Top 6 beauty crackers
One of the biggest joys at Christmas is that pop of your cracker coupled with the anticipation of what the surprise inside might be. That slight burning smell which remains reminds me of the fun but hopeless giant paper clip and letter opener gifts from all the years previous. I’ve always adored the cracker pull at Christmas dinner, but my excitement of what might be inside was always greater than the reality. Don’t get me wrong, the biggest meal of the year wouldn’t be the same if you weren’t wearing a slightly torn paper crown, but a great gift too would be even more magical.
I’ve been doing some research for you and there’s some great beauty crackers out there to add some sparkle to your table. So if you’re looking to gift your guests with some pampering, here’s my guide to the best six beauty crackers around.
1. Jo Malone
Indulge yourself or your special guests with this oversized cracker filled with delightful scented miniature gifts. The ultimate table flourish. At the higher end of the cost scale at £32.00 each but so worth it.
You’ll need to get yourself to Selfridges as they’re the exclusive stockists of these luxury beauty crackers. For £49.00 you get a cute Clarins gift in each.
3. St Tropez
If you’re suffering with pasty wintry skin then add a splash of colour to yourself with this cracker from tan stalwart St Tropez. Each cracker is £10.00 and contains a 50ml express bronzing mousse with a mini applicator mitt. Watch out for 3 for 2 offers.
4. No 7
If you’re after a multi-pack you’ll struggle to find better value than these No 7 crackers which are £16.00 for a pack of six. Filled with either a nail polish or lipstick your girls will be thrilled to open one of these.
Shower your festive companions with a body wash or body lotion continued in one of these pastel crackers from spa brand Champneys. They cost £10.00 for a pack of four.
6. AOC Pretty Precious
The divine design of these crackers make them a welcome addition to any table setting. Who can resist the nutcracker soldier? At £6.00 for three they’re the best price in the list, and feature a lipgloss, lipstick or nail polish. Available at Debenhams.