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    The best Christmas crackers for kids?

    Well, after 2 weeks of searching the Dos_Box family is still without any crackers for our Xmas dinner. It's not due to a shortage of them tbh, but rather a lack of any decent ones for our kids and I'd rather the crackers had more inside than random objects that are not really suitable for younger children.
    Does anyone know where I can get some that have good 'presents' inside for 2 kids with an average age of 6? High street/major supermarket chain for preferance please due to it getting a bit late for postage.

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    M&S do some decent crackers but they are expensive for what they are....

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    Why not buy some nice looking crackers and slip in your own gifts?

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    If you're not careful @RoF you'll end up with a good reputation! lol

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    Extremely expensive Hotel Chocolat ones here chosen by my kids; but they're rather older than yours! The eldest has an NUS card, so we used her student discount when we bought them!

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    Buy some cheap crackers, remove the 'crack' and make your own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    If you're not careful @RoF you'll end up with a good reputation! lol
    You mean I did not have one already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    M&S do some decent crackers but they are expensive for what they are....
    I have an M&S discount card

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    In that case you are laughing

    My mum got some last year and inside were a wine stopper cork thing, a mini windchime, model silver car, things of that nature. For a box of 12 it cost her £18 or something daft, but she said it was a one off and never again due to the price. The hats weren't cheap flimsy paper either, they were like almost card, and the "jokes" were ridonculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    In that case you are laughing

    My mum got some last year and inside were a wine stopper cork thing, a mini windchime, model silver car, things of that nature. For a box of 12 it cost her £18 or something daft, but she said it was a one off and never again due to the price. The hats weren't cheap flimsy paper either, they were like almost card, and the "jokes" were ridonculous!
    How is any of that geared towards 6 year olds though? :P

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    Sainsburys have a set with a game in - penguin races, each cracker has a wind up penguin!

    Races down the table!!

    AWESOME!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Well, after 2 weeks of searching the Dos_Box family is still without any crackers for our Xmas dinner.

    I guess you could say...



    You're cracker lacking.





    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    How is any of that geared towards 6 year olds though? :P
    Welcome to England.

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    Do what my mum does, make your own - Christmas Cracker Kit - Christmas bits

    Get what you want and put it inside. My mum does them for £1 per "present" and we have had the likes of a socks, ties and jams etc for grand parents

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