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30 Best Mother of the Bride Gifts for Every Budget From £6

Browse our favourite mother of the bride gifts, from sentimental keepsakes to personalised presents

Story of mum card box

The mother of the bride role is so important, both on the day and in the lead up to the wedding, so it's important to thank her with perfect mother of the bride gifts.

The father of the bride might get a lot of attention, thanks to the father of the bride speech, but from helping you pick your wedding dress to those last finishing touches on the day itself, your mum or step-mum will have been your rock.

If you can afford to, it’s lovely to save a little bit of the wedding budget to be able to buy a small thank you gift for your mum – which you can give to her either before the wedding, during the speeches on the day or after the wedding.

We’ve picked out some of the most sentimental gifts for the mother of the bride and if you're in a hurry here are our most popular buys:

30 of the Best Mother of Bride Gifts

Mother of the Bride Gifts Under £15

Looking for an affordable mother of the bride gift? These cheap mother of the bride gifts look more expensive than they are, but allow you to treat the mother of the bride whilst sticking to your budget!

1. Soy Candle – Etsy 

'Mum & Dad thank you for all your have done to make our day so special' personalised soy candle with a gold lid

This soy candle can be personalised with your mum's name and you can choose from a range of gorgeous scents, including mimosa and mandarin. If you are putting together a thank you gift bag for the mother of the bride then this candle would be a lovely addition. 

With a burn time of 40 hours they'll be able to enjoy this gift for ages – one reviewer said, "I bought a selection of these candles as thank you gestures for my wedding and they were just beautiful. They arrived super quick, the personalisation was spot on and they arrived wonderfully gift wrapped – oh and they smell just gorgeous!"

  • Delivery: £3.99, up to four days 
  • Expert take: When the candle is finished, any remaining wax can be rinsed away with warm soapy water and the jar can be re-used as a lovely trinket holder or a cute planter for a succulent. 

£12 | Shop Now

2. Mother of the Bride Makeup Bag – Shindigg

Pink mother of the bride makeup bag

Your mum is sure to love this makeup bag. It'll let her keep all her makeup in one place (perhaps point her in the direction of our favourite waterproof mascaras while you're at it!) and you can customise the colour of the text, choosing from black, white, silver, gold or rose gold, and pick from a small or large bag. 

  • Delivery: £3.99, up to five days
  • Expert take: As well as mother of the bride, you can nab the matching bags for the rest of your wedding party, too. They'd make an excellent bridesmaid gift. If you have a little more budget, pop in a nice lipstick or perfume as an extra special treat. 

£12.95 | Shop Now

3. Hand-Iced Little Bouquet Chocolates – Biscuiteers

A hand-illustrated box containing six hand-iced chocolates

Sometimes the most obvious gift choices are the best, so if your mum is something of a chocoholic, treat her to these decadent hand-iced designs from Biscuiteers, beautifully presented in the brand’s famous hand-illustrated gift box. Inside are six sumptuous flavours, including dark raspberry ganache, dark mint ganache, salted caramel ganache, hazelnut praline, and more.

  • Delivery: £4.50, 1-2 days
  • Expert take: We’re predicting that this mother of the bride gift won’t last long but they’ll be greatly appreciated!

£11.95 | Shop Now

4. Mother of the Bride Poem Print – Etsy

Mum poem print with a floral design

This beautiful poem is the perfect way to say thank you to the mother of the bride. Your mum will adore this meaningful gift that she can hang in her home. The design is understated enough that it will fit into any interiors but it'll still brighten up a blank wall. 

If you're after a sentimental gift – this is it! It has tons of glowing reviews, such as, "My mum has never cried so much as she did when reading this on our wedding day. Such a lovely gift and poem!"

  • Delivery: £2.20, 7-14 days
  • Expert take: You can customise it to say mum, mam, mom or a personal option that you prefer. This print doesn't come framed but this allows you to choose one that'll best suit her taste. 

£8.50 | Shop Now

5. Mother of the Bride Ceramic Heart  – Juliet Reeves Designs 

Mother of the bride ceramic hanging heart

How cute is this ceramic hanging heart? You can add a matching card and a gift box to make it even more special. We think it'll take pride of place in your mum's home after the wedding and if you're getting married in December, she might want to hang it on a Christmas tree. 

"Absolutely lovely! Even nicer than the picture. Great quality and looks expensive," says one shopper. 

