Five under 5

Five under £5 for November

Paperchase reindeer

Chilli plant

This is the third of my Five under £5 posts, and I have to say I’ve become quite addicted to shopping around for them. What started as a bit of fun has turned into a great excuse to spend more time browsing – and buying – little treats, and although they won’t solve the world’s problems they might just cheer you up a bit.

This month I have been spoilt for choice with choosing my five things and am already nearly there with next month’s selection too. I’ve had such a lovely response to them that I’m even thinking of asking you to join in – it doesn’t have to be a blog post, it could be an instagram photo, twitter or Facebook post. What do you think – would you fancy putting a five under a fiver together too? If so, I’ll be publishing December’s post around the 7th so you have a few weeks to think it over.

Five under £5 November

Mini deer decoration, £3 Paperchase. Florence picked this when we were shopping one day and has since adopted it into her collection of Sylvanian Families.

C&B Salted Caramel Biscuits, £5, Booths. I bought these primarily because I liked the tin, but the biscuits are very good too.

Choc Shot Liquid Chocolate, about £2.50. This chocolate is 100% natural and can be used as a sauce, a spread or squeezed into warm milk and stirred to make hot chocolate. Sam loves this before bed and it’s become a bit of an autumn ritual. It is good though – I like a bit on my raspberries and yogurt. What a rebel!

Earrings, £5, Topshop. I just loved these little gold-coloured numbers. I don’t wear earrings day-to-day but like to put them in when I go out.

Gin and Tonic lip balm, £5, The Bath House. I bought this on my recent trip to their shop in Bowness-on-Windermere and love it! Who doesn’t want a gin and slim all day anyway?

I just realised this could be counted as a sixth thing, but it’s more of a prop so I’m not classing it as a cheat! It’s this chilli plant, which was £3 from a local florist. I bought this purely because it looks nice but I have to say it seems pretty easy to look after so far. Such a vibrant colour too.

So what do you think your five under £5 would be? Join me for December’s post around the 7th of the month and you could be in with a chance of winning a prize.

You can check out my posts from September and October if you’d like a few ideas.

x Julia

Five under £5

Gin and Tonic lip balm

Paperchase reindeer

Choc Shot

Topshop earrings - five under £5

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    Hayley Smith @hayleyfromhome
    November 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I love these posts Julia, I am definitley going to try and join in…give me a nudge won’t you if I miss it 🙂 The chilli plant is my favourite this month, it looks so pretty and vibrant like you say xx
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    Megan - truly madly kids
    November 16, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I love your 5 under a fiver too! Choc shots are great and I love your chilli plant. I think one of my five would be the winter heather which is everywhere at the moment, I have a couple of pots on my patio to cheer the garden up!
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    Mini Travellers
    November 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Got to love that reindeer!!! Xx
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    tracey at Mummyshire
    November 16, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    What a lovely idea to look at five for a fiver. It also goes to show you can get some fabulous bargains – the biscuits look scrummy!
    x
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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    November 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    What a lovely idea for little presents,I’m a fan of that choc shot #TwinklyTuesday

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    Robyn
    November 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    What a great round up! The biscuit tin is really sweet and gin and tonic lip gloss definitely peaked my interest. It is incredible what treats you can get for a fiver when you know where to look! #TwinklyTuesdays
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    Mummy Tries
    November 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    What a gorgeous little selection Julia! It’s amazing what kind of bargains and treats you can find in this price range isn’t it 🙂 xx
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    Natasha Mairs
    November 17, 2015 at 10:07 am

    love the cute little deer. And the 5 under£5 is a great idea. I would love to join in with a linky. may not be next time, but the time after you can find me there, just send me a little reminder via twitter at @serenityyou . Thanks #TwinklyTuesday
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    K's Mum
    November 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

    You got some great buys. The deer and choc shot are my favorites. 🙂 #twinklytuesday
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    Verity @ Mumsnet Kent
    November 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I love this! Will definitely be joining in next month 🙂

    #TwinklyTuesday
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    Erin @Yorkshiretots
    November 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Some really lovely little finds! What a fun idea.
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    Suz
    November 17, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    What a brilliant idea! Love everything you’ve picked! Suz X beauisblue.com

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    November 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Superb idea – such a cute deer! I love this as I am doing some cheaper presents for my family (and vice versa) and need some inspiration! Cool choices again 🙂 Jess xx

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    Sarah Darragh
    November 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    What a lovely little selection! You have chosen some little treats that would make great stocking fillers or small gifts. I will try my best to join next month, any excuse for some shopping! x
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    Lisa@intotheglade
    November 18, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Oh count me in, I love your five under £5 spot and sometimes see things that would be very suitable indeed. This will be handy for secret Santas too. I love the Reindeer, it’s very Cath Kidstonesque, I also love the chilli plant, what a handy thing to have X X X
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    Donna
    November 18, 2015 at 12:08 am

    I had that lip balm on one of my gift lists last Xmas! I’m also a sucker for biscuits in a fancy tin and those earrings are gorgeous. I love this series 🙂 x
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    Karen
    November 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    love that biscuit tin too.
    I have to say I am also a fan of the choc shot too!!
    Great treats 🙂
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    Lizzie Woodman
    November 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Those earrings are so pretty! And I love the little deer, might have to replace our sparkly one (complete with snapped off leg) with this one. I’d love to join in somehow in December 🙂
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    November 19, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Gin and tonic lip balm?! Total winner. Great taste, soft lips. That’s got to be at the top of all Christmas lists, surely?
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    Annie
    November 19, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Gin and tonic lip balm? Oh hello! What a great idea to round up gifts like this – I always panic when I need to find something under a fiver and end up buying chocolates (not that chocolate is ever a bad thing of course!)
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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    November 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Ohhhhhhh that chocolate shot thingy looks (and sounds) amazing! I love how many cool things you have found for under a fiver! Amazing what bargains you can get! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    November 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Great picks Julia!! I love every single thing on your list. Those earrings are gorgeous and I love the sound of the salted caramel biscuits and chic shot! Yumm……

    Will try and link up on the 7th xxx
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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    November 29, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Love this! I’m not certain how I would have stuck yo slimming world for long without choc shot. I literally put it in everything!
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      Rainbeaubelle
      December 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Oh I need some more choice shot recipes then – so far I mainly use it for hot chocolate for Sam and on fruit and sometimes toast for the kids. x

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