• 5 affordable last minute Christmas gift ideas 2023

    Looking for that perfect Christmas gift but running short on time? We’ve got your back! But worry not, as we have a treasure trove of 5 Affordable Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas that are sure to bring you joy.


    Home Décor Delights: Spruce up someone's space with our array of home décor items. From scented candles and stylish throws to quirky ornaments and cosy cushions, there's something to suit the Christmas theme and add a touch of personality to any room at Poundstretcher


    Gourmet Treats: Who doesn’t love indulging in delicious treats? We have an assortment of gourmet goodies, including luxury chocolates, assorted biscuits, and flavoured teas or coffees. These delectable delights make for thoughtful Christmas presents that satisfy any sweet tooth. Get them soon at your nearest Poundstretcher


    Festive Hampers: Create a personalised Christmas hamper filled with goodies from our shelves. Pick out from your nearest store, some decorative hampers and fill it with an assortment of chocolates, snacks, and pampering items like bath bombs or skincare sets. It’s a thoughtful and customisable gift option.


    Toys and Games: Don't forget the little ones! We have a selection of toys and games that are perfect for youngsters of all ages. From cuddly plush toys to puzzles, board games, and craft kits, there's plenty to keep them entertained this Christmas season.

    Beauty Bundles: Treat someone special to a beauty gift set of skincare, masks, makeup, and pampering products. You could even put them together as a pamper Christmas gift bundle.


    Remember, it's not just about the gift itself but the thought behind it. You can make the most thoughtful choices by considering the recipient’s interests, hobbies, and preferences. The best part is our affordability means you can spread the joy without straining your budget. You can find quality Christmas gifts at pocket-friendly prices, ensuring everyone on your list feels appreciated and loved. This Christmas season, let Poundstretcher be your go-to destination for last-minute gifts that are thoughtful, practical, and guaranteed to bring smiles to your loved ones' faces.


    Happy gifting!

  • Illuminate the Festive Season: Top Tips for Christmas Lighting

    As the festive season approaches, there’s a magic in the air—a sense of joy and wonder that blankets streets and homes alike. At the heart of this enchantment lies the twinkling brilliance of Christmas lights. They transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, adding warmth and cheer to our surroundings. And when it comes to decking the halls with radiant splendour, we’ve got some top tips to make your Christmas lighting experience a dazzling success.

    Plan Your Design
    Before diving into the world of lights, envision the look you desire. Do you prefer a classic, warm white glow or a vibrant, multi-coloured display? Planning your design ahead allows you to select the right lighting options, ensuring they harmonize with your festive vision.

    Choose LED Lights
    Opt for LED lights—they’re energy-efficient, durable, and emit vibrant colours. We offer a variety of LED options, from fairy lights to icicles, providing an array of choices to suit every decorating style. LEDs also last longer, ensuring your investment brings joy for seasons to come. Any Christmas tree would look amazing with these lights wrapped around them! If it's batteries you require to keep the festive lights going, then look no further! However, we also have 100 multi-coloured lights that don't need batteries!

    Measure & Test
    Measure the areas you plan to adorn with lights, ensuring you purchase the right lengths. Before hanging them, test the lights to check for any faulty bulbs or malfunctions. A quick test ensures a smooth decorating process and saves the need for dismantling and starting again.

    Safety First
    Ensure safety when installing lights outdoors. Use outdoor-rated extension cords and firmly secure lights to avoid tripping hazards. We have a range of outdoor-safe options, including weather-resistant lights and reliable accessories to keep your display both dazzling and safe. Our 4-way 2 metre extension cord is here!

    Accentuate Focal Points
    Highlight key features of your home or garden with strategically placed lights. Accentuate architectural elements, trees, or bushes to create focal points. Popular placements in your home include around the window frames, mantelpieces and staircases.

    Consider Timer Options
    Simplify your lighting display with timer lights. Have a look at our options, allowing you to set your lights to come on at dusk and turn off at night without having to worry, saving both time and energy.

    Maintenance & Storage
    After the festive season, properly store your lights to prolong their lifespan. We provide storage solutions to keep your lights organized and tangle-free for effortless setup next year.

    Most importantly, let the joy of the season shine through your beautifully lit decorations. Share the warmth and happiness with friends, family, and neighbours. With our affordable and diverse range of Christmas lights, decorating your home becomes a delightful journey filled with endless possibilities. Illuminate this festive season with style, creativity, and a touch of sparkle. Let the lights tell your story of warmth, joy, and the spirit of Christmas.

  • Dine, Lounge and Relax Together!


    As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors. What better way to enjoy your garden than with our beautiful and comfortable gardening furniture?

    Our gardening furniture is designed to make your outdoor space as comfortable and stylish as your indoor space. We offer a wide range of furniture such as garden chairs, tables, benches, and loungers, all made from high-quality materials that are built to last.

    Not only does our gardening furniture look great, but it's also practical too. Whether you're relaxing with a book, enjoying a drink with friends, or simply soaking up the sun, our furniture will make your outdoor space a relaxing and inviting place to be.

    So why not invest in some gardening furniture today and transform your outdoor space into a beautiful oasis? We have a range of styles and designs to suit any taste and budget, and our friendly team is always on hand to help you find the perfect pieces for your garden.

