Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Mother of the Bride and Groom

A mother and daughter enjoying a glass of wine together with spa face masks on.

With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, you’re probably racking your brain for gift ideas. When you’re engaged, it’s more than a special time just for you and your fiancé—it’s also a special day for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom! Mother’s Day is the perfect way to commemorate this time with a sentimental gift that will be treasured long past your walk down the aisle. Below are some gift ideas for these irreplaceable women that they’re bound to love.

A Photo Book with Engagement Pictures

A photo book is the perfect way to pull together something sentimental and personalized. Fill the book with photos from years past—and you can even include engagement photos. To give the book a truly special flair, include special quotes and typed messages from yourself and your fiancé throughout the book. This is something the mother of the bride and groom will both love and revisit time and time again.

Personalized Jewelry

A special piece of jewelry to wear on the big day is a wonderful Mother’s Day gift that’s sure to be appreciated. Consider earrings or a necklace, perhaps with the birthstone of their son or daughter for the occasion.

A charm bracelet could also make for a great gift that you can continue adding to year after year. For this year, start with the bracelet and a charm that signifies your wedding. Another idea is to gift a locket with a photo inside of it, to be worn on your wedding day and beyond.

A Special Perfume

A woman spraying perfume on her wrist.

Did you know that scent is the strongest sense tied to memory? A special perfume to be worn on the big day and beyond will always bring you to mind for a mom or mother-in-law. This gift is both practical and luxurious, making it a perfect item to purchase for a deserving mom. Along the same vein, you can also opt for a beautiful candle or diffuser if that’s more suitable.

A Throw Blanket

A cozy throw blanket always makes a great gift, and you can tie this into your wedding with a little poem. Attach a tag onto the blanket that says, “To have and to hold, and to keep you from getting cold! We can’t wait to celebrate our wedding together!”. This is a gift that can be found at any price point and is sure to be appreciated during a chilly evening spent on the couch.

A Hair and Makeup Certificate

Cover some of your mom or future mother-in-law’s expenses for your upcoming big day by giving them a certificate to get their hair or makeup (or both!) done for your wedding.

A Vase and Flower Arrangement

A blue vase with light pink peonies in it.

A vase with an artful flower arrangement may seem like a run-of-the-mill Mother’s Day gift, but you can definitely make this more personalized. Consider having the florist put the arrangement in a vase custom picked by you, engraved with your wedding date or the phrase “mother of the groom” or “mother of the bride” on it. This will turn an ordinary flower arrangement into a keepsake that they’ll forever treasure.

Monogrammed Pajamas

A pair of monogrammed pajamas with “mother of the bride” or “mother of the groom” on them is another item that will be special. These pajamas will be worn time and time again!

Gift Certificate for Framed Wedding Photos

A gift certificate that can be used for something wedding-related is sure to be a hit. Consider a voucher for a service like Framebridge so that your mom or future mother-in-law can have your wedding photos framed.

Cosmetic Case with Wedding Day Essentials

A woman opening up a pink cosmetic case.

A cosmetic case or makeup bag filled with a bunch of essential items for your wedding weekend will be appreciated by any mom. Remember that it’s a big day for them, too! Their favorite shade of lipstick, a mini pack of tissues, some mints, a compact mirror, and bobby pins will set them on their way to being ready for whatever comes their way as their child walks down the aisle.

There’s no shortage of gift ideas out there to make your mom and future mother-in-law feel loved this Mother’s Day! Remember that a handwritten card with a heartfelt message also goes a long way towards making them smile and feel appreciated.

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