Let’s take a look at some of the very best beauty crackers and baubles available this Christmas. It’s been a tough job to narrow down BUT these are the best-of-the-best and the ones I think that should be at the top of your Christmas list!
When you’re beauty shopping it’s always nice to go for a variety of different gifts, isn’t it? That means some great gift sets, stocking fillers and things like that. There’s been a huge rise in the popularity of beauty crackers and baubles in the past few years and now they’re as popular as the big gift sets themselves, so there’s even more variety available. Personally I think it’s a lovely way to be able to give a smaller gift from a great brand without breaking the bank. I think crackers and baubles are great for those who you buy for at Christmas, but don’t have a huge budget for either. Think of your children’s school teachers, colleagues etc. But they’re also really good as ‘add-ons’ to go with a bigger item, so they’re a lovely and versatile way to give beauty gifts.
This year I found some really amazing examples of crackers and baubles. So much so that I struggled to narrow down my top picks! However the things I looked for were 1.) value for money: how much product do you get? 2.) Cost: you don’t want to spend a lot on this type of gift. 3.) Design: a cracker or bauble is festive to the max, so we need them to look Christmassy!
With that said, here’s my top beauty crackers and baubles this year…
REN All is Bright Hanger – £10
I have raved about REN Clean Skincare this year. On my social media, on my YouTube channel…everywhere. So naturally their Christmas range had to feature here. Especially because this cute All Is Bright tree hanger contains one of their best-selling and cult products, the Daily AHA Tonic in travel size (50ml.) This toner contains acid and a natural BHA so it’s a one-swipe wonder when used, as it instantly brightens the complexion. Even though it has acids and similar properties it’s gentle enough for daily use and causes no irritation so even sensitive skin can benefit. A bathroom shelf staple in a cutely designed package – perfect.
L’Occitane Almond Festive Bauble – £12
I adore the Christmas ranges from L’Occitane every year and this year didn’t disappoint. Their Almond Festive Bauble is a stand out in the hangers and decoration category because it’s so darn festive! And what more could you want from a beauty hanger?! Also, currently these are £12 each or if you buy three (there’s several variations) then they’re only £30 altogether – even more reason to shop! Included in this one is 3 of the beautifully scented almond products in mini size: a hand cream, a shower oil and one of the Milk Concentrates that you put in the bath or shower. The products are practical and the packaging is delightful so there’s nothing not to love.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Ornament – £12
As a HUGE Too Faced fan, I always stock up on their Christmas range and this years epic Gingerbread theme is almost too cute for my heart to take. Almost but not quite. I have to recommend the Better Than Sex Ornament because it would look perfect on your tree as a decoration and what’s more of an iconic mascara than this?! The hourglass wand means it lifts and curls your lashes in all the right places, and it’s the ‘little black dress’ of your mascara wardrobe – the one you rely on time and time again because it never lets you down. And besides being super cute it’s also a 4.8g so a good little handbag size for day (and night) top ups.
Emma Hardie Daily Essentials Collection – £20
I’d buy any set from Emma Hardie with their Moringa Cleansing Balm inside, but this festive cracker has more than that going for it. The Daily Essentials Collection has indeed got a 15ml Cleansing Balm (yas!) and cloth to go with it, but it’s also got a travel size Midas Touch Face Cream (great little daily moisturiser) and a Protect and Prime daily SPF with broad spectrum protection. It’s everything you’d need for your skincare basics day-in, day-out. Plus it’s pretty and festive so it’s up there with the best.
Inika Blush & Go Hanger – £30
Okay, now I can hear you thinking this is too pricey for a cracker or hanger gift, BUT hear me out on this one. Inika products are all vegan friendly and cruelty free (we love that, right?) and they’re completely organic, so the Blush & Go hanger redeems itself there. But it further redeems itself when you know that this gorgeous set features a FULL SIZE mineral blush duo, so you’re getting the actual size you’d get if you purchased it alone. And on top you get a travel size brush to apply it with. The value together is £50 so there’s a great saving to be found here. Plus it’s great for even the sensitive skin types. See, told you it was worth it!
