She’s been there for you since day one – and especially during the wedding planning process – so why not do something special for her to show some extra gratitude for her undying love and support?
From keepsakes that will help her look and feel her best while standing next to you on the big day, to sentimental keepsakes that will serve as a reminder of your special bond, read on as we break down some of our must-have gift ideas. to show the mother of the bride a poignant token of appreciation during this momentous time.
What to give the mother of the bride
A sentimental necklace
First things first: Consider honoring the unique bond you share with an intertwined piece of jewelry that she can wear to the wedding well beyond. This keepsake necklace features a special “Mother of the Bride” message, while the simple design of this Gorjana style is made for the minimalist mom.
Gorjana Rose Intertwined Necklace
Earrings are another great option to help her shine at the wedding and for years to come. Choose these ‘Mother of Pearl’ diamond earrings or studs to remind you that she is one of a kind.
Monica Vinader Nura Keshi Pearl Earrings
Quince Classic Diamond Stud Earrings
A trendy pouch
If she’s not a big fan of jewelry, consider complementing her formal and reception attire with an eye-catching clutch. This Anthropologie’s finely metallic guitar pick (available in six different colors) pops against jewel and warm tones, while Lulus’ scalloped number adds an eclectic touch to neutrals and cools.
Scalloped clutch with multiple pearls bronze Lulus
A versatile shawl
While you’re at it, why not complete her look with a chic and cozy shawl? This lightweight style (available in three shades) is perfect for adding a touch of shine, while Cuyana’s alpaca scarf will help keep her warm during cooler seasons and ceremonies.
Cuyana Alpaca Scarf
A signature fragrance
Smell is a powerful sense when it comes to experiencing (and remembering) life’s moments, so we love the idea of marking special events with a distinguished scent. Opt for a classic, like Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray or Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Colognefor the classic mom (and consider mini bottles for bridesmaids to sync your scent).
Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray
A beautiful makeup bag
Take the guesswork out of getting ready for the camera, while giving mom a boost of confidence, with an organized cosmetic kit. This Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette makes it easy to create a soft, glamorous glow, while this lip liner duo from NARS has everything you need to pull off a sultry pout.
A sumptuous dress
She’s spent her life pampering you, so why not show her some attention with a special dress? This ‘Mother of the Bride’ dress from Etsy seller Modparty will give it extra cache on the big day, while Parachute’s Cloud cotton bathrobe will give him the impression of being in a high-end spa.
Luxury skin care
Speaking of spa, we love the idea of a good skincare set to help mom achieve (or, more accurately, improve) that “mother of the bride” glow. This starter kit contains four Augustinus Bader favorites in a handy pouch, while Tata Harper’s facial set is renowned for its smoothing and brightening effects.
Augustinus Bader The Starter Kit with The Rich Cream
Tata Harper The Med Spa Facial
Moisturizing body care
Take her radiance from head to toe with a body care set that will leave her skin hydrated and hydrated. L’Occitane’s almond-scented exfoliating duo is one of our favorites for subtle softness, while MUTHA Body Glow Up Set has ‘cool mom’ written all over it.
L’Occitane Almond Cleanse Exfoliating Duo
MUTHA Body Glow Up Set
The softest pajamas
Give him a better night’s sleep (finally!) with an ultra-cozy bed pajama set she will never want to take off. Eberjey’s original serigraphs are glamorous at all times, while Target modal sets adapt to your every move (and they’re both washable for easy care).
Eberjey Inez Washable Silk Print Long Pajama Set
A frame forever
What better way to commemorate the big day than with a timeless picture frame? Capture some of your favorite moments with Pottery Barn’s Mother of Pearl collection, or create a virtual wedding gallery using Aura’s Smart Frames.
Pottery Barn mother of pearl frame
If you’re struggling to put your thoughts into words, keep your message simple and let nature handle the rest with a beautiful bouquet. This one from Proflowers comes with a vase she can hang on to as a reminder of your love (or you can make the “thanks” bloom with a Floral of the Month Club).
Olive and Cocoa Floral Club of the Month
A collection of wines
Consider offering the mum with a refined palette a wine box or a subscription that will continue to tantalize her taste buds. Winc will let you create a custom box based on its go-tos, while this trio from Gratsi includes a recommendation for each flavor profile.
Wine box Winc BYO
Gratsi Old Country Wine
A gourmet selection
When it comes to the foodie mom, you can’t go wrong with a free amount of gourmet food. Treat him to a good tasting with these favorites from Harry & Davidor surprise her with an iconic choice of Goldbelly’s regional dishes (you can’t go wrong with Emmy Squared Burgers Where Martha Stewart’s legendary banana pudding).
His own getaway
Last, but not least, consider giving the generous mom a vacation (or staycation) where she can enjoy some well-deserved rest. Airbnb gift cards are ideal for long weekends and experiences, while Kimpton Hotels & Resorts offers a range of accommodations and packages to perfect their next great getaway.