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Stocking fillers & Christmas decorations from B&M

by LaurettaCWright
B&M Christmas decorations and stocking fillers

One of my blog goals this year was to become a brand ambassador for one of my favourite brands. And as we neared the end of 2017, I was convinced it wouldn't happen.

But B&M Stores came through in the end – and I'm now super proud to announce that I'm an official B&M brand ambassador!

This is wonderful news for me of course. You see, I shop at B&M almost every weekend; I pick up a lot of my non-perishable goods in store including laundry and cleaning products, along with toiletries, tissues and kids' treats and snacks.

Plus I love browsing the aisles and seeing what's new in store as the seasons change. Let's just say that many a bargain has been purchased at B&M.

So for my very first assignment, I was given £20 to see what Christmas goodies I could buy in store. I actually needed to buy both decorations and stocking fillers – and I managed to get both!

In fact, seven quality items for less than £20 isn't bad going when you think about it – and here's what I chose…

The stocking fillers

B&M Christmas stocking fillers and decorations for less than £20

When I saw this Glitter Nail Stick in a ‘bargain bucket' in one of the aisles, I knew I had to pop it in my basket. It was just £2.99 and the stick features 7 glitter nail polishes – Girlwrigher will be happy! And the great news is that once the nail polishes have been removed, you can use the stick to keep other bits and bobs – buttons, badges, sweets, paperclips….you name it, meaning that you get double value for money!

I also spotted a very festive box of McVitie's biscuits mini packs. I thought it made a nice alternative to the selection boxes you can pick up, and the pack contains 11 packs including Iced Gems (a kids' favourite), along with Gingerbread Men and Mini Cookies. I could hardly believe it when I saw it was just £1.79.

Another popular stocking filler was a box of Freddo Faces – it was £1 for 72g. And what's great is that when you buy the box there's a vouher code for kids under 15 to get free admission to Cadbury World with every full paying adult – not bad for a £1 – the usual child entry price is £11.68 when you book online!

And finally, I picked up something that pretty much any kid would love – a box of Jelly Beans. But these are not just any ordinary jelly beans; this is a Double Dares Game, featuring good and bad flavours mixed in each section. The object of the game is to take a spin and try one of the Jelly Beans – it's either going to taste good or really, really bad.

As examples, you could be eating cola-flavoured jelly beans or cat-food flavoured! Or how about lemon-flavoured beans – or rotten cheese! It's a great game for the kids to play with friends when they come over – and all for £1.99.

But be warned if you do buy this…have a glass of water on standby and expect lots of disgusted noises!

The decorations

B&M stocking fillers and decorations for less than £20!

B&M had a whole aisle of Christmas decorations to choose from, so actually I found it a bit tricky to buy mine – as I really could have done with most of them!

So what I thought I would do is to choose a door handle decoration, a front door decoration and then a wall decoration to get the balance right.

I picked up a lovely wooden Christmas-tree shaped decoration with a spotty ribbon and little hanging decorations of stars and bells. You could actually use it as a tree decoration, but I think it's too lovely to get lost amongst the other tree decorations, so I much prefer to hang mine on the door handle.

What's also good about the hanging tree apart from its price (just £1!), is the fact that if you really wanted to, you could paint it to match your colour scheme if you weren't keen on its ‘au natural' look. I prefer the wooden look myself as it matches some of my furniture, so I'm leaving mine as it is.

I also spotted this Jumbo Glitter bow – to add a luxury touch to your Christmas tree. But I've decided to use mine as a front door decoration rather than hanging a wreath (we like going against the norm in our household!). There were actually three different colours to choose from in store – silver, gold and a pale pink. I must have stood there for at least 10 minutes as I couldn't decide between them!

In the end I went for the silver glitter bow, which was an absolute bargain £2.99. And like I said, if I get bored of it being on the front door, I could always use it as a tree topper – or even to decorate a HUGE Christmas present with!

Last, but not least – and my absolute favourite buy from my festive shopping spree was this Wooden Light Up Christmas frame featuring Father Christmas and some mini light bulbs – giving it the perfect retro look.

B&M Christmas decorations and stocking fillers

It takes two AA batteries and has a switch on the side of the frame to turn the lights on or off. You'd probably expect to pick it up for at least £15 if  you were buy it anywhere else, but B&M was selling it for just £7.99.

It lights up a corner of the living room beautifully – and I'm showing it off right next to the Christmas tree.

So, all in all I spent £19.75 for my super duper Christmas haul, which is an absolute steal. However, I do have a sneaky feeling that I'll be back at B&M for more bargains. There was really cute wooden nutcracker soldier that I can’t seem to forget about!