    Whatever it is you need outside, we're sure we've got it!

    You can find all of these amazing offers at the select stores below! We would suggest you call our customer service line beforehand to check the stock availability just in case!

    Pick up from store only.

    • 14           WEALDSTONE
    • 23           LEYLAND
    • 33           WEST EALING
    • 37           HAWICK
    • 43           ENNISKILLEN
    • 72           KEITH
    • 93           PRESTWICK
    • 95           GIRVAN
    • 102         ABERDEEN
    • 112         CHINGFORD
    • 130         GRANTHAM
    • 137         PONDERS END
    • 139         CROYDON
    • 148         STRATFORD (SD)
    • 154         COLNE
    • 165         BRIGHTON
    • 167         LINCOLN
    • 172         BORDEN
    • 186         ALDERSHOT
    • 211         SOUTHPORT
    • 216         ROCHDALE
    • 226         LONDON ARCHWAY
    • 239         GRIMSBY
    • 244         UXBRIDGE (CAGES)
    • 255         CONSETT
    • 261         WALLINGTON
    • 268         IPSWICH
    • 279         BASILDON
    • 283         COATBRIDGE
    • 289         SKELMERSDALE
    • 293         WARRINGTON
    • 295         GREAT YARMOUTH N
    • 299         BOLTON
    • 304         LOWESTOFT
    • 327         BURNT OAK
    • 328         OLDBURY
    • 329         SHEFFIELD
    • 334         CATFORD  (SD)
    • 345         LEYTON
    • 357         SOUTHEND
    • 361         NEW TELFORD
    • 362         REDDITCH
    • 364         DONCASTER
    • 375         SWINDON
    • 389         LEIGH
    • 390         CRICKLEWOOD
    • 393         OMAGH
    • 506         HAVANT
    • 507         GAINSBOROUGH
    • 524         CLEETHORPES
    • 533         NEATH
    • 536         PONTYPOOL (SD)
    • 547         PONTARDAWE
    • 555         BELFAST CONNESWATER
    • 566         BANBRIDGE
    • 587         REDCAR
    • 590         LARNE
    • 596         UPPER NORWOOD
    • 597         HASTINGS BEXHILL
    • 603         AYLESFORD
    • 611         HODDESDON
    • 629         COSHAM
    • 638         NEWHAVEN
    • 642         WOKINGHAM
    • 652         FORT WILLIAM
    • 653         WORKINGTON
    • 657         NEW KILMARNOCK
    • 660         NEWTOWN
    • 670         SHREWSBURY
    • 675         HULL (CRAVEN PARK)
    • 689         ATHERSLEY
    • 692         BISHOP AUCKLAND
    • 693         WICK
    • 700         WITNEY
    • 715         MANSFIELD
    • 719         KEIGHLEY
    • 720         GLENROTHES
    • 722         GRAVESEND
    • 725         SOUTHPORT
    • 735         DINGWALL
    • 740         WALWORTH
    • 741         WISBECH
    • 748         EASTLEIGH
    • 762         DISS
    • 769         PLYMOUTH
    • 772         CANNOCK
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    • 775         BLACKWOOD
    • 781         CARMARTHEN
    • 782         ROTHERHAM
    • 784         HAVERHILL
    • 787         MIDDLETON
    • 791         HINCKLEY
    • 792         STOWMARKET
    • 798         LLANDRINDOD
    • 816         ELLAND
    • 844         CHATTERIS
    • 854         CARRICKFERGUS
    • 855         BOSTON
    • 858         GREAT YARMOUTH
    • 861         JTF MERTHYR TYDFIL
    • 865         JTF MARGATE
    • 879         SHEERNESS
    • 893         DERRY
    • 899         CHARD


  • Creative choc-free Easter egg alternatives

    Creative choc-free Easter egg alternatives

    Not a huge chocolate fan? Want the kids to eat less sweet stuff? There’s plenty of ways to make Easter an egg-cellent day without chocolate. Look no further than our guide for choc-free Easter egg alternatives to celebrate with this year.


    1) Get crafty

    Easter crafts are so much fun, and they are an excellent way to keep little ones entertained during their half-term break and over the long Easter weekend. Replace chocolate eggs with bundles of craft materials and activities.

    Making Easter cards, gifts and decorations is fun and easy with our Easter colour craft pack. Complete with multiple egg designs and decorations, all you need now is to colour them in!

    Easter colouring craft pack

    Easter Colour Craft Pack


    Our Easter egg suncatcher is the perfect arty activity for little ones this Easter. Complete with paint and a paintbrush, simply paint your egg and hang it to decorate.

    Easter sun catchers

    Paint Your Own Easter Sun-Catcher

    As well as our pre-packed Easter craft packs, there are so many more crafty Easter egg alternatives in-store, from colourful feathers to pastel shaded card.


    2) Bake it ‘till you make it

    If you have a house full of cake lovers, instead of chocolate, why not bake up a sweet treat? Our Easter cake cases and toppers make for the perfect Easter-themed bake! Pre-make them ahead of the day for an easy sweet snack or include them in an Easter hamper to decorate cakes together.

