Gift Ideas

  • Top 8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under £4

    With February almost over, the day to honour mothers and mothering figures all across the nation, Mother's Day, will be here! On the 11th of March, you don't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a gift for your loved one. If you are on a budget and want a great bargain this spring, why not show them how much you care with some of our great gift ideas?

    Blue Butterfly Garden Set - £1.99

    Whenever you think of Mother's Day we are certain flowers come to mind, right? If your mother has some green fingers then surely growing her own is much better than simply being presented with a bouquet. That's where this butterfly garden set comes in!

    Containing a gorgeous blue butterfly stake and a shake 'n' rake butterfly seed mixture (containing blue, white, and purple shades), your mother's garden will become a haven for all manner of fluttering butterflies in no time.

     

     

    Indoor Grow Set - Oriental Lily - £3.99

    If an indoor growing kit is more your mother's type of thing then this oriental lily indoor growing kit is just the thing!

    With 3 lily bulbs, compost, and a ceramic planter, this perfect gift contains everything needed to grow your own beautiful lily. You can be sure this kit will produce fragrant dwarf blooms in soft pink shades.

     

    Double Oven Gloves - £3.99

    There's the old saying 'home is where the heart is', but with these 'home is where my Mum is' double oven gloves you'd be able to show her just how you feel about her. Beautifully designed with a traditional quilted floral design, these would make the perfect addition to your mother's home.

     

    Gift Set of 3 Candles - £2.99

    You can never go wrong with candles. They're a fantastic way of setting the mood in a home, letting some beautiful fragrance out, and also they make a suitable decoration. However, what if you cannot choose on just one scent? There's no need to worry about that, as this set of 3 candles comes in Fresh Linen, Strawberries & Cream, and Ocean Breeze!

    Whether they're used all at once throughout different rooms of the home or even used as replacements once one has run its course, it matters not with these unique and luxurious scents that are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

     

    Lila Grace Set of 3 Bath Fizzers - £2.49

    Who doesn't enjoy a good soak? Have your loved one take a fantastic and relaxing bath of pure floral indulgence with these Lila Grace Floral Bath Fizzers! With 3 scented flower-shaped fizzers of pure indulgence, you can be sure that important person in your life enjoys the sheer bliss on more than one occasion.

     

    Lila Grace Triple Hand Cream Set - £2.99

    Since it's still cold outside, why not make a gift out of this Lila Grace Hand Cream Triple Set? Scented with a pleasant floral fragrance, this wonderful trio of hand creams come in three delightful flavours (Parisian Lily, Vanilla Macraon, Peony Plum). Your mother will not only allow their hands to be nice and clean but also silky smooth and moisturised to combat the slowly-fading chilly conditions!

     

    Floral Organiser Notebook - £2.99

    If your mother is the type who loves organisation (or you feel she needs more of it) then this beautiful organiser notebook would make an ideal gift. Featuring a stunning floral design, it contains 4 sections: Addresses, Notes, To Do List, and Planner, so your loved one can stay super organised in style! The notebook also features a handy zip lock pocket for any loose bits and bobs!

    Mum Standing Wooden Plaque - £2.99

    If you wish to come right out and show exactly how you feel about your mother, why not gift her this wonderful wooden 'Mum' plaque? Featuring a cute scattered floral pattern (with a love heart and butterfly for good measure), the words 'If Mothers were flowers I would pick you' will surely make her day.

    There we have our top pick of bargain gift ideas for this Mother's Day! Just make sure you don't forget that the big day is Sunday the 11th of March! Jot it down on your calendar and head on down early to Poundstretcher for incredible bargains. Unsure where your nearest store is? Then just use our handy Store Finder to see directions and opening times of all the stores in your area!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook Twitter for fantastic competitions and more great gift ideas!

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Sweets to Try this Year

    Save the date, it's Valentine's Day in 5 days! There's not long to go at all to grab all those roses, and chocolates, and cards, and all manner of gifts for the one close to your heart.

    Being the last weekend before Valentine's, here's a quick showcase of our top gift ideas for those with a sweet tooth. After all, it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a bit of sweetness to it, right?

     

    CADBURY MILK TRAY - £1

    Starting off with a classic, this much-loved chocolate selection has been around since 1915 and is still going strong today! Definitely a national favourite, Cadbury Milk Tray is the perfect gift or sweet treat to go with a nice movie and a cuddle on the sofa.

    Housing a great selection of delicious Cadbury milk chocolates, you can always count on Cadbury for quality milky taste sensations.

     

    THORNTONS CLASSIC COLLECTION - £2.99

    Why not gift someone a box of delicious indulgence this Valentine's Day with this wonderful Thorntons Classic Collection? Coming from Thorntons, the same company that has been providing the nation with delightful chocolates since 1911, this is a box of mouth-watering, tasty goodness is absolutely perfect.

    Lovingly created to include milk, dark, and white chocolates, this is truly one for any chocolate-lover!

