It’s a leap year tradition for women to pop the question to their male partners – and Poundland have got the perfect ring!
Preparing for lots of role-reversal proposals, the budget retailer have released a £1 ‘stand-by engagement ring’ in time for the 29th February.
The simple silver-coloured band comes in a stylish velvet presentation box and looks far more expensive than its tiny price tag.
The cheeky box around it says, “Take the leap and do the asking…because he might never get round to it!”
Naturally, the ‘stand-by ring’ is meant to be replaced by a dazzling diamond on your hand once he’s said yes.
Pictures of the ring first appeared on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK, where bargain-hunters were rapturous about the affordable band.
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“Finally it’s going to happen, there’s a ring in our budget,” joked one user.
“If you truly love someone the price of a ring doesn’t matter,” wrote another, in a sentiment echoed by most of the group.
“If it’s all about the ring, rather than the person perhaps stay single! When my husband proposed, he did so with a ring he’d made from twisted wire. We then chose a ring together. That twisted piece of metal is one of my most treasured possessions,” confessed one user.
Another lamented their partner’s slowness at getting round to the question. “I would be happy with an onion ring for an engagement ring tbf!” she moaned.
A Poundland spokesperson said the ring was “the perfect way for women to take control of their destiny and for men to show off their love status and enjoy the engagement limelight for a change!
“The Poundland proposal is definitely the way to do it in 2020; and at only £1 why wait another four years to get down on one knee!”
Poundland actually have a whole ‘Bling Ring’ range is you want something a bit sparklier. Aimed at men picking a dazzler for their partners, their four-piece collection features gold and silver rings with different faux-gems, including a ruby ring and a diamond one.