What to Give: Six Beauty Christmas Crackers To Buy

Keep your shopping simple by having fun variations on a theme on standby


Linden Leaves Cracker. Picture / Supplied

Linden Leaves In Bloom Pink Petal and Green Verbena Cracker $14.99
New Zealand-made natural handcream and lip balm comes in one of two fragrances: Pink Petal or Green Verbena. For tockists visit lindenleaves.com

Molton Brown men’s cracker; Pure Fiji Christmas cracker. Pictures / Supplied

Molton Brown Re-charge men’s cracker $40
Crackers specifically for male beautifying are few and far between. Get him groomed with travel mini wash and skincare products in a favourite black pepper and basil fragrance. The English brand makes women’s crackers and gift baubles as well. From Smith & Caughey’s Queen St store.

Pure Fiji Christmas cracker $22
This makes for a good value tropical treat, containing a 30ml body lotion, 15ml body butter and body mist and a lip balm. In guava, coconut, white gingerlily or noni fragrances. A $13 cracker contains a handcream only. For selected beauty salons stockists, including About Face, visit purefiji.com

Jo Malone London cracker; MOR Discover cracker. Pictures / Supplied

Jo Malone London cracker $90
A great sampler to the posh pressie range, featuring minis in three of its original fragrance choices: Basil & Neroli cologne, Blackberry & Bay wash and Mimosa & Cardamom body cream. From Jo Malone, Britomart and Smith & Caughey’s Queen St.

MOR Discover cracker $14.99
This festive bonbon contains a vitamin-enriched 50ml Lychee Flower fragrance, or try the Celebrate version, with Marshmallow handcream. From Redcurrent, Smith & Caughey’s and selected gift stores and pharmacies.

The Mecca Spectacular. Picture / Supplied

The Mecca Spectacular $132
This box of crackers contains 12 of Mecca Cosmetica’s favourite products in mini sizes. Goodies include primers, sunscreen, nail polish and illuminating balm. Individual crackers are $17. Visit meccabeauty.co.nz

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