The best Christmas beauty baubles and crackers for 2020 so far

It may seem early, but this year, Christmas can’t come quick enough. After the 2020 we’ve all had, we all deserve some festive joy, and all that this time of year brings along with it. If you’re a beauty fan, you’ll no doubt be itching to get your hands on one of the coveted beauty advent calendars that are beginning to drop.

But if they’re a little out of your budget, you can still pick up a treat for yourself (or a loved one) now or in time for Christmas Day with a super cute Christmas beauty cracker or bauble. And this year, they’re better than ever…

Best Christmas beauty baubles 2020

nars christmas bauble

Nars Mini Orgasm Glow Duo, £20, Space NK

Containing Mini Highlighting Powder and a Mini Afterglow Lip Balm in NARS’s most popular shade, this is one of the more luxe Secret Santas you can give (or receive).

l'occitane almond tree bauble

Almond Festive Bauble, £12, L’Occitane

L’Occitane’s almond scent is arguably its most beloved – this bauble sets your recipient up with a shower oil, body lotion and hand cream.

Floral Street Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum Set
Floral Street Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum Set, £24, Feelunique 

Simple yet delicious, the bauble features Floral Street’s bestselling Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum in a cute mini bottle. 

lipstick queen beauty baubleLipstick Queen Indulge Me Full Size Lip Duo, £28, Lookfantastic

Worth £44, Lipstick Queen’s offering has a Nothing But the Nudes lipstick in Hanky Panky Pink, and a Lipdulgence Lip Mousse in Pink Parfait. 

aromatherapy associates mini moment

Forest Therapy Mini Moment, £12, Aromatherapy Associates

Inside the forest green packaging, there’s a 9ml Bath & Shower Oil for a moment of indulgence this Christmas. This bauble is also available in the Deep Relax scent.

jo loves Christmas baubleJo Loves Miniature Pomelo & Miniature Jo By Jo Loves Christmas Baubles, £40, Jo Loves

Available in both the bestselling Pomelo scent and Jo by Jo Loves, each bauble contains a mini fragrance, bath and shower gel, and body lotion. 

origins Detox With Delight baubleDetox With Delight, £16, Origins 

Troubled skin be gone with this festive trio containing a cleanser, mask, and spot treatment. 

sol de Janeiro beauty baubleSol de Janeiro Exotic Escape, £12, Cult Beauty

Smell better than ever with this mini duo, which features both the brand’s bestselling Bum Bum cream and their alternative, Coco Cabana. 

elemental herbology beauty baubleSkin Care Heroes Tree Hanger, £10, Elemental Herbology

For your best skin yet, consider this tree hanger, which has a miniature Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse and a Cell Plumping Moisturiser. 

tan luxe bauble

Tan-Luxe The Glow Bauble, £20, Space NK

Tan Luxe’s signature Super Glow hyaluronic self-tan, all boxed up in pink and ready to hang on the tree.



ren Christmas bauble 2020

REN The Gift of Glow Skin Duo, £15, Space NK

Shopping for a fan of REN’s reliable skincare offering? This bauble contains atravel size of the cult Daily AHA Tonic and the Vitamin C Gel Cream.

stila beauty bauble

Eyeliner Gift Box Ornament, £12, Stila

Stila has three make-up baubles for 2020 – if eyeliner’s not your thing, there’s also a liquid eyeshadow tree and a Star Ornament featuring Stila Double Dip in a limited-edition shade.

Mor Marshmallow Drop, £8, Lookfantastic

Filled with a velvety Triple-Milled Soapette made with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this little delicate treat is the perfect under £10 bauble. 

Virtue Healthy Hair 2 Go, £24, Feel Unique

Complete with a mini Volume Shampoo for extra body, and a Restorative Treatment Mask for the ultimate hydration, this is an unbeatable combo. 

Slip Scrunchie Bauble, £25, Cult Beauty

Silk hair bands are the absolute best for maintaining smooth, healthy hair and avoiding breakage, making this bauble a great gift for beauty fans. 

Real Techniques Mini Miracle Sponges, £5.99, Amazon

Everyone needs some makeup sponges in their lives, and these minis by Real Techniques are a great starting point for the festive season. 


Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Festive Bauble, £12, Amazon

This hot pink shower gel bauble will be the perfect Christmas tree accompaniment and features notes of pink pepper, elemi, jasmine and patchouli.

Burt’s Bees A Bit of Burt’s Bees 2 Piece Moisturising Gift Set, £6.99, Amazon

Burt’s Bees fans unite: this is the perfect gift for chapped skin and lips, featuring a Pomegranate Lip Balm and moisturiser. 

Nivea You’re A Star gift set, £6, Boots

Housed in a lovely golden metallic tin, this little set contains a Nivea Good Morning Fresh Skin Refreshing Face Mask, Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream and Nivea Hydro Care Caring Lip Balm. 

Best Christmas beauty crackers 2020 


Q&A beauty cracker

Super Food Facial Oil Cracker, £7, Q&A

This Christmas Q&A is giving you the option to include several of its skincare heroes in a fully recyclable cracker – choose from buys including hyaluronic acid (£5.50), Caffeine Eye Serum (£5.50), and Squalane Facial Oil (£9).


caudalie Christmas cracker 2020Caudalie Vinosource Cracker, £10, Space NK

Vinosource Sorbet, Vinosource SOS Serum and Lip Conditioner – everything you need to strengthen skin’s defences against the winter cold.


sanctuary pamper crackerSanctuary Spa Pamper Cracker, £12.50, Sainsbury’s

A sizeable beauty cracker stuffed with everything from salt scrub to heel balm – perfect for a cosy pampering night in.

jo Malone london cracker

Christmas Cracker, £32, Jo Malone London

If opulence is the order of the day, Jo Malone won’t disappoint with this iconic trio of Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash and Wild Bluebell Body Crème.

isle of paradise beauty cracker

Isle of Paradise Mistle-Glow Cracker, £10, Boots

Perfect for getting that party season glow with minimal fuss, this cracker contains an ‘on-the-go’ size of the brand’s bestselling Self-Tanning Water in Medium.

Murdock London Barber Pole Cracker Sea Salt Spray

Murdock London Barber Pole Cracker Sea Salt Spray, £12, Lookfantastic 

Perfect for the man in your life, this chic-looking cracker contains the brand’s trusty sea salt spray. 

Oskia Christmas beauty crackerOskia The Cracker, £14, Feelunique

This beautifully designed cracker hides within it a mini size of the much loved Oskia Restoration Oil. Perfect for trips away. 

beauty Christmas crackers lanolinsLanolips Coconutter Nutter Cracker Limited Edition, £10.99, Lookfantastic

The ultimate soothing combo, this cracker contains a Coconutter 101 Ointment Multi-Balm and a Coconutter Hand Cream Intense, to keep hands, lips, and other dry areas nourished. 

jo loves beauty crackerJo Loves Christmas Cracker with Tuberose Body Spray, £40, Jo Loves

Jo Loves always brings out a brilliant cracker, and this year is no different; indulge in their Tuberose Body Spray, which is enveloped in a chic cracker. 

Mor Merry Marshmallow Bohemienne Bon Bon, £9, LookFantastic 

A super cute pink package that contains a hand cream enriched with vitamin E and the most decadent scent. 

Benefit Makeup Shakeup Cracker Set, £13.50, Cult Beauty

Packed full of Benefit’s bestsellers, this features a mini Benetint, Gimme Brow, and Bad Gal Bang mascara. 

floral street crackersFragrance Crackers, £24, Floral Street 

Scents up for grabs inside these chic fragrance crackers include Wonderland Peony, Electric Rhubard, Neon Rose and Ylang Ylang Espresso.

Bamford Christmas Cracker, £28, Liberty London

This lovely illustrated cracker has three of Bamford’s best body products: Geranium Body Wash, Geranium Bath Salts and One Morning Body Splash. 

Baylis & Harding The Fuzzy Duck Winter Wonderland 4 Crackers Gift Set, £11.74, Amazon

Beauty crackers are great, but you rarely get more than one. This set of four means one for the entire family. You’ll find inside either a 30ml Body Lotion or a 30ml Body Wash in festive fragrances.