Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular times of year to propose and it’s easy to see why!
There’s just something so magical about this time of year, which makes it a perfect opportunity to pop the question. But with so many proposals happening you want yours to stand out and be special.
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If you are planning on popping the question at Christmas then take a look at some of our favourite festive proposal ideas.
Create a DIY Advent Calendar
What could be more romantic than creating a homemade advent calendar filled with your partner’s favourite things? This personalised wooden advent calendar book from Lisa Angel has 24 empty draws (and number 24 is the perfect size for a ring box!). This makes for the perfect Christmas Eve proposal... perhaps don’t put the ring in the drawer until the actual day just in case your other half has a peek at what’s coming up.
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When You're Decorating the Christmas Tree
Decorating the Christmas tree is such a special time, why not make it even more special by handing your other half a ‘Will you marry me?’ Christmas bauble and just wait to see their face light up when they see what’s written on the bauble (your cue to get down on one knee!). We adore this one from Sweetpea Paper Design, which can be personalised with your partner’s name.
With a Mince Pie
If the one you love loves mince pies then bring them the best mince pie of their life! Topped with this gorgeous romatic message from Edge Inspired.
Plan a Festive Trip to New York
If you feel like pushing the boat out then what could be more romantic that whisking your partner away on a Christmas break to New York? Go ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, head to the top of the Empire State Building and visit Macy’s Santaland as part of your extra special trip.
With a Christmas Card
Give your partner a Christmas card they won't forget with this Marry Me design from Studio Thirty Two. The ring can be pushed out from the card so it's perfect if you want a placeholder ring before going shopping for the real deal together.
With Hot Chocolate on Christmas Eve
There’s something so magical about Christmas Eve - as you anticipate the excitement of the next day. If you are planning a cosy night in for two then why not make this Christmas Eve one to remember. Put on your favourite Christmas film, set the lighting low and sit down together with one of these hot chocolate spoons... as the chocolate melts away the message ‘Will you marry me?’ is shown. We adore this low key and romantic proposal idea from The Cutlery Commission.
During Breakfast in Bed on Christmas Morning
Surprise the love of your life with breakfast in bed on Christmas morning - made even more special by making them a cup of tea that ends with a proposal. We love this idea because it means you then have the whole of Christmas Day to bask in newly engaged glory. This cute mug is from The Letter Loft and we love it!
With a Bespoke Christmas Cracker
If you plan on a Christmas Day proposal and love the idea of being surrounded by your closest family then why not lay the table for Christmas dinner and add one very special cracker. This festive cracker from Twenty-Seven can be personalised and you could fill it with the all important ring! As you pull the crackers at dinner, you can ask the love of your life to marry you and celebrate with the ones you love.
On a Christmas Day Walk
Do you love the idea of a Christmas Day proposal but want to keep it as a special moment for just the two of you? Then take your other half on a Christmas Day walk to pop the all important question. You can then return to your family with your happy news and toast to your engagement.
Recreate Your Favourite Movie Moment
If you are big Christmas film fans then how about recreating a moment from one of your favourites? We love the idea of answering the door to find the love of your life holding up messages just like in Love Actually! (And maybe you could just squint and pretend it’s Andrew Lincoln asking you to marry him?).
Plan a Christmas Treasure Hunt
Plan out the perfect surprise by creating your very own festive treasure hunt. This treasure hunt kit from Martha Brook is the perfect way for making the game even more special and of course the hunt has to end with the ring as the treasure!
On Boxing Day
If you don't want your other half to guess your Christmas proposal is coming then a Boxing Day proposal will be fun and unexpected. Why not take it literally and leave a giant wrapped up box in the living room that then opens into another box and another and another...until you reach the tiny ring box!
So now you are ready to make the perfect proposal - start browsing our ultimate guide to buying an engagement ring or find even more awesome ways to propose.