Mulled wine, mince pies, ice skating, fairy lights and snuggled evenings by the fire all conjure up the idea of a romantic Christmas, so why not take the perfect opportunity to pop the question to your loved one over this magical time of year.
There are so many romantic ways to propose but however you choose to do it, make it individual to you as couple whether that’s choosing a location that means something to you or if you’re more of the practical jokers why not hide the engagement ring in a Christmas cracker; now that really would make Christmas start with a bang!
Here are my top 5 romantic ways to propose at Christmas:
Proposing on Christmas morning is a sure-fire way to start off the Christmas celebrations in style! It is nice to take things a little bit easy on Christmas morning before relatives arrive and the chaos of all the cooking begins, so why not cook up a tasty and delicious breakfast with a glass of bucks fizz and present your loved one with a beautiful ring box. Snuggled in bed together enjoying the moment and giving yourself some time to take in all the excitement surely doesn’t get any better. Top tip: do not hide the ring in the breakfast food! Not only is this slightly dangerous as no one wants a trip to A&E on Christmas day but also the ring will be covered in food juices; not ideal for taking those first few pictures of the gorgeous ring! If you’re stuck for some lovely breakfast recipes one of my go-to website is Olive Magazine and they have some great ideas: https://www.olivemagazine.com/guides/best-ever/best-ever-christmas-morning- recipe-ideas-for-breakfast/
Make your own advent calendar with the last day holding the engagement ring. Now, this does rely on your partner not skipping all the way to the end of the advent calendar but hopefully, they will open each door day by day revealing the big surprise at the end. For the romantics amongst you, you can fill each day with something that reminds you of your partner or you as a couple; perhaps a photo from a great holiday, a tasty treat from somewhere you’ve been or perhaps something that he or she loves whether that’s makeup, chocolate or alcohol. If you really want to keep them guessing, then you can always fill each day with something you know they’ll enjoy but won’t’ give the game away. Hobbycraft do some budget-friendly ones: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/christmas/christmas-decorations/advent-calendars
Whisk your other half off to a Christmas Market whether in the UK or abroad; there are some lovely ones in the UK such as the one in Bath or Kew Gardens does its beautiful Christmas Lights display. After taking some time to stroll around the markets, pick up some presents and grab a hot chocolate or mulled wine, why not get down on one knee under the twinkling fairy lights or Christmas tree for the ultimate proposal background!
Create a Christmas treasure hunt. Plan your Christmas proposal hunt around somewhere local to you whether that’s your home town or somewhere you regularly visit. It is important to keep the clues simple (you want your other half to be able to work it out!) and have the last one finish up somewhere special. Wherever that special place is whether inside or outdoors, why not include some amazing decorations to make it even more romantic such as candles, fairy lights or flowers. As an added touch you could always hire a photographer to capture the perfect moment!
At the Christmas Tree Farm. Rather than buying your tree from the garden centre or supermarket why not head out to a Christmas Tree Farm to pick out your perfect tree before proposing? Enjoy a lovely stroll through the farm, before picking your tree and proposing. Following the proposal, you can take your chosen tree home with you and set it up at home as a beautiful reminder of your special moment. Top Tip: depending on where you get in from you can always plant it in a pot or your garden for the following year so you can remember the proposal every year!