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15 Sweetest At-Home Proposal Ideas (and the Products to Go with Them!)

15 Sweetest At-Home Proposal Ideas (and the Products to Go with Them!)
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Don’t think you need to pull off a flash mob proposal to impress your significant other. Contrary to popular belief, an engagement needn’t be over-the-top to be memorable and meaningful. In fact, plenty of us (raises hand) prefer an intimate at-home proposal. Getting engaged in your home allows for ugly crying. Just us? Beyond providing a comfort level, when a fella gets down on one knee in your living room, it’s just about the two of you living fully in that moment. The proposal feels sweet and sentimental. Plus, you can be in your pajamas! If you know you want to propose on the sofa or during a dinner in your own kitchen, we have put together some inspiration to help you plan the ultimate engagement in the comfort of the place you call home. Read on for ideas and the products you’ll need to propose in the sweetest, most romantic, personal, memorable, and maybe even funny way.

 

 

How to Plan an At-Home Marriage Proposal

 

Tips:

To plan a personal at-home proposal, think about what your signif other enjoys. If she’s a dog lover, recruit Fido to pop the question. Perhaps she loves dessert. How about baking an indulgent treat and adding a topper that asks her to be your wife? You don’t need to go overboard; a simple, sweet proposal is sure to win her over. But, um, don’t phone it in. We heard from a friend her man walked into the kitchen where she was doing the dishes and just said, “Marry me?” At least he had an engagement ring! Keep scrolling for more inspiration and simple products that can take your engagement from blah, to her blowing her nose because, yeah, she’s weeping. With happiness, don’t worry!

 

 

At-Home Proposal Inspiration

 

Where to Propose:

Anywhere that feels right within the four walls of your home is a perfect proposal spot! Or, outside. This is your proposal and we trust you know the place that’s special for the two of you. Just maybe not in the kitchen while she’s doing dishes. 

 

 

Type of Proposal:

It could be big, small, just the two of you, or with family involved. The engagement deets depend entirely on what you think your soon-to-be wife would prefer most. The only must-have is an engagement ring!

 

 

Proposal Props:

From a snuggly teddy bear, to a wow engagement ring, to a cute way to involve kids, and a pampering proposal prop, we tried to include products to enhance all kinds of engagements. So whether you want to photograph the moment in a fun, unique way, or pop the question over your morning coffee, read on for tips to pull off a proposal she’ll be telling your grandkids about.

  

 

 

 

 

 

1 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Surprise Proposal Idea

Will You Marry Me Yard Sign

Price: $80.00See Reviews

She’ll come home and wait, what? Cue the tears, cue the “yes.” Cue the neighbors taking pics of the two of you happily engaged.

Specifications:
15 pieces
Metal stakes
15 inches tall
Waterproof plastic

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was a huge bonus and high point of my engagement! It worked beautifully!”

2 of 15 Image Credits: Blue Nile

Wow Proposal Idea

Riviera Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring

Price: $1,290.00

Just because you’re proposing at home doesn’t mean you can’t blow her away with a wow ring. This is one of the top 20 engagement rings on Blue Nile, so it’s a no-brainer she’ll love it. Note that the price is for the setting only.

Specifications:
1/6 carat
Platinum

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The ring was crafted with high quality and the service was great.”

3 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Morning Proposal Idea

Marry Me Coffee Mug

Price: $20.00See Reviews

Your morning coffee turns into a proposal with this sweet, surprise message mug. All you need is a ring, and boom! You’re engaged before you so much as showered for the day.

Specifications:
11 ounces
Microwave and dishwasher safe

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Thanks to the mug, I'm getting married!”

4 of 15 Image Credits: Shutterfly

Cute Proposal Idea

Make It Yours Teddy Bear

Price: $40.00

Let this sweet, cozy message bear pop the big question for you. It’s snuggly and makes an adorable memento of the moment she said “yes!”

Specifications:
18 inches high

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“What a wonderful bear! First, it's a nice size, not some tiny little toy. Second, it's really soft (in terms of both the feel of the fur and the ‘huggable’ factor), which I expected since it's made by Gund.”

5 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Creative Proposal Idea

Crayola Inspiration Art Case

Price: $25.00See Reviews

Recruit nieces and nephews to create a “will you marry me” banner. They’ll need awesome art supplies to get inspired, and this Crayola kit has over 800 five-star reviews. Now it’s up to the kiddos to create the ultimate piece of artwork to ask the ultimate question.

