Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • The Ultimate Guide To Mother's Day!

    The Ultimate Guide To Mother's Day!

    It’s that time of year again folks! The time when we’ve got to pull out all the stops to show the most important woman in our lives exactly what she means to us. That’s right, it’s Mother’s day!

    Possibly the most important celebratory day in any mamma’s calendar, Mother’s day is definitely NOT a day to be missed. While they spend the entirety of our lives cooking, cleaning and caring for us (and let’s not forget worrying about us!), on top of holding down full time jobs and (much deserved) rich and rewarding social lives  - in return they get back, let’s face it, far less than they deserve. Well this Mother’s day that’s all going to change, thanks to Poundstretcher's ultimate guide to Mother’s day!

    We’ve collated all the best and most beautiful products from the Poundstretcher range, that are sure to knock your mamma’s socks off! No matter if your mum’s a green-fingered gardener or more of a pampered princess, we’re sure to have everything you need to make her day that extra bit special!

    So if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift this year and want to shower your mum with love, then have a gander at our handy guide to Mother’s day to give yourself some much needed inspiration!

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    THE PAMPERED PRINCESS

    If your mum’s all about rest, relaxation and being waited on hand and foot (and why shouldn’t she be?) then you’re in luck as we’ve got loads of amazing products that’ll knock her off her feet, and into a nice comfy chair!

    Why not start the day off by preparing her breakfast in bed! Whether she’s more muesli and yogurt or a full English fan, she deserves to be spoiled on her special day! But no matter what her breakfast preferences are, we’re sure she’d appreciate a nice steaming mug of Kenco Millicano or Carte Noire coffee to go with it!

    Once breakfast is over (and you’ve washed up), continue spoiling your mamma with an unexpected box of yummy chocolates!  Indulge her with a lovingly chosen box of delicious black magic chocolates, or some mouth-watering De-lux chocolate truffles! But if she’s got more of a soft spot for a good old family favourite, then you can always grab one of our huge 600g tubs of Quality Street chocolates – let’s just hope she shares!

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    But the pampering will by no means end there – remember this is her special day! After you’ve taken her out for a full blown girly day of shopping and sweet treats, show her EVEN MORE love with a take away and her favourite film! You can even make it that extra bit special with the help of some of our mini Mason jar scented candles, or pretty geometric atom or metal swirl tea light holders that double up as a cute gift too!

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    THE FAMILY WOMAN

    Here’s one for the mother who’s fanatical about all things family! If your mum lives and breathes her fantastic family, then pick up one of our gorgeous “family” collage picture frames! Available in white or black and featuring 6 landscape 15X10cm and 4 portrait 12.7X17.8cm picture slots, you can fill this frame with loads of beautiful pictures of your family – and show her just how much she’s cherished!  But if you want to be a little more subtle and save a little space, you can always pick up one of our stunning hammered effect copper frames instead! Available in 8X10 or 5X7, these frames are ideal for reminding your mum of an extra special and much loved memory from your past!

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    And if you really want to win the favourite child competition this year, then why not pick up one of our super cute “loving hearts” wall hangers, or our adorable light up love signs! You’re mum’s guaranteed to adore them, and we’re pretty sure you’ll outshine your siblings too!

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    THE GREENFINGERED GARDENER

    If you’re more likely to find your mamma wading through mud rather than relaxing on a massage table, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got loads of great gardening gear for her to enjoy!

    If your mum’s a fan of plating and growing, then why not have a nosy at our great selection of planters and baskets! Spoil your mum with one of our adorable square planting sets that’re available in Allium, Anemone, Crocosmia or Oxalis - or get one of each if she just can’t choose a favourite!

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    And if she’s a fan of growing her own produce, then our amazing mixed herbs growing kit will be right up her street! Containing seeds for 7 different varieties of garden herbs, this kit is both thoughtful and pretty darn practical!

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    And let's not forget about our pretty handbag planting sets – ranging in Geranium, Lavender and Verbanium! Containing bulbs, compost and a cute handbag plant pot, your mum is bound to love this heartfelt gift!

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    But if your mamma’s already got a garden full of pretty plants and is in need of something a little bit different, then may I suggest checking out some of our stunning solar lights? With amazing pieces like our beautiful stained glass solar lanterns, you’re sure to make your mum’s day! Choose from the gorgeous humming bird design or the striking butterfly pattern - or push the boat out and get one of each!  Or if she’s into something a little more contemporary and stylish, then our AH-MAZ-ING metal flower solar stake light is the ideal gift for your number 1 woman!

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    No matter what your mum’s in to or what you choose to do for her this Mother’s day, we’re pretty sure she’ll love it! But if you want to make her day really special, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher ASAP and pick up some of our amazing Mother’s day gifts, now!

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  • Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: March

    Greenfinger's Guide To Growing: March

    Greenfinger here, with more hints and tips to get your garden growing! This month we’re looking at what to sow and plant in… you guessed it, March! So get your gardening gloves at the ready and your trowel in hand, and take a look at the latest installment of Greenfinger’s guide to growing in…March!

