41 Best Mother Of The Bride Gifts That Show Your Appreciation

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The days before your wedding are the perfect time to present Mom with a gift that shows how much her steadfast support — both in wedding planning and in life — means to you. Because we know how hectic wedding planning already is, our gifting experts compiled a list of the best mother of the bride gifts to lighten your bridal load, from a skin-soothing bath oil to help her look and feel her best on the big day to a personalized necklace she’ll treasure for years to come.

Since your mom knows firsthand how chaotic your days have been, any gesture of appreciation will go a long way. Even so, the key to choosing a truly great mother of the bride gift is to pick something thoughtful, heartfelt and that she’ll cherish forever — regardless of whether that gift costs under $50 or over $500. (Don’t worry: We kept both these factors and various budgets in mind when curating our gift ideas.) Below, find 41 of the best mother of the bride gifts to help you thank your mom for her lifetime of love, support and guidance.

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A Sweet Handmade Notebook To Mark The Occasion

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Sloane Stationery Wedding Collection Mother Of The Bride Notebook

Buy From Wolf & Badger

Handmade in England, this notebook from Sloane Stationery makes for a simple but meaningful and well-crafted gift. Flip open the lizard-embossed cover — which reads “Mother of the Bride” — to reveal blank cream pages that are waiting to be filled with all things wedding-related, from appointment reminders to her favorite mother-daughter memories.

A Stunning Portrait Of The Bride And Her Mom On The Big Day

Custom Generational Wedding Portrait

Buy From Etsy

You can’t go wrong with a thoughtful, personalized gift that also functions as a keepsake. Go a step above the traditional photograph with this custom illustrated portrait of you and your mom. All you’ll need to provide is a photo of the both of you (and other members of your family, if you wish), details of your wardrobe on the big day and details like your favorite fonts and colors, and the artist will take care of the rest.

This Personalizable Robe Will Become Her New Favorite

Matouk Cairo Robe

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There’s just something about putting on a nice fluffy bathrobe that can’t be beat — and this one from Matouk is next level. White long-staple cotton terry is bordered by piping in a color of your choice (the pastel pink is especially nice, but you also can’t go wrong with classic black) and finished off with a monogram that’s available in 20 styles. Whether you choose to go with her initials or your wedding date (or both!), it’ll be a hit.

A Pendant To Cherish Forever

Jane Win Forever Moon And Back Pendant Coin

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Each of Jane Win’s pieces is meant to tell a story, and this coin pendant quite literally takes its inspiration from the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. It features a crescent moon and stars on one side and the word “forever” is inscribed on the other; a sweet sentiment that nods to your bond and a style staple that will melt any mom’s heart.

A Fresh, Elegant Fragrance That’s Sure To Delight

Sisley Paris L’eau Rêvée D’Alma (3.4-Ounce)

Inspired by the magic of dreams, Sisley Paris’ new L’eau Rêvée (or “The Dreamy Waters”) perfume collection lives up to its name. The d’Alma scent, in particular, is as light and sophisticated as its bottle, featuring notes of cardamom, water iris and cedar wood that result in a clean marine citrus. Dreamy, indeed.

The Silkiest, Most Luxurious Sleepwear With Elegant Details

The White Company Giles Deacon Lily-Print Silk Pajama Set

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The truth is, anything from The White Company would be a hit on this list — but these premium silk pajamas are hard to beat. Created in collaboration with British designer and illustrator Giles Deacon, the chic ivory set features a lily print that’s inspired by the English country garden, as well as mother-of-pearl buttons.

Best Mother Of The Bride Self-Care Gifts

A Relaxing Bath Oil That Doubles As A Skincare Treatment

Laura Mercier Aromatic Bath & Body Oil (Ambre Vanille)

Amid all of the wedding planning, there’s bound to be a moment or two when the mother of the bride needs some quiet time to rejuvenate. And what better way to indulge than a nice bath soak? Laura Mercier’s Ambre Vanille Aromatic Bath & Body Oil has a warm, calming scent that’s inherently relaxing thanks to notes of amber and vanilla. Best of all, with baobab, jojoba and French plum seed oils combined with olive leaf extract, the non-greasy blend works overtime to nourish the skin.

