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
Containing Mini Bronzing Powder and a Mini Afterglow Lip Balm in NARS’s award-winning shade Laguna, this is one of the more luxe Secret Santas you can give (or receive).
Containing Clinique’s lushest, plushest High Impact Mascara and their infamous Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, this is a real treat.
This game-changing Rosehip Bioregenerate gift is named after the fearless force that was Annie Londonderry and promises to brighten, nourish and soften skin.
This bauble contains the best of CBD beauty from cult LA brand Hora. Inside you’ll find a CBD Overnight Exfoliating Mask and CBD Super Serum.
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.
Simple yet delicious, the bauble features Floral Street’s bestselling Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum in a cute mini bottle.
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.
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.
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.
Troubled skin be gone with this festive trio containing a cleanser, mask, and spot treatment.
Smell better than ever with this mini duo, which features both the brand’s bestselling Bum Bum cream and their alternative, Coco Cabana.
For your best skin yet, consider this tree hanger, which has a miniature Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse and a Cell Plumping Moisturiser.
Tan Luxe’s signature Super Glow hyaluronic self-tan, all boxed up in pink and ready to hang on the tree.
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 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.
Complete with a mini Volume Shampoo for extra body, and a Restorative Treatment Mask for the ultimate hydration, this is an unbeatable combo.
Silk hair bands are the absolute best for maintaining smooth, healthy hair and avoiding breakage, making this bauble a great gift for beauty fans.
Everyone needs some makeup sponges in their lives, and these minis by Real Techniques are a great starting point for the festive season.
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 fans unite: this is the perfect gift for chapped skin and lips, featuring a Pomegranate Lip Balm and moisturiser.
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
The Sleep Cracker contains a peace-inducing aromatherapy duo hand-picked from Liberty’s Beauty Hall: Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil and Susanne Kaufmann Pillow Spray Calming.
Containing two of OPI’s most iconic shades – Bubble Bath, which is a sweet candy pink plus Big Apple Red, a bright, shiny red. This is the perfect stocking filler for any nail lover.
Each cracker contains three deluxe miniature shower gels in three of The White Company’s much-loved fragrances.
Sore winter skin is no match for this Clarins cracker, which contains hydrating Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. At less than £10, it’s a great price too.
A 4-piece collection of indulgent cleansing and moisturising products – Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, Organic Skin Correcting Moisturising Fluid, Very Rose 3-in-1 Soothing Micellar Water, Reve de Miel Face and Body Ultra Rich Cleansing Gel. If they already love Nuxe, they’ll adore this.
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).
Vinosource Sorbet, Vinosource SOS Serum and Lip Conditioner – everything you need to strengthen skin’s defences against the winter cold.
A sizeable beauty cracker stuffed with everything from salt scrub to heel balm – perfect for a cosy pampering night in.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Scents up for grabs inside these chic fragrance crackers include Wonderland Peony, Electric Rhubard, Neon Rose and Ylang Ylang Espresso.
This lovely illustrated cracker has three of Bamford’s best body products: Geranium Body Wash, Geranium Bath Salts and One Morning Body Splash.
The perfect self-care gift containing a full-size Repairing Nail & Cuticle Serum Pen.