  • Delivery: Free, approx four days
  • Expert take: This heart is made from stoneware clay which gives it a lovely rustic finish. 

£15 | Shop Now

6. Mother of the Bride Hen Party Badge – Little Big Party Co

Model wearing a mother of the bride badge

While your mum may not be keen to pin this badge to her fancy on-the-day mother of the bride dress, we reckon she'll love rocking it to the hen do and other key wedding events as well as keeping it as a memento after the wedding. 

  • Delivery: £3.99, 3-5 days
  • Expert take: This fun idea will make her feel like the special member of the wedding party that she is. It's made from satin for a luxe finish. 

£6.99 | Shop Now

7. Mother of the Bride Bracelet – By Mollie & Izzie

Mother of the bride wish bracelet

How sweet is this bracelet? We reckon your mum will love using it to wish you happiness in your marriage and then wearing it as jewellery on the day itself. This gift is ideal as an extra if you have another present in mind. "This was a great little something for my mum as part of her wedding gift from me on my wedding day," agrees one customer. 

  • Delivery: Free, approx four days
  • Expert take: The bracelets come untied so they will fit any size wrist. They're the perfect size to pop in the post, too.

£6.25 | Shop Now

Mother of the Bride Gifts Under £30

If you want to spend a little more, check out these mother of the bride gifts - at under £30, they're still pretty budget-friendly!

8. Mother of the Bride Thank You Candle – Kindred Fires

Mother of the bride candle

We're obsessed with this mother of the bride candle. Made from vegan wax, we reckon your mum will be in love with it too. There are all kinds of gorgeous scents to choose from, including festive spice, black velvet and passionfruit palm, so you can match it to her favourite fragrance, or the time of year you are getting married. It has a 25-hour burn time. 

Personalise it with your wedding date, names and a sentimental message from you. 

  • Delivery: Free, 4-5 days
  • Expert take: You can also add bath salts to your order if you want to pamper your mum. 

£24 | Shop Now

9.The Story of Mum Messages Gift Box – Martha Brook

The story of mum messages gift box

This cute box from Martha Brook is more than just a gift, it's a lovely experience. Filled with cards to prompt stories from growing up – such as what makes your mum special and what you have learned from your mum. 

There are 10 cards to fill out and you can choose to have them printed or left blank so that you can handwrite them yourself. Luxury metallic gift wrapping is available. 

  • Delivery: £1.10, 3-5 days
  • Expert take: The cards are printed on thick, high-quality, sustainably sourced paper. 

£23 | Shop Now

10. Mother of the Bride Teacup & Saucer – Slice of Pie Designs 

Mother of the bride teacup and saucer

Does your mum love a good cuppa? We reckon this cup and saucer from Slice of Pie Designs will go down a real treat, especially when paired with some quality tea bags and a tin of luxury biscuits. The little heart can be printed in her favourite colour. 

  • Delivery: Free, 3-5 days
  • Expert take: This cup and saucer comes with a matching ceramic spoon. It is made from delicate material so be mindful when wrapping. 

£22.50 | Shop Now

11. Personalised Mother of the Bride Bag – Rosie Willett Designs

Mother of the bride tote bag with black detailing

This super cute tote bag is so stylish and can be filled with all your mum's favourite goodies such as Champagne, beauty products, or sweet treats. We adore the chic monochrome style and to make this bag even more meaningful it can be personalised with your wedding date. 

"Absolutely perfect! It's hard wearing and durable, great for our mums to use after the wedding and for us to give them their gifts in," explains one customer. 

  • Delivery: Free, 5-7 days
  • Expert take: The thick strap means it'll be comfortable to wear on their shoulder and will support any heavy items. 

£30 | Shop Now

12. Personalised Mother of the Bride Trinket Dish – White Rain Designs 

Ceramic mother of the bride heart shaped trinket dishes

Give your mum a cute place to store her rings and jewels with this gorgeous trinket dish. It can be personalised with your wedding date, giving it an extra-personal feel. They are hand painted with a 22 carat gold or platinum lustre and then sealed in a kiln for a luxurious and super shiny finish. 

If you're yet to get a wedding ring dish, this just might inspire you! 

  • Delivery: Free, 3-4 weeks
  • Expert take: These can be washed if necessary but they are not plates and can only support small items of jewellery.  

£25 | Shop Now

13. Personalised Half-Pint Mug – Emma Bridgewater 

Floral print mug adorned with the word 'mum' and filled with tea.

