30 Oct

Written by Lizzie on October 30, 2013

WinterEssentials

If recent weather is anything to go by, we’re all going to be needing a hat this winter. Keep your ears toasty and look cute to boot with this gorgeous Mable Cable Hat (£19.95) from Joules. Going for brighter, lighter colours in the darker months might help improve your mood too! Add a scarf and mittens  to your arsenal and you’ll be bundled up against plunging temperatures, wind, rain and even snow. I’m going to be wrapping the Bracken Scarf  (£14.95) in Raspberry around my neck and pulling the Mable Mittens (£18.95) on too.

Cost: Splashing out on Joules woolies may seem a little flash, especially with christmas just around the corner. That’s when a Joules promotional code comes in handy, it’ll give you £10 off all orders over £50 with free delivery too, taking your spend down to £43.85 (ends Nov 5th).

Next, splashing around in those puddles is going to leave you with soggy feet. Get your hands on some cute welly-style ankle boots for just £14.99 at Pavers Shoes. In black, they’re practical enough to go with everything, but the leopard print bows add a little hint of fun. They come in women’s sizes 3 to 8 and the Pavers price saves you a not-too-shabby £7 off RRP.

Cost: On top of the £7 you’ve already saved on these gorgeous bad weather essentials, a Pavers Shoes promotional code will get you an extra 10% off if this is your first order. Plus £2.99 for delivery and this order will cost you just £16.48 (ends Nov 1st).

Sometimes woolies and boots just aren’t enough to protect you from those British downpours. Grab yourself an umbrella and you’ll be laughing all the way through to next summer. Cheap umbrellas can be problematic, who needs broken spokes? An eye catching design, different enough to stand out from the umbrella rack, would also be useful. I love this Colour Changing Umbrella from I Want One of Those. At £15.99 it’s not the cheapest of options, but it turns technicolour when the rain starts coming down! How cool is that?

Once you get inside you’re gonna want to warm up those feet. What’s winter without a pair of good slippers? To really warm those cockles, pick up a pair of fluffy Hot Boots in brown or beige for £12.99 at I Want One of Those.

Cost: At any other time of year, this IWOOT order would set you back £28.98. Luckily, with Halloween comes a 15% off I Want One of Those promotional code. Simply apply that code at checkout and your order totals £24.63 (ends Oct 31st). Your home delivery is absolutely free!

A Portable Covector Heater is a very handy item to own as the weather gets worse. Perfect to give a quick blast of heat to an icy room, a heater can help make your home that much cosier. If you’re lucky enough to be heading away from home over the festive season, a heater makes a useful travelling companion to make sure you’re always comfortable. Heaters can cost anything up to £100 and add extra costs onto your energy bills, so it pays to shop wisely. Luckily, Argos have come to the rescue with a value range heater that will set you back a measley £19.99.

Make your living room that much cosier with the addition of a throw. Not only will textiles add heat to your living space, they’re also a good way to spice up the decor and add a seasonal flair. The Inspire Chenille Throw (200x150cm) from Argos is only £14.99 and comes in 3 different colours. Stock up and snuggle down for hibernation!

Getting up and returning home in the dark can have you feeling sluggish and often cooking is the last thing you want to do is when you finally step through the door in the evening. A Slow Cooker makes preparing hearty, warming dishes for your family so much easier. Just dump the ingredients in when you leave for work in the morning and it’ll cook them all day long to reveal succulent, delicious dishes when you raise the lid come tea time. Perfect! Argos have this Crock-Pot 3.5L Slow Cooker in Red at less than half price, that’s £24.99 down from £59.99. Now that’s a bargain.

Cost: Buy these three items from Argos and you’ll rack up a bill of just £59.97. Get it delivered to your home for only £3.95, or do as we do here at PCUK and click & collect from your local store for free. Plus, currently if you spend over £50 online at Argos, you’ll get £5 of vouchers back for your next order!

Place all four of these orders and your total bill will come in at just £144.93. That’s under £150 for all the things you need to make your next few months as comfortable and stylish as possible, all while spending your money wisely. Hopefully you’ll have a few pennies left over to get merry over the festive season!

Let us know how you budget for the change in seasons in the comments or over on twitter @LizzieShopScoop.

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