The 30 Best Mother of the Bride Gifts for All Budgets and Styles

From sentimental to stylish, there's a gift for every mom.

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At the moment, your wedding planning list is probably so long it gives you a headache just looking at it, but don't forget to add one incredibly significant bullet point to the roundup—finding a mother of the bride gift that encompasses a lifetime of love. No biggie, right!? Your mom has been there through it all, from the first fall off your bike, to your first heartbreak, to your first (of many) wedding meltdown(s).

Whether it's a special present she's been eying or a totally custom surprise, your mom deserves to be honored and appreciated. It can be a super personalized gift—that will definitely induce a few tears— like a custom handkerchief or favorite photo in a pretty frame. Or, go with something special that reflects her interests like fancy new luggage or a gorgeous cheese board for entertaining. With your wedding day on the horizon, there's really no better time (besides her birthday and Mother's Day, of course) to show mom your love.

Here, the best mother of the bride gifts for that important person in your life.

Our Top Picks

The Polka Dotted Bee Custom Printed Handkerchief

custom hankerchief

Courtesy of Etsy

This gift itself may incite a few tears from your mom. If you know the waterworks will flow as soon as she sees you in your dress, do your mother's makeup a favor with a personalized handkerchief at the ready.

Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

minted heart

Courtesy of Minted

Bust out the tissues—your mom will lose it over this sentimental and personalized keepsake. Pick 30 of your favorite photos with your mom, from your childhood to the present, to form this framed collage.

Looking for more personalized photo gifts? Check out our round-up of the best custom photo gifts.

Illume Ceramic Flower Candle

bhldn candle

 Courtesy of BHLDN

This gorgeous, floral-scented candle is housed in a ceramic lidded pot. Once the candle has burned down, she can use it to store jewelry on her vanity.

Searching for more great candles and other scented accents? Take a peek at our list of amazing home scents you need in your life.

Calming Waters Relaxation Set

rose gift set

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This botanical-inspired set is made by hand in California and includes everything she needs for a relaxing bath— a lavender-scented candle, a Himalayan bath salt blend, a chamomile-infused tea bath, and a rose bath bomb.

Kate Spade New York Flower Studs

flower earrings

 Courtesy of Shopbop

These delicate studs pair perfectly with any number of outfits, from a spring floral dress to a black turtleneck.

If your mom is on the hunt for the perfect dress for the big day, check out our round-up of mother of the bride dresses for every style.

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

artifact personalized book

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

Create a custom photo book for your mom featuring favorite memories from your childhood, trips together or special celebrations. While you're at it, make another copy for yourself—it's a keepsake you'll treasure forever.

LeeAnne Jones Double Heart Diamond Necklace

necklace

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Mom can always keep you close to heart, thanks to a petite pavé diamond pendant on a gold chain. It gets the point across perfectly without being too flashy.

Agate Cheese Board

agate board

 Courtesy of Anthropologie

She's probably the one who taught you how to be an A-plus party host, so return the favor with a unique present that proves you learned a thing or two from her.

For more great entertaining essentials, check out our round-up of registry pieces you need for an amazing cheese plate.

Concourse Carry-On Spinner and Boarding Bag Set

concourse bag set

Courtesy of Mark and Graham

Your mother would probably travel to the ends of the Earth and back for you, so the least you can do is treat her to a new luggage set. The vintage-inspired leather detailing makes these bags a complete standout, meaning she'll never mistake her suitcase for someone else's at the airport.

Silver Spool Shop Monogrammed Linen Cocktail Napkins Set

embroidered napkins

 Courtesy of Etsy

These custom embroidered napkins are the perfect personalized gift for a mom who loves to entertain. The pagoda frame feels both classic and whimsical, but if you're looking for something a little different, choose from an array of motifs and fonts.

Eberjay Gisele Long Pajama Set

pajamas

 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus 

You can never go wrong with new PJs for your leading lady. Take your pick between six colors for a pair your mom will love so much, she'll have a hard time getting out of them every morning.

Barebones Living Seagrass Market Tote with Linen Liner

Photo Courtesy of Barebones Living

For the busy mother who always has a million things to do, make her life a whole lot easier with a bag spacious enough to fit all her errand goodies. Whether it be a beach bag or storage for her gardening essentials, this carry-all will always have mom covered.

Charlotte Tilbury Skin Brightening Duo

Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

It's safe to assume you've probably pulled your fair share of stunts over the years that have docked time off your mother's lifespan. But, the good news is that you can at least try to make amends at your wedding with a primer and moisturizer duo that will help reclaim her youthful glow.

