At the moment, your wedding planning list is probably so long it gives you a migraine just glaring glancing at it, but don't forget to add one incredibly significant bullet point to the roundup: finding a mother of the bride gift for your dear mom that encompasses a lifetime of love. No biggie, right!? 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). TBH, she should practically be canonized as a saint for braving your moody teenage phase, among plenty of other seemingly dramatic trials and tribulations throughout your life span.
With your wedding day on the horizon, there's no better time (besides her birthday and Mother's Day, of course) to show mom just how much she rocks, because you can truly never remind her often enough. We rounded up the best, most creative mother of the bride gifts for any kind of mama that prove your big day isn't all about you—mom deserves some of the spotlight, too.
For the sappy mother who's guaranteed to shed her fair share of tears as you walk down the aisle, she'll definitely make use of a personalized embroidered handkerchief. On the other hand, for the mom who's impossible to shop for, amp up her jewelry collection with a chic new piece she can sport on the wedding day. Above all, you can always resort to a bottle of wine, because your leading lady could probably use a few glasses (to say the least) for surviving your wedding. No matter your budget or your mom's style, there's a mother of the bride gift out there with her name on it (and make sure dad doesn't get left in the dark.
Seagrass Market Tote with Linen Liner
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.
SHOP NOW: Food 52, $45
The Great Crate
Once your wedding day has come and gone, you and your mom deserve nothing more than to sit back and relax with a glass of red or white in honor of conquering the planning process. Thank mom further for helping pick your dress, your flowers, and so much more with, not one, but two bottles of vino and plenty of sweet and salty snacks.
SHOP NOW: OneHope, $99
smeg 50s Retro Style Espresso Coffee Machine
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.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $449.95
Cult Gaia Acrylic Ark Small in Lapis
Extend the "something blue" tradition onto your mother of the bride gift. Mom will always have a go-to statement handbag at the ready for any upcoming appearances, although her social calendar might need some time to recover after the wedding.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $298
Striped Cashmere Throw
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 a la a new cashmere throw, although it won’t come close to replacing you.
SHOP NOW: Parachute, $329
Skin Brightening Duo
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. Now if only you could cancel out the gray hairs your wedding has also induced...
SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury, $140
Celina Mancurti Linen Robe
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.
SHOP NOW: Food 52, $160
Eberjay Gisele Long Pajama Set
You can never go wrong with new PJs for your leading lady. Take your pick between six colors for the perfect pair mom will have a hard time getting out of every morning.
SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $120
Lulu Frost 14k Gold Libra Necklace with White Diamonds
Channel the power of the stars in your mother-of-the-bride gift with a necklace reflective of her zodiac sign.
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $795
Chanel COCO MADEMOISELLE Travel Spray Set
Your mother dearest deserves the best of the best in all aspects, from her makeup down to her perfume, and it doesn't get much better than Chanel. Sharpen her signature scent with a luxe set she can always stow on her person.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $165
The Bouqs Co. Subscription
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 (as long as she's not feeling all flowered out after your nuptials).
SHOP NOW: The Bouqs Co., starting at $32
Hawkins New York Louise Copper Vase - Large
Naturally, fresh blooms delivered to her door also calls for a new vase that can effortlessly complement any kind of bouquet year-round. Be warned: this vase may or may not outshine the flowers themselves.
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $95
CrownWorks Rose Quartz Crystal Comb
Even mom's scalp is worthy of the royal treatment. Every brush of a crystal comb will aim to calm her overall well-being, improve blood flow and circulation, and tame her locks, all in one.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $170
Jo Malone London Red Roses Scent Surround Diffuser
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.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $95
Selma White Jewelry Box
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.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel, $149
Kate Spade New York Metro Leather Strap Watch, 34mm
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.
SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $150
In the Company of Women
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.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $35
Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera with LCD Display
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 smart phone camera just won't cut it), and even allows her to edit directly on-screen.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $166.29
Double Heart Diamond Necklace
Mom can always keep you close to heart, thanks to a pavé diamond pendant with two mini tickers on a gold chain. It gets the point across perfectly without being too flashy.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $560
Zebra Stone Cheese Board
It's safe to assume mom doesn't have anything like this in her kitchen collection. Although a cheese board may seem too uninspired to thank mom on your wedding day, we guarantee she'll use this one-of-a-kind version on repeat. After all, she's probably the one who taught you how to be an A-plus party host, so return the favor with a present that proves you learned a thing or two from her.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $88
"I Love You" Candy Trunk
How sweet it is to be loved by mom, and nothing screams this sentiment better than, well, a box full of sweets. Mom's sweet tooth will have its work cut out for it when she pops open this trunk, filled to the brim with 20 candy varieties.
SHOP NOW: Sugarfina, $195
Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art
Bust out the tissues—your mom will lose it over this incredibly sentimental and personalized keepsake. Pick 30 of your favorite photos with your mother dearest, from your childhood to the present, to form this framed collage.
SHOP NOW: Minted, starting at $42
Personalized State Love Sailcloth Tote
Although you may have moved away ages ago, prove to your mother dearest that home is always where your heart is, no matter where you are. Personalize this tote to feature the state your grew up with an embroidered heart, and mom will think of you every time she sports it.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods, $190
Custom Printed Handkerchief
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.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $16