Made from 100% recycled ECO friendly card, these delightfully 'old fashioned' crackers are a modern take on a much loved classic look. They are sold individually either empty or completed with a gift. All crackers come with a snap, a hat and a joke.

Scroll down for our complete gift selection.

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For the price of a completed cracker add £2.25 to any of the gifts.  

Completed Crackers

Each completed cracker will arrive clearly labeled with its contents.

Cracker componants: 100% recycled eco friendly card in various colours; 'sparkle' paper darts; victorian motifs; 13" snap; paper hat; joke on paper. 

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Christmas Gifts

Clockwork Tin  Father ChristmasThis jolly Clockwork Tin Father Christmas will create instant fun on your festive table.

£4.95 each



Magic Snow

 You won't be able to cover the house and garden but you will be astonished at how this Magic Snow expands to 100 times its original volume. Simply add water to create your very own amazing White Christmas...and the beauty is, left to dry out you can use it over and over again!

£1.75 each.




Parachute PenguinThis great little chap has a habit of regularly stealing the festive limelight. The Parachute Penguin is the sort of daft nonsense that makes Christmas a lot of fun.

£1.95 each           

Musical Wooden Santa and Snowman

We don't know anyone who hasn't been completely bowled over by this delightful pair. Every inch a quality item, these beautifully finished characters like nothing more than to have their heads pressed to give a wonderful and musical response.

£4.95 each.      

Clockwork SantaLike his friend the snowman (below) this Clockwork Santa will love strolling around at Christmas! He also has moveable arms.

£2.95 each 


Clockwork Christmas SnowmanThis fun Clockwork Christmas Snowman enjoys nothing more than exploring, even a pipe in the hand of his swinging arm!

 £2.95 each     


 Christmas Tongue RollersThe popular animal version (scroll down further) has been around for a long time but now we have Christmas Tongue Rollers! In four great designs we give these a huge thumbs-up! There was never a cuter way to be a tad rude!

 £2.45 each  

Fairy Tail Finger PuppetsI grew up in a decade of austerity and no television, so that's my age out of the bag! But as a consequence we had to be incredibly inventive by making our own toys and entertainments, especially around Christmas time. These Fairy Tail Finger Puppets we would have loved! In six magical designs, they are perfect for the child with imagination. (six characters)              

                                    £2.45 each 

Enamel Penguin Cufflinks

An extremely smart pair of enamelled penguin cufflinks for the man who takes a pride in finishing touches. A quality festive item.



Christmas Snow Globe

Who doesn't love a Snow Dome and finally there's one that will fit inside a cracker! These are a total delight...just make sure you don't pull your cracker anywhere near a stone floor!! (four characters)

£3.95 each


Christmas WhistleChristmas Whistles in four festive designs.

£1.95 each


Christmas Finger PuppetsPut on a puppet performance that's worthy of any Christmas panto with these Festive Finger Puppets. The puppets have wooden heads and fabric bodies that are beautifully detailed. Father Christmas, The Snowman and Rudolph make up the three designs. 

£3.95 each

Christmas Trinket BoxA beautiful handmade Christmas Trinket Box for that very special present you might want to give on Christmas Day. Made to fit exactly into our crackers each box, for contents, measures approximately 1 1/4" (3cm) square by about 1 1/4" (3cm) deep. The boxes come in five different festive fabric designs.

£3.95 each

Bling Cinderella Pumpkin

It went missing from our gift list last year and in consequence we had several (shall we say, animated) phone calls. We're happy to report that it's back again in all its glory...The Bling Cinderella Pumpkin.

£4.25 each





Festive Lip Gloss New for 2017 and in four fun Christmas designs may we introduce you to our Festive Lip Gloss. 

£3.25 each






Affordable Classics: 30 Cracker Gifts For 99p or Less! 


Party BlowoutsI think these may have been around since parties began! Party Blowouts, a real classic!

