Reviewed by Emma Gibson
For my first review I was lucky enough to receive a Valentine’s Day gift-pack of items from Poundland. The pack consisted of a hot-drink travel mug which was emblazoned with the words ‘CAUTION – Too Hot to Handle’ – either a warning for the simple or a humorous gaff, a small teddy bear, a pair of men’s socks – lovingly adorned with ‘Hot Stuff’ – and two glass coasters. All the items were presented in a beautiful gift bag, highly decorative with pictures of cupcake and loveheart sweeties.
The coasters were my favourite item as the option to insert a personal picture of a loved one was the kind of romantic touch I desire from a Valentine’s Day gift.
Presentation wise, everything was understandably low-key considering the price point. The coasters were tightly packaged in that familiar plastic used on children’s toys which requires scissors to open. The rest had small tags attached.
The products differed in quality but all-in-all were of good value. The socks are very thin but as a novelty present are completely fit for purpose (especially if the man in your life is a chilli head, considering it states ‘hot stuff’ and has a picture of a chilli pepper!) The cuddly toy monkey is cute and holding a love heart which says ‘Love you’. For £1 you cannot go wrong and it would be ideal to give to children as a token gift.
The coasters are lovely, with a big, red heart inside which you can put a passport-sized picture of your loved one. Made of glass they are highly durable and easy to clean.The travel mug is fantastic value for money and I have seen similar products on the market which are priced much higher. It kept my coffee hot for a reasonable length of time with no spillage, however, the design is more akin to a coffee-shop take-away cup.
The gift bag was the perfect touch as well, made of a durable plastic material with plastic handles; it has a beautiful design and can be used time and time again.
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the Valentine’s products from Poundland. I have already told my friends about their range and would not hesitate to buy from this range again.
I would rate the products overall at 4/5 for quality and 5/5 for price.
All these items are available to buy from Poundland stores. For more information or to find your nearest Poundland store visit www.poundland.co.uk.