28 Awesome Proposal Ideas

Trying to decide how to pop the question? We've got 28 inspiring and unique proposal ideas to help you on your way!


Even if you’re 100% sure your partner will say yes and you’ve looked at how to buy an engagement ring, proposing can be quite a daunting experience!


We’ve come up with 21 proposal ideas to help make sure your proposal is not only perfect but personal to you. These won’t just make your other half’s day – they’ll make their year!

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Will You Marry Me Confetti Balloon


Pop the question with this super-pretty balloon by Bubblegum Balloons.

Filled with helium, it will float out of its box on arrival to give your loved one the surprise of their life.

The handmade tail is made from luxury red hearts (some of which are glittery), and the balloon is filled with heart confetti.

What’s more, the red colour scheme would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day proposal!

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The Reasons I Want to Marry You… Tag Book


Let your fiancé or fiancée know all the reasons you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them by writing them down in this adorable little tag book.

This set comes with everything you’ll need, including two wooden covers, ribbon and pencils. Once you’ve filled it all out, you can pop it back in the gorgeous gift box and present it to them when you pop the question.

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There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You Scratch Card


This personalised scratch card is the perfect and fun way to ask someone to marry you!

Each card is illustrated with a gorgeous, floral design, and the suspense of scratching off the surface to reveal a proposal is such a unique idea! Who wouldn’t say yes to this?

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Will You Marry Me Fortune Cookie


A fortune cookie with the words “will you marry me?” inside has to be one of the cutest ways to propose ever!

Surprise your other half at the end of a Chinese meal with this idea. The set comes with six random fortune cookies so that you can set the scene before you hand them the extra special one… just don’t mix them up!

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Personalised Marriage Proposal Destination Print


There are so many unique ways to propose, but none quite as stylish and everlasting as this gorgeous destination print from Not On The High Street.

However long you’ve been together, you’re bound to have lots of places that mean a lot to you for different reasons – whether it’s a first date location, first holiday or favourite restaurant.

You can personalise this print with all the places you’ve visited or that mean something to you as a couple, and finish the story with the big question… however you want to phrase it.

This print can be ordered in a variety of colours too. We love it!

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Marriage Proposal Locket


If you’re looking for a unique way to propose, then your search ends here! This wedding proposal locket is made from 18ct rose gold and is totally stylish.

You’ll be able to personalise the back of the locket with a “Marry Me?” message, and it will arrive in a beautiful gift box tied with a satin ribbon.

This is not only an awesome proposal idea, but a perfect gift that your other hald will treasure forever, too.

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Morse Code Marriage Proposal Mug


Make your proposal a bit of a puzzle with this unique mug, designed and printed by Ellie Ellie in Sussex.

This stylish design features black lettering reading “will you marry me?” in Morse code. Elegant and oh-so-fun, it lets you ask the most important question of your life in a truly memorable way.

Their face will be a picture as they begin to realise what you’re asking; you’ll cherish the memory forever!

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Pop the Question with The Proposers


Make sure your proposal looks picture perfect by enlisting the help of The Proposers, an award-winning London-based romantic events planning agency.

The team are the experts in unique marriage proposal planning and have bags of experience, going to all sorts of lengths to make sure your proposal is one that neither of you will ever forget.

Recent projects have seen them take over Disneyland, abseil into caves to set up picnics and hire James Bond’s speed boat! With a 100% yes success rate, anything is possible!

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Jigsaw Puzzle Proposal


This metallic jigsaw is in keeping with the puzzle theme, and when pieced together, reveals a personalised proposal message.

It is a fun way to build up the anticipation and will look fabulous when shared on Facebook and Instagram as a creative engagement announcement.

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Will You Marry Me Mug


If you and your partner are total homebirds, why not make breakfast in bed and use this mug for your partner’s cup of tea?

As they finish the drink, the most important question of their life will be revealed. One thing’s for sure… it’ll be the best cuppa they’ve ever had.

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Will You Marry Me Clothing Tag


We bet you’ve never thought of this idea! Brighten your partner’s morning with this personalised strip of sew-in name tape.

As they go to put on their shirt on an otherwise dreary Monday, they’ll notice this little surprise and their week (read: year) will be made!

You don’t have to go all primary school-esque and sew it in the collar… you could hide it on a cuff or in a pocket. Then all you have to do is wait for your other half to find it! What a cute idea.

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Personalised Proposal T-Shirts


Have you got children you’d like to include in your proposal? Why not buy these super-cute personalised t-shirts for the most romantic way to pop to question?

Not only will your little ones love being involved, your future husband or wife will cherish having such an adorable memento of the occasion.

This is the most perfect way to propose to that special mummy or daddy.

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Baby Proposal Vest


Or how about this adorable baby vest? It is so cute and would make such a lovely keepsake!

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Pet Proposal Tags


If you don’t technically have children, but your pets have pretty much become your kids, get them involved with these awesome proposal pet tags!