     

    THORNTONS CHOCOLATE CONTINENTAL COLLECTION - £2.99

    With the inclusion of divine truffles and delectable pralines, why not check out this lovely collection of the nation's favourite Thorntons chocolates? The Continental Collection is a great way to show your love to that special someone close to your heart.

    Take a trip through chocolate and experience Alpine praline, Vienesse truffles, Seville caramel, and other delightful wonders that all await in this fantastic journey through taste.

     

    MALTESERS CHOCOLATE BOX - £1

    Another classic; Maltesers are surely the go-to chocolate for gifts of all sorts. So why would Valentine's Day be any different? With a sealable box, this great, delicious, and oh-so-creamy little treat is well-loved, and for good reason.

    Made using Fairtrade chocolate, the unmistakable crunchiness won't disturb you as you relax whilst watching Netflix, all huddled together.  It's great for sharing between lovers (but then again, maybe not?!).

     

    LOVE HEARTS GIFT TUBE - £1

    Though, it's not all about chocolate! Sometimes you need something as deliciously sweet as Swizzels Love Hearts and is a great gift for those who might not want any chocolate this year on Valentine's Day.

    Sometimes words printed on delightfully classic sweets can mean a lot more than anything spoken. So, this gift tube of Love Hearts can become a quirky and adorable present for one close to your heart.

    So, why not go with the traditional gift of chocolate this year? Surely this quick list of wonderful sweet treats has given you something to think about? If you need more ideas for gifts and chocolates, then why not check out our Facebook and Twitter for more great Valentine's Day deals and products!

    Also, be sure to visit our Find-a-Store to see where your nearest Poundstretcher is for all your Valentine's Day needs!

  • Put a Smile on Your Valentine’s Face with These Funny Valentine’s Day Cards

    Put a smile on your Valentine's face this year with Poundstretcher's amazing range of punny Valentine's Day cards! The ability to make someone laugh is one of the most desirable traits there is, so why not show your funny side with these 5 fantastic cards, all for £1 each!

     

    Bee Mine!

    Finished with luxurious red foil, this cute and quirky bee card is perfect for sending to that special someone. Designed with an adorable cartoon bee, this card is great if you want your Valentine to be buzzing with excitement!

     

    Hot Stuff!

    Want a card that's a bit more hot and spicy, and less sappy? Then why not check this hot chilli card? Then why not send the spice of your life a sizzling Valentine's Day message in this cute and quirky card! Featuring a red foil finish and googly eyes, this is the perfect card to spice things up a little!

     

    Nice Melons!

    This cheeky Valentine's Day card is perfect for sending a message to your loved one this year! What could be better than a couple of friendly watermelons? With googly eyes and a red foil finish, this cute, simple card is amazing value for money.

     

    Bananas About You!

    Want to tell your loved one you're "bananas about them'? Then this quirky and cute Valentine's card is the one for you! Featuring a banana design surrounded by love hearts, it's a sweet way to tell the love of your life just how much you care.

     

    Pugs and Kisses!

    Send your Valentine's some pugs & kisses this year with a delightfully adorable card! Featuring a luxurious red foil finish, how can you stare into those canine eyes and not melt? This is ideal for dog-lovers or those who just love all things cute!

    And there we have it, folks! A quick run-down of our cutest and punniest selection of Valentine's Cards! And, if you need some ideas for gifts and chocolates, then why not check out our Facebook and Twitter for more great Valentine's Day deals and products!

    Also, be sure to visit our Find-a-Store to see where your nearest Poundstretcher is for all your Valentine's Day needs!

  • Our Top 5 Romantic Valentine’s Gifts under £5

    Roses are red,

    Violets are blue,

    Poundstretcher's here,

    With gifts for you!

     

    Here at Poundstretcher, we have a range of fantastic Valentine's Day goodies for you to present to your loved one this year. You can make this loved-up time of year something special and fantastic whilst still shopping affordably and on a budget. So, get ready for the 14th of February with our top 5 great gift ideas that fall under £5!

    Mugnificent Mugs - £1 each

    Mugs, especially when bought as a pair like with these his and her mugs, will be something you use often throughout the year without a doubt.

    For tea, coffee, or hot chocolates, a gift such as this would be a constant reminder of the other person and your relationship. Featuring beautiful lovey designs, like with this red hearts mug, sizzling hot stuff statements, and gorgeous/bold fonts, these luxury foil print mugs are sure to go down a treat!

     

    Get Comfy With Cushions - £3.99 each

    What's a home without a few cushions? Make your statement and devotion to one another with these romantic 43cmx43cm (approx) cushions.

    Regardless if you want to say 'be mine' with a scattered heart theme or that you 'love them to the moon and back' with beautiful foil font, you'll be able to proclaim your love with these gifts. They're as soft as they are wonderfully designed.

