Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Black Friday 2016: Deals You Can’t Miss!

    Black Friday 2016: Deals You Can’t Miss!

    Black Friday is HERE!

    So to celebrate we thought we’d treat you to some incredible offers on some of our best sellers!!

    But before we go in to the HUGE deals with LOW price tags, let’s talk about how this annual shopping bonanza started!

    What is Black Friday?

    Originally celebrated exclusively in the USA, Black Friday is celebrated on the 4th Friday of November which is the day after Thanksgiving. This year Black Friday takes place on November 25th and looks set to be a shopaholic’s staple bargain hunting day for many years to come!

    Why is it called Black Friday?

    The name comes from accountants using black ink to show that a profit has been made, rather than red ink which would mean losses. After Thanksgiving in the USA, the Christmas shopping season begins so everyone heads out on the Friday to start stocking up presents, decorations, and festive essentials at incredible low prices.

    So let’s look at our top Black Friday deals:

    1. Treat your Christmas tree!

    LED Christmas Fairy Lights

    Black Friday is great if you’re still thinking about your Christmas tree décor. We have slashed the prices on many of our favourite festive lights that will make your Christmas tree branches glow. Our 50 LED Fairy Lights at just £2.49, available in multi-colour or clear, are a lovely option for putting around the mantle, bannister, or your tree. If you’re looking for something a bit bolder, our 100 LED Chaser Lights for £5.99 are a great alternative with their 8 light sequences and discrete black wire. Available in classic multi-colour or blue for a Frozen-style theme, they’ll make your home feel Christmassy!

    1. Wrap up warm!

    Arctic Throw and fluffy Snuggle Throw

    Winter is coming! So keep the chill at bay throughout the colder season with our fabulous blankets and throws reduced on Black Friday. Not only do our gorgeous Arctic Faux Fur Throws (£6.99) feel luxuriously soft but they also bring a striking high fashion look to your home for a low price. For something that’s a bit more snuggly, our Warm Luxury Throws for £6.99 are perfect for getting cosy and having a binge of the latest TV serious you’re obsessed with.

    1. Feel the heat!

    Faux Fire Electric Heater

    Okay so you’ve got your blanket, your tree is looking spectacular, BUT you are still cold. Luckily, we’re here to help you out with that! Not only is our Hyundai Black Curved Electric Fire incredible value at £59.99, it’s also super sleek and stylish. It’s subtle, calming, and sure to make a statement in your home without being too overbearing. Plus it’ll keep you toasty – what more could we ask for from a heater?

    1. Have a lay down… in your NEW bed!

    Faux Leather Bed

    Quite possibly our favourite deal of the day has got to be our Faux Leather Bed!! BOTH the Double and King Size versions are £49.99 (yes you read that correctly)! With its faux leather frame, it’ll look chic when paired with an Arctic Throw!

    Popping in to Poundstretcher for some Black Friday shopping? Find your nearest store online and tag us with your #BlackFridayBasket on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

  • Winter Wonderland Your Home For Under £30!

    The festive season is well and truly upon us!

    Which means it’s time to deck the halls and make your home shine bright like a diamond so Santa can see where to stop on Christmas Eve.

    Plus you’ve probably wanted to out-Christmas your neighbour’s house ever since the epic Christmas lights battle of 2015.

    Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    Your Winter wonderland doesn’t have to cost the earth!

    So we’re here to guide you on the best Christmas lights and decorations for your garden – for less than £30!

    Start from the bottom and work up.

    The front porch is the best place to begin your Winter wonderland makeover. It’s the face of your home so it has to look welcoming to guests and show just how in to Christmas you are to neighbours.

    Bauble Christmas Wreaths

    Our beautiful Christmas wreaths create a sense of warmth to your home before your friends and family have even stepped inside. Our 30cm Luxury Bauble Wreath (£7.99) is a quirky take on the festive tradition that is sure to make your home stands out on your street. For fans of the more traditional Christmassy look, an alternative can be our 20 inch Christmas Wreath (£6.99) is a subtle nod to the classic Christmas motifs of pine cones and holly.

    Why not put some of our fabulous pack of 50 Solar Fairy Lights (£3.99) in red around your door or gate too? They’re eco-friendly, will charge during the day, and automatically switch on at dusk! Each LED berry light will look like glowing holly, so these are the perfect Christmas lights for a subtle glow on the porch.

    Let it snow… even if it isn’t.

    Outdoor icicle Christmas lights

    One magical ingredient for a Winter wonderland is hard to come by: snow.

    It never seems to snow when we want it to, after all doesn’t everyone dream of waking up on Christmas morning to see blankets of fluffy white snow covering their garden?

    Well you’re in luck because with our 100 Icicle Sculpture Christmas Lights (£12.99) you can create the perfect snowy atmosphere with the light up faux icicles. They look gorgeous along the edges of your home and truly add a cute igloo-like vibe to your Winter wonderland theme.

    Want to decorate your home for the festive season? Check out Poundstretcher’s fantastic value decorations and Christmas lights online now and find your nearest store!

  • Kids Fashion: Bonfire Night Essentials

    Fashion and Bonfire Night aren’t always the first words that you imagine to mix together.

