We love to see holiday season proposals. There’s something about this time year… Being surrounded by family and friends… Cuddling up next to the fire with hot chocolate in hand… It all just makes the moment even more special.
If you’re a prospective groom with a holiday proposal on your mind or a prospective bride with hopes of finding something extra special under the tree this year, here are a few ideas to help you make sure it’s the one-of-a-kind proposal you’ve both dreamed of.
Incorporate Your Favorite Christmas Tradition
There’s a reason we continue our Christmas traditions: they’re special and close to our heart. So, why not try incorporating your proposal into her favorite Christmas activity or tradition–finding the perfect Christmas tree, ice skating, building a gingerbread house or decorating holiday cookies. And since it’s something she does every year, you’ll likely be able to pull off the perfect surprise engagement.
Recreate Her Favorite Christmas Memory
Is there a holiday memory she always reminisces about? Recreate it! Take her to her favorite holiday spot as a child, look at Christmas lights together, or make her favorite holiday dinner. Warm memories can make the moment even more romantic.
Include Your Closest Family & Friends
The holidays are all about being surrounded by those we love, so why not make them part of your proposal? Many times loved ones who live far away can only make it down for Christmas, so what a special gesture to include them in on the proposal. Maybe you’re blending two families together… This can be a great way to have your children involved in the proposal and make them feel like they’re a part of the new family you’re creating.
Surprise her with a Christmas Gift
Are you both a fan of tradition? Then, you certainly can’t go wrong with wrapping up that beautiful engagement ring in the colors of the season and surprising her with a sparkly diamond. Want to have a little fun with it? Wrap up that little box in several other boxes, and make her work for it. Those tiny little boxes also fit perfectly in a stocking or can be hid amongst other presents under the tree or even inside the tree to help create a surprise factor.
Write a Special Poem or Letter
If you’ve got a way with words, then consider proposing with a holiday-themed poem or special letter. You can choose to recite the poem or letter to her or have her read it just before you present the ring.
Use a Sentimental Ornament
Maybe you love decorating for the season together? You don’t have to propose on Christmas Day. Part of the joy of the season is all the anticipation leading up to Christmas. As you’re setting up the tree this year, hang the ring on your favorite ornament or surprise her with a new one to commemorate the proposal.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Create a scavenger hunt with clues leading her to several small gifts before she reaches the “real deal” — her ring! Make each small gift connect to different things you’ve done together as a couple–something she can save for later as a keepsake of the proposal and the memories you’ve already created together. How about pairing the ring with an A. Jaffe Map Your Moment Collection piece? Where you met, where you shared your first kiss, where you’re going to propose…select any address in the world, and let a diamond mark the moment and place that changed (or will change) everything.
The holidays are undoubtedly one of the most romantic times to get engaged. If a holiday proposal is something you’ve dreamed of creating for your sweetheart, then we’d love to be a part of your special story! We offer a variety trustworthy and well-known engagement ring brands + exclusive offers and special financing options throughout the holidays to help you make her–and your–proposal dreams a reality.