A Crystal Eye Mask That Will Have Her Rejuvenated

WTHN Rose Quartz Eye Mask

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This rose quartz mask from WTHN is easy on the eyes — in more ways than one. It helps de-puff your peepers and combats fatigue, a soothing combination for anyone who could use a few minutes of pampering or just a break from staring at screens nonstop. If your mom pops it in the fridge to supercharge the crystals beforehand, she’ll be feeling refreshed in no time.

An At-Home Foot Bath That Soothes and Massages

Homedics Shiatsu Bliss Foot Spa With Heat Boost

After a weekend spent dancing in heels, any mom will appreciate this gem of a gift. More than just your average at-home foot bath, this heated model features deep-kneading shiatsu massage to soothe aches and hydrotherapy massage to release tension. She’ll put this to use immediately after the wedding weekend — and for a long time to come.

This Chic Skincare Set To Give Her A Healthy Glow

Augustinus Bader The Deep Hydration Duo

There’s a reason why Augustinus Bader products have quickly become a cult favorite — they’re really that good. This ultra-hydrating set includes The Rich Cream, the brand’s notoriously luxe face moisturizer, and the The Body Cream. Together, the duo will have any mother of the bride looking radiant as she walks down the aisle.

A Well-Organized Collagen Face Mask Sampler

Knesko Luxe Masking Klütch Collagen Mask Kit

A truly great face mask leaves you feeling radiant and balanced, and all of Knesko’s options do just that. Tucked neatly into an organizational clutch, this assortment of the gem-focused brand’s best-selling collagen hydrogel masks will become a mother of the bride’s travel essential, with ingredients like 24k colloidal gold, diamond powder, rose quartz and amethyst benefitting her skin in a myriad of ways.

A New Skincare Routine Featuring A Bestselling Device

NuFace Trinity+ Supercharged Skincare Routine

For the mother of the bride who’s stepping up her skincare routine before the big day, NuFace has a great (and refreshing) gift set. The brand’s latest kit includes the bestselling Trinity+ Microcurrent Facial Toning Device along with its Silk Crème Activator, an application brush and its new and ultra-hydrating Supercharged IonPlex Mist. Housed in a bright jelly pouch, the assortment is ideal for those looking to tone, lift and contour facial muscles at home.

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A Cute Set Of Glasses For Toasting All Occasions

Kate Spade Dirty & Neat Martini Glass Set

Whether the mother of the bride prefers her martini dirty or neat, with vodka or gin, Kate Spade has her covered. These playful 8-ounce glasses add a spirited touch to any home bar cart, and they’re sure to turn any night at home into a celebration; we all know that there are plenty of those to come post-wedding. Cheers to that!

A Unique But Useful Lace Purse She’ll Want To Keep Forever

Personalized Purse With Photo Lining

Buy From Etsy

This gorgeous lace purse checks off several boxes that makes it a good mother of the bride gift: It is handmade, crafted from quality materials like French lace and vegan suede, personalized and practical — all while costing under $60. The sequined purse is available in several colors, include Rose Gold and Champagne/Nude (pictured), and you’ll be able to customize its fully lined interior with a meaningful photo of your choice.

A Useful Custom Ring Dish That Doubles As A Keepsake

Callie Personalized Jewelry Tray

Buy From Callie

Maybe you’re looking for something to pair with her jewelry gift, or perhaps you want to gift her something personalized but jewelry is just a little beyond your budget. Either way, this Callie Jewelry Tray is a chic, practical choice. The gold-rimmed trinket dish is available with either an elegant bouquet or olive branch pattern (or none), along with your initials or text of choice. There’s also an optional section to add your wedding date, if you wish.

A Versatile Tee That Shows Your True Appreciation

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Favorite Daughter ‘Mom Of The Year’ Collegiate Tee

Buy From Favorite Daughter

We swear by the breezy versatility and cozy softness of Favorite Daughter’s popular Collegiate Tee. This version uses the same buttery blend of cotton but with the words “Mom Of The Year” printed on the front, so it doubles as an extremely effective (and cute) thank you gift. Not only will the mother of the bride enjoy fond memories every time she puts it on, but she’ll also have a wardrobe piece that works equally well paired with casual leggings or tucked into wide-legged jeans and topped with a blazer.