    Easter cake toppers and cases

    Easter Cake Toppers and Cases

    3) Playful decorations

    Who said decorations are just for Christmas? Easter decorations add another element of fun to the day, especially for children. Hide decorative eggs around the house to host a replica egg-hunt or have fun decorating your house together.

    There’s gnome-one like you! Choose from a range of colours to match your style and add a cute Gonk decoration to your home this Easter.

    Easter Gonk


    Easter Gonk


    You’ve heard of baubles on the tree for Christmas, but what about decorative eggs to celebrate Easter? These colourful, glittery eggs are the perfect hanging decoration for Easter Sunday!

    hanging eatser egg decorations

    Easter Hanging Egg Decoration 10 Pack

    4) Ear-risistable headgear

    Add some fun to Easter with a bunny ears headband. Whether you’re dressing up for a themed day at work or as the Easter bunny for the kids, these ears are sure to make your day hopping great, and they are a brilliant gift to give instead of an egg.

    bunny headband

    Easter Bunny Ears Headband

    5) Egg hunt anyone?

    Want to have a traditional Easter Egg hunt but without the chocolate? Our Ronron eggs are a great alternative. Filled with a treat and a toy, these eggs provide hours of fun even after they’re found. Get searching!

    RonRon fun egg

    RonRon Fun Egg

    6) Some-bunny to love

    Our rabbit planter is another perfect chocolate-free gift for Easter. Brighten up any room or accessorise any garden with this artificial plant and rabbit pot.

    grey rabbit pot

    Grey Rabbit Plant Pot


    7) Baskets of fun

    If you’re in need of a personalised Easter gift, look no further than our Luxury Hamper kit. Simply fill it with goodies of your choice for an egg-citing Easter gift.

    oval hamper

    Fill Your Own Hamper - Oval

    If you're looking for something more colourful, we have delightful  hampers for you to fill with Easter treats.

    Fill Your Own Mini Hamper

    mini hamper

    Floral Fill Your Own Hamper


    We hope you enjoy your Easter egg alternatives! Hoppy Easter!

  • Spring garden tips and checklist: when should I prepare my garden?

    Spring garden tips and checklist: when should I prepare my garden?

    It’s time to get your spring garden ready! Experienced home gardener Luke (@man_about_gardening) has joined us to give you his best tips on preparing your garden for spring, including his favourite Poundstretcher products. Read on for his seasonal gardening tips and give @man_about_gardening a follow on Instagram for more gardening content!

    When should I prepare my garden for spring?

    I find March the perfect time to start preparing for spring in the garden. The weather is starting to warm up and there are signs of new life beginning with the Daffodils and Crocuses starting to put on their colourful displays.

    Spring Garden Priorities

    Here are my top tips on what to focus on in the spring garden, alongside the Poundstretcher products I use.


    1. Get the right tools for the job

    Prepare for the garden with Poundstretcher’s great range of garden tools, seeds, compost, seed trays and garden pots. Some products that I have found useful are listed below.



    1. Easy Grip Gloves

    gardening gloves two pack

    2 Pack Easy Gripped Gloves

    2. Green Ribbed Sprayer

    green ribbed sprayer

    Green Ribbed Sprayer

    3. Richmore 70L Premium Compost

    All Purpose Compost

    Richmore 70L Premium Compost


    2. Purchase your favourite seeds and bulbs

    March is the perfect time to start sowing seeds, so pop into your local Poundstretcher to check out their huge range of seeds and summer bulbs. I would personally recommend starting with one of my favourites, Cosmos, as they are so easy to grow and bloom all summer long.

    This time of year is also a great time to start cleaning any outdoor furniture ready for lounging in the garden and enjoying those long summer evenings. I recommend the wooden furniture cleaner from Poundstretcher.

    Wood Furniture Cleaner

    Wooden Garden Furniture Cleaner


    3. Start vital garden maintenance tasks

    Now is also the best time for garden maintenance, with fence painting being a priority. Poundstretcher have a great selection of fence paintbrushes and fence paint available at great value. I personally recommend Ronseal Medium Oak fence paint that gives the perfect background colour for your garden borders. Be sure to check the weather forecast as you will need a few dry days allowing the paint to seal!


    Ronseal One Coat Timbercare

    4. Tidy up your lawn

    Lawn care in the Springtime is essential with the soil temperatures rising and allowing lawn seed to germinate. Pound Stretcher have a huge range of everything you will need for lawn care such as grass seed and lawn feed.

    Lush Lawn

    Lush Lawn

    Here are my top tips for a luscious lawn!

    1. Start with removing any moss, dead lawn areas and thatch by giving the lawn a good rake over
    2. Mow the lawn on a low setting.
    3. Purchase a flexi tub or bucket and mix together on a ratio of 25% multi purpose compost and 75% lawn seed.
    4. Scatter the mixture evenly over the lawn and water well. Ensure that you continue to top up with light watering over any dry periods.
    5. Within 1-2 weeks you should begin to see fresh growth.


    5. Prepare your soil for planting

    Don’t forget that March is also a great time for soil preparation, and there is a huge range of plant feeds available. My personal favourites are chicken manure pellets, blood fish and bone, and liquid seaweed. Simply add to pots and borders ready to give existing and new plants the best start this spring.

    We hope you found Luke’s advice on spring gardening helpful! You can find all his recommended products and more at your local Poundstretcher. Visit our Find a Store page to find your nearest location.

