11 Mother of the Bride Gifts | Bellwether Ideas

Mother of the bride candid photo

by Susie & Becky

mother of the bride portrait

by Matt Mendelsohn

Before we know it, mother’s day will be here. And the gift scramble will be on. But a question I get from many of my clients are about gifts they should give their parents and their wedding party members. (In case you hadn’t heard, yes, brides and grooms typically do give gifts to their wedding party and parents, usually at the rehearsal dinner.) I always struggle to offer a good gift idea off the cuff, so I decided to compile a list of ideas to live here for eternity. Today I’m looking at mother of the bride gifts. I’ll cover more gift recipients later this month! Check out other Bellwether Ideas posts for more of your shopping needs!

Set up your gift in a great way with a card that shows that you planned this all out in advance.

Shop this mother of the bride gift: note card


Currently, I am obsessed with pouches. I want to put everything in my house in pouches. The sentiment of the message here is so great, though it is fully customizable.

Shop this mother of the bride gift: custom drawn pouch


This pouch also stopped me in my tracks. First, it could almost double as a casual clutch, but second, that custom photo liner peeking out – watch out for the waterworks!

Shop this mother of the bride gift: custom photo pouch


Jewelry is a classic gift for mom, am I right? I love this heart pendant necklace set. Course, if you’re not an only child, maybe this isn’t for you ­čÖé

Shop this mother of the bride gift: mother/daughter necklace set 

But maybe you don’t want a necklace set to share, this delicate circle pendant is so pretty and less obvious.

Shop this mother of the bride gift: circle necklace

Does your mom like rings? Check out this post of alternative ring ideas that would totally work for a right hand ring!


I love this mug. It cracks me up so much.

Shop this mother of the bride gift: funny mom mug


Many couples do give photos or albums to their parents after the wedding, which is a great idea. I love this pallet art, and it does come in all different sizes!

Mother of the bride gift: photo art pallet

Maybe your mom is the cook of the family – how about this sweet cutting board?

Shop this mother of the bride gift: sentimental cutting board


I am loving this gorgeous pie plate for the baking moms out there.

Shop this mother of the bride gift: beautiful pie dish

I have a cookbook/iPad holder and it is a life saver in my tiny kitchen with super limited counter space!

Shop this mother of the bride gift: cook book or iPad holder

And this is one more idea, but for the bride’s partner to give to her mother. Super sweet, right? A great way to start off your newly blended family.

Shop this mother of the bride gift: keepsake box

Of course, there are countless other ideas. My mom loves going to Nats games and the Kennedy Center, so if I were gifting her, I would consider an experiential gift. What do you like to gift your mom? Leave a comment!

I’ve also written extensively about hostess gifts, in case you are interested.

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