The top beauty crackers to treat yourself this festive season

From BeautyWorks to NEOM, we all deserve some new cosmetics this Christmas...

Best Beauty Crackers 2021 - Closer Online

by Caitlin Casey |

Ahh... with the imminent arrival of the festive season we can start wrapping up gifts for our loved ones as well as grabbing a new Christmas jumper. One thing you certainly don't want to miss out on amongst the busy period though is all the endless beauty crackers you can get your hands on.

From skincare to makeup sets or nail polish, beauty crackers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be a fabulous addition to any Christmas dinner table, or work perfectly as a small gift to pop under the Xmas tree.

We've found our favourite beauty crackers for 2021 - especially if you missed out on snapping up a beauty advent calendar. So go treat yourself - it's Christmas after all.

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The Body Shop Hug & Squeeze Hand Cream Crackers

Best hand cream beauty cracker
The Body Shop Hug & Squeeze Hand Cream Crackers

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The Body Shop

You can never go wrong with The Body Shop and this year they're doing these ultra-cute hand cream crackers. Perfect little prezzies to pop under your Christmas tree.

NEOM Great Day Vibes Set

NEOM Great Day Vibes Set

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Get yourself in 'Great Day Vibes' ahead of the big xmas day with this cracker set from NEOM. With a luscious hand balm and cream for sensitive skin, you'll really be able to pamper yourself with this beauty cracker. Also available as 'Sleepy Vibes'.

OPI Celebration Collection, Nail Polish Mini Christmas Cracker

Best nail polish Christmas cracker
OPI Celebration Collection, Nail Polish Mini Christmas Cracker
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Amazon

We have to get some festive colours on our nails ahead of Christmas and OPI have this sweet mini Christmas cracker filled with pretty festive colours. For under £20 you'll have a fresh set in time for the new year.

OPI Shine Bright Limited Edition Nail Polish

Best limited edition nail polish cracker
OPI Shine Bright Limited Edition Nail Polish
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Amazon

Don't wanna splash out on four new colours? OPI also do this mini limited edition nail polish, in a bright red colour that's perfect for xmas.

NAILS INC Celebration Crackers 6-piece Nail Collection

Best nail set beauty cracker
Nails INC Celebration Crackers 6-piece Nail Collection

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NAILS INC

This NAILS INC beauty cracker is slightly pricier than the other nail beauty crackers, but we like it because you get six full-sized bottles, made with festivities in mind. You can give them out or keep them all for yourself.

Bomb Cosmetics Snap Cracker Handmade Bath Blaster Gift Pack [3 x 160g]

Best bath bomb Christmas cracker
Bomb Cosmetics Snap Cracker Handmade Bath Blaster Gift Pack [3 x 160g]
Amazon

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Amazon

Soak your Christmas sins away with this bath bomb cracker from Bomb Cosmetics. Not only do they fizzle away in the bath but they also pop and bang with pure essential oils.

Heathcote & Ivory Wild Wonder & Joy Bath Bomb Crackers

Best bath bomb beauty cracker
Heathcote & Ivory Wild Wonder & Joy Bath Bomb Crackers

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John Lewis

Another fab bath bomb option, these Heathcote & Ivory are decorated in exotic and wild prints. Filled with three calming bath bombs, you can indulge in the natural oils made cruelty-free and vegan friendly.

The White Company Shower Gel Cracker

Best shower gel beauty cracker
The White Company Shower Gel Cracker

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The White Company

The White Company just screams luxury and what better than to treat yourself this December? This one will make a fabulous present - or, just buy these deluxe minis for your own enjoyment.

The Liberty Beauty Cracker with Bumble and Bumble and Slip 2021

Best mini beauty cracker
The Liberty Beauty Cracker with Bumble and Bumble and Slip 2021

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Liberty

Liberty London have fun and bright Christmas crackers fit for any Christmas table. Including a Liberty-themed Christmas one with two beauty goodies, they'll sit perfectly on the dinner table. Also available in another MALIN+GOETZ theme.

Nuxe Christmas Cracker

Best face care beauty cracker
Nuxe Christmas Cracker

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Birchbox

If you're avid about your facial routine, this Nuxe Christmas is affordable and a sweet treat, filled with four miniature goodies you can enjoy. From micellar water to cleansing gel and moisturiser, under £10 it's a bargain.

John Lewis & Partners Beauty Christmas Crackers, x 6

Best beauty crackers for the Christmas table
John Lewis & Partners Beauty Christmas Crackers, x 6

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John Lewis is always a great shout for Christmas goodies, and you can get a six-pack of their beauty crackers for half price right now. Each cracker has a different beauty product in and is tied up with a festive ribbon. Complete your Christmas table with these crackers.

Molton Brown Woody & Aromatic Christmas Cracker Bodycare Gift Set

Best body care beauty cracker
Molton Brown Woody & Aromatic Christmas Cracker Bodycare Gift Set

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John Lewis

Molton Brown is known for being totally indulgent and you can never go wrong with their shower gels. This body care beauty cracker comes with woody & aromatic scents, but you can also grab these in Fruity & Floral.

I Heart Revolution This Oneu2019s A Cracker

Best make up beauty cracker
I Heart Revolution This Oneu2019s A Cracker

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Revolution has great high street makeup and now they're doing an I Heart Revolution cracker, just in time for xmas. We love the mini chocolate palace and lip gloss packed into this cracker, as well as a mini mirror for you to pop in your handbag.

