Alternatives to Christmas Crackers

I’ve already listed some great unique Christmas crackers if you’re after something a little different to the traditional version, but what if you don’t like the idea of Christmas crackers at all?

If you hate the idea of all that waste as most of the cracker goes in the bin, or you just don’t like the bangs, there are plenty of other alternatives to Christmas crackers that your Christmas dinner guests are sure to love.

After Dinner Fortunesoriginal_after-dinner-fortunes

Everyone loves reading the fortunes in fortune cookies with Chinese food but nobody really likes eating the cookie. So why not remove the tasteless cookie and bring this tradition to your Christmas dinner table? These elegant mini test-tubes complete with corks include 10 different fortunes printed on gold iridescent paper. They’d look gorgeous on your xmas table. Get them from Not on The High Street.

Christmas Dinner in a Matchboxoriginal_christmas-dinner-in-a-matchbox

These little matchboxes make the perfect addition to your Christmas place setting and include 3 novelty sweets, each tasting of a course of Christmas dinner: ┬ásage and onion stuffing, roast turkey and Christmas pudding. You also get a hat, mini menu and “Christmas Sucks” sticker in each matchbox. A really usual little gift that is sure to have your guests remembering your dinner for years to come! Get it from Not On The High Street

Personalised Chocolate Barsoriginal_christmas_table_gift

Nobody will complain about getting chocolate as their Christmas dinner gift and these personalised chocolate bars also double up as an attractive place setting. Available from Not On The High Street.

Mini Christmas Sacksoriginal_personalised-christmas-mini-sack

Everyone loves getting a stocking at Christmas but most of us don’t have the pleasure once we reach a certain age. Give some of this childhood fun back to your Christmas dinner guests with these mini Christmas sacks, which can be personalised with your guests’ names and filled with goodies of your choice. Available from Not On The High Street.

Mini gift Boxes


This little present boxes not only look gorgeous on your Christmas table, but as they contain chocolates they make a perfect after-dinner gift for your guests that is sure to be appreciated. They also come with personalised tags so they make great place settings. From Not on The High Street.

Bauble Place Settingsoriginal_snowflake-bauble-place-setting

These beautiful bauble place settings not only look gorgeous on your dinner table at Christmas but can also be taken away by guests to hang on their own Christmas tree. Available from Not On The High Street.

Christmas Bauble with Chocolate Coinsoriginal_merry-christmas-bauble-with-chocolate-coins

Another Christmas bauble that will make a lovely memento for your Christmas dinner guests. This one is extra special because it also contains chocolate! Get it from Not On The High Street.


Christmas in a Jaroriginal_christmas-in-a-jar

These cute little jars look very festive as part of your Christmas dinner setting and include a christmas figurine, lollipop, hat, balloon and blow-out. From Not On The High Street.

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