7 best Christmas crackers that look as good as the contents within

From classics to ones filled with beauty faves, there’s a bon bon for every type of Christmas do.

For some, Christmas crackers are often an afterthought or a last-minute addition to the Christmas table. For us? They’re a necessity, and that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best of the crop when it comes to the festive bon bon. 

From classics filled with a paper crown and a dad joke (cue: a sarcastic laugh), to luxe renditions filled with products from our favourite beauty brands, below is our edit of the best Christmas crackers and bon bons that will look great on any Christmas table, tree, or even as a stocking filler.

The best Christmas crackers and bon bons 2023

Dusk animal Christmas cracker
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Animal Christmas Crackers, $34.99, dusk

Each cracker is handmade, featuring a wind up elf racer, a celebrity heads game – and more.


Christmas Cracker DIY kit
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10 Pack Christmas Cracker Kit, $34.95, Bespoke Letterpress

Want to get creative and fill your Christmas crackers with your own custom goodies for your family and friends? Try this Christmas Cracker kit from Bespoke Letterpress for a DIY take.


David Jones robin christmas cracker
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Robin Reed Christmas Crackers, $14.95, David Jones

With a unique red robin design, these Christmas crackers will look great on your Christmas tree or the Christmas table.


The Body Shop cracker
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Hug & Squeeze Hand Balm Crackers, $34, The Body Shop

Containing a variation of five individually packed vegan hand creams, these crackers would make for the perfect addition to any table setting – sending your guests home with a gift they will be sure to use. 


Harris Scarfe premium bonbon
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Tom Smith traditional Christmas crackers, $39.99 at Harris Scarfe

Wrapped with ribbon and coming in a traditional red and white colourway, these Christmas crackers will look stylish on the table for Christmas lunch.



DIY bon bons, $15.50 at Etsy

Do you love a good DIY? This DIY set from Etsy comes equipped with all materials needed to make the most beautiful Christmas crackers you’ve ever laid eyes on. Plus, you can fill it with small gifts that you know your guests will love for an added touch.



Endota Spa hands and feet bon bon, $35 at Endota Spa

Featuring one Signature Hand Blend Therapy hand cream and one Avocado and Mint foot cream, you can ensure you and your guests will be deeply hydrated in time for the new year. This duo is encased in a gorgeous bon bon featuring artwork by Jackie Green.


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