TEMPERATURES might be dropping but you can still enjoy your outdoor space.
Turn the garden into a cosy winter wonderland.
Here’s how to create an outdoor haven for the chilly season on a budget.
LET THERE BE LIGHT: Dark nights call for extra lighting, but opt for solar power lamps as they won’t add to your energy bills.
Sainsbury’s has £1.50 solar marker lights which can be used to line paths or garden edges.
Next, you can wrap fairy lights around trees or bushes for a lovely seasonal twinkle.
B&Q sells 50 warm white solar-powered outdoor LED string lights for £6.99.
Homebase has 100 star outdoor Christmas string lights for £15, down from £30.
FIRE STARTER: Outdoor heaters are one option for keeping warm outside.
Aldi’s Gardenline patio heater at £39.99 is among the cheaper options.
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But fire pits cost less and won’t sap energy bills.
The warm glow and gentle crackle also create a cosy focal point.
Try B&Q’s Neo black garden steel fire pit, which is currently reduced from £29.99 to £19.99.
BARGAIN OUTSIDE FURNITURE: If you don’t already have garden furniture, winter is a good time to buy because many retailers are trying to clear their summer stock.
For example, B&Q’s grey rattan effect three-seater chair and coffee set is down to £250 from £330.
Or at Robert Dyas, the Dorel Teddi two-piece sofa set with covers is £299.99, down from £412.99.
LAYER UP: Plenty of blankets and cushions are a must to make any outdoor seating snug and comfortable.
Dig out any old picnic blankets and throws.
Or George at Asda sells a check Sherpa throw for £12, and gingham check outdoor cushions for £5.
Then fill up a couple of hot water bottles for that extra shot of warmth you will need at this time of year — the Range has some available for £2.99.
Finally, serve hot chocolate for a tasty and warming treat to enjoy outside.
- All prices on the page are correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.
Deal of the day
TAKE home comforts up a notch with this Copenhagen single pelt faux fur rug, down from £30 to £15 at Dunelm.
A SHOW-STOPPING dark chocolate and salted caramel cottage, £8.99, is among the Christmas desserts to have hit shelves at Lidl.
The store is also offering a deluxe ice-cream roll, £4.99, and deluxe profiteroles, £3.99.
SLIP your feet into these velvet fleece socks from Boux Avenue.
A pair usually costs £5, but 20 per cent off across the website means you can get them for £4.
Leah’s little helper
CHILDREN who post a note to Father Christmas by Friday, December 9, will get a free letter back from the big man himself.
Full details on at royalmail.com/christmas/letters-to-santa.
SWING through winter in style with this faux fur aviator jacket, for £199 from Mint Velvet.
Or Pep&Co’s shearling coat, at £28 is a chic and cheaper option, in Poundland stores now.
Shop and save
SPEND £25 on clothing at George at Asda to get 20 per cent off.
This green satin dress is £18, but fork out a further £7 and the total price would fall from £25 to £20.
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