One of the most important people in many brides’ lives is their mom. Not only is she willing to pitch in and help with planning and finances for your big day, but she is likely one of the people who knows you best.
One of the best ways to thank your mom not only for helping out with your wedding but for all of her love, care and support over the years, is with a thoughtful gift to commemorate her new status: mother of the bride.
Finding the perfect gift for your mom isn’t always easy. To help you with your task, we’ve curated a list of 21 of the best gift ideas for the mother of the bride that you can surprise her with on your wedding day.
Gift Ideas for the Mother of the Bride She’s Sure to Love
Showing mom you love and appreciate her can be as easy as finding the perfect gift. No matter what your goal is for your mother of the bride gift — finding a keepsake she can treasure, finding a way to pamper her, or finding something she can use over and over again — our list has a wide selection of gifts to suit every type of mom.
Best of all, each and every item can be purchased online so you don’t have to hit the mall to find the right present. Ready to get started? Here are our best gift ideas for the mother of the bride.
1. Custom photo frame
One of the most important days you and your mom will ever share is your wedding day. So why not commemorate that special moment with a personalized photo frame from 28Collective, a star seller on Etsy. This handmade frame fits either a 5×7 or 4×6 horizontal photo and is laser engraved with a sweet message as well as the bride’s name and wedding date. It has an attached folding stand for easy display on a tabletop or mantel.
2. Personalized Pocket Mirror
This two-sided pocket mirror from Love, Georgie Wedding is a gift sure to touch your mom’s heart thanks to the sweet ‘Mom I am who I am today as a reflection of you’ message engraved on the cover.
A best seller on Etsy, the mirror features magnification on one side and is available in stainless steel or rose gold plated or yellow gold plated stainless steel. Engraving is also available on the back for an additional fee.
3. Mother of the Bride gift box
A custom mother of the bride gift box from Eryn’s Home and Gifts is the perfect way to pamper your mom so she’ll be relaxed and ready for your wedding. Choose from one of six options that include items like tea, candles, facial scrub, lip balm and soap.
Each box from this star seller on Etsy is topped off with a personalized note that reads: ‘You held my hand for many years, supported me through joy and tears. Though I’m grown and on my own, my heart will always be tied to home.’ It is finished off with your name and the date of your wedding.
4. Mother of the bride print
This gorgeous custom print from Atelier Gifthouse is a beautiful and creative way to commemorate your wedding day memories with your mom. This best seller on Etsy can be framed or canvas wrapped or you can have a digital copy e-mailed to you.
To get the look you want, you can choose from a wide array of skin tones, hairstyles and colors and dress options. You can also request the shop draw your mom’s dress, your wedding dress or both for an extra cost. You will receive a draft of your design to double check the details before the finished product is sent to you.
5. Customized clutch
This unique purse from Meshka Design is the perfect combination of beauty and sentimentality. Lined with a photo of your choice, this 11x 7.9-inch clutch is handmade from french lace with sequins on suede and comes in a variety of colors. Not only can your mom use it on your wedding day, but it makes the perfect keepsake gift that she is sure to cherish.
A necklace that your mom can wear on your special day is always a thoughtful present. This love knot, which is said to represent an unbreakable bond between mother and daughter, is a great choice.
Crafted with 14k white gold plating over stainless steel and diamond-like cubic zirconia crystals, the necklace has an adjustable cable chain and a lobster clasp. The necklace comes in a box with a sweet, heartfelt note that is sure to bring a tear to your mother’s eye.
7. Plush bathrobe
If your mom’s not the sentimental type, finding a gift that will help her feel spoiled and pampered is just the ticket. This plush robe from L.L. Bean, which has more than 700 five-star reviews, has a sherpa hood and cuffs and is brushed on both sides for an extra plush feel your mom will love.
8. Sherpa ‘mom’ throw
If you want to surround your mom with warmth, but a bathrobe just won’t do, this sherpa and fleece blanket is perfect. It tells your mom exactly why you love her with messages like ‘you are cherished’ and ‘you are beautiful.’
Available in five colors, this plush Mom throw blanket from Amazon is thick yet lightweight and is perfect for snuggling up on the couch. And, with more than 1,000 five-star reviews, you can rest assured you’ll be giving mom a quality product.
9. Engraved jewelry dish
This jewelry dish is equal parts sentimental and practical, making it a great mother of the bride gift. The hexagon walnut wood tray is available in two sizes and can be personalized with a custom message. Each dish is made to order and you will be able to approve the design before the dish is sent to you.
