Whoever it was who decided to take the classic Christmas advent calendar and then beautify it, is a genius. Not that we don't like chocolate or rubbish jokes, but how much more would you look forward to getting up if you know you're going to get up to a new nail polish? A lot is the answer. Well done, Ciaté, good work.

If you're part of a product junkie family, you should definitely have a set of beauty Christmas crackers this year - it's not like anybody actually ever uses the confusing magic trick you get in them anyway, and how much more exciting is a new lipgloss if it opens with with a bang?

The brands have done themselves proud this year too, with even better goodies filling their Christmassy vessels - Jo Malone's Art Deco crackers in particular are beautiful, they'd take pride of place on any dining table.

Check out the gallery above for our favourites, and get a move on - not long left!