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The festive season is one of the most exciting and romantic times of the year to propose. There is something truly magical about this time of year and there’s an unmistakeable sparkle in the air. All proposals should be unique to your love’s story; however, we’ve compiled a list of romantic inspirations to prepare the perfect winter proposal.

The end of the year is a time of celebration and reflection, making it the perfect time to take the next step in your relationship. Show your other half just how much they mean to you with a beautiful winter proposal. The options are endless. Here at Laings, we’ve compiled a list of our favourites.


Every couple celebrates the festive season in personal and cherished ways. A great way to pop the question is to add the proposal to your already existing traditions. If your decorating is a coveted part of the season, use Christmas lights to spell out ‘Will you marry me?’. For those who open a special gift together on Christmas Eve, surprise them with a stunning engagement ring. They will be overjoyed to show off their precious piece of jewellery to all their friends and family on Christmas day. Wrapped up in festive cheer, your partner will be overjoyed by the twist to your personal seasonal tradition.


Wrap up and take a trip to one of your favourite spots for a wintery walk. Cold crisp days and the crunch of newly fallen snow make the perfect backdrop for a proposal. Bundled up with lots of layers she’ll never notice the ring box in your pocket, and it’ll be a wonderful surprise when you ask that all-important question! The ring will catch the light of the winter sun and dazzle your bride-to-be, who can say no to sparkling diamonds…

Image caption: Winter walks


A classic winter proposal option, start the new year off with a wave of adrenaline. Whether it be at a party surrounded by loved ones, or looking out to the brilliant fireworks that mark the end of the year, a new year proposal is filled with excitement and joy. A perfect ending and beginning encapsulated in one special moment.

Image caption: Laings Engagement Ring


For couples who love a cosy night at home, a proposal inspired by the movies might be the perfect fit. There’s a reason why so many on-screen proposals are set around Christmas, the air is filled with wondrous joy and magic, unlike any other season. Snuggle up in front of the TV with a particularly romantic Christmas film (we like ‘The Holiday’ and ‘Love Actually’) and when the big proposal happens you can follow suit and get down on one knee. An intimate moment of romance.

Image caption: Romantic Festive Setting


A modern winter wonderland, Christmas markets are a mainstay of the season in any city. With mulled wine flowing and lights covering every possible surface, the air at the markets feels electric. A market proposal can be an intimate or public affair. If your local market has a Ferris wheel, ask the question when the two of you are alone at the top. For those looking to draw attention to this moment of celebration, get down on one knee in front of one of the markets central Christmas trees.

Image caption: Winter walks

Winter proposals are filled with magic, keep yours personal to your love story and add a touch of you into any of the inspiration we have given.

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