For more of the best beauty products out there, take a look at the Brides Beauty Awards for more ideas.

Parachute Banded Alpaca Throw

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Courtesy of Parachute

Even if you retired your position as mom’s best snuggle buddy long ago, ensure that she reflects on former cozy nights cuddled on the couch with her little girl with a new alpaca throw, although it won’t come close to replacing you.

The Bouqs Co. Subscription

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 Courtesy of Bouqs

Few things say "I love you, mom" better than a bouquet of her favorite flowers, which can now be delivered directly to her door. Choose your blooms and how often you want your mom to receive them for a mother of the bride gift that will keep on giving post-wedding.

Hawkins New York Louise Copper Vase

hawkins vase

 Courtesy of Hawkins New York

Naturally, fresh blooms delivered to her door also calls for a new vase that can effortlessly complement any kind of bouquet year-round. This vase may or may not outshine the flowers themselves.

Celina Mancurti Linen Robe

Photo Courtesy of Celina Mancurti

If your mom is getting ready in the bridal suite the day of, make her feel like one of the girls with a cool, cozy robe that's just for her. Plus, the lightweight fabric and oversized silhouette combine to give mom the at-home spa effect whenever she sports this topper.

Jo Malone London Red Roses Scent Surround Diffuser

Photo Courtesy of Jo Malone London

If real flowers aren’t your mom’s thing, no problem. In lieu of a bouquet of roses, she can enjoy the scent on a regular basis, minus the wilting blooms, thanks to this classy diffuser.

Selma White Jewelry Box

Photo Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

In honor of the woman who probably bought you your first piece of jewelry, return the favor with an incredibly spacious organizer that can store even the most accessory-obsessed mom's entire collections.

Smeg 50s Retro Style Espresso Coffee Machine

espresso machine

 Courtesy of Smeg

Along with a few cocktails, your mom probably needs a steady dose of caffeine pick-me-ups from helping tirelessly plan your wedding. Dad will get a kick out of this one, too.

Kate Spade New York Metro Leather Strap Watch, 34mm

watch

Courtesy of Kate Spade New York

Your groom isn’t the only one you can gift a new watch the day of the wedding. Complete with a Mother-of-Pearl dial and leather strap, this timepiece was practically made with your ever-stylish mom in mind. Say hello to her new never-want-to-take-off accessory.

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

vitruvi diffuser

 Courtesy of Parachute

With a matte ceramic exterior and ultrasonic technology, this next-level diffuser will add a modern touch to her bedside or living room. A few drops of lavender essential oil—or any other relaxing blend—will give her home major spa vibes.

Mark and Graham Palm Leaf Rounded Clutch

palm leaf clutch

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

This monogrammed clutch features a fun striped lining and will hold all her essentials— both at the wedding and beyond.

Lumira Tuscan Fig Candle

lumira candle

Courtesy of Verishop

Help transport her back to her summer vacation in Italy with the fragrant Tuscan fig candle.

Farmhouse Pottery Pantry Mixing Bowls

nesting mixing bowls

 Courtesy of Food 52

If she loves to cook or bake, these handmade stoneware bowls are a special gift that she'll use again and again. Pretty enough to use as serving pieces on the table, the bowls nest inside themselves for easy storage.

Antique Brass Metal Clad Frame

gold frames

 Courtesy of World Market

Fill one of these pretty patinaed frames with a meaningful photo of the two of you. She'll love the modern-meets-handmade look and will appreciate the thoughtfulness of the special photo.

Paperwhites in a Metal Urn

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 Courtesy of Terrain

Once these fragrant flowers bloom, her whole house will be filled with the aroma of spring. After they've finished she can replant the reusable urn with more bulbs or another plant.

Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera with LCD Display

Courtesy of Polaroid

Your wedding day photos are best left to the pros (sorry, Mom), but the woman who's captured all your major milestones since you could walk will obviously want to snap her own pics on the big day. Ensure that she has a little bit of fun with a digital Polaraid that instantly prints her photos (because her smartphone camera just won't cut it), and even allows her to edit directly on-screen.

Elegant Jewel Box Diamond Constellation Necklace

zodiac necklace

 Courtesy of Etsy

Channel the power of the stars in your mother-of-the-bride gift with a necklace reflective of her zodiac sign.

"In the Company of Women"

grace bonney book

 Courtesy of Amazon

From one badass woman (you) to another (your mother), this book will feel extra sentimental if you gift it to your mom right before you walk down the aisle. Although she’ll probably always be your first female role model, inspire her with a roundup of 100 modern women worth looking up to.

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