“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
Christmas is almost upon us once again. It’s that one time of year we all make an effort to get together with loved ones and celebrate with lots of good food and gift-giving.
After the pandemic has locked us away for the last few years, this is the first Christmas where things feel like they’re completely back to “normal”. That alone is enough reason for a big celebration. But Christmas has always been about spreading love and joy, making it the perfect time for an extra special proposal.
If you plan on asking your loved one to marry you this festive season, here are some Christmas proposal ideas to inspire you.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes a Christmas day proposal so romantic, but there’s something undeniably special about it.
Maybe it’s the twinkly lights of the Christmas tree, Christmas music playing all around, or even simply the joy of being around those you hold dearest. Christmas is a magical time of year that we all love celebrating. And, as it’s a time to give gifts anyway, what could be better than surprising your significant other with something extra sparkly under the tree?
Something that’s become popular over the last few years with people looking to propose to their significant other is to place the ring in a personalised advent calendar. You can either make one entirely from scratch, or there are options online that you can buy and customise.
For the whole month of December, they open up a small gift from their calendar before the big finale on Christmas day. You don’t need something big or expensive every day. It can be as simple as some chocolates or a little keepsake.
When they open their Christmas day gift expecting another token present, they’ll find the best surprise: an engagement ring. It’s a wonderful way of prolonging the fun and anticipation throughout the whole month before the big day.
Where this might be will depend on your budget and where you’re located. Some of the best Christmas trees in the world are in the following places:
If you can’t afford the trip away somewhere exotic just before Christmas, there are plenty of Christmas trees around in smaller, local towns that can be just as pretty and romantic.
While you may not get your Christmas day proposal in a faraway location, you can be sure that it’ll be an occasion you’ll both remember forever – it’s the thought that counts.
Surprising your loved one with breakfast in bed when they wake up is a brilliant and easy way of proposing on Christmas day.
Fill a tray with all their favourite breakfast foods, and don’t forget the champagne. You could put the ring on the tray with breakfast and let them come across it of their own accord as they go, or have it ready once you’ve placed their breakfast in front of them.
You might want to give them a minute to wake up first before the surprise!
A stroll on Christmas day can be romantic, especially if it’s snowing outside.
If you’re surrounded by plenty of beautiful nature, you may already have a spot in mind that will be the perfect place to pop the question. It can be somewhere you like to go together, or it might just be a place you’ve seen, and thought would be an idyllic Christmas proposal idea.
Taking a walk together, the two of you can be intimate, or you could get the whole family involved if you want something more sensational.
If you have a way with words or are better at putting your feelings down on paper, using a Christmas card to propose could be the ideal solution for you. It’s also a great Christmas proposal idea if you know your loved one doesn’t like to be the centre of attention and would appreciate something more low-key.
You could buy a card, make your own, or have a personalised one made – the choice is up to you. What’s important is that you say what you feel and that it comes from the heart.
This is probably the most expensive option there is, but planning an extra memorable getaway for the two of you around Christmas time can be a Christmas proposal idea for the history books.
If you’re both skiers or snowboarders, you could make the most of the winter weather and take to the slopes. There are also short city breaks, such as visiting the Christmas markets in Germany or Austria.
If you don’t like the idea of travelling abroad, why not look for a log cabin in the countryside where you could spend the weekend relaxing before asking the big question?
Making your own Christmas crackers has become really popular. You can fill them with things people want and use or just something silly. There are only so many golf tees and keyrings you can use, right?
A make-your-own Christmas cracker set can also be used if you’re proposing on Christmas day. Tuck the ring away inside the cracker, ready for them to open it. You’re going to have to let them win this one!
It’s also a good idea to wrap it up a little, so it’s protected if it comes out of the cracker and lands elsewhere.
You can get baubles specially made that will pop the question for you.
Some things to think about:
While not a Christmas day proposal, you can use a bauble to propose on the day you choose to decorate the tree together.
Save it for last and have their attention when you’re hanging it up. You could choose to hang the ring on the bauble itself or be ready to get down on one knee when they’ve had a chance to read what it says.
The best thing is that you get to keep it forever and remember that special moment every year when you decorate the tree together.
It’s an oldie but a goodie. Hang up some mistletoe in your house and invite your partner to come and join you for a Christmas kiss underneath it.
When you’re there – as well as a kiss – you’re also asking them if they’ll meet you under the mistletoe every year from here on out as a married couple.
Does your partner dote on your pampered pooch? More people than ever are choosing to get their pets involved in their engagement and wedding plans. You’ve probably seen the pictures of a dog standing next to the bride and groom as they say their “I Do’s” on the wedding day – hopefully not causing too much trouble.
There are plenty of ways to get your pet involved in your Christmas proposal idea. Some suggestions include:
Your pet is a big part of the family, so it’s a lovely idea to make them a part of your engagement plans.
If you’ve been thinking about a Christmas eve proposal, why not get your loved one a pair of personalised pyjamas that pop the question?
When they’re getting ready for bed, or even just trying to get cosy before the two of you watch a Christmas movie together, they’ll open up their new pair of PJs to find the words “will you marry me?” written on them.
It’s a charming and fun way of proposing, and it’s something they can keep and wear for as long as they want to.
You could even get both of you matching pairs.
This one is a bit of a bonus proposal idea. Christmas may have come and gone, but the spirit lives on.
On New Year’s Eve, there’s a buzz about leaving the last year behind and looking to the future with excitement.
As you’re planning for the next year together, little do they know that you have even bigger plans! When the clock strikes midnight, you can pull out a ring and ask your special someone if they will become your husband or wife.
Could there be a better way to start a new year?
Christmas proposals have been a favourite among couples for many years. It’s unlikely that it’s going to change anytime soon.
Outside of Valentine’s day, it’s one of the most romantic times of the year, and it’s one that people spend months planning for.
As we move out of the pandemic, we’re getting to spend Christmas with our loved ones again. As a result, we’ll undoubtedly see more Christmas proposals than ever.
Proposing on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, or anytime during the holiday season is notable because it’s a time of year for happiness and love. We take time out of our busy lives for just a short period each year to show our loved ones how much they mean to us.
Choosing to propose to your partner at Christmas time demonstrates to them how much they mean to you and that you want to spend the rest of your lives together.
Taking the time to plan a Christmas engagement proposal like one of the ones above takes thought and preparation. There are some fun, simple ideas and others that take a bit more planning. However you choose to propose is entirely up to you.
You know your partner the best and can decide if they’d like something big and showy or if they’d prefer an intimate proposal with just the two of you. Either way, you can make the most of the magical Christmas spirit and make it one they’ll never forget.
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