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Holiday gift guide 2013: Stylish Christmas crackers

The British custom of placing brightly wrapped cardboard-tube party favors (filled with tchotchkes and beauty products) on the table during the holidays gets a glam makeover with these stylish holiday poppers.

 (Photograph: Lauren Spinelli)
Photograph: Lauren SpinelliJingle All the Way Snap, Pop, Bang crackers (with small gifts, jokes and paper crowns), six for $27, at
Pier 1 Imports party crackers (with novelty items, jokes and paper crowns), six for $25, at Pier 1 Imports
Anatomicals A Smacker in a Cracker Christmas Kissing Kit (with minty tingling lip balm and breath freshener), $5, at
Origins Surprise Twist Set (with two sample-size products and a headband), six for $47, at Origins
Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker (with 9ml Blackberry & Bay Cologne, 15ml Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash and 15ml Grapefruit Body Cr�me), $40, at Jo Malone London
Nails Inc. Christmas Crackers (with full-size nail polishes), six for $38, at Sephora, locations throughout the city
 (Photograph: Jim Hildreth)
Photograph: Jim HildrethWilliams-Sonoma �Twas the Night Before Christmas Crackers (with small trinkets, jokes, paper party hats and surprises), 12 for $20, at Williams-Sonoma
Souvenir Suitcase chevron party crackers, $6 each, at
Green & Spring Christmas Cracker (with three mini skin-care products), $31, at
Meri Meri Mini Confetti crackers (with hats, fun facts and wineglass charms), eight for $20, at
Pier 1 Imports plaid party crackers (with novelty items, jokes and paper crowns), eight for $19, at Pier 1 Imports
Party City large Christmas crackers (with paper crowns, toy favors, riddles and surprises), eight for $20, at Party City
Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas Cracker Orchestra (with paper hats, jokes, trivia questions and musical whistles), eight for $30, at
Jouer Sparkle & Shine Holiday crackers (with a party horn, a hair tie, jewelry, a bookmark and a mini lip gloss), four for $58, at
By Rachel LeWinter |

These festive holiday and Christmas crackers make for great stocking stuffers or place settings during holiday parties. The fashionable favors can double as decor, and contain beauty products, makeup and mini desk supplies. Shop for them at stores including Origins, Jo Malone, Williams-Sonoma and Pier 1 Imports.