To most couples, an extravagant proposal is an integral part of their relationship goals. And some couples prefer to be more low-key when popping the question. So, while a Christmas proposal isn’t for everyone, you simply can’t deny that they are romantic, no matter how you decide to do it!
The holiday season is one of the most popular times of year to get engaged. Think snow, fairy lights, rosy cheeks and romantic winter walks – it’s easy to see why! But if you’re looking for something more original, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Christmas proposal ideas for a bit of inspiration!
Here is Manor By The Lake‘s Top 10 Christmas Proposal Ideas
1. Personalised Advent Calendar
Who doesn’t love an advent calendar during the holidays? There’s nothing better than waking up and unwrapping the tiny gifts to make your day that little bit better. So imagine the excitement if the very last day of Advent turned out to be a heartfelt letter or engagement ring! And we thought you couldn’t get any better than a big Cadbury chocolate Santa (guess we were wrong).
2. Christmas Cracker Proposal
Another Christmas time staple that always goes down a treat, even if the gifts inside aren’t always that great (the jokes always make up for it). And while a magic fish is hard to beat, we think an engagement ring might just pip the post – let’s just hope they win!
Now this proposal idea does count on there being a flurry (and you know how temperamental the weather here can be), so if it does snow during the holiday season, it’s best to take advantage of it! Take your partner out for a cosy picnic in a beautiful snowy location with blankets, hot chocolate and all your favourite treats. Perhaps build a snowman or two, have a snowball fight, and pop the question surrounded by a beautiful backdrop. So simple but so romantic!
4. Christmas Gift
There’s nothing better than waking up on a Christmas morning and opening presents with your nearest and dearest. And we can only imagine how magical it would be to pop a ring box under the tree for your partner (we’re tearing up just thinking about it).
5. Christmas Movie Night
Another Christmas proposal idea is by planning a movie night featuring all your favourite holiday films. Sneakily add a video you have created, expressing your love, and end it with your romantic proposal!
6. Ice Skating Surprise
Other romantic proposal ideas include taking your partner ice skating in a picturesque setting. After a few laps around the rink, drop down on one knee and ask them to marry you!
7. Santa's Workshop
One of our favourite Christmas proposal ideas is a visit to the Christmas markets, either your local ones or on a city break and arrange a special moment where Santa asks your partner whether they’d like to marry you!
8. Put It In Lights
Ask anyone to name things that remind them of the holidays and you can almost guarantee ‘Christmas lights’ will be at the top of everyone’s list. How about choosing a moment when you are decorating the Christmas tree, and tie the ring to an ornament or a personalised bauble to hang on the Christmas tree, or hide it on the Christmas tree and watch your partner’s reaction when they find it!
9. Christmas Carolers
For a perfect Christmas Eve proposal, how about hiring a group of carolers to sing your partner’s favourite holiday tunes outside your home? Join in with the singing and then surprise them with a proposal as the carolers cheer you on!
10. Magical Fireworks Display
Our final romantic Christmas proposal idea is to organise a private fireworks display on Christmas Eve or Christmas night, as the colours light up the sky, perhaps pop the question as to whether your partner would like to share their life with you!
There’s no better time than the holiday season to pop the big question! And we can guarantee it’ll be a Christmas gift that your partners will remember for the rest of their lives, no matter how big or small you decide to go!
So, happy holidays and good luck from all of us here at the Manor, we hope to see you soon!