Over 32 million Brits will be spending money on their loved ones this Valentine’s Day at around £35 per person. But not everyone is splashing out.
Poundland has sold almost 40,000 £1 engagement rings since January. The “Bling rings” and “Man Bands” have proved to be a popular alternative to the expense of buying flowers and chocolate.
Happy owners of the budget engagement rings took to Twitter to show them off, with one posting, “I’m still having too much fun with these.”
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Here’s a @Poundland engagement ring
Just for you.
Happy Valentines Day! ❤️
— Kaylee Hillier (@kayleehillier) February 14, 2020
Others tweeted that the rings are their, “idea of romance”.
honestly a poundland ring is unironically my idea of romance. the wedding would be held in a nice brutalist cube of a building and be followed by a honeymoon trip to chernobyl. I wish this was a joke but it really is all I want from a relationship https://t.co/2PUicVRE0d
— Tom Armitage (@tarmitage_) February 14, 2020