20p each


Springy SmilerBrightly coloured, the Springy Smiler has a key ring attachment and is one of those things you just can't put down!

25p each


Chinese Finger TrapAs old as time, the Chinese (sometimes known as Mexican) Finger Trap still manages to amaze! The more you try to pull your fingers free, the more trapped you become. With many associated stories of myth and love, this truly is a classic.

 30p each

Celebration BubblesEither as a finishing touch to your table setting or a great cracker gift, these splendid little champagne flutes full of bubbles really are a delight!

30p each

Eraser CubeAn ingenious eraser that arrives as a puzzle! Affordable fun, this is a highly recommended cracker gift.

35p each


Fortune FishWhat more can be said about this iconic cracker gift? Its endearing simplicity can still captivate and thrill, proving yet again that it doesn't cost a fortune to get the party started!

49p each

Rocket BalloonsThe Rocket Balloon! With two in each pack, they will bring any room to life.

49p each



Wooden Animal Keyring

Some gifts tick all the boxes and this is one of them. Inexpensive, fun, and beautifully made...I'll stop! Wooden Animal Key Rings are a winner! (assorted designs)

65p each


Farmyard ErasersA great little collection of  four Farm Animal Erasers.

50p (for 4)



Russian Doll KeyringIf anything was designed to put a smile on your face, it's got to be one of these delightful Russian Doll Key Rings. Beautifully painted in lovely bright colours this is a great little cracker gift.

75p each


Steel Link Puzzle

These Steel Link Puzzles, popular for generations, are a lot of peoples favourites. Take them apart and then see if you can put them back together again. (assorted designs)

95p each 

The Magic Cup

The Magic Cup is a classic trick that has intrigued generations of budding magicians. Full instructions are provided and it fits beautifully inside a cracker.

99p each  

Classic Bouncy BallThe Classic Bouncy Ball. The small ball that packs a big bounce!


60p each


Trick Bouncy EggsAlthough these are sold individually we had the greatest fun watching someone's face when we dropped a great many on their kitchen floor. The reaction was priceless, they really are that convincing.


70p each

Crystal TopMade of plastic these wonderful Crystal Tops have a real jewel-like quality. A lovely cracker gift that might suprise you.

75p each 



Smiler Dome PopperPress the Smiler Dome Popper so that it is completely inside out...leave on a flat surface and wait!


75p each 


Stretchy SmilerPull any part of the ever popular Stretchy Smiler and he'll about double in size!


39p each 


Squirting FishFill with water and the Squirting Fish will do exactly what it says on the can. Then run...

85p each



Monkey EraserSold individually...this is a monkey eraser on a pencil that comes in three bright colours. I can say no more!


85p each 


Mini Tic Tac ToeMini Tic Tac Toe...I expect like me, you call it noughts and crosses! A great favourite.

85p each


Tomato Pin CushionA smart little Tomato Pin Cushion, ideal for the Sewing Bee fans!


95p each 

Mini Tape MeasureA neat little Tape Measure, always useful and handy. Ideal for the practical Christmas guest!


95p each 


Christmas Fragrance Oils There can be few things nicer at Christmas than entering a home that is perfumed with the fragrances of the season. These  Christmas Fragrance Oils were a huge hit last year but be warned, they do go quickly. There are five different fragrances and if more than one fragrance is ordered we will send an assortment. 

 Christmas Tree; Orange; Mulled Wine; Christmas Wreath and Frankincense & Myrrh.

99p each



Large Wooden DiceThe Extra Large Dice makes quite a nice display piece as well as being great fun when playing games! Made of wood, this is a nice quality piece. (assorted colours)

99p each

Union Jack Bottle OpenerIt's one of the most popular gifts we stock. The Union Jack Bottle Opener Key Ring is smart and practical...especially during the festive season.

 99p each

Union Jack Mini KeyringA delightful little Mini accessory clip decked out in the Union Jack. This most affordable and very British Icon has a lot of appeal and is small...about the size of the charms you used to find in Christmas Puddings.

