The holiday season is here, and it’s the perfect time to give someone you love a diamond ring. This is a magical season filled with special moments surrounded by friends and family, so it’s no surprise that this is a popular time to propose!
If you’re planning on popping the question this holiday season, here are some tips for great ways to surprise someone with a diamond ring over the holidays!
In a Present
It seems obvious, but one of the best ways to surprise someone with a diamond ring over the holiday season is to do so by wrapping it up and giving it to them as a gift. One fun thing to do is to throw them off the trail a little bit by placing the ring box inside a larger box to disguise it. They won’t expect to receive a ring when you hand them a giant box, so they’ll be even more surprised when they get to the smaller ring box inside and see what you’ve given them!
At a Holiday Event
The holiday season isn’t just a great time to give gifts and spend time with loved ones, but it’s also an excellent time to take part in magical holiday events. Over the holiday season, you’ll probably find several great events in your area, no matter where you live. From festive markets to dazzling light shows to romantic concerts and more, there are so many incredible events happening around the holiday season.
Why not use one of these magical events to your advantage and make it the scene of your proposal? This way, not only will you have the incredible moment where you get down on one knee and propose, but you’ll have an incredible backdrop to enhance the experience.
During a Special Tradition
Public events aren’t the only way you can take advantage of magical holiday moments to make your proposal perfect. In fact, some people may not want a public proposal. Think about what your loved one would appreciate and let that guide you. Some people want to be surrounded by others when they get engaged, but others prefer a more intimate moment that is shared between just the two of you.
A great way to have a more private proposal, while still enjoying a holiday moment at the same time, is to propose during one of your holiday traditions. For example, if you decorate together, cook a special dinner with one another, or do any other sort of special tradition, why not propose at this time? You’ll be with one another and enjoying the holidays, and popping the question at this time will be truly memorable.
Try to incorporate the proposal into your tradition. For example, hide the ring in a box of decorations then ask your loved one to pass you an item from the box. They’ll see the ring, and you can ask them to marry you right then and there. It will be a truly wonderful surprise that they will never forget.
On New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular days of the year to propose, and there’s a good reason why. It’s a huge celebration and a wonderful time to surprise your special someone with a diamond ring. You can hide the ring in a glass of champagne, get down on one knee as the clock strikes midnight, ask them to marry you as you’re heading out the door to a party, and many other wonderful ways. You might even find a fireworks display to cap off your proposal!
There are a couple of things to keep in mind if you’re planning on proposing on New Year’s Eve. The first is that you’ll need to make sure your loved one is okay with getting engaged in a public setting (if that’s what you’re planning on doing). Another factor to remember is that, if you get engaged on New Year’s Eve, your proposal will likely overshadow whatever else you have planned that night. So, if you’re going to a party, your engagement will be all anyone will be talking about! This means it's a good idea to check with the hosts, if they're your friends, and let them know in advance. This way they won’t be upset if you take all of the attention away from them.
If you would rather opt for a more subdued or private moment, then consider waiting a day and popping the question on New Year’s Day instead!