10 Best Winter Proposal Ideas

best winter proposal ideas

Looking for the best winter proposal ideas? We’ve been privileged to hear hundreds of wonderful wintery, Christmas and New Year engagement stories from our customers over the years. Below, we’ve picked the 10 best ones to inspire you.


1. Torvill and Dean proposal

The most romantic winter sport ever? Couples ice skating! Drop to one knee while gliding along together… or hire your local ice rink and surprise her with dinner on the ice!

2. Off-piste proposal

Book a ski trip to your favourite resort. Ask the staff to set up a banner on the ski slopes saying “Marry me!”. Or pop the question in front of a roaring log fire in your ski lodge.

3. Epic mountain top proposal

Some of the best winter proposal ideas involve snow and the great outdoors. If you’re into nature, pack your hiking boots and propose to her atop a snowy mountain. Whether close to home in Scotland or further afield in Switzerland, it will provide a stunning backdrop for your big moment.

4. Light the way proposal

Work magic on a winter’s evening by creating a shimmering walkway lined with candles or fairy lights – then propose to her at the end of the luminous path. Simple, but very effective!

5. The box of chocolates proposal

On Christmas Day, put the ring atop her favourite choccy inside a luxury confectionery box. Casually offer her a chocolate and wait for the gasps of delight as she spots the ring.

6. Christmas tree proposal

Take her to buy a Christmas tree. Arrange beforehand with the vendor to make a path through the trees with signs saying “this way” and ending in front of a decorated tree with a sign that says “Will you marry me?”

7. A cracking Christmas proposal

Build your own Christmas cracker (kits are available online) and place the ring inside. Then watch as she discovers the “prize”.

8. New Year’s Eve midnight proposal

The best winter proposal ideas don’t always have to be complicated, sometimes simple ideas work the best. A classic way to ask her to marry you is to offer her the ring just as the bells ring out twelve on New Year’s Eve. What a way to start the year!

9. New Year’s resolution proposal

Tell her that you’d like to write down a list of New Year’s resolutions together. Then write “get married” as your last resolution. A guaranteed happy surprise she definitely won’t expect.

10. Fireworks proposal

This is our favourite, definitely one of the best winter proposal ideas we’ve heard. If you’re planning to make the ultimate romantic gesture, you cannot beat the magical atmosphere created by fireworks. To make an unforgettable impression, hire a professional pyrotechnic company for customised fireworks that spell our “Marry me” against the starry winter night sky!

Need more inspiration? Read our 101 Proposal Ideas!

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