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To ask what your low cost luxury is?

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savingin2018welltryingto Sat 26-May-18 20:10:31

We are trying to save money at the moment so there is little room for luxury.

I'd love to hear your low cost (or even free!) luxuries? At the moment mine are a cheap bunch of flowers and a coffee from the machine. I did buy myself some tights today but I'm not sure you can call that a luxury...

How do you treat yourself?

glueandstick Sat 26-May-18 20:13:14

Nespresso pods, flowers/ plants and a ‘luxury’ magazine. Or something to make like some nice embroidery threads. A donut from the posh bakery.

Glitterkitten24 Sat 26-May-18 20:14:32

Aldi scented candle- the one that looks like Jo Malone. The no 2 (blackberry) one is lush.

Empoweredwomenempowerwomem Sat 26-May-18 20:15:28

A chocolate seashell bar or a walk on the beach

NapQueen Sat 26-May-18 20:15:43

A cosmic alignment of fresh bedsheets, bubble bath, ironed (the sheer luxury) pyjamas and a new book. Rarely happens.

ferriswheel Sat 26-May-18 20:16:21

An audiobook in the bath

bimbobaggins Sat 26-May-18 20:16:22

Asda nspa hot cloth polish. £5. Obviously not a necessity but a lovely cheap treat

vampirethriller Sat 26-May-18 20:17:24

Clean sheets
Big bunch of lilies
(Colin caterpillar cake to myself if it's been a bad week)

NorthernKnickers Sat 26-May-18 20:17:38

Really good butter 😊

NorthernKnickers Sat 26-May-18 20:18:30

@vampirethriller 😂Colin is THE best cake!

MissMarplesKnitting Sat 26-May-18 20:18:32

A nail varnish or lippy. Happy with collection or CYO from boots.

A home made olive oil and caster sugar scrub and then a long, hot shower with deep conditioner etc too.folkowed by the nail varnish.

Add clean bedding and PJs and a bag of Cadbury buttons and I'm a happy camper.

LilMadAgain Sat 26-May-18 20:18:44

A walk in the rain when you have no plans or commitments for the afternoon. It's free grin or hide in the en suite with a book.

ShovingLeopard Sat 26-May-18 20:18:48

A Tesco Finest Belgian chocolate mousse. Delicious.

dementedma Sat 26-May-18 20:22:33

decent bottle of wine, book to read, clean sheets and huband on night shift!

niceberg Sat 26-May-18 20:23:52

Mug of hot chocolate with a shot of rum. On dark evenings anyway.

DinoSn0re Sat 26-May-18 20:23:55

Drinking a really hot cup of tea undisturbed! Getting into a nice clean bed. Cheesecake - any sort will do!

Tobebythesea Sat 26-May-18 20:24:09

Bubble bath!

tsonlyme Sat 26-May-18 20:24:55

This weekend, for the second time, I’m house sitting for a colleague. I get to stay in a beautiful Georgian house in the country in return for walking the dog. Luxury indeed and completely free. I even get to eat her food 😂

bsbabas Sat 26-May-18 20:25:47

Food and stuff from primark best foundation stick ever also booze at home and cheese

SoWakeUp Sat 26-May-18 20:25:57

Alcohol, lovely bubble bath and nail varnish.

giddyasakipper Sat 26-May-18 20:30:21

Krispy Kreme Doughnut, hot cup of tea or glass of prosecco and a bubble bath! Free option in our house is always a walk in the woods - it's good for the soul!

DissertationDrama Sat 26-May-18 20:31:28

Lush bath bombs!

Clinicalwaste Sat 26-May-18 20:32:38

I am so busy all the time on Friday mornings I walk from My car to my office REALLY slowly and detour to buy a big posh coffee. The town is very beautiful and to walk slowly and enjoy the views is such a nice luxury when I am always rushing. Also I will buy a cheap plant for the garden. Some cheap flowers and some posh hand soap just for me and dh that lasts ages.

PuntasticUsername Sat 26-May-18 20:34:13

I've recently bought a pot of mint to keep outside the back door. Of an evening I nip out and grab a handful of leaves, and make a wonderful fresh peppermint infusion.

OK so now I sound like a twat for saying 'fresh peppermint infusion!', but it's just lovely I promise you smile

savingin2018welltryingto Sat 26-May-18 20:35:08

Love all of these ideas! I am totally on the board with the bath, clean pjs and bedding too.

I usually feel really guilty buying something for just me.

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