What a Cracker!

Forget the silly hats, bad jokes and plastic tat, here’s something worth playing tug-of-war for


Crabtree & Evelyn Sugar & Spice cracker; Linden Leaves Summer Christmas cracker; Jo Malone London Christmas cracker; MOR My One and Only cracker; Molton Brown Black Pepper cracker. Pictures / Supplied.

1. Crabtree & Evelyn Sugar & Spice cracker $15
A mini cracker with a mini handcream available in one of three fragrances — this one, Apple Snow or Frosted Rose. From Smith & Caughey’s and selected smaller stockists.

2. Linden Leaves Summer Christmas cracker $14.99
Natural New Zealand skincare nourishes with a lightly scented hand cream of cocoa butter, aloe vera and evening primrose oil and a lip balm with manuka honey and almond oil. Stockists see lindenleaves.com

3. Jo Malone London Christmas cracker $85
Sampler sizes of some of Jo Malone’s signature scents. Contents comprise Peony & Blush Suede body cream, Lime Basil & Mandarin body and hand wash and Blackberry & Bay cologne. From Jo Malone Britomart, ph (09) 309 4418 or the pop-up store within Smith & Caughey’s Queen St.

4. MOR My One and Only cracker $16.99
This contains a handcream in the sultry floral Belladonna fragrance, with the sweet sparkling Lychee Flower another choice. From Redcurrent and selected gift stores and pharmacies.

5. Molton Brown Black Pepper cracker $40
A man-friendly selection of black peppercorn body wash and lotion with a face moisturiser from the posh London purveyors. For women try the cracker containing Pink Pepperpod wash, lotion and a hand cream. The new to New Zealand brand’s boxed selection of body washes (12 for $80) splits for a nifty stocking filler idea. From Smith & Caughey’s.

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