Monthly Archives: March 2022

  • Help your Pet feel at Home: Pet Accessories & Pet Room Décor  

    Pet dogs lying on a bed

    Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own home – including our pets! Here at Poundstretcher’s Pet Hut, we have pet accessories and pet room décor galore to give our furry and feathered friends the best home possible! Whether it’s a dog bed, a cat scratching post, or a bird feeder, we have all the pet supplies you need to make your pet feel at home.  

    Dog Bed for Pampered Pooches  

    When they’re not running around, digging up flower beds, and chasing after squirrels, you’ll find your canine companions constantly snoozing. So, to make them feel as comfy as possible, we recommend this Herringbone Square Pet Bed, a super soft mattress designed to keep your four-legged friends warm and comfortable. It comes in a variety of sizes, meaning it’s also great for cats and other small pets.   

    Pair with a paw print fleece blanket to create an instant cosy spot for your furry family to enjoy. 

    A large square pet bed with grey herringbone pattern

     Cat Scratching Post for Feisty Felines  

    Save your walls and furniture from the wrath of kitty claws with this sturdy Cat Scratching Post. This piece of pet room décor will provide endless hours of scratching entertainment for your feline friend, as well as keeping their claws trimmed and healthy. You can put your scratching post in any area of the home as it doesn’t take up much room!  

    While you’re at it, your troublesome tabby may also enjoy swiping and swatting at a Kitty Swat Cat Toy from our range of Cat Supplies.   

    Scratching post for pet cats

    Bird Feeder for Wild Warblers   

    With spring finally upon us, we welcome the return of the sweet-sounding songbirds as they greet us with their tune each morning. To attract more wild birds to your garden this season, we recommend this Filled Hanging Tray Feeder, the perfect accessory for our beaked buddies to feast on. This feeder can be hung from trees, feeding stations, or bird tables and deter various critters and other unwanted visitors from reaching the food.   

    When the feeder runs out, you can simply refill it with pellets and fat balls from the Bird Supplies section of our store!  

    Hanging feeder tray for bird food

     Dog Bowls for Peckish Pups  

    Have you got a hound who goes crazy for kibble and meaty meals? Well, you’re in luck! Poundstretcher has a wide selection of dog and cat bowls to feed your famished fur babies! Check out our Automatic Pet Bowl Dispenser, a gravity-controlled device to help your pets slow down their eating and moderate food intake. It’s also great for dispensing water! 

    While you’re in the market for some handy pet accessories, we also recommend our Plastic Pet Food Containers, perfect for storing food and treats while also keeping your pet room looking neat!  

    Poundstretcher automatic pet bowl dispenser

    Cat Litter for Messy Moggies  

    A task that no cat owner finds pleasant is changing the cat litter in their kitty’s tray. To avoid foul odours and ensure easy clean-up, we recommend our Patimax Cat Litter, the perfect solution for keeping your home smelling great and your cat’s toilet looking fresh! Not only is it super absorbent, but it’s also dust-free and an excellent soil improver.   

    If cat scat is the least of your worries, we also stock doggy poo bags to ensure your mucky mutt is cleaned-up after too! 

    Dust free non-clumping cat litter

    Bird Seeds for Famished Fowls  

    Keep your birds’ bellies full with this bag of healthy Dawn Chorus Bird Seed, suitable for both domestic and wild birds. Full of nutrients and healthy seeds to keep their feathers flapping with energy, this 1.7kg bag is ideal for attracting all kinds of wild birds to your yard. You’ll be the most popular perching spot in the neighbourhood!  

    Poundstretcher wild bird seed

    Don’t know where to put your bird food? Store your seed in one of our reliable bird feeders or feeding stations which you can find in our Bird Supplies Department.   

      In the mood for some re-‘tail' therapy? If you liked the look of any of these products, you’ll find plenty more on our website, or you can find our pet accessories and décor in-store today! Use our handy Store Finder to help you find your nearest Poundstretcher.   


