These Are the Best Beauty Crackers (Because No One Wants a Mini Sewing Kit)

Updated 04/21/19

I'm not ashamed to say that when it comes to my Christmas cracker, I don't want a mini screwdriver, a paper hat or a naff joke. I'm just not that bothered to know why the chicken crossed the road—especially when its cousin, the turkey, is on my plate (#awkward). I'd much rather a luxury beauty mini topple onto my stuffing than a compass on a key ring (I have Citymapper and Google maps, so I'm all good).

Can I also just caveat this by saying I'm not a diva? It's a tradition in our family to do secret Santa during Christmas, so I usually just buy one and get one present for £25 (hence why a superior beauty cracker on the table would be a welcome addition for all involved). Below I have found the 16 best beauty Christmas crackers out there—whether the recipient is a makeup lover, skincare obsessive or fragrance fan. Trust me when I say there's something for everyone.

best beauty Christmas crackers: Space NK Christmas Crackers (Gift with Purchase)
Space NK Christmas Crackers $300
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Christmas has come early at Space NK. If you join the N.Dulge loyalty scheme and spend £300 or more (in one transaction) in-store or online, then you'll get these crackers—worth £500—for free! Hurry, though, as this is only while supplies last.

The crackers would be perfect to have at the Christmas table and include some cult products including a Diptyque Tubereuse Scented Candle, Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask and Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum (which helped one Byrdie editor be able to go makeup free). It also includes a £25 gift card.

Sign up to the N.Dulge loyalty scheme and start your Christmas shopping today.

The Liberty Beauty Cracker with Hourglass and Essie
Liberty The Liberty Beauty Cracker with Hourglass and Essie $18
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How chic is this Liberty print cracker containing two full-sized beauty products? The Essie polish comes in Fishnet Stockings the perfect festive red, while the Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Canvas is a suits-all, easy-to-wear shade.

Clarins Face & Lips Cracker
Clarins Face & Lips Cracker $10
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The Surprise Inside: Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey.

Elemis Superfood Essentials Cracker Gift
Elemis Superfood Essentials Cracker Gift $15
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The Surprise Inside: Superfood Facial Wash (30ml) and Superfood Day Cream (20ml).

Caudalie Vinosource Christmas Cracker
Caudalie Vinosource Christmas Cracker $10
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The Surprise Inside: Micellar Cleansing Water (30ml),
Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum (10ml) and
Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (15ml).

This Works Miniature Miracle Workers The Big Bang Cracker
This Works Miniature Miracle Workers The Big Bang Cracker $13
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The Surprise Inside: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and eye mask.

Cowshed Hand Care Christmas Cracker
Cowshed Hand Care Christmas Cracker $12
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The Surprise Inside: Cow Herb Restoring Hand Cream (50ml) and Apricot Nourishing Cuticle Oil (11ml).

Aveda Style on the Go Styling Cracker
Aveda Style on the Go Styling Cracker $18
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The Surprise Inside: Texture Tonic (30ml), Pure Abundance Style Prep (30ml), Thickening Tonic (10ml) and Blow Dry Accelerator (10ml).

Jo Malone Christmas Cracker
Jo Malone Christmas Cracker $32
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The Surprise Inside: Red Roses Cologne, English Oak & Redcurrant Body & Hand Wash and Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème.

Cowshed Bullocks by Cowshed Christmas Cracker
Cowshed Bullocks by Cowshed Christmas Cracker $12
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The Surprise Inside: Soothing moisturiser (50ml) and
Shaving Cream (20ml).

The Liberty Beauty Cracker with Omorovicza and Susanne Kaufmann
Liberty The Liberty Beauty Cracker with Omorovicza and Susanne Kaufmann $12
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Ideal for frequent flyers, this cracker contains travel-size skin treats. Omorovicza’s Moor Cream Cleanser and Susanne Kaufmann’s Oil Bath Winter soothe the skin, body and mind. Dreamy. 

Nude by Nature Divine Bon Bon 6 Piece Brush Collection Gift Set
Nude by Nature Divine Bon Bon 6 Piece Brush Collection Gift Set $22
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The Surprise Inside: Six makeup brushes.

Eyeko Christmas Cracker
Eyeko Christmas Cracker $15
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The Surprise Inside: Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Black Magic Mascara. 

Too Faced Christmas Cracker
Too Faced Christmas Cracker $14
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The Surprise Inside: Melted Matte-tallic Liquid Lipstick and Better Than Sex Mascara.

Emma Hardie All is Bright Cracker
Emma Hardie All is Bright Cracker $15
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The Surprise Inside: Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (15ml) and Moisture Boost Vit C Cream (15ml).

best beauty christmas cracker: L'Occitane Lavender Christmas Cracker
L'Occitane Lavender Christmas Cracker $10
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The Surprise Inside: Relaxing Pillow Mist (15ml) and
Lavender Hand Cream (30ml).

The Surprise Inside: Relaxing Pillow Mist (15ml) and
Lavender Hand Cream (30ml).

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