    You can find all the gardening supplies you might need for spring at Poundstretcher.

  • Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Less

    Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Less

    Let us help you spoil mum, no matter what your budget is


    Mother’s Day 2023 is just around the corner! No matter your age, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mum how much she’s loved and appreciated, and you don’t have to break the bank to do so.

    Whether you’re celebrating your mum, step-mum, grandma, or another special mother figure in your life, we’re sure you’ll agree that they deserve the best of everything life can offer. With that in mind, we’ve popped together a list of our favourite budget-conscious Mother’s Day buys that make a lovely change from the classic flowers and chocolates.



    When is Mother’s Day 2023?

    In 2023, Mother’s Day is on Sunday March 19th in the UK.

    It is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent.


    Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

    Mother’s Day is the day that we celebrate mums across the UK for all the wonderful things they do. It is celebrated differently in every family, but the idea is to express the love and respect that you have for your mum. This could be through taking her out for a nice dinner, spoiling her with her favourite presents, or writing a touching note.



    The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Less


    1. Fabulous food hamper

    Don’t stop at a single box of chocs! Show your mum you’ve been paying attention to what she likes by putting together a hamper of all her favourite sweet treats and drinks. Add some colourful tissue paper and wrap up with cellophane and ribbons for a professional touch. These are some treats that would be perfect for a food hamper...

    A luxurious chocolate bomb that creates the perfect hot chocolate in a matter of seconds. Just add warm milk and enjoy.

    milk chocolate bombs

    Milk Chocolate Bomb

    Pick a delicious chocolate selection that can’t be beaten.Fox's milk chocolate biscuit selection

    Fox’s Chocolatey Selection


    A delicious, caramel and chocolate treat, a box of Toffifee makes a tasty gift.


    Package up your hamper perfectly with a handy set that comes with the hamper and everything you need to wrap it up.

    hamper kitFill Your Own Hamper - Oval

    Or if you're looking for something more feminine, how about this lovely floral design hamper? It comes complete with ribbon, colourful paper shred and wrapping.

    mini hamper

    Fill Your Own Mini Hamper - Floral

    This also comes in blue with a star pattern

    Blue hamper

    Fill Your Own Mini Hamper - Blue

    2. Spa day at home

    Nothing beats a bit of pampering, and your mum deserves time to put her feet up and relax. Pop together a selection of her favourite pampering products or give her some of your favourites that she hasn’t tried before.

    This bath crumble is ideal for bath time and smells amazing!

    Peach bath crumble

    Peach Bath Crumble

    Classic, relaxing bath salts with a delicious smelling twist - these Epsom Rose bath salts come in a delightful shade of pink and are sold in a classy clear bottle.

    Epsom Rose Bath Salts

    Epsom Bath Salt Rose

    All natural and eco-friendly, this back strap makes exfoliating those hard-to-reach areas so much easier.

    Bamboo back strap

    Bamboo & Loofah Back Strap




    3. Skincare essentials

    Help your mum to feel her best by hand-picking some new skincare products to keep her looking radiant and blemish-free. This is an excellent gift for any mum – whether she wears makeup or prefers a natural look.


    Treat her pores with a gentle, massaging silicone facial scrub brush.

    Silicone facial scrubber

    Silicone Facial Cleansing Scrub

    We often spend so long focusing on facial skincare that we forget about the feet! This foot pack smells amazing and is soothing to cracket heels.

    Coconut foot pack

    Coconut Foot Pack


    A good, cleansing facial scrub can make all the difference when it comes to skin care. This clarifying facial scrub is packed with rejuvenating ingredients.

    Facial scrub

    Clarifying Facial Scrub



    4. Pick something cosy

    You can never have too much bedding, or too many fluffy blankets. Give your mum the gift of something cosy and snuggly that they can enjoy for years to come. We have a huge selection of cosy bedding available so that you can pick something which suits their style.

    See all of our bedding. Here are some of our top picks:

    This weighted blanked is luxuriously soft and thick, perfect for snuggling under on cold nights.

    Weighted blanket

    Luxury Weighted Blanket


    A gorgeous, faux mink fur throw in a stunning neutral taupe colour.

    Mink taupe throw

    Luxury Faux Mink Throw - Taupe


    You can never have too many fluffy socks, and a new pair (or two!) makes a warm, cosy gift that your mum will adore.

    2 pack grey socks

    Ladies Cosy Socks - 2 Pack

    Or opt for something more luxurious; a new pair of delightfully soft, memory-foam slippers to wear around the house should do the job! These are available in a few different colours and sizes.

    pink memory foam slippers

    Ladies Pink Luxury Memory Foam Slippers

    5. Luxurious smellies

    You can't go wrong with something nice-smelling, whether it's a perfume or an oil burner. Fill the air with a delightful aroma that will bring a smile to her face.

    Ideal for the bathroom, bedroom, or lounge area (but don't leave unattended!) - oil burners slowly release the smell of whichever oil or wax melt is placed in them. This white oil burner will fit in with any home décor. Some scents that we recommend include Apple & Pear, Cookie & Spice, and Rose & Geranium (these come in beautiful packaging too, perfect for gifting).

    plain-oil-burnerOil Burner

    Reed diffusers are another convenient, lovely looking addition to your room. As well as the scent below, you can find Lavender and Fresh Cotton scents in store.

