Christmas

  • Five Reasons To Buy Poundstretchers' Christmas Bags

    Five Reasons To Buy Poundstretchers' Christmas Bags

    You’ve finished your Christmas shopping and now it’s the tedious task of having to wrap all the presents.

    BUT once they’re wrapped, you need to find somewhere to store them.

    Never fear, Poundstretcher are here to save your Christmas! With our selection of Christmas Bags, you’ll save time and money this year!

    1. Save time this year, instead of wrapping your gifts use our Christmas gift bags! With many designs to choose from at an affordable price you’ll be spoilt for choice! Leave the wrapping nightmare in the past and feel refreshed with your new gift giving way!

    range of fun christmas bags

    1. Our Christmas bags come in all shapes and sizes, so you have plenty of room to fit all your gifts for the family in! We have Christmas bags big enough to fit in the largest of toys to the smallest of gift sets!

    Christmas gift bags

    1. Save the hassle of carrying individual presents around to your friends and family and place them in on our Santa sacks that will make it easier transporting them and is also a fun way of giving presents to your loved ones.
    1. Keep the Christmas Tree clutter free by using our Santa Sacks to keep all the presents altogether. When it comes to Christmas morning, the kids will be able to spot their bag straight away causing less chaos when finding their presents!
    1. Our Santa bags are also a fun way to show that Father Christmas has visited the house, if you plan on hiding the presents until Christmas morning! With different designs to choose from, Santa will be very happy with his little helpers this Christmas!

    Assorted Christmas locations

    Show us how you like to keep your presents on Instagram and @Poundstretcher! You can also let us know on our Facebook and Twitter accounts! Visit our website to view our full range of Christmas goods!  

  • Winter Warmers: Hot Water Bottles, Cosy Toes, Furry Throws

    Winter Warmers: Hot Water Bottles, Cosy Toes, Furry Throws

    As the weather gets colder and winter is fast approaching, it’s time to stock up on those Winter warmers essentials that will help you beat the chill this year!

    Our Hot Water Bottles range is on fire this year! Not Literally.

    For a comfortable and relaxing evening, why not pick up one of our Luxury Fur Hot Water Bottle that is not only stylish and cosy but will provide the warmth you need for those chilly nights.

    Share the love this Christmas and gift your favourite person with our Super Soft Animal Hot Water Bottle that will make the perfect Christmas Present this year! These cute furry Animal Hot Water Bottles come in various designs and will brighten up anyone’s day with their bright and friendly designs!

    three assorted colourful range of Hot Water Bottles

    Keep your tootsies toastie with our range of Cosy Toes Slippers, Snuggle Socks and Cosy Boots! Wear them around the house for added warmth. We have plenty of styles and patterns available so you have a variety to choose from.  Our range also makes great stocking fillers for the whole family to enjoy!

    assorted range of slippers

    For the ultimate cosiness during winter, pick up some of our luxurious super soft furry throws at bargain value prices.

    All you need on a cold Winter’s night is the sofa and one of our blankets and for ultimate comfort, wrap one of our hot water bottles in the throw and use it as a pillow to keep your head warm!

    There’s no better way to spend a cold Saturday night wrapped up warm in bed!

    woman snuggled in bed

    Show us your fantastic Christmas bargains on Instagram, or share your tips on how to beat the cold on Facebook  and Twitter. Don’t forget to check out our website to view our full collection of winter warmers!  

  • 5 Ways To Use Christmas Tinsel

    5 Ways To Use Christmas Tinsel

    With less than 2 months left until Christmas, now is the time to start thinking of how you are going to decorate the house to get into the festive spirit! Plan your way on how to outdo the neighbours and impress your family members with your creative seasonal ideas!

    We all know how expensive Christmas can be, so why not get creative this year! Christmas Tinsel is a great Christmas decoration that can be used anywhere other than the Christmas tree and will transform your home into the ultimate Winter Wonderland!