Another option for tea- and coffee-loving mums, this time in the form of this gorgeous half-pint mug from Emma Bridgewater. Each piece from the personalised pottery brand is decorated by hand, which means no two will be the same.

  • Delivery: £5, 3-5 days
  • Expert take: While we love the Blue Daisy Fields print (pictured), there’s a whole host of other floral and colourful designs to choose from.

From £26 | Shop Now

14. Mini Hanging Ceramic Planter – Gemma Wightman Ceramics

Personalised initial mini hanging planter filled with flowers

How cute is this planter? The handmade vase is porcelain and can display a miniature bouquet of flowers. A gold-leaf monogram can be added to the front to make it extra special too and it is available in satin cream or soft grey. 

It is hand made in the brand's Surrey studio and hung on a soft leather cord for a charming look. 

  • Delivery: £3.99, 5-7 working days
  • Expert take: The flowers are not included so we would recommend buying a bunch of blooms to gift alongside. 

£24 | Shop Now

15. Mother of the Bride Personalised Photo Frame – Natural Gift Store

Personalised wooden mother of the bride photo frame

Mother of the bride gifts don't get much more sentimental than this personalised photo frame. Featuring your wedding date and space for a photo of the two of you as well as adorable message that reads 'A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend and you are mine', we reckon there'll be a happy tear when this is unwrapped.

  • Delivery: £3.99, 14 working days
  • Expert take: The wooden frame can be hung up on the wall or displayed on a table. 

£24 | Shop Now

16. Two-Tone Champagne Coupe Set – Marks & Spencer 

A set of two champagne coupes in pink with pale green stems.

Let your mum enjoy the champagne celebrations with her very own set of glasses, £15, from Marks & Spencer. We love the two-tone colourway, and the softly ridged texture of the glass gives an elegant vintage feel.

  • Delivery: £3.99, 3-5 days 
  • Expert take: This design also comes in wine glass, gin glass and flute form so there’s something for every tipple!

£15 | Shop Now

17. Mother of the Bride Robe – Etsy

Pink personalised mother of the bride robe

Your mum will love this mother of the bride robe that can be personalised. It’s perfect for getting ready photographs and is something memorable your mum can keep after the wedding day. It is available in lots of different colours, such as blush, black and mint, and the lace trim is gorgeous. 

If this one doesn't take your fancy, you'll find more wedding party robes here. 

  • Delivery: £24, 2-3 weeks
  • Expert take: It has more than 600 amazing reviews, with one customer saying, "This was for my mum as a mother of the bride robe. It was such great quality, so soft and the colour was absolutely beautiful. She loved it and I loved it even more."

£19 | Shop Now

18. Personalised Silk-Blend Wedding Scarf – Studio Hop

Mother of the bride personalised shimmering scarf

This silk-blend scarf from Studio Hop features shimmering threads and a subtle mother of the bride print. The scarf is available in ice blue, dusky peach and caramel, so one of them is bound to complement her outfit. 

You can add a personalise message with metallic gold or silver thread and have it arrive in a premium gift box. 

  • Delivery: Free, 5-7 days
  • Expert take: This is a practical mother of the bride gift, as well as being super pretty. 

£22 | Shop Now

Mother of the Bride Gifts Under £50

For those looking to spend a little more, check out our edit of mother of the bride gifts for under £50. 

19. Personalised Locket with Photos – Silk Purse Sow's Ear 

Gold photo locket necklace

If you are looking for a sentimental gift for the mother of the bride then this locket from Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear will be something that your mum can treasure for years. Fill it with pictures of the two of you from over the years and maybe even leave a space blank for a wedding day picture.

This is a unique gift that allows you to feature four photos, not just the usual two. 

  • Delivery: Free, five working days
  • Expert take: You can choose from five different chain lengths and have the back of the locket engraved. Consider the shape of the photos you are submitted and whether they will work well in the heart space provided. 

£38 | Shop Now

20. Personalised Multi Stem Vase For Mum – Olivia Morgan Ltd

Personalised ceramic single stem flower holder

We think this multi-stem vase would go down a treat with your mum - especially when teamed with her favourite blooms. Plus, you can personalise it, making it the perfect keepsake. There are several colourways to pick from and you can choose the colour of the lettering. 

  • Delivery: Free, three working days
  • Expert take: You can personalise it with any message you like but short sentences are recommend so the font can be read easily. 

£42 | Shop Now

Mother of the Bride Gifts £50 & Over

Splash out and treat the mother of the bride to a special gift with these mother of the bride gifts that are over £50. 

