Five Under £5 {April 2016}

I love this time of the month, sharing random things I’ve purchased for under £5 and linking up with the lovely Julia over at Rainbeaubelle. It gets quite addictive buying something and then making a mental note to include it in this post – and it’s often hard to keep it to five things too, as you’ll see this month!


It’s a bit of an eclectic mix this month. I bought a new cushion from Card Factory of all places for just £4.99 and I love it. We only get one life – so love it. They have a great range of cushions and I’ll be buying another next time I pop in.


I also bought this flower pen for just 99p. It’s a silly little gift for a friend’s birthday but for under a pound you can’t really go wrong. It looks like a pot plant but comes out of the pot to write with. I love it – such fun!

My final Card Factory purchase was this Living The Dream mug. I think I am just so fortunate to have this life I am living – and it really is my dream. I don’t need lots of money and material things to be living the dream and so I bought this mug to remind me of that, even on the days where the kids are poorly, the housework hasn’t been touched and we’re having a takeaway for dinner. Even your dreams can have harder days in them.


I went into Tiger for the first time in ages and managed to only buy three things. We don’t have one locally and I absolutely love it for random things that you don’t really need but look nice. This tea light holder is just that. It was only £2, is great quality and came in a range of colours. I have no idea where I’m going to put it though – maybe in the garden?

One of my favourite shops, that I bang on about all the time, is Homesense and I love nothing more than their clearance sections. I picked up this set of Disney Christmas books for just £3 which I am putting away for the children’s December box next year – we always buy one or two new Christmas books and they will love these.


And, I’m cheating slightly this week as I remembered this sign I bought, also from Homesense, for just £4.99. It’s on our side gate and I just love it. Whenever we have gatherings in the summer people use the side gate to come straight into the garden and I love the friendly welcome this will give them.


So there you have it six things under £5 for April! I’m looking forward to seeing what bargains other bloggers have found this month.



  1. April 5, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Fab bargains! I actually really like your 99p pen, it would look nice on my desk 🙂

  2. April 5, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    The Living The Dream mug is such a great find – I seem to have a slight obsession with buying mugs & even though I need no more I can never resist them. Its lovely to hear that you’re living your dream

  3. April 5, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Fab bargains and i love that cushion! It was your link that helped me find this whole link up again so thank you! #fiveunder5

  4. April 5, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Lovely! I adore that mug!!!! Want! That garden sign is gorgeous. I love Julia’s idea of this and must try to link up this month too 🙂 Jess xx

  5. April 5, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Funnily enough, I was in Card Factory today buying balloons and thought they had some cute stuff! As for Tiger, I am so gutted there is not one near me at all because I love it. I could do a five under 5 in there every week! Haha. Thanks so much for joining in again x

  6. April 6, 2016 / 9:35 am

    I think my faves are deffs the mug and the cushion! I love little quotes on stuff and you gotta love card factory for some sneaky bargs! Great! #fiveunder5 x

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