Of all people, it’s important to get the mother of the bride a good gift. Your mother has been your number one fan since the day you were born. She’s supported you through every school performance or sports event, bad haircut, heartbreak, big and small victory, and much, much more. If there’s anyone who is just as, if not more, excited about your wedding day, it’s her. Now’s a great time to show your mom how important she has been in shaping who you are as you take this next step in your life. Whether she loves self-care, wine, anything personalized, or all of the above, here are 31 thoughtful gifts are a great way to show the mother of the bride or mother of the groom just how much you care.
Unique Mother of the Bride Gifts
Make every day a relaxing, lounge-worthy day with this lightweight robe. It’s made from 100 percent organic cotton, Fair Trade-certified, and Made Safe-certified (free of toxins). It also comes in three different colors, is belted, and has roomy pockets to stash a phone or other small items. One reviewer said, “It is everything I wanted. Color great, thickness just right, well made. I just love it.”
Bookworm moms will love a Kindle Paperwhite, which can store all the countless books on her to-read list in one, space-efficient device. It has a glare-free display, weeks-long battery, and built-in, adjustable light for bedtime reading. It’s also waterproof, so she can use it in the tub or anywhere else where spills and splashes are bound to strike.
Treat your mom to a few bottles of wine, delivered to her door monthly. After all, it’s the least you can do for her putting up with your rebellious teenage years. She can fill out a quiz to specific her tastes and then Winc will send wines that match her palate profile. She can rate the bottles to get better recommendations in the future, or buy additional bottles as needed.
She’ll feel like she’s walking on clouds with a pair of fluffy slippers. These UGG slippers have a rubber sole and are made with wool both on the exterior and interior to keep toes nice and warm. They come in five different colors, ranging from a neutral cream color to a bright orange.
Help your mother get one step closer to her Martha Stewart aspirations by sending her a meal kit subscription from the culinary pro herself. You can choose how many meals to receive each week as well as how many people each meal should feed, and a box with pre-measured ingredients will be delivered that will save her a trip to the grocery store. There are 22 different recipes, including vegetarian and vegan options, to choose from each week.
Everyone can use better quality sleep, and a weighted blanket may help her get some. The top has a cozy, fur-like material and the blanket is filled with carefully distributed glass beads, which give it weight. One happy reviewer said, “I absolutely LOVE it!!! I go to bed and go right to sleep… no tossing and turning. And, I sleep more soundly through the night. It’s like a giant hug all night long!”
Add a bit of greenery to brighten up your mom’s living space and give her something to remind her of you every time she walks by it. This ceramic white planter comes with four different succulents, which are all more low maintenance than you were as a kid.
If there’s anyone who needs a massage, it’s your mother. This back and neck massager can be used while she’s sitting on the couch or in bed, and it has four deep-kneading shiatsu massage nodes as well as a heating function. One reviewer said, “This is the perfect size with the perfect amount of heat (perfect temperature-close to a hot stone massage but you don’t lose the heat!) & I have used it every single day since its arrival. I really like the multi-rotational directions of the Shiatsu balls-clockwise for a bit, then counterclockwise for the 20 minute session.”
This jam sampler is a great way to add some extra deliciousness while she’s eating breakfast, lunch, snacks, dessert, etc. All the jams are made with locally-sourced vegan ingredients and minimal sugar, and the flavors will keep taste buds happy with interesting combinations like blueberry lemon and basil, blackberry mullet Merlot, plum and rose, strawberry chipotle and fig, smoked yellow peach, and sour cherry ginger.
Toss out all those single-use plastic bags and give her a set of reusable storage bags. They’re made of 100 percent food-grade, non-toxic silicone and are safe to use in the microwave, freezer, and oven up to 400 degrees. The set comes with four different sizes, from pocket size to half-gallon.
Fill her home with the warm scents of saffron, apple, black currant, vanilla, patchouli, and amber. This 8 oz. candle is made with natural soy wax, and as a gift from you, will give her all the feels.
Start her morning on the right, caffeinated foot with some fair trade-certified coffee beans. The Rise & GRND blend is a medium roast with notes of caramel and lemon, and five percent of profits are donated to No Child Hungry to support at-risk youth. Says one reviewer, “Just French pressed this coffee and drinking it black. It is EXCELLENT. Very smooth and tasty, not dark, not heavy. There’s no burn. No kick. No tummy ache. AND supporting Black enterprise.”
Olive oil is probably one of those things your mom always has on hand. Upgrade her bottles with this duo of extra virgin olive oils sourced from a family-run farm in California. The bottles are also so gorgeous she won’t mind leaving them out on the counter. One reviewer said, “These olive oils are truly delicious. They are fresh and of a very high quality. I didn’t know what I was missing but now I won’t be able to live (or cook) without them.”
