Luxury bon bons to crack open at the table this Christmas

A slight step up from the dad jokes and paper crowns.
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Nothing reveals one’s true colours quite like a bon bon. Bon bons or Christmas crackers have long been an added source of contention at Christmas lunch – coaxing the most dogged quest for victory even out of Grandma Gwen.

So, if you think your nearest and dearest can handle the heat, why not forgo the flimsy key-rings and nail clippers, and raise the stakes with a box of luxury Christmas crackers?

Read on for our curated edit of the 2023 edition Christmas crackers and bon bons that will really stoke the fire of sibling rivalry this Yuletide.

9 luxury Christmas crackers for the festive feast

Mestige Gold Stardust crackers with Swarovski crystals, $65, The Iconic

The shimmer of Christmas is well and truly alive with this Mestige bon bons that boast Austrian Swarovski crystals in its spoils.


A Christmas Garden Christmas cracker kit 10pc, $34.95, Bespoke Letterpress

If you’re more about the DIY, you can craft your own bon bons with this environmentally responsible Christmas cracker kit and fill them with little luxuries.


SkinCeuticals Glow Duo bon bon, $210, Adore Beauty

This limited edition glow-boosting bon bon featuring CE Ferulic serum and hydrating B5 make for a shiny gift this season.


Fable Forest graphic print paper Christmas crackers 6pc, $101, Selfridges & Co.

These Nancy & Betty handmade crackers from England marry tradition with luxury, featuring the classic hat, joke and gift trinity.


OPI nail lacquer bon bon duo, $32.95, Adore Beauty

Hark the herald nails, this luxe OPI bon bon elevates the glamour game of Christmas lunch.


Kyoto In Bloom Camellia & Lotus Christmas bon bon, $19.95, Glasshouse Fragrances

Smell the festivities with this limited edition Christmas bon bon from Glasshouse with two evocative scents – featuring top notes of fresh lime, bergamot and citrus.


peter rabbit crackers

Selfridges Edit Peter Rabbit paper Christmas crackers, $79, Selfridges & Co.

Ensure the competitive spirits are high around the table with these handmade Christmas crackers that feature a sweet print of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit characters.


star luxury christmas crackers

Star luxury handmade Christmas crackers, $39.95 (usually $44.95), Temple & Webster

The bright stars of these handmade bon bons will surely help guide you to Christmas lunch.


Selfridges Edit green holly Christmas paper crackers, $101, Selfridges & Co.

Have a holly jolly Christmas with these paper crackers wrapped with red ribbon.


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