Besides, I’ve already sussed out the perfect spot for him to go. All that’s left to do is free up the diary so I can get down there and nab him – before somebody else does!

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Stocking fillers and decorations for less than £20!

28 comments

Sarah Roberts 18th February 2018 - 11:19 pm

l literally love B&M so much! l never go in there and don’t buy anything. You see that look of realisation on my hubby’s face when l go in there knowing l will come out with things l have no room for, don’t need but l totally love them 😀 x

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LaurettaCWright 19th February 2018 - 7:43 pm

Same as me – whenever I’m in there I can’t come out empty-handed! Great to meet a fellow fan!

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Leah 30th January 2018 - 11:35 pm

No B&M around me as well but I’m sure that nutcracker will be something I’d want. I am a big fan of those little soldiers. How much we’re they at B&M? Are they in a good size?

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LaurettaCWright 5th February 2018 - 9:14 pm

Yes they’re lovely Leah – the Nutcrackers were actually really tall.

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S:CRAFT 3rd January 2018 - 10:55 am

I love B&M, we purchase all kinds from there! beautiful Christmas decorations BTW.

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LaurettaCWright 5th January 2018 - 10:26 pm

Thanks very much – they do a great range!

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MANDY DOHERTY 13th December 2017 - 5:40 pm

WOW I need to go shopping with you, so much for so little

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LaurettaCWright 13th December 2017 - 10:24 pm

Stay tuned Mandy – it gets better! 😉

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Chloe Ciliberto 13th December 2017 - 8:42 am

What a lovely little haul. I’ve popped into B&M a couple of times and I’ve always been shocked with the amount of lovely stuff you can get with so little. You’ve picked up some beautiful things. I especially love the vintage looking Santa. x

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LaurettaCWright 13th December 2017 - 9:20 am

Thanks Chloe – yes, the vintage light-up Santa looks much more expensive than it actually was!

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Anosa 11th December 2017 - 5:24 pm

Now that is impressive, not many of us can manage spending less than a £20 when shopping for christmas stocking fillers and decorations but you’ve proved it can be done.
Congrats on being the ambassador

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Helen 10th December 2017 - 3:01 pm

What great value for money! You’ve reminded me I need chocolate biscuits for Christmas!

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LaurettaCWright 19th December 2017 - 1:04 pm

Ha ha! Glad to have been useful!

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Fashion and Style Police 9th December 2017 - 2:46 pm

You got amazing Christmas decor there. Nice.

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Kev Cannon 9th December 2017 - 11:32 am

We’re on a tight budget for xmas this year and this shows that there are always cheaper alternatives out there if you know where to look – thank you for this article

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LaurettaCWright 13th December 2017 - 3:48 pm

Thanks Kev – B&M definitely comes to the rescue when money’s a bit tight!

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Kara 9th December 2017 - 8:24 am

I love raiding B&M, we have just bought loads of goodies from there for the Xmas fayre for school

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LaurettaCWright 9th December 2017 - 9:09 am

My son’s school also gets their goodies from B&M – heaven knows the schools need the money, right?

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five little doves 8th December 2017 - 10:30 pm

Wow you got a lot for £20! We love B&M, I buy all sorts from there!

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LaurettaCWright 9th December 2017 - 9:08 am

I think I could get a haul in there every day!

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Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 8th December 2017 - 4:33 pm

Congratulations! You did a great job, you got so much for £20, some fab buys

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LaurettaCWright 8th December 2017 - 4:36 pm

Thanks Laura – was good to pick up some great quality goodies!

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Sonia Cave 8th December 2017 - 2:32 pm

Wow congratulations! B&M is a fab shop and I used to love shopping there when we lived in the UK

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LaurettaCWright 8th December 2017 - 2:35 pm

Thanks Sonia – glad you agree it’s a great place – I do love a bargain!

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Helen 8th December 2017 - 1:22 pm

I love B&M Bargains – their Christmas decorations look really good and affordable too. Must pop into store to have a look 🙂

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LaurettaCWright 8th December 2017 - 2:34 pm

Take some bags with you – you might be coming out with more than you bargained for! 😉

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Talya 8th December 2017 - 12:46 pm

We don’t have a B&M near us but when we go to visit family up North there is one close by and I love it there. The stuff there is amazing value and just look at what you have managed to pick up!

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LaurettaCWright 8th December 2017 - 1:20 pm

Thanks Talya – pretty chuffed with this lot. You could always be cheeky and get your family to shop for you 😉 ha ha x

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