Christmas gift guide: The beauty cracker edit


This year definitely seems to be the year of the beauty Christmas crackers, I've been seeing them from a few brands over the years but this year almost every brand seems to have released one, and I'm definitely on board with that. I think they make the perfect afforable gift for any makeup and skincare lover, so I'm very excited to share a few of my favourites with you today!

First up is a skincare filled cracker from one of my favourite brands, Caudalie! I discovered this brand a few years ago, and still haven't tried a product from them that I've disliked, which I think is pretty amazing! This is their Vinosource cracker, which contains three products:

A Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum (10ml)
• A Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (15ml)
• A Micellar Cleansing Water (30ml)

So, there's a great selection of skincare picks here, including one of my favourite Caudalie products the S.O.S Thirst Quenching serum which is a little livesafer for anyone who suffers from dry skin like myself, honestly amazing! Aswell as the products, how beautiful is this cracker? I really love the red design with the elegant gold detailing. I'm sure anyone would be very happy to recieve this in their stocking! Price wise, this one retails for £10 which I think is so affordable for a skincare brand as good as Caudalie, I'm really impressed. Perfect for anyone who's looking to up their skincare game!

Price: £10
Link: Caudalie cracker

Next up is this lovely 'Join Hands' cracker set from one of my all time favourite brands that I've used for years now, Crabtree and Evelyn! The set includes three of their Hand Therapy creams:

• Gardeners
• Rosewater and Pink peppercorn
• La Source

So, there's some gorgeous scents in this set! The Hand Therapy creams from Crabtree and Evelyn are definitely up there with my favourite hand creams and I've tried alot! I especially love their Rose Water and Pink Peppercorn cream, which leaves the hands feeling super soft! Scent wise it's the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, I think the addition of the peppercorn adds such a unique twist. This trio would be perfect for someone who deserves some TLC this festive season, maybe a nurse or anyone who's hands deserve some pampering. It's one of the most expensive crackers I'm featuring but the products are definitely worth it!

Price: £20
Link: Crabtree and Evelyn cracker

If you're a Disney fan you're going to love this next gift, a set of four Disney princess themed crackers with four mini bubble baths inside! I think these are perfect for people all of ages from children to adults, because who doesn't love Disney? The set features four princess crackers, which all have their own unique scent:

• Jasmine, Strawberry
• Aurora, Lavendar
• Ariel, Vanilla
• Belle, Rose

The set costs £10.99, which I think is a pretty decent price for a Disney themed gift set, especially considering how pretty this packaging is. I'm obsessed with the bright girly designs myself, and don't think I'll ever be able to throw them away! My only complaint with this set is that the actual bubble baths themselves are quite small at just 30ml, so they definitely won't last long but overall I still really do love this one and think it's just perfect for any Disney fan!

Price: £10.99
Link: Disney crackers

Another great skincare filled cracker this year is this one from Nuxe, who are a well known popular French skincare brand that I'm always impressed by. Seriously, I really can't fault their products! The cracker contains four different skincare products:

A Huile prodigieuse oil (10ml)
• A Rêve de Miel hand cream (15ml)
• A Rêve de Miel face cream (15ml)
• A Rêve de Miel Gentle Face Cleanser (15ml)

So, you get a great variety in this one and some of their most popular skincare products. You pretty much have a full simple skincare routine here which I think is really good for the price! Nuxe are definitely an amazing brand when it comes to skincare, I especially love their Huile Prodigieuse oil which is literally a dream on the skin. This set is not actually my favourite packaging wise compared to the other gift crackers, but the contents inside make this one one of my favourite skincare crackers this year! It's just £10 too which makes it even better, great value for money in my opinion. A perfect gift for anyone who lovers their skincare, especially someone who travels alot as these would be the perfect size to take away when travelling!

Price: £10
Link: Nuxe cracker

Next up is probably my favourite beauty cracker of the six I'm mentioning, and it's from Nude by Nature! This is their Divine Bon Bon collection and it contains six cruelty free brushes, which includes a mix of both face and eye brushes. Sometimes makeup gifts can be slightly risky as everyone has their own tastes when it comes to shades and finishes but with brushes you really can't go wrong, all of these can be used on an everyday basis so they would make the perfect gift for any makeup wearer. This would definitely be ideal for a young teen who's just starting to wear makeup, as you have lots of essential brushes in this bundle!

Quality wise, these brushes really are great! So soft and easy to control when applying makeup, perfect everyone from makeup beginners to pros too! Aswell as the practicality, I love how these brushes look, really simple but very pretty with the cream design and ombre style brush hairs. I think the actual crackers packaging is gorgeous too, I'm a big fan of the Christmas gift packaging from Nude by Nature this year, and it's actually probably my favourite I've seen so far!

Price: £22
Link: Nude by Nature cracker

Lastly for this gift guide is this adorable hand cream cracker from MOR Boutique, who are a popular Australian bath, body and lifestyle brand. Firstly, let's talk about this packaging, it's definitely one of the prettiest beauty crackers I've seen this year! I just adore the pink design with the gold detailing, along with the black bows too. Packaging definitely makes a gift feel extra special in my opinion, so I'm sure most people would really appreciate receiving one of these this Christmas, especially any fellow pink lovers like myself!

Product wise, I'm a big fan of the MOR Boutique hand creams, I've tried quite a few already this year! This one is in their Mesmerizing Marshmallow scent, which is a lovely delicate floral and sweet fragrance that smells super luxurious. It's not overpowering scent wise at all and is definitely on the lighter side, so this one's a great option for someone who's a little fussy scent wise. The formula is packed with vitamin E, shea and cocoa seed butter, perfect for preventing the hands from getting dry this Winter, which is definitely ideal as I think this years is going to be a very cold one! So, it's a great afforable option, especially for a friend or family member who you don't know too well as I'm sure almost everyone would be a fan of this scent!

Price: £8
Link: MOR Boutique Cracker

So, there's some of my favourite beauty and skincare filled crackers that I've discovered so far this year! I love that more brands have jumped onto this trend as they are a great budget friendly gift and I'm sure anyone would be very happy to recieve one in their stocking this Christmas. My personal favourite has to be the Nude By Nature brush filled cracker, which is definitely one of the prettiest looking crackers I've ever seen!

Let me know in the comments which cracker is your favourite?

~ This post contains some PR samples and affiliate links, however as always all opinions are my own. 

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  1. These all look so beautiful! I've never had a beauty christmas cracker before but they seem like such an amazing gift :) x

    1. Aren't they pretty? :) Thanks for reading xx

  2. Wow, these are brilliant! And perfect Secret Santa gifts or stocking fillers too. My favourite for the products is Crabtree & Evelyn, I swear by their Gardeners hand cream. Closely followed by Nuxe because of their legendary and fabulous oil. Packaging-wise I think Caudalie have nailed it though Loved this post, Kate, thank you so much for shari g something so different and your stunning photos as always :) xx

    Lisa |

    1. Aww thank you so much Lisa, I'm really glad you liked it! xx

  3. I love festive beauty crackers! I don't know why but I find them so exciting. 'My dog' has bought my mum a This Works one this year as a stocking filler. The Disney ones look so cute! Amazing photos as always x