To make your Christmas lunch go off with a bang, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best Christmas crackers and their sweets and treats this season
By Pendle Harte
This year’s best Christmas crackers
These Confetti crackers are Katie Leamon’s most luxurious ones yet, with dinky gifts including indoor sparklers, a wooden puzzle, wooden dice, wooden spinning tops, colouring pencils and bumble bee soap.
Each cracker contains an exclusive Tart recipe card designed by Scribble & Daub with accompanying spice mix by Rooted Spice that are cleverly designed to incorporate Christmas leftovers.
Fever Tree’s crackers contain a miniature bottle of craft gin and the perfectly paired Fever-Tree tonic to go with it.
£7 each; johnlewis.com
Harrods’ colourful Circus crackers come with fun gifts such as a silver yo-yo, a wooden ruler and some stylish hatpins.
Claridge’s first ever crackers are filled with a host of stylish surprises inspired by the hotels’ culinary heritage. From a mother of pearl caviar spoon to a crested Claridge’s egg cup, these gifts are a cut above.
Jo Malone’s annual cracker is filled with tiny treats: Basil & Neroli Cologne, Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash, and compelling, addictive Mimosa & Cardamom Body Crème.
Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon’s much-loved Christmas crackers are back with a new look for the festive season. Complete with popping confetti and a 20cl mini Moët, these luxury minis they make the perfect stocking filler or a decadent treat for the dining table.
£22; available from wholefoodsmarket.co.uk