     

    I <3 You - £1

    Whether you wish to add your own photo of yourself as this year's gift or a shared one of a loving moment, you'll be able to immortalise it on the wall with this heart photo frame!

    With a vintage effect in cream, this frame can be hung with ease on the hessian rope, making it perfect for a living room or bedroom.

     

    Soft & Cuddly - £3 each

    Get your cuddle on with these delightfully adorable plush toys! We have soft toy dogs and bears (in different colours/varieties) that are just waiting to be hugged and shown some love. It's the perfect way to say 'I love you' this Valentine's Day.

    Ho can you say 'no' to their cute adorable faces? They'll sit nicely on the foot of your bed or on a dresser, a furry reminder of the bond you both share.

    Roses Are Red - £1 each

    What's Valentine's Day without a stunning rose? Well, here at Poundstretcher we have the finest artificial roses for you to gift to your sweetheart this year. Nothing says 'I love you' like a single red rose.

    If you also wish to create the perfect Valentine's Day mood, then why not sprinkled some artificial red rose petals around your home? It turns a simple dinner into a romantic getaway!

    Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more great Valentine's Day deals and get in touch with your own romantic ideas! Also, be sure to visit our Find-a-Store to see where your nearest Poundstretcher is for all your Valentine's Day gift, card, and chocolate needs.

  • Bargain Halloween Costumes For All The Family!

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    Looking for a truly 'spook-tacular' Halloween costume to wear this year?

    At Poundstretcher, we have everything you need to transform into a vicious villain; from gruesome face-paints to 'stab-ulous' accessories, as well as our extensive range of 'splen-dead' Halloween costumes in a wide range of sizes.

    Have a SCREAM this Halloween!

    (...and not at the price tags!)

    Toddlers' Halloween Costumes

    At Poundstretcher, we have some adorable Halloween onesies to choose from for your girls and boys!

    There's a goofy spider, spooky skeleton and a cat onesie, all toddler Halloween costumes are only £6.99 EACH!

    So, make sure your little ones are kitted out for trick or treating this Halloween at Poundstretcher!

    Kids' Halloween Costumes

    For your slightly older kids, we have some 'fang-tastic' Halloween costumes for girls and boys!

    If your little Princess wants to trade in her crown for head-ware that's a little more pointy, we have some 'wand-erful' 'good' and 'evil' witch outfits!

    Hero Witch

    As well as witches, we have a spooky skeleton onesie and a charming vampire outfit, complete with a classic bat-winged collar and vintage waistcoat!

    All kids' costumes are only £7.99 EACH!

    Adult Costumes

    And why should the kids have all the fun? Check out our bargain outfits for those of us who are still kids at heart!

    This stylish witch costume is a bargain and great for Halloween parties or if you're taking your little ones trick or treating!

    Grim Reaper

    And if you really take Halloween 'dead' serious, this Grim Reaper costume is simple yet effective!

    In the adult range, you can also pick up a 'Bloody Bride'  costume, complete with a jagged trim and bloody stains or a very suave Dracula costume!

    All our adult Halloween costumes are only £12.99 EACH. Browse the Poundstretcher website to find your favourite!

    Costume Accessories

    No Halloween costume would be complete without authentic accessories! Whatever you decide to dress up as, if you're heading to a party or out trick or treating, make the full transformation with these bargain extras!

    Face Paint, Head-ware and Masks

    With our deluxe costume make-up kits, you get everything you need to transform your face!

    Complete your skeleton costume with this deluxe skull kit! Creepy teeth, face paint and a token skull and cross bones, you can take your halloween costume to the next level and are guaranteed to cause a scare!

    With other fun accessories too from only £1– like this Fangs & Blood Kit– you can become your character for a bargain!

    Check out our collection of face paints, masks and other accessories for your face or hair that will bring your Halloween costume to life!

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    Whatever you're dressing as, make your Halloween costume authentic with a few bargain accessories!

    If you're going as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre murderer, you need  a bloody chainsaw if you want to be taken seriously!

    Only £1.49 EACH!

    We have a huge range of innovative accessories to choose from! From witches' brooms to zombie glasses, wacky wigs to bloody weapons– all for bargain prices!

    Make your Halloween costume 'DEAD' good this year at Poundstretcher!

  • ‘Thank You, Teacher!’ – The Gifts They Want!

    Say 'thank you' with these great gift ideas

    It’s July, and you know what that means? No, I don’t mean Wimbledon; I’m talking about the end of the academic year!

    Soon kids will be flooding the streets, making the most out of a summer that’s claimed to be scorching, whilst some will be jetting away for holidays to explore new lands and gain new experiences. However, before that happens there’s still the little matter of the last couple of weeks before school actually ends.
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    And so, you may be thinking about buying a little something-something to say 'thank you' to that teacher who has worked so hard throughout the year, put in loads of effort, and has truly made a difference?

    Appreciation for teachers, the ones shaping today’s youth into the future working citizens of this country, is one of those end-of-year traditions that, no matter the age group they teach, ends the year on a high note.

