Christmas cracker beauty gifts used to be quite a rare gimmick in the festive gifting world, but along with the advent calendar craze these cleverly packaged sets are becoming more and more popular. I absolutely love a beautifully packaged product and I think that Christmas cracker beauty gifts are always some of the most festive looking sets out there.
With that in mind, here is a run-down of our absolute favourite releases from brands this year that are Christmas cracker shaped and filled with glorious treats to surprise a loved one with this holiday season. I’ll keep this list updated with all of the new finds, if you spot anything that we need to review and add to this feature drop me a line!
Gatineau Hidden Gems Christmas Cracker – This pretty Christmas cracker beauty set contains six miniature sized treats from Gatineau, including Retexturising Beauty Cream, Youth Activating Beauty Serum and Firming Throat Gel. It’s a wonderful way to try a selection of gorgeous products! I love that this is impressive enough to give as a main Christmas gift or as a stocking filler to someone special this festive season.
Gatineau Hidden Gems Christmas Cracker Contains:
1 x Radiance Enhancing Gommage (15ml) – a gentle exfoliator developed to help remove dead skin cells with a luxurious balm-like texture
1 x Melatogenine Futur Plus Anti-wrinkle Radiance Mask (15ml) – a formulated to help reduce the visible signs of ageing. Enriched with melatogenine, serilesine and chronodyne
1 x Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream (15ml) – a rich moisturiser designed to help you maintain a plump and hydrated-looking complexion
1 x Perfection Ultime Retexturising Beauty Cream (15ml) – a lightweight moisturiser designed for everyday use, infused with hyaluronic acid and caviar extract
1 x Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Youth Activating Beauty Serum (15ml) – a super serum developed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and winkles while encouraging a radiant-looking complexion
1 x Strategie Jeunesse Firming Throat Gel (15ml) – a gel formula designed to help firm and tighten the appearance of the neck and decollete area.
The Gatineau Hidden Gems Christmas Cracker is priced at £26 and is available from www.qvcuk.com
Yardley London English Rose Hand Cream Cracker – I love this sweet little Christmas Cracker beauty gift from Yardley London. It would make the perfect stocking filler or a cute little budget friendly Secret Santa gift idea. The cracker contains a fab little 50ml English Rose hand cream that would be lovely for gifting to mum’s, aunties or grandma this festive season.
The scent is a refreshing, light fresh floral with sparkling citrus and rose top notes blended with tea accord. Combining a complex floral heart of rose bud, magnolia, violet and cassis with warm woody notes, it’s enhanced with patchouli and musks, adding velvety tones to the base. A light and easily absorbed hand cream that leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and delicately fragranced with the new Floral Classics English Rose fragrance. Nourishing Hand Cream contains soothing moisturising shea butter, primrose oil and monoi oil.
Color Wow Christmas Cracker – This is a clever little Christmas beauty cracker that not only looks seriously festive but actually serves a great purpose for those with fine or thinning hair. Hair color causes loss of proteins which can result in thinner strands and loss of mass.
This potent leave-in supplement bonds a weightless carb complex (cellulose, oat bran and corn starch) to hair’s surface, instantly creating heftier, healthier-looking hair. Heat-activated formula acts like light starch to give fine, limp hair style-holding stamina. Color Wow Christmas Cracker contains: Color Wow Carb Cocktail Bionic Tonic 50ml.
Color Wow Christmas Cracker is priced at £10.00 from FeelUnique.com
Grace Cole Christmas Cracker – British bath and beauty brand, Grace Cole, has launched a wide range of Christmas Gift Sets that will bring a touch of glamour to Christmas. The range includes limited edition products such as hand, body care duos, candles and diffusers in new Christmas scent Sweet Cinnamon and Myrrh.
The new Christmas Gift Set range also includes this Perfect Treats Cracker (two hand creams and a gold glitter nail file) for £8. With beautiful packaging and lovely mini products inside, these are definitely going to be a big hit with beauty lovers everywhere.
Available online: www.gracecole.co.uk.
Time Bomb Christmas Cracker – Priced at £10, this sweet little cracker would make a lovely gift for someone special this Christmas. It Contains 2 x 30ml Hand To Hand Combat Cream enriched with Shea Butter and Argan Oil, the fast-absorbing, plumping formula hydrates and replenishes tired, hard-working hands.
Vitamin E shields against environment aggressors for long-lasting comfort. Conditions cuticles and fights signs of ageing, including dark spots and fine lines. This is actually great value for its price-point as it would normally would RRP for £14.50
Time Bomb Christmas Cracker is available from QVC and timebombco.com (launching 9th December)
We’ll be adding lots more Christmas Cracker beauty gifts into this gift guide as they are released so keep checking back for more inspiration or bookmark our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide.
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