    Reed Diffuser

    Sweet Pea Reed Diffuser

    A posh, gold-lidded candle makes a great stand alone gift or an excellent addition to any Mother's Day gift hamper.

    Luxury Black Candle

    Luxury Scented Candle - Black

    If she’s been looking for the perfect perfume, she’ll love this set of six alluring scents.

    Perfume selection


    Eau de Parfum for Women Spray


    Luxury gifts at pocket-money prices

    If you're taking your child (or grandchild) to get their Mother's Day gift, we have some lovely presents at pocket-money prices so that they can buy it themselves and hand it over with a sense of pride. For £3 or less, you can find a selection of the following in-store...

    • Candles and wax melts
    • Fluffy socks
    • Bath products
    • Mugs
    • Sweet treats
    • And much more!

    Do Mother’s Day the Poundstretcher way

    Have we inspired you? You can head down to any Poundstretcher store to access the product selection above, alongside the 1000s of other products that we stock. Unsure where your closest shop is? You can find your local Poundstretcher by using our Find a Store page. We hope you and your mum have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Clean Home

    Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Clean Home

    Spring cleaning is exactly what it sounds like; thoroughly cleaning your living space in the spring season. Often, people will use spring cleaning as a chance to get to all the household tasks they’ve been putting off, like washing their curtains or deep cleaning the oven.

    The reason why we spring clean is somewhat a mystery, but it’s theorised that it was originally a way to get rid of the mess of winter in times where we would heat our homes with fires that created a lot of soot and dirt.


    When should spring cleaning start?

    There are no rules on when you should start spring cleaning, and with a busy schedule, you should simply try to fit it in whenever you get a chance. Generally, people will try and get their spring clean done sometime after the 1st of March, but others use the term loosely throughout the year to describe any day that they spend deep cleaning.


    Our spring cleaning tips

    At Poundstretcher, we think there is nothing more cleansing than a good spring clean to dust away the cobwebs of the long winter months. It allows you to start your spring and summer on a clean, uncluttered slate. We know that cleaning your whole home is an overwhelming thought, so we have put together a spring-cleaning list which should help you figure out where to start and what to focus on.

    We make sure to stock a massive range of cleaning products all year round that are proven customer favourites. Check out all of our cost-effective Cleaning Supplies.



    1.    Get the worst jobs done first

    We’re sure that like us, you have jobs that you put off for as long as you possibly can – but getting them out of the way before you start anything else will start you off on the best foot. If you have a boring, physically draining task like oven cleaning looming over you all day, you’re setting yourself up for a miserable day. Get it done (or delegate it to someone else!) first thing so you can focus on the smaller tasks without added stress.


    2. Clean carpets and floors

    Carpet cleaning is something we rarely have time to get round to, but using your spring cleaning day as a reminder to get this task done will make sure that you keep your carpets fresh and looking like new. If you have carpet all throughout your home, you might consider hiring a carpet cleaning machine for a day or two so you don’t have to scrub the floors by hand.

    When you’re done, why not spritz your carpets with some Fab Fresh?

    Fab Carpet Freshener

    Fab Fresh Carpet Freshener Magnolia & Cherry Blossom

    3.    Windows – inside and out

    Window cleaning is a task that many of us neglect, especially when it’s cold and miserable outside. But regardless, it’s still a task that needs to be done! Remember to remove any dust and fine dirt from your windowpanes with a soft cloth before putting using any cleaning products or water.

    Mr Muscle Glass Cleaner

    Mr Muscle Window and Glass Care 750ml

    Long Handle Window Cleaner

    Long-Handled Window Cleaner


    4.    Deep clean your appliances

    Let your spring cleaning day be the day that you finally deep clean your appliances. Your washing machine, oven, fridge freezer, dish washer, and even your microwave need to be cleaned thoroughly to keep them running to the best of their abilities. Maintaining your appliances can stop them from breaking down, saving you money in the long run.

    Take a look at our kitchen cleaning products to stock up on what you need to get your kitchen appliances sparkling again. Here are some of our favourites.

    Fab Oven Cleaner

    Fab Fresh Oven Cleaner – Lemon Breeze

    Cif Oven Cleaner

    Cif Cream Original 500ml

    5.    Replace anything that needs replacing

    There are lots of items in your house that need replacing once a year (or more) which you probably forget about. Use this opportunity to replace:

    Basic Toiler Brush

    Basic Open Toilet Brush

    Mop Head Refill

    Mop Heads


    • Extractor fan filters (though this should be done more frequently!)

    And anything else you can think of that has to be refreshed and replaced. When things need replacing more frequently, you might find it handy to mark it in your phone calendar.


    6. Finally, de-clutter and re-organise

    Once the cleaning is done, it’s time to de-clutter and re-organise! Don’t let the thought of de-cluttering overwhelm you and try to do one room at a time. We’d suggest replacing old and broken organisers with new ones, and trying to start with the areas of your house that get the messiest.

    Here are some products that could help you to get organised after your annual spring clean.

    Pastel Patterned Woven Baskets

    Small Pastel Pattern Baskets

    28L storage boxes

    28L Storage Boxes

    Read more: The Best Toy Storage Ideas & Hacks

    Get yourself spring clean ready!

