Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018
From finding the perfect dress to crafting a sentimental signature cocktail, the mother of the bride has helped her daughter create the wedding of her dreams. Through this monumental step in their lives, moms want to capture and savor every moment. Whether you give her a custom fleece blanket, piece of jewelry or an easel calendar filled with memories, we’ve put together a list of mother of the bride gift ideas that will help to commemorate this special time.
1. Garden Stone
Each spring, moms are eager to get in the garden and plant an array of flowers for the kitchen table and fresh herbs for their favorite dishes. Help brighten the mother of the bride’s day while she’s working in the dirt by giving her a custom garden stone. With the Bold Script Garden Stone, you can add a message or inspirational quote with laser-etched personalization.
2. Woven Bowls
Simple, matching accents can tie together any room’s decor. Mom will adore these hand-dyed woven baskets in the kitchen, across the mantelpiece or to store all her favorite jewelry. Choose her favorite colors to highlight the set.
3. Hand-Pressed Floral Suncatchers
Press your choice of fresh flowers between two pieces of Vlieseline, and delicately frame them in gold wire. Consider using the same type of flowers from your wedding day to remind the mother of the bride of the beautiful event. This suncatcher adds an elegant touch to a wall or sunny window.
4. Gem Earrings
On this amazing day, mom should take a moment to shine with style and pride. These gem earrings come together with just a simple, thick chain link, several eye-catching gemstones and some glue. Match the earrings with her wedding day gown.
5. Strawberry Jam
On the afternoon before the wedding, treat mom to a picnic of homemade jams and goodies. Strawberry jam is a simple and tasty recipe to make, and it pairs well with everything from scones to cookies. Package it all up with tea and invite mom for an afternoon of pre-wedding catch up and desserts.
6. Custom Jewelry
The mother of the bride can never have enough jewelry. A unique piece of jewelry like the Rose Gold Jennifer Bangle, will help her carry a piece of her daughter wherever she goes. You can design this stunning bracelet with her birthstone, a photo charm or her initial, and she can stack it with other bangles for a stylish look.
7. Gold Animal Jewelry Dish
On the afternoon before the wedding, treat mom to a picnic of homemade jams and goodies. Strawberry jam is a simple and tasty recipe to make, and it pairs well with everything from scones to cookies. Package it all up with tea and invite mom for an afternoon of pre-wedding catch-up and desserts.
8. Trinket Tray
The art of decoupage is perfect for every age. Mom will adore this bright and sparkly odds and ends tray, completely designed for her. Gift it before the wedding so she can keep all her jewelry in one spot throughout the weekend of prep.
9. Calming Tea Sachets
For the tea-lovers in your family, gift a collection of organic dried rose petals, chamomile, mint and lavender to make a calming tea for the mother of the bride. Package with a beautiful handmade personalized mug or tea cozy.
10. Cake Stand
Nothing freshens up a table display like a colorful cake stand. Timeless and practical, thank mom by gifting this elegant addition to her collection. Consider adding your own personal touch to the top of the stand, like a playful design or the wedding dates customizes any simple stand.
11. Found Art Love Display
Family wedding gifts are an excellent outlet for expressing your artistic passions. Explore using found materials by combining reclaimed wood planks and rustic letter-shaped items to show the mother of the bride all your love.
12. Glitter Coasters
Leading up to the big day, help mom host a cocktail party with all the ladies of the wedding. Gift her with these handmade crushed glass coasters to brighten up the tablescape. Combine modge podge, crushed glass decorative filler in round cork coasters for a splashy addition to the table.
13. Clay Yarn Bowl
Support your mother’s favorite hobbies to make wedding gifts extra personal. Customize a striped yarn bowl from polymer clay, perfect for the mother of the bride who is passionate about knitting and crocheting. Yarn bowls keep the yarn from getting tangled or knotted while flying through a project.
A charming glass jar candle is a familiar way to set the mood for any occasion. Whether she’s hosting a dinner party or decorating the mantel for the holidays, the mother of the bride can always use a scented candle to warm up her home. With the Heart Burlap Candle, you can make it something she will treasure with a beautiful family photo.
15. Fleece Blanket
Decorating her home with accents that are both inviting and sentimental is one of every mom’s greatest pleasures. A fleece blanket filled with memories makes a touching gift for the mother of the bride. With the Textured Frames Plush Fleece Blanket, she can enjoy some of her favorite photos while curling up by the fire or enjoying a picnic.
16. Easel Calendar
A home filled with photos of her children and family brings joy to every mom. You can give the mother of the bride a year’s worth of beautiful memories with an easel calendar. With a variety of unique designs and layouts, you can create a one-of-a-kind calendar with photos and text that she’ll absolutely adore.
17. Canvas Pouch
Whether she is head of the neighborhood fundraising community or whipping up one of her famous pies, moms always enjoy feeling like they’re Queen bee. No matter where her next project takes her, help the mother of the bride stay organized with a stylish canvas pouch featuring the embroidery of her name, monogram or initial. She can carry the Queen Bee Canvas Pouch as a clutch or toss it in her suitcase when she packs for her daughter’s big day.
