• Here's A Whiff Of Our Top 5 Pet Gifts This Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve, the big day is almost upon us. You've dashed around and bought all the gifts for your family and friends, but have you remembered your furry (or feathered) pet too?

    If so, then we have you covered for any last minute Christmas prezzies you need! And if you already are all set and ready to go, surely another gift or two won't hurt as a stocking filler?

    1. Chewy Candy Canes With Chicken

    Let's start with a really festive treat! If you're looking for the perfect way to treat your pooch this festive season, why not go for chicken candy canes!! These chewy candy cane treats that are absolutely full of tasty chicken flavour that your canine friends will LOVE!

    2. Chocolate Orange Minis Pet Treats

    Surely it's not just humans that can enjoy the satisfyingly festive taste that is chocolate orange? Why not share the love this Christmas and give your four-legged friend these ideal chocolate orange mini treats!  Completely safe for pets, these will be devoured in no time!


    3. Christmas Cat Stocking

    What a purr-fect way to include your kitty in the Christmas spirit! This Christmas Cat Stocking is a great way to show them Santa hasn't forgotten them this year! Complete with a plastic ball cat toy, catnip biscuits, catnip drops, and yummy milk drops, this is the ultimate gift your little cat will want to get their paws on!


    4. Christmas Dog Stocking

    Include your pooch in the festivities because if there's a cat stocking then surely there is a dog one too, right! Your dog will howl with happiness when they realise Santa has not missed them off the list this year. Hang this Christmas Dog Stocking over the fireplace that contains a rope, Christmas goodies, a pack of bone treats, and some chocolate drops!


    5. Christmas Bird Seed Wreath

    We can't forget the garden birds, can we? Why not brighten up their Christmas with this delicious Bird Seed Christmas Wreath! Containing 100% natural ingredients, this bird feed wreath is a great source of nutrition for wild birds, perfect for keeping their energy levels and spirits up in the colder seasons with a bit of Christmas cheer! Ideal for the rest of the year too.

    And there we have it, folks! Surely we've given you some ideas for what you can treat your delightful pet to this Christmas? Why not come on down to your local Poundstretcher using our handy Store Finder and see what other fantastic bargains we have!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for even more splendid festive ideas. Whilst you're there, why not also share some pictures of your lovely pets decked out in their festive finest!

  • Our Top 10 Last-Minute Christmas Stocking Fillers

    Making sure everything is bought and ready for the 25th December can be a tricky task. To help ensure you have everything you need for the big day, Poundstretcher has a fabulous Christmas collection that can help.

    There are a host of great items here, including Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, and other excellent gift options.

    We also have a strong selection of stocking fillers available, and to help you find some perfect last minute gifts ahead of Christmas, we’ve picked out our top ten stocking fillers to provide you with some inspiration and options.


    1. Bath Fizzer Collection - £3.99

    A great way to unwind in pure indulgence at the end of a long day, these bath fizzers can create that feeling of utter relaxation. At Poundstretcher, we sell sets of four at a great low price, so why not bring some sheer bliss, peace, and joy for your loved ones this Christmas.


    2. Christmas Toffee Apple Shower Gel - 79p

    Continuing the bathroom theme, this adorable penguin-styled shower gel comes with a festive toffee apple scent that makes it the perfect addition to any stocking at Christmas time. We also have raspberry frostingcandy dreams, and frost delight variations too, so there's something for everyone!


    3. Christmas Nail Polish Assortment - £2.49

    Help somebody truly get into the Christmas spirit with a selection of festive, glittery nail polish. These come in colours such as Santa red, holly green, and sugary pink. The perfect stocking filler for anyone of any age!


    4. Chocolate Christmas Santas - £1

    Those with a sweet tooth will love finding some chocolate Santas in their stocking on Christmas morning. Containing 160g of chocolatey joy, these form part of our excellent food and drink offering here at Poundstretcher.


    5. Super Soft Sloth - £2.99

    Know somebody that’s particularly lazy or sleepy? Perhaps this super-cute sloth cuddly toy is perfect for them. Great for big kids and children alike, this is a great option this Christmas. We have a variety of cuddly animal toys, including some adorable llamas!