  • Easter Egg Hunt Games and Baking Ideas to take a Crack at   

    Easter egg hunt basketOn the hunt for some cheap and cheerful Easter activities that you won’t have to shell out for? We’ve got some egg-citing ideas for you to hatch a plan for this Easter with the kids, including our cracking Free Easter Egg Hunt Game and Colouring Competition, available to download here! 

    Download Game

    Easter Egg Hunt At Home Game 

    Get artsy and outdoorsy with Poundstretcher’s Easter Egg Hunt at Home Game! Play it in your garden, at the park, or even in your home! 

    1. Download and print our free colour-in sheet.  
    2. Get your youngsters to decorate the sheet with some colouring pencils and then cut out the Easter egg hunt clues.  
    3. Hide some eggs in the places the clues lead to. You can use our range of chick and rabbit filler eggs to surprise your little ones with some sweet, chocolatey treats!  
    4. Play our Easter egg game by taking turns reading the cards to figure out the clue and hunting down the missing eggs. 
    5. Take a photo of their artwork and/or of the little ones playing the game.  
    6. Finally, upload it to the Poundstretcher Facebook page competition post to be in with a chance of winning £100 in vouchers! 

    Imagine all the chocolate you could buy with that! So, what are you waiting for? Hop to it! 

     Other Easter Activities to take a crack at... 

     After a long day of hunting eggs, you’re probably feeling a bit peckish. Spend your Easter bank holiday baking up some delicious treats, perfect for Easter Sunday tea or a Good Friday snack! Of course, no cake would be complete without these signature Easter cupcake cases and toppers, which include chick and bunny designs that add instant cuteness to your Easter baking.  

     Spread some Hoppy Easter Cheer! 

    To get in the spirit of Easter, go ahead and decorate your home with some festive Easter decorations at Poundstretcher, including our Happy Easter wooden hanging sign, or some Easter gel window stickers to greet your party guests at the door! 

    Have the kids earn their eggs by painting their own Easter sun catcher-decoration, ideal for displaying in the window and letting the spring sunshine rays bounce off them.  

     We have these and many more egg-cellent items online in our Easter section, as well as at your local Poundstretcher. Come fill your basket at your nearest store, using our handy Find a Store tool. 

    Have a very Hoppy Easter! 

  • Mother's Day 2022: 5 Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts   

    Mother's Day

    Want to give your mum something thoughtful this Mother’s Day 2022? It can often be hard finding the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for the wonderful women in our lives, especially on a budget. However, it’s the thought that counts, and here at Poundstretcher, we have a wide selection of extra special Mother’s Day presents to treat your mum to.  

    So, whether it’s an affordable gift set, a personalised token of your love, or a heart-warming Mother’s Day card, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the maternal figure in your life!  

     Afternoon Tea fit for a Queen    

    Tell mum to put her feet up while you flick the kettle on and treat her to a delicious afternoon tea from the comfort of her couch! Using our silver cupcake stand, you can create tier after tier of scrumptious treats, including sandwiches, cakes, and buttery scones with lashings of jam and cream! Of course, don’t forget the tea and coffee, which you can also find in our drinks range.   

    Fancy making your bakes and cakes from scratch? You can find cupcake cases, cake tins, piping bags, and more in our Kitchen Section!   

    Poundstretcher cupcake stand in silver

    Made with love  

    Perfect for little ones who want to give their mum a personalised gift this Mother's Day, our Paint Your Own Jewellery Box is a thoughtful and fun way for the kids to show they care! A gift that will last for years to come, Mum can keep her jewellery safe in an adorable star or butterfly-shaped box, hand-painted by the ones she cherishes most.  

    Mum can never have too much jewellery, so take it one step further by having the youngsters create her a funky beaded bracelet using our Space Beads Mega Set.    

