We can all agree that moms are super special humans right? And in the lead-up to your special day, your mom and your soon to be mother-in-law are bound to be there for you as helpers, planners, and emotional supports!
And as you and your true love prepare to share your life together, you’re also getting ready to welcome a new mother into your world. How special!
She’ll cherish you as she cherishes her own kids and you’ll count on her for sage advice throughout your life (and maybe some babysitting if you choose to expand your fam in the future!)
Let your mom and mother-in-law know how much you appreciate everything they do for you with a mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom gift they’ll love. We put together a list of inspired & thoughtful gift ideas to get the ball rolling!
Gifts That Sincerely Say ‘Thank You’
Falling in love with someone means recognizing and appreciating all of the beautiful, positive traits they have. Staying in love with them means learning to accept some of the things about them that aren’t quite as endearing!
If you have a supportive mother or mother-in-law, she’ll laugh and cry with you over all of those things through thick and thin.
Your new mother-in-law knows her baby more than anyone, and she’ll be happy to pass on their kindness to you. She’ll also give you a knowing nod when you complain about their bad habits. You know, like when they leave their stuff all over the place, for instance.
Mother-of-the-Bride Thank You Gifts
1. Customized Script Bracelet
Share a personal message in your own handwriting for her to wear out and about! This pretty bracelet comes in 18k yellow gold vermeil, rose gold vermeil, and sterling silver. If you don’t want to use your own handwriting, you have the option of choosing a font as well.
2. Mother-of-the-Bride Jewelry Dish
by Etsy: GardenofGraces
You’d better have the tissues ready when you give mom this gift because there WILL be tears. The good kind, of course! The touching message is hand-painted in liquid gold on resilient polymer clay for a jewelry dish she’ll treasure forever.
3. Best Mom Ever Print
Have your favorite photo of you and your mom framed and matted with a special message.
“Best Mom Ever” is printed in large yellow gold, rose gold, or silver letters to remind her how great she is. The smaller black print underneath reminds her that she is loved and appreciated by you both!
You also have your choice of moulding and framing options.
4. Recipe Cutting Board
Do you have a favorite recipe that you and your mom make together? What a great idea to have it transformed into a treasured family heirloom, then give it to her to show how much you love that time you spend together.
Take a photo of the recipe in her handwriting. It’ll be engraved onto an eco-friendly bamboo cutting board to display proudly in her kitchen—your choice of a medium or large board.
5. Mother-of-the-Bride Bathrobe
A luxe satin mother-of-the-bride bathrobe with lace trim is such a feminine gift idea and will be perfect for her to wear while getting ready for your big day. Comes in your choice of 7 pretty colors and five font colors.
6. Mother-of-the-Bride Mug
Every time she makes her morning coffee, this pretty ceramic mug will remind her how loved she is! Vivid flowers with “Mother-of-the-Bride” inscribed on one side and her name on the other in a beautiful font will brighten her kitchen.
7. Mother-of-the-Bride Handkerchief
You know she’ll need it, she knows she’ll need it, so why not give her a personalized hankie for all the happy tears that will be flowing on your wedding day? Gift it to her before you walk down the aisle, and she’ll have a keepsake to treasure forever. Who knows, you may even start a tradition!
The handkerchief is 100% cotton and can be customized with a note in your own words, wedding date, and gifter/giftee names. It also comes with a beautiful gift envelope.
8. Mother-of-the-Groom Apothecary Candle
With so many heavenly scents to choose from, you’re bound to find one she loves! A sweet personalized label with your names and date of the wedding will remind her that she’s appreciated, too.
This candle features a 25 hour burn time and is made from 100% natural soy wax.
9. Personalized Flower Pot
A lovely, thoughtful flower pot with a sweet message for her is a beautiful gesture that lets her know how special she is to you. This pot is 5 to 6 inches, hand-painted and decorated with a pretty handmade fabric flower.
The whole pot is finished with a waterproof coat for protection. It comes in your choice of 17 colors, and you can add a fully personalizable message.
10. Mother-of-the-Groom Pearl Necklace
This delicate, gold-plated pearl necklace is tucked in a velvet jewelry pouch then laid in a gold foil stamped jewelry box. It includes a decorative card for you to write her a personal note.
A deluxe gift-wrap passage is also available with your message engraved on a wooden heart. Includes an organza bag in vibrant burgundy and a handmade gold flower elastic ribbon. This is the perfect gift for the mom who loves to live in the lap of luxury and style!
11. Personalized Makeup/Travel Bag
Monogram her initials on this vegan leather zippered travel pouch, and she’ll be ready to get ready! With 7 colors available, she can carry her toiletries and makeup anywhere in style.
12. Love Letter Blanket
Does your mom or mother-in-law-to-be love cuddling up with a good book or her favourite Netflix show? Have a blanket made just for her with a note from you printed on it. You can even choose the perfect size and material for her tastes and space. Every time she cozies up on the couch, she can wrap herself up in your heartfelt message of love.
13. Townsend Frame
These antique brass floating frames are perfect for gifting her sentimental pictures of her little boy. Give her one or all three with photos, pressed flowers, and any keepsake you know she’ll love to see on her walls every day.
14. Mother-of-the-Groom Tote
A good, sturdy tote bag is always a great gift! This one is extra special, displaying her title as Mother-of-the-Groom proudly to the world. With 8 colors from which to choose, you can pick her favorite as a backdrop for the glittery font. Made from 100% cotton.
15. Mother-of-the-Groom Print
by Etsy: PrettyPrintedCo
The sweet poem on this print communicates to your mom or future mother-in-law how grateful you are to her. This print is totally customizable with a large selection of wedding dress and suit styles, hairstyles, and skin tones to make the bride and groom look as much as you and your new hubs as possible.
You can bet she’ll get lots of compliments on it hanging on her wall at home!
A Thank You to Future MOGs & MOBs
Most moms don’t expect a lot of thanks, that’s just what it is to be a mother. Most of the time, gaining a new son/daughter who loves their baby and treats them right is a gift in itself.
If you’re gaining a wonderful new mom when you acquire your wonderful new spouse, give her something she can hold onto and cherish forever. Show her how thankful you are to her for raising the fantastic person you fell in love with. She’ll love you all the more for your generosity and thoughtfulness!
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!