11 Unusual Christmas Crackers - Alternative To Christmas Crackers

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11 Unusual Christmas Crackers - Alternative To Christmas Crackers

If you're looking for alternative Christmas crackers that are far from ordinary, then you've come to the right place. We've rounded up some truly unique and sometimes unusual Christmas crackers this year.

Crackers are a great Christmas table decoration and can keep family and friends at the table a little longer if there's a fun activity to be had. This year's alternative gifts include everything from gin, hand cream and chocolates, to games and musical crackers for the whole family to enjoy after a good roast.

Take a look at these alternative Christmas crackers to put a smile on everyone's face.

These Christmas crackers provide a tasty alternative to the usual ones — but we're certain they won't last long around the table!

We love all things gonk related at this time of year and Lakeland's racing gonk game will provide you, your family and friends with plenty of fun this Christmas. We have a feeling you'll be bringing the game out every year to see who will make it to the finish line first.

Gin and tonic lovers will adore this boozy cracker set from Fever Tree. It contains four colour-coordinated boxes filled with gin and tonic pairings to enjoy over the holidays.

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Keep both children and adults entertained at the dinner table with these build-a-reindeer crackers from Marks & Spencer. We're chuffed that everything in the box, from the crackers to the hats and reindeer, are 100 per cent plastic-free.

Treat your guests to a festive glass of bubbly with this set of six prosecco crackers from Virgin Wines. The sparkling wine is the perfect after dinner aperitif or celebratory drink.

Filled with The Body Shop's brilliant hand balms in a variety of scents such as mango, avocado and moringa, these are sure to come in handy over the colder winter months.

This set of six child-friendly Christmas matchstick puzzles is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas cracker. Presented in vintage style matchboxes, each box contains a matchstick puzzle, party hat and a Christmas joke on the back of each box.

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Looking for an after dinner treat? These mini crackers are filled with Marc de Champagne and sea salt truffles and we honestly couldn't think of anything better.

Love music? You'll love these handmade symphony musical Christmas crackers. With eight differently toned whistles, sixteen songs and a conductor's baton, you can create your very own mini orchestra at home.

Hate to see your Christmas crackers end up in the bin every year? Well, this sustainable option not only allows you to re-use them each festive period. But you can also use them as napkins all year round.

These Christmas cracker cards can be used as greetings cards or as a contemporary replacement to traditional crackers. Each card is embedded with a cracker snap, and goes 'bang' when pulled open, just like a traditional cracker. All cards come with a joke, a paper hat, and slots to hold a gift voucher.

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 Lisa Joyner is the Senior Digital Writer at House Beautiful UK and Country Living UK, where she's busy writing about home and interiors, gardening, dog breeds, pets, health and wellbeing, countryside news, small space inspiration, and the hottest properties on the market. Previously, she has written for Conde Nast Traveller, House & Garden and Marie Claire magazine. Lisa studied at University For The Creative Arts, where she completed a BA in Fashion Journalism.  

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