    Stars and butterflies paint your own jewellery box for kids

      Personalised Pamper Hamper    

    Mums work hard every day, whether at home caring for us or at work doing the 9 to 5 grind, she deserves a bit of TLC. So a great gift idea is giving her a pampering experience she won’t forget, complete with a fluffy, extra soft pair of koala bear slippers! On top of that, you can spoil her this Mothering Sunday with gifts of indulgence, such as bath salts, foot treatments, and face masks, all found in our Health & Beauty department!   

     Wrap your gift in a weave mini basket to turn it into a luxury, pamper hamper! 

     I love you a latte!   

    Make her mornings more enjoyable with this easy-to-use, filter Pour-Over Coffee Maker, the perfect gift for caffeine lovers and coffeeholics! Ideal for home or office use, you can serve up her coffee in our Glass & Bamboo Serving Set to make her feel like she’s sipping a hot brew in a fancy café or tea room!  

    If filter coffee isn’t her cup of tea, we do have a range of branded coffee pods, fancy sachets, and tea bags in our Drinks section!  

    Coffee, cake, tea and biscuits tray

     Let Your Love Grow   

    Nothing says “I love you”, quite like a Heart Wooden Basket from our Garden & Outdoor range. Green-thumbed Mums and floral-loving ladies will love this heart-shaped wooden basket, which will make an adorable addition to her house or garden! Fill it with her favourite spring flowers or some yummy fruit and veg, which you can find in our Propagation section.  

    Large heart shaped wooden storage basket

    Why not treat her to a few gardening accessories? Find gloves, watering cans, garden tools, and much more in our Gardening Accessories section!  

     Mother’s Day UK will take place on March 27, 2022. If any of the gifts shown today have inspired you, see more of our products online or check our Store Finder to find your nearest Poundstretcher. 

  • Playful Learning: Cheap Educational Toys for Kids  

    Kid using colouring pencils for playful learning

    When it comes to our kids, playful learning is an excellent way to learn about the world around them whilst also having plenty of fun. Poundstretcher's range of cheap educational toys is just the thing to feed their curious minds and develop their skills while also providing endless hours of entertainment! Educate your child at a great price with our collection of educational toys!  

    Sensory Stimulation for Tactile Tots  

    Want to encourage your child to explore their senses through playful learning? Perhaps they need help to focus their attention or concentrate on tasks? Our range of sensory toys is perfect for little hands to click, push, twist, squeeze, and pop to their heart's content. In stressful situations, our fidget toy bumper pack can help calm little ones while teaching them all about new sounds and textures, developing their fine motor skills, and refocusing their attention.  

    Bumper pack of fidget toys

     Maths Games for Little Masterminds 

     It's never too early to start learning numbers! Get your youngsters counting quicker with this felt number tree counting game, a valuable educational tool for early learners – and more affordable than a calculator! Also available are shape sorters and stacking toys to encourage your tot's hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills!  

    Felt number tree board educational toy

    My First Tool Kit  

    Does your child get excited at the sight of construction? Perhaps they are fascinated by the mechanic working on your car or by the tool belt hanging from your hip? Ideal for any budding young builder or curious carpenter, our tool box toy kit comes complete with various tools, including a wrench, hammer, safety glasses, handsaw, and much more to keep their little hands busy for hours!  

    Essential tool box kit toy for kids

     Explosive Experiment Kits for Junior Scientists

    Our explosive science kit is an educational kit sure to get hearts racing - and it packs a volcanic punch! With this 'rocking' gift, your little geologist will learn all about volcanoes and how dangerous chemical reactions can be. 

    Explosive science kit for kids

    Treats for Budding Biologists

    If a scientific toy appeals to you but volcanoes are a little too explosive, we also have biology themed educational toys. As well as our organs and skeleton foam boards, we have plenty of educational and sensory resources for any biologists in the family who are keen to learn about the human body.   

    Poundstretcher skeleton foam board

    Fashion Designers of the Future

    Does your child have a flair for fashion or an eye for design? Nurture their creativity with our t-shirt tie-dye kit, a cool and quirky gift to begin their journey into the world of fashion! The kit comes in three different colours and includes stencils to help your child create stunning designs. And the best part? Your child gets to wear their creations!   