70p each  

Metal Whistle

For those of you who fancy doing the odd Captain von Trapp impersonation this might be just the thing. On the other hand you might simply wish to irritate people. A Metal Whistle, in two finishes, silver and black.

99p each


Fob Watches 


Owl Fob Watch

This wonderful little chap has a secret under his wings, just press his ears together and he'll reveal what it is! Attractive, smart  and useful, The Owl Fob Watch remains a great favourite and comes in a chrome and black finish.

£4.25 each




Alarm Clock Fob WatchNow here's jolly! The Alarm Clock Fob Watch and Key Ring. This has a larger face than our other fob watches, measuring 2cm in diameter. He may not wake you up in the morning but you'll know he's around!

£4.25 each




Ladybird FobwatchThe Ladybird Fob Watch is as popular as ever, and like the owl and the butterfly keeps a secret under her wings. (assorted finishes)

£4.25 each 




Racing Car Fob WatchA few years ago we introduced the Racing Car Fob Watch in response to some griping that all our fob watches were designed for the ladies. It became our best seller! Job done!


£4.25 each



Enamel Racing Car Fob WatchThe Enamel Racing Car Fob Watch. An extremely smart and beautifully finished Fob Watch Key Ring offered in wonderfully striking colours.

£4.25 each


Nurse Watch

In a rainbow of different colours, you don't have to be in the caring profession to enjoy the practicality of a Nurse's Fob Watch. (assorted colours)

£4.25 each


Butterfly Fob Watch After a short absence the Butterfly Fob Watch is back for 2017, and like the owl and the ladybird keeps a secret under her wings. (assorted colours)

£4.25 each


Bling Ladybug Fob Watch Gloriously over-the-top The Bling Ladybug Fob Watch is a real show-stopper. Not for the faint-hearted. (assorted colours)

£6.75 each 



LED Flashing Key Rings

Minion TorchWe resisted for as long as we dared but finally here it is. The Minion Torch Key Ring. Press its head and it will light up and scream at you. Always remember, without a master to grovel for a Minion will fall  into a deep idea of a dream partner! I never said that.

£2.75 each


Sea Life Torch


Three great little characters, the Sea Life LED Torch Key Rings also come with sounds from the deep...or thereabouts! (three characters)

                                 £2.75 each

Owl TorchAs well as two LED eyes that light up brightly, this cute Owl Torch and Key Ring will also give you a hoot for luck...what more d'you want from life!

£2.75 each


Rubber Duck TorchJust DON'T put it in your bath!! The Rubber Duck LED Torch and Key Ring quacks too...enough said!

£2.75 each


Gorilla TorchI'm not entirely confident that the noise our gorilla makes would frighten anyone (akin to a clock being wound, if you go back that far) but the Gorilla LED Torch does win with charm.

£2.75 each


Penguin TorchThis is a great cracker gift and way too cute for its own good! Press the button on the back of The Penguin Torch and he'll give you a squeak...oh yes, and he'll light up too!

£2.75 each


Piggy TorchWasn't there a story about three little piggys and the state of the construction industry?

Don't ever be in any doubt about pigs being the cleverest of all the farm animals because not only does this Piggy's snout light up it oinks too. Clever or what!?

£2.75 each

Darth Vadar TorchFor dedicated followers of Jediism this could be a positive inspiration to fight evil. We're not entirely sure what Darth is saying in his all too brief message but we feel convinced it's something horribly menacing! 

Daft and fun, we must all know someone for whom this would be the ideal cracker gift.

£2.75 each

BB-8 DroidNew for 2017 the BB-8 Droid. For the out-of-touch, this is a popular new Star Wars hero. The usual histrionics, press its head and it lights up and makes a terrible racket.

