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Do You Think Luxury Christmas Crackers Are worth the £ & Would Recommend Any?

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It's traditionally to have Christmas crackers, but I hate the plastic tat instide of them, last year I bought alcohol ones, but missed the bang. I've seen a lot of great deals for crackers, although don't believe the RRP. Have you bought any you would recommend ?

beccatavender
27 days ago
What do you think of this?
sunny101
sunny10127 days ago

I've already bought a box of 'pretty crackers' to strip and fill with fragrances and I've also bought a cracker kit to fill with bulkier stuff like miniatures. It's something I enjoy doing and it's so much better than the usual plastic tat that comes as standard. I wouldn't recommend any of the higher priced options as they can all be done better.......unless you're a millionaire. 😉 (the cracker kits come with a bang-strip)

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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27 days ago

Thank you I may look into that option, although not very crafty🙂

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sunny101
sunny10127 days ago

beccatavender The kits are made of card, making them much safer for heavier gifts, and they slot together on the closure, so no sticking. (easy)

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2526 days ago

I would love a cracker with a miniature inside! Great idea sunny101

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sunny101
sunny10126 days ago

gerrykelly25 The barrel length of the kit cracker is approx 12cms so that allows for lots of options. Just remember to stock up on bubble wrap.

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TheChimp
TheChimp26 days ago

gerrykelly25 I hope that we're talking booze here 😐

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble26 days ago

Years back got some with pudding charms,silver plated in they were lovely, a couple of years ago Bodycare had Baylis and Harding ones with body lotion and shower gel, very inexpensive

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Ann1984
Ann198426 days ago

Years ago used to make crackers at home with parents boxes wpuld get delivered and we all had a job one unpacking one sticking snapper on one rolling one tieing and one filling.

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lornaae
lornaae26 days ago

I would prefer to buy eco-friendly crackers if I was going to buy them, they're so wasteful otherwise

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Pjran
Pjran26 days ago

A few years ago I bought some rather nice Christmas crackers from Waitrose. To this day I still use the nail clippers and bottle opener that were inside them. So worth looking on the box to see the contents.

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32726 days ago

Christmas lunch isnt Christmas lunch without crackers and the rubbish gifts you get in them! So long as they look pretty, have a BANG, a paper hat and a joke I'm happy!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE26 days ago

I fancied having a go at making some and putting relevant gifts and jokes in ... but guess what ... Christmas always surprises me with its date so I never get round to it lol.

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Johnny
Johnny26 days ago

For luxury crackers, I think it's better to buy attractive Christmas Crackers and re-fill them yourself. The pre-stuffed ones usually have nicer designs than the fill-your-own ones.

I do this and write a tiny initial just inside the end to make sure they go to the right recipient.

Just undo the bow at one end and open the cracker gently to re-fill it.

I actually find it easier to discard the bows from both ends and re-tie them with my own ribbon. That's because the ribbon on shop bought crackers are cut very short making them fiddly to re-tie.

Wind-up toys like this are a bit of fun for kids and adults. LEGO mini figures are also good cracker (and advent calendar) fillers for kids

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap26 days ago

Where did you get the wind up toys they great

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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26 days ago

You might be interested in these https://www.brandalley.co.uk/16884649.html Imnotcheap

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh26 days ago

I always make my own - I sewed some covers and attached Velcro in the middle so they pull apart like crackers do and reuse them every year. I fill them with whatever fits, basically! I’ve put small toys in them for kids before, then travel size shower gels or alcohol for the adults.

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