    6. L.O.L Surprise Dolls - £3.99

    These squishy delights are super soft and provide so much fun for kids. L.O.L Surprise Dolls make a great addition to a stocking this Christmas, and there are five different designs to select. We also have squishy giant dogs, unicorns, and jellyfish on offer. So if it’s cool squidgy gifts you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.


    7. Snuggly socks - £1

    We stock a host of winter essentials at Poundstretcher, but arguably none are more important than a snuggly set of Christmas socks. We have socks with Santa, snowmen, polar bears, reindeer and more available – all of which make great stocking fillers.


    8. Unicorn Tea Light Holders - £3.99

    This gold, ornate, shiny tea light holder shaped like a unicorn is a great addition to any living room, and any Christmas stocking. The candlelight naturally reflects off the shimmering surface to create a beautiful, ambient feel. We also have rose gold and white options available.


    9. Fluffy Hot Water Bottles - £5.99

    Speaking of unicorns, a top-level stocking filler is a lovely fluffy hot water bottle. As well as this unicorn design, we also have penguin, sheep and badger versions available.


    10. Cosy Toes Slippers - £2.49

    And last but not least, how about adding a pair of these festive slippers to a stocking this Christmas? With a cute Santa design, these are sure to bring a smile to somebody’s face. We also have robin versions, reindeer designs and many more, so don’t miss out.

    To take advantage of all these great stocking fillers and more, be sure to find your nearest Poundstretcher store today and start planning your next visit.

    Why not also pop on down to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and check out our competitions and great range of bargains!

  • Grab 2 toys for £20 this Christmas

    Toys, toy, toys; it's Christmas time and we have toys galore here at Poundstretcher! We're sorry Santa, but it looks like you'll be carrying a lot more presents this year with this fantastic 2 for £20 offer on toys this festive season!

    Below are just a few of the cracking toys we have in-store this year, so why not have a look and see if we can't tempt you to buy that one tiny extra toy for your little ones?

    Furry Friend Giant Unicorn

    A classic toy at Christmas! Why not give a cuddly toy a good home with this giant unicorn plush? It's soooo soft and just perfect for cuddling up with on a cold winter night! It really is a true furry friend! If magical creatures aren't your thing, we have dogs, bears, and pandas all waiting for you!


    Family Games Collection

    Games! Everyone loves games, right? It's the ideal way to bring everyone together as a family, whether it's Christmas or not. This family games collection includes loads of classic family games that'll keep your family entertained for hours on end! Including a variety of games such as Monster Mash, Pop and Hop, Twist and Turn, and loads more; the whole family can have non-stop fun!


    14-Piece Deluxe Christmas Train Set

    Want something a little Christmas-y? Well, this 14-piece deluxe Christmas train set features 3 track layouts that the battery operated train can run along, so it's perfect for any little one obsessed with trains! The train carriages feature lights and sounds so it's perfect for adding some Christmas cheer this year! As part of our 2 for £20 range, this toy set is an absolute bargain that'll provide hours of fun!


    X-Shot Excel Reflex 6

    How about something with a little more firepower?! With this exciting X-Shot Excel Reflex 6 set, kids and adults alike can battle against one another to friendly battles! Containing 2 rotating-barrel action guns, 16 foam bullets, and 6 stackable cans, there's everything you need to have an absolute blast this Christmas!

  • Top 5 Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under £5

    Christmas is here! That's right, folks, it's that time of year when you deck the halls, sample all the new seasonal coffees on the high street, and pop down to your local Poundstretcher on your hunt for a Secret Santa gift.

    Yes, Secret Santas; it can be difficult to know what to get someone who you might have barely spoken to before, let alone find something good enough within a budget. That's where we come in with our fantastic range of Christmas gifts! Here we have 5 great gift ideas for your Secret Santa this year, and all of them under £5!


    Tub of Celebrations 650g - £3.99

    You can't go wrong with chocolates (especially if its Celebrations), right? It's that staple safe gift that's perfect for young and old alike. With this mixture of all your favourite brands, be it smooth Galaxy or crispy Maltesers, you can be assured this massive tub of Celebrations chocolates will be a smash hit! Be sure to grab them before they all go!


