Searching for the best Christmas crackers to buy in 2021? This is an integral part of your Christmas table decor – and it's a tradition upheld by many. Whether you pull yours whilst eating your festive breakfast or Christmas lunch is your choice, but these are undoubtedly the top picks out there.
The majority of these Christmas crackers are also eco-friendly since they can be recycled, and we've tried to only include crackers that contain products people will actually use, or crackers that you fill yourself with treats.
See the best luxury options around this year, to decorate your table – and to wow guests – in style. Once you're done, check out the Livingetc Christmas gift guide for 2021 – for present ideas chosen by top interior designers.
The best Christmas crackers to buy in 2021
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1. Fortnum & Mason Snowy Christmas Crackers, Set of 6
If you have a flexible budget when it comes to Christmas crackers, then these ones from Fortnums will be loved by all. They're handsomely decorated and stuffed with goodies from Christmas cookie cutters to utensils, as well as a Fortnum and Mason recipe, a paper crown and a joke. Fancy, fabulous and festive, they are even white and gold so as to fit in with your Christmas colour scheme...
2. Rockett St George Naughty & Nice Christmas Crackers, Set of 6
These Christmas crackers from one of our favourite brands are stuffed with one of their lovely pouch bags, each with an inspiring slogan adorned on the front. You can use this bag for storing anything from your makeup to your iPad Mini. As well as this, you'll find a funky party hat and a cheeky joke hidden in there, too. They come in a set of 6, with 3 reading 'Naughty' and decorated in black, the other 3 white crackers reading 'Nice'. For a truly stylish setup, these Christmas crackers are brilliant.
3. 2 Green Monkeys Sustainable Reusable Personalised Christmas Cracker, Set of 5
These crackers look lovely on the table, and they double up as napkins! Talk about sustainable. In pretty pastel shades, you can fill them with whatever you want and have names embroidered on the front, so they can be used as place settings too. They are velvet and they come in a mix of colours. Pop your own presents or mini chocolates in there.
4. Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Table Cracker
If you're feeding a table of chocolate lovers, then these crackers from Hotel Chocolat ought to impress. You buy them in singles and they are filled with playfully shaped chocolates. A gold paper crown also sits inside as well as a joke, as you'd expect, and you can buy one for £5 or three for £12. Plus, they are white in colour and adorned with a ribbon so as to let the rest of your table decor do the impressing.
5. Cox & Cox Luxury Handmade Golden Deco Stars Crackers
In stylish black and gold, these handmade crackers will add a lovely, subtle metallic accent to your Christmas table and are finished with a grosgrain ribbon. They are filled with brilliant gifts for foodies including a mini grater, a mini strawberry jam and even a honey dipper. The best part? These crackers are made with sustainably sourced paper and printed with vegetable-based inks. Just remove the ribbon and you can recycle everything else.
6. John Lewis & Partners Merry Christmas Fill Your Own Christmas Crackers, Set of 6
These fabulously budget-friendly crackers from John Lewis are plastic-free and the idea is that you fill them yourself. They do come with hats and a joke inside, both of which are recyclable. If you are searching for eco-friendly crackers that don't skimp on style, these are them. Decorated with the words 'Merry Christmas', their ribbons are even made with paper.
7. NEOM Christmas Cracker
You can now create a Christmas cracker for someone special at NEOM – to cater to their wants and likes. Firstly you can choose the design of your cracker, then it's time to pick two small wellbeing products. You can choose anything from essential oils to pillow mist. Then, add it to your cart and create another for someone else, if you wish. Otherwise, this makes a lovely stocking filler idea.
Annie is Livingetc's Deputy Ecommerce Editor, and with a penchant for shopping and four years of ecommerce experience in her cart, she's more than equipped to advise when it comes to exactly the home decor you need to buy for your home. With a particular love of home fragrance, she always ensures her interiors emanate a luxurious scent to match her bijou residence. Annie and her team work to provide you with the best in-class content, whether you are searching for fluffy towels for your bathroom, clever drawer organizers for your kitchen or even a new dinnerware set for when guests come to dine. Whatever the season — or the latest trend — Annie and her team work to cover events for Livingetc, whether that be holidays or sale events, spanning Mother's Day to Black Friday.
Annie's knowledge has been sprawled across several homes websites, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens and Gardeningetc. She has also injected her ecommerce skills into the titles of Woman & Home and Country & Townhouse.
Annie lives in South East London in a sizeable two-bed apartment with her husband-to-be and her Pug called Doug. Annie's space, though surprisingly substantial, lacks storage space meaning that she's always on the lookout for things to buy to maximize space at home. She's currently redecorating this space whilst on a budget, and loves discovering a dupe or DIYing something to look triple its price tag. Next on her list of things to do at home are DIY crittal-style doors leading from her living room to her hallway.
You can follow Annie's home Instagram account at @athome.withannie.
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