Despite my post the other day, in which I talked about keeping a lid on spending this month, I do have a bit of an admission to make. I have had a bit of a splurge in Poundland recently and I managed to spend £20 in total.
I was quite surprised when I got to the till, that I'd spent quite so much, but I hadn't been in the store for a few weeks and there were a few new lines that I just couldn't resist.
A few of the things I bought were small gifts for Valentine's Day. I'm sticking to small, practical or consumable items when it comes to Valentines gifts. Not very romantic, but at least not wasteful.
Firstly, I bought a couple of cards. Call me stingy, but I'm not big into spending large sums on cards that generally get tossed after the day in question, and I find the selection in Poundland to be pretty good. You do have to be a bit selective, but it is pretty easy to find decent cards to send for most occasions there.
I also saw this pretty heart-shaped acrylic make-up storage solution for LB. She's looking for storage solutions for her bedroom at the moment, so when I saw this I thought it would be perfect for her.
(I also bought an acrylic nail varnish storage container for me too, as these cost at least £5 anywhere else, so this was a complete bargain. I don't have many nail polishes either, so the size is perfect)
Another small gift I bought for LB were these photograph corners.
I bought her some for her birthday too in a different design. They are great for photo albums, scrap booking, journals and planners and they have a few designs to choose from. You get two sheets of 24 per pack. I've bought some for myself in the past too, as I'm intending to sort out my photographs at some point and will use them for this.
The dog didn't get ignored in terms of Valentine's gifts. She got a pack of these heart-shaped treats, which she likes. I will probably buy her a ball she likes from the local pet shop. (She had one and loved it, but lost it on a walk)
Finally, on a Valentine's theme, I bought this lovely heart decorated string to decorate parcels. It's really sweet and could potentially be re-used year after year. I've already got lots of wrapping paper I can use, so I'm virtually sorted now.
I also bought a few food items in my haul and some more necessary toiletries, as well as a couple more storage solutions for LB, which I'm hoping she will like, namely these small, but very sturdy white plastic baskets.
I bought a grey one for myself for undersink cupboard organisation. I've already put it to use, to hold those smaller items that usually fall between other larger items or get lost at the back of the cupboard. I may go back for a couple more for using in my food cupboards, for packet mixes and similar items.
A bit of a splurge, but definitely on items I think were worth buying. I really do enjoy shopping in our local Poundland, as if you look very carefully, you can find some really good quality items in there that can really do the job you need them to do.
Does anyone else enjoy shopping here?