Package up a mini spa day with these artistically inspired terrazzo-style soaps. Dye several discs of melt-and-pour-soaps to your liking, break them into uneven tiles and scatter them throughout a white soap palette for a stained-glass appearance. Each bar is unique and eye-catching.
19. Calming Soy Candles
For the mother of the bride, combine soy flakes and a calming selection of essential oils to make naturally infused candles. These DIY homemade candles make a natural and relaxing addition to the home while mom winds down after the wedding weekend.
20. Kitchen Stand
With everything going on around the kitchen during a family gathering—especially one as busy as a wedding–provide an organized home base for all mom’s electronics and cooking utensils. A simple piece of notched plywood leaves room for an iPod holder, a spot for spoons and bowls for important odds and ends.
21. Canvas Tote
When it comes to being prepared for any occasion, moms always know best. Give the mother of the bride a place to carry all those essential items whether she’s preparing for her daughter’s big day or heading off on her annual beach trip with her sisters. The Big Initial Canvas Tote Bag lets you customize it just for her with an embroidered monogram or initial in an array of colors.
Did mom teach you everything you know about cooking? On your wedding day, give her the gift of hand-knitted pot holders, simple and stylish for all the days you’ll share cooking together in the future. Add a chic leather hook for the perfect accent.
Curate a mini indoor garden just for mom. With a collection of simple, concrete planters, a group of small succulents can now brighten up her desk, nightstand or dresser. Mix and match planter colors to her style.
24. Teapot Cozy
Now’s the time to show off those knitting skills and surprise the mother of the bride with a truly impressive gift. Follow this adorable fox pattern to wrap around a traditional teapot during afternoon tea. Enjoy some tea with mom before the day gets started to sneak some quality time before the ceremony.
25. String Art Mason Jar Bouquet
This string art design, composed of nails and multi-colored twine, gives the gift of year-round flowers, all mounted on a natural wood slice. Mom can display this at home or on her desk as a constant reminder of your love and gratitude.
26. Pasta Kit
Perhaps you’ve been gathering around the kitchen, cooking with mom since you were a little kid. Gather a self-made pasta kit with high-quality flour, salt and pasta tools for a night of cooking together once more. This pre- or post-wedding opportunity makes for a lovely night of decompression and conversation.
27. Jewelry Box
Adorn mom’s birthstone on the top of a quaint, hexagonal jewelry box. Make it a set by placing you and your spouse’s birthstones on corresponding boxes, supplying a decorative case for all her rings and earrings.
It’s definitely mom’s time to celebrate! After supporting the couple through every bit of planning, send her a fine bottle of champagne for the wedding day or to be aged for the future. Propose a toast to everything she’s done to help you reach this day.
29. Garden Markers
If the mother of the bride is known for her green thumb, spruce up her vegetable this spring! Hand-stamp a full set of herb and vegetable garden markers with polymer clay and rubber letter stamps. Gift the whole collection with her favorite herb garden seeds.
30. Keepsake Box
After all she’s done to get you to this big day, mom deserves gifts gilded in gold. Design a hand-painted, wooden jewelry box with a customized gold leaf pattern. This stunning package provides a breathtaking way to deliver a letter of thanks, a new piece of jewelry or even her corsage for the ceremony.
As mom helps with the final wedding prep, fill her home with sweet, calming smells of a homemade candle. Combine soy wax flakes, essential oil and lead-free wicks into a chic golden canister. Tie it all up with a ribbon and sprigs of rosemary or lavender to indicate the scent.
32. Beaded Suncatcher
Invite light into the mother of the bride’s home with a delicately beaded suncatcher. Using the wedding colors, design an intricate pattern of a tree. This will symbolize their growing family tree and they will be reminded of the beautiful day whenever the sun hits the beads just right.
33. Photo Book
Invite light into the mother of the bride’s home with a delicately beaded suncatcher. Using the wedding colors, design an intricate pattern of a tree. This will symbolize their growing family tree and they will be reminded of your beautiful wedding day whenever the sun hits the beads just right.
34. Photo Pillow
Pillows are a comfortable accent to any room. Next time she’s tidying the couch before hosting a family holiday or simply making the bed in the morning, the mother of the bride will adore a photo pillow that reminds her of her beautiful daughter and son-in-law. The Foliage Frame 16×16 Pillow allows you to add a personalized touch with text and a favorite photo.
35. Fabric Tea Towels
Redecorate the kitchen with mom by gifting these handmade, shabby chic tea towels on your wedding day. She’ll be truly blown away by the artistic energy used to design this one-of-a-kind set. Choose her favorite pattern, animal or phrase, and iron the image to a white towel with transfer paper.
She’s had your back for all these years, so find a gift that expresses how much she means to you. Include a heartfelt card or note that includes a quote about mom so she is reminded of the special bond you share.