Monthly Archives: December 2020

  • Organise and Store More for Less this 2021!

    You can never have too many storage options, right? You can keep the kids’ bedrooms tidy and looking great, not to mention those busy kitchen cupboards; there's always something that needs storing or organising.

    At Poundstretcher, we've got something for everyone with our storage range! From towering sets of drawers to baskets and caddies!

    Below we have just a few products in our amazing range, to see the rest, make sure to check out your local store!

    Bedroom Storage

    This under-bed storage box is an ideal way to pack away all that clutter and create more space in your house. With a hard, clear plastic body you can easily find items you’ve stored away, and the black plastic lid will keep them safe and secure away from dust (and spiders)!


    We also stock these lovely and stylish wire baskets in a trendy rose gold colour (also available in other designs).  They're perfect for storing your bits and pieces, your bathroom lotions, whatever! They're multi-purpose and would look stunning anywhere in your home.

    Living Room Storage

    This stylish crushed velvet storage box (38x38x38cm) is the perfect way to pack away all that clutter and create more space in your house, whether it's your living room, hallway or bedroom!

    General Storage

    We also have our 4 drawer storage tower, which is the perfect way to organise your home or office. With 4 large drawers, it provides a huge amount of storage space to keep your home tidy and organised. Not to mention being able to easily find your stuff, thanks to its clear plastic draws!

    These very large 65-litre storage boxes are the perfect way to pack away all that clutter and create more space in your house. With a hard plastic body and a black plastic lid that will keep your items safe and secure away from dust. Available in a range of colourful options these make a great solution for all around the house.

    And there we have it, just a small sample of the type of storage you can expect to find in your local Poundstretcher! Don't know where that is? Well then, check out our useful Find a Store for directions, addresses, contact details, and more for your nearest stores!

    Also, be sure to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more bargains and announcements!

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

  • Fun Christmas Ideas for the Whole Family

    Spending quality time with the whole family is one of the many reasons to love Christmas time. Creating memories, enjoying various family activities, and indulging in mouth-watering food are some of the great perks of getting together with the family for Christmas.

    Quality time can be different for each family. For some, it may be a holiday abroad to somewhere warm. Others may enjoy a more traditional Christmas at home. The good news is at Poundstretcher, we have many fun activities, games and accessories that are sure to make this Christmas one to remember.

    So, if you are in need of some inspiration for fun Christmas ideas and activities for the whole family to take part in this year, carry on reading.


    Decorating the House and Christmas Tree

    It’s not officially Christmas until the Christmas tree and decorations are in place, right?

    Decorating the home and putting the Christmas tree in place is a fun experience for the whole family to take part in. There is no better way to get everyone in the festive spirit than sprucing up the house with Christmas decorations and spreading the festive joy.

    At Poundstretcher, you can expect to find a large variety of Christmas decorations. So, whether it’s a new addition to give the trusty old Christmas tree a refreshed look or something to remind you it’s Christmas time in every room you go to, head over to your local store to get decorating!

    You will also find a range of outdoor light-up Christmas decorations. Spread that festive joy from inside the house to the whole street with our amazing outdoor Christmas lighting.


    Movie & Game Nights with the Family

    Another family favourite during the holiday season are movie and game nights. Whether that’s getting cosied up on the sofa with one of our luxury blankets and watching a Christmas classic for the 5th time, or getting out the board games and putting something on the line to bring out the competitive spirit in everyone, movie and game nights are always fun.

    You can make it extra fun by repeating this throughout the holiday season and letting one family member choose the game to play or movie to watch each night. Just be sure to head over to your local Poundstretcher beforehand to ensure you have enough popcorn to go around.


    Baking Christmas Cookies

    What better way to enjoy the Christmas season than indulging in some delicious homemade cookies?

    A fantastic way to get the children involved is baking and decorating your very own Christmas cookies. Cookies make for wonderful gifts for family, friends and even teachers. The process of baking them together with your kids also makes for some great moments and memories.

    If this is something you want to try out this Christmas, at Poundstretcher we stock all the essentials you will need. These include baking trays and paper, piping bags, baking cases and much more, so be sure to check out our full cookware collection.


    Family Secret Santa

    When you think of fun Christmas activities, who can forget about the classic family secret Santa? The joy of opening gifts and the arguments when one family member clearly spends nowhere near the agreed budget are all great memories that last for a long time.

    Regardless of how small the budgets may be for your secret Santa this year, with Poundstretcher you can find amazing gifts to suit all budgets.


    Craft Day With the Kids

    An additional way to get the kids more active during Christmas, and to get their creative juices flowing, is having an arts and crafts day. Making Christmas crafts with the help of the little ones make for meaningful and personal holiday decor that you can use anywhere in your home and are also perfect for gifting to loved ones. They are also a wonderful thing to make an annual tradition.

    Regardless of the outcome of your arts and crafts attempts, the most important aspect will be the time spent together with the family and witnessing the creativity of the kids and their ideas coming to fruition. So be sure to view our stationery and arts & crafts collection to get an idea of what you will need for your craft day.


