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

(108 Posts)

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

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Sun 31-Mar-13 20:33:56

Costa large Hot Chocolate with whipped cream in two handled mug.

FruttiDiMadre Sun 31-Mar-13 20:46:45

Bubble tea!

fiverabbits Sun 31-Mar-13 20:52:58

I can't think of anything that I spend £5 on but I can think of things that cost nothing.

A cuddle with all my five rabbits.

Sitting in front of the woodburner that burns free wood.

Having the remote control in my hand and watching what I want.

My DH cooking all the meals and then doing the dishwasher.

Having the washing drying on the line outside.

AGiddyKipperInOneHand Sun 31-Mar-13 20:53:22

Fresh home cooked bread
pizza base made with garlic, herbs, chopped onion & tomato puree added, and cheese on top.
Home made cake, shared.
A tidy & clean home with fresh bedding
watching chickens eat spaghetti
Family together, all watching Sense and Sensibility

DXBMermaid Sun 31-Mar-13 20:57:03

Going on the Thames Clipper to Greenwich

One of those sachet face masks

'Fancy' handsoap

Coffee plus pastry at my weekly coffee morning

Singing in the shower or car

Smelling the sea

Clean sheets

Starbucks caramel frappachino (no cream on top)

Feeding 4ppl for a fiver by being smart

Finding some sweet trinket in a charity shop

Bacon and Egg McMuffin

Fresh Bath bun from the baker's

Hot brie and cranberry baguette

Hot ham and Emmental croissant with hot chocolate on a cold day (used to be £1.25 in the law department basement Nadia's before 10am)

Mr Whippy on a warm day

The Sunday paper with a hot cup of tea

Watching chickens eat spaghetti?!!! I'd gladly pay a fiver for that! smile

A brand new bar of L'Occitane soap which the imprinted name still clear (like a grown up version of Imperial Leather or Pears when it's fresh out of the wrapper)

ArtVandelay Sun 31-Mar-13 21:16:51

A ripe avocado. A big sheet of stickers and coloured paper to make pictures with toddler. Nail varnish in neon colours. Giant box of Omo with Arabic language instead of European (half the price from the discount shop). Primark socks and flipflops. H&M vests in white or crazy colours. A big photo print.

Flisspaps Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:05

Ribbon for 30p/m from the market

Beads or jewellery findings for 99p

Craft stuff from Poundland

Branded quick dry nail varnish from the market for 99p (who cares if it's last season's colour?)

The fact I can buy ALL of the above for less than £5 grin

racingheart Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:31

This thread is brilliant. How do I suggest to MNHQ that it should be transferred to the Credit Crunch section as it's a great resource for having fun and treats on a tight budget.

sjupes Sun 31-Mar-13 21:23:48

I love getting a pot of tea and a scone with clotted cream and jam - it's around 3.50 pretty much everywhere and it makes me so happy when i have that and a half hour to myself smile

FarleyD Sun 31-Mar-13 21:24:49

What's bubble tea?

Worriedaboutapal Sun 31-Mar-13 21:33:37

Lovely thread.

Good idea to transfer it to Credit Crunch racingheart but I don't know how.

Here's mine:
An Irish coffee (under £5 in pub)
Looking through happy photos of the DCs
Fried egg and bacon bap from a cafe, usually eaten in the car with Radio 4 on
My apple-green shower curtain (just a lovely colour to see)
Yes yes to fresh flowers - currently have miniature red roses in the bathroom and daffs in the living room
Tesco own Creme Caramel

All sorts of activities with the DCs too - planting seeds, playing with coloured ice cubes, reading stories etc....

Worriedaboutapal Sun 31-Mar-13 21:44:32

And I know this sounds weird but tonight - when have a bad, bad cold and two little ones needing me 24/7:

Paracetamol (thank goodness for living in a first world country eh?)

Oooh a supermarket trifle. Or a homemade trifle, come to that.

I've reported it, and asked MN HQ if they might be able to move it.

Creme caramel = food of the Gos btw and v cheap, but even better with a sprinkling of sea salt on it!

Have got another - homemade rocky road using Basics chocolate and Basics salted peanuts and Basics digestives. Makes a tin full for less than £2.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 31-Mar-13 22:05:13

Hi there

We've moved this to Credit Crunch now.

Thanks Rowan. smile

racingheart Sun 31-Mar-13 23:19:59

Thanks Rowan and Remus

BikeRunSki Mon 01-Apr-13 09:58:08

A hand car wash when my car is filthy.

BikeRunSki Mon 01-Apr-13 10:00:44

A packet of fresh pasta, garlic bread (value baguette ones are less than 50p) and tub of sauce Quick, easy lunch that everyone will eat. Minimum.cooking and minimum washing up.

paintyourbox Mon 01-Apr-13 17:24:14

When I was a student, every Tuesday I used to buy Grazia and a bar of chocolate then go home, take my duvet on to the sofa and read the mag/eat the chocolate with a giant mug of tea. Fabulous and cheap!

MERLYPUSS Mon 01-Apr-13 21:41:34

Chips in the street with loads of vinegar

Wereonourway Mon 01-Apr-13 21:47:29

Some random bath toys for ds and me ds loves them and seeing him happy is always worth it

Cuppa and a cake at Starbucks on a Saturday morning

The brand new shoes I got off ebay yesterday that were £45 when I tried them on in the shop at Xmas.

A new book to share with ds after browsing in the book shop for half an hour.

A scone from our local tea shop for my fabulous dad

An Asda make your own pizza and a diet coke

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