Our Top Ten Christmas Proposal Ideas
Not only is it the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas also has to be the best time for proposals; magic is most certainly in the air and, with all that mistletoe around, it’s easy to get swept away with feelings of festive romance.
With so many possibilities for sweeping your loved one off their feet, our top ten Christmas proposal ideas will help you set the tone for a Christmas proposal that will be remembered for years to come.
Top Ten Christmas Proposal Ideas
1. Light It Up
The time when the Christmas celebrations really get going, your local Christmas light switch-on can be the perfect time to start a festive season filled with celebrations. With guaranteed crowds, the opportunity to make your proposal the centre of attention is huge.
But, if low-key is more your thing, take advantage of the cold weather to snuggle close, before whispering those four amazing words into your loved one’s ear as the tree lights up.
2. Christmas Countdown
Advent calendars are a treasured part of many people’s countdown to Christmas; let’s face it, who doesn’t love having a bit of chocolate every day? To make this super-cute Christmas engagement idea work, you can either replace the chocolate behind the last door with a beautiful diamond ring, or go the extra mile and make your very own advent calendar.
Make each day count with a poignant treat or a special note, and make sure you’re waiting to hear their answer when they open the door on the 24th.
3. Snow Day
Scoring high on the romance scales, proposing on a blanket of freshly-fallen snow is probably towards the top of your wish-list if you have your heart set on a Christmas proposal.
Impossible to plan unless you’re confident of a chilly forecast, make sure that you have your ring ready to go and be prepared to put your proposal plan into action at the merest whiff of a snowflake.
4. Winter Wonderland
Planning a day of pure Christmas indulgence is a great way to get you both in the festive spirit.
Start the day right with breakfast in bed and your favourite Christmas movie, before heading out to the Christmas markets for a bit of shopping, ice skating and some mulled wine and mince pies. Now all that’s left to do is to round off the perfect winter’s day by getting down on one knee.
5. Visit Santa
A destination proposal with a difference, take the magic of the season to heart and indulge childhood dreams to go in search of Santa in Lapland.
With endless opportunities for romance, think husky-drawn sleigh rides, reindeer and snow-as-far-as-you-can-see. Treat yourselves to a stay in a glass igloo and you could get down on one knee beneath the stars - or even the Northern Lights if you’re lucky.
6. Little Helpers
A time for sharing the magic with family, getting others involved with your proposal can make it even more special. If you have kids, why not give them the most important job of presenting your other half with a ring box, or get your favourite four-legged friend in on the act. All you’ll need to do is to be ready to ask the question as soon as they realise what’s going on.
7. Pop The Question
You could take the idea of popping the question quite literally this Christmas, by enlisting the help of the nation’s favourite Christmas table accessory; the humble Christmas cracker.
Perfect if your loved one likes surprises, all you need to do is insert the ring inside the cracker and hope that she wins. Just remember to remove the mini-screwdriver and replace the joke with something much more romantic - Merry me? Ho, ho, ho!
8. Special Presents
Proposing under the tree on Christmas morning can be so romantic but, if you’re wondering how you’ll get around to asking the question amongst the flurry of wrapping paper, why not give her a series of presents that tell the story of how you fell in love.
Start with the perfume she wore on your first date, a copy of your song, a picture of your first holiday together and, finally, a beautiful diamond ring and a request to spend the rest of your lives together.
9. Christmas Carols
A custom that evokes the romance of Christmases gone by, Christmas carollers singing on your doorstep are enough to make anyone feel festive. Make it an evening to remember with a beautiful home-cooked meal and a well-timed interruption from a group of carol singers.
Once your loved one is totally absorbed by Silent Night, give them a signal and have them sing your favourite love song whilst you get ready to ask them the most important question.
10. Decorate The Tree
One of the top Christmas traditions, decorating the tree is when the magic of Christmas is truly invited into your home. This Christmas, set the tone for decorating the best tree ever with some Christmas music, mulled wine and a toasty fire.
Then, just as your loved one is standing back to admire your handiwork, suggest that you’ve got the perfect thing to add just the right amount of sparkle.
For even more proposal tips and ideas, view our full Proposal Guide and get ready to sweep your loved one off their feet.
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