    Are you ready to get spring cleaning? At Poundstretcher, we make sure to stock a massive range of cleaning products all year round that are proven customer favourites. Visit us by using our store locator to find your closest location.

  • Pancake Day 2023 - Make Picture Perfect Pancakes

    Pancake Day 2023 - Make Picture Perfect Pancakes

    Pancake Day 2023 is on the horizon, and with only a short time to go before the tastiest day of the year, the race to get your hands on your favourite pancake mix ingredients and toppings has begun.

    When is pancake day in 2023?

    This year, Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday as it is traditionally known) is on Tuesday, 21st February.


    Why do we celebrate pancake day?

    Anyone who doesn’t know the history behind Pancake Day might think it’s a bit of a random celebration, but the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday goes way back to the 16th century in the UK[i].

    So, what is Shrove Tuesday? In Christianity and Catholicism, Shrove Tuesday marks the start of a 40-day fast in the lead-up to winter. In modern times, this fast is less strict than it was, but traditionally it would mean only one meal a day was permitted, and no eggs, butter, meat or fish were allowed. Therefore, Shrove Tuesday was the last day families had to use up butter and eggs – two key ingredients of pancakes!

    This is where the association of Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday was formed, but now, even those who don’t celebrate the religious aspect still enjoy making and eating delicious sweet and/or savoury pancakes.


    Pancake topping ideas

    You can’t do Pancake Day without an array of toppings. Whether you like a savoury topping, or you have more of a sweet tooth, there are endless combos to try. We’ve popped a list together that includes everything you might need for your Pancake Day feast, including some of our Poundstretcher favourites.

    All of the products below are available at Poundstretcher – see all our food items or find your closest store.

    1. Squeezy sauces

    Grab some squeeze bottles of your favourite sauce flavour. After Pancake Day is over, you can use them to top different desserts.

    Askey's Chocolate Sauce 325g

    Askey's Strawberry Sauce 325g

    2. Fruit

    Tinned fruit strikes the perfect balance between sweet, and fresh, a great complement to stodgy pancakes.

    3. Honey

    Naturally sweet and delicious, honey makes a tasty pancake pairing.

    Squeexy honey pancake topping

    Taylor’s Finest Squeezy 240g

    4. Classic lemon & sugar

    A childhood Pancake Day staple has always been lemon and sugar. Make it even easier by picking up a bottle of lemon juice instead of squeezing your own.


    Lemon juice pancake topping

    Taylor’s Lemon Juice 200ml

    Get the right tools for the job

    If your pan is on its last legs or your whisk has disappeared into thin air, don’t forget to replace them before the day!

    Having a bowl that is big enough to mix your batter up without flour flying all over the place is an absolute necessity! If your mixing bowl is on its last legs, maybe its time to invest in a new one.

    Don’t struggle with lumpy batter, get yourself a brand-new whisk especially for pancake making.

    If getting the scales out feels too much like hard work, measuring cups are the way forward.

    5L Mixing Bowl


    Stainless steel whisk


    Grey measuring cups

    For those with a busy schedule

    If you’re too busy to mix up your own batter, or cooking isn’t your strongest area, you can still enjoy fresh pancakes.

    pancake mix

    Taylor’s Pancake Mix 175g


    Don’t forget the basics!

    The last thing you want to do is forget a vital ingredient for your batter. For a traditional thin, British pancake batter, you’ll need…

    1. Plain flour
    2. Eggs
    3. Milk
    4. Oil

    If you prefer a thicker, fluffier pancake, add:

    1. Self-raising flour
    2. Butter
    3. Baking powder
    4. Golden caster sugar

    Ready, steady, get flipping!

    At Poundstretcher, we have all the best Pancake Day supplies – from cooking equipment to individual ingredients, and pancake mixes to make a delicious, pan-ready batter. Visit us in store to gather everything you might need for a fantastic price.




  • Bring in the new year with a bang

    Bring in the new year with a bang

    2023 is fast approaching! Get New Year’s Eve party ready with Poundstretcher. From food and drinks to games and decorations, we’ve got all the essentials to celebrate bringing in the new year.

    5Pack Confetti Balloonswhite confetti balloons

    It’s time to decorate and our confetti balloons are an ideal addition to any celebration. No party is complete without balloons!

    Giant Confetti Cannonsconfetti-cannons


    Nothing says party quite like confetti! Loved by kids, our giant confetti cannons are perfect for firing at midnight to mark the start of the New Year. Trust us, the mess is worth it!

    100 Classic Games100 classic party games

    No party is complete without a board game! Play one on one or split into teams to compete for glory. You can go all night with this selection of 100 classic games.

    Battle Pong Gamebattle pong

    Who said games are just for kids? This battle pong party game is sure to be a hit with your party guests. Get competitive and shoot your shot!

    Mason Jar Drinks Dispensermason jar drinks

    Fancy a cocktail? Why not serve it up in our 5L mason jar drinks dispenser? Let your guests help themselves with this fun, fancy dispenser!

    8 Pack Diet Coca Cola8 pack of diet coke

    Stock up the fridge with our 8 packs of Coca-Cola. This crowd-pleasing drink is essential for any party. Serve alone with a lime wedge or as a mixer with your favourite spirit to get the party started.


