A Christmas proposal. When the most magical time of year meets the most magical moment of your life. Here are some romantic ways to propose during the festive season, as well as some proposal top tips.
OUR TOP 10 PROPOSAL IDEAS
Our Top 10 Proposal Ideas
1 On a once in a lifetime trip
We had so many amazing entries but Liza and Rob stole the show with their dizzying engagement snap, taken on the famous Trolltunga cliff in Norway.
The happy couple decided to tick something off their bucket list with a campervan trip around Norway, including climbing Trolltunga – one of the most beautiful scenic cliffs. What made this proposal so special was the fact Rob was petrified of heights but was determined to do climb it, all so he could ask the love of his life to marry him!
Proposing not only at Christmas but on a once-in-a-lifetime trip is a way to really wow. If you’ve already planned or considering a Christmas holiday and you’re thinking it could be the right time to take things to the next level, perhaps consider getting down on one knee too. We’re not saying you have to overcome your greatest fear, but doing something really thoughtful during an amazing trip at Christmas is sure to impress.Read more about Rob and Liza’s story
With an advent calendar
This could be the way to their Christmas-loving heart. Either replace the chocolate behind door no. 25 with a ring or craft your own with a gift, memory or note for each day.
While choosing a Christmas tree
Visit the tree farm beforehand and decorate your favourite with tinsel and a “Marry Me” sign. This could also be a cute romantic woodland scene, if there’s no real forests near you!
In a Christmas bauble
Extra surprises are always good, so why not hide your engagement ring in a special bauble and hang it on the tree? Tell them there’s one more gift to find on the tree.
Enlist Santa’s help
Keep the magic of Christmas alive by leaving a mince pie and a carrot out for Santa and Rudolf, before sneaking back downstairs to replace the mince pie with a ring.
With a personalised Christmas gift
Have a t-shirt, mug, pillow, card (or anything else you can think of) adorned with “Will you marry me?” and get down on one knee as soon as they open it.
Write it in lights
Ask the question in lights. Spell out “Will you marry me?” on the roof, the lawn or the Christmas tree, and once it gets dark have them do the big switch on. Ta-da!
Often better than Christmas Day, Christmas Eve is the perfect time to propose. Take them to your favourite pub and have fun soaking up the atmosphere together, before dropping down on one knee.
In a Christmas stocking
A discreetly placed ring in a Christmas stocking is probably where they’ll least expect a ring to be hiding. Keep them off the scent by including the obligatory tangerine, socks and chocolate coins.
Pass the (proposal) parcel
For those who love a party game, wrap the ring box and place it inside a slightly bigger box. Wrap this box and repeat until you feel it’s big enough to frustrate your future husband or wife.
PROPOSAL TOP TIPS
From The Men Who’ve Done It!
We asked four men who have recently got engaged for their top tips on finding the perfect engagement ring as well as their experience of getting down on one knee.
Your proposal will probably be one of the most intimate moments of your life, so keeping it personal make it extra-special. Christmas is all about magical moments with family, so (if you’re sure they will like it being a family affair), why not get some close family involved?
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