Lovely things that make you happy and cost a fiver or less

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Bought an enormous bunch of daffs in M&S yesterday for £3 and am smiling every time I see them.

Twinings Earl grey costs less than a fiver for a big box.

A cup of coffee and a muffin in Starbucks.

3 books for a pound in our local charity shop.

What else? Inspire me please! smile

OhWouldYouJust Sun 31-Mar-13 17:34:46

Olive oil and brown sugar. Mix together and you have a lovely cheap body scrub and beautifully soft skin.

McDonalds caramel sundae.

Aldi dark chocolate with hazelnuts.

Coconut oil for my hair.

Lavender oil, little goes a long way and its a life saver on inflamed skin or in my case body piercings wink

racingheart Sun 31-Mar-13 17:46:06

Great thread.

£1.50 for three bags of bird seed from local NT property. DC and I feed the white doves by hand, standing at the lakeside as the sun goes down. Nothing happier than having a white dove fly down onto your arm and feed from your hand.

65p for bread mix that scents the whole house when you bake.

Sale price kids' clothes in H&M in brilliant colours. Gave the DC money to buy new outfits for spring yesterday. All the brilliant coloured skinny jeans and polo shirts were under a fiver. They've been charging round the garden with their cousins today and they look so colourful. Great change after years of boys' clothes being grey or beige.

Packets of seeds to plant, from 50p for poppies up to broad beans and runners.

Great big hardback A4 spiral bound notebooks covered in jewel- coloured embroidered Chinese silk at Tiger for about £2-3.

Poundstore giant canvases, fluffy bedsocks and artists' brushes.

And yes to big bunches of daffodils.

iZombie Sun 31-Mar-13 17:51:20

Coffee and a book (usually procured from a charity shop) of a Saturday. It's my me time, if the toddler cooperates and does sleepinggrin

Bread mix is a brilliant suggestion - and love the description of the colourful children too. smile

smileymam Sun 31-Mar-13 18:51:36

A sherbert dip dab 25p

Going in the sea when theres big waves

Fresh flowers

Having an early morning cuppa out the garden in the summer

KurriKurri Sun 31-Mar-13 18:54:41

Well I spent just under £5.oo in a red cross shop yesterday and got, - a pair of burnt orange jeans, a piece of tartan fabric I'm going to make a purse with, a piece of yellowy brown velvet upholstery fabric I'm going to make a cushion cover with, a book called 'colour on paper and fabric', and a pair of knitting needles.

Also for under five pounds (although this was different £5 fromt he charity shop one grin) DH and I had a coffee and huge slice of home made cake each in a cafe.

Another under a fiver pleasure - my friend and I go to a place called 'scraps' which is run by a guy who sells on bits of fabric, wood, papers, wool. weird bits and bobs etc. - very cheaply, and if you are arty/crafty it is heaven. She rang me this morning and said 'are you up for 'scraps' on Wednesday?'.

I am so happy smile

Oh and I'd add a long natter on the phone with a friend on a Sunday morning while sitting in bed with the electric blanket on drinking tea, as a cheap yet priceless pleasure smile

LaQueen Sun 31-Mar-13 19:12:48

Downloading a good book to my Kindle

Pair of DKNY grey cashmere socks, only £4.99 from TK Maxx

Little retro style tin of Vaseline lip balm in Aloe Vera, smells yummy

Watching a good box-set on Netflix (only £5 a month)

Going for a long walk with family & friends, packing a flask, and buying a big bag of cookies to share

Fresh bed linen on bed, and a little vase of daffies on my bedside table

Watching DD2 beaming with joy at finally learning how to do a hand-spring vault (paid £5 for her to join a specialist 2 hour master class).

EvenBetter Sun 31-Mar-13 19:18:04

Apart from the wine, fags and books already mentioned....
Sending a letter to one of my 12 pen pals and trashy magazines like That's Life.

