Proposals are the epic surprise. They're a declaration of love and an opportunity to be creative! They are meant to be fun and romantic. In the end of the day though, the best ones are about the couple and not the spectacle
This isn't meaning material things, it means 'real' things needed for a loving, treasured and respectful relationship. Deeds, qualities, thoughts and characteristics of a decent and mature man who has a loving and good heart.