THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CRACKER
For the a well dressed dinner table nothing says Christmas like a luxurious cracker, and we're not talking the quaver variety!
Luxury comes in many forms with many luxury brands fall over themselves to create that ultimate cracker. Here we unveil our selection of this years top six.
FORTNUM & MASON TARTAN RIBBON
Decorated in deep red and dark green and individually finished with tartan bows, these traditional crackers contain a crown, entertaining scroll and, and a wonderful gift - from Hendrick's gin to Fortnum's chocolates and soaps.
Priced at £65.00 for six
Website: Fortnum & Mason
HOTEL CHOCOLATE RATHER LARGE CHRISTMAS CRACKER
It doesn’t just look like a cracker, it sounds like one too: this unapologetically huge centrepiece includes that classic ‘snap’ so your Christmas can go off with a rather large bang! That, and spilling 40 chocolates and 12 paper hats and jokes across your dining table. Enough for all your friends and family to look the part as they tuck in to their rather large roast.
Gifts include chocolate flavours such as honey and cashew, mulled wine, and treacle tart, as well as chocolate Santas, classic champagne truffles, gin and rum-filled chocs and salted caramel cups. And then there are 12 quality gold paper hats and an envelope of classically terrible jokes carrying a humour warning.
Priced at £36.00 for one
Website: Hotel Chocolate
SELFRIDGES GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE
These classy champagne-coloured crackers are handmade in England exclusively for Selfridges, these crackers from Celebration Crackers are a luxurious take on the Christmas essential. In sparkling glitter and textured paper and finished with a grosgrain ribbon and a bell, each is filled with a luxury gift
Gifts include metal compass, bullet pen, champagne stopper, heart keyring, cast iron bottle stop, measuring cup, silver cufflinks, hip flask, combination lock, star keyring, wine bottle stop
Priced at £65.00 for six
The Asprey Christmas cracker is the cream of the crop! and has become something of a festive highlight asince it was introduced in 2004, adding its own unique touch of luxury to a traditional British Christmas.
Gifts include: one sterling silver gift from dice case, candleholder, bookmark, mirror, egg timer, bracelet, trinket box, cufflinks, keyring, egg cup, bell or scent bottle
Priced at £210.00 each
LIBERTY LONDON PEACOCK CRACKERS
These Christmas crackers make an eye-catching, treasure-filled addition to a seasonal dining arrangement. Offering a glitzy Christmas spin on traditional festive motifs, this set of six decorative traditional crackers will give your table setting an extra dash of sparkle. Crafted from high-quality paper and packed full of handy trinkets for all to enjoy, these crackers are the perfect choice for visiting guests.
Luxury gift inside each cracker, include a selection including compass, pen, keychain, wine stopper, cufflinks, photo frame, compact mirror, combination padlock and photo holder
Priced at £39.95 for six
Website: Liberty London
A shining centrepiece for your dinner party. Filled with three sparkling scents – romantic Red Roses Cologne, enchanting English Oak & Redcurrant Body & Hand Wash, and zesty Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème.
Priced at £32.00 each
Website: Jo Malone London