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11 Christmas crackers still available for a dreamy table setting this holiday season

We've found a Christmas cracker for every festive style

Christmas crackers
Hollie Brotherton
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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Christmas crackers are one of the oldest holiday traditions. As well as completing your table setting, these days they can even contain a gift actually worth keeping (or at least 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, many have been created using minimal plastic and recycled materials, plus we've found reusable options to bring out year after year.

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

How we chose the best Christmas crackers

  • Availability: Now we're getting so close to Christmas, many of the bestselling crackers are sold out. We've searched for the very best options still available to shop.
  • Price: We've only included crackers that we believe are worth price for the contents, design and level of sustainability.
  • Aesthetics: We think all of the Christmas crackers featured will upgrade your table settings this holiday season.

The best Christmas crackers to shop now

  • M&S Christmas Crackers

    M&S Christmas crackers

    M&S Luxury Christmas Crackers

    How many: Eight crackers

    What's inside: A hat, a joke, and gifts, including a bottle opener, mini grater, Karabiner, nail clippers, mini playing cards, two cookie cutters and a trolley token keyring.

    Shipping: You can order with Nominated Day Delivery until 22 December or for Store Collection as late as 23 December to collect your crackers on Christmas Eve.

    These beautiful white and gold illustrated crackers with gold raffia ribbons are still available but they're selling fast. Everything in the box is 100% plastic free and recyclable.

  • Harrods Christmas Crackers

    Harrods Christmas crackers

    Harrods Disco Daze Christmas Crackers

    How many: Six crackers

    What's inside: An assortment of small gifts, including an egg cup, silver pen, bottle opener, silver whistle, cookie cutters and cocktail stirrer.

    Shipping: Order by 19 December for guaranteed Christmas Delivery. UK Delivery is free for orders over £100.

    We're a little bit obsessed with these glittering Christmas crackers adorned with satin bows from Harrods. In hot pink and festive red, they'll make your Christmas table setting look amazing.

  • Hotel Chocolat Christmas Crackers

    Hotel Chocolat Christmas crackers

    Hotel Chocolat Christmas Crackers

    How many: 10 crackers

    What's inside: A gourmet chocolate. Hotel Chocolat's Pecan Praline, Wafer Praline, Dizzy Praline, Salted Caramel Cream or Caramel Cheesecake.

    Shipping: Order up to 22 December with Next Day Delivery at both Hotel Chocolat or John Lewis to receive them in time for Christmas.

    You can't go wrong with Hotel Chocolat's Christmas crackers. A sell-out every year, each one is filled with a delicious chocolate. With space to write your guests' names on each one, they're an easy win for your table setting this holiday season.

  • Harvey Nichols Christmas Crackers

    Harvey Nichols Christmas crackers

    Harvey Nichols Luxurious Christmas Crackers

    How many: Six crackers

    What's inside: A joke, a gold or silver paper crown and a keepsake or treat from the Harvey Nichols Food Market. This could be a black Harvey Nichols champagne stopper, a jar of Raspberry Jam, a pocket-sized tin of Minted Mints, a Crème de Cassis miniature, a metal slinky or a wooden honey stirrer.

    Shipping: Order up to 22 December with Next Day Delivery to receive them in time for Christmas.

    This year, Harvey Nichols has launched their own luxury Christmas crackers, and they're as amazing as you'd expect. With pink to blue ombré packaging to brighten up your dinner table and filled with premium foodie gifts you'll want to keep, order quickly before they all sell out.

  • John Lewis Christmas Crackers

    John Lewis crackers

    John Lewis Fill-Your-Own Christmas Crackers

    How many: Six crackers

    What's inside: A joke and paper hat. Otherwise, they're designed to be filled with your own gifts.

    Shipping: Order up to 22 December with Next Day Delivery to receive them in time for Christmas.

    These Christmas tree crackers with red ribbons come empty (besides a joke and a hat), ready to be filled with the treats of your choosing. Everything in the box is fully recyclable.

  • Nancy & Betty Christmas Crackers

    Nancy & Betty crackers

    Nancy & Betty North Pole Friends Christmas Crackers

    How many: Six crackers

    What's inside: A cookie cutter, crayons, wooden dice, badge, wooden spinner and eraser.

    Shipping: Order by 18 December for guaranteed (free) Christmas Delivery.

    Nancy & Betty's handmade Christmas crackers are a popular choice every year thanks to their cute festival designs and sustainably-made packaging. Each cracker is recyclable and contains only plastic free gifts. Made with luxurious thick paper stock and finished with ribbon, they'll arrive in a presentation box and each contain six mini gifts.

  • Fortnum & Mason Christmas Crackers

    Fortnum spirit crackers

    Fortnum & Mason The Spirits of Christmas Crackers

    How many: Six crackers

    What's inside: A Fortnum’s spirit with a cocktail recipe crafted by the mixologists at 45 Jermyn St, plus a traditional paper crown and joke.

    Shipping: Order by 21 December with Named Day or Next Day Delivery to receive in time for Christmas.

    Christmas table decorations don't get much more luxe than these Fortnum crackers filled with a festive tipple, plus an easy to follow cocktail recipe created by the master mixologists at 45 Jermyn St. The celestial emerald green packaging will look stunning as part of your table setting.

  • Dunelm Christmas Crackers

    Dunelm Christmas crackers

    Dunelm Green Kraft Christmas Crackers

    How many: Six crackers

    What's inside: A fortune card, joke sheet, snap and a red tissue hat.

    Shipping: These crackers are no longer available to order for Home Delivery but you can pick them up from store using Click & Collect in as little as three hours.

    At just £6 for eight, Dunelm's Christmas crackers are the most affordable on the market, and they look much more expensive. They have the most elegant illustrated design.

  • Fever-Tree Gin & Mixer Crackers

    Gin Christmas crackers

    Fever-Tree Gin & Mixer Cracker Set

    How many: Four crackers

    What's inside: A variety of gins (50ml) and Fever-Tree tonics (150ml).

    Shipping: Order up to 22 December with Next Day Delivery to receive them in time for Christmas.

    A boozy cracker containing a mini gin and mini Fever-Tree tonic is the perfect refreshing start to any Christmas meal. This pack comes with four different gin varieties and Fever Tree tonics in bold bright packaging. 

  • Charbonnel et Walker Christmas Cracker

    Christmas cracker truffle

    Charbonnel et Walker Champagne Truffles Cracker

    How many: One cracker

    What's inside: Three milk chocolate truffles with a milk chocolate, butter and Marc de Champagne centre in icing sugar.

    Shipping: Order up to 22 December with Next Day Delivery to receive them in time for Christmas.

    Coming in firmly under the category of Christmas crackers with gifts you actually want is this Charbonnel et Walker cracker, which contains three delicious milk chocolate champagne truffles.

  • Slip Christmas Cracker

    Slip cracker

    Slip Silk Scrunchie Cracker

    How many: One cracker

    What's inside: One large, one medium and three small silk Slip scrunchies.

    Shipping: Order up to 22 December with Next Day Delivery from Cult Beauty or LookFantastic to receive in time for Christmas.

    Slip's silk scrunchies are so popular thanks to the specially selected elastic and high-grade mulberry silk they're made from. They protect your hair from damage and breakage, while also ensuring you're not left with those annoying ridges. With super pretty packaging too, we think these would be the perfect finishing touch for a girls' Christmas dinner.

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