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Can YOU tell the high-end product from its bargain look-alike from Aldi?

If you’re looking to spruce up your garden ahead of summer, the arrival of the longer days is the perfect time, but high-end outdoor accessories can come at a price. 

Since lockdown made people more invested than ever in al fresco socialising at home, outdoor furniture has become big business, with retailers offering big ticket pieces such as the £299 pizza oven from Ooni or a luxury dining set from Teako costing an eye-watering £2,499. 

But is it worth splashing the cash, or can you fool your guests with an ALDI bargain costing a fraction of the price. 

The budge supermaret is currently offering garden décor, furniture and accessories as part of its spring event with prices starting at just £1.69. 

The collection, which includes everything from miniature pizza ovens to heaters equipped with Bluetooth speakers, is almost undistinguishable from very swanky outdoor kit from designers costing four times the price. 

So can you make out the cheap from the chic? 

1.

Was this log burner designed by Aldi for £69.99? Or does it come from a high end brand?

One of these log burners costs £150, while the other is less than half the price at £69.99, but can you tell which is which? 

2.

Is this firepit going to cost you £259,99 or less?

Is this the bargain £80 version, or the high end version?

While these geometric fire pits looks almost identical, one costs less than £80, while the other retails at £259.99

3.

Could this outdoor dining set be found in your local Aldi for £649?

Is this set worth £2,499 or is it worth a fraction of that price?

One of these stylish outdoor dining sets is worth £2,499, while the other is a quarter of the price at £649.99

4.

Could this outdoor heater be worth £400? or is it cheaper?

Would you spend £400 on this outdoor heater and Bluetooth system?

One of this heater with wireless Bluetooth system will set you back £400, while the other is much more affordable at £119.99, but which one could it be?  

5.

Is this the budget lamp costing just £29.99 or its very expensive cousin?

Is this lamp the one that costs £249.95 or is the £29.99 version?

These lamps are almost identical, but one costs £29.99 and the other is eight times the price at £249.95, so which one is which?

6. 

Does this palm print grey and white rug cost £29.99 or £119?

Can you tell if this is a budget rug or a luxury version?

Who doesn’t like a palm tree rug? But one costs a bargain £12.99 and the other will set you back nine times the price £119, can you tell which is which? 

7.  

Is this the more expensive miniature pizza oven of the two?

Is this a bargain pizza oven or will it cost you £299 to purchase?

Mini pizza ovens are super handy and super trendy. Can you guess which of these two costs £299, while the other is a bargain £39.99

8. 

Is this little Dachshund planter's price set at £8 or at £18?

Can you tell if this is a bargain version of a dog planter or a more high end one?

These animal-shaped planters are both adorable, but one costs £8 and the other will set you back £18

9. 

Can you tell if this is the more expensive wind spinner costing £25, or a cheaper version at £16.99?

Is this wind spinner a bargain or a high end find?

Wind spinners can add a touch of rustic to your garden But one of these cost £16.99, while the other costs £25

ANSWERS

1. The wood burner on the left is the designer version 

This log burner is from La Hacienda, and costs £150

This swanky log burner is from Aldi and costs £69,99

 The log burner on the left is from La Hacienda, and costs £150. The one on the right is from Aldi and costs £69,99

2. The geometric fire pit on the left is from Aldi 

This fire pit is from Aldi and costs £79,99

The high end one costs £259,99 and is from Living and Home

The fire pit on the left is from Aldi and costs £79,99. The one on the right costs £259.99 and is from Living and Home 

3. The furniture set on the right is the cheap Aldi version

The luxury dining set from Teako t will set you back £2,499

This outdoor dining set is from Aldi and costs £649.99

The outdoor dining set on the right is from Aldi and costs £649.99. Meanwhile, the one from Teako on the left will set you back £2,499

4. The heater on the left is from Aldi

This  heater with Bluetooth is from Aldi and costs a bargain £119.99

This one is from Kettler, includes LED and Wireless Speaker and costs £400

The heater with Bluetooth on the left is from Aldi and costs a bargain £119.99. The one on the right is from Kettler, includes LED and Wireless Speaker and costs £400

 5. The lamp on the right is more expensive

This outdoor solar lamp is from Aldi and costs £29,99

Meanwhile, this one is from Victorian Plumbing and costs £249.95

The outdoor solar lamp on the left is from Aldi and costs £29,99. Meanwhile, the one on the right is from Victorian Plumbing and costs £249.95

6. The rug on the right is from Aldi

This palm tree rug is from Beliani and will set you back £119

The cheaper version from Aldi is a bargain at £12.99

The rug on the left is from Beliani and costs £119, while the cheaper version from Aldi is on the right and costs £12,99

7. The pizza oven on the left is more expensive

he high end version from Ooni, costs £299

This mini pizza oven is from Aldi and costs £39,99

The mini pizza oven on the right is from Aldi and costs £39.99. The high end version from Ooni, left, costs £299

8. The Aldi planter is on the left 

The Dachshund planter from Aldi costs £7,99

This other version is from Not on the High Street and costs £18

The Dachshund planter from Aldi is on the left and costs £7,99, while the other version is from Not on the High Street and costs £18

9. The more expensive wind spinner is on the left 

This copper feather wind spinner is from Aldi and costs £16

This one is from Homebase and retails at £25, making the Aldi version the real bargain

The wind spinner on the left is from Aldi and costs £16, while the one on the right is from Homebase and costs £25 

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