It’s been a long time since I joined in with Five under £5, the monthly link up that the lovely Julia runs over at Rainbeaubelle. The idea is that you showcase 5 things you have bought, each item costing under £5. So here are my 5 things I have bought over the past few weeks.

5 things under £5

Coat and bag

These are my 2 charity shop bargains from the past few weeks. I spotted the bag in a shop window last week, and when I saw the price of £1.99 I couldn’t resist (you can never have too many bags can you). Even though it is more of a summer colour, I think it goes really well with the coat.

Charity shop handbag

Now I might be cheating here as it’s technically 5 things UNDER £5, and this coat was £5 exactly. Yes I managed to pick up a brand new woollen winter coat for just a fiver. And I love it for just wearing with jeans, or popping on for work.

Winter coat - Williams World Blog

Bath and shower gel

As well as never having enough bags, the same also goes for shower gel. On our way back from Scotland last week, we stopped at the outlet shopping centre in Gretna Green. There was a gorgeous bath and body shop there, and I picked up this bath and shower gel for £3.

Arran Aromatics - Bath and shower gel


I spotted this plaque in a shop in Stockton Heath, near to where we live.  It’s filled with an array of gorgeous items for the home, and a total bargain at only £3.99. As is customary in our house, the plaque will probably sit on the floor for around 6 months, until it finds it’s way onto a wall.

Love the life you live plaque

Candle Holder

And from the same shop I got this gorgeous candle holder in copper. And another bargain at only £3.50

Candle holder - copper

If you fancy having a look at what everybody else has chosen for their 5 under £5, head over to Julia’s blog here.