    Due to their caring nature, teachers love any present; it’s true. However, there are gifts that can go the extra mile, and it doesn't have to break your budget and can still come straight from the heart. After all, the last thing you want to give them is something they already have a lot of, and, as a consequence, they won’t even use it!

    So, here are a few versatile gift ideas if you’re still scratching your head over what to get. They’re all useful, they’re all affordable, and they’re all here at Poundstretcher!

    C is for ‘Chocolate’, L is for ‘Lots of it’!

    Lots of chocolate to say 'thank you'

    Shall we start with the tastiest and most obvious choice? Chocolate! Sweet, sweet chocolate! Why not just end the year with a touch of sweetness and stick to this safe and delicious option? You’d only find a very small handful of people out there who don’t love such a treat; there’s just so much choice when it comes to the sugary stuff.

    If you’re hunting for something simple and classic, then nothing can trump the crispy aspect of Maltesers or the variety of Quality Street. However, if you’re looking for something that looks a little more special, then we at Poundstretcher have you covered with our Cadbury Milk Tray, a small selection of flavoured Cadbury milk chocolate.
    Say 'thank you' and enjoy the delicious maltesers with their crispy taste

    There’s plenty more where that came from too. We stock a wide range of chocolates, from bars to pouches to eggs (cream eggs to be exact). They all make the perfect snack to feast on in those last few days of after-school marking before that nice, long, well-deserved summer break.

    SATS (Scents A Teacher Smells)

    If chocolate is a no-go, then why not give that special teacher in your life a dash of aromatherapy? No, I don’t mean some fancy spa treatment. Something as simple as a reed diffuser or a candle is more than enough to fill their living space with a fragrance that’ll relax them after a long day.

    Inject some vigour into their home, especially during those long summer days, with some reed diffusers. Coming in lavender, sweet pea, fresh cotton, and French vanilla scents, there’s enough to pick from and a range spanning fresh scents to those sweet-smelling ones.

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

    Also, if reed diffusers aren’t hip enough, then you can always get them a candle IN a Mason jar. Stylish, right? These mini Mason jar candles come in a range of mouth-watering fragrances: cherry, coconut, mulberry, and even marshmallow! The handle makes for easy moving around the home, and the quirky style will fit comfortably in any room. No matter where they go, a relaxing scent can always be there for when they just want to chill.

    However, whilst smelly things are a great gift idea, tread lightly; think long and hard about what fragrance you think the teacher would like, or ask them directly (or be sneaky and have your child ask). Like perfumes and aftershaves, there are many scents out there, and not everyone likes everything.

    Decorating Desks

    Alliteration is great, isn’t it? We learnt it gives colour and a sticking-power in our writing. That’s exactly what these next few ideas will do to your teacher’s desk, be it in the classroom or at home. So, after the edible stuff and the smelly things, here’s some purely aesthetic, handy little things teachers will love.

    Get your teacher's desk looking fantastic with these 'thank you' gifts

    There's one thing that a teacher always needs more of (aside from time), and that's storage. With the mass amount of pens, pencils, toys, books, papers, and inky stamps, there has to be a place to put them all. That's where these practical storage boxes come in!

    Regardless if the teacher in question would prefer pretty butterfliesflowers, or bold geometric shapes, why not allow them to have their things kept safe in a neat and organised way?

    And to top it off? Why not utilise the power of the sun itself with this adorable Solar Flower Buddy (also makes for a useful teaching aid)? Watch it dance side-to-side as it soaks up the sun's rays!

    Art & Design Time

    Nothing says 'thank you' quite like some creatively designed gifts like these

    If you’d rather go the extra mile and instead get your creative juices flowing, then why not think about using a Mason jar and turn it into a fantastic homemade gift? How, you may ask? Simple, take some of our delicious sweets (such as our Maltesers, Skittles, or Squashies) and stuff them inside, creating a more personalised gift than simply handing a standard bag over.

    Don’t want to go in the sweets direction? Then you could always fill it with handwritten messages of praise and admiration. Once the jar is empty, it can then serve another purpose: being a quirky pencil pot to keep on their desk, or to simply keep at home for all their marking stationery.

    Do (Not) Let Me Repeat Myself

    The last idea is a keeper; chocolate – wait, did this already get mentioned? It did? Well, can you blame us for wanting to mention it twice? It really is the staple to give your beloved teacher something edible to munch on when they finally get to put their feet up for the summer.

    Say 'thank you' to your teachers with Poundstretcher

    All in all, no matter what you decide on to say 'thank you', make sure to give the gift search a big A for Effort! Head on down to your local Poundstretcher and find that perfect bargain gift today (remember: only a couple of weeks left)!

  • The HOW TO guide: doing Father's Day on a budget!

    shutterstock_428112886 It’s that time of year again to celebrate that legendary man whose life teachings became fundamental pillar blocks to your general success as a human being!