    Add some funky handmade jewellery to complete the look with our space beads mega set - the ultimate DIY accessory! 

    Unicorn rainbow tie dye tshirt kit for kids

     Do you feel your inner child yearning to explore more of our educational toys and games online? If you like what you see here, you can also check out more products at your local Poundstretcher. Use our handy Store Finder to find your closest shop! 

  • Comfort Food on a Budget: Make your Food Budget go Further  

    A bowl of porridge to illustrate comfort food on a budget

    Missing Mum’s hearty home cooking or longing for some real comfort food? At Poundstretcher, we offer our customers nourishing, top-notch nosh without breaking the food budget! Eat your heart out with our massive range of tasty treats and simple to prepare snacks to make your food budget go further and fulfil those comfort food cravings!  

    Pure indulgence in a mug  

    Melt away the stress of the day with a steaming mug of chocolatey indulgence. Our Milk Chocolate Bomb is the ultimate chocolate lover’s treat, filled with fluffy mini marshmallows to give you a taste experience you won’t forget! Drop it into milk and watch it melt. Then, if you’re feeling peckish, accompany your chocolatey brew with Fox’s milk chocolate cookies. They'll go down a treat!  

    Milk chocolate bomb filled with marshmallows

     Tea time treats   

    Nothing says comfort like a biccy and a brew! So, stick the kettle on and put your feet up with our range of tempting tea time treats. From Tetley tea and shortbread biscuits to Nescafe coffee and Chocolate Coconut Rings, you’ll be the talk of the town with these cupboard classics! Show off your selection on our exclusive Coffee & Cake Tray and impress your guests with your tea time treats on a budget.  

    Coffee, cake, tea and biscuits tray

     Ooey Gooey Ready Meals  

    A firm favourite amongst students and ideal comfort meal for busy people on the go, Batchelor’s Pasta ‘n’ Sauce in Cheese &Broccoli flavour is definitely one for the shopping list. Satisfying in both price and taste, as well as simple to make, you’ll be feeling fuller for longer with this gorgeously ooey-gooey pasta in a delicious cheesy sauce. The best part? It’s ready to eat in 5 minutes!   

    Batchelors Pasta 'n' Sauce Cheese and Broccoli

     Instant Pots of Comfort  

    Breakfast can be the most nourishing meal of the day with Oat So Simple Original flavour porridge. Tuck into a piping bowl of delicious, creamy oats, the perfect brekkie for early risers in need of some morning fuel to sustain them until lunch. Top with some juicy berries, a drizzle of honey, or fruity jam –or for extra indulgence, add a heaped spoonful of hazelnut spread for a dash of chocolatey, nutty goodness.   

    Quaker oats so simple

     Moreish Munchies   

    Buying in bulk or needing some tasty household food for the kids? Add a bit of crunch to your diet with these Snack a Jacks Sour Cream & Chive crisps. A healthier alternative to potato crisps, these crunchy and flavourful rice and corn snacks are the perfect treat to spruce up their school lunches and satisfy late-night comfort food cravings.   

    Sour cream and chive snack and jacks

    All the Trimmings & Lashings    

    A staple amongst most British households, Goldenfry Gravy Granules are the perfect accompaniment for a roast dinner, hearty stew or classic saucy supper. Whether it’s drizzles or lashings of the stuff, pour some mouth-watering, meaty goodness over your meal and feel instant warmth and comfort fill up your senses.      

    Feel that rumbling in your stomach? That’s your tummy telling you to hit up your nearest Poundstretcher! Find all these products and more online and at your local store. Don’t know where your local Poundstretcher is? Check out our Store Finder to find your closest shop. 

  • From the Garden Fence to the Patio: Top Gardening Ideas on a Budget

    Plants to illustrate gardening ideas on a budget

    Scratching your head for ideas on what to do with your garden this spring? It can often be challenging to achieve the garden of your dreams on a limited budget, but here at Poundstretcher, we believe in the beauty of a bargain!

