The Internet has recently been overrun with romantic engagement proposals, and who hasn't been to a sporting event when the scoreboard puts the spotlight on an unsuspecting date about to be proposed to? And don't even get started about the ring in a glass of champagne or piece of cake. It just seems like all the cool engagement ring stories have been taken.
In a world of 'been there, done that', how are you going to differentiate yourself? Well, you've made it to Showcase Jeweller's blog, so you're already on the right track. You're at the point where you've got the girl, you've got the ring, now you just need to figure out how to pop the question. Pick one of these three clever ways to hide an engagement ring and surprise her with the perfect proposal.
1. Inside your favourite DVD case
If you're a couple who enjoys a good movie, and have a shared favourite film, then surprise her by stashing the ring in the DVD case. The fun part of this surprise will come in the lead up. Take her out to a fancy dinner and then on a long romantic walk afterwards.
The key is to act like you could drop down on one knee at any second – but don't. After the walk, look her in the eye, and instead ask if she wants to go home and watch your favourite movie. Then be so bold as to ask her to get it all set up. She'll be pleasantly surprised when she opens that case! A big dramatic ring might not fit in the case itself, but you can tape the ring to the case too.
2. Scuba diving
If you and your loved one enjoy scuba diving in the many great reefs, then pay special attention to this plot. Unfortunately, you likely won't be able to train a dolphin or other sea creature to swim up and present the ring, but you can swim ahead and stick the diamond ring around a sturdy piece of coral. Make sure you mark the spot before you go swim away, or just call her over to you. Act all excited like you've found something really cool – because you have, and summon her to pick it up. Watch her eyes light up as she discovers what it is, swim to the surface, and celebrate.
3. Set up a scavenger hunt
A scavenger hunt is a sweet way to take your girlfriend to all your favourite spots around town that remind you of the good times together. How He Asked proposal advice blog explains that you should also sprinkle in a couple of stops for her to pamper herself.
Take her to all your favourite spots.
Have her swing by the nail salon with all her best girls there to join in on the excitement. You won't really get to hide the ring, and by the time she gets to you she'll probably have a clue as to what is going on, but it won't spoil the look on her face as she sees you down on one knee.
At the end of the day, guys, the proposal really doesn't matter. She just wants you to give her that perfect ring that says you'll be spending a lifetime together.
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