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Luxury items that won’t break the bank

We all deserve a little luxury, right? But sometimes our heart says one thing, and our bank account says another. We’re not ones to deny ourselves anything here at Swell Mag, which is why we’ve put together a list of luxury items that won’t break the bank.

You see where we’re going with this right? Your heart and mind say treat yo self, whilst your bank balance is all not today sweetie. But like every single human being on the planet, you’re craving a little luxury. A dose of serotonin to help you get through well… everything that’s happened since March 2020. But what if there was a list. A list of items that are guaranteed to make you feel that little bit special but won’t break the bank. Not quite placebo, and not quite a luxury weekend in the Bahamas.

Handmade coffee mug

Amazing Coffee

Having great quality coffee is a luxury we all deserve!

New sheets

Fresh Flowers

Nothing says I am an adult and I have my life together like fresh flowers. Fresh flowers say you’re hopeful for the future. Fresh flowers say you’re whimsical and bright and optimistic. They also say you own a vase – which is a very adult thing to do. But most importantly, fresh flowers add colour to even the drabbest corner of any room.  They feel luxurious because you didn’t have to buy fresh flowers, you chose to buy fresh flowers. And that is pretty much the definition of treating yourself.

Fresh flowers say you’re whimsical and bright and optimistic. They also say you own a vase – which is a very adult thing to do. 

Fresh Bread

There’s something so simple about fresh bread, especially when it’s still that little bit warm in the middle. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. No matter what is happening in your day, fresh bread satisfies so many of our wants, dreams and desires. Hungry? Bread. Feeling down? Bread. Want to get a good start to the day? Bread. With so many options at your fingertips, this blank canvas is so gosh darn versatile it’s really the ultimate luxury item.


When it comes to feeling a little luxurious, turning our four walls from drab to fab is a great place to start. And sure, your first thought is woah woah woah, I’ve seen Oceans 12, art is all about breaking the bank. We’re not talking about forking out a gazillion dollars for a Van Goh here people! You know your favourite local artist? They also sell prints! Prints are a great way to spice up your life and treat yo’self to something a bit extra. If you’re feeling super fancy, you can add a frame (and tell people it’s an original… kidding).

Words: Laura Kebby | Photography: Zoe Lonergan

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