10. Personalized Memory Journal
There’s no better way to let your mom know how you feel about her than with your own words. This cloth-bound “story of my life” memory journal from Uncommon Goods is filled with prompts to help you share all the things you love the most about your mom.
You can share your favorite memories, what you’re grateful for, what you have in common and the best lessons she has taught you and how they helped you to be a better person.
11. Mom cutting board
If your mom loves to cook, why not get her a special keepsake for her kitchen from Dragon Forged Studios? This Etsy store sells gorgeous engraved cutting boards, including the ‘Mom’s Kitchen’ board, shown above. They come in five different sizes and you can choose between maple, walnut or cherry. All boards are treated with food grade cutting board oil before shipping.
12. Phenomenal Woman Wine Glass Set
Why not use the words of Maya Angelou’s famous poem “Phenomenal Woman,” telling your mom how amazing a woman and a role model you think she is? This two-piece wine glass set is a unique gift any mom and wine lover will adore. The verses and the gold-lettered text begin on one 16-ounce glass and are completed on the other.
Gift this unique glass set with your mom’s favorite bottle of wine and a girls night in for just the two of you. It’s a gift she’ll love even more because she can share it with you.
13. Custom tumbler or water bottle
Who would have thought a custom water bottle could bring a tear to the eye? This beautiful gift from the Diamond Gift Shop features a design of the bride and her mother on the front and the words ‘Mother of the Bride’ on the back. The design, achieved through a high quality sublimation printing process, is guaranteed not to crack, peel or fray.
When ordering, this star Etsy seller requests that you list the skin tone, hair style and color and dress style and color for both you and your mom as well as both of your first names. You can also include your wedding date, if you wish. There are 12, 17, or 20-ounce options to choose from and all, except the aluminum sport version, are stainless steel and BPA free.
14. Humorous gift box
Not every mom likes sweet and sentimental gifts. If your mom is known to drop the F-bomb here and there and appreciates an off-color joke, this humorous gift box from Campfire Gifts and Co. will make her laugh out loud. The box includes a hand-inked ‘best f♥ cking mom’ mug and a candle that reads ‘thanks for cleaning up my shit and feeding me and stuff.’ Also included are a ceramic tea spoon, a ‘ground coffee breath’ handmade, non-plastic lip balm, a mini test tube of local ground coffee and a muslin bag of matches.
15. Custom handkerchief
If you want to give your mom a keepsake that she can also use on your wedding day, this custom handkerchief from The Polka Dotted Bee is a good option. Made of premium cotton, you can choose the mother-of-the-bride script provided or ask this star seller on Etsy for a custom message.
16. Pearl earrings
Are you looking for some jewelry to give your mom to wear on your special day? These unique pearl cluster earrings will not only compliment any color or style of dress, but your mom will be able to wear them again and again. These hand-made earrings feature Swarovski pearls and can be customized at your request.
17. Mother and daughter memory box
What could be a better gift than something your mom can store her most precious keepsakes in? This memory box by Willow Tree features a carved-in mother and daughter design and, while not large enough to hold anything big, it’s ideal for storing notes and pictures. The box is hand-painted with a hinged lid.
18. Story book
StoryWorth is a truly unique present that collects stories from your mom’s life by e-mailing her a question or prompt every week for a year. Once the year is up, everything is put together in a keepsake book for your family to enjoy. If you’re looking for an heirloom-worthy gift, this is it.
19. Subscription box
If you want to get a gift that will put a smile on mom’s face all year long, a subscription box is the way to go. Choose from boxes like the Bath and Body Goodies, Fit Lifestyle, Grow in Faith, Adults & Crafts Crate, Introverts Retreat Box or the Book Brews Box to name a few.
20. Mother of the Bride Tote Bag
This mother of the bride tote bag found on Amazon is a great start to a special gift for the most important woman in your life. This heavy duty cotton canvas bag can be gifted alone or used to fill with special treats for your mom like spa products, body spray, her favorite tea, a sleep mask, fuzzy slippers and some scented candles. You could even throw in a mother of the bride mug like the one featured below.
21. Mother of the Bride Mug
If your mom loves coffee, tea or hot chocolate, why not get her a special mug as a memento from your wedding? This ceramic mug from Amazon is the perfect addition to a gift box or as a small token of your appreciation on its own. At 11 ounces, it is both microwave and dishwasher safe and features a floral design and the text ‘mother of the bride’ on both sides.