Specifications:
Includes 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 large pieces of paper
For kids ages 3+

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The color selection is huge and varied and the quality is definitely there for the markers, colored pencils, and crayons.”

6 of 15 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Romantic Proposal Idea

Waterford True Love Champagne Flute Set

Price: $135.00

Nothing says romance like champagne and luxurious crystal champagne flutes made by Waterford. What a gorgeous keepsake for her to treasure after the proposal!

Specifications:
10.6 ounces
5 inches high
Crystal
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These flutes are STUNNING!!!”

7 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Sweet Proposal Idea

Willow Tree Promise Figurine

Price: $40.00See Reviews

With over 4,000 near-perfect Amazon reviews, this Willow Tree collectible is a sweet gesture to start your life together. Later, you can add a baby figurine. Just sayin’.

Specifications:
9 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is simply beautiful! I love everything about it.”

8 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Fun Proposal Idea

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera

Price: $150.00See Reviews

Ask a friend to capture the moment on film in a fun, colorful way your bride will cherish forever. We love how these pics turn out, and how you can add vibrant, patterned frames, or hang ‘em up to display with cute clips.

Specifications:
Includes vegan leather case, 2 packs of film, 60 sticker frames, 10 hanging frames, and 10 strings and clips

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The camera was amazing and came with plenty of film. The instructions are simple and easy to read. Once you get the hang of the camera instructions, taking quality pictures is a no brainer.”

9 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Stylish Proposal Idea

Badgley Mischka Quintana Crystal Embellished Pump

Price: $245.00

Propose at home, but dress like you’re at a ball. Spoil her with the shoes. And a dress, if you feel so inclined. And now you are her prince charming, with a ring and forever.

Specifications:
Sizes 5.5 - 10
4-1/4 inch heel

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Yeah these are beautiful. Like everyone else has said. They definitely are the jewelry to the outfit! I love them.”

10 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Pampering Proposal Idea

Aromatherapy Associates Massage Oil

Price: $71.00

Put on some spa music, and treat your bride-to-be with a romantic, pampering massage. Try this customer-loved massage oil in Renewing Rose. It’s free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone, talc, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. Once she’s super relaxed, propose! What a perfect day.

Specifications:
3.38 ounces

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a truly amazing body oil. The scent is great, really natural, and not synthetic at all. It is absolutely nourishing for the skin.”

11 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Wine Lovers Proposal

Marry Me Bottle Label

Price: $10.00See Reviews

Share this bottle with your wine-loving mate, and it will be the most memorable of your lives! Congratulations.

Specifications:
Waterproof polyester stock

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This product worked well for my engagement. It fits any bottle perfectly.”

12 of 15 Image Credits: Zazzle

Pet Lover Proposal Idea

Marry Me Tee

Price: $23.00

Let her fur baby ask for her paw, er, hand in marriage with this customizable tee. Note that commenters say the shirt runs small so you may wish to order a size up.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - 3X

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is very cute and we loved it!”

13 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Funny Proposal Idea

Bling Wipes

Price: $13.00See Reviews

Gift her with this campy bling cleaner and then, wait, there’s the ring! Now she has something to polish and gaze at.

Specifications:
10 wipes
Not for use on pearls or emeralds

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great gift for newly engaged friends! These were given to me when I got engaged and I thought it was such a cute gift an they really come in handy when traveling. I now give them out to friends when they get engaged and it is very well received!”

14 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Foodie Proposal Idea

Proposal Plate

Price: $50.00

Cook a delish dinner for your foodie bride-to-be (or order out; we won’t judge!) and then she’ll see this meal is more than just a sweet gesture. Plus, the plate makes a wonderful, sentimental keepsake of your proposal.

Specifications:
10 inches
Non-toxic ceramic
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The product was awesome and my fiancé loved it!”

15 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Homemade Proposal Idea

Marry Me Cake Topper

Price: $24.00

Bake a cake for your love, then add this pretty topper that asks her to be yours forever. Choose among colors like rose gold, and natural wood. Save us a slice!

Specifications:
1/8 inch birch wood
7 x 11 inches including stake

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It looks beautiful and arrived promptly!”