    The oven mitts Christmas challenge

    And lastly on our list of fun Christmas ideas for the whole family to take part in is the oven mitts Christmas challenge. For this all you will need:

    • A pair of oven mitts
    • A Santa hat
    • Two dice
    • A well-wrapped present

    The way the game works is by having the whole family sit around the dining table. One member of the family starts by wearing the oven mitts and Santa hat and attempts to open the present, which is harder than it sounds wearing oven mitts, while the person to their right rolls the two dice continuously until they get a double of any number. When they do, the oven mitts and Santa hat is passed to them and they begin attempting to open the present while the person to their right rolls the dice. This then continues until the gift has been unwrapped by the lucky family member who then gets to keep the gift. This can be repeated with multiple gifts and is great fun.


    Kick-off the Christmas Season the Right Way at Poundstretcher

    If all these fun Christmas ideas have got you in the festive mood, then be sure to plan your next trip to a local Poundstretcher to pick up all the amazing items we have available that you will need.

    You can easily find your local store using our find a store tool today.

  • How to Make your Christmas Shopping Easier this Year

    The need to find bargain Christmas gifts is becoming an increasing part of most people's seasonal experience, and it's not an easy one.

    It can cause many people far more stress than is really necessary. And of course, nobody wants to be stressed at a time of year which is supposed to be focused on the relationships between friends and family.

    Fortunately for you, we at Poundstretcher have a wide range of affordable Christmas presents. Within our selection, you are sure to find one that is perfect for any friend or family member. Read on to learn more about some of our recommended products.


    Gifts for Men

    7 Days of the Week Men's Boxers

    Poundstretcher has a wide range of affordable and comfortable men’s clothing that won’t leave a big hole in your pocket. One of our favourite men’s clothing products is our 7 Days of the Week Men's Boxers.

    Fun and colourful, these boxers are comfortable, quirky and will add some colour to any man's underwear drawer! Purchase a pair for that special someone for Christmas this year at Poundstretcher.


    Eau De Toilette for Men Spray

    At Poundstretcher, we have a great selection of men’s toiletries that allow our customers to feel their best day in, day out. Our Eau De Toilette for Men Spray selection is composed of six delightfully aromatic scents for men which can make a perfect gift.

    Each bottle contains 75ml of wonderful fragrance that will surely turn heads. Pop down to your local Poundstretcher to purchase one now while stocks last.


    Gifts for Women

    Ladies Animal Cosy Toes

    With items suitable for both the summer and winter seasons, you will be spoilt for choice with our range of women’s clothing at Poundstretcher! We recommend the Ladies Animal Cosy Toes as an amazing gift that would be greatly appreciated.

    With super soft material and stunning designs, this pair of slippers will ensure comfort and warmth in chilly weather during the winter season, as well as beautiful style!


    Prosecco Bubble Bath, £3.99

    At Poundstretcher, we have put together a brilliant selection of women’s toiletries at excellent low prices. Our Prosecco Bubble Bath is the perfect gift to help someone stay comfortable during the freezing winter months.

    Give someone the gift of a lovely, relaxing, carefree soak and savour a festive fragrance to its fullest, only at Poundstretcher.


    Gifts for Children

    Fidget Pops

    From toys aimed at pre-school kids to toys targeted at older children, you can find everything you need to keep the youngsters entertained at Poundstretcher. With Fidget Pops, all you have to do is press the bubbles down so they make a slight popping sound, then flip it over and start again!

    It’s long-lasting, soft and bendable and acts as a great stress relief for children! Purchase one from your local Poundstretcher today.


    Magnetic Fish/Duck Game

    Cheap toys for kids which are of a high quality encompass a broad array of categories and are ideal for younger children as they develop and grow. The Magnetic Fish/Duck Game includes 4 plastic fish/ducks along with a fishing rod. The aim is to capture the fish/ducks with the rod.

    This toy helps improve coordination and concentration techniques while keeping little ones entertained for hours. Head down to your local Poundstretcher to purchase one while stocks last.


    Christmas Stocking Fillers

    Full Body Hot Water Bottle

    Along with buying those main Christmas gifts, you may also be looking around for something to fill Christmas stockings with. Look no further, as nothing beats a lovely hot water bottle, especially one that is 76cm long!

    It's the ideal way to keep warm during those long cold winter nights, and they make for a fantastic gift!


    Sticky Toffee Pudding Jar Candle

    If you are stuck for ideas on how to fill up those stockings or getting that perfect Secret Santa gift, then your prayers have been answered. Perfect as a gift, this 3oz jar candle has a gorgeous smell that brings an inviting atmosphere to any home.

    Not only does it smell great, but it also looks great with its gorgeous mini design that would look amazing in any living room, bedroom or bathroom. Purchase one for that special someone for Christmas this year only at Poundstretcher.