    Mars Mixed Minis

    chocolate minis

    Maoam Stripesmoam stripes

    Who doesn’t love something sweet? Fill up a couple of bowls with these fun-sized chocs and Maoam stripes for the perfect grab-and-go party treat!

    Ready to party?

  • Winter wardrobe essentials to keep your family warm

    Winter wardrobe essentials to keep your family warm

    Winter is upon us, and things are feeling a little chilly! Time to wrap up warm with our range of Thermo Ultra winter wardrobe essentials for the whole family.

    Kids Black Thermo Gloves

    Kids thermo gloves

    Spread the glove this winter with our Thermo Ultra gloves. Keep little hands warm with high-density yarns which keep warm air close to the skin, creating a thermal barrier that keeps out the cold.

    Ladies Black Thermo Socks

    ladies thermo socks

    These socks could just be your sole mates this winter! With thermal insulation and heat-trapping technology our ladies socks are sure to keep your toes warm through winter. Available in pink, purple, red and black so you can stay cosy in style!

    Ladies Thermo Tights

    ladies thermo tights

    Who says skirts and dresses are just for summer? Keep wearing your favourite outfits while keeping warm this chilly season with our thermal tights.

    Men's Thermo Navy Socks

    navy thermo socks

    Is there anything worse than cold feet? Available in three neutral colours, our men’s thermal socks are the perfect protection against the winter frost.

    Men's Grey Thermal Hat

    mens thermo hat grey

    Did you know, we lose around 10% of our body heat through our heads? So, a hat is a worthwhile investment this winter! Our men’s thermal hat is available in 3 colours and is sure to keep you toasty and warm.

    Men's Thermal Snood

    mens thermo snood

    Scarves are so last year! Keep warm with our thermal snood this season. With a high tog rating and brushed insulation, this snood is sure to keep you warm as you battle the elements.


    Don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying the outdoors this winter. Wrap up warm and get out there!

  • Discover the Magic of Poundstretcher's Encanto Range

    Poundstretcher's Encanto Product RangeDisney's Encanto is a magical musical loved by most kids. Why not treat your children to some gifts from the Poundstretcher Encanto range this Christmas? We've got everything from cosy Encanto slippers to Jigsaw puzzles for the Disney fans in your family.

    The Magical Story of Encanto

    The Madrigals live in a charmed place called the Encanto in Colombia. They live hidden away, with the magical secret that every child in the family has a unique gift...except Mirabel. Will Mirabel be the last hope for the family when the magic surrounding them is in danger?

    Treat your Kids to Encanto Products at Poundstretcher

    Keep your kids cosy with an adorable pink Encanto hat and gloves for wintery walks and school runs. We even have matching Encanto slippers to keep them toasty when they get back home.

    Themed Games & Puzzles

    Keep the whole family entertained with a night in playing Encanto themed snakes and ladders.

    Or keep the kids occupied for hours while you do your Christmas wrapping with a 100 piece puzzle that reveals an Encanto image at the end.

    Art with Encanto

    Unleash their creativity with our Encanto diary set or colour your own canvas.

    For more kids toys and games continue browsing our website. We also have our full range of toys, games, and plenty of other Christmas gift options in our Poundstretcher stores - why not pop in store today?

  • 5 Creative Christmas Wrapping Ideas

    Wrapping presents is unavoidable at Christmas time. Whether you love wrapping or hate it, here are our top tips for creating a beautifully wrapped gift.

    Christmas wrapping ideas from Poundstretcher

    1 – Choose the right wrapping paper

    It may sound obvious but choosing a pretty paper does half the work for you. Check out Poundstretcher’s range of festive wrap like this glitzy reindeer print.

    Top Tip - Wrapping intricately shaped objects can be tricky so try putting your gifts in a box first so they’re easier to wrap.

    2 – Skip the wrapping all together

    Hate wrapping? Don’t bother! Grab yourself a festive gift bag and some iridescent shred instead. Simply pop your gifts in the bag and cover them with the shred for added Christmas magic. If you have any shred left over, you can always use it to add a little sparkle to your Christmas tree!

    3 – Switch up your gift bags

    Instead of using a Christmas gift bag, why not check out our Santa sacks? Fill your sack with gifts and add a sprinkle of glitter snow for a magical touch. Our glitter snow can be used to decorate too!

    4 – Decorate!

    Want to add a bit of Christmas sparkle to your gifts? Try our luxury silver ribbon to wrap around your presents and top everything off with a Santa belt bow. They are the perfect finishing touches to any gift.

    5 – Create your own gift tags

    If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your gifts or just want to get creative with the little ones then these colour-in trees are perfect for you. Simply decorate them however you like, write your message on the back and attach them to your gifts!

  • How to save money on heating: our best products from heaters to blankets

    We all know that heating our homes is going to be a little pricier than usual this winter but we’re here to help. So step away from the thermostat and try our money-saving solutions sure to keep you toasty during the upcoming chilly months.  

    How to keep warm and save money on heating

     Plug-in heaters

    If you need an instant heat wave to warm a room our GLEN 2kw Convector Heater is sure to do the trick. This powerful portable heater is perfect for heating a single space rather than the whole house so you’re not wasting energy – or money! 

