Mother of the Bride Gifts – Ideas & Etiquette

Question: Just how do you say thank you to mom for all the hard work toward your wedding day? Answer: mother of the bride gifts!

You may not think that wedding gifts for parents are necessary, but consider that your mom will have probably spent hours, days and weeks helping you in the run up to your special day and most of the time she’ll have been loving it and treasuring the time she’s been spending with her daughter.

However, it’s traditional and only natural that you’ll want to buy her something a little special to say thank you. And as you’re considering various mother of the bride gifts for mom, the more thoughful your approach, the better.

Perfect Keepsake Mother of the Bride Gifts

Whilst your mom will cherish any present you give her, it’s worth taking time to create something unique and special that says “thank you”. 

If both your parents have been very involved in your wedding preparations or have been especially generous, you may wish to consider some wedding gifts for parents that would be suitable for them both.

Here’s a few ideas for creating a cherished keepsake that mon will keep & treasure:-

  • One way to create a custom gift is to have an item engraved, creating a personalized item that’s a special treasure.  Items suitable for engraving include a trinket box, compact, or a small silver item that you know she’ll love.
  • Wedding gifts you can personalize include creating a keepsake brooch, a locket necklace with a wedding day (or engagement) photo, you could even name a rose after her for that really memorable occasion.  It’s even possible to have bottles of wine with personalised labels.
  • Choose or create a thank you paperweight for her, with her favorite flower
  • Traditional wedding gifts for parents include a photo frame memento, a scrapbook (for all those wedding photos) or a special meal.

These are just a few suggestions for mother of the bride gifts, we’d love to hear your ideas, please add them below:-



  1. Such lockets are generally used for items like locks of hair which could fall out and become lost if the locket were repeatedly opened.

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