December is a month that seems to be destined ¬†for wonderful memories. Whether you gather around a Christmas tree, a nativity scene, a Menorah, or a Kinara – you’re hopefully spending time with family while you enjoy good times and good food. It is this focus on family that makes a December engagement so wonderful (as long as she says yes!).

The trees are decorated with lights, houses are filled with friends, family, and food – and everyone who’s not a Scrooge or Grinch is in a good mood… the perfect setting to start a new branch on the family tree.

Here are some ideas inspired by the holidays:

Ice, Ice Baby



The old song says ‘baby, it’s cold outside’ but the excitement of a new life together requires a different kind of ‘ice’ to warm your true love’s heart. Perhaps a diamond solitaire engagement ring.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

Don’t forget to present the ring appropriately – as a Christmas present, of course! Put the ring box inside a small gift box and hang it from the tree as an ornament or slip the ring over the hanger and let it rest at the top of an ornament and then watch her face when she spots it.

Christmas Heart Ornament

Deck the Halls

red and gold ornaments


Decorate your sweetheart’s finger with this festive looking ring, an 18K yellow gold engagement ring with ruby side stones. The yellow gold evokes old fashioned celebrations, combined with traditional Christmas red.

Let it Snow!

If you really want to catch her off guard, give her this beautiful necklace for Christmas and then surprise her with a ring on New Years Eve! The perfect setting for this gift would be a romantic trip to a cabin: complete with a sleigh ride and snow ball fight followed by a roaring fire, warm fuzzy sweaters, dark chocolate, and this perfect snow ball to take home:


Looking for more ideas?

Check out previous big fat articles about engagements at Christmas, including some great ideas for wedding proposals.

Not ready to propose?

Just remember, the holidays are still critical if you want staying power. Try to make a good impression on his or her family and remember to make some good memories, which will pave the way for many happy holidays to come.

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