat, snap, and a joke.
- JO MALONE ONLINE EXCLUSIVE CRACKER COLLECTION
Anyone who loves a good pamper session would love a Jo Malone cracker. This set of six has a beautiful geometric design that would look special on any table, but the real joy is the contents because there’s a covetable cologne or bath and body essential in each. It’s a great way to spoil friends and family, as well as try the brand’s luxurious products.
- M&S WORLD’S FUNNIEST* CRACKERS
Have you heard the one about the penguin? Maybe. It’s fair to say that most cracker jokes tend to be terrible, but M&S’ World’s Funniest* Crackers are made to be hilarious, with jokes from the likes of Keith Lemon, Dawn French, and Omid Djalili.
- JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS
This is a classic and luxury Christmas cracker with an elegant twist. Whether you receive a mirror or shoehorn, you definitely won’t want to throw your gift out, and as far as the packaging goes, they’re fully recyclable and PET-free with no glitter or plastic contents.
These Paperchase crackers are giving off major Fortnum & Mason vibes with their choice of green design and gold ribbons that will add an extra layer of charm and elegance to your table this Christmas, thanks to their marble design. As far as the gifts are concerned, they are an upgrade on the usual throwaway items, but without being so extravagant as to become incredibly expensive. For only £16, you’ll receive a box of six that includes a range of practical gifts, from a cookie cutter to a bottle opener.
- TOM SMITH
Having produced traditional Christmas crackers since 1847, Tom Smith can rely on both quality and design. As the holder of the Royal Warrant for Christmas crackers and wrapping paper, there is a definite sense of history and tradition here. The contents are as you would expect, as classic as they get, but with gifts that are carefully selected to have a practical use, from an egg cup to a pack of playing cards.
- HARVEY NICHOLS
Get the party off to a good start with Harvey Nichols’ crackers. You’ll find gifts you want to keep – from gin liqueur to delicious jam – without sacrificing the traditional cheesy jokes and party hats.
You can buy all the luxury Christmas crackers to make your Christmas celebration memorable and unique within your budget. So, how long are you going to be waiting? Get those seasonal items in now from luxury Christmas crackers, and you’ll be able to make your home merry in no time!