It just wouldn't be Christmas without a tug and a pop resulting in a flimsy paper crown or ridiculously corny joke, would it? But if your idea of a holiday prize isn't, say, a Santa sticker or a pack of tiny skittles, it might be time to upgrade to a fancier breed of Christmas cracker.
The five, luxe crackers we've singled out aren't just pretty to look at (though they totally are). They're also packed with pressies you'll actually want and use (fancy that), including cutesy crafts, compacts, smart keychains, and, in the case of Asprey's version, a festive party hat designed by none other than Philip Treacy. We mean, why let Princess Bea have all the fun?
Click through for the best crackers you've ever seen.