Brides' Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Your Mother, Grandmother, or Mother-In-Law

Favors & Gifts
Best gifts for mothers of brides and grooms 2013

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She's giving you something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...and a much-needed dose of sanity during the craziest time of your life. If there's any time to show your mom some love, it's right now. Since 83 percent of moms help their daughters with wedding planning, more than 4 out of 5 of you owe her more than just a card (after all, she is the voice of the love, support, and reason who has walked you through every imaginable planning crisis, not to mention years of dirty diapers, scraped knees, and high school drama). She'll remember your wedding forever, but you can help her out with an extra-beautiful keepsake she can use every single day (and, no, she doesn't need another scarf).

It's time to show your mom—and your grandma and your sister—how much you care with a personalized, sentimental gift that doesn't skimp on elegance or style.

Here, six items that our editors know your mother, grandmother, or sister will cherish forever.

1. For the Woman Who Loves to Fix Her Makeup in Style: A Jeweled Compact

Every woman needs a little bling in her bag. We don't blame you if you want to just stare at the chic, elegant case all day, but the translucent powder inside contains prunus mume, which protects skin from free radicals.

Sulwhasoo ShineClassic compact, $150, Neiman Marcus

2. For the Woman Who Never Misses a Wedding Florist Appointment: A Bouquet-of-the-Month Subscription and Urns

She's tagging along to help you choose every bloom in your bouquet and centerpieces. Say thank you with a beautiful, no-occasion-necessary seasonal arrangement at her doorstep every month.

No. Six Urn, $350, Frances Palmer Pottery; Organic-flower subscription, from $140, Organic Bouquet

3. For the Woman Collecting Wedding Keepsakes: A Wedding Invitation Pillow

You could let your mom tuck your invitation into a scrapbook, never to be seen again...or you could give her this beautiful, one-of-a-kind reminder of what a big role she played in your wedding.

Custom invitation pillow, from $895, Bernard Maisner for Julia B.

4. For the Woman With a Couture Curiosity: A Haute Picture Frame

Fill this sweet, feminine frame with your favorite black-and-white wedding portrait, let her choose her own, or gift it empty. (The Oscar de la Renta fashion sketch inside is so cute, we'd keep it on our mantel as is!)

Ikat-dot frame, $165, Oscar de la Renta

5. For the Woman Who'll Take Her Own Wedding Pictures: A Leather Photography Key Ring

Let her brag about your beautiful wedding wherever she goes.

Folding photograph key ring, $270, Smythson of Bond Street

6. For the Woman Who Lives for Paper Goods: Letter Box and Thank-You Notes

Because it's best to get everything in writing.

Enameled box, $25, Nate Berkus available at Target; Bauhaus gold-triangle thank-you notes, $14 for a set of six, Suitor

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