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5 Things to Buy at a Supermarket other than Food

Do you go to the supermarket every week and buy the same items on repeat? If you want to spruce up your weekly food shop, why not consider some other items to add to your trolley? Supermarkets have more than just food on offer and it’s important to treat yourself once in a while, so consider some of these other items on your next big trip.

Seasonal items

Many supermarkets like Tesco, Aldi and SuperValu supply seasonal items months in advance. For example, many supermarkets will stock Christmas items months before Christmas and likewise with summer items. If you like to be prepared and stock up early, this is a great opportunity to get ahead of the game before these items sell out or even increase in price. Once Christmas or summer approaches, you’ll be relieved that you have everything you need without having to rush around at the last minute.

Essential oils and diffusers and candles

Candles, diffusers and essential oils are items that are commonly found in supermarkets. These items usually sit along the cleaning aisle and are great additions to your home to create some beautiful scents and make your home feel like your safe haven. There are a variety of scents that you can choose from, from lavender and clean linen to sweeter scents. It’s completely up to you. Many people will have a different scented diffuser in each room so each room has its own scent and character.


Books are also another common household item that is found within supermarkets. Whilst supermarkets won’t stock an excessive range of books like a traditional book retailer, you will usually find books that are in the charts or books that are new to the shelves. From cookbooks and self-help books to fictional reads, if you’re a bookworm, you’ll usually be able to find something worth adding to your trolley.

Beauty, hair, and body care

If you want to treat yourself to some TLC, why not add some essential beauty items to your next shop? Supermarkets have a variety of health and beauty items on sale from make-up and hair care to must-have body care items. Why not treat yourself to a well-deserved hair mask or some sweet-smelling bath salts? If you need a make-up top-up, supermarkets have all the essentials if you don’t want to splash out, from lipstick and foundation to mascara and blusher.


You’ll also find a variety of games at your local supermarket perfectly placed in the toy aisle. From board games and card games to digital games, there is something for everyone. If you are lucky to find a pack of classic cards at your local supermarket, you can play many games with friends such as poker or blackjack. Alternatively, you can play these online along with other games such as Super 8 Baccarat, Finn and the Swirly Spin slot and more. The gaming doesn’t stop once the cards are put away!


When you’re on your next shopping trip, don’t feel restricted to just buying fresh produce. Treat yourself to some other items that will be of use to you. From stocking up on seasonal items to investing in some essential health and beauty buys, there are endless supplies to choose from. 


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