    The Man who introduced you to The Matrix. The Man whose years of nagging carved you into a professional ‘light-switcher-off’er. The Man who, in the face of blackened skies and torrential rain, would stand by his decision for a family camping trip, insisting that, surely, it’ll ‘brighten up soon’... Yes, it's that time of the year to celebrate the man we all call: 'Dad'.

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    Whilst on Mother’s day a bouquet of daffodils and a card usually suffices, father’s can be slightly trickier creatures to get right in the present department, especially when you’re on a budget! So instead of trudging around shops searching for the flashiest gadget or electronic device to set you back a month’s rent, why not go for something a little less excessive and a little more personal?

    Give your Dad something more personal this Father's Day Giving your Dad something more personal this Father's Day could be just the trick!

    Here’s a couple of ideas HOW TO show your Dad just how much you appreciate him telling you off all those times he caught you opening various objects with your teeth, whilst also being savvy with your pennies!

    Wake him up with a feast!

    According to reliable sources like all reputable cereal companies or anyone’s mum, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, for the majority of the general public, Sunday morning lie-ins are at a superior enjoyment level to most other activities and should be engaged in whenever possible. So, for your dad this year, why not get up an hour earlier, peel your eyes away from your pillows or Xbox screen and make him Breakfast in Bed!

    A Breakfast Banquet A Breakfast Banquet

    But before you panic that your cooking skills are less than acceptable, remember— your dad is not Gordon Ramsey. He is not going to start bashing his fist on the lap tray if the croissants you might have forgotten about in the oven are a little crispier than humanly edible...

    To save disappointment on both parties, however, why not make life easy for yourself?

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    Pancakes are a guaranteed crowd pleaser, so make sure you get a non stick frying pan to flip them about the place easily until perfectly cooked. Or until they end up on the floor…

    And if you want to create something a little more fancy, why not get yourself an egg poacher and go with a show-stopping ‘Eggs Benedict’?

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    Whether he’s a Full English kind of bloke, welcoming any amounts of fried extras, or he’s the sort of man who drenches his muesli in hot water, at Poundstretcher, we’ve got a huge range of kitchen products—from muffin trays to mini frying pans, so you can give your Dad an impressive breakfast he hasn’t had to make himself for less!

    The Mighty Full English The Mighty Full English

    Go on— push the TOAST out!

    Get him off the sofa and into a deck chair!

    The next job on the agenda is to make sure that, under no circumstances, must your dad get involved in his usual weekend jobs this Sunday. No mowing the lawn. No fiddling with the boiler. And absolutely nothing involving him climbing under the family Volvo in his 17 year old, oil-stained Ferrari T-Shirt and a screwdriver…

    Father and Son in the sun Father and Son in the sun

    Father’s Day is about him relaxing and enjoying himself so, after his ‘world-class’ breakfast, why not get a little picnic together, round up the family and head down to the local park or beach and catch some rays?

    Kit yourself out with a picnic blanket, outdoor plates, party drinks bottles, sharing bowls filled with crisps, homemade salad or nuts. And don’t forget a cool box to keep your drinks cool and your sandwiches intact!shutterstock_444547879

    If you’re less about the ‘planning and prep’ side of eating al fresco, why not pick up a couple of disposable BBQs and a bag of assorted meat and veg to get on the grill? The important thing is to get your dad in a comfy chair under the sun with something to keep him occupied, like a Paper or a beer. Then you could probably feed him just about anything!

    Obviously, it’s important not to forget the naughty nibbles for afters! Since here at Poundstretcher we always have an endless supply of amazing confectionary deals­— like boxes of 120g Maltesers and bags of Mars Mini-bites for just £1­— you can satisfy, not only your dad’s sweet-tooth, but the rest of your family’s as well!

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    So, take a break from the tele and make sure you get your family out this Father’s Day!

    And a few added extras, because everyone loves a surprise!

    Obviously if you fancy getting him a few little treats— some Father’s day stocking fillers— then we have some amazing deals on gifts for him too! With our range of Umbro 100ml Eau de Toilette only £1.49, the brand new collection of our Classic and Cavailia branded boxer shorts and the amazing deals on summer socks, you can still surprise him with a few goodies without breaking your budget!

    So, whatever your budget, make sure your Dad feels like a King this Father's Day! Because, let's be honest, that's exactly what he is!shutterstock_395530639

  • Brighten Your Garden With Poundstretcher

    Brighten Your Garden With Poundstretcher

    It’s nearly May and we’ve got a spring in our step and our fingers are turning a lovely shade of green. The days are getting warmer, the nights are getting longer and we’re enjoying sitting out in the evenings – even if we are wrapped up in a fluffy jumper!

    So it’s time to fall in love with your garden or outdoor space again, and no it doesn’t matter how small it is you can still bring it to life with a few well-placed solar lights and garden ornaments. Whether you want to transform your balcony, window boxes or decking into a relaxing haven, here at Poundstretcher we have plenty of ways for you to brighten your garden.

