You’ve finally done it! You’ve purchased the perfect ring from an engagement rings store in Littleton, CO, and are just waiting for the right time to propose. The last thing that you want to happen is for your significant other to accidentally find the ring or to come across it. Although they might still love it, it would definitely ruin the surprise and all of the time that you’ve spent planning the proposal. Here are some tips that we have on how to hide the purchase in a crafty way!
#1. Get an E-Receipt
Getting an e-receipt instead of a paper receipt is a great way to hide your purchase at an engagement rings store in Littleton, CO. It can be easy to leave a receipt out. Even if your significant other didn’t find the ring, they’ll have a pretty good idea of what’s going down if they see the receipt! Some engagement rings stores will even hold onto the receipt for you for a bit, so you can easily hide your purchase. We’re just as committed as you to making this a special occasion!
#2. Get Rid of the Box or Get a Custom One
The ring itself is small and easy to conceal. Most people have difficulties hiding the box from their significant other. If you want to be as crafty as possible, you have two options: get rid of the box or get a custom one that’s more flat. You can often find custom ring boxes at an engagement rings store. If not, there are plenty of craft sellers online that make boxes that either lie flat or take up very little space.
You need to think twice before getting rid of the box. After all, it can also be really easy to lose a ring because it’s so small. Make sure that you keep tabs on it. Some people will put it in an envelope or some other type of box just to make sure that it’s safe.
#3. Hide It in Off-Season Clothes
If it’s summer, the chances that your spouse will even look at your winter jacket is pretty low. One of the best hiding places is in off-season clothes. If you ever watch a rom-com, you’ll quickly figure out that the sock or underwear drawer seems to be a popular hiding place. Unfortunately, if your significant other helps with the laundry, they’re likely to run into your hiding spot. If you hide the ring inside a jacket pocket, you are much more likely to keep the proposal a surprise. There are a lot more places that you can choose from.
If it’s the dead of the winter, maybe hide the engagement ring with your summer clothing. If you need any ideas, speak to a representative at an engagement rings store for more information. We’d be able to provide you with some suggestions to choose from.
#4. Wear Loose Clothing When Proposing
On the day of the proposal, there’s a good chance that you’ll start acting a little bit off and your significant other will pick up on it. After all, they’ve probably known you for so long that even a slight behavior change will be easily picked up by them. You want to keep everything else as inconspicuous as possible. The best way to do that is to wear loose clothing. This will hide the box as much as possible.
On that note, you should also wear loose clothing when you are picking up your ring from the engagement rings store. You definitely don’t want to get caught before you’ve even had a chance at hiding it. You should pick up the engagement ring on a day when your significant other is busy. It’s best if you come into as little contact with them as possible from the route from the store to your home or to your specific hiding place.
#5. Leave It at the Jeweler for as Long as Possible
It can be difficult to find the perfect place to hide your engagement ring. This is especially true if your significant other is someone who likes to clean every crevice. Or, you might have a lot of shared space with them, and it would be hard to hide something from them as a result.
If this is the case, ask the engagement rings store whether they would be able to hold the ring for you for some time. For example, if you’ve found the perfect ring in April but plan on proposing in October, it might be better if the jeweler kept the ring to the side or in a safe until the end of September. This way, you won’t have to worry that the ring will be lost. Do keep in mind that not all engagement rings store may be willing to do this.
On another note, you can also consider leaving the ring with a trusted friend or with your family (if you don’t mind them being in on the secret). Make sure that you choose a reliable person who will be able to guard the ring with their life!
Find the Perfect Ring to Propose with
If you haven’t already found the perfect ring, book an appointment with Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. We are a long-standing jeweler with a lot of experience in dealing with all types of fine jewelry pieces. We can help me find the perfect engagement ring. Not only will we take the time to understand what you and your significant other likes, but we will also help you look for affordable options. You can trust us to have your best interests at heart.
For more information on what we have to offer or to book an appointment with one of our engagement rings stores in Littleton, CO, call 303-471-8463. A representative at Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry can walk you through the entire process and help you figure out what you need for your special day!