Finding a mother of the bride gift seems like a daunting task. How can you pick just one gift (or a few small gifts) to thank your mom for being so wonderful? How do you thank her for her assistance or support while planning your wedding? If you have the best mom ever (like I do!) you’ll really want to pick a special gift for mom — something you won’t find in stores. If you buy mother of the bride gifts online, particularly from handmade artists, you have the unique ability to personalize your gift and 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!
So, what mother of the bride gift ideas are you supposed to look for anyway? What makes mother of the bride gifts different than gifts for mom for Christmas or Mother’s Day? We’ll show you! Searching for gifts online tends to be overwhelming, since there are dozens (upon dozens) of ideas out there, especially expensive ones. Mother of the bride gifts (or those popular mother daughter gifts you’ve seen on Pinterest) don’t necessarily have to 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 Mother of the Bride Gifts
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 ones that 1) show your sincere appreciation and 2) suits her unique style.
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
Also, since we’ve had a few Ask Emmaline questions about this, the best time to give mother of the bride gifts is 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!
Mother of the Bride Gifts
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #3. Mom Jewelry Box
I really love this gift box from Susabellas. It is the perfect size, features a heartfelt message for your mom inside, and can hold a piece of jewelry inside.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #4. Mother Daughter Gifts
Mother daughter gifts are one of the trending mother of the bride gifts 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’s 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.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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”. By Susabellas.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #7. This personalized bangle bracelet
Your mom will love this personalized bangle bracelet! By Jessie Girl Jewelry.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #8. An embroidered handkerchief
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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.
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #11. Where You Lead I Will Follow necklace
Mother of the Bride Gift Ideas, #12. Photo Frame
I love this photo frame! It’s a perfect mother of the bride gift 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.
Mother of the Bride Gift Ideas, #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. ↓
Mother of the Bride Gifts, #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.
Your Turn! Discuss this Mother of the Bride Gifts Guide ↓:
Tell us your favorite gift idea from our guide above! And tell us: what are you giving as a gift to your mom? Did you already shop for mother of the bride gifts, or did this help you decide? 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.