21. Moisture Surge Megastars Skincare Set – Clinique 

Pink Clinique wash bag complete with three skincare products, a moisturiser, overnight face mask and eye cream.

Since big-day radiance is a non-negotiable for all involved, get her glowing in time for the big day with the gift of good skin in the form of Clinique’s Moisture Surge Megastars set.

The hydrating trio includes a full-size Moisture Surge moisturiser, Overnight Mask and All About Eyes eye cream, all packaged in the prettiest wash bag.

  • Delivery: Free, 3-5 days
  • Expert take: Lightweight yet nourishing, Clinique’s Moisture Surge range melts into the skin and is brilliant for giving parched complexions a much-needed shot of hydration. 

£50 | Shop Now

22. Grapefruit, Mandarin & Eucalyptus Scented Candle – NEOM

NEOM candle in a pink and white ceramic pot

Part of NEOM's 'boost your energy' range, this beautiful candle certainly did that when we tested it out. As soon as we opened the lid of the gorgeous pink and white ceramic holder, we were hit with a delicious zesty fragrance which instantly filled the room – and that was before we'd even lit the candle.

It's not just us who are obsessed, one review says, "This candle smells amazing and burns beautifully. My whole house is filled with the scent and I love the jar that it comes in."

  • Delivery: Free, 2-4 working days
  • Expert take: After you've used the candle, the jar can be re-purposed to hold items such as makeup brushes or flowers. 

£54 | Shop Now

23. Personalised World's Best Mum Rose – The Gluttonous Gardener

World's best mum rose

If your mum is pretty green-fingered then this thank you plant from The Gluttonous Gardener is the perfect mother of the bride gift from the UK. It will flower year after year as a beautiful reminder of your special day – expect fragrant pink summer roses to bloom. 

The plant will arrive carefully cocooned in wood wool, and in a gorgeous sustainable wooden crate. 

  • Delivery: Free, 3-5 working days 
  • Expert take: It comes with full care and planting instructions so even beginners can get involved. 

£62.95 | Shop Now

24. Mother and Child Elephant Necklace Set – Charlotte Lowe Jewellery

Gold 'never forget' elephant necklace set

Did you know elephant calves stay with their mums for almost as long as human children stay with theirs? The bond between an elephant and her calf is a symbol of enduring love and care which is exactly why this necklace set is so special.

Featuring a mother elephant guiding her calf, the necklace will let your mum know that you will continue to look to her for guidance as you enter this new stage of life – so adorbs! 

  • Delivery: Free, 5-7 working days
  • Expert take: There are four chain lengths to choose from. It is only available in silver but the charm adds an element of gold. 

£160 | Shop Now

25. Laurent Perrier Rosé NV Magnum 1.5l – Selfridges 

Rose Champagne

It doesn't get much more special than a bottle of rose champagne, right? This one comes in a speciality box. We think your mum could use the tin to store all of her important wedding bits and pieces in afterwards such as your order of service or any other mementos. 

  • Delivery: £5, 3-5 days
  • Expert take: This is the kind of gift we're guessing your mum wouldn't typically treat herself to which makes it all the more special and memorable. 

£190 | Shop Now

26. English Pear and Freesia Cologne 30ml – Jo Malone

Jo Malone English pear and freesia perfume bottle travel size

Jo Malone's English Pear and Freesia perfume is the ideal wedding day perfume and so we think it's a great gift idea for the mother of the bride. This 30ml bottle will slot perfectly in her handbag, meaning she can top up her fragrance between the 'I dos' and the dancing. 

"An indulgent scented present makes a perfect gift for the mother of the bride," says Jo Malone London Fragrance & Lifestyle Expert, Emma South. "Scent is such a powerful part of memory making, and whilst it is the wedding couple’s big day, it is too for those all-important family members."

  • Delivery: £5, 3-5 days 
  • Expert take: This bottle or the lid can be engraved with a message, date or initials. We also found this fragrance to be super long-lasting when we tested it.

£55 | Shop Now

27. Personalised Luxury Chocolate & Fizz Hamper – Cartwright & Butler 

The contents of a chocolate hamper, including champagne truffles, cookies, chocolate biscuits, drinking chocolate, chocolate covered coffee beans and chocolate fudge

Who wouldn’t love to dive into this ultra-luxurious hamper? Certainly not us! Jam-packed with chocolate treats, including champagne truffles, chocolate fudge, chocolate-covered coffee beans, drinking chocolate, a variety of indulgent and buttery chocolate biscuits, and a bottle of fizz, there’s everything your mum needs here for a post-wedding treat with friends.