    However a HUGE part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations are all about wrapping up in the right gear. After all this November looks set to be a right chiller after our fantastic Summer weather of 2016.

    So let’s have a look at some top kids Winter fashion trends to keep your little one warm from Bonfire Night and beyond!

    A family around a bonfire in the woods

    Animal Magic

    Autumn is a time where Britain’s wildlife is in the final stages of prepping for the harsh Winter.

    So it’s no surprise that cute woodland inspired animal clothes become a sought after Winter accessory for the little ones. Cosy knitwear that will also bring out the inevitable cuteness of your little cherub is definitely one of the positives of Winter… which makes the whole standing in front of the school gates at stupid o’clock with icicles forming on your nose seem worth it.

    Kids wool Knit Animal Hats

    Our cute Animal Hats available in Two Tone Knit (£1.99) in cute owl and mouse designs are perfect for kids who love to look catwalk-ready even when off to Bonfire Night celebrations! For the kids who favour a quirkier look, our Unicorn and Pom Pom Bear Hats (£2.99) are a colourful, cute, and a far more vibrant out-there version of our classic Two Tone Knit hats.

    Kids Animal Wool Knit Hats

    They’re perfect for keeping your little one warm and making them stand out from the crowd on Guy Fawkes Night!

    They’re perfect for keeping your little one warm and making them stand out from the crowd on Guy Fawkes Night!

    Getting A Grip With Gloves

    Gloves are a must-have for Bonfire Night shindigs, especially if your kids have got their eyes on having some sparklers.

    A little boy with a sparkler

    Our Guy Fawkes Safety Blog has some great tips for keeping the little ones safe around the Bonfire and tips on how to properly hold sparklers.

    Everyone must wear gloves if they’re going to hold sparklers. Our Magic Grip Gloves are perfect for keeping a grip on those sparklers and to shelter little hands from the cold!

    It’s All Good In The Snood

    Being outside watching the dazzling fireworks exploding across the night sky is magical, however you don’t want the aftermath being sniffles and coughing.

    With the air getting colder, it’s important to wear a scarf to keep the cold off your chest.

    Ladies Kids Checked Snood Scarf

    Our fab Tartan Print Snoods (£3.99) may be for adults but the kids can benefit from wearing them too thanks to their smart wrap around design and snuggle soft material!

    They’re stylish, cosy, and most importantly they’ll keep you warm during Bonfire Night celebrations!

    An assortment of multi colour gloves

    Heading out for Bonfire Night? Visit our website to find your nearest store to stock up on your hats, scarves, and gloves!

  • Christmas Countdown Checklist!

    Christmas is now just over a month away and you’ll have seen every store getting all their Christmas stuff out (including us!). So we have come up with a checklist that will help you keep stress at bay this Christmas!
    Santa Claus checking his check list

    From getting your Christmas cards sent out to making your home the most festive looking house in the neighbourhood, we are here to help you get Christmas ready while saving so you have money left over to spend on yourself and loved ones!

    Getting Started

    Make sure you have picked out the perfect Christmas Tree for your home. Trees will slowly be disappearing from many stores towards the end of November so it’s best to stock up as fast as you can!

    Christmas Cards can be a pain to get together and you often forget a lot of names! Write out a list of people who you are sending a Christmas card too and you will then know how many you need to buy and who for!

    Late November

    Towards the end of November, it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree! Get your Christmas tree lights, tinsel and other decorations out of the attic and on to that tree! Make sure everything is still in great shape and if not we stock an amazing range of Christmas Decorations!

    Don’t forget to light the outside of your home as well and make sure you have all the neighbours’ attention with an amazing display of outdoor Christmas decorations!

    Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday happening at the end of November, it’s time to grab those bargains! The more you buy in the sales, the more money you save for yourself or for a special someone!

    With December looming, don’t forget to pick the kids advent calendars!


    This is the time to do your last minute shopping if you haven’t already!

    With Christmas shopping hours put in place you’ll have longer to shop and plenty more time! Don’t leave your Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve, you will be left disappointed - trust us!

    frantic christmas shoppers doing Christmas shopping

    December is time to wrap up those gifts! Make sure you have all the wrapping accessories you need or even take an alternative approach this year and gift bag them!

    Celebration essentials are also a must! Pick up the table decorations, plates, glasses ect for you ultimate Christmas Dinner. Whilst picking up last minute details, don’t forget the crackers!


    It’s time to send out all those Christmas presents! With everyone frantically ordering last minute, posting services put out Christmas delivery times so make sure you avoid the delay frame! Alternatively, you can become Santa for the day and deliver your presents in our Christmas sack bags that will look great underneath the Christmas tree!

    Santa Claus delivering presents


    With final preparations underway, make sure you get the turkey with all the trimmings and everything else to make the best Christmas Dinner!

    Christmas dinner

    With everything done on Christmas Day, just sit back and relax and be merry!

    Merry Christmas sign

    Share your plans for Christmas with us on Facebook and Twitter! Show us how you’re house is decorated this year by @Poundstretcher on Instagram! Don’t forget to check out our website to stock up on our Christmas decorations!  

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