MOR Merry Marshmallow Bauble – £8
You can’t beat a solid looking bauble like this can you? And nothing gets my festive girlie-ness going more than a pink decoration, so this MOR Merry Marshmallow Bauble gets top marks for the aesthetic! Plus it’s really affordable and houses the perfect little travel soap in the most delicious scent. And the soap itself is infused with vitamin E so it’s really rich and nourishing on the skin and it doesn’t dry out at all. Perfect for the winter and when I say it smells yummy, believe me!
this works Sleep on It Bauble – £13
If you struggle to sleep then this is the bauble you want in your life. Let’s face it, if you’ve ever been someone who finds it hard to sleep then you’ve likely already tried the this works Sleep sprays as something to naturally help you fall asleep. Now you can get a trio of the best-selling products in the range for only £13 in this Sleep On It bauble. It includes the cult Pillow Spray, as well as the Plus Pillow Spray which is faster acting than the normal and then a roll-on that is designed to relieve stress. Perfect for anyone with sleep problems, or facing stress.
Coco & Eve The Gift of Good Hair – £15.60
One of the best hair masks I’ve ever used is the Coco & Eve Like a Virgin, so I was delighted that they had a 60ml tree hanger called The Gift of Good Hair this Christmas which will look super cute on any tree and give a practical hair essential too. The hair mask itself is a wonderful product that works in multiple ways – it deep conditions, fights frizzy locks, seals split ends and restores shine. My hair always feel so much healthier after I use it and it’s glossy and soft too. I can’t get enough of this mask and recommend it to everyone. So if hair care if you’re thing, ask Santa’s elves to bring you this.
MOR Beautiful Bohemienne – £9
Nothing is more festive than a good old Christmas cracker, and the MOR Beautiful Bohemienne is a great value one that looks festive – so it’s perfect for the dinner table on the big day. Inside you’ll find a travel size of the Bohemienne hand cream which is enriched with vitamin E, shea and cocoa butter so it’s nourishing to the max for dry hands in winter. I don’t think anyone can ever have too much hand cream when December rolls around so it’s practical and affordable too.
JESSICA Starlight Minis Gift Set – £16.95
Nothing says ‘CHRISTMAS’ more than festive nails and I’m all about those reds and glittery finishes to really jazz up my fingers for the big day. If you are too then the JESSICA Starlight Minis Gift Set is perfect because it contains four products to make your nails look super snazzy. Including the most festive red and a very lovely glittery gold tone that will have nails shimmering away. They’re all mini sizes and come in the festive tree hanger too.
Lipstick Queen Party Favour Mini Shadeshifter Duo – £16
If you’ve missed out on the Lipstick Queen Frog Prince lipstick then here’s your chance to nab it in mini size in the Party Favour Mini Shadeshifter Duo Set. The Frog Prince lipstick is green (!) initially but when worn it works with the natural pH balance of your lips to turn the perfect shade of natural pink for you. The set also contains a mini Highway 66 lipstick which has the same colour changing properties and goes from yellow to orange when worn. Pretty cool if you like something different from your make up and it’s so cool knowing the colour is the perfect tone for you when worn.
PAYOT Christmas Cracker – £12
Speaking of great value, I couldn’t miss the PAYOT Christmas Cracker out because this pretty and pink cracker houses four great and everyday products in travel sizes – which will mean you’ve got a good few weeks use out of them. And pretty much a whole skincare regime too. The products included are some of the PAYOT best sellers including my personal favourite of the Gommage Amandes which is a rich exfoliator that not only buffs away dead skin cells for fresher skin, but it smells lovely too. There’s also moisture galore with the Hydra Corps – a great all over body moisturiser and two different day to night moisture rich creams. Winner for those looking for lots of skincare for an affordable price.
So there we have it! The Lady Writes Gift Guide: Crackers & Bauble Edit for 2019! There’s some pretty enticing looking suggestions, am I right?! Whether you’re looking for make up, skincare, nails or hair – there’s something here for everyone and something for all price ranges too. Which will hopefully help with your Christmas shopping!
Remember that it’s perfectly fine to treat yourself to a bauble or cracker (or two!) when buying for others as well. Be rude not to!
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