    Light Up Pegboard - £4.99

    How about something a little jazzier? This contemporary home decoration is the ultimate retro fashion statement. Light up your Secret Santa's life with this light up pegboard, perfect for adding personalised messages on that really stand out! A classic 'No place like home', a friendly reminder to the family, or even a to-do list; the sky's the limit with this quirky gift!


    Super Soft Llama Plush - £2.99

    Maybe your Secret Santa prefers something a little cuter? Well, we have this absolutely adorable super soft llama plush at only £2.99! Those beady eyes, that cosy-looking body, and it's the ideal huggable size to cuddle up with. Coming in pink, brown, white, and cream, we also have a bunch of other cute critters just waiting for you.


    Mini Mason Jar Candle - £1 each

    Why not say 'thank you' to those teachers with a set of these?

    You surely can't go wrong with candles (especially in quaint mini Mason jars)! They're stylish, practical, let off a fantastic scent, and are a steal at £1 each (individuals sold separately)!  With cinnamon, black cherry, mulberry, toasted marshmallow, lemon meringue pie, and coconut all available, you have such a range to pick from. There's something for everyone!

    Ultra Plush Socks & Foot Cream - £2.46

    Or for that Secret Santa who like a bit of a pamper session, why not treat them to something from our footcare range? Socks for Christmas is a cliche, it's true; however, ultra plush socks with some rosewater peony foot cream? Now that's something a bit different! With the weather getting colder and colder, gift your Secret Santa with something warm and cosy this year.

    With our amazing bargain prices, you can even mix and match the above however you wish to create the ultimate Secret Santa gift selection! Why not pop down to your local Poundstretcher today using our Store Finder and have a browse?

    Also, check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for even more festive goodness, competitions, and who knows, you might find even more stellar gift ideas!

  • 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!

  • 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!  

  • Magical Winter Solar Lights Under £10!!

    Magical Winter Solar Lights Under £10!!

    Every year the annual Christmas lights battle begins with your neighbour.

    But you’re already worrying about saving money AND the planet.

    Don’t fret throughout the festive season, Poundstretcher have got your back!

    Our Winter solar lights are perfect for making your garden glow so it looks like you’re walking in a Winter wonderland.

    Plus you don’t have to worry about the electric bill thanks to their built-in solar panel!

    So whatever your Christmas décor theme, you’re sure to find the perfect Winter solar lights to suit your garden!

    Here’s our top Winter solar lights for under £10:

    Get starry eyed

    Outdoor Christmas lights

    Stars are a popular motif at Christmas because of the nativity story which saw the shepherds and wise men following a star to reach the stable of Jesus’ birth.

    It’s a classic image that’s everywhere through the jolly holidays but is also big in home décor, clothing, and more because of its fashion forward design.

    So make your neighbour see the stars up close and personal by bringing them to your front or back garden with our 20 Star String Solar Lights or 8 Metal Star Lights both at just £4.99 each. They’re weather resistant so these stars won’t burn out when the elements attack!

    Classic and subtle Christmas looks

    Christmas fairy lights

    Not everyone wants their home and garden to be so bright that you can see it from outer space of course!

    Sometimes a classic and subtle glow is all you need to make your garden Christmas-ready so Santa knows to stop at your house!

    Trees always look bare at this time of year, our Solar Fairy Lights starting from just £4.99 look lovely when strung around tree branches in Winter time. Try out classic clear or a gorgeous vibrant blue to really brighten up your garden fixtures.

    Just don’t forget to put the panel for these Winter solar lights in a bright patch of the garden!

    For a merry Christmas look, our best-selling 50 Packs Solar Fairy Lights (£3.99) will add a jolly holly vibe to your tree and even look fun, as well as festive draped around window sills outside.

    They’re as red as Santa’s suit yet still have a classy Christmas style to brighten up your back garden.

    Ready to get your garden set for Christmas? Get your bargain Winter solar lights, Christmas decorations, and more from Poundstretcher! Find your local store and start your Christmas shopping savings now!


  • Poundstretcher’s Top Christmas Lights Under £10!