    The first place where tinsel will look great is the staircase! Stock up on our range of assorted colour Christmas Tinsel and wrap around your staircase for an instant Christmas feel. Mix two different colours to brighten up the banister during the festive period.

    Christmas decorated staircase

    The mantelpiece is one of the key centre pieces in your home, so why not jazz it up with adding a bit of silver tinsel and opt for a longer piece so it trails down to the side creating a beautiful Christmas display right in front of your very eyes. It’s the perfect place for you to add any other Christmas décor and we suggest picking up our glitter reindeer's in either gold, rose gold or silver!

    mantle piece of Christmas Decorations

    The front window is the perfect place to showcase your best Christmas décor. Welcome your guests to a show stopping window display that even then the neighbours will be jealous of! Add one of our Fibre Optic Christmas Tree’s to the display for a warm and inviting glow.

    Christmas decorated window

    Add some glitz to your front door with some tinsel that will make your home inviting to all your guests! Show off your festivity to your neighbour by arranging the tinsel in various shapes that will save you from buying a wreath!

    Front door open to a Christmas decorated living room

    Why not take the Christmas spirit with you in your car and wrap some around your rear view mirror, but be sure not to cover your view though! Spread the Christmas joy everywhere you go!

    Share your Christmas hacks with us on Twitter and Facebook, and show us how you decorate your home on Instagram. Visit our website to view our full range of Christmas decorations!   

  • Picking Out The Perfect Christmas Tree

    Picking Out The Perfect Christmas Tree

    Deciding to buy a new Christmas Tree can be a daunting task but with our guide on picking the perfect tree, it will leave you feeling stress-free and ready to tackle Christmas! Whether you’re looking for a real or fake one or a white or traditional Alpine green tree, Poundstretcher have got it covered for you.

    The first question you should ask yourself before you buy a tree is if you want a real or fake one. Buying a real tree is a huge commitment as you’ll be picking up the fir leaves regularly, plus you will have the hassle of investing in a new one every Christmas.  However, the benefit of having a real Christmas tree is the fragrant fresh aroma that it can bring into the house that will lift the Christmas spirit!

    Our artificial trees look so real that no one will know it is fake! We love our 6ft Luxury Vancouver Pine Christmas Tree that will take centre stage in your home and can be decorated in any way you wish! To create the fresh pine smell, why not grab one of our scented candles? It will have your home smelling like Christmas in no time!

    Christmas fraser tree

    Think about the size!

    Wanting a big grand tree is fine but if you don’t have enough space in your home, you’ll be wasting a lot of money! We suggest looking at what space you have and working with that while making sure you leave room for your tree topper and stand! You want enough space around the tree as well, so you can fit as many presents as you can underneath!

    We have a range of slim trees to short Christmas trees as small as 4ft that can accommodate any space and will leave enough room for presents!

    slim christmas tree

    Poundstretcher have even thought about the little ones or for those who fancy bringing the Christmas spirit in to their dorm or bedroom! We have a 30cm Fibre Optic Tree  that can be put on a side drawer or even displayed in a bedroom or kitchen window!

    POP UP TREES?

    Are you after a stress-free Christmas and want the Christmas tree to just pop up? We can help! Our 5ft Tinsel Pop Up Tree  will create a stylish addition to any room in your home or even your office! With it already being decorated, there is no need for the worry of creating a mess!

    luxury pop up tree

    Share your Christmas tree with us this year on Instagram or why not tell us what tree’s you prefer to buy on Facebook and Twitter. Visit our website to view our full range of Christmas Trees.   

  • Poundstretchers’ Guide To Christmas Tree Decorations

    Poundstretchers’ Guide To Christmas Tree Decorations

    We all know how stressful it is putting up the Christmas tree and deciding how to decorate it. If you’re planning to change your Christmas tree style this year, then our handy guide will help you!

    The first place to start when decorating the tree is getting the lights done!

    With the lights out of the way, it’s time to get to the fun bit! Pick up some of our fabulous 2m Tinsel in an array of colours, wrap it around your tree and you have your starting base!

    assorted colours of tinsel

    The next addition to the tree is the Christmas tree baubles . This is the part where you can never go wrong! We have simple patterns to sleek and elegant baubles that will let you create any theme you like!

    With many designs to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice! We also suggest mix and matching our baubles to create a more vibrant and colourful look on your Christmas tree!

    assorted christmas baubles

    Now it’s time for really getting your Christmas tree into the holiday spirit by picking out Christmas tree decorations! Poundstretcher has a huge range of decorations that will make your Christmas tree the centre piece over the holidays. Go for a traditional look with red baubles and traditional decorations or modernize and grab one of our white Christmas trees and decorate in a Disney’s Frozen style, that Elsa and Ana would swoon over!

    Star Christmas tree decoration

    Lastly, it’s time for the most important decoration: the tree topper!

    The tree topper is the decoration that will get your tree noticed and is the cherry on the top of your Christmas decor! We have Christmas Star Tree Toppers that will shine brightly over your tree or keep it traditional with our Fabric Santa Tree Topper!

    row of tree toppers

    With our guide on decorating your Christmas tree, we are sure that your Christmas tree will be the talk of the town! Share your Christmas tree with us on Instagram, and tell us how you will be decorating your Christmas tree on Twitter and Facebook ! Visit our website to view our full range of festive Christmas decorations! 

  • Poundstretcher’s Top Christmas Candles Picks

    Poundstretcher’s Top Christmas Candles Picks

    Christmas decorations might make the home look festive but its candles that will make your home smell like Christmas! Not only will your home smell amazing but candles also brighten up your home and create that Christmas ambience.

    If you’re ready to light your home into the festive season, then get one of our candles that will keep shining until Santa pops along. From glitter covered Christmas tree candles to cinnamon scented Mason jar candles, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

    We’ve rounded up the best Christmas candles that have got us swooning. Not only can they be used to put around your lovely abode but share the gift of light and give our Christmas candles to a loved one!

    Starting off the countdown, we have our Christmas Speckle Scented Candle in a coloured jar that is available in silver, red and gold. These little jars can be placed anywhere but will also make a perfect addition to your mantelpiece. For only £2.99, they’re a Christmas steal!

    christmas candles

    Next up is our Slogan Glass Jar Candles that give you the inspiration you need in the morning to get motivated! The vintage looking candles create warm and inviting vibes for your home and will look great even outside of the festive period.

    cheap christmas candles

    Mason Jars are still everyone’s favourite this year, and Poundstretcher’s Mason jar candles are definitely the ‘it’ candle this season! Filled with scented candles inside, the Mason jar candles come in three festive colours...Red, green and yellow that will put you straight into the jolly spirit!

    mason jar christmas candles

    The candles that are also a must this Christmas is our wooden animal tea lights that come in a deer, squirrel and owl design that are absolutely adorable! These vintage Christmas candles will add that cute feel to your home for Christmas and will instantly lift up the Christmas spirit.wooden christmas candlesOur top pick of Christmas candles this year has got to be our Glitter Christmas Tree candles! These glitzy candles are perfect for the festive season and will have all your guests complimenting them! They will look lovely placed on a mantle next to our other Christmas decorations.

    glitter christmas tree candles

    Tell us your favourite candles and share with us on Instagram where you have placed yours for Christmas. Don’t forget to tweet us and like us on Facebook!   Visit our website to see our full display of Christmas candles to get your Christmas shine on! 

  • Sneak Peek: Booties, Socks, and Bedding!

    Sneak Peek: Booties, Socks, and Bedding!

    September is here which means it’ll soon be time for pumpkin spiced lattes, wool hats, and scarves!

    Okay, we know it’s still roasting here but it’s never too early to start shopping for some Autumn/Winter bargains!

    So here’s some of our up and coming faves you’re sure to love when they arrive in store soon:

    1. Diaries

    Four Poundstretcher diaries featuring various designs

    Now that the new academic term has begun, you might want to top up your stationery,  start organising study groups and important dates with a diary. After all, trying to juggle work deadlines and your social life can be tricky! We have some cute designs that both students and teachers will love for their new term at university. From pretty in pink butterflies to cute adorable dogs, there’s a diary design for everyone’s tastes! Not only are they stylish, they’re super cheap too with prices starting from 79p!

       2. Snuggle Socks

    Poundstretcher red festive Christmas socks and Winter snuggly snowmen socks

    Perfect for a duvet day when it’s cold and rainy outside, these snuggle socks are set to fly off the shelves this Christmas! Irresistibly snuggly and soft, these fluffy feet warming socks will have you feeling all cosy and Christmassy in no time at all. They make a great stocking filler for loved ones and are brilliant if you’re trying to save on heating bills, so not only are they cheap but they keep you saving at home too!

    1. Bootie Slippers
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    Following on from our fantastic range of socks, these are perfect for when it’s chilly outside and you’re completing your household chores. Our fabulous range of affordable bootie slippers will keep your feet warm while you potter about. From festive jolly red and Scottish tartan to classic understated grey, you can match these to your PJs and even your snuggle socks!

    1. Vinegar/Oil Drizzlers

    Oil and vinegar drizzlers

    Calling all wannabe chefs! Perfect your dishes with the finishing touches with these Oil and Vinegar Drizzlers! A classy piece of tablewear that will make your dinner party worthy enough to star in ‘Come Dine With Me’, they’ll give you a generous helping to add a little flavour to your meal. And from just £1 each, they’re a bargain that is not to be missed!!

    1. Vintage Bed Spread

    Poundstretcher floral retro duvets on two double beds

    If you’re heading off to uni or simply just wanting to spruce up your bedroom, we’ve got some fantastic vintage bed spreads for you! From retro pink and patchwork to duck egg blue with fabulous floral prints, you’ll definitely find the right style for your boudoir. Available in double and king size, starting from £7.99!

    Want to join the bargain hunt? Visit our website to find your nearest store now!

    Check out our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep up to date with exclusive cheap offers and sneak peeks!

  • Top 5 Ways to Stay Snuggly and Warm this Winter

    Stay Snuggly and Warm This Winter

    We all tend to have a love / hate relationship with Winter. I mean, I know I do. We adore the beauty of the snow, the sparkle of the ice and that feeling of satisfaction when we’re cosy and warm at home. That’s not the reason that we find the winter so difficult to handle though, it’s that the cold can be brutal to our body as well as to our finances.

    So as your Poundstretcher fairy godmother this nippy season, I’m here to help you keep warm this winter without breaking the bank. Let’s be honest, Christmas presents have broken your budget enough this month!

     

    Halogen Heater - £16.99

    If you don’t already have one of these lightweight portable delights then you are missing out, trust me. With three different heat settings (400w, 800w and 1200w) and the choice to have the heater spin 70 degrees or stay still, you’ll be able to heat up a whole room in a way that is just right for you and your family.

     

    Thermal Socks – from £2.99 

    If you’re anything like me, then you will suffer from major cold feet. It’s partly down to having bad circulation and partly down to the fact that normal cotton socks just aren’t thick enough to keep my toesies warm. What I find combats this, is investing in some decent thermal socks like the ones linked here. This is because they are insulated so that they trap heat in and their thickness is also a 2.3 in tog rating. Don’t worry, there are a range of colours to suit both men and women!

     

    Mink Throw – from £9.99

    I don’t know about you but I am absolutely crazy for bed throws, and these Mink Throws from Poundstretcher are no exception. What I love about them is that they leave your bed looking sophisticated and luxurious during the day, and then keep you cosy as either a blanket or an extra cover at night. I mean, talk about versatile! Plus if that isn’t enough to sway you, then maybe the fact that the faux fur is soft to the touch and comes in a range of different colours to suit any bedroom setting, will.