  • Delivery: Free, up to seven days
  • Expert take: We love how each and every item has been carefully packed by hand, resulting in a beautifully presented gift box tied with ribbon. You can also personalise the sleeve with an image and up to two lines of text.

£95 | Shop Now

28. Mother of the Bride Intertwined Chain Bracelet – Merci Maman

Engraved mother of the bride chain bracelet

This chain bracelet from Merci Maman is the perfect thank you gift for your mum – she can wear it on your special day and long after the wedding as a special reminder of the big day. Choose from silver, gold or rose gold and have your very own small message engraved on the bracelet.

  • Delivery: Free, 5-7 working days 
  • Expert take: The engraving allows for a maximum of 25 characters on the large circle and 15 on the small so we recommend choosing wedding dates, coordinates or names. 

£82.95 | Shop Now

29. Midnight Pearl Earrings – Kitty Joyas

A pair of drop earrings made from baroque pearls, 18-carat gold and mightnight-blue enamel

Nothing marks an occasion quite like the perfect piece of jewellery and if you want to treat mum to some brilliant bling for the big day and beyond, these standout earrings, £265, from Kitty Joyas are a spectacular option.

The 18-carat gold-plated studs are paired with statement midnight-blue enamel and baroque pearls for ultimate guest-of-honour style.

  • Delivery: Free, 2-4 working days
  • Expert take: Each pair is handcrafted in Kitty Joyas’s south London studio, taking around two days to create from scratch. That means no two pairs are the same. 

£265 | Shop Now

30. Personalised Leather Jewellery Box – Monica Vinader

An open personalised jewellery box with jewels inside

For the mum who likes to travel or who simply appreciates a well-organised dresser, a personalised leather jewellery box from Monica Vinader is a luxurious gift that’ll stand the test of time.

The hand-stitched design can be monogrammed with up to five characters and a selection of motifs.

  • Delivery: Free, 3-5 working days
  • Expert take: We love the vibrancy of the Avocado hue, but you can also shop this design in Purple and Black.

£95 | Shop Now

Do You Get the Mother of the Bride a Gift?

While you don't have to get the mother of the bride a gift, it is a lovely gesture. It's an excellent way of showing the mother of the bride how grateful you are for everything she has done to help with wedding planning, be it financially, emotionally, or otherwise. 

Who Gives the Mother of the Bride a Gift?

If you are the bride, it is typical that you would give your mum a gift, but the partner to the mother of the bride can also give a present as a token of appreciation for their future mother-in-law. It is likely that the mother of the bride will really appreciate receiving a gift from their daughter's other half and it can help build your relationship as you become part of their family. 

What to Get the Mother of the Bride as a Gift?

A great gift for the mother of the bride can be something that highlights her special role – think engraved keepsakes, badges, embroidered clothing, and personalised prints. It's also a brilliant idea to give her something that she can use or wear on the wedding day such as fragrance, or a special piece of jewellery.

“Whatever you choose, mother of the bride gifts should always come from the heart,” adds Emily Williams, founder of The Boujee Bride. “Jewellery and perfume will always be front runners, and in many stores, you can now get fragrance bottles engraved. I also think art is a wonderful idea, and there are many artists on Etsy who now offer line drawings or paintings that can be personalised.

“‘Mother of the bride’ is an embroidery option on our robes, sweaters and more, and it's a popular choice," she adds. "It then becomes not just an item of clothing, but an item to cherish and remind them of their daughter's special day.”

Don't forget that practical items will also be appreciated if she’s not a fan of sentimental gifts. Consider a gift that she will really use, like a pampering product, or an item of clothing.

When to Give the Mother of the Bride Gift?

When to give the mother of the bride her gift will depend on what the gift is. If it is an item that will help with the planning process or one she may wish to use in events prior to the big day such as the hen do, it can be given weeks or days before the wedding.

A special and sentimental present could be given on the morning of the wedding when you have a quiet moment, otherwise you can give them sometime shortly after the wedding. This makes sense for gifts that are commemorative of the day itself, for example if they incorporate wedding photos. 

 Are you looking for gifts for the rest of your wedding party? Don’t miss our guide of gifts for the mother of the groom or our collection of bridesmaid gifts