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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.
Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art
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
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.
Kate Spade New York Flower Studs
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.
Agate Cheese Board
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
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
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.
Barebones Living 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.
Charlotte Tilbury 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.
For more of the best beauty products out there, take a look at the Brides Beauty Awards for more ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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 smartphone camera just won't cut it), and even allows her to edit directly on-screen.
"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.