     

    Coloroll Electric Under Blanket – from £14.99 

    When it comes to clambering into bed on a night, do you brace yourself for the Arctic chill that comes with it? Yeah? Me too. Believe it or not however, this can all be fixed just ten minutes before you climb into bed with one of these electric blankets. With two heat settings, you can decide how warm you’d like your bed to be before you climb in and snuggle up into it. You’d also be happy to hear that it has overheat protection AND is compatible with single, double and kingsize beds too.

     

    Hot Drinks – from £1.00

    This is probably the most obvious, and the thing most frequently thought about, but drinking hot drinks in winter time really is a great way to stay toasty. At Poundstretcher we have a huge array of hot drinks ranging from tea and coffee to hot chocolate and malt drinks, so unless you don’t like warm drinks in general there’s plenty of options to choose from.

    So whether you've just found out that your heating is on the blink again for the third time this year or you just really want to keep costs low this Christmas, Poundstretcher is definitely the place to shop for all your cheap winter warmers this season.

    -Your Poundstretcher Fairy Godmother AKA Rachel Hailes

  • Poundstretcher Shatterproof Baubles

    Shatterproof Baubles

    With Christmas quickly approaching it can be difficult to keep track of everything you have to do. The tree needs getting out from the loft and putting up, the house needs plenty of decorating and you need to make sure you have time to buy all your presents for your friends and family. Christmas can be hectic, especially decorating the house and the tree, and keeping it that way.

    Between the kids running about the place and the pets pouncing on the Christmas tree decorations it can begin to take its toll on your decorations. Christmas tree baubles are beautiful but fragile, and all too often they can end up smashing or shattering after an accident. Not only can this leave your tree looking bare but can leave a lot of mess which can be difficult to clean up. For baubles that not only look great but that can also survive the wear and tear of a busy household Poundstretcher’s shatterproof baubles are the perfect solution.

    These beautiful baubles come in packs of 12 and are available in a range of colours to suite any colour scheme, there are three different designs in each pack, from glittery to embossed with stars.

    Click here to see the Poundstretcher Christmas leaflet.

    -Blake Horricks

  • Two for £15 on Poundstretcher Toys

    2 For 15

    There are many things that make us beam on Christmas day as parents. The eagerness of our children as they bounce up and down at the end of the bed screaming for us to “WAKE UP!”, the look of pure excitement that adorns their faces as they see their pile of presents and, the absolute best by far, watching our children’s faces light up the entirety of the room as they find (and unwrap) their present from us.

    What our children don’t know is that we have searched high (and low) to find the perfect presents for them this year, which can end up being a more difficult feat than we ever imagined. When it comes to choosing the perfect gifts for our little ones, we tend to find that we may be a little strapped for cash than we’d hoped to have been. I know that you’re nodding with me right now!

    We always want the best for our little ones, but making our budget stretch can sometimes be a difficult task. At Poundstretcher, we guarantee that you won’t find your budget drying up. With our 2 for £15 deal on across all toys in store, you’ll be able to treat your little ones to something extra this year with our cheap toys.

    With a huge range of childrens toys and sets to choose from, you won’t have trouble finding the perfect presents this year. We have everything from gadgets and gizmos, dolls and crafts sets and much, much more.

    So whatever you are looking for toy-wise this Christmas, you’ll be sure to find it in a Poundstretcher store near you.

    Click here to shop the full range of children’s toys available from Poundstretcher.

    -Rachel Hailes

  • Tree Decorations for Under £1.00 this Christmas

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    We all want to have beautiful Christmas tree decorations this time of year, it’s an unsaid ideal. However, we expect that for our Christmas tree’s to look the best, we have to buy the best. I'm here to tell you that at Poundstretcher, this isn't the case. We have some absolutely gorgeous tree (and home) decorations for under a pound that will make your friends jealous and your neighbours even more so.

     

    Glitter Reindeer - £0.99

    Invite Dasher and Dancer into your home this Christmas, with a pair of reindeer decorations. Dusted in glitter and as bright as Rudolph’s nose, the kids will absolutely adore these additions to your Christmas tree.

    Snow Spray - £0.99

    Let it snow this Christmas with this snow spray decoration. Spray all on your tree to see it float like real snow. I guarantee you’ll be living in a winter wonderland.

