Everyone deserves to treat themselves once in a while. Most people live busy and often stressful lives, so giving yourself that treat here and there is a great way to add some joy to the day and take a break from it all. But what if you don’t have a lot of extra money to be splurging on yourself? Not to worry, as we’ve got some great low-budget ways you can treat yourself. And even if the item is a bit pricey, just make sure you’re only doing it once in a rare while so that it stays low-cost.
At-Home Spa Treatments
While it can be very expensive to book regular appointments at the spa, the fact is that it’s relaxing, and the treatments can greatly benefit your skin and body. So, why not embrace several at-home treatments you can do that focus on pampering? You can either purchase the items or even make beauty treatments using regular ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Some of the spa treatments you can indulge in at home are facial masks (homemade or store-bought), hair masks, manicures, pedicures, a foot soak/bath, facial steaming, facial peel and many other options.
Elevate Your Coffee Game with Something Unique
If you consider yourself a coffee lover and appreciate a good brew, why not elevate everything you know and love about coffee? A fabulous way to treat yourself is with ethically sourced Kopi Luwak or civet coffee. This is a beverage that many people aren’t even aware of, but once you try it, you’ll realize you’ve been missing out.
Civet coffee, unlike traditional coffee, is made from coffee cherries that are partially digested. The coffee cherries are eaten by an animal called the Asian palm civet, which then defecates the coffee cherries. While they are being digested, they go through a natural fermentation process. Treating yourself to this coffee once in a while will help to keep it special and budget friendly.
Create Your Own Wine and Cheese Night
There are many places where you can enjoy a wine and cheese night, sampling different varieties of each and mingling with others. It’s a sophisticated and relaxing outing but it may not fit in the budget every time the mood strikes. Here’s a chance for you to get creative again and put your spin on the concept. Hosting a solo wine and cheese night allows you to kick back, relax and spoil yourself. You can make up a cheese platter with a few interesting varieties, add some fresh or dried fruits and crackers and pour yourself a glass of wine. Top the evening of relaxation off with a good book or stream a movie on TV.
Splurge On High-Quality Sheets
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of staying at a fancy hotel, chances are you had a fabulous night’s sleep. Expensive hotels are known for their fancy high-quality linens that make sleep ultra-comfortable. Why not re-create this experience at home and splurge on high-quality sheets for your bed? You can watch for a sale and get yourself a discount, making the purchase more budget friendly.
Known as “White Sales”, bedding most commonly goes on sale in late December and the first half of January, so this is the perfect time to shop and get huge discounts. But keep your eyes open because at the odd time you’ll see these same discounts in the summer months. During the White Sales, you can expect to save 40-70%.
As you can see by this list, just because you’re working with a tight budget, doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to indulge and treat yourself. These are all great ideas that you can embrace throughout the year.