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    If you’re the type of person that can’t keep plants alive, maybe you’ve even killed a cactus in your time (you’re not alone), then our great range of garden accessories, including artificial plants are just the thing for you! Turn your garden into a Mediterranean paradise with our lemon tree or if you're a fan of more exotic climes our artificial orchid is perfect for you.

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    Express your fun side and release your inner child with our adorable array of solar animals, charming windmills and sun catchers. Place them by your front door, in flower pots and flowers beds and watch as the animals come alive at night and the windmills turn in the breeze – the kids are sure to love these fun additions too.

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    Light up garden paths, front doors, pots, borders and more with our collection of solar lights. Whether your tastes are modern and elegant or more outlandish we have lights just for you. From crackle effect round stake lights and bollard style lights to impressive light up flowers and diamonds - all without annoying wires they’re sure to revitalise your outdoor space.

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    Why not create a real feature flower bed full of light up tulips? With their vibrant colours and realistic designs they’re sure to enhance your garden during the day and at night too.

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    For those looking for a more subtle way to light up their garden our super fairy lights are great for hanging in bunches, around trees or along your garden fence to add a touch of sparkle to your garden. They’re easy to install, weather resistant and automatically come on as the natural light starts to fade – perfect! Or how about a light-up topiary ball? With their compact design they're ideal for hanging outside your front door to add a pop of colour and style to your home.

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    So if you’ve been inspired to get out in the garden and transform yours into a relaxing haven then head on down to your local Poundstretcher and grab some supplies today!

  • Get Ready For Easter With Poundstretcher

    Get Ready For Easter With Poundstretcher

    EasterBlog-Choc-RabbitIt’s that time of year again when we gorge on chocolate and stuff ourselves silly with sweet treats, of course it is Easter! So let us here at Poundstretcher help you to celebrate in style with a wonderful array of Easter treats, gifts and confectionery. Whether you’re creating a magical treasure hunt, baking up some tasty delights or treating everyone to an Easter egg we’ve got everything you need to have an egg-cellent day (sorry)!

    Easter Eggs

    From The Simpsons to Me to You we have a whole collection of Easter eggs to suit all tastes, styles and ages. Whether your kids are Frozen fanatics, dedicated to the Elsa and Anna frenzy or they’re more of a young Jedi in training dedicated to the Star Wars sagas we’ve got chocolate and gift sets galore.

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    With a whole variety of gifts including traditional egg and chocolate bars, mugs, sports bottles and more, we have everything to suit your friends, family and budget. We’ve also got a fantastic range of Easter assortments for the big kids in your life! Including Match of the Day goodies for footie lovers, The Simpsons choccies for comedy buffs and Gogglebox mugs for those who love nothing more than watching their favourite TV shows.

    Are you looking for something that’ll keep the little ones entertained for more than 5 minutes? We have a wonderful selection of surprise eggs filled with fun toys, games and sweets that your children will love! With puppy, car, mini toys and many more designs you’re sure to find the perfect surprise egg for your vet in training or wannabe race car driver.

    Treasure Hunts

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    If you feel like going the extra mile this year and making Easter a day to remember then an Easter themed treasure hunt is just what you need. Get the whole family involved from the pets to grandparents with a magical egg hunt around your home or garden. Fill every nook, cranny, flower pot, candle holder or whatever you have lying around with chocolate eggs! Why not use our bags of Walkers Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs to scatter around, or place into little mounds of deliciousness?

    If you don’t want everyone to scoff lots of chocolates before lunch or the kiddies to be hyper all day then you easily create paper eggs of all sizes to stick around your home. Make sure they’re colourful so the little ones can easily spot them amongst the flower beds and your jazzy wallpaper. If you’re not feeling very arts and craftsy then there are always stickers – just make sure they won’t pull off the paint or your favourite wallpaper!

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    Let your little ones know that the Easter bunny has made a special delivery at their house with some paw prints dotted around the floor. Simply sprinkle some flour or sugar in a rabbit paw print shape and watch as your children’s faces light up when they realise that the Easter bunny has been in the night. These prints are a great way to start or finish your own Easter hunt, maybe they’ll lead to a bundle of chocolate eggs or a toy rabbit!

    Easter Baking

    Don’t forget the Creme Eggs, it wouldn’t Easter without these little fondant filled beauties! Whether you love them or hate them there’s no denying that their sweet taste and chocolate shell is irresistible when baked into brownies, cookies or a sponge tray bake. Get the kids involved too, they’ll love weighing out all the ingredients, mixing the batter and of course licking the bowl clean!

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    Crispy cereal cakes and fluffy cupcakes wouldn’t be complete without a cluster of Poppets Mini Eggs on top. With their pastel coloured speckled sugar shells and delectable chocolate centres they’re the perfect finishing touch to your bakes - if you don’t eat them all first that is! Or why not pop them into the centre of your cake mix before your cakes go into the oven? Once baked to a golden brown your cupcakes will have a secret chocolatey centre that the whole family will love.