£2.75 each


Storm Trooper TorchThe Storm Trooper Torch. Guess his head and his eyes light up and he makes a noise not dissimilar to a gun firing. Good luck if you're recovering on Boxing Day.

£3.75 each




The Queen TorchWe launched this last year to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday...and so popular was her majesty that here she is again! As well as two very bright LED eyes, this wonderful Torch and Key Ring also gives you a rousing rendition of Rule Britannia. Thank-you Ma'am.


£3.95 each



Guardsman TorchTo compliment the Queen's Torch, we present one of her loyal Guardsmen. Like Her Majesty his LED eyes light up very brightly and he too gives a rousing rendition of Rule Britannia.


£3.95 each



Bicycle Valve Light

The Bicycle Valve Light was a runaway best seller last year and it's not difficult to see why. This wonderful, easy to attach, bicycle accessory can transform your wheels at night-time with a seemingly endless choice of colour combinations.  

£4.95 per pair





Lights and Torches 


Book LightIdeal for reading in low light situations or when you don't wish to disturb others by putting the light on, this splendid Book Light is a great gift. However,  what really leaves you in awe is the elegant way in which it opens up. Just press the button and be delightfully surprised!

£2.50 each


Police Torch

Cracker gifts for men can be a bit of a challenge and it's hopefully one that we rise to with this very smart reproduction miniature Police Torch. It comes with a battery.

£3.95 each


Laser Light Keyring

The Laser Light Key Ring doubles as a handy torch and if that wasn't enough it also has a hidden stylus under the cap that's perfect for operating touch screen devices. A great gift!

£4.45 each  

Bulb LightWe love these! It's such a great affordable cracker gift.  Designed to complement an existing key ring, this clever little light bulb changes colour several times in a couple of different sequences!
£1.50 each
Alloy Pocket TorchA no nonsense Alloy Pocket Torch with 9 LED lights. It shines as brightly as a button and comes complete with batteries. (four colours)
£3.95 each
Spark Plug Torch New for 2017, The Spark Plug Torch. To light up you simply give the spark plug a little twist or press for shorter light bursts.
£1.95 each

Lip Gloss  


Russian Doll Lip Gloss
Hinged at the bottom to open up like a clamshell these pretty Russian Doll Lip Gloss containers come filled with strawberry lip gloss! A perfect cracker gift.
£3.70 each
Rubber Duck Lip GlossYou can't really go wrong with lip's a just a matter of choosing which one!!!The Rubber Duck has been going for years and I don't think there's any sign of its popularity coming to an end. 
£3.25 each
Chocolate Lip Gloss When The House of Crackers first started up nearly a decade ago, The Chocolate Lip Gloss was one of our very first gift ideas. It was a great success but rather irritatingly it disappeared from the radar and we simply couldn't track it down anywhere. The good news is, it's back for 2017 and it's as convincing as ever! NOT to be consumed! (assorted designs)
£3.25 each
Ice Cream Sundae Lip Gloss
Ice Cream Sundae Lip Gloss...a great little design and still a big favourite!
£3.25 each
Owl Lip GlossEvery year we get a couple of new arrivals in the lip gloss department and this year it's the wise Owl and the Fox. A perfect cracker gift. 
£3.25 each
Fox Lip Gloss


Along with the Owl, this cute Fox is our second new design  in Lip Gloss. You know a foxy lady? Job done!

£3.25 each


More Classics


Whoopee CushionWhoopee Cushion. No comment!

£1.70 each



Mini Wooden Yo YoIs the Yo-Yo a classic toy? Well, there's one being used by a boy on a Greek vase dating back to we're going to say, yes!The Mini Wooden Yo-Yo (assorted designs)

1.95p each 

Roll Tongue AnimalsLike all great ideas, Roll Tongue Animals are impossibly simply but enormous fun. Just give them a gentle squeeze and be ready for some cute cheekiness!

£1.95 each

Hand BuzzerIt's daft, it's been going for years but the Hand Buzzer is still a hoot. No batteries in those days...just wind-up and introduce yourself!

