Planning a more sustainable Christmas this year? You've come to the right place! So far we've covered eco-friendly wooden Christmas trees and recyclable decorations but now it's time to focus our attention to the dinner table. Christmas dinner is the best part of the holiday after all...

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A festive feast isn't complete without some cheerful crackers in our opinion, but we're always amazed by the amount of waste that comes from disposable, single-use crackers. There are many recyclable crackers available to buy these days, but what if you could buy crackers that you don't need to throw away at all?

We've scoured the internet for some of the most beautiful reusable crackers that you can cherish for years to come. These reusable crackers are designed to last a lifetime so hopefully they'll become as nostalgic and heartwarming as your favourite Christmas baubles that you bring out each year! Reusable crackers would make a lovely present too, especially when filled with personalised gifts.

It's worth noting that reusable crackers are a lot dearer upfront than single-use ones, but when you add up the cost of buying disposable crackers every year, it soon works out to be much more economical to buy reusable ones. We've selected reusable crackers at a range of price points in the hope that you'll find one that works best for you.

Read on for our favourite reusable Christmas crackers on the market right now.

Best reusable Christmas crackers 2022

Reusable/Recyclable Tin Christmas Crackers

Set of 4 Reusable/Recyclable Tin Christmas Crackers
Reusable/Recyclable Tin Christmas Crackers, set of four, £29, Amazon

Who would have thought tin crackers would be a thing?! But this set from Amazon has had rave reviews thanks to its jolly design, usability and eco credentials.

The set of four crackers comes with jokes and paper hats and there's plenty of room inside each cracker for larger treats - why not go all out and fill with truffles, or a miniature gin? They don't have snaps, but one reviewer suggested taping snap strips inside to get the popping effect. Being tin, you can rest easy they'll last a long time too.

Personalised Fill Your Own Crackers

Set of Personalised Fill Your Own Fabric Crackers
Set of Personalised Fill Your Own Fabric Crackers, £30, Lisa Angel

These fabric crackers from Lisa Angel can be embroidered with you and your loved ones' names (just like our favourite stockings growing up!). They're made from linen and card and can be pulled apart in the middle. There's no snapping sound but you could add bells to the ends for a jolly jingle!

There's enough room for all the traditional Christmas cracker fillings; jokes, paper hats, and a funny gift of course. And having personalised crackers gives you the opportunity to be even more thoughtful with the treats you put inside.

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Velvet Reusable Crackers

Red velvet reusable crackers
Faux Velvet Red Reusable Fabric Crackers, £12, Dunelm

For something a little more opulent, how about these faux velvet crackers? The dark red fabric is a gorgeous colour that's perfect for a festive table setting, and once you've unwrapped your gift, you can use the cloth as a napkin. It's just the fabric, so you'll need to add your own card (if using) and gifts.

They'd make a delightful housewarming present, especially for anyone enjoying their first Christmas in a new home.

Love the luxurious look? Check out our round-up of the best luxury crackers here!

‘I love to create a colourful Christmas table and pile it up with bright plates, baubles and pillar candles from IKEA’

Reusable Liberty Fabric Christmas Crackers

Reusable Liberty Fabric Christmas Crackers
Reusable Liberty Fabric Christmas Crackers, set of two, £19.50, Etsy/ The Oathouse

For a traditional pull-apart cracker, we love this set from The Oathouse on Etsy which uses festive Liberty fabric (there are lots of other fabric options to suit your style).

Velcro keeps each side together and with additional bells on the end you get a cheerful crackly jingle when you pull them apart!

Forever Crackers Bang Reusable Crackers

Black and gold reusable crackers
Forever crackers, £80, Selfridges

The aptly named Forever Crackers specialises in reusable crackers, and we love the brand's use of funky colours and bold designs. This set includes six reusable crackers, six matching fabric crowns and six tubes. The mix of checks, polka dots and stripes matched with the glamorous black and gold design is sure to make the perfect statement cracker for your Christmas dining table this year.

Reusable Cracker Box

Blue cracker filled with chocolates
Décopatch Cracker Box, £4.48, Amazon

Another reusable cracker option that pulls apart, and this design is a great option if you're a Christmas crafts enthusiast. The cracker shaped box arrives as a plain papier-mâché box so it's a blank canvas, ready for your choice of glitter, paint and ribbon. The picture shown is an example of how you could decorate your cracker, so you could opt for a similar style - we love the gold handles - or of course unleash your creative side and decorate as you wish.

Kids are sure to love these crackers - set aside an afternoon for crafts and let your little ones go wild with stars, stickers and sparkles!

Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers

Woodland Reusable Christmas Crackers, £14.95 each, Not On The Highstreet/ Kate Sproston Design

If you love a pared-back, rustic look at Christmas, these natural linen crackers might be for you. You can choose from holly, mistletoe, robin, reindeer, wreath or a tree motif, or purchase a set of six in gift box.

They are designed to be unwrapped and each features a cardboard tube where you can pop festive trinkets.

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For more Christmas table setting ideas, take a look at the the best Christmas napkins for a festive tablescape.

Authors

Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.

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