Pop one on your dog’s collar and wait until your other half notices. It will be such a great surprise!

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Personalised Couple’s Moments Photo Book


This personalised photo book is the perfect way to propose. It comes in a variety of colours, and not only can the front cover be personlised with your names, but the inside cover can incorporate your own proposal message!

Once they’ve said yes, your other half will love flicking through this book of memories and reminding themselves of all the special moments which got you to where you are now.

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Message in a Bottle Proposal


If you’re hoping to host a vintage-inspired wedding, set the tone with your proposal and pop the question with this gorgeous message in a bottle gift.

You can choose between three different types of bottle: a vintage bottle containing chandelier crystals, a rose bottle containing dried miniature red roses, or a beach bottle containing coral sand and small shells. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Will You Marry Me Spoon


If you’re proposing in the winter, then this personalised hot chocolate spoon is a great Christmas proposal idea.

The silver spoon comes encased in milk chocolate, so as you stir it into a mug of warm milk, your proposal message will be revealed.

Not only will the hot chocolate be absolutely delicious, but your partner will get the sweetest surprise they’ve ever had! We love this idea.

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Personalised Champagne Bottle


Quite literally pop the question with this personalised bottle of champagne by Bottle Bazaar.

Plan a romantic night in, then present this bottle to your loved one. If you’re feeling shy, you can let the label do the talking, and wait to see the look on your partner’s face as they read it. How romantic!

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Miniature Record Proposal


Is your partner a bit of a music-lover? If the answer is yes, this will be the perfect way to pop the question!

Simply record your own personalised message using your phone or your laptop, and it’ll be cut onto one of these cute, miniature records.

You can even personalise this gift further with a range of album sleeves, record label designs and colours, and text to appear on the album and back covers.

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Christmas Bauble Proposal


Are you planning to get engaged at Christmas time? Popping the question with this gorgeous personalised bauble would be such a romantic Christmas proposal idea.

Make decorating the Christmas tree even more special than it already is. As their face lights up with happiness, get down on one knee and present them with a ring. Who wouldn’t say yes to that?!

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Recreate Your First Date


Revisiting the bar you first met in or the restaurant where you first had dinner makes for the perfect way to reminisce over your happy relationship.

As you talk about all the wonderful things you’ve done together, you can get down on one knee and find out if they’d like spend forever doing more!

Marry Me Balloons


Why propose with just one balloon if you can propose with a whole set of them?

Decorate your living room, or in fact any space, with this set of inflatable proposal balloons.

You’ll get an inflatable ring, a foil heart, air-filled “Marry Me” lettering and 28 air-filled miniature balloons which are perfect for scattering. When your proposal is this extra, your partner can only say yes.

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Hire Out a Space for Just the Two of You


Why not take your other half on a date night to remember and hire out a private space just for the two of you?

We love the idea of hiring out a capsule on the London Eye. You’ll have unforgettable city views as your backdrop for the big question, and the team will even treat you to a glass of champagne each and a box of chocolates.

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Do it When They Least Expect It


If you’re not one to go over-the-top and want to do something very understated, why not propose when your other half least expects it?

You could propose when they’re relaxing in bed or in the bath, or even over breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. Who needs props anyway!

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Book a Trip Away


Why not head on over to Expedia? They have lots of fab deals for city breaks to places like New York, and we can’t think of a more romantic backdrop for your proposal than Central Park!

Break the news of your trip by gifting your other half with this gorgeous print! It will look great on your bedroom wall.

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Please Will You Marry Me Chocolates


If your other half has a bit of a sweet tooth, treat them to this pretty box of chocolates to pop the question with.

All of the chocolates are solid and handmade in a selection of white, milk and dark chocolate with lettering on top.

To add personalisation, the blocks come with a choice of patterns and flavours, from strawberry to orange, so you can pick something your loved one will enjoy.

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Will You Marry Me Cake Topper


If you’re a bit of a GBBO fan, let the programme inspire your proposal and showcase your baking skills.

Make a cake in your loved one’s favourite flavour, then purchase this super-cute proposal cake stencil to dust the top with icing sugar in the shape of your question. They’ll be so surprised (and you’ll get a sweet treat to celebrate with!).

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Light Box Proposal Message


Light boxes are all the rage when it comes to on-trend interiors these days, so why not give yours a little bit of a make-over and have the lettering spell out the all-important question?

You could plan a cosy night in with your loved one – cook a lovely meal and then take them through to another room where the light box will take pride of place.

Just wait and see the look on their face when they notice it…

Personalised Ring Box


Let the box do all the talking with this personalised ring box from Not On The High Street.

We love that you can add your other half’s name to the outside, and since it will house the most important piece of jewellery they’ll ever receive, they’ll treasure it forever!

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Now you’re inspired and know how you want to propose, make sure you browse all the engagement rings on site to find the perfect one to complete your proposal.