Summer Joy for Less

Welcome to our Summer Joy for Less blog! Discover budget-friendly ways to update your wardrobe, enjoy fun activities, and savour delicious summer recipes. Join us for inspiration to make your summer unforgettable without breaking the bank. Let’s dive into a season of affordable fun, fashion, and flavour!


Budget-Friendly Fashion

Revamp your summer wardrobe without overspending! Shopping for budget-friendly fashion doesn’t mean sacrificing style. We’ve scoured the best deals to bring you trendy and affordable options.
Here are our top picks for updating your look this season, all available for under £25 each.


F&F – Cream Linen-Blend Palm Shirt – £19.00





Peacocks – Women’s Red Square Neck Bikini Top – £15.00 and Bottoms – £10.00




Peacocks – Men’s White VW Campervan T-Shirt – £14.00





Peacocks – Men’s Pink Chino Shorts – £14.00





F&F – Linen Leaf-Print Halter Neck Top – £14.00 and Midi Skirt – £19.50





Peacocks – Women’s Solid White Buckle Sandals – £9.80





Peacocks – Women’s Red Floral Strappy Midi Dress – £14.00





Sports Direct – adidas Futurevulc Lifestyle Skateboarding Men’s Shoes – £22.50



Peacocks – Women’s Lilac Slogan CA T-Shirt – £14.00



Low-Cost Activities

Enjoy summer without breaking the bank with these low-cost fun activities! Set up camp in the garden, have an at-home spa day, or try a movie and games night. These budget-friendly options ensure you make the most of the season while keeping expenses low.



Acorns Charity Shop – Pointless Board Game – See prices in-store






Sports Direct – Slazenger V1000 Cricket Set – £14.99




One Beyond – Sleeping Bag – See prices in-store




Bargain Buys – Click and Catch Game – £2.49




CeX – Chicago DVD – See prices in-store





Card Factory – Barbie Extra Jewellery Making Kit – £5.99





Boots – Oh K! Foot Peel Watermelon Pink – £8.50




Iceland – Drip Free Ice Lolly Maker 4pk – £2.00





One Beyond – Mini Skateboard – £4.99 each



Affordable Summer Recipes

Enjoy delicious and affordable summer meals with recipes that are easy on your wallet and help reduce waste. Opt for fresh, seasonal produce and incorporate leftovers into creative dishes to minimise food waste while enjoying the season’s flavours.


Tesco – Caprese Pizza – Recipe

Why wouldn’t you cheat when the end result is as tasty and delicious as this Caprese pizza? Using oven-roasted mini tortillas as the base and topping with sliced mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, gives delicious, authentic taste, and is wonderfully cheap. Plus, it’s on the table in 20 minutes, perfect for a weeknight supper.




Holland & Barrett – Chickpea and Pea Kedgeree – Recipe

Peas are at their best from now until October and we can’t wait to make this Chickpea and Pea Kedgeree. A traditional breakfast dish with a clever, healthy twist.



Iceland – Colman’s Big Night In Recipe Mix Chicken Kebab – £1.00

Enjoy a delicious, pound-saving fake-away meal within minutes with Colman’s Big Night In Chicken Kebab Recipe Mix – the perfect spice mix for a weekend takeaway-style family meal.




Tesco – No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream – Recipe

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on the 21st July by making your own! We love this no-churn chocolate ice cream recipe from Tesco. Just £0.39p per serving!




Tesco – Summer Veg Paella – Recipe

Whip up a Spanish-inspired paella in 35 minutes. Packed full with summer veggies, this vibrant dish is a great midweek meal idea.



Prices correct at time of publishing.