11 Mother of the Groom Gifts Perfect for Your Future Mother-in-Law

Show the love for your MIL with these picks she's bound to love

Updated 04/10/18
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Photo by Austin Gros, Design by Tanya DeSelm

After you've finally pegged the perfect present for your groom on your big day, you still have a few more wedding-related shopping trips to cover, including finding mother of the groom gifts for your future mother-in-law. If you're keeping in line with the tradition of gifting dear old mom and dad thank-you presents at your wedding, it's also a common courtesy to extend the same treatment to the mother of your soon-to-be-spouse (just when you finally thought you were done hunting for gifts...).

If finding the best way to pay tribute to your parents on your special day is proving to be more of a toughy than narrowing down your bridesmaids, wait until you start browsing for your groom's mother. As you probably already know, the pressure's on to set the tone for a meaningful mother- and daughter-in-law relationship for the duration of your marriage with a gift that's both practical and meaningful. And while the running "monster-in-law" stereotype dates back long before Jennifer Lopez popularized the term, you're still obligated to show the love for your MIL and your gratitude for being welcomed into the groom's fam, all jokes aside.

We sorted through the plethora of presents emblazoned with the "Thanking you for raising the man of my dreams" expression to find 11 mother of the groom gifts that get the point across not quite so literally. From subscription flower services to a pendant with the groom's birthstone, these presents will prove your appreciation for your new mother-in-law on the wedding day and beyond (and that her son is in good hands). Once you cross the MIL gift off your list, you can get back to stressing over other crucial wedding matters, like where to seat your estranged second cousin at the reception.

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J.Crew Cotton Robe

Courtesy of J. Crew

If your future mother-in-law plans to get ready with you and the bridal party the day of, make her feel like part of the group with a cozy coverup she can reuse post-wedding.

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Heart-Shaped Serving Spoon

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Nothing spreads the love quite like a heart-shaped serving utensil, which is bound to solidify your mother-in-law's title as VIP party host.

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Looking Glass Studs

Courtesy of BHLDN

No matter your MIL's taste, you can't go wrong with a pair of elegant, minimalist earrings. She can sport them on the wedding day, or add these jewels to her collection for later wear.

$50 (SHOP NOW)

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In the Company of Women

Courtesy of Artisan

Remind your mother-in-law that she's an influential female force in your life with a coffee table book that celebrates other fellow empowered women.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Fragrance Wardrobe

Courtesy of Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Don't know your MIL's signature scent? No problem. Upgrade her perfume collection with not one, but eight luxe new fragrances for her to test-run. She can even spritz on one of these equally enticing choices before the ceremony.

$215 (SHOP NOW)

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Kendra Scott Elisa Birthstone Pendant Necklace

Courtesy of Kendra Scott

Hit the mother-in-law gifting jackpot with a jewel that errs on the sentimental side—choose between 12 center stones for the gem that corresponds with the groom's birth month to complete this pretty pendant.

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5 x 7 Aquilo Frame

Courtesy of Anthropologie

For a truly picture-perfect mother-of-the-groom gift, this decorative frame wouldn't be complete without a photo of the two of you.

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Erbaviva Relax Essentials Trio

Courtesy of Erbaviva

You're not the only one who deserves a little R&R following the wedding. Pair this three-piece essential oils set with a massage or pedicure gift card to give your MIL the full spa treatment.

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Chapon Fourreau Winter White Assorted Chocolate Box

Courtesy of Chapon

Indulge her sweet tooth with 24 milk and dark chocolates (all made in France!) that taste as good as they look.

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Jo Malone London 'English Pear & Freesia' Home Candle

Courtesy of Jo Malone London

Since she helped raise the light of your life (not to get too sappy), say thank you with an extravagant votive that can sit pretty in her home, even when not in use.

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The Bouqs Co. Subscription

Bridal bouquet

Photo by Heather Payne Photography

Subscription services are the gift that keeps on giving, and it doesn't get much better than fresh blooms sent to the mother of the groom on the dates and at the frequency of your choosing.

Starting at $32 (SHOP NOW)

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