The 16 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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It’s almost time for the big day, and by now you are elbow deep in cakes, seating arrangements, dresses, and makeup. But while you’ve been hard at work, your mom has been with you all the way making things happen so your day goes off without a hitch. In true mom fashion, she’s always been by your side with unwavering support, thoughtful guidance, and unconditional love.

Your big day might be the perfect opportunity to give her something she would never indulge in on her own, like that expensive perfume she’s had her eye on. or a sumptuous throw to wrap up in. Or go with something that will encourage her to relax post-wedding, like a journal to record her thoughts or an e-reader with a few favorite books.

Everyone knows you’re spinning a lot of plates right now, but don’t forget to show your mom how much she means to you. If you’re not sure where to start, we rounded up our favorite products that are sure to make her feel super special. 

Read on for the best mother of the bride gifts.

The Polka Dotted Bee Personalized Handkerchief

custom hankerchief

Courtesy of Etsy

You know your mom will be hard-pressed to keep a dry eye on your wedding day. Show her how special she is and give her something to wipe her tears of joy with this beautiful personalized handkerchief.

Great Finds Crafts Leather Journal

Great Finds Crafts Leather Journal

 Courtesy of Etsy

When your mom is finally alone with her thoughts, give her a place to record them with this beautiful leather-bound journal. The pages are unlined and refillable, and the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to add your own note on the first page.

Mark and Graham Vegan Leather Weekender

overnighter

Courtesy of Mark and Graham

Your mom might need a relaxing getaway after all the excitement is over. Help her do it in style with this chic, vegan leather overnight bag. It’s roomy enough for a weekend retreat and you can monogram it for an extra-special touch.

Charleston Cotton Shop Cocktail Napkin Set

polka dot napkin

Courtesy of Etsy

If your mom loves being the hostess, these personalized cocktail napkins might be the perfect gift for her. Choose one color or two for the monogramming and customize them even further with your favorite font.

Kendra Scott Ott Bracelet

Kendra Scott Ott Bracelet

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

The timeless design of this bracelet will make a gorgeous addition to your mom’s jewelry collection. And coming from you on your wedding day, it might secretly be her favorite. Choose from gold, rhodium, or rose gold to match her other pieces.

Michael Aram Butterfly Ginkgo Round Trinket Box

Michael Aram Butterfly Ginkgo Round Trinket Box

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Inspired by nature, this butterfly ginkgo box is the perfect spot for your mom to store her trinkets and keepsakes. The beautiful design will no doubt grab the top spot on her vanity too.

Jo Malone London Hand Cream Collection

Jo Malone London Hand Cream Collection

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Your mom’s hands have worked for you your whole life, and this gift set is a beautiful way to say thank you. Packed with three of Jo Malone’s most gorgeous scents, this hand cream collection intensely hydrates and will leave her skin smelling insanely good.

Willow Tree Chrysalis Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure

Willow Tree Chrysalis, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure

 Courtesy of Amazon

Representing the bond between mother and daughter, the sculpture will make a lovely gift for your mom on your wedding day. Hand-carved and hand-painted, there's no better way to say, "I love you."

Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

minted heart

Courtesy of Minted

No doubt your favorite moments with your mom are captured on film, and what better time to share them with her than your wedding day? Pick 30 of your favorite photos to create a beautiful keepsake collage that she’ll treasure forever.

Mark & Graham Sarah Chloe Double Elle Bangle

Sarah Chloe Double Elle Bangle

Courtesy of Mark and Graham

The clean, simple style of this monogrammed bangle bracelet makes it the perfect accessory for your big day and something she’ll treasure for years to come. Choose between one and three-letter monograms and gold or silver finishes.

Real Life Living Charcuterie Board Set

Give your mom a sophisticated way to serve up her favorite, cheeses, fruits, and spreads with this handsome charcuterie board. This deluxe,19-piece gift set is made from acacia wood and includes everything she needs for both casual and formal entertaining.

Harlow Henry Irish Wool Throw

Harlow Henry Irish Wool Throw

 Courtesy of Food52

Give your mom the gift that feels like a warm hug even when you’re not there. Made from ultra-soft lambswool, this blanket will feel super cozy wrapped around her shoulders and it also makes a dynamite room accent when draped over a chair.

Bamfan Bamboo Bath Caddy

Bamfan Bamboo Bath Caddy

Courtesy of Amazon

Encourage her to take a well-deserved break with this bamboo bath caddy. With a spot for all her essentials—a good book and a glass of wine—everything she needs will be within reach for some relaxing downtime.

Espro P7 Coffee French Press

Espro P7 Coffee French Press

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Is your mom powered by coffee? Then this french press may be the perfect gift for her next pick me up. With an elegant stainless steel styling, there's no doubt she’ll want to show it off on her countertops for years to come. 

NEST Fragrances Linen Reed Diffuser

For a home fragrance that lasts, gift your mom this elegant diffuser. The stylish, frosted bottle will look dynamite anywhere, and notes of apple blossom, white orchid, and crisp linen will leave any room smelling clean and fresh.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

 Courtesy of Amazon

If your mom is an avid reader, put an entire library in the palm of her hands with the Kindle paperwhite. The glare-free display reads like a real paper, and the waterproof design makes it worry-free. 

What to look for in a mother of the bride gift

First of all, think about her hobbies and the things she enjoys doing. If she loves wine, treat her to a tasting a local vineyard or a new set of glassware for entertaining. Book a spa appointment or reserve a table at her favorite restaurant—she'll appreciate the thoughtful gesture!

A personalized gift is always going to make a lasting impression. She'll love the care and attention that goes into it, and will be thrilled to have a piece (whether it's jewelry, luggage, or a cutting board) to call her own.

FAQ
  • When should I give a mother of the bride gift?

    It's a great idea to treat your mother throughout the wedding-planning process, but a special, custom gift can be given a few days or weeks before the wedding itself. The big day of will be busy for both of you, so schedule a fun date for just the two of you ahead of time. Or, if you want to give a small gift like a piece of jewelry on the day of the wedding, make sure to do it at a quiet moment before the festivities begin–you'll want to make sure she keeps the gift in a safe place once the party gets started!

  • Should I give a mother of the bride gift to my mother in law?

    Yes! A token of appreciation to your future mother in law will go a long way in building your relationship—and she'll be so happy to feel valued for all her hard work and role in raising your future spouse! It's also a good idea to gift your father in law something special, or splurge on a joint gift that both your in-laws will enjoy.

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Sharon Brandwein is a freelance writer with over two years of experience covering parenting, lifestyle, and content marketing. She excels at finding the perfect gift for friends, family—and especially—mothers.

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