What will you give your future mother-in-law as a gift on your wedding day? If you haven’t picked out the best mother of the groom gifts yet, don’t worry, we’re here to help! In this gift guide, you’ll find the twelve top gifts for the mother of the groom from the bride. These are gifts that you, the future daughter-in-law, are giving to your groom’s mom; she will appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness of doing so. The art of giving a gift to the mother of the groom from the bride is a sweet gesture that shows appreciation for all she has done, whether helping with the wedding, offering wonderful support or, how about the fact that she raised an amazing son whom you’ll be marrying?! :)
Moms deserve a token of gratitude, so giving a unique gift to her on your wedding day is a great tradition to follow. And by spending time picking out the best mother-of-the-groom gifts you can ensure she’ll love it that much more. A gift should be thoughtful, unique, and picked just for her. In this post, we’ll show you where to buy the best mother of the groom gifts (and don’t miss: mother of the bride gifts here). We’ll answer all your questions including what are the top mother of the groom gifts you can give to your soon-to-be mother in law? What are some popular present ideas for the groom’s mother, and which presents can you get right now — even last-minute? Plus, we have ideas on how to wrap your gift, what you need to ALWAYS include with it, and when you’re supposed to give your gift to the mother of the groom.
The gift ideas listed here are the best mother of the groom gifts Etsy has to offer, which means each present is handmade and one-of-a-kind specifically for your groom’s awesome mom. (Go, bride-to-be, look at you being her fave daughter-in-law already!) As a bonus, you’ll be buying handmade, she won’t already own these gifts, and you’ll also be supporting small businesses… and that’s all pretty amazing.
Let’s get started!
Thoughtful Mother of the Bride Gifts
What is the most traditional mother of the groom gift? A handkerchief! Let’s kick off the list with a gorgeous hand-embroidered handkerchief.
One of the most thoughtful gifts — and also a classic, traditional choice — is a handkerchief. A mother of the groom gift handkerchief is helpful to have. She can tuck it away in her clutch purse or hold it in her hand since she’ll need it to wipe away those tears of joy. These sweet embroidered handkerchiefs can say anything you’d like, although we already love the custom example shown here that reads: “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams” and is handmade with love by Hook and Hoop.
This is one of the best mother of the groom gifts, and it even makes me tear up myself! The wording on the card inside the box describes how, “you loved him first, from the first breath he breathed, when he first smiled at you…” and continues, with a sweet closing of, “I promise to love your son with my whole heart for my whole life.” Now, isn’t that what the groom’s mother wants to hear on her son’s wedding day? So, so sweet. The necklace itself is beautiful, too. By Pink Carnation Design.
3. Jewelry Box
This sweet, beautifully-made jewelry box is going to be your mother-in-law’s favorite go-to for her jewelry storage. Most of all, whenever she lifts the lid, she’ll see your personalized message inside. This is definitely one of the best mother of the groom gifts. By Susabellas.
4. Photo Locket Necklace
This is truly one of the best mother-of-the-groom gifts you’ll ever find, and here’s why: you can do a little digging beforehand and find some of her most favorite photos of the groom when he was a baby, then a young boy, teenager, and now current day, all of which will make her smile. She will treasure this gift forever. You CANNOT go wrong with a photo locket: moms love lockets. If she doesn’t even wear jewelry that often, she will still keep this photo locket in her drawer or jewelry box forever and ever, just to admire it and glance at the photos whenever she wants! By SilkPurseSowsEar.
5. Hidden Message Cuff Bracelet
Oh, how I adore these secret message cuffs. You can have any message you’d like on the inside, or stick with the classic, tried-and-true favorite: “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams” in a delightful script font. By JLynnCreations.
Here is an alternate design by OffRoadBoutique so you can decide which jewelry style suits her best.
6. Clutch Purse with Photo Printed Inside
Make sure you have the mother of the groom handkerchief gift in #1 paired with this because, wow, wait until she opens it up! This clutch purse is beautiful on its own and makes a great gift for mother of the groom (or bride). But when she opens it up, it will reveal a special photo printed on the inside lining, which will make it even more memorable! Imagine your future mother-in-law opening this gift with a photo of her and her son from years ago? What a sweet idea!
