Elevate your Christmas table with the most adorable crackers – and there’s still time to order.
“Who delivers presents to cats?” “Santa Paws”. Groaaaaan. Along with overcooked sprouts and family arguments, it’d be fair to say that crackers haven’t always been a highlight of your average Christmas day. And that’s without even mentioning the crackers that don’t go bang, the mediocre gifts within (unsolvable link puzzle, anyone?) and the awful amounts of guilt-inducing waste produced in the process.
Whilst luxury crackers are by no means a new concept, we still wanted to give a festive, final call shout out to our new favourites, Nancy & Betty Studio. They get every element absolutely right, from the beautiful designs – our favourite is Silent Night, featuring stars, moons and clouds picked out in gold and blue on a wine dark background – to the gifts contained within, which are thoughtful and actually… usable. Who wouldn’t be delighted to have a tiny nutmeg grater (why is everything miniaturised so adorable?) or a packet of wildflower seeds land in their lap? Or, if you have particularly specific ideas about what should be inside – a pair of diamond earrings would be appreciated, after all! – the Fill Your Own crackers can ensure that each guest receives a perfectly curated trinket.
Sadly you have missed the chance to nab the ultimate in cracker action – the limited edition, giant King Crackers, which are a full 42cm of cracker fabulousness, featuring velvet bows atop the most cheerful, festive red and green berry design, with gifts including a Liberty fabric eye mask, luxurious mini candle or a silver butter knife. Make sure to put your name down on the notification list for 2023 so as not to miss out next time.
Most importantly of all, of course, is that the crackers are as good for the environment as they are for your table-scaping; it goes without saying that the gifts are all plastic free, but the crackers themselves are hand-crafted in England from thick, sustainable paper stock, and are printed with vegetable-based ink – with one tree planted for every box bought. So your conscience can rest easy as the celebrations unfold.
Just make sure to order by 12pm on Friday 23rd for UK Express delivery, or you could even pop down to see them and collect in person, in Bridge, near Canterbury.
Prices start from £36 for a tray of six crackers, nancyandbetty.com