A Charming Coffee Table Book To Inspire Her Post-Wedding Getaway

Palm Beach Living By Jennifer Ash Rudick

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If her idea of a good time involves a day spent by the pool at The Breakers, this is the coffee table book for her. Flipping through the pages of Palm Beach Living — which is written by Jennifer Ash Rudick and features photographs by Nick Mele — will serve as an escape to her favorite vacation spot, filled with the exclusive barrier island’s most stunning homes and gardens.

A Soothing, Lightweight Cream That’s Not Harsh On Sensitive Skin

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Violets Are Blue Body Cream With Kokum Butter And Argan Oil

Buy From Violets Are Blue

The mother of the bride will probably need a lot of R&R post-nuptials. Gift her this airy, buttery body cream that’s both soothing and restorative. Violets Are Blue, a company founded by a breast cancer survivor, uses reparative natural ingredients to consciously formulate its skincare products, which are particularly aimed at women over 40 and those undergoing cancer treatment. The Body Cream’s luscious formula is packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients like vitamins A and E, kokum and shea butters, argan and almond oils and soothing lavender. Reviewers with sensitive skin, eczema, scars and autoimmune conditions alike say it’s incredibly rich and nourishing.

Best Mother Of The Bride Jewelry Gifts

A Pair Of Trendy Hoops

Jenny Bird Chunky Doune Hoops

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If pearls and diamonds aren’t really her thing, go for something with a cool modern vibe, like these earrings from Jenny Bird. Featuring a curvy, sculpture-like design and a hollowed-out body, the 14k gold-dipped brass hoops are lightweight and statement-making. And they pretty much go with everything.

A Birthstone Necklace With A Thoughtful Engraving

Myka Birthstone Vertical Bar Necklace For Mothers

Buy From Myka

We love this elegantly simple necklace from Myka because you can customize it in several ways to tailor it to your special recipient. Choose from sterling silver bars plated with 18k gold (pictured), or opt for the thicker gold vermeil, rose gold plating or the un-plated sterling silver. Add a meaningful word, name, date or characters for engraving, and then your birthstone to adorn it with (or a diamond!). The result: A one-of-a-kind piece that’s both chic and meaningful.

A Symbolic Bracelet That Comes Ready To Gift

Mulberry Leaf Cuff Bracelet

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Inspired by the soft femininity of the leaves of a mulberry tree, this mixed-gold cuff from Mulberry is a timeless addition to any jewelry collection. Made in Italy, the cuff is finished with gold brass and adorned with crystals. It makes a festive style statement while ushering in an exciting new era for a growing family.

A Sweet And Simple Diamond Band Just For Her

RS Pure Diamond Paper Clip Link Ring

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You may be the one exchanging rings at the altar, but let’s face it, every mom could use another diamond in her life. This delicate ring from RS Pure features a paper clip link decked out in diamonds, set against a 14kt yellow gold band. It’s dainty, sparkly and classic — and it will remind her of your special day each time she glances down at her hand.

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A Vibrant Watering Can For Tending To Her Garden

MacKenzie-Childs Avant Garden Watering Can

If her idea of a good time is a morning in the backyard, then boy, do we have the gift for you. Thanks to its modern shape and mix of florals and stripes, this ceramic watering can from MacKenzie-Childs has been dubbed the “Avant Garden.” Needless to say, it’ll also make for a nice piece of décor when it’s not watering her precious plants.

A Customized Pendant That Marks The Special Day In A Unique Way

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Heliodon Pendant In Gold

Buy From Plaitly

If you’re looking for a personalized piece that goes beyond a name or date on a necklace, the Heliodon Pendant by Plaitly is truly one of a kind. The pendant, part of the larger Heliodon collection, is designed based on the angle of the sun at the time, date and location (in the form of coordinates) of the special event that you provide to the maker. The resulting design features a representation of the sun’s angle on that day, along with a 3D-printed engraving of the coordinates, all adding up to a bespoke necklace she’ll never want to take off. (This pendant is also available in rose gold and rhodium.)