This first design is by Eclu.
For another option, these are also lovely by MeshkaDesign.
7. Charm Bracelet
These are beautiful jewelry mother-of-the-groom gift ideas with sweet wording attached to them: “My heart is so grateful for all that you’ve done. I can’t wait to spend my life with your son.” OK, tearing up over here! By PinkCarnationDesign.
8. Picture Frame
I let out an actual, “Awwwwww”, out loud when I saw this one, prompting Andrew to ask, what is it? ;) This mother of the groom picture frame gift reads, “You raised with love this man, with whom I will spend my life; He is proud to be your son, and I am blessed to be his wife.” There is a space for a wedding photo inside and your names and wedding date are personalized at the bottom. SO SWEET! By Brandon Scott Art & Design.
And if her style is more rustic/farmhouse, you’ll love these photo frames that have sweet wording, too! By FlowersinDecemberDS.
9. Mother of the Groom Robe
If you’re getting ready with bridesmaids the morning of the wedding, invite your mom and the mother of the groom to join in on the festivities. If everyone is wearing an outfit, make sure they’re included in the fun. One of the most popular attire options that moms love, too? Robes! This Mother of the Groom robe is a great option. By EverythingDecorated. Since it is something she can wear after the wedding, it also makes a wonderful mother of the groom thank you gift with functionality.
10. Infinity Cross Necklace
This is one of the heartfelt gifts your future mother-in-law will love to wear and remember your wedding day. It has a cross, an infinity symbol, and reads, “Mother of the Groom”, a thank you for raising her son, and, “I am honored to become part of your family”. This is a thoughtful mother of the groom gift she will appreciate. By DearAvaGifts.
11. Spa Gift Box
If she loves relaxation, give her the gift of a spa retreat at home! You can pair this with a gift card for a spa or salon locally, too, as an added bonus. This spa box is by DearAvaGifts.
12. Ring Dish
A small jewelry dish she can keep on her dresser or nightstand is a lovely idea. You can get custom messages printed on these ring dishes by GardenofGraces.
Or this style in a heart-shaped dish that promises to love her son for the rest of your life. By PromisePottery.
And this style, which I adore for its unique script and gold rim (by ThePaintedPress):
How to Wrap Your Mother of the Groom Gift Ideas
How do you wrap the present once you’ve found it? That’s easy: use one of gift boxes or bags. If you are giving mother of the groom gifts — plural — you can place them inside an adorable tote bag. She can use it on the wedding day to bring her must-haves with her to the bridal suite before the ceremony.
Mother of the Groom Gifts Etsy
The gifts on this list are handmade by awesome Etsy sellers, yay! You can shop more gift ideas for the mother of the groom here for more inspiration.
Last Minute Mother of the Groom Gift
If you need a gift box and, well, a last-minute mother of the groom gift that looks great, this is everything you need right here. It includes gifts inside and a round box with “Mother of the Groom” on the front. It doesn’t look last-minute at all, but you can get it shipped quickly!See what’s inside the box here for the full listing. By Mod Party.
Mother of the Groom Gifts Amazon
You can also find last-minute gifts for the mother of the groom Amazon has to offer (handmade!) many with 2-day shipping. Browse quick gifts here. If you want a handmade gift, browse their handmade section and shop here for quick handcrafted gift ideas.
Don’t Forget a Mother of the Groom Card
Be sure to pair it with a heartfelt card, like this luxury mother of the bride gift card by ButtercupsWedding.
Or this less formal, yet just as sweet, card for the mother of the groom by CocoPressDesigns.
Or this one: “To my mother in law on my wedding day”. By Copper and Blush Paper.
When To Give Your Gift
The best time to give your gift to your future mother-in-law is at your rehearsal dinner or on the morning of the wedding, right around the time you give your gifts to your mom, dad, and the father of the groom and before the groomsmen and bridesmaids open theirs.
Best Mother of the Groom Gift Ideas
Now it’s YOUR turn: what are the best mother of the groom gift ideas on this list? What will YOU give as a present to your future mother-in-law? Tell us in the comment box below!