    From the garden fence to the patio, transform your garden with these budget-friendly garden landscaping and DIY décor ideas. You can turn a small outdoor space into an evergreen oasis - without breaking the bank!

    Romantic French-style Garden

    Fancy a romantic, French-inspired garden to make your home feel like a fancy Château? To achieve this effortlessly elegant and shabby chic look, you will need these garden essentials.

    Basil grow set for a French garden style

    To start, you'll need plenty of perfumed foliage in your surroundings, including exotic wildflowers, herbs, and lush plants. Fill a romantic rustic heart wall basket with sweet-smelling iris flowers and begonia to give your garden a pop of colour and accompany them with some fragrant herbs, such as our aromatic Le Jardinier Basil and Parsley grow sets. For more floral ideas, check out our propagation range. Focus this greenery around a charming bistro garden set, and it will feel like you're dining on a terrace in the French countryside or sipping coffee on a trendy street corner in Paris.

    Complete the look with some solar fairy lights dotted around your garden walls and voila! It will feel like you're under the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower.

    Edible Eco Garden

    3 tier greenhouse for the garden

    Calling all green-fingered farmers and keen gardeners! This edible eco-friendly garden design is perfect for homeowners looking to grow their fruit, vegetables and herbs in their backyard. Talk about locally sourced!

    To achieve your delicious dreams of fresh charlotte potatoes for dinner or mouth-watering rhubarb and custard for dessert, you can shop our wide range of propagation, so you can find all sorts of edible produce to plant. Speaking of planting, you’ll be needing plenty of plastic plant pots to grow all your greenery in. While you’re at it, treat yourself to a 3 tier greenhouse to proudly display all the fruits of your labour and your dedication to vegetation!

    Japanese Zen Garden

    Peeled reed screening for a Japanese zen garden look

    Craving some peace in your garden? Escape to the serenity of a natural woodland setting. Zen gardens are visually relaxing, textured gardens that evoke tranquillity and earthiness, perfect for someone who needs some respite.

    To achieve this look, it's best to use natural materials such as wood, stone, and sand for your décor, since you want it to look as minimalistic as possible. It’s a great idea to include items such as peeled reed garden or bamboo screening to line your garden walls to give it a wild forest feeling. Have plenty of green foliage, such as hosta plants, commonly found throughout Japan. Then, place it in a grey ceramic stripe bowl planter to maintain a minimalist aesthetic.

    The classic zen garden style uses sand or gravel to create a simple path in your garden and a tooth rake to create intricate patterns. You'll feel as though you're in the misty mountains of Kyoto, exploring an ancient Buddhist temple or botanical gardens.

    Fairy-tale Woodland Garden

    Lawn edging border roll for a woodland garden idea

    Channel your inner child with a whimsical, fairy-tale landscape to give your outdoor space a magical, woodland feel.

    For an enchanted, reclaimed by nature look, fill your garden with colourful wildflowers, such as freesia and dahlia, and arrange them in a large wood effect tub to create a treasure trove of floral jewels. Line your flower beds and pathways with our lawn edging border rolls for a rustic and woodland look.

    Add toadstool ornaments and ladybird solar lights to your garden as a finishing touch, and pretend that mythical creatures are roaming around your garden at night!

    Ready to give your garden a makeover? If you felt inspired by any of the ideas or products listed in this article, then head on over to your local Poundstretcher. Not sure where your nearest store is? Check out our Store Finder to find your closest shop.

  • Top 10 Gardening Gifts for when you're on the Fence 

    Flower pot to illustrate gardening gifts

    If you’re struggling to find that perfect gift for someone special, why not try gardening gifts? Because there’s no better gift than one that will benefit both your physical and mental health, whether it’s a birthday or just a treat for someone who deserves one.

    The joys of gardening not only extend to growing lots of delicious and nutritious food in your backyard, but it also gets you outside, soaking up the sunshine, getting your muscles moving from light cardio and giving back to the planet. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving!

