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If you had 50 quid to spend in John Lewis, what would you buy?

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workatemylife Thu 18-Oct-12 21:04:19

Title says it all really. I've been given, by family, some John Lewis gift vouchers - £50 worth. It would be possible to use them for nice food / wine at Waitrose (DHs idea, hmmmmm), and / or in the kiddies department, but for the moment I'm claiming them as mine, all mine, and wondering what to buy. I feel like I need a treat (knackered mother of two trying to preserve a little self respect).
If you had 50 quid to spend in the store, what would you buy? I'm open to any suggestions - one item or a few smaller ones, and I could supplement the vouchers with some hard earned cash, but not lots wink
The advert on the right of the screen as I type is urging me to buy a pelvic toner. Is this a hint?!!

UnrequitedSkink Thu 18-Oct-12 21:11:46

Possibly these lovely warm sheepskin slippers! Because it is a treat to put snuggly slippers on...and I'd never be able to afford them otherwise.

germyrabbit Thu 18-Oct-12 21:13:26

jewellery/make up probably and some nice bath stuff, rituals is fab

Lottapianos Thu 18-Oct-12 21:18:26

They have some stunning reed diffusers (smelly stick things) which cost about £35 each. I realise that is an obscene amount of money for stuff what smells but they really are gorgeous. If that's your thing. All sorts of brands smile

RSVPentathlon Thu 18-Oct-12 21:39:16

cashmere scarf
the remaining amount I'd spend on wrapping paper

workatemylife Thu 18-Oct-12 21:42:31

Yuuummmmm. All of these please! How could I have wondered what on earth to buy when you ladies have found lovely ways of spending the vouchers many times over?

flibbertigibbert Thu 18-Oct-12 22:16:38

How lovely! I was given JL vouchers as a graduation present a couple of years ago and treated myself to an Egyptian cotton duvet cover and pillowcases which I absolutely love and made me feel so grown up at the time.

If I had vouchers now I'd probably go for a nice candle - maybe Diptyque - and some nice bath stuff or a pretty make up bag.

QueenieLovesEels Thu 18-Oct-12 22:18:58

£20 more and you are getting into cashmere territory...............

Housewifefromheaven Thu 18-Oct-12 22:22:25

clarins facial

eyestightshut Thu 18-Oct-12 22:33:12

It was my birthday recently, and I had exactly this dilemma (thank you very lovely in-laws!)
I bought a lovely new bra (£29), a necklace (£16), and spent the last £5 on two packets of luminous stars for the kids (they were so excited, went to bed early and DD has gone to bed v excited about seeing her stars glow ever since- worth way more than £2.50!).

workatemylife Fri 19-Oct-12 09:45:06

Luminous stars! I want some of those too! I think I need to abandon the children with DH and enjoy a big browse in the store. Their website is great, but I find it easier to make up my mind about things if I can see, touch, (or, in the case of many of your suggestions, smell) them. Great ideas. Thank you.

valiumredhead Fri 19-Oct-12 10:34:06

Scarves - they have a fab selection.

wildfig Fri 19-Oct-12 12:33:48

I'd get some treaty skincare product I have a John Lewis wishlist for imaginary £50 spending like Estee Lauder Night Repair or Lancome Visionaire or similar. Or a very luxurious new pillow.

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