Out of all of the Christmas gifts, I get some serious excitement for the mini beauty Christmas tree trinkets; crackers and boxes housing taster and travel friendly sizes of all things from bath and body, to makeup, skincare and nails. I've rounded up ten of the best to kick off my Cruelty Free Christmas Gift Guide series of 2015, ranging from £5-£20 meaning there's a little something for everyone price-wise, as well as the cute miniature beautifiers inside. From top, middle and bottom left to right, we have...
Aromatherapy Associates The Star - £10 Cult Beauty - Give a star gift this Christmas with AA's festive shaped crimson box housing a 9ml Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil, a blend of uplifting scents to fill the bathroom with a spa-like aroma and invigorate both mind and body. Simply add one or two drops to a bath, or apply to the skin pre-shower for a busy Christmas pick-me-up.
Radical Skincare Christmas Cracker - £20 Space NK - Prepare to pull open the perfect skincare gift featuring a 4-in-1 Eye Revive Creme 5ml, Anti-Ageing Restorative Moisture 8ml, Age-defying Exfoliating Pads, Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum. For any skincare lovers or Radical newbies, this is a cracker of a tree trinket.
Green and Spring Star Decoration - £10 Space NK - Presented in a star shaped package, inside is a 50ml Intensive Hand Cream which uses a blend of gentle clary sage, soothing lavender and calming camomile to nicely nourish dry hands. It's a good'un of a hard-to-buy-for gift for any friend or family member.
Ciate Paint Pot Duo Decoration - £10 LookFantastic - For festive fingertips in a decorative trinket, this set includes two mini Paint Pots; Members Only is a nude-pink creme and Tinsel Town, a glitter of multicoloured flecks for a festive finish.
This Works Calm Hug - £10 Space NK - As one of many TW's tree decs, tucked inside this bauble is a 10g pot of Sleep Balm. I apply this solid treatment nightly before I hit the pillow to temples and pulse points to set me up for a good snooze - using a camomile and lavender concoction, this transportable pot calms and soothes.
By Terry Gold Parure Baume de Rose Tree Decoration - £20 Space NK - Featuring a clutch-friendly version of Baume de Rose in doe-foot form especially for party season, this limited-edition formula is enriched with 24k pink-gold micro-particles for a pretty pout sheen.
Cowshed Cracker - £10 Space NK - Crack open some Cowshed goodies on Christmas morning with one of two crackers. This present houses a 50ml Cow Pat Hand Cream and a mini Lippy Cow Lip Balm, two handbag-musts for the winter months.
Shea Festive Cracker - £5 The Body Shop - A gift for all ages, TBS crackers include some mini necessities, their Shea Festive option features a 10ml Shea Hand Cream and a 25g Shea Heart Soap, two nicely nourishing picks for a taste of what the full range has to offer.
This Works Calm Kiss - £10 Space NK - For anyone on the move or who needs something a little snooze-inducing, this kiss shaped gift presents two Deep Sleep Stress Less rollerballs which use the same dreamy lavender-camomile concoction to help calm and de-stress on-the-go or for a bedside staple.
Emma Hardie Merrily Moringa - £10 Cult Beauty - This has to be my favourite of them all - a 15ml mini sized tub of EH's beautiful Moringa Cleansing Balm, a great taster or travel gift, which comes with a hot-cloth for the full dreamy, deep clean experience.
For the smaller gifts for the beauty lover in your life or to dress up your tree with product presents, here's where to start but stay tuned for the next part of my Cruelty Free Christmas Beauty Gift Guide series with my stocking filler picks coming up right up...