Invented in the late 1840s, Christmas crackers have been a British holiday staple for well over a century. Typically their contents consisted of a tissue paper hat, a small toy, and a joke or riddle—something that still stands true today (with some variations of course). Here are some of our favorite takes on the traditional British Christmas cracker.
ROBIN REED ALL THAT GLITTERS CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
$35 (P1,786.58) for set of 6
What's Inside: A paper crown, a toy, a joke, and a trivia question
CASPARI WHIMSY DOG OR CAT CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
$9 (P459.41) for one
What's Inside: A pet toy and a paper crown
CASPARI CHRISTMAS EMBROIDERY CELEBRATION CRACKERS
$28 (P1,429.26) for set of 6
What's Inside: A tissue crown, a joke, and a silver trinket like a keychain, cufflinks, or pen
NUTCRACKER PARTY CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
$19.95 (P1,018.35) for set of 8
What's Inside: Traditional contents
TRADITIONAL ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PARTY CRACKERS
$26.99 (P1,377.70) for set of 6
What's Inside: A joke, a tissue hat, and a trinket like a bottle opener, screwdriver set, or measuring tape
ROBIN REED CONCERTO MUSIC CRACKERS
$15.30 (P780.99) for set of 8
What's Inside: Each cracker contains a whistle pitched to a different note. Follow the song sheets provided to create your own family orchestra.
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
$19.99 (P1,020.39) for set of 12
What's Inside: A joke, a party hat, a trivia question, and a charade game
PENGUIN LUXURY CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
$46.19 (P2,357.77) for set of 6
What's Inside: A joke, a tissue hat, and unique gifts such as an origami set, marbles, or wooden pencil sharpener
PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
$27.56 (P1,406.80) for set of 2
What's Inside: A joke, a silver hat, and an aluminum bar keyring engraved with your chosen name
PERSONALIZED METALLIC CHRISTMAS CRACKER
$15.09 (P770.27) for one
What's Inside: A personalized message and a personalized gift (select from their options which range from star-shaped cookie cutters to a cute polar bear)
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.
Prices are based on the conversion rate of $1 = P51.05.