The festive season is approaching and no Christmas table is complete without Christmas crackers. They add some excitement, tradition and fun to the classic Christmas dinner. Since we’re all about the handmade here at Gathered we’ve collected eleven of the best Christmas cracker kits which you buy and assemble yourself.
Christmas cracker kits are great because they give you creative control and enable you to fill them with whatever goodies you like! Plus many of these kits are created by small businesses so your purchase will help to support an independent designer this Christmas.
If you’d rather make your own DIY Christmas crackers then use our how to make your own crackers tutorial but if not then keep on reading! You might also like our guide to 50 Christmas Crafts for Kids..
Best cracker making kits to buy
Santa Christmas cracker kits
Santa Claus really is coming to town with this Christmas cracker kit. This pack of 6 crackers (they also sell a 12 pack kit) has an adorable Santa design and comes with ribbon ties, hats, forfeits, and snaps. All you need is your guest’s favourite chocolates and you’ll have crafted them the perfect Christmas cracker. They’re fab value for money and we love that each Santa has a blank space for you to personalise with your guest’s name. The YöL Store also sells snowman and elf versions so you can fill your festive table with Christmassy characters.
Jumbo personalised Christmas cracker kits
If you’re after something a bit different for your table this year then why not order these jumbo Christmas crackers? They’re hand-printed designs that will give a truly handmade touch to your Christmas. Each kit comes with a printed board, snaps, jokes, hats, ribbons and clear instructions on how to make them.
Fill Your Own Christmas Cracker Kits
Helena Tyce Design’s Christmas Cracker Kit
These Christmas crackers have been beautifully illustrated with a gorgeous wintery scene in either petrol blue or white and green. They come with jokes, hats and step by step instructions so you can make your own fabulous crackers.
Colour your own Christmas cracker kits
This Christmas cracker kit is perfect for getting the kids involved in your Christmas prep! Colour in your own crackers then assemble them and pop a joke and hat inside. Check out our craft ideas for kids for more fun and festive children’s crafts.
Christmas tree cracker kits
Designed by , this Christmas cracker kit comes with boards, snappy strips, adjustable hats, and generic jokes. We love the sweet Christmas tree design and think they will look beautiful on your festive table. If you’re looking for more Christmas goodness then check out learn how to make cards with our free tutorials! We also have a whole bunch of free card making downloads so you can make your own beautiful Christmas cards.
Stitchmas Christmas Cracker kits
For all you cross-stitch fans you’ll love this kit by The Little Boys Room. This set of four Christmas crackers comes with four different stitchable designs, a banner (unstitched), template, needle & thread, joke & party hat. If you’re looking for more stitchy projects, check out our free cross stitch patterns and cross stitch for beginners guide.
DIY Recyclable Christmas Cracker Kits
Recyclable crackers are all the rage this year as we all take steps to become more sustainable. This Christmas cracker kit on Amazon is fully recyclable and customisable. Fill with your own DIY confetti or eco-gifts and get creative on the outside design. We have 43 sustainable crafts here on Gathered if you’re after more eco crafts.
Personalised Christmas cracker kits
This cracker kit is a fab choice for those of you wanting a truly handmade touch. Each cracker is hand lettered with your name and this wreath design using gold or silver ink and comes flat packed ready for you to make. You can also choose to order the crackers ready-made if you haven’t got time to make them yourself.
Customised Cracker Making Kits
The Crafty Hen has two Christmas cracker kits to choose from – Nordic Nights (pictured above) and Wild Poms. Both kits come with step by step instructions as well as blank joke slips, name tags, cracker snaps and quality paper hats. All you’ll need is a pair of scissors!
Mini Christmas cracker kits
This Christmas cracker kit from Etsy comes in multiple designs so you can make yours full customisable. Chose between cracker colours red, grey, black, white and blush pink then pick your font design and input the names of your guests. They’ll come flat packed with ribbon and party hats for you to then assemble yourself.
Winterberry Christmas cracker kits
These do-it-yourself gold crackers will give your dinner table an extra winter glow this Christmas. The pack comes with eight crackers, snaps, paper hats, a bunch of jokes, the handle wraps and eight pipe cleaners to tie them up with.
Leopard Christmas cracker kit
Get funky with these cool leopard Christmas cracker kits from . We love the bold colours and cute leopard print. Each kit comes with bows, gold hats, confetti, and blank paper cards for you to write jokes on!
Plastic free Christmas cracker kit
Make this Christmas the most eco-friendly one yet with this Christmas cracker kit. It comes with 6 cracker boards, cracker snaps, paper hats and full instructions on how to assemble. Bake some mini vegan chocolates to fill them with and ta-dah! You’ve got yourself a green Christmas.
Christmas cracker kit with matching cards
This Christmas cracker kit from Amazon is a one-shop stop for all your festive needs. The kit contains 6 cracker boards with readily attached snaps, 12 ribbon ties, 6 motto’s, 6 hats, and 6 tags which you can personalise with your guest’s names. Plus it comes with 6 mini matching Christmas cards!
Tartan Christmas cracker kit
Keep your table looking traditional this year with this tartan Christmas cracker kit from Festive Wonderland. They have loads of different designs for you to choose from but loved this simple tartan look. The kit comes with everything you need to make the crackers as well as hats and jokes.
Now you’ve got your new Christmas cracker kits ordered why not check out our Christmas knitting patterns and free Christmas decoration crochet patterns for more crafty projects? We also have a collection of free Christmas quilt patterns so you can give a beautiful handmade gift this Christmas.