    So, without further ado, here are Poundstretcher's top 10 ideas for when you’re on the fence!

    1. For green-thumbed gardeners

    A gardener is nothing without their tools! The perfect gift for your green-thumbed friends is this 3 piece gardening set, complete with a pair of hedge shears, a lopper and a pruner. Whether it's a simple bush trim, heavy-duty woodcutting, or general plant maintenance, these quality tools get the job done!

    3 piece gardening set from Poundstretcher

    2. Small garden (or no garden!) gifts

    Many of us don’t have access to a large outdoor space or simply don’t have a garden at all. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a patch of the earth to call your own! Ideal for flat owners with balconies or homes with small gardens, this small trio herb set is an excellent gift for people who want to grow their herbs at home with limited space. This tasty trio, consisting of fragrant parsley, chives and basil, can even be stored on a kitchen windowsill with plenty of sunlight shining through.

    Trio herb set from Poundstretcher

    3. Quirky garden gifts

    If you're having trouble finding a unique gift for your eccentric friends or mates who love novelty knick-knacks, then this grow a pet buddy the dog is barking up the right tree! Simply add water to your dog-shaped terracotta pot and watch as Buddy grows a full coat of basil leaves! Place Buddy on a windowsill with plenty of sunshine or in your garden.

    Poundstretcher Grow a Pet Buddy the Dog

     4. Eco-friendly gifts

    These solar fairy lights are the perfect present for your environmental friends and eco-conscious loved ones to brighten up their day (and garden). There’s no need to waste electricity on these lights as they are powered solely by sunlight, meaning it’s great for the environment and your wallet! So, let them charge in the day and watch them come alight at night!

    Poundstretcher solar fairy lights for the garden

    5.Garden gifts to DIY for

    This diamond trellis makes a handy gift for any family or friends who fancy doing some DIY in their garden. Decorative and practical, this diamond-shaped trellis can be attached to a garden fence, a wall or placed in the ground for climbing plants and vines to wrap themselves around. It can even be painted or stained to match your garden furniture.

    Poundstretcher garden diamond trellis

    6. Gifts for hopeless gardeners

    We all have that friend or relative that is hopeless with plants and forgets to water them regularly. That's why an artificial boxwood tree is the perfect, convenient gift! This realistic-looking plant requires minimal maintenance and won't die if you forget to water it. Use as a garden ornament or home decoration and watch as this faux plant stays green year-round.

    Poundstretcher artificial boxwood tree

    7. Sizzling BBQ gifts

    Ever tried to light a BBQ on a windy day? It can be an absolute nightmare to get a flame going! The windproof turbo flame lighter is the perfect gift for your barbeque lovers, making it easy to light grills, hobs and gas cookers with ease. You can even take it camping with you!

    Poundstretcher windproof turbo flame lighter

    8. Feather friendly gifts

    Calling all animal lovers and birdwatchers! A great gift for both human and friends most fowl is this filled hanging tray feeder. Featuring an easy to install and re-attachable tray and pre-filled bird feeder, you can watch wild birds flock to your garden all day long! Hang it from trees, birdhouses and feeding stations with the confidence that critters and pests won’t be able to steal the grub.

    Poundstretcher filled hanging tray feeder

    9. Little gardeners

    Got a little one who has shown some interest in helping out in the garden? Get the kids involved with this miniature kids 3 piece toolset, the perfect gift to engage them in some messy fun! Whether digging up some holes for bulbs, making mud piles or discovering insects living in the earth, this kit will provide hours of fun and entertainment!

    Poundstretcher kids 3 piece tool set

    10. Gifts for the summer

    Is it too early to be thinking about splashing around in the summer sunshine? We don’t think so! The frog splash pad is the ideal family-friendly gift for parties, BBQs and hot summer days in the garden.

    Feeling inspired for gifts? If you know some people who would love these gifts, then hop on down to your local Poundstretcher! Check out our Store Finder to find your closest store.

    Poundstretcher garden splash pad

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