A Gold Clutch For The Mom All About Accessories

Loeffler Randall Rayne Bow Clutch (Platinum)

Thanks to its cute — but not cutesy — bow design, this Loeffler Randall clutch literally looks like a present. The dark gold pleated lamé fabric easily transitions from day to night, elevating any mother of the bride outfit during wedding weekend and beyond. It features an easy magnetic closure to keep all of her essentials safe and also comes with a gold chain strap, so it can be worn as a shoulder bag should she choose to go hands-free.

A Set Of Napkin Rings That Will Dazzle Her Guests

Baccarat x Kim Seybert Gem Clear Napkin Ring (Set Of 4)

She doesn’t have to host often to appreciate these napkin rings. A collaboration between Baccarat and fine dining pro Kim Seybert, the set of four features an octagonal tassel — the signature of the crystal brand’s famous chandeliers — on each square napkin ring. Made from acrylic and glass, they’ll add a glamorous touch to any tablescape.

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A Luxe Soft-Knit Set For The Mom Who Love To Lounge

Eberjey Gisele Slouchy PJ Set

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Eberjey is known for its ultra-soft PJs and loungewear, and this set is just so comfortable. Featuring a temperature-regulating knit fabric, a relaxed fit and adjustable ties, it’s the ultimate at-home outfit for the mother of the bride who’s looking to spend time getting cozy on the couch (when she’s not helping out with wedding prep, of course). Better yet, they’re machine-washable — and we bet they’ll become her go-to sleepwear (and loungewear) all year round.

A Pair Of Sneakers That Will Have Her Feeling Like She’s Walking On Air

On Cloudmonster Sneakers

It’s no secret that your mom has felt like she’s been walking on clouds; she’s almost as excited for the big day as you are. These On sneakers will further indulge her sense of lightness, providing the very best cushioning, stability and traction. There’s a reason that they’re called the Cloudmonster, after all.

A Makeup Kit Filled With Couture-Inspired Essentials

Dior The Dioriviera Set

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For the mother of the bride who’s always stocking up on luxe beauty essentials, this limited-edition Dior set is it. Inspired by the French Riviera, it includes an eyeshadow palette plus five nail polishes meant to evoke the feeling of a Mediterranean getaway. Whether or not she has an overseas flight booked, she’ll love it. Trust.

A Cozy Wrap For Her Travel Adventures

White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap

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White + Warren versatile cashmere travel wraps are perfect for any mother of the bride on the go. Available in a wide variety of colors, including this rich, beet-inspired hue, it’s an especially great gift for the mom who’s traveling back and forth for wedding festivities and could use a nice scarf or blanket for cozying up en route.

A Classy Crystal Decanter For Her Bar Cart

Ralph Lauren Home Coraline Decanter

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No matter the mother of the bride’s drink of choice, this timeless decanter from Ralph Lauren Home will be a welcome addition to her collection. From the brand’s Coraline collection, it features high-clarity crystal glass that’s crafted in Poland — and somehow, it manages to feel more elegant with each and every pour.

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A Fresh Pair Of Sneakers For The Mom Who Golfs

Cole Haan Women’s ØriginalGrand Shortwing Golf Shoe

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Whether she’s new to the green or is considered a pro at her local golf course, she could surely use a new pair of kicks for her favorite sport. Cole Haan’s leather shortwing oxford shoes are lightweight, moisture-wicking and comfortable — not to mention, the lavender details make them cute enough for heading straight to lunch at the country club.

Whimsical Sunglasses That Will Become Her Latest Obsession

Linda Farrow Eyewear + Bea Bongiasca Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses

Buy From Net-A-Porter

Thanks to their unexpected playful squiggles, Bea Bongiasca’s jewelry designs have become a huge hit among the mom set — and the brand’s collection with Linda Farrow Eyewear combines those beloved whimsical details with the sunglasses label’s signature frames. This ivory cat-eye style with gold-tone swirls feels just dramatic enough for the trend-loving mother of the bride.

