Five Under £5 December

December 6, 2016


This post was meant to go up last night and then Lucas got sick…again, so it has been slightly delayed. We’ve had so many bugs flying round I’m still waiting for the festive fun to start but I bought lots of fantastic Christmas bargains this month. I am definitely ready to go when everyone is feeling better! If you fancy joining in with Five Under £5 do go and have a look on Rainbeaubelle, each month there is lovely shopping inspiration from everyone.

Nearly everything this month is from Home Bargains which wasn’t my intention but then everytime I’m in there I see something else to buy. It’s one of the few shops near us that is open late so I can go in the evening. I’ve had to dig all these out as I bought them a few weeks ago now, before it was really acceptable to get the decorations out. Everywhere you turn in our house there are bags full of gifts and treats, I’m just hoping I remember to find them all again come the big day!

My favourite thing this month is my new Christmas mugs – the Santa one is for me and the reindeer is for my husband, he rolled his eyes when I told him I’d bought yet more mugs but it raised a smile when I showed him this one. They were 99p each and I love them. I also got a set of four Christmas design tumblers which I think were £1.99, I thought these would be nice for the boys. Weirdly, they don’t really like hot chocolate so we tend to make milkshakes and smoothies for treats.

The little reindeer gift bags were 79p each, I bought quite a few as I think they’re a nice thing to have in for giving little gifts. I’m going to use them for the teacher presents – I usually pop a few treats in a bag for them so these will be perfect. They probably won’t last very long but I thought they were cute and different from the usual gift bags.

I also picked up the Christmas stamp set which was just 99p! I haven’t opened it yet so I’ve no idea how good it is but for the price I thought it was worth a try. I bought a load of brown cardboard gift tags from eBay a few years ago so these will be great for decorating them. The Christmas bunting was £2.99 and I am seriously lacking in bunting so I couldn’t leave it behind. I’m still not too sure where to put it but I’ll find it a home.

I know I’m technically over the five now but I have to mention the reindeer fairy lights I’ve used for decoration, they were £3.99 from Aldi. There are a few different designs and I’m sure I have them all now, they are all over the house and will probably stay up for far too long!






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  • Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

    I love Home Bargains too, really love the spotty reindeer mug! Isn’t it great when you get out the festive crockery?! Thanks for joining in Hayley! xx

    December 6, 2016 at 10:23 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m all about the festive mugs, although I do tend to end up using them all year round!! xx

      December 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Gemma @ Two Little Misters

    These are all lovely, they’d definitely have jumped in my basket too! I’m
    Banned from buying any mugs unfortunately as we have far too many!! I must try to join in with this as it’s right up my street. Maybe January will be my month if I get some sale bargains!

    December 6, 2016 at 10:25 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Haha, I think I will banned from buying mugs soon! They are just so tempting! It’s a lovely one to join in with but does give you lots of ideas for more bargain shopping 🙂

      December 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

    Love the gift bag. Last year I started using jute shopping bags as gift bags as you can get some lovely ones and it makes an extra gift. Merry Christmas #fiveunder5

    December 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That is such a good idea, I love shopper bags too so I’d be made up to get one as a gift bag! Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

      December 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    I think I need a trip to Home Bargains. I just love those mugs. I also need to desperately make space in my kitchen cupboards! Poor Lucas, hope he’s feeling much better now. Almost time for the holidays eh? xx

    December 7, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      My kitchen cupboards are constantly over flowing, doesn’t seem to matter how many times I clear them out! Can’t wait for school hols!!

      December 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Super ideas! Love the lights and bunting. Hope Lucas is better soon xx

    December 7, 2016 at 9:45 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Jess, he’s on the mend I think. Can’t bear fairy lights and bunting! xx

      December 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Emma Lofthouse-Burch

    I love a home bargains shop, that santa mug is fab and the stamps too. I might have to pop to our local one. Have a fab Christmas with your boys #fiveunder5

    December 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Stacie

    Home Bargains is just ace isn’t it! I don’t have one near me, but we do have a B&M Bargains, which is pretty similar. I can’t go in too often otherwise I spend far too much!

    December 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm Reply
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