£4.50 each 

Mini SpringyA Mini Springy that fits into a cracker. Great news!This miniature version (only 3½cm in diameter) is equally as fascinating as the big one and in some ways more so. Impossible to put down.
£1.50 each
Glow in the Dark Jumping BeansImagine the fun you can have with these after lights out! Glow in the Dark Jumping Beans are great fun and there are four in a pack!

£2.20 per pack



Extreme Jumping BeansIf size matters then you might appreciate these EXTREME jumping beans! Each one is decorated with a fun character. There are two jumping beans in each bag.£

1.20 a bag  

Sky DiverThe classic Sky Diver. A little bit like the parachute penguin but decidedly more butch...actually, nothing like the parachute penguin at all!

£2.50 each

Smiler Ink StampLeave your mark with this fun Smiler Ink Stamp.

£1.49 each




For Him


Union Jack Bull DogA delightful little resin character draped in the Union Jack. This most affordable and very British Bull Dog has a lot of appeal.

£1.50 each

Union Jack Nail ClippersA perennial and practical cracker gift, this year with a patriotic touch.

£1.25 each


Storm Trooper Cuff Links Storm Trooper Cuff Links.

£3.75 per pair


Superman CufflinksIt's always nice to smarten up over the festive season and so for the Superman in your life, what could be nicer than these quality enamel cufflinks.

£4.50 per pair 

Mini Hip FlaskThis is absolutely my idea of the perfect cracker gift! A sensibly sized (1 fluid ounce) stainless steel hip flask key ring. I mean, what could be nicer than a quick (and maybe surreptitious) shot to warm the cockles of your heart when out for the obligatory Christmas walk.

£3.25 each



Mini Metre Tape MeasureCracker gifts obviously have to meet a certain criteria and hunting the good ones down can often be a frustrating exercise. However, when the good ones come along and tick all the's GREAT!

Useful, attractive, affordable, appealing, will last and will fit. Mini Metre Tape Measure take a bow!

                                £2.49 each 

Mini Screwdriver Set

For many years now, the classic naff cracker gift has been the tacky screwdriver set that gets swept away with the pulled crackers. Hence, we have avoided it like the plague...until now! We love this because it's brilliant! This superbly designed key ring conceals a set of four screwdriver heads that readily snap into the central magnetic shaft, allowing you to tighten and loosen a variety screws wherever you are. An old joke just got updated! Available in 4 different colours

                                £2.50 each

Rattle MagnetsBe very sure to read the instructions for these incredible Rattler Magnets carefully. We do not recommend them for anyone under the age of 14 years.

Throw them in the air together and listen to the sound they make! Eerie science at its best! 

                                    £1.50 per pair

Now That's useful


USB Car AdapterThe incredible little bullet shaped USB Car Charger/Adapter. Simply plug it into your cigarette lighter socket and charge up your mobile phone, sat nav, MP3 player...the list is endless

£1.50 each.

Egg TimerThis brilliant Egg Timer really will delight and like all the best ideas, it's incredibly simple. Just place the timer in the saucepan with your egg and the heat sensitive indicator will change colour and do the rest!


£1.95 each


CompassFor those of us who simply refuse to surrender to the commands of a 'sat nav' this pocket sized Compass might just be enough to get you home safely and quietly!

You have reached your destination!

                                  £2.95 each 

Keeping the Children Occupied


Pocket PencilsOne of the very best cracker gifts. A tin of coloured Pocket Pencils with a sharpener on the lid. Now there's clever!



Hatching Egg

This is the sort of thing that is so stupid and yet so wonderful at the same time, you just have to have it! Read on and be stunned! Submerge your egg in water and in 12-24 hours the shell will start to crack and after 48 hours your chick will hatch!!! Don't pinch yourself...that's what it does! Brilliant!

I Should add, it's not the sort that will grow into a hen!

