Are you thinking of proposing this Christmas? There's no better time to pop the question than the most wonderful (and magical) time of the year. So if you're thinking of a Christmas 2023 proposal, we've got you covered with unique Christmas proposal ideas for an unforgettable Christmas engagement.

Christmas Proposal Ideas


'Tis the season of love and joy, and what better way to celebrate than with a Christmas proposal? We asked the experts at Purely Diamonds for some creative Christmas proposal ideas for those planning to pop the question this fetsive season. 

Make Your Own Advent Calendar

"Christmas wouldn't be complete without an advent calendar, so why not make your own for your other half? Fill it with your partner's favourite things; you don't have to buy a gift for each day of the month - you can simply write a love note or just a couple of lines telling them how much they mean to you," suggests the team at Purely Diamonds.

When it comes to Christmas proposals, a DIY advent calendar is a great way to prepare your partner for asking you to marry him or her. To throw them off the scent, you can always propose a day early or on Boxing Day if you think they might suspect the proposal coming!

We love this Wooden Gingerbread House DIY Advent Calendar from Not On The High Street...

Wooden Gingerbread House LED Lights DIY Advent Calendar - Christmas Proposal Ideas



A Cosy Fireside Proposal on Christmas Eve

There's something incredibly romantic about a cosy fireside proposal. Snuggle up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine on Christmas eve. As you enjoy the warmth and the crackling fire, express your love and commitment by asking the most important question.

Propose with Chocolates

If your partner has a sweet tooth, why not put a twist on the traditional Christmas selection box? Purely Diamonds suggests: "Use the classic selection box and get some chocolates to pop the question. While your partner unwraps their gift and reads the message, you can be ready to get down on one knee and ask that all important question!"

Consider a selection box that comes in a cardboard box rather than a foil wrapper so you can easily slip in a personalised note or the ring itself!

Carolers and a Surprise christmas Proposal

Arrange for a group of carolers to serenade your partner with their favourite Christmas songs at the front door. Join in the caroling or wait for the perfect moment to get down on one knee and propose. The harmonious voices of the carolers will add a touching and magical melodious element to your proposal.

Personalise a Christmas Tree Decoration

Purely Diamonds says: "Decorating the Christmas tree is always a fun way of starting the festive season. Why not make it extra special by handing your other half a personalised Christmas decoration with 'Will You Marry Me?' with the all-important ring attached?".

You can keep the personalised bauble on your Christmas tree for years to come as a reminder of that extra magical time, so it's a great way to propose at Christmas.

We love this personalised engagement Christmas bauble that you can customise as you wish...

Personalised Engagement Christmas Bauble - Christmas Proposal Ideas


Get Your Little One Involved

The festive season is the perfect time to make it a real family affair by involving your child (or children!)

Purely Diamonds have a cute proposal idea for involving your baby in your Christmas proposal: "If you have a little one who you’re keen to get involved in the festivities then why not get a personalised baby grow with the question printed on it?

"When your partner is distracted on Christmas morning, pop your son or daughter into a gorgeous and cute baby grow and sit tight until they read the message. It makes for the most perfect proposal idea!"

Include 'Will You Marry Me?' in a Christmas cracker

The best way to propose on Christmas day is to plant a customised Christmas cracker next to your partner's place at the table. Just make sure they win!

"You can personalise your festive crackers and add your diamond ring, as well as a 'will you marry me?' message in place of a joke. 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," explains the experts at Purely Diamonds.


A Winter Wonderland Proposal

Transform your surroundings into a winter wonderland. Choose a snowy outdoor location, like a park or a charming cottage in the woods. Decorate the area with fairy lights, lanterns, and candles. As you get down on one knee, the snow-covered landscape will create a breathtaking backdrop for your proposal.

Take a walk on Christmas Day

"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 question. You can then return to your family with your happy news and toast to your engagement," Purely Diamonds suggests.

Especially if walking is a tradition for you at Christmas, this is an ideal way to propose. Choose a place that means a lot – to make it even more special, you can always ask a friend or family member to decorate the spot with battery operated fairy lights and have mulled wine or hot chocolate at the ready to enhance the romantic mood.

Ice Skating Proposal

If you're both fans of ice skating, this is an ideal proposal idea. Choose a picturesque outdoor ice skating rink decorated with twinkling lights. Glide hand in hand, and when the moment feels right, drop down on one knee and propose on the ice.

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

Create a memorable scavenger hunt using Christmas lights. Set up a series of clues around your home, each leading to the next strand of lights. At the end of the trail, have a heartfelt proposal waiting for your partner. This creative approach adds an element of fun and anticipation to the moment and is an easy way of involving children in the proposal.

Make Your Own Jigsaw Puzzle

Do you and your partner enjoy playing games together at Christmas? If so, Purely Diamonds have the perfect proposal for you: "If you've found your missing piece, why not get your proposal printed on a jigsaw puzzle this year?

"We suggest you try and solve the puzzle on Christmas afternoon, then watch as your partner pieces together the most romantic question they’ll have ever been asked."


Plan a Christmas Treasure Hunt

This creative Christmas proposal game idea from Purely Diamonds is perfect if you're including your kids: "Plan out the perfect Christmas morning surprise by creating your own festive treasure hunt. It's such a fun way to make the proposal even more special and have some light-hearted fun.

"Plant a series of clues that will lead to the ring as the treasure, perhaps hung on the tree or hidden in a stocking."

Engagement Ring Hidden in Christmas Tree - Christmas Proposal Ideas

Christmas Tree Proposal

Take advantage of the iconic Christmas tree for a festive proposal at home. Hang the engagement ring on a delicate ribbon ornament or hide it in a beautifully wrapped ornament box. When it's time to exchange gifts, guide your partner to the tree and watch their surprise and delight as they discover the ring.

Hang the Engagement Ring on the Christmas Tree

The experts at Purely Diamonds also suggest hanging the engagement ring on the tree for a more traditional Christmas proposal. "This is a classic Christmas proposal that, just like our favourite festive movies, never gets old! You could purchase the cutest Christmas bauble or decoration with the all important question on it.

"Or of course, you could opt for the most sparkly decoration of all, and securely hang the ring itself on the tree instead! This will make it a little more difficult to spot, but you know it’ll be totally worth it when they do!”

Christmas Morning Proposal

Capture the magic of Christmas morning by proposing with a surprise gift under the tree. As your partner unwraps the gift, they'll be greeted by the sparkling engagement ring, making it a Christmas they'll cherish forever.

The Giant Present Trick

"If marriage has been on the cards for a while, many couples are looking for tell-tale signs of a holiday season proposal," Purely Diamonds reveals.

"Throw them off the scent on Christmas morning, by presenting them with a really big box. You could cushion the ring box safely inside or for even more of a tease, you could adopt the Russian doll tactic, and build up the excitement as each parcel gets smaller."

Use Your Pet to Propose

Your pet can be used to discover the ring if you tie it to a collar. If they're poking their presents and searching the tree for a treat, you can get creative! Just make sure your pet is well trained – you don't want them bolting outside with the dimaond or swallowing it!

Jennifer Read-Dominguez

Written by Jennifer Read-Dominguez

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