    Poundstretcher’s Top Christmas Lights Under £10!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – especially with these dazzling Christmas lights!

    Whether you’re a seasoned pro at decking the halls with bells and holly or if you just want to make your bedroom a bit festive, Poundstretcher will light up your home with the magic of Christmas with our Top Christmas Lights Under £10!

    That’s not all!

    We’ll be giving you some Christmas Cracker Tips with each of our top picks to show you how versatile these Christmas lights can be and to give you ideas on how to have a very merry Christmas!

    So get that tree up, break out the baubles, and untangle that tinsel because we’re going to make your Christmas bigger and better with our unbeatable savings on Christmas lights!

    1. 50 Large Pine Cone LED Lights £7.99

    Blue Pine Cone Christmas Lights

    Perfect for creating the atmosphere of a Winter wonderland indoors, our 50 Large Pine Cone LED Lights will look fabulously festive on your tree this year. Each LED lightbulb is crafted intricately in to the shape of a pine cone for a nature inspired look that has a surreal twist when pop on the switch. Available in sophisticated blue, icy clear white, and vibrant multi-colour lights!

    Christmas Cracker Tip: Arrange your Pine Cone Christmas lights in a large glass vase or jar to create a lovely living room decoration for Winter time!


    1. 100 Berry Lights Assorted £6.99

    You’ll have a merry berry Christmas with our 100 Berry Lights! Available in white or red, these lush LED lights will make your Christmas tree look decked out in glowing holly berries. With 100 bulbs, these Christmas lights will make your tree’s branches shine bright!

    Christmas Cracker Tip: Plait and weave these red Berry Lights with some white ones to make your very own candy cane themed decoration to go around your bannister!

    1. 20 Battery Operated Heart Lights £9.99


    Heart string Christmas lights

    Okay so these aren’t strictly festive lights but that doesn’t mean you can’t put them on the Christmas tree or wrap them around the banister to warm your heart for the holidays. They’re battery operated and simple to use so

    Christmas Cracker Tip: Make some ginger bread heart cookies, paint with varnish and string them together to make a unique long lasting garland to match your Heart Lights!


    1. 100 Clear Fairy Lights £4.99

    Classic, understated, and elegant, these Christmas lights can be strung on the tree during the festive merriment as well used to create a cosy glow in your home all year round!

    Christmas Cracker Tip: Hang some baubles and clothes pegs to clip photos along the Fairy Lights’ wire to create a unique decoration to represent your home!


    1. Mini Battery Operated Christmas Silhouette £2.99

    Christmas tree silhouette light

    These little cuties would look adorable on the mantle or hanging in the window! With jolly Santa, a delightful deer, a Wintery snowman, an angel, and a north star to choose from, you can really make your home sparkle with these unique Christmas lights.

    Christmas Cracker Tip: Clip one of these nifty lights to the kids’ school bags or bikes so they can glow in the dark Winter evenings on the way home from school!

    1. 144 Twinkle Christmas Lights £8.99

    Be prepared to start that Christmas lights competition with your neighbours. Wow your neighbours as well as house guests this Christmas with these fantastic value 144 Twinkle Christmas Lights. Incredibly these Christmas lights can be used to decorate the outside and inside of your home! Available in multi-colour and clear, these Christmas lights have 8 incredible light sequences so Santa knows which house to stop at on the night before Christmas.

    Christmas Cracker Tip: Why not have a Christmas pot luck party with your neighbours? With some hot chocolate and mulled wine to spread the Christmas cheer, you can try each other’s favourite dishes and have a good festive knees up!


    Want to stock up on Christmas lights, decorations, presents, and all your festive essentials? Find your nearest Poundstretcher on our website and start your Christmas shopping!

  • Christmas Tree Bauble Hacks You Need!

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

    In between fetching the kids’ presents, putting up the Christmas tree, and being knee deep in glitter, the festive season is also perfect for a bit of relaxing arts and crafts.

    Plus it’ll impress your family, friends, and that annoying neighbour who every year manages to look like they live in Santa’s grotto.