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    So if you’re ready to celebrate with all things Easter, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher and pick up some egg-tastic treats today!

    Easter - Sunday 16th April

  • The Ultimate Guide To Mother's Day!

    The Ultimate Guide To Mother's Day!

    It’s that time of year again folks! The time when we’ve got to pull out all the stops to show the most important woman in our lives exactly what she means to us. That’s right, it’s Mother’s day!

    Possibly the most important celebratory day in any mamma’s calendar, Mother’s day is definitely NOT a day to be missed. While they spend the entirety of our lives cooking, cleaning and caring for us (and let’s not forget worrying about us!), on top of holding down full time jobs and (much deserved) rich and rewarding social lives  - in return they get back, let’s face it, far less than they deserve. Well this Mother’s day that’s all going to change, thanks to Poundstretcher's ultimate guide to Mother’s day!

    We’ve collated all the best and most beautiful products from the Poundstretcher range, that are sure to knock your mamma’s socks off! No matter if your mum’s a green-fingered gardener or more of a pampered princess, we’re sure to have everything you need to make her day that extra bit special!

    So if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift this year and want to shower your mum with love, then have a gander at our handy guide to Mother’s day to give yourself some much needed inspiration!

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    THE PAMPERED PRINCESS

    If your mum’s all about rest, relaxation and being waited on hand and foot (and why shouldn’t she be?) then you’re in luck as we’ve got loads of amazing products that’ll knock her off her feet, and into a nice comfy chair!

    Why not start the day off by preparing her breakfast in bed! Whether she’s more muesli and yogurt or a full English fan, she deserves to be spoiled on her special day! But no matter what her breakfast preferences are, we’re sure she’d appreciate a nice steaming mug of Kenco Millicano or Carte Noire coffee to go with it!

    Once breakfast is over (and you’ve washed up), continue spoiling your mamma with an unexpected box of yummy chocolates!  Indulge her with a lovingly chosen box of delicious black magic chocolates, or some mouth-watering De-lux chocolate truffles! But if she’s got more of a soft spot for a good old family favourite, then you can always grab one of our huge 600g tubs of Quality Street chocolates – let’s just hope she shares!

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    But the pampering will by no means end there – remember this is her special day! After you’ve taken her out for a full blown girly day of shopping and sweet treats, show her EVEN MORE love with a take away and her favourite film! You can even make it that extra bit special with the help of some of our mini Mason jar scented candles, or pretty geometric atom or metal swirl tea light holders that double up as a cute gift too!

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    THE FAMILY WOMAN

    Here’s one for the mother who’s fanatical about all things family! If your mum lives and breathes her fantastic family, then pick up one of our gorgeous “family” collage picture frames! Available in white or black and featuring 6 landscape 15X10cm and 4 portrait 12.7X17.8cm picture slots, you can fill this frame with loads of beautiful pictures of your family – and show her just how much she’s cherished!  But if you want to be a little more subtle and save a little space, you can always pick up one of our stunning hammered effect copper frames instead! Available in 8X10 or 5X7, these frames are ideal for reminding your mum of an extra special and much loved memory from your past!

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    And if you really want to win the favourite child competition this year, then why not pick up one of our super cute “loving hearts” wall hangers, or our adorable light up love signs! You’re mum’s guaranteed to adore them, and we’re pretty sure you’ll outshine your siblings too!

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    THE GREENFINGERED GARDENER

    If you’re more likely to find your mamma wading through mud rather than relaxing on a massage table, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got loads of great gardening gear for her to enjoy!

    If your mum’s a fan of plating and growing, then why not have a nosy at our great selection of planters and baskets! Spoil your mum with one of our adorable square planting sets that’re available in Allium, Anemone, Crocosmia or Oxalis - or get one of each if she just can’t choose a favourite!

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    And if she’s a fan of growing her own produce, then our amazing mixed herbs growing kit will be right up her street! Containing seeds for 7 different varieties of garden herbs, this kit is both thoughtful and pretty darn practical!

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    And let's not forget about our pretty handbag planting sets – ranging in Geranium, Lavender and Verbanium! Containing bulbs, compost and a cute handbag plant pot, your mum is bound to love this heartfelt gift!

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    But if your mamma’s already got a garden full of pretty plants and is in need of something a little bit different, then may I suggest checking out some of our stunning solar lights? With amazing pieces like our beautiful stained glass solar lanterns, you’re sure to make your mum’s day! Choose from the gorgeous humming bird design or the striking butterfly pattern - or push the boat out and get one of each!  Or if she’s into something a little more contemporary and stylish, then our AH-MAZ-ING metal flower solar stake light is the ideal gift for your number 1 woman!

