I’m a Poundland addict, here’s how to save hundreds this Christmas – and why you should do your food shop at B&M | The Sun

THE festive season may be in full swing but if you’re anything like us you probably still have a fair bit of shopping to do.

While there are plenty of tempting deals on the highstreet, the secret to your perfect AND affordable Christmas could be in your favourite discount shops according to one insider.


Liyana Leena, 32, is a self-confessed Poundland, B&M and Home Bargains superfan and says that you could save hundreds by shopping at her favourite haunts this December, even when it comes to Christmas dinner.

Liyana, who shares her tips on her YouTube channel says: “I go to the favourite bargain stores regularly and having shopped around, I can tell you where to go for what from gonks to gifts.”

B&M for a festive feast

I found B&M raised their prices for a lot of the tree ornaments & decorations this year, so I gave those a miss, however it is perfect for sorting Christmas dinner out! 

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The bargain shop sells seasoning (rosemary & garlic roast potato seasoning for £1.49) stuffing mix (turkey & bacon £1.49) trifle mix (£1.49) Brussel sprouts (tinned for 75p) stuffed turkey (£7) and  Aunt Bessie’s yorkshires (£1.50). 

And as well as the main event you can stock up on finger foods like pigs in blankets (you get 12 for £2.50) and mince pies (6 in a pack for £1.25.) I love the snowman marshmallows and so do the kids (£1 for 8).

Poundland to stuff your stockings

Poundland is often a go-to for me when it comes to Christmas decorations, however, with prices going up to £1.50 for tree decorations I was disappointed this year.

However, it should be your number one destination for stocking fillers as most are still £1.

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There are plenty of toys and children’s books to choose from at heavily discounted prices as well as chocolates and sweets which are an essential for ant stocking.

But it’s not just children’s gifts that you can snap up in my favourite shop – it is also the perfect place to create a hamper for someone special.

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In a recent video I revealed how you can create a hamper for £10 or less, about a tenth of the price you’d pay for someone else to do it for you.

Home Bargains for just about everything else

Home Bargains has been my winner for Christmas.

The festive kitchenware has been the best I’ve seen this year.

Not only is it great quality, and really cute designs, it will in no way break the bank with prices starting at 79p for a kids festive tumbler.

You can get your gifts sorted at Home Bargains too with the store offering plenty of of boxed gift sets, perfect for last minute guests or Secret Santa presents.

If you are planning on hosting this Christmas, Home Bargains has won hands-down when it comes to partywear.

They have really gorgeous high end looking plates, cups, napkins – prices varying from under a pound, to just over. 

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You can bag a 54 Piece balloon arches at just £3.49 and a  prosecco wall for £3.99 and to keep everyone entertained party games like Giant Tumbling Tower Blocks for £15.99, or Twister for £14.99.

For those in your life who aren’t so merry Home Bargains also boasts a fantastic range of Grinch merchandise from matching family pyjamas, to slippers, cookie tins and hot chocolate bombs so there is certainly something for everyone.




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