This Works Soothe and Sleep Cracker

Best evening beauty calender
This Works Soothe and Sleep Cracker

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Boots

There's nothing better than getting a full nights sleep in. This Works cracker encourages restful sleep with calming fragrances, giving a great stress-relieving Christmas cracker.

Vera Wang Princess Cracker Gift Set, With 30 ml Eau De Toilette

Best fragrance beauty cracker
Vera Wang Princess Cracker Gift Set, With 30 ml Eau De Toilette
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Amazon

Vera Wang's Princess fragrance is a classic choice. With a fruity-floral scent that is easy to wear every day, and comes in a sweet half-cracker gift set. Grab this to impress someone this year.

Ariana Grande Cracker 10ml Eau de Parfum

Best celebrity perfume beauty cracker
Ariana Grande Cracker 10ml Eau de Parfum

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Superdrug

Another great perfume option, you can test out the Ariana Grande collection with this vibrant Christmas cracker. Get a small bottle of Thank U, Next, R.E.M and Cloud from Ariana's perfumes.

Ariana Grande 7.5ml Cracker Mini

Best mini perfume bottle cracker
Ariana Grande 7.5ml Cracker Mini

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Superdrug

If you'd rather mini bottles from Ariana's collections, you can also get this pink cracker, which has little bottles of 7.5ml perfumes. This one includes R.E.M, ARI and Sweet Like Candy. Perfect for any fan.

Beauty Works Christmas Cracker Styling Sensation (Worth £20.00)

Best hair care beauty cracker
Beauty Works Christmas Cracker Styling Sensation (Worth £20.00)

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This one's for those haircare fans out there. Beauty Works has a great selection of hair styling tools and products, so now you can grab their Styling Sensation cracker which has hairspray, texturising spray and a cute beaded hair clip. This is also available in a 'Hair Goals' theme.

Magnitone London Wipe! Christmas Christmas Cracker Microfibre Cloths (5 Pack)

Best microfibre wipe beauty calendar
Magnitone London Wipe! Christmas Christmas Cracker Microfibre Cloths (5 Pack)

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If you're totes obsessed with microfibre cloths like we are, MAGNITONE LONDON has a cute little beauty cracker filled with pink microfibre cloths. Cute and eco friendly.

OTO The Calm Traveller Gift Set (Worth £83.00)

Best CBD beauty cracker
OTO The Calm Traveller Gift Set (Worth £83.00)

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LOOKFANTASTIC

OTO cosmetics have CBD infused into their products for a totally calming and stress-relieving option. Their cracker gift set has a hand balm, lip balm and roll-on oil worth over £80. They come in minis making them perfect for travelling.

Burt's Beesu00ae A Bit of Burt's Bees Christmas Cracker

Best lip balm beauty cracker
Burt's Beesu00ae A Bit of Burt's Bees Christmas Cracker

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Feelunique

We love a new lip balm as a cute little gift and this year Burts Bees are doing this super sweet Christmas cracker. Filled with hand salve and a classic Vanilla Bean lip balm, it's a perfect little stocking filler.

Polaar Genuine Lapland Cracker 60ml

Best beauty cracker for sensitive skin
Polaar Genuine Lapland Cracker 60ml

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If you need to take more care for your skin, this Polaar Genuine Lapland cracker is made for those with sensitive skin in mind. Made with natural ingredients, this set is all about moisturising and nourishing.

Cath Kidston Beauty Shine Bright Christmas Luxury Beauty Crackers

Best beauty cracker set
Cath Kidston Beauty Shine Bright Christmas Luxury Beauty Crackers
Amazon

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Amazon

Cath Kidston is a classic brand that makes sweet goodies in the festive season. These four beauty crackers come with pocket-sized body washes in Cath Kidston classic fragrances. Even better, their packaging is super sweet too.

SHOP: Best men's beauty crackers 2021

Because we can't forget to pamper the men in our lives too...

Bulldog Original Moisturiser Cracker

Best mens moisturiser beauty cracker
Bulldog Original Moisturiser Cracker

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Boots

Let him join in the beauty fun with this classic Bulldog Original Moisturiser cracker - because sometimes, a little pampering goes a long way for him too.

Percy Nobleman Signature Christmas Cracker

Best mens beard grooming beauty cracker
Percy Nobleman Signature Christmas Cracker

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FEELUNIQUE

Does your man have good beard game? These Percy Noblemen crackers are filled with high-quality beard oil and cream, so he can be looking good every day. Also available in their 1806 and 1881 collection.

Happy Socks Men's Christmas Cracker Candy Cane Gift Box

Best men's socks cracker
Happy Socks Men's Christmas Cracker Candy Cane Gift Box
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Amazon

Who doesn't love socks at Christmas? Even better, now they're in a Christmas cracker. Happy Socks are known for their funky designs and now you can surprise him with his own cute cracker, filled with fun socks.

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What are the best beauty Christmas crackers 2021?

There are loads of places to buy the best beauty crackers this year ahead of Christmas. From Boots to John Lewis or Amazon and notonthehighstreet, loads of beauty brands have jumped on the cracker wave.

If you haven't already been sold on a beauty advent calendar then you'll want to grab a beauty Christmas cracker. They work perfectly as little presents to give to your family and friends, or you can just treat yourself to one!

Some are filled with skin care goodies, others with nail sets and polish, some will have perfume and fragrances or you can even get a range of things. It all depends what you want in your cracker - there's something for everyone.

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