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11/11/2013 at 12:11
Of the pulling variety...
Do you buy cheapo ones, or splash out?
I buy them for C, he goes through around 4 boxes over Christmas, so always buy the £2.99 for box of 12 from home bargains. He never keeps the cr@p in them, so don't mind only paying a few quid. (although, I kept it all 1 year, as I was planning a piñata for his next birthday, and used the plastic rubbish, to fill it...) I also buy him a giant cracker each year. He gets more excited over that, than his presents. (he LOVES crackers)
We never buy them for the adults, but I quite fancy some posh crackers this year.
My sister paid £40 for 6 a few years ago, where you got quite decent "prizes" (one of them had an mp3 player in it), but I don't want to spend that much...
11/11/2013 at 12:12
I buy mini kids ones for the tree, then mid range ones from Boots / Next / Sainsburys. My mum bought cheap ones one year and they didn't even bang when pulled! For me it's all about making everyone wear the silly paper hat.
11/11/2013 at 12:16
I buy cheapy ones for the tree since we don't have dinner here I wouldn't splash out buy my mam buys decent ones, like Belle its all about the silly hats.
11/11/2013 at 12:18
Yep, love the hats.
My Dad works in a paper factory, and one year, handed me 1000 silver paper hats.
I asked him what I was meant to do with 1000 paper hats. His response?
All at once!
11/11/2013 at 12:21
Knowing my Dad, that was probably what he meant...
11/11/2013 at 12:29
My uncle bought posh crackers from Harrod's once, no idea about the cost but the little gifts in them were not too bad and quite useful. If we were having people round I would buy those and some cheapy ones for children maybe.
11/11/2013 at 12:33
I'd refuse to pull a Harrods cracker.
I'm still bitter that they never let me in the store, 12 years ago... haha
11/11/2013 at 12:37
I normally get decent ones but in the January sales so pay next to nothing for them, not much help though sorry.
I quite like the ones with mini screwdrivers and stuff, randomly they come in quite useful when changing batteries in toys etc
11/11/2013 at 12:41
The mini screwdrivers come in handy to tighten the screws in my glasses too... Haven't had any for ages though.
11/11/2013 at 13:16
I got kids ones last year, they didn't have toys but sticker and a hat. they were great. I got them a few days before Christmas in Sainsburys so they were at least half price. For luke it's all about pulling the cracker not the contents so between the 3 of us we usually pull all 6.
11/11/2013 at 13:21
We always forget to buy them! Two years back I got hotel chocolate in the salesas H was in afghan and we celebrated in February! They were rubbish mind! This year I'll go with mid range, no more than £10 for 6/12... If I remember!
11/11/2013 at 13:23
Why didn't they let you in AK?
11/11/2013 at 13:31
I was wearing PVC trousers, a corset, and big biker boots, with spikes on...
11/11/2013 at 13:35
Pah that's nothing! Last year when we went there were all kinds of track suits in there, proper gobby chavs *snob alert*
11/11/2013 at 14:02
I buy them in the sale every year for the next year so luxuary ones but cheap!! I also hand make all my guests one with a scratch card in and a personal gift from the kids
11/11/2013 at 14:04
We had fun with some that had clockwork santas in the other year. You then had a race with your santas. They wouldn't have been that expensive.
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