While the father of the bride often gets a lot of attention on the wedding day due to walking down the isle and making a wedding toast, mother of the bride is such an important role both on the day and in the lead up to the wedding. Mothers are there to help pick the dress, choose the flowers, help keep the bridesmaids organised and add any finishing touches to the day.
That’s why many choose to set aside some of the wedding budget to buy a gift for mother of the bride. And if your mum has been your rock throughout planning your wedding, you want to get her something special to thank her for her role in your big day. That’s why we’ve put together a guide of nine perfect gift ideas to say thank you.
- Her own champagne flute
It’s your wedding day and the champagne will be flowing, so why not treat your mum to her own personalised champagne flute. Whether you choose to have her name printed on the front or ‘mother of the bride’, she’ll look the part as she toasts to your big day.
- Say thanks with personalised jewellery
There are so many options when it comes to choosing beautiful, personalised jewellery. Whether you opt for a necklace, bracelet or locket, you can have it personalised with her name and handwriting, ‘mother of bride’, the wedding date or pictures of the two of you. This is a great gift as it’s something very personal that she can wear time and time again.
- A tote bag filled with love
Tote bags are not only very practical, but they’re super cute as well. So why not have a stylish bag made for your mum to say thank you for her help and support in the lead up to your big day. You can have the front printed with her name and if you wanted to make it even more special, you could fill it with her favourite goodies too.
- Be prepared with personalised tissue pouches
If you’re already pretty sure that your mum is going to be crying as you say ‘I do’ then why not buy her a hand stitched, personalised tissue pouch. This not only makes very sweet gift, but it also ensures she’s prepared for when the tears start flowing. You could even include a tube of her favourite waterproof mascara to complete the gift!
- Give the gift of a cuppa
If you know your mum can’t resist catching up over a cuppa, a mother of the bride mug could be the perfect thank you gift! She can set herself up for the big day with a coffee (or two) before you start popping the champagne. Alternatively, have it personalised with her name or a photograph of the two of you.
- Mother of the bride wedding robe
Perfect for photographs as you get ready for the big day, personalised robes are a staple of bridal parties for a reason. You can have matching bride, mother of the bride and bridesmaid robes made up, so you don’t miss out on a photo opportunity.
- Make the morning special with a makeup bag
Is your mum planning on doing her own make up on the day? Why not treat her to her own personalised make up bag to make the morning even more special. You could even add a few new items, perhaps her favourite foundation or moisturiser as an extra gift.
- A handcrafted keepsake book
For a gift that’s truly special, you could have a keepsake book made up for your mum, though it might be best to wait until after the wedding day. You could include the order of services, pictures of the two of you, a message from you and your new husband, and other little keepsakes from the day. You could have the front personalised, or if you’re feeling really creative, you could even make the book yourself from scratch.
- A meaningful framed poem
There are so many beautiful poems out there about the bond between a mother and a daughter. So why not say thank you with a beautifully framed poem that she can hang on her wall and enjoy every day.