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Top Holiday Proposal Ideas

Written by: Sue Fritz | | Jewelry Marriage

December is the most popular time of year to get down on one knee, but the real question is how to make it memorable. You have your special someone and a special ring, now you need the perfect idea for your holiday proposal.

Some people choose an intimate route while others want to start their forever in front of family and friends … appropriately distanced in this COVID year. No matter what you choose, check out our tips for making it special and unique.

DOs and DON’Ts for a Holiday Proposal

DO figure out what your intended likes
What type of proposal will your sweetheart want, such as in front of an audience during Christmas dinner or during a quiet, intimate moment with only the two of you.

DON’T get too cheesy
It can be hard to not get caught up in the season, but only use the holidays as inspiration and not as a total theme. For example, dressing up like Santa may be a little over the top.

DO have a private moment
Even if you ask in front of crowd – perhaps on a video call – take time for a quiet moment and enjoy this special day as a couple.

DON’T panic
Holidays are full of unexpected events and crazy weather. If your plans get derailed, stay calm and go with the flow.

DO think about the rest of the day
Your day doesn’t end after the big YES. Think about how to celebrate once the engagement is official. Then, plan ahead so you have time for yourselves.

Unique Proposal Ideas

Custom ornament: Have a special ornament made that says: “Will you marry me?” As you decorate the tree together, hand your loved one the ornament and get ready to see the reaction.

Caroling, caroling: Have a few carolers come by, and as they are singing at your doorstep drop to one knee.

Put it in lights: Write your question in decorative lights and get ready to flip the switch when they arrive.

Christmas tree farm: Take a trip to pick out a tree and pop the question while in the perfect picturesque setting.

Snowy surprise: The snow can be the perfect spot to write your message for a snowy surprise.

Looking at lights: Stroll through a light display makes for a beautiful background when you ask for your “happily ever after.”

Elf on the Shelf: Get an elf for your own future traditions, and then send your special someone on a hunt to find the elf along with an engagement ring.

Holidays are a magical time of year. Make yours merry and bright with a unique engagement story. Once you have the “yes,” say yes to protecting the new engagement ring with jewelry insurance. Contact Lavalier for your personalized insurance quote right away.


  1. 10 unique holiday proposal ideas. (Accessed November 17 2020).
  2. The Dos and Don’ts of proposing during the holidays.  (Accessed November 17 2020).

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