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    Flowers

    There’s no better way to add a splash of colour to your garden than with loads of gorgeous flowers! With so many captivating colours to choose from and all the weird and wonderful varieties to enjoy, who wouldn’t get excited about growing season? While all flowers have their own kind of beauty to offer the world, it can be really easy to feel overwhelmed with all the options when it comes to your own garden. But worry not, as old Greenfinger is here to help with all your gardening woes!

    As we get further into the year, the nights will get shorter, the days will get longer and the weather will get (a little bit) warmer - with all this comes way more flowers to showcase in your garden! If you’re a fan of all things weird, wonderful, and utterly exotic, then I suggest sowing some of these spectacular Passion flower seeds! Incredibly unusual but effortlessly beautiful, these stunning flowers are ideal if you’re looking to make a real statement in your garden!

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    Passion flower

    But if you’re after something a bit more elegant, then the Himalayan poppy might be bit more your style. With its simply gorgeous deep blue shade and delicate floaty petals, it’s near impossible not to fall in love with this extraordinary poppy.

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    Himalayan Poppy

    And for those of you who are fans of more traditional floral beauties, March is also a great time to sow “Night Scented” Stock flowers! Dainty, elegant and oozing with beauty, these little lovelies are guaranteed to be a welcomed addition to any garden!

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    Night Scented Stock flower

    And let’s not forget the beautiful Busy Lizzie flowers! Bring a pretty pop of colour to your lawn with these adorable little blossoms, that're sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! But if you just can’t wait to get your hands on some of these seeds, then you’re in luck as we just so happen to have some Busy Lizzie planter sets in stock across all of our stores!

     

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    But if you’re wanting something a bit more bold and bright, then the Begonia could be more up your street. Eye-catching and bursting with colour, these beauties are great for adding a summery feel to your garden, regardless of whether the sun has come out to play! And if you want to grab some right away, then lucky you as we have loads of Double Begonia barrel planter sets available in store now!

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    Begonia flowers

    And last but definitely not least we have everyone’s favourite flower – the Geranium! Fabulous, fresh and incredibly elegant, these gorgeous flowers will fill you and your garden with joy – so it's a good job that we have loads of beautiful Geranium handbag planting sets in all our stores right at this very moment!

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    Geranium flower

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    Vegetables

    I may be bias but my favourite part of gardening is without question, growing my very own edible produce. There’s nothing better than sitting down to dinner and tucking into something you grew yourself – that my friends, is the definition of satisfaction. So why not try your hand at it too?

    March is the ideal time to start sowing all you favourite veggies like broccoli, carrots and cabbage, but what about the slightly less common garden veg?

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    Jerusalem Artichoke and Asparagus

    This time of year is great for sowing things like aubergines, asparagus and even Jerusalem artichokes, which are not only great for varying the produce in your garden, but also add a bit more  diversity to your diet too – win!

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    Fruit

    Try your hand at growing your main course and your dessert this month! While we all know that good, healthy adults are supposed to eat 5 hearty portions of fruit and vegetables each day – we hardly ever do. But we might be more inclined to do so if we grew our favourite foods in the convenience of our own backyards!

    This month, sow some juicy Alpine strawberries along with some yummy cranberries, and pop them in a homemade pie! But if you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous, why not try your hand at growing some mouth-watering cantaloupe melons, or even some delicious lingonberries!

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    Aprons at the ready, because it’s that time again folks!

    This month’s featured recipe just had to be some delicious, home-made lingonberry jam! Packed full of flavour and a cupboard essential, this lingonberry jam is a fantastic way of making the best use of your garden produce – and making yourself a tasty treat while you’re at it!

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    So if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug and want to try your hand at horticulture, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher and pick up some supplies today!

  • SNEAK PEEK: Cute New Curtains!

    SNEAK PEEK: Cute New Curtains!

    With a brand new year, comes a brand new reason to give your home a much needed re-vamp!

    While we all want to completely overhaul our houses from time to time, in nearly every case that’s just not practical - but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few welcome changes now and again, does it?

    If you’re looking for a great way to get a change of scenery, you could always choose yourself a brand new wallpaper, or trade in your shabby old sofa for a shiny new one . But if the purse strings won’t stretch quite that far and you’re in search of something a little more subtle, then look no further than Poundstretcher’s gorgeous, great value curtains!

    Are you a sucker for all things super stylish? Then may I suggest our gorgeously glamorous faux silk, collection?

    Available in the magnificent deep mauve colour or delicately beautiful natural tone, these gorgeous curtains can’t help but add a touch of class to any room! Featuring a set of handy eyelet hooks for ease of use, these fabulous curtains enjoy a simply stunning faux silk design that will transform any room from drab to incredibly fab!

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    “But what if they don’t fit my windows?” I hear you cry! Well worry not, as these incredible curtains come in both sizes 90X90 and 66X90 – ensuring that your home will look fantastic no matter if your windows are big or small!

    Priced at a mere £16.99 for the smaller size and just £19.99 for the large, these curtains are an absolute steal, so you’ve got no excuse not to get some!

    So if you want to pick up a pair of perfect curtains, and don’t want to miss out on this amazing deal, then make sure you get down to your local Poundstretcher ASAP to grab some before they’re all gone!

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