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15 Christmas crackers for a dreamy table setting this holiday season

We've found a Christmas cracker for every festive style

Christmas crackers are one of the oldest holiday traditions. As well as completing your Christmas table setting, they add some fun to the dinner table and these days can even contain a gift worth keeping (or drinking).

While you'll now find a whole range of themed crackers from beauty to jewellery-filled, you can never go wrong with more traditional options either. With sustainability in mind, some have been created using minimal plastic and recycled materials, plus we've found lots of reusable options to bring out year after year.

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From luxury Fortnum & Mason crackers to John Lewis's 'fill your own' and handmade offerings from NotOnTheHighStreet, here are all of the must-have Christmas crackers still available to shop now...

Best Christmas crackers for 2022

Fortnum & Mason Christmas crackers

Christmas Cheer crackers, £150 for six, Fortnum & Mason

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These beautiful navy and gold Fortnum & Mason crackers contain the ultimate post-dinner treat, a Fortnum's tipple and easy to follow cocktail recipe created by their master mixologists.

Fortnum's x Forever crackers, £85 for six, Fortnum & Mason

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Designed to last a lifetime, the Fortnum's x Forever reusable Christmas crackers have been made with soft emerald green fabric and come empty to be filled with treats of your choice.

The Magnificence Christmas crackers, £1,000 for six, Fortnum & Mason

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If you really want to treat your guests, Fortnum's set of opulent Magnificence Christmas crackers contains gifts to keep forever, from their silver-plated tea strainer to their olivewood & sterling silver honey drizzler.

John Lewis Christmas crackers

Winter Fayre Snowflake Christmas crackers, £35 for six, John Lewis

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Since 2020, John Lewis has made a commitment to remain plastic-free with their Christmas cracker contents. These crackers in winter white and gold will suit almost every table setting. They each contain a hat, motto, snap and a wooden gift.

Community Garden Holly Fill Your Own Christmas crackers, £8 for six, John Lewis

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Going for a green or botanical theme? These festive Holly-printed crackers will complement it perfectly. Made from recyclable materials, they're designed to be filled with your own gifts.

Fever-Tree Edinburgh Gin Christmas cracker, £8.50 each, John Lewis

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Containing a double shot of Edinburgh Gin and a 150ml Fever Tree mixer, this is our kind of Christmas cracker.

Liberty London Christmas crackers

Nancy & Betty Tartan crackers, £49.95 for six, Liberty

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Adorned with tartan print and finished with a red bow, these Nancy & Betty crackers are chic and so festive. Inside you'll find gifts like wild flower seeds, a wooden yo-yo, tea bag, miniature jar of jam, bobbin of wool or wooden honey stick.

Nancy & Betty London Christmas crackers, £49.95 for six, Liberty

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These stylish crackers are London-themed, printed with black cabs, red buses, Big Bens and Buckingham Palace guards. Each one contains a miniature prize, with a selection that includes a nutmeg grater, mini whisk, honey drizzler and wooden dice.

Betsy Star Sloe Gin cracker, £11.95 each, Liberty

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If your dinner guests are gin fans, they'll love these Liberty Christmas crackers. Dressed in the brand's new Betsy Star print, they're filled with a miniature bottle of sloe gin and Liberty print party hat.

NotOnTheHighStreet Christmas crackers

Zebra Pattern Eco crackers, £45 for six, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Forgo the more traditional designs with these amazing zebra print crackers this Christmas. 

Nancy & Betty North Pole Friends Christmas crackers, £29.95 for six, NotOnTheHighStreet

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How cute are these North Pole Friends Christmas crackers? Made with luxurious thick paper stock and finished with ribbon, they'll arrive in a presentation box and each contain six mini gifts.

Gold Foiled Stars Christmas crackers, £6 each, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Support a smaller business with these customisable star-print Christmas crackers. They come with handwritten name tags and you'll find a hat inside each one.

Chocolate Christmas crackers

Mini Chocolate Christmas crackers, £18 for 10, Hotel Chocolat

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Hotel Chocolat crackers always sell out super quickly. Filled with delicious chocolates and with space to write your guests' names on each one, they're a must for your table setting this holiday season.

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles cracker, £3 each, Ocado

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These days, Lindt truffles are as much a Christmas icon as a chocolate coin. At just £3 each, these crackers are an easy win.

Butlers Milk Chocolate Truffles Christmas cracker, £2.50 each, Harvey Nichols

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Fans of chocolate truffles will love these Butlers crackers and they're just £2.50 each.

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