    DIY Window Insulation

    This window insulation kit is perfect for adding an extra layer of protection against the colder winter weather. Get creative, save energy and make sure no heat escapes with this handy solution to keep your house warm and cosy.  

     Sherpa fleece throw 

    Next time you’re feeling chilly, instead of clicking the heating up, grab this sherpa fleece throw and snuggle up. As well as keeping you warm, these luxurious throws are a great addition of stylish texture.  

     Cosy toes slippers 

    If it’s cold in the house, our toes are the first place to feel it. Get cosy with these cute character slippers for the perfect combination of warmth and comfort this frosty season. 

     Hot water bottle 

    Need something to keep you warm during the cold winter nights? Our hot water bottle in festive red is the perfect choice to make sure you’re not left out in the cold. 

     Hot chocolate 

    Keep warm this season with the ultimate winter warmer. Cadbury’s classic hot chocolate is the perfect winter treat to warm you up from the inside out. Why not grab a new mug too? 

     As the winter months approach, don’t get left out in the cold. Check out Poundstretcher for heating hacks on a budget.  

  • Scarily Cheap Halloween Costumes, decorations and more!     

    It's the most spooktacular time of the year when all the ghosts and ghouls come out in their best Halloween costumes and scare the living daylights out of everyone! To mark the scary occasion, we've got tons of scarily cheap Halloween offerings here at Poundstretcher. From eerie-sistible costumes to gourd-geous Halloween decorations, we've got everything you need to trick or treat yourself this October!  

    Bewitching Halloween costume!  

    Halloween is about dressing up as something you're not, including your favourite scary monster. Whether trick or treating with the kids or having a Halloween party with your friends, you'll be unrecognisable with this Hi-Glow Eye Mask, a glow-in-the-dark accessory to add to your costume this season. Available in various designs, including a Witch, Frankenstein, Cat and Skull, you'll be top of the best-dressed list this Halloween!  

    Pick of the pumpkin patch   

    It's not Halloween without a pumpkin! So, get your spook on with these Halloween tinsel pumpkins  perfect for decorating your home for parties.  They match perfectly with our pumpkin tealight holders. The best part about them? You don't even have to carve them!  

    Costumes for little devils


    Make their costume complete with this Hi-Glow Devil Trident, the perfect accessory for the little cheeky hellraisers in your family! Not only does it glow in the dark, but it also keeps their hands busy from eating too many sweets!   

    Ghoulish graveyard decorations!  

    People are dying to get their hands on these creepily cute Tombstone Halloween Decorations! Create your ghoulish graveyard scene at home and frighten your guests this October with 3 killer designs to choose from! Then, you can rest in peace knowing that the decorations are sorted this year.   

    Go batty for these bat decorations!  

    Give your home a fangtastic makeover with these Black Halloween PVC Bats. Ideal for decorating the party table, sticking up on windows, and hanging in doorways. You can even hide them in cupboards or closets to give your guests the fright of their lives!  You can combine these with more window displays, with our glow in the dark stickers and scary spider web decorations, perfect for trick or treaters or guests to any Halloween parties you may be hosting.

    More Halloween Goodies

    Are you in the spirit of Halloween? Check out the rest of our Halloween goodies online, or head on down to your local Poundstretcher. Use our handy store-finder to find your nearest shop today! 

    We'll also be launching our Halloween colouring competition on 3rd October, so stay tuned on our blog.

  • Must-have cheap camping equipment and outdoor essentials    

    With the summer holidays edging nearer, what better way to enjoy the hottest season than a camping trip! You’ll find all the cheap camping equipment you need to have the holiday of a lifetime, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a camping newbie!  

    Light the way with a headlamp  

    Whether spelunking in caves or simply nipping out for a midnight loo run, this zoom headlamp is perfect for any camping trip. Never walk around at night without a light again with this camping essential, ideal for keeping you safe and guiding the way through the darkness of a campsite.   

    Need some camping rope? Knot an issue!  


    A rope always comes in handy for camping trips. From fastening down tents to tying up rafts at the shore, our braided rope is strong and durable enough for various camping tasks and is an essential item for every camping trip.   

    Get the fire started with some fire logs  


    No camping trip is complete without a campfire, as there’s nothing like toasting a few marshmallows while huddling for warmth over a roaring fire in the woods at night. These firepower kiln-dried hardwood logs are perfect for lighting a fire quickly and getting the BBQ going – all you need is the grill and flame lighter!   

    Open up a can of deliciousness!  

    When going on an extended camping trip, it’s important to pack plenty of food that will last a while and not expire quickly. An absolute camping essential is a can opener for opening tinned foods like beans for a quick and hearty evening meal! Lightweight and portable, this product is durable and perfect for a survival kit.   

    Lunch packed for freshness  

    Speaking of food, you’ll need something to eat your grub out of! Our lunch box with a cutlery set is perfect for dishing up dinner and transporting food on the go! So, enjoy that sandwich at the top of the mountain or keep your snacks fresher for longer as you hike along the trail with a click and lock function to ensure freshness. 

    Ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime? Check out the rest of our camping essentials online, or head down to your nearest Poundstretcher! Use our handy store locator to find the closest store to you.     

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