Choosing the most suitable Mother of the Bride gifts can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be.
Emma here and I totally understand the dilemma behind picking a perfect gift for the Mother of the Bride. How can you actually choose just one gift (or a few small gifts) to properly thank your mom for being so wonderful? How do you say thanks for staying up late tying those hundred favor bags together or figuring out which linens I should pick or making sure guests who didn’t RSVP finally got their you-know-what together? :)
I kid. But seriously, your mom (or stepmom, grandmother, aunt, BFF, someone is helping you in a major way, we hope!) is there for you every step of the way while you plan: the good, the awesome, the ugly crying.
She deserves a total award for being amazing and that’s why Mother of the Bride gifts are so very important.
If you have the best mom ever (like I do!) you’ll really want to pick a special gift for her, and please don’t let it be something you pick out at the last minute. Give it some serious thought, the way she figured out that your centerpieces ought to be bigger, or the favors needed to be a little extra, or the buffet definitely needed that extra side dish.
Go above and beyond here — like a mom does — and give her a very special and thoughtful gift to say THANK YOU.
If you buy mother of the bride gifts online, particularly from handmade artists (since we’re crazy about handmade!) you can actually personalize your gift to make it extra-special. In addition to its custom-made design, handmade gifts are also popular because they are unique. No two gifts are exactly the same!
In today’s post, we’re sharing the most thoughtful Mother of the Bride gifts to inspire you to pick something she’ll treasure forever. You’ll be happy you took the time to pick out a thoughtful present and she’ll be filled with joy at the thought of you taking the time to find her a special gift.
It’s a total win-win here. She might need a hankderchief , too, for those tears of joy, just FYI. :)
Mother of the Bride Gifts
First, let’s talk about what kinds of Mother of the Bride gifts you should look for when shopping for your awesome mom, stepmom, or person in your life who has helped you with your big day.
Searching for gifts online tends to be overwhelming since there are dozens of ideas available. Mother of the bride gifts needn’t cost a lot of money to show you care. (Remember that potted plant you brought home from school in 3rd grade as a gift for mom? It had your class photo on the front and she just loved it? You know she adored a gift like that just as much as a cool tech device or pair of concert tickets.) Here’s the formula for picking out the perfect mother of the bride gift.
How to Pick a Perfect Gift for Mom
Picking a gift for mom is easy with the right formula. Find something she will actually use — i.e. a piece of jewelry she can wear, a clutch she can carry, a jewelry box she can use to hold favorite pieces of jewelry, or a photo frame she can display — and then personalize it.
The best gifts for mom are those that:
1) show your sincere appreciation
2) suit her unique style
3) spoil her a little :)
Before we get to the gift guide, don’t forget the finishing touch: a handwritten card is a beautiful addition to any of these mother of the bride gifts! Write a few words from the heart and include the card with her gift when presenting it.
When to Give Mother of the Bride Gifts
When is the best time to give your mom her gift? According to wedding etiquette, the best time to give mother of the bride gifts is either the night before the wedding (at your rehearsal dinner) or the morning of the wedding (while getting ready).
The wedding day itself tends to take off pretty quickly and go by fast, so you don’t want to forget to give it to her. And if you’re giving her a special mother of the bride gifts she can wear (i.e. earrings or a necklace), be sure to give it to her before the big day.
Now, on to the gift guide!
#1. Personalized Cuff Bracelet
This beautiful mother of the bride cuff bracelet features a hand-stamped message inside. It reads, “Today a bride, tomorrow a wife, forever your daughter” with a heart and your name. By Jessie Girl Jewelry.
#2. Mother of the Bride Jewelry Pouch
This pouch is the cutest size and is hand-embroidered with “mother of the bride” on the front. By Mama Bleu Designs.
#3. Mom Jewelry Box
I really love this gift box from Susabellas. It is a perfect size, features a heartfelt message for your mom inside, and can hold a piece of jewelry inside.
#4. Mother Daughter Gifts
Mother daughter gifts are one of the trending gift ideas this season. These unique gifts are fun because there’s one for her to wear, and one for you to wear. Here are a few of our top picks.
This locket set featuring the e.e. cummings poem with the words, “i carry your heart / i carry it in my heart” is another favorite gift idea. By Bella Hope Lockets.
Here are more mother-daughter gifts for the list! This set of eternity necklaces for the mother of the bride and the bride. On the necklace card is a message that reads, “The love between a mother and daughter lasts an eternity”. By The Silver Wren.
Here’s another mother-daughter gift we adore by Erin Pelicano. (P.S. Her entire shop makes me tear up, especially the “mother and son” jewelry because I literally just sat here in tears showing it to Andrew and sobbing because I have two sweeter-than-life boys. There’s even a quote from The Giving Tree on it that I couldn’t finish reading out loud. 😂 I’m such a mom.)
These mother-daughter gifts are really cute for you and your mom! See more in Erin’s shop.
And lastly on the mother-daughter gifts list is a pair of these photo lockets are a really sweet idea. I love how these look and the photo inside makes it extra special. By Simply A Gem.
#5. Love You Mom Ring Dish
This ring dish is cute and functional: mom has a place to put her ring when she’s washing her hands or cleaning. She will love the sweet + simple message inscribed that reads, “Love you Mom”. This is definitely one of the top mother of the bride gifts in this guide. By Susabellas.
#6. These cute ‘Love You Mom’ pears
I can picture them placed on a favorite bookshelf, desk, or in the kitchen. When she looks at these sweet little pears, they’ll make her smile and think of you. By SkyeArt.
#7. This personalized bangle bracelet
Your mom will love this personalized bangle bracelet! By Jessie Girl Jewelry.
#8. An embroidered handkerchief
#9. This beautiful floral robe
Your mom can wear this robe while getting ready with the girls the morning of the wedding. It’s super soft and will be her new favorite for lounging around the house or getting ready for special events. By Walkin On Air.
#10. This pearl and gold flower bracelet
I browsed over at Lottie-Da Designs and fell in love with this piece immediately! So, naturally, I just had to share it. This is rose gold but you can get a yellow gold one, too. It has a 1920’s-inspired look to it.
#11. Where You Lead I Will Follow necklace
#12. Photo Frame
I love this photo frame! This is one of my favorite mother of the bride gifts she’ll treasure with a photo from your wedding inside. It reads, “Today a bride, tomorrow a wife, always a daughter and friend for life.” Awww. By Farmhouse Frame Shop.
#13. Morse code “Mother” necklace
This is a cool necklace with “Mother” spelled out in morse code. Unique idea by Verse Shop.
And my #1 pick for best mother of the bride gift ideas ever? A clutch purse with a photo inside! It’s a keepsake gift she’ll absolutely love.
#14. A clutch purse with photo inside
This clutch is amazing — not only is the purse itself gorgeous, but the inside features a photo memory of you and mom when you were little. She’ll definitely cry tears of joy with this one. There are two unique designs available and both of these clutches make amazing gifts for the mother of the bride.
This first clutch with photo inside is by ANGEE W.
And here’s another style she’ll love! This clutch is by Eclu.
BONUS: Mother of the Bride Gift from the Groom
And here’s one more that is from the groom to the mother of the bride… we couldn’t help but include it! Wouldn’t your mom love to receive this gift from her new son-in-law? By Honey Thorns.
What are you giving as the mother of the bride gifts? Tell us in the comment box below! We’d love to hear from you!
P.S.S. Looking for gift ideas for the bride from her mother? Read: Best Gifts for the Bride From Her Mom.