    Shop at Poundstretcher this Christmas

    We hope you have found some Christmas shopping inspiration in this blog!

    You can find your local store using our Find a Store tool. And if you have any questions, get in touch with the Poundstretcher team.

  • How to Transform your Home into a Winter Wonderland

    When the Christmas season arrives, it’s safe to say that there can be a magical feeling in the air.

    Inside our homes, it is possible to add to this sensation with some brilliant decorations and Christmas additions.

    So if you are looking to transform your home into a winter wonderland this year, there are a few things you add in order to get that magic touch.

    At Poundstretcher, we have a host of options for our customers come Christmas time. In our latest blog, we have come up with a few ideas to offer you some inspiration. Take a look at our top 5 tips on how to create that Winter wonderland you desire for your home.


    Bring Greenery Indoors

    Perhaps the most iconic Christmas decoration going, the classic Christmas tree is something families up and down the country embrace come the festive season.

    When you think about it though, bringing a tree indoors is something quite different, and sets a style for Christmas decorations generally.

    With this in mind then, why not add some more greenery to your home in that bid to create the Winter wonderland you seek?

    Items such as wreaths and garlands can help create a brilliant festive aesthetic, while mini Christmas trees and other green decorations can help create a consistent, beautiful yuletide feel.


    Use Lighting

    Lights play a very important role in the creation of any kind of atmosphere. At Christmas time and on dark evenings, lights can help create a cosy and comfortable feel within the home.

    Fairy lights are a great idea here, while there are also various Christmas lights that can be added across a home to make that festive feeling felt by the whole family.


    Candles and Beautiful Scents

    A Large Jar Candle with Cinnamon stick scent from PoundstretcherLighting candles is another way to create that all-important atmosphere and really evoke the winter wonderland vibe.

    Candles give off an intriguing aura, while scented candles can help add to this with some exciting aromas being created.

    We have an excellent array of candles and diffusers available which can be a great buy as Christmas approaches.


    Pick the Right Colours


    There are a number of different colour schemes that can be chosen to create that perfect domestic Christmas vibe.

    Classic deep reds and greens are a favourite choice for many people, while alternative options include evocative purple shades, rich yellows or even gentle light blues.

    These colours can lead your decoration direction and contribute to that perfect Christmas feel.


    Sweet Decorations

    A packet of Swizzels Love Heart OriginalsFor anybody who lives with somebody with a sweet tooth, or if you have one yourself, then Christmas is a great opportunity to treat yourself.

    Sweets are great to nibble on, but they can also form part of your Christmas decorations. Bowls of sweets with their glistening wrappers help contribute to that joyful and pleasing Christmas vibe.

    You can find all the sweets you need in the Poundstretcher sweets range.


    Head to Poundstretcher to prepare for Christmas

    With Christmas on its way, now’s the time to start getting things ready so you and your family can enjoy all the joys of the festive season.

    We hope you have found this list of ideas useful and you can find a host of great Christmas products at your local Poundstretcher store.

    To find your local Poundstretcher store, simply use our Find a Store tool. And if you have any questions, just contact the Poundstretcher team.

  • Choosing the Perfect Christmas Toys for your Little Ones

    Christmas time is all about putting the kids first! Perhaps you can remember waiting in suspense for Santa to arrive, only to drift off to sleep before he sneaks down the chimney? Then waking before the crack of dawn to discover what treats he might have brought!

    While we all want to delight our friends, children and family with surprising and thoughtful presents at Christmas time, you needn’t break the bank in the process. At Poundstretcher, we stock a full range of Christmas presents and stocking fillers.

    Soft Toys

    As far as soft toys go, we have some of the latest on-trend products. Squishy Pals are the perfect choice for a child who loves cuddly toys. Their low price means you can treat your child to the full range, so why stop at just one?



    Board and Card Games

    For something to keep the kids quiet after Christmas dinner, why not buy a card or board game? These games are not only fun for children, but a great way to get the whole family involved in an activity that is sure to create some laughter and merriment. From old classics like draughts to new and exciting games like Ryan’s Worlds Card Games, there really is something for everybody in the Poundstretcher range.



    Twisty Petz are cute fruit-themed jewellery, scented with fruit flavours. Their bright and colourful designs are sure to catch the eye of your child in a Christmas stocking. Twisty Petz come in a range of scents, including Watermelon, Orange and Rainbow!


    Crafts and Design

    For creative children, we stock arts and crafts games that are perfect for Christmas. For something which all kids will love, we have the GooZooka range of goo-toys. These include rare varieties of goo, including sparkling goo.

    Also very popular is the Kinetic Sand range of playsets. Ideal for children who just love arts and crafts!


    Get Everything you Need for Christmas at Poundstretcher

    Poundstretcher has an excellent assortment of Christmas products that are sure to be of use to you this year. With a broad selection of different products and ranges, don’t miss out.

    Find a Poundstretcher store near you today and start exploring our full range of Christmas kids toys in-store.

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