    All you need for these 3 crafts is:

    assorted range of baubles

    • BAUBLES. An endless supply of Christmas baubles
    • Some nail art pens in colours of your choice
    • A coat hanger
    • Stick on goggle eyes, and a bit of ribbon.
    • Okay let’s get crafting!

    Ninja Turtle Baubles

    The easiest one of our Christmas tree bauble hacks, you’ll have this sorted quicker than you can say ‘cowabunga dudes’!

    Get a ribbon – preferably the same colours as your favourite ninja turtle’s scarf - and tie it around a green Christmas tree bauble, glue the back under the knot to secure it in place.

    Stick the goggle eyes on the ribbon and voila! You’ve got a ninja turtle Christmas bauble!

    Make your own Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo baubles then go and enjoy some yummy pizza turtle style!

    Bauble Wreath


    Now the piece de resistance!

    This is sure to impress your loved ones and it’s crazily easy!

    You’re going to need a bumper pack of Christmas tree baubles for this hack. Complementary colour schemes are key, our 50 Piece Luxury Decoration Set (£5.99) is multi-tonal so you’ll be able to pick to match your theme.

    Cut your coat hanger and begin threading the baubles on to the hanger, make sure to keep it even so it doesn’t go lop sided when you hang it up.

    Get your left over ribbon to secure the ends of the hanger and to hang – then begin boasting that you’ve made a wonderful Winter wreath.

    Want to get your Christmas tree baubles, garlands, tinsel, and more decorations? Find your local Poundstretcher and let the Christmas countdown begin!

  • Our Merry Trends And Top Christmas Garlands!

    Our Merry Trends And Top Christmas Garlands!

    Tis the season to be jolly so let’s talk about Christmas décor trends and get your home looking merry!

    With our top tips you’ll be able to keep up with the trends while still putting your own spin on your Christmas decorations at home.

    Pick a colour – even if it’s not traditional.

    Christmas doesn’t just have to be red, gold and green to look festive!

    Silver can really bring a Winter wonderland atmosphere in to your home and it means you can mix and match your accessories to include more homemade décor.

    Snow topped fir trees, pine cones the little one has found, and Christmas garlands with a natural looking branch style - like our 20 LED Battery Operated Berry Garland in silver- will stop the room appearing too cold with its contrasting silver berries and warm glowing lights.

    For a bit of extra oomph, spray paint the pine cones collected by the kids a nice silver colour and arrange them around your Christmas garland on the mantle for a unique snowy scene.

    pine cones and garlands at a dinner table

    Customise your decorations!

    Adding that personal touch to your Christmas theme will separate your home from everyone else’s on the street.

    Taking treasured photographs of friends and family to merge in to your Christmas decorations really brings home the true meaning of Christmas.

    Painting clothes pegs to match your décor and using them to pin your photos on the branches of our 1.5 M LED Pine Berry Garland (£9.99) will make your Christmas accessories truly unique. Go the full festive route by using photos from the previous Christmas celebrations so everyone will be wearing Santa hats and pulling crackers in the pics!

    Christmas lantern with pine cones and berries

    Have a stunning centre piece!

    A gorgeous centre piece on your dinner table or coffee table can really make your decorations pop!

    You can really get arty and crafty with this bit, all you need is a clear glass vase, 2 wine glasses, beaded Christmas garlands, and nature inspired objects like pine cones, conkers, and pulp puree!

    Choose your Christmas garland colour – personally we love keeping with the silver theme but a lovely teal colour would also complement your décor – and start adding it to your vase. You don’t have to be neat about this because next you can add your pine cones on top.

    Take another beaded Christmas garland, cut the string and let the beads half fill your wine glasses then add a few conkers on top – arrange in the centre of the table and use any left-over pine cones and conkers for bowls or vases around the house. Not only does this make a great Christmas theme, it can also be used in Autumn too!

    Are you ready Christmas? Start getting those stocking fillers, Christmas garlands, decorations, and more from Poundstretcher! Find your local store and start your festive bargain hunt now!

  • Wrapping 101: Christmas Bows, Paper, And Lots Of Tape!

    Wrapping 101: Christmas Bows, Paper, And Lots Of Tape!