£1.95 each


Wooden KaleidoscopeMini Wooden Kaleidoscopes. Just shake and turn in the hand. In three different colours they have a beautiful wood finish. A quality toy. 

£2.95 each

Mini TelescopeA Mini Telescope that extends and closes. (assorted colours)


£1.50 each

Metal Jacks

Metal Jacks. Another great game from the past...imaginatively boxed and no batteries required.

 £3.95 each


Fairy Finger PuppetsThe Fairy Finger Puppets are made to the highest standards using a combination of wood and gorgeous fabric. A magical gift for the child with imagination. Six different designs and considerably larger than the Fairy Tale Finger Puppets listed above.

£3.95 each

Knitting DollThose of a certain age will remember doing this with a wooden cotton reel! Ah, those were the days! Now (apart from cotton reels coming in plastic) everything has got a lot smarter but the principal remains the same. This wonderful Knitting Doll is made to a very high standard and has everything you will need to get started. Oh yes...and it used to be called French Knitting!

                                 £4.95 each


It Don't Mean a Thing if You Ain't Got that Bling!


Bling Rabbit

A Bunny is not just for Easter! In various pretty shades, this adorable bling and enamel Bunny is a great cracker gift. (various colours)



£7.50 each


Bling Poodle The Bling Poodle with moveable parts is new for 2017 and in common with all our bling, it's over-the-top but in this case...more so! 

£4.95 each





Bling Oyster and Pearl This is very small and rather wonderful. The Bling Oyster and Pearl accessory clip is unique in our bling collection...why? It's understated.

£4.50 each


Bling Scottie Dog The Bling Scottie Dog is new for 2017 and way too cute for its own good!

£5.25 each



Bling TeddyIf you like cute and you like bling, then look no further because the Bling Teddy with moveable parts has both qualities by the bucket load. (assorted colours)



£7.50 each



Bling Tiger

This delightful Bling Tiger with moveable parts would melt any heart.



£7.50 each



Bling Fairy Ear RingsWhat could be prettier than these delightful little Fairy Bling Ear Rings. Brilliant to wear around during the festive season...and beyond!


£7.50 each

Bling Panda

Introduced for Christmas 2014 the Bling Panda exceeded all our expectations. (assorted colours)


£7.50 each




Bling LeopardDangerous and strikingly handsome...but that's enough about me! The Bling Leopard's Head Key Ring is a real stunner!



£8.95 each



Bling LambrettaThe Bling Lambretta really has the retro look of the moment.

Available in Pink or Blue 

£5.95 each


 And Finally


HarmonicaWhether you fancy yourself as a budding Larry Adler or just like to make music, this classic metal Harmonica might be just the ticket. It is suitable for children and adults of all abilities.

£5.95 each


Space Pencil Sharpener

New for 2017, The Space Pencil Sharpener. In four great designs, this is definitely a cut (no pun intended) above your usual pencil sharpener...complete with orbiting beads!


£1.50 each 



Fashion Watch

Who wouldn't be bowled over to find one of these dropping out of their cracker! A most affordable and stylish fashion watch. Me thinks a winner! Supplied with either a black or white face.

   £5.95 each     


Wooden Animal NoisesWe don't know anyone who hasn't been completely bowled over by this delightful trio. Every inch a quality item, these beautifully finished characters like nothing more than to have their heads pressed to give a wonderful and appropriate response. (three characters)

£4.95 each 



Please note that all cracker gifts are chosen with our standard cracker measurements in mind. The barrel of which measures approximately 5"+ (13cm)  by about 2" (5cm+) in diameter.

All our gifts will arrive in their original packaging because it will often give instructions and age recommendations. This packaging will need to be removed for the gift to fit inside your crackers.

Where an item is available in several designs or colours, we will endeavour to send a selection when more than one is ordered.

 An age recommendation is always attached to items designed for the young, however, parental supervision is recommended at all times.