Two nice bargains. The first one from our big shopping trip
The second thing is from the charity shop. We decided one Christmas thing we did want was trifle, neither of us has had it for years. We have managed to get hold of some dairy free whipping cream and some jelly crystals, along with the usual fruit, custard and sprinkles. But we didn't have a dish. I've had my eye on one at the shop for a few weeks but couldn't make my mind up. The manager was taking it off the shelf and asked me if I would like it as it would be sent to the pound shop otherwise. I said "yes please" and we settled on a price of £1.55 which was all the change I had (it had been £3.49 beforehand).
Very pleased with these two small things.
By the way, I heard from my brother last night, he's fine about the no gifts thing and they would still like to come over for New Year, as long as there's a pub with a jukebox they're happy apparently - maybe they are coming round to something more simple. His girlfriend is going to bake a cake for the occasion, I'll be able to make a decent spread from the things we have in the pantry and freezer so it should be good.