20 Thoughtful Gifts for the Mother of the Bride

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>Wedding days are a big, big deal for everyone involved. The bride gets most of the attention—most will agree that it’s her “Special Day”. But what about mom? She probably does most of the planning for the event, and deserves some love, too. This Mother of the Bride gift list is filled with thoughtful things to give for the day her little girls walks down the aisle.

If you are having a hard time figuring out what gift to give the Mother of the Bride, take a look at these thoughtful gift ideas.

Mother and Bride Figurine

This figurine will remind her of the wedding day forever. She can keep it on her dresser or displayed on the family mantelpiece so she remember her special bond with her daughter every day. This mother of the bride gift is handcrafted in fine detail.

$46.50

Mother of the Bride Bracelet

This bangle makes a unique mother of the bride gift for a woman who’s not all about diamonds and pearls. It’s handcrafted from brass and has four small personalized brass tags attached. One with her name, on with the names of the bride and groom, and one with the wedding date.

$36.00

Funny Mug

One way to give a thoughtful mother of the bride gift is to recognize how much stress she’s under. They say having kids is like watching your heart walk around outside your body. For a mom, watching her pride and joy get married is a mixture of joy, sadness, and every other emotion you care to name. Stay calm? Yeah, right!

$12.99

Mother of the Bride Tote

On her daughter’s wedding day, the mother of the bride is going to need more than a handbag. Odds are she’s going to bring a thousand and one things her daughter forgot, and then she’ll have to run back home for crucial item number one thousand and two. This tote bag has room to handle it all.

$7.99

Thank You Locket

The groom needs to start the marriage off on the right foot. He needs a gift for the mother of his bride—his future mother-in-law—that she can wear every day and remember his kindness and thoughtfulness. This floating heart locket has a heart tag that says “Thanks for raising the woman of my dreams.”

$49.99

Ultimate Wedding Plan Guide

Flower arrangements, seating orders, rehearsal dinner location, who’s doing the ceremony and where—chances are the mother of the bride could use a gift that helps her answer all these questions. This Ultimate Wedding Planner book does just that. And it doesn’t shy away from tough questions like, hmmm, do we invite ex-spouses?

$9.39

Valerie Clutch

When the ceremony comes, the mother of the bride needs to look stylish. As elegant as her daughter does, in a sophisticated way. This clutch will give her a place to keep the handkerchief she’ll reach for when she sees her daughter walking down the aisle, more beautiful than ever.

$130.00

A Mother’s Tears

The tears will flow, there’s no doubt about that. Tears of joy, of course. This mother of the bride gift is designed for the bride to give to her mom. It’s an heirloom handkerchief worked with silver embroidery and lace trim. The touching thank you message is exactly what mom wants to hear.

$21.50

Carlotta Wrap

It’s a wrap! She’s off on her own now. Get the mother of the bride something fabulous to wear over her shoulders on her daughter’s wedding day. She’ll be so nervous she’ll need something to do with her hands during the ceremony. She can clutch and adjust this wrap and no one will call it fidgeting.

$78.00

Personalized Hanger

She’s going to choose have an amazing dress for her daughter’s wedding day, there’s no doubt about that. This gift makes the perfect way to hang that dress when the day is done. It’s personalized with her name, and the wire cross piece spells out “Mother of the Bride.”

$18.95

The Family Dog

We suspect that there a plenty of moms out there how have little dogs, and it just won’t do to keep them out of the action. This is a mother of the bride sweater like no other: it’s made for the second most important person in her life. No, not her husband—her dog.

$19.95

Planning Software

Planning a wedding? There’s an app for that! Well, there’s a software suite for it, at least. This mother of the bride gift is for the hip, tech-savvy, spreadsheet Queen Bee mother in law to be. Let’s not call her a control freak. Let’s just call her very organized and detail oriented. Someone needs to be!

$31.99

Personalized Blanket

When you’re a bride-to-be, there’s no way on earth you can thank your mother enough for everything she’s done to get you to your wedding day. She carried you inside her body, she changed you when you were an infant—the list goes on. This personalized blanket is embroidered with a heartfelt message from you to your mom.

$29.95

Very Thoughtful

When you’re a bride-to-be, there’s no way on earth you can thank your mother enough for everything she’s done to get you to your wedding day. She carried you inside her body, she changed you when you were an infant—the list goes on. This personalized blanket is embroidered with a heartfelt message from you to your mom.

$29.99

Enchanted Forest Comb

With all the attention on the bride and her hair, mom is going to need a sure-fire way to keep her hair back and look elegant, too. Get her this Jane Tran jeweled comb and she won’t feel left out. In fact, she’ll have to be careful not to upstage her lovely girl.

$100.00

Keepsake Shadow Box

She’s going to end up with a selection of keepsakes after the wedding day. They might be gifts, they might be jewelry, and they might be random, unexpected knick-knacks that have meaning only for her. This personalized mother of the bride gift gives her a tasteful way to keep all the mementos safe for years.

$59.95

Thank You Print

Did we mention there’s no way to thank the mother of the bride for everything she’s done? Doesn’t matter: what matters is that you do it anyway. This love-bird print will touch her heart. It’s personalized with the wedding date, the names of the bride and groom, and a meaningful message.

$23.00

Stemless Wine Glass

When the last dance is over, when all the chairs are folded and stacked, when the catering trucks are loaded up, and when all the confetti swept away, the mother of the bride will finally get a chance to relax. Give her a wine glass that has no pretensions. One big enough for a real serving of wine. Something that will make her laugh: this.

$18.00

Heart Shaped Box

There are a couple of common themes running through this list. One is “Mom, you rock” and the other is “Thank You.” This is our last suggestion for how to say thank you to the mother of the bride with a nice, modest gift. It’s a heart shaped ivory keepsake box that thanks mom for helping to make the wedding day everything it could be.

$22.50

Personalized Locket

This last gift is a sweet one for the bride to give to the mother of the bride on her wedding day. It’s a personalized, handmade compact mirror with a classic wedding saying engraved on the cover. It’s a testament to the enduring bond between a daughter and her mother that nothing can diminish.

$18.18

   

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