Christmas Proposal Ideas

Christmas can become as romantic as Valentine's Day when it includes a marriage proposal.

Download 101 of the most creative and romantic marriage proposals ever!

  1. Wrap the ring in an extra large box and place under the tree to open on Christmas. This adds an element of surprise since a ring would normally be in a small box. You can fill the box with other romantic trinkets or with packing peanuts, newspaper, or other packing materials to avoid box shaking and to add weight.
  2. Play Santa and when your partner sits on your lap, ask them to marry you for Christmas.
  3. Hide the ring inside their Christmas stocking. You can put a candy cane through it and tie a ribbon holding the two together with a, "Will you marry me?" note attached.
  4. Wrap the ring in a box after box inside of one another, ending with a big box with a big bow on top like in the movie, "Serendipity". Watch here:
  5. Wrap five different boxes with a word in each box forming, "Will you marry me?", then wrap the ring in the fifth box. Make sure the boxes are opened in the correct order though!
  6. Spell out "Will you marry me?" on your roof, side of your house, or on your lawn using Christmas lights. They'll be surprised to see your decorations this year!
  7. While decorating the Christmas tree, hide the ring around a glass ornament and hand it to your sweetie to hang on the tree.
  8. Many cities decorate with lights for the holiday season as well as offer carriage rides through parks, the city center, etc. Take your sweetie on a carriage ride under the holiday lights on a cold night. You'll be able to snuggle together under a warm blanket in a romantic environment when you propose.
  9. Place the ring in a small box with their name on it and hang it on a branch on the Christmas tree. Have someone act like they found it after all of the other presents have been opened. As they open this one last box, pop the question!
  10. If you live in a warmer climate, create your own magical holiday proposal with SnoWonder, which looks just like the real thing! What could be better than a snowy, romantic proposal?
  11. Go to a park or downtown area that always has a great Christmas light display. Take him or her on a horse drawn carriage ride and snuggle up under a warm blanket together. Hire a Santa ahead of time and have him stop the carriage halfway through the display (preferably in a romantic area) and ask for your sweetie's name and then tell him/her that he has a little something for them. Have him pull box after box out, each one having a small toy. Finally, after several presents, have him find the real present with an "Oh, here it is." When he hands the ring box to her, get down on one knee and ask her to marry you.
  12. Have a step stool ready and ask her to put the star on the top of the tree. When she climbs up, have the ring on the limbs by the top for her to find. When she finds it, grab her hand and ask her to marry you.
  13. Hang the ring box like an ornament on the Christmas tree. After the last present has been opened, tell her there is one more surprise present for her that she needs to find on the tree. When she finds it and opens the box, be down on one knee.
  14. Take her out to look at Christmas lights around the town. As your light viewing is coming to a close, take her to the top of a hill where you have lights spelling out, "marry me?".
  15. Buy a personalized christmas ornament, such as the globe ornaments that have a saying on a piece of paper resting on some festive glitter inside. Have the message in the ornament say, "Will you marry me?" Wrap it up like you would any Christmas present and let your sweetie open it on Christmas Day. As she is opens it, you'll have plenty of time to fish that ring out of your pocket, and get on your knee to propose!
  16. On Christmas day, hang mistletoe in a doorway and kiss as you pass through. After you've kissed, come back later and hang the ring in the middle of the mistletoe. The next time you pass through, direct their attention to the mistletoe. When they notice the rng, propose and kiss again, your first as an engaged coupole.
  17. If you're planning to propose this holiday season, you must get one of these! These "wishes do come true" ornaments give you one of the most romantic and creative proposal opportunities our there. The ornaments come in silver or brass and each hangs from a red-and-ivory grosgrain ribbon. The outside of the ornament is engraved with the word, "Wishes", and when the recipient opens it up, they find the words, "do come true" engraved inside. The ornament also comes with strips of paper so that you can write the words, "Will you marry me?", and include it in the ornament with the ring. Propose by putting the ring inside the ornament and handing it to her to hang on the tree. If you'd rather wait until Christmas Day, wrap it up and place it under the tree. Either way, you'll have the ornament to hang on your tree year after year to remind you of the day she said yes.
  18. Create your own sweet proposal with m&m's custom print holiday collection. Create your own customized holiday m&m's in shades of red, green, and white, then hide them in your sweetie's stocking. You can customize the m&m's with your own choice of words (up to 8 characters per line and 2 lines per m&m -- try "Marry Me?"). It's a truly sweet way to propose this holiday season.