The best Christmas crackers to shop online: from simple to luxurious

To pair with your delicious Christmas dinner 😋🎄🥧


by Ruby Barry |

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." - what Michael Bublé's dreamy voice is here to tell you is that the festive season is upon us, which can only mean you are on the search for the best Christmas crackers to liven up your dinner table decorations. After all, what is a Christmas dinner without some cracking crackers to pull with friends and family?

Closer's Christmas crackers to shop guide, at a glance:

Editor's Choice: Emma Bridgewater Christmas Crackers - View offer on John Lewis

Best traditional Christmas cracker: Deluxe Christmas Crackers - View offer on Amazon UK

Best beauty-themed Christmas cracker: Cath Kidston A Christmas Sky - View offer on Sainsbury's

Are you on the lookout for some traditional crackers, with paper crowns and bad Dad jokes inside? Or perhaps something more unique, like a beauty Christmas cracker? They even have whodunnit mystery crackers now, and they're such an exciting surprise for Christmas Day. Whatever you're in need of, we've got it here, with our ultimate Christmas cracker guide.

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Whilst we're here - have you started to get your presents sorted to gift to loved ones? It's never too early to prepare in our books. Check out our Christmas gift ideas for women for all you lovely ladies. For all those fathers out there, we have our Christmas Gifts for Dads list, because there are only so many socks you can gift them.

Right, let's get started with our shopping guide to the best Christmas crackers. You'd be crackers not to get these...(Get it? Sorry...)

SHOP: The best Christmas crackers for Xmas 2023

Best couples Christmas cracker

Naughty or Nice Cracker Setann summers


If you're having an intimate Christmas dinner for two, why not go extra cheeky with the Naughty or

Best unique-themed Christmas cracker

Lakeland Murder Mystery Whodunnit Christmas Crackers - Pack of 6lakeland
Price: £19.99 (LAST CHANCE TO BUY)


What a fantastic idea for a Christmas dinner activity - a mystery Whodunnit game! The set comes

Editor's Choice

Emma Bridgewater Christmas Celebration Christmas Crackers, Pack of 6john lewis


Our top pick for the best crackers has to be the Christmas Celebration Christmas Crackers,

Best traditional Christmas cracker

10 Pack Deluxe Christmas Crackers - 10 Red And Greenamazon
Price: £15.99


Sometimes you want something simple and traditional - and you can't get more traditional than the

Best pampering Christmas crackers

Cath Kidston A Christmas Sky 4 Crackerssainsbury's


However, sometimes you want to switch it up from mini pens and magic tricks - and this is where

Best budget Christmas cracker

Recyclable Green Kraft Crackers - Pack of 8dunelm


Crackers are only a small part of the day, so if you want to save your money for elsewhere - buy

Best activity-themed Christmas cracker

Kuckoo Crackers - 6 x 12-inch Build & Play Christmas Building Block Christmas Crackersamazon
Price: £18.95


Have fans of LEGO at the table? They'll love these Kuckoo Build & Play Building Block Christmas

Best reusable Christmas cracker

Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers - Pack of 6not on the high street


If you want some reusable crackers that you can refill every year with your own personalised

Best alcohol-themed Christmas cracker

Luxury Personalised Christmas Crackers: Premium Spirits - Pack of 1 to 6not on the high street


Any adult at the table will highly appreciate these Luxury Personalised Christmas Crackers, each

Best chocolate-themed Christmas cracker

Chocolate Christmas Table Cracker - Pack of 1+hotel chocolat


If your family likes to save your cracker pulling till after dinner, you'll love these delicious

Best bulk-buy Christmas crackers

FAST DELIVERY DIY Christmas Crackersetsy
Price: £3 - £18.80


If you're preparing to host a large group of people for Christmas Day, you'll want to bulk buy a

Best luxurious Christmas cracker

Fortnum's 1707 Crackers - Pack of 6Fortnum & mason


Finally on our list is something extra luxurious if you want to treat yourself and your dinner

Coolest cocktail crackers


Get some serious cool points at Christmas with this sleek set from MOTH. Not only do they look

Best crackers for wine lovers


This contains three different cans of Vinca's award winning, organic, wine. There's three cans to

Ruby Barry is a product writer for Closer Online, specialising in fashion and beauty. The team has nicknamed her "dupe queen", as there's not a product in the world she can't find a cheaper alternative for.

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