• 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!

  • 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!


    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

    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

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