Looking to have an explosive Christmas lunch? Here are the top picks for this year’s most luxurious Christmas crackers....
Coming in at £1,400, your silver-loving guests will want to keep a tight grip as they rip open one of Asprey's set of six crackers.
These crackers contain a range of surprises – from jewellery such as a life ring pendant and button stud earrings to practical objects such as a non-touch keyring and tumble cup, there’s something to satisfy everyone at the table.
To add to this, Asprey also sells a range of individual crackers, giving you the opportunity to create a truly bespoke Christmas offering.
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For those who aren’t so interested in silverware but still want that luxury price-point, Harrods has stepped in to satiate the diverse appetites of your guests.
This £750 set of six crackers contains anything from Christofle ornaments to an S.T. Dupont pen to Cowshed sleep oil.
And if spending three quarters of a grand wasn’t enough, they’ve also got some fantastic vouchers to keep you shopping for more.
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The plight of bees is often the centre of discussion these days, so why not bring them (or their produce, rather) to the table at Christmas?
Fortnum & Mason’s £575 “queen bee” crackers house a delightful range of treats such as a silver-plated honey drizzler, a honey votive candle as well as a jar of Fortnum's honey.
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The men of Britain will be breathing a collective sigh of relief at the extra layer of thrill added to their annual box of socks.
London Sock Company has elevated what is possibly the most universally boring present with their £75 individual crackers.
Each cracker contains four pairs of socks alongside the obligatory hat and groan-inducing traditional joke.
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Nothing quite says “you smell” like a hygiene-related Christmas gift, so why not bolster the subtlety of your dig with Jo Malone’s £144 set of four crackers?
These pale pink crackers contain cologne, body & hand wash and body crème.
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If you want to add a sweet touch to your festive table then look no further than Fortnum & Mason’s £120 set of six truffle crackers.
With each containing of box of Fortnum's pink Marc de Champagne truffles, you can kill two birds with one stone by providing an essential cracker alongside the post-meal treat within.
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And if you’re after a bit more variety in your truffle offering then perhaps Harvey Nichols' £100 set of 10 crackers is what you need.
Each colour corresponds to a different flavour, somewhat reducing the surprise factor of crackers, but who cares when you’re munching away at delicious truffles instead of having a plastic red fish flapping around in your hand?
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Finally, Christmas – with all the trappings of copious amounts of wrapping paper and ostentatiously illuminated houses – is no time to neglect our responsibilities towards the warming planet.
But it’s also no time to feel guilty, so take that heavy burden off your shoulders with Selfridges’ £80 set of six reusable crackers.
They each contain a fabric hat that corresponds with their respective cracker’s pattern.
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P.S. Postal regulations mean that any crackers sent in the post will not snap upon being ripped apart, so it’s a good idea to get them in-store if you want more bang for the buck.