MrsDeVere Sun 31-Mar-13 19:20:11

This cleaner stuff that comes with a sponge that was down to £2.50 in Sainsburys. I have happily been scrubbing previously unremovable marks off things all weekend.
<happy sigh>

greencolorpack Sun 31-Mar-13 19:22:55

Saturday's Guardian and reading it lying on the floor and drinking coffee. Bliss.

ElizabethTaylor Sun 31-Mar-13 19:24:18

Renting a good film, usually one with Elizabeth Taylor in smile

Chandon Sun 31-Mar-13 19:24:18

Softest warmest fleece blanket in burnt orange, at £5 from Primark

McD breakfast meal

Second hand books

Maltesers

The Killing DVD sets, from Lovefilm (5 a month)

Sacks of onions for 2.99. I chop, grate and slice them all in one go. Label and bag them. Then I have 3 months of instant peeled onion smuggeryness.

French onion soup knocked up with aforementioned onions and a beef stock pot, lidl bread mix made into fresh cheesy rolls. Costs about £1.30 to feed four.

Pore strips from Poundworld. Good for your skin and a good form of entertainment as you scrutinise what's stuck on it after use. grin

ElizabethTaylor Sun 31-Mar-13 19:28:47

Reading poetry.
Writing a poem, I mean really writing with a pen and on paper.
Buying a bunch of beautiful pink roses from a market and walking home.
Walking.
Painting your nails, putting on your makeup ...and sexy underwear and jumping your dh when he comes home grin

HandbagCrab Sun 31-Mar-13 19:37:05

A hot chocolate, magazine and no child in a coffee shop

Fish and chips

A glass of wine

Something from Hotel Chocolat

Very nearly a spa day offer (£12 for two so £6 each but worth the extra pound for all the extra loveliness!)

BikeRunSki Sun 31-Mar-13 19:39:56

An old album or dvd film - I can get nostalgic about most of the ones reduced to a fiver or less.

My monthly Love Film membership.

A spa day for 2 for £12 sounds good!

Can you still get fish and chips for a fiver?

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 31-Mar-13 19:46:25

buying a proper sunday paper (not fussed which TBH) rather than accessing the online edition, and reading it with a big cafetiere of coffee

Costypop Sun 31-Mar-13 19:46:56

Taking photos

Riding my horse, he's my best friend, is as cheeky as anything but always puts a smile on my face

janji Sun 31-Mar-13 19:54:44

Having a bath then snuggling in bed with my dc watching Brave, eating thorntons toffee Easter egg and drinking ice cold wine (guess what I'm doing now)!?

A VegeDelite from Subway

Yankee candles (it would have to be the votives or tart burners for under a £5 )

The Christmas issue of Good Housekeeping or Woman & Home

A cuddle with my guinea-pig when he does his little grunty pig noise and curls up like a croissant under my chin. (OK they cost well over £5 for both but when you work it out as cost/cuddle it's pence grin )

Almond croissants, warm with milky coffee.

MummyPig24 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:14:31

A cold bottle of magners
Fish and chips
A DVD from the library that we can all enjoy
A warm baguette
Tub of ice cream
Kids AM showing at vue cinema £1.25 each

HandbagCrab Sun 31-Mar-13 20:17:09

It's around a fiver for fish and chips here but it is in the grim north smile

I'm really looking forward to my £12 spa day with dh. We did one at feb half term. We dropped off sprog at nursery, wallowed in a spa for hours and then had lunch in a lovely pub overlooking some moors. We don't get a break very often so it was such a treat to make the most of it. grin

lemontwist Sun 31-Mar-13 20:22:26

A quid for my winning lottery ticket?
Or if that fails it was £3.75 each for an hours boat trip round the bay yesterday It was soooo rough and me &DH were pretty green but 2 yrs old DS loved it so much. He can't stop talking about it

Altinkum Sun 31-Mar-13 20:24:10

Radox bath gel, and small bottle of vino and magazine!

No children bliss...

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