While beauty advent calendars are hot property, not all budgets allow for an all-out splurge. This is why the introduction of Christmas crackers into the beauty rhetoric continues to delight skincare, hair and makeup fans on a budget or those looking for a smaller stocking filler.
Browse our edit of the very best this year…
An ideal gift for the insomniac in your life, this features a mini Deep Sleep Pillow Spray roller ball and super soft eye mask.
Including the brand’s bestselling Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and a wearable pink lip shade, this’ll see you through all party season long.
Packed full with four mini treats, Molton Brown’s cracker will keep you stocked with bath and shower gels for a good few months.
Ensure shiny, silky locks with this handy duo of Philip Kingsley’s iconic Elasticizer hair mask and a powerful heat defence spray.
Everyone deserves to get in on a bit of Jo Malone action, especially around Christmas time. This year, the brand’s cracker includes three minis in perfectly pretty packaging.
A super luxe cracker complete with all the (red) trimmings, Jo Loves’ cracker is fairly customisable with options to include a body spray fragrance or paint brush scent.
You’ll have brilliantly defined eyes for every festive party that comes around this year with this. BBB London’s cracker includes the lengthening and volumising Iconic Lash Mascara and an Eye Wonder Colour Stick.
Perfect your cat eye with a glossy mini Eye Do Liquid Liner and lushest lashes with a Black Magic Mascara.
Emma Hardie’s offering would make a brilliant stocking filler for the skincare fanatic in your life. With a mini Moringa Cleansing Balm, Treatment Mask and Cleansing Cloth, this has everything you need for a weekend away.
This budget-friendly Caudalie cracker is great value for money with a mini cleansing water, serum and moisturiser.
Complete with an Instagram-famous face mask, glow-enhancing primer and mini makeup remover, this is a brilliant all-rounder.
Everybody loves Aveda’s Shampure range, and this little cracker includes a hair and body wash and lotion, as well as two hair styling products.
Love a spot of self-indulging? You’ll feel right at home with this curated edit of mini spa gifts.
Great for makeup lovers who need a spot of sparkle, this bold and youthful gift will look lovely under the tree.
Feature by Rebecca Fearn