When we found ourselves in Meherchand Market the other day, feeling particularly rich, we cooked up an exciting challenge: How much can we buy on a budget of INR 5,000?

Well, prepare to be shocked. All the stuff mentioned below {11 beautiful items; YES, 11!} were bought without spending a buck more than planned. In fact, and this might come as a bigger surprise, but even after all this loot, we had saved up enough to eat the amazing tikkas at our favourite MI Meat Centre.

Catch the details of our adventure as we give you a peek into our overloaded shopping bag.

Indigo Hardbound Notebook

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: We can never have too many notebooks, and this one in particular is super pretty.

Where: CMYK Bookstore

Price: INR 195

Owl Napkin Holder

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: We love us some quirk on the dining table. Also, owls FTW.

Where: Crazy Daisy

Price: INR 700

Cafe Wall Art

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: This reminds us of our dream to open our own cafe one day.

Where: Navya

Price: INR 500

Hand-Painted Mugs

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: They’re cute AND cheap!

Where: Navya

Price: INR 250 each

Vintage Jewellery Box

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: Finally, we can find all those precious trinkets without throwing the drawer into a tizzy.

Where: Crazy Daisy

Price: INR 880

Passion Flower Body Spray

Photo source: Fabindia

Photo source: Fabindia

We’re Digging This Because: The fragrance is nice and floral but not too sweet; just the way we like it.

Where: Fabindia

Price: INR 225

Tealight Holder

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: Diwali is round the corner, and they’re ideal for that neglected wall that’s waiting to turn into a conversation starter.

Where: Karigiri

Price: INR 100 each

Floral Coin Purse

Photo:Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo:Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: It gives us a reason to not stuff change into our pants’ pockets anymore.

Where: Nur

Price: INR 390

Brocade & Shell Neckpiece

Photo: Ipshita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipshita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: It’s so damn boho; super statement and super gorgeous!

Where: Craftroots

Price: INR 600

Cold-Pressed Soaps

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

Photo: Sarang Gupta/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: There’s something about handmade soaps that new-age shower gels cannot understand. Also, that packaging.

Where: The Shop

Price: INR 140

Tibetan Kaftan

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

Photo: Ipsita Nayak/LBB

We’re Digging This Because: The print is retro and the anti-fit is perfect for when you want to dress up to dress down.

Where: The Shop

Price: INR 1,000

Recommended by: Rene Verma and Ipsita Nayak