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    No matter what your mum’s in to or what you choose to do for her this Mother’s day, we’re pretty sure she’ll love it! But if you want to make her day really special, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher ASAP and pick up some of our amazing Mother’s day gifts, now!

    Mother’s day – Sunday 26th March

  • It's Love Your Pet Day!

    It's Love Your Pet Day!

    If you’ve got a four legged furry friend, and you can’t get enough of showing them love, then you’ll be glad to know that on Monday the 20th of February, it just so happens to be love your pet day!

    Mother’s day can move over, father’s day can take a back seat, Valentine’s Day? What’s that? ‘Cause the only day we care about that’s dedicated to celebrating a loved one, is love your pet day!

    Every pet owner knows that the love we have for your animals is rivaled by none. They brighten our worlds, they lighten our lives, they love us unconditionally, and in return we feed them and hope they understand how much they mean to us.

    Sure we sometimes tell them off or shout at them, but we pay for these crimes with that look they give us when we do it.

    While we can never truly explain to them how much they make our lives better, we can shower them with gifts and hope they get the idea! So no matter if you’ve got a dashing doggo, or a cuddly kitty, we’ve got what you need to make Love Your Pet Day one they’ll never forget!

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    Dogs

    What would we do without man’s best friend, ey? With the wag of their tails, and those big love-filled eyes. Not to mention the sheer excitement on their little faces every time they see us/ something shiny/ a squirrel – who couldn’t love dogs? Well if your gifting ideas are clouded by your adoration for your canine pal, then worry not as we’ve got loads of great gifts to choose from in our dog supply section!

    Tasty Treats

    Pamper your pooch with loads of tasty treats on their special day of appreciation! Why not pick up a few bags of Good Boy chewy meaty twisters or some ridiculously tasty Jumbone beef dog treats! Packed full of succulent meat and loaded with vitamins and minerals, you can give your dog a delicious treat AND keep your playful pal happy and healthy!

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    And if you want to push the boat out and really indulge your dog, then we suggest grabbing a bag of our delectable duck sausages! Jam packed with a delicious duck filling, your dog will definitely feel the love thanks to these special (occasional!) treats.

    Toys

    There’s nothing better in this world than seeing how happy you make your dog, and we all know that the best way to do that is with loads of terrific toys!

    Pack way more fun into playtime with your pooch, with some of our great dog toys! Watch them go wild over this crazy rubber pet toy, and make fetch way more fun with this fantastic sounding pet ball! But if you want to take a more tender approach to the day, you can always pick up one of our adorable plush monkeys – after all, they are your baby!

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    Rest and Relaxation

    Thanks to our extensive selection of pet products, the pampering doesn’t have to stop when it’s time to turn in! If you’ve tuckered out your precious pooch after a day full of excitement, then send them off to sleep in one of our luxurious pet beds! Whether you’re a fan of the traditional style plush pet beds, the practical mattress designs, or you’re more into the glamourous contemporary styles, we’re pretty sure we’ll have just what you need to prove your love for your pooch!

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    Cats

    While we all adore a cute little kitty, it’s fair to say that gaining a cat’s affection is significantly harder than getting a dog’s. While our poochy pals will freely throw their love at us, we have to really work to get into a cat’s good books. But thanks to our extensive collection of cat supplies, we’ve made it so much easier to win them over!

    Tasty Treats

    Although your cat doesn’t get quite as excited as dogs do about food, they still love a good treat! Spoil your little darling with some Dreamies cat treats, coming in tasty chicken or scrumptious salmon!

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    While you’re feline friend may not be as hyperactive as your pooch, that doesn’t mean they don’t love to play! We suggest getting over to Poundstretcher to pick up one of our amazing play cubes and cat tunnels, to give them countless hours of fun!

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    And if your cat is crazy about keeping their claws perfectly sharp, why not invest in one of our great scratching posts or cat trees – letting them scratch and claw to their hearts content without the worry of being told off!

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    Rest and Relaxation

    We all know that every cat’s favourite past time is snooze. Whether it’s on the floor in front of the fire, or directly on top on something incredibly important – your cat really isn’t fussy. So why not make them that little bit more comfortable with one of our cute cat igloos? Perfectly plush and soft to the touch, you cat will feel like the royalty it already thinks it is, thanks to its purrfect new bed!

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    And if your feisty friend is a fan of snoozing on your radiator (most likely on top of the clothes you’ve just hung out to dry) then our amazing radiator bed is the perfect purchase for you!  Now your cat can be free to doze off in their favourite place, without the worry of being scolded just for getting comfy!

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    Smaller Animals

    For those of you who’ve got a smaller furry friend, you’ll be happy to know that we also cater to them too! Take a look at our small animal supplies to get few ideas about how to spoil your petite pets, including our range of tasty treats, and bouncy bedding!

    So if you’re ready to celebrate and show your pet some love, get yourself down to your local Poundstretcher or your nearest Pet Hut to pick up some supplies today!

  • 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!

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    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!

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

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