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Add a personal touch to your Christmas dinner table by making your own crackers

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Never get a terrible cracker gift again, make your own Christmas crackers. (Getty Images)
Never get a terrible cracker gift again by making your own Christmas crackers. (Getty Images)

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Christmas dinner wouldn't be the same without a good bit of cracker pulling with the person sitting next to you.

As there may be less people than usual round the table this year, we thought we’d take the opportunity to really personalise the celebrations.

Christmas crackers are all about the fun and the famously unfunny jokes, but when you make them yourself you can really ramp up the excitement.

Using a ‘Fill Your Own Cracker’ kit means that you can ensure each person gets an extra special gift (well, we all deserve it) and, as well as writing your own jokes, you can also add special memories or even favourite chocolates to the mix.

We’ve found two beautiful kits that will mean your table looks stylish and your crackers are full of heart.

Both are from Marks & Spencer, and the first is this Fill Your Own' Recyclable Christmas Crackers - Pack of 6.

Buy it: Fill Your Own' Recyclable Christmas Crackers - Pack of 6 | £8

Containing 6 pre-constructed, recyclable crackers in one design, the kit includes silver foil details, snaps, hats, jokes, raffia ribbons and name tags. All you have to do is add whatever surprise you choose for each guest.

The second kit is the Make Your Own' Recyclable Christmas Crackers - Pack of 8.

Buy it: Make Your Own' Recyclable Christmas Crackers - Pack of 8 | £6

Containing eight recyclable cracker templates in one festive-themed design, each cracker comes with snaps, hats, jokes, raffia ribbons and name tags. Just put them together, add your guests' names and pop in whatever additional surprises you think appropriate.

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