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8 ways to treat yourself for under R100

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Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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We all need to recharge, relieve stress or just grab some time to ourselves. And it’s always great to splash out a little on things that make us feel good at the same time. That said, we don’t want to break the bank, so here are eight budget-friendly ways to spoil yourself…


Take yourself out for coffee

There’s nothing quite like spending a couple of hours in café society. Good coffee, some people-watching, a bit of daydreaming, or catch-up time with a friend. It’s not especially adventurous, but oh-so rewarding. 

Buy a specialist magazine – and read it!

Go and find a magazine that caters for one of your special interests – with a R100 budget you’ll be able to get something really good – be it Popular Mechanics or Vogue. Then give yourself the time to read it cover to cover.

Have a DVD evening

Don’t just watch a movie – grab two or three from your local DVD store and make a night of it. It’s a great opportunity to catch up on those movies you’ve always wanted to watch, but haven’t been able to find the time to… 

Have a massage at home

Buy yourself some massage oil and get your partner to give you a massage at home. Not only will you feel pampered, doing it regularly will also strengthen your relationship. And who could put a price on that?

Buy and light a soy candle

A fragrant soy candle not only infuses your living space with wonderful aromas – it helps with relaxation too. And it’s great value for money, because you can re-light it over and over.

Go to a local music concert

You don’t need to spend much money to go and see a good band. Local venues have live bands every weekend, and sometimes during the week. For around R50 you can see some live music. Sign up to to receive discounts to shows (theatre and live music) too.

Take a bath!

It may sound simple but the best things in life are! When you get home tonight, run yourself a hot bath, climb in and soak the day away. It’s the ultimate relaxation at home – and you can just tumble into bed for a blissful sleep afterwards.

Try a yoga class

A trial yoga class doesn’t cost much and it will give you a good indication of the benefits you’ll get from signing up. It may well be end up being the best present you could give yourself for under R100.