    Glitter Tree Topper - £0.99

    No Christmas tree would be complete without a tree topper. Glittery and gorgeous, these are a perfect way to finish off your tree whilst adding a bit of glamour in the process.

    Beaded Garland - £0.99

    Approximately 8 metres long, this beaded garland is a sophisticated alternative to your usual tinsel wrap-around. With its simple and elegant Christmas garland design, your tree will adore this just as much as you do.

    Heart Baubles - £0.99

    I <3 these hearts! These decorations are a lovely and, might I say, a girly addition to any Christmas tree. Not to mention that with them coming in packs, you and your other half get to some each on the tree. If that’s not true love, I don’t know what is!

    Presents - £0.99

    Lots of sequins, plenty of ribbon and a whole lotta’ glitter is what makes up these gorgeous present decorations. Cheap Christmas decorations are great, hang these two ornaments off your Christmas tree to add a dash of quirky and a sprinkle of cute.

    Click here to find these decorations and many more!

    -Rachel Hailes

  • 10 Top tips for storing away your Christmas decorations

    The festivities are over and its back to reality, which means one thing - it's time to take on the tedious challenge of taking down your Christmas tree and decorations!

    Storage is a problem for many, especially for delicate Christmas decorations, which is why it is important to look into simple and effective storage solutions that will help your save space and keep items organised and ready for unpacking next year!

    To help, the team here at Poundstretcher have put together 10 tops tips for storing away your Christmas decorations, helping you keep items safe and organised until December 2015 rolls around.....

    Christmas Decorations Poundstretcher

    1. Cartons for small baubles
    Why not use old egg cartons for storing delicate baubles from the Christmas tree. This keeps them safe inside cardboard nests, which you can then pack away in larger boxes, minimizing the chance of any baubles breaking.

    2. Old newspaper for safe wrapping and packing
    Another useful item is old newspaper, which can be used to wrap up each item before placing in larger boxes. This keeps them safer and free from any scratches.

    3. Plastic cups for large baubles
    Plastic cups are ideal for larger decorations and baubles. These can be used to keep items separated and organised. Place newspaper in the opening of the cup to keep the bauble safely secured inside.

    4. Under bed storage boxes
    Storing items under the bed is a great solution solution as is a safe, dry area that is rarely disturbed. Lidded storage boxes will keep decorations safe, dry and dust-free. 32 litre boxes are perfect for keeping smaller items organised and safe under the bed.

    5. Old belts for the tree
    Why not try using old belts to tightly hold together your artificial Christmas trees? This ensures a secure grip and makes the tree easy to store in tight spaces.

    6. Large storage boxes
    If you're looking to store your decorations away in the loft or shed, larger 80 litre boxes are the perfect solution, helping to protect from any moisture and damp that could damage your items.

    7. Shoe boxes for cards
    For those special Christmas cards you received in 2014, shoe boxes are a great way of keeping them packed safely and neatly. Shoe boxes are small enough to be easy to stored away, whilst also being the ideal size for keeping Christmas cards unfolded and organised.

    8. Fold flat storage crates
    Fold flat storage crates are a great way of saving space and protecting your decorations. Made from sturdy plastic, these crates have a capacity of up to 32 litres to hold a huge selection of decorations, and conveniently fold flat when not in use for easy storage.

    9. Save space with tinsel
    Why not try using tinsel to pad out your decorations and protect them from any scratches over the next 12 months.

    10. Old jars for Christmas tree lights
    Old jars such as coffee or sugar jars are the perfect storage solution for Christmas lights. Keep the lights neatly packed away, twirling the cord around as you pack it to ensure easy unpacking next time. Ensuring lights are stored neatly also helps to keep them in good condition for longer, as well as improving safety aswell as saving time untangling next year. If you have numerous different sets of lights, try using labels to clearly state the colours of the lights on each jar.

    Do you have any top tips for safely and effectively storing away your Christmas decorations?
    Share them with us on our Facebook page!

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