For happy hours or dinner nights at home, this colored decanter will instantly elevate the evening. It’s made with hand-blown colored glass made by Polish artisans and can hold 26 ounces of your beverage of choice, or simply be a gorgeous decorative piece. It also comes in three other colors.
Sentimental Mother of the Bride Gifts
Give her something she’ll love to pieces in the form of a photo puzzle. You can choose between 60-, 252-, 520-, and 1,014-piece versions depending on how avid of a puzzler she is. Upload anywhere from 1-17 photos, whether that’s something of the two of you, from your wedding day, or a beloved pet.
For that favorite family recipe that’s been passed down and always reminds you of home, this personalized plate will keep it nearby at all times and is more sturdy than the piece of paper it’s probably written on. Simply send an image of the handwritten recipe and it will be printed on this thoughtful gift.
Wedding days can be a blur — create a personalized photo book capturing all your favorite moments of the big day so your mom can look back and relive the memories for years to come. You can customize the size, cover color, and how many pages you want to include (from 50-150, so you can include every highlight, big or small).
Moms make everything with love, and this cast iron cocotte will make meals feel even more special. It holds two quarts and is safe to use on the stove or in the oven for the next roast, stew, casserole, or even cake.
Give your mom a bracelet that’s truly personalized for her. Use a short message (up to three words) in either yours or another loved one’s handwriting, and she can keep it with her at all times. It comes in silver, 18K gold, or rose gold colors, and sizes XS-XL.
This little clutch will keep all her things organized and looks stylish, too. These leather clutches measure 5” x 7”, come in a multitude of colors, and have a black and white honeycomb printed pattern on the inside. You can also add a wristlet or a tassel, so they can be easily carried on their own, or tossed into a larger bag.
Give her something to keep her jewelry or small miscellaneous items that always seem to be randomly strewn around. This square keepsake box measures 4”x 4” x 1.5”, is made of earthenware clay, and has “Mom” printed on the lid, so there’s no mistake who it’s for. You can personalize the inside with a date, name, or sweet message.
Remind your mother how much you love her with this necklace that has interlocking circles to represent the two of you. The necklace comes in rose gold, silver, or gold, and it includes a velvet jewelry pouch. One reviewer said, “My mom loved this necklace! She actually teared up a little when she read the card that said ‘First my mom, forever my friend’.”
Mother of the Groom Gifts
Whether she prefers coffee or a mimosa in the morning, this mug will help her happily sip her beverage of choice. The mug holds 14 ounces of liquid and can be personalized with “mother of the bride” or “mother of the groom” (among other roles) in six different colors.
Look, we probably all don’t clean our phones often enough, so give your mother a hand with this handy UV sanitizer. In just minutes, it’ll destroy 99.9 percent of the germs living on her phone (or keys, earbuds, or other small valuables). It comes in three different colors and uses a USB charger.
Simplify things around her house with a Google Nest Hub. She’ll be able to watch videos, see photos, look up recipes, access her email and calendar, set reminders, and control compatible devices (like the thermostat, lights, or security camera) all with one voice-enabled device. Bonus: It will make video calls with you even easier.
Make sure she never loses track of her keys again with a Tile Pro tracker. Attach it to keys, electronics, bags, or more, and use an app to locate the items when it’s within 400 feet. The set comes with two trackers, you know, in case she loses one and needs a backup.
Let her enjoy an at-home spa day with some hydrating eye masks. These will hydrate and depuff eyes and are made with natural ingredients like collagen, rose flower oil, vitamin E, and licorice root extract. The masks have no parabens, sulfates, or artificial dyes, and each pack comes with five individually wrapped masks.
A good bath is a great way to relax, and this crystal-infused bath soak will make her “me time” even more luxurious. There are three different soaks depending on what she’s in the mood for: Rise has citrine quartz, sweet orange, and myrrh; Rest has amethyst, lavender, and lemongrass; and Love has rose quartz, rose, and vanilla.
Sure, phones are handy for taking down notes, but sometimes you just want to hand-write a to-do list. Give her a colorful notepad that can help organize her weekly schedule. Each pad measures 4” x 6” and has 50 sheets of paper.
This small planter is made with cork, a naturally sustainable material, so it’s a great gift that’s also great for the earth. They’re handmade and will make a stylish home for the small plants in her house. One reviewer said, “This is my second purchase and just as amazing as the first. Love the design aspect of these plant pots and sustainability.”
Keep your mom’s kitchen always stocked with the herbs she needs. This convenient kit includes three 16 oz. cans, organic plant-based soil, and three seed packets (mint, cilantro, and basil). The cans are designed to be used to grow indoors so she can enjoy fresh herbs no matter what season or time of year.