Did you know that the holidays are the most popular time of year to pop the question? This means that there are thousands of men nervously preparing themselves to ask the most important question of their lives thisĀ very minute! In fact, 39% of couples get engaged between November and February, with December being the most popular month of the year. So how are these men going to surprise their wife-to-be’s? Let’s take a look at how these men are popping the question with the top 6 trending holiday proposals of the year.

      #6 Christmas Lights

      This idea requires a bit of physical work when preparing, but the outcome is fantastic! Decorate the roof of her house or the place where you first met with Christmas lights spelling out “Will you marry me?”. Bring her there and get down on one knee. It will be the best Christmas surprise she has ever experienced!

      Will You Marry Me in Christmas Lights


      #5 Carriage Ride

      Many cities decorate their town in lights and have romantic carriage rides. Pack up some hot cocoa or apple cider and take your sweetie on a carriage ride under holiday lights. You can cuddle up under blankets and pop the question under the cool winter sky. It will be a scene straight out of the movies!

      Holiday Carriage Ride


      #4 Layers of Gifts

      Get 4 or 5 boxes in varying sizes. Wrap the ring up in the smallest box and then place it in the next biggest box. Continue doing this until you get to the largest box. Your girlfriend will have to open each layer and the excitement will build up until she gets to the small ring box. She will see the giant box under the tree and never suspect that there is a wedding ring in it!

      Christmas Presents


      #3 Movie Time

      Buy her favorite Christmas movie and cuddle up under blankets. Get her favorite movie snacks including popcorn. At the bottom of the popcorn bowl, place a small butter-proof box with the ring inside. When she finally reaches the bottom of the bowl, she will be giddy with excitement!

      Christmas Movie and Popcorn

      Cozy Movie Night + Christmas Movie List Printable

      #2 Advent Calendar

      Remember the advent calendars you had as a kid? They were full of little toys and candies and you could never wait to open them the next day. Purchase one of these for your sweetie and fill it with some of her favorite things. You can even put little notes in them with your favorite memories together or your favorite things about her. On the last day, place the engagement ring inside and make sure you are there to get down on one knee as she opens it.

      Advent Calendar


      #1 Ornament Proposal

      My personal favorite. You may have seen this picture making its way through Pinterest lately, but it is a Christmas ornament made into a ring box. Invite your sweetie to decorate the Christmas tree with you and when she’s not looking, pick up this ornament, get down on one knee, and pop the question! She’ll also have this amazing keepsake ornament/ring box to remember that special day. Trust me: she will love it!

      Ornament Proposal