An Artful Paddle That Will Elevate Her Serve

Gray Malin x Recess Pickleball Waikiki Paddle

Buy From Recess Pickleball

This pickleball paddle is one of the coolest you’ll find, and it’ll impress any mother of the bride who lives to show off her skills at her weekly game. A collaboration between Recess and Gray Malin, it features one of the legendary photographer’s stunning beachscapes and will undoubtedly stir up some envy at the pickleball court.

A Statement Piece That Gives Her Some Shade

Erdem Floral-Print Cotton-Trimmed Raffia Sunhat

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Anything from Erdem is all but guaranteed to be pretty, but this hat takes the cake. Featuring a charming garden-inspired cotton trim and a frayed raffia brim, it’s a statement piece that she’ll reach for anytime she’s heading out into the sun, whether for a summer beach day or an outdoor brunch.

Best Mother Of The Bride Home Gifts

A Blooming Essential Oil Diffuser To Make Her Home Smell Amazing

Agraria x Monique Lhuillier Dolce Air Essence Diffuser

This essential oil diffuser is from Agraria’s collection with bridal designer Monique Lhuillier, and it’s likely one of the prettiest you’ll come across. The fragrance itself — which has notes of ripe Seville oranges, lush lilies, red currants and amber — is diffused through the petals of a handmade sola flower, which blooms with color as it draws up the oil. Traditional reeds are also included as part of this sweet gift, which comes in gold foil-lined floral packaging and will outlast any wedding day blossoms.

A Digital Frame With A Classic Design To Display The Hits

Aura x Michael Aram Heart Digital Photo Frame

Buy From Bloomingdales

If the mother of the bride has run out of room to display picture frames before the wedding, it’s officially time to get her a digital one. The Heart Digital Photo Frame, Aura’s collaboration with artist and sculptor Michael Aram, features the company’s unlimited cloud storage and color-calibrated display combined with Aram’s handcrafted heart motif (and no two hearts are the same — an extra-special touch). Once the frame is connected to WiFi, you can add photos and videos from anywhere using the Aura app — and you can even invite other family members to do the same.

A Colorful, Monogrammable Game Set For Mahjong Fans

Mark & Graham Mahjong Party Gift Set

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Mark & Graham’s acrylic Mahjong set manages to be both sleek and whimsical. The game pieces are stored in a case that can be monogrammed with the name of the mother of the bride for an additional $13, so when she’s not having a Mahjong party, she’ll be able to display it proudly on the shelf.

A Classic Vase With A Dozen (Or More) Lasting Roses

Venus Et Fleur Aphrodite Porcelain Vase

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Nothing says “I love you” quite like a flower arrangement, and this one from Venus Et Fleur is named after the Greek goddess of love herself. Featuring your choice of either 12 or 24 long-stemmed eternity roses in a classic fluted porcelain vase, the display lasts for at least a year, giving any mother of the bride something to smile about for months after the wedding. The flowers come in a variety of pretty shades, but you can never go wrong with red (above), blush or pure white.

An At-Home Wine Tasting Experience To Enjoy With Friends

Argaux The Blind Wine Tasting Kit

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This gift from Argaux includes more than just wine — it presents a full-on activity in the form of a blind tasting. All you have to do is select what kind of wine the mother of the bride prefers, as well as how many bottles you’d like to send (between two and four). When the package arrives, the bottles will be perfectly wrapped to conceal their identities; there’s a handy guide included to get the full experience. Bonus points if you turn it into a family game night.

A Seriously Chic Candle In A Reusable Ceramic Case

Cartier Les Écrins Parfumés Cartier Pétales Scented Candle

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The moment she sees the word “Cartier,” any mother of the bride will know she’s in for a treat. This candle from the luxury jewelry brand is a true gem. Housed in a reusable white ceramic case with Cartier’s signature red accents, the Petales scent is meant to evoke a beautiful meadow when lit — plus, it just looks downright sophisticated. If you’d prefer to gift something a bit less floral, there’s also the woodier Canopée and the sand-inspired Désert, both equally lavish options.

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