17 things under £17 to start 2017

As the festivities draw to a close and we wince at our dwindling bank balances after partying a little too hard over Christmas and New Year, January can be a pretty depressing month. Having to return to the daily grind, deal with horrible weather and make the torturous trip back to the gym to work off those mince pies, can leave us feeling a little…deflated.

So, to help you beat those January blues (without breaking the bank), we’ve come up with a little list of treats to help you make it through the month. Here’s 17 things under £17 to help you kick start 2017!

Ladies, why not give yourself a little wardrobe update to mark the New Year. Muted grey tones are going to be huge for 2017 and we are still obsessed with velvet, which makes this stunning tee from New look (£12.99) a must have. Team it with a cute pair of comfy plimsolls, like these ones also from New Look (£15.99), and complete the look with some grey nail varnish. Essie’s “Cocktail Bling” from Superdrug, just £7.99 is an ideal shade. And don’t forget to wrap up - we are loving this cosy scarf from Next at £15.

Get motivated and moving with this stylish workout combo from Sports Direct (sports bra £12.99, leggings £16.99). Whether it’s going for a run, working out at home or going to the gym with friends, this bright and bold Karrimor set will be sure to get you feeling excited and ready to exercise. Complete the look with this practical running headband, also from Sports Direct (£4.99).

After a long week at work, what better way to relax than with an at home pamper session. Take a bath, light some candles or give your skin some TLC. These masks from boots are sure to nourish your skin and settle your mind. Get L’Oreal’s Pure Clay Detox Mask for £6.00, while Garnier’s Moisture Bomb is just 99p.

Gents, we haven’t forgotten about you – your skin could do with a pamper too! Why not try Liz Earl’s Cleanse and Polish for men (£15.50), available from Boots. This handy formula will help clear blocked pores, reduce impurities and leave the face feeling great. Follow with L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic moisturiser from Superdrug (£5.10), to keep your skin clear and healthy.

Or why not treat yourself to some January wardrobe essentials? Combat the cold with this chunky knit from New Look (£12.99) - cosy, stylish and looks fantastic when teamed with this burgundy checked scarf from Next (£16.00). If you’re looking for a new gym top, this classic black adidas Entrada t-shirt at just £12.00 is lightweight, comfortable and the perfect addition to your gym bag. If you’re a boxers guy, this geometric set from New Look (£12.99) offers a contemporary edge to an every day essential.

And finally, who can resist something as practical as a portable phone charger. Thanks to the iFrogz Golite Traveller Emergency Charger from Vodafone (£15.00), you’ll never be stuck in an uncharged phone situation again! Lastly, The Drunken Cookbook from WH Smith (£5.59) is a cult favourite. Create delicious recipes tailored to your level of tipsiness with this handy little book.

So, if you’re in need of a little pick me up, or some retail therapy to ease yourself into 2017, why not pop into Marlowes where you’ll find more inspiration and ideas.