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The 10 Best Christmas crackers

Make sure your crackers don’t put a dampener on your festive feast by picking up one of these sparkling sets

1. Lakeland

£19.99 for one, lakeland.co.uk

This is vast. It has two party wigs, funny noses, teeth, moustaches, glasses, eye patches, paper hats, jokes, charade cards and balloons.

2. Lakeland

£12.99 for eight, lakeland.co.uk

Just twist the end of these fill-your-own crackers and pop in anything what you want.

3. John lewis

£8 for six, johnlewis.com

Lasting play value, thanks to the paper aeroplane that each cracker contains. You'll also get a snap and a hat and a cool retro look.

4. Tom Smith Cluedo

£12.99 for six, ocado.com

Christmas isn't Christmas without a board game, which makes this set of crackers and mini board game really inspired.

5. Hotel Chocolat

£15 for 10, hotelchocolat.co.uk

If you're entertaining grown-up chocolate lovers this Christmas, look no further for your cracker options. Sure to be a talking point.

6. Fortnum & Mason

£50 for six, fortnumandmason.com

Crackers don't get more opulent than Fortnum & Mason's. These have actual silver-plated gifts.

7. Conran

£35 for six, conranshop.co.uk

Conran has some of the best and this Candy Cane mix tops the lot – each is filled with tuck shop faves, such as Love Hearts and Refreshers.

8. Argos

£4.99 for 12, argos.co.uk

Children will love these brightly coloured crackers that offer a merry treat and fun for all the family around the Christmas table.

9. Emma Bridgewater

£12.95 for six, emmabridgewater.co.uk

You can always count on Emma Bridgewater for charming designs and these don't disappoint.

10. M&S

£9.50 for six, marksandspencer.com

These brightly coloured mini crackers with matching ribbon will finish off your table beautifully.