    There are a rare breed of people who love Christmas wrapping… and then there’s the rest of us. It’s not that we’re lazy or that we just hate Christmas – some of us just can’t work out how to neatly tie a Christmas bow and wrap presents without ripping the paper.

    Bu don’t worry, we found a Santa-sized sack of tips and tricks to make a Wrapping 101 guide fit for both Scrooges and Christmas elves alike!

    Christmas wrapping paper, scissors and ribbons

    1. Use a hard surface. Your paper won’t crease and your corners will be neater.
    2. Make it challenging. Sure they want to rip open their present but make them work for it! Use multiple layers and colours of paper. Cover the present with Christmas bows so they have no chance of feeling the shape and texture through the paper. After all, there should be an element of surprise!
    3. Don’t be afraid to go the non-traditional route. For instance, using fabric to wrap the present and tying lots of elaborate knots at the top not only make a giant pretty Christmas bow, they make it harder for your loved one to even know where to begin opening their gift.
    4. Can’t find your wrapping paper? Draw and paint your own design on a plain cardboard box with a permanent marker for a funny festive gag.
    5. Don’t forget to add tons of confetti and glitter inside the box. Especially if the gift is super small… or if there’s an annoying relative who you know will have to spend weeks getting glitter out of their house.
    6. Pick a wrapping paper theme for each family member or friend. That way you will be organised through the Christmas rush and you can pick their favourite colours for all of the Christmas bows and paper!
    7. Go the extra mile and tie your own Christmas bows with ribbon. Get tons of different colours to make a more elaborate decorative Christmas bow for their present.
    8. Make it personal. Whether it’s printing out all of the embarrassing photos you’ve captured over the years on white paper to wrap their gift with or picking wrapping featuring their favourite TV show as a kid, keep it personal. They’ll be smiling even before they’ve opened their gift!

    An assortment of Christmas gifts

    Start hunting down your Christmas bows and wrapping paper now the countdown has begun! Find your nearest Poundstretcher store and pop in now!

  • Christmas Wreath Hacks For The Holidays!

    There are many things you can do with the humble Christmas Wreath to make it truly unique this Christmas.

    From customising a readymade Christmas wreath to making your own quirky creation for the festive season, make your home stand out on the street with our Christmas wreath hacks for the holidays!

    1. Awreatha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Christmas Wreath - also known as Awreatha Franklin

    Quite possibly the worst pun made from the name of one the greatest singers of all time, show Aretha Franklin a little bit of R-E-S-P-E-C-T with an Awreatha Franklin! This strange, extraordinary, and just plain weird Christmas wreath lit up the internet and became a viral sensation when people in the US began adding Aretha Franklin to their new Christmas wreath. The easiest hack of all, you only need to print pictures of Aretha Franklin’s face and stick them on our gorgeous 30cm Luxury Bauble Wreath (£7.99) for a campy kitsch Christmas wreath!

    1. Pokeball Wreath

    Red bauble with gold stars sat near a santa hat

    Show everyone that you love to catch ‘em all with a Pokeball Christmas wreath! First you need to design your Pokeball baubles though before your wreath takes shape. Get some white or silver Christmas baubles and apply some tape around the centre so you won’t over paint. Use some shiny glittery red nail polish to paint the stop of your Pokeball and leave to dry, then use a permanent marker to draw the black outline of the iconic Pokeball button and seal. Cut your wire coat hanger and arrange in to a semi-circle shape and thread each bauble on to make an even Christmas wreath. Hang with ribbon securely and show your friends and family that they’ve stepped in to the best Pokestop in town!

    1. Festive Family Christmas Wreath

    A lot happens in a year so why not select your favourite snapshots of 2016 and add them to a Christmas wreath for your home? Our 20 Inch Wreath (£6.99) has pretty faux natural flowers, pine cones, and glittering gold that’ll draw attention to your photos. Use hair grips or laundry pegs painted gold to clip them to the wreath to show off your memories throughout the merry festivities!

    Front door open to a Christmas decorated living room

    Ready to deck the halls this Christmas? Get your Christmas wreaths, lights, bags, bows, and more from Poundstretcher at a bargain price! Find your nearest store and start searching for your seasonal essentials!

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