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28 Best Mother of the Bride Gifts for Every Budget

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:

28 of the Best Mother of Bride Gifts

Mother of the Bride Gifts Under £15

1. Soy Candle – £12, 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 Time: £3.50 for four days 

Pros & Cons: Each candle is hand made by blending vegan soy wax with fragrance oils. 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. 

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2. Mother of the Bride Makeup Bag – £12.95, 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! 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 Time: £3.75 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: 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

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3. Mother of the Bride Mug – £9.99, Etsy

Mother of the bride mug with a floral design

We think this mother of the bride mug would be perfect for the morning of the wedding and will look great in your getting ready shots by your photographer. You can personalise it with your wedding date to make it extra special and remind them of the special occasion every time they go to make their morning cuppa. 

If your mum doesn't drink they're a brilliant idea as one customer explained. "I was trying to think of a present for my mum as the rest of the wedding party are getting personalised glasses but she doesn't drink alcohol. Then I saw this! Perfect for the tea loving mum. Arrived in good time and was exactly a expected," she said. 

Delivery Time: Free three days 

Pros & Cons: Each mug is printed on both sides so the design is visible whether you are right or left handed. They are dishwasher and microwave friendly. 

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4. Mother of the Bride Poem Print – £8.30, 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 Time: £1.99 for seven days

Pros & Cons: 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. 

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5. Mother of the Bride Ceramic Heart  – £13, 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 Time: Free four days

Pros & Cons: This heart is made from stoneware clay which gives it a lovely rustic finish. 

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6. Mother of the Bride Hen Party Badge – £6.99, 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 Time: £3.75 for two days

Pros & Cons: This fun idea will make her feel like the special member of the wedding party that she is. They are made from satin for a luxe finish. 

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7. Mother of the Bride Bracelet – £5.25, 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 Time: £2.75 for three days

Pros & Cons: All bracelets come untied so they will fit any size wrist. They're the perfect size to pop in the post if you are having your gift delivered.

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Mother of the Bride Gifts Under £30

8. Mother of the Bride Thank You Candle – £19.99, 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 Time: Free two days

Pros & Cons: You can also add bath salts to your order if you want to pamper your mum. 

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9.The Story of Mum Messages Gift Box – £23, 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 ten 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 Time: Free two days

Pros & Cons: The cards are printed on high quality thick paper that is sourced from sustainable forests. 

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10. Mother of the Bride Teacup & Saucer – £22.50, 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 Time: Free two days

Pros & Cons: This cup and saucer comes with a matching ceramic spoon. It is made from delicate material so be mindful when wrapping. 

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11. Personalised Mother of the Bride Bag – £30, 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 Time: Free five days

Pros & Cons: The thick strap means it'll be comfortable to wear on their shoulder and will support any heavy items. 

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12. Personalised Mother of the Bride Trinket Dish – £25, 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 a 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 Time: Free four weeks

Pros & Cons: These can be washed if necessary but they are not plates and can only support small items of jewellery.  

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13. Mummy's Prosecco Glass – £25.75, Oh So Cherished 

Prosecco glass personalised with 'mummy's prosecco'

Let your mum enjoy the celebrations with her very own prosecco glass. She'll love using this on the morning of the wedding and beyond! If you're thinking of having a wedding Champagne tower, it'll be just the present she needs. 

Choose from a standard or a crystal glass. 

Delivery Time: Free five days

Pros & Cons: You can even have a bottle of prosecco added to your order so she can start sipping straight away. 

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14. Mini Hanging Ceramic Planter – £24, 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 their Surrey studio and hung on a soft leather cord for a charming look. 

Delivery Time: £3.75 for two weeks

Pros & Cons: The flowers are not included so we would recommend buying a bunch of blooms to gift alongside. 

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15. Mother of the Bride Personalised Photo Frame – £24, 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 Time: £3.75 for two weeks

Pros & Cons: The wooden frame can be hung up on the wall or displayed on a table. 

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16. Charbonnel Et Walker Salted Caramel Truffles – £16.99, Selfridges 

Pink Himalayan salt caramel truffles

Is your mum a bit of a chocoholic? Treat her to the ultimate in luxury with these chocolate truffles. Featuring delicious pink truffles dusted in icing sugar and filled with salted caramel, she'll be in chocolate heaven. 

We tried these truffles for ourselves and were seriously impressed with their flavour. They're decadent without being too rich and they look gorgeous in the pink and blue packaging. 

Delivery Time: £5 for three to five days 

Pros & Cons: We're predicting that this mother of the bride gift won't last long but they'll be appreciated greatly. 

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17. Mother of the Bride Robe – from £29.19, 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 Time: £26.48 for one week shipping

Pros & Cons: It has over 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."

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18. Personalised Shimmering Silk Wedding Scarf – £22, 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, dusty 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 Time: Free three days

Pros & Cons: This is a practical mother of bride gift, as well as being super pretty. 

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Mother of the Bride Gifts Under £50

19. Friends and Family Locket – £38, 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 Time: Free four days

Pros & Cons: 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. 

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20. Personalised Blooming Amazing Multi Stem Vase For Mum – £39, 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 as well, making it the perfect keepsake. There are several colourways to pick from and you can choose the colour of the lettering. 

Delivery Time: Free four days

Pros & Cons: You can personalise it with any message you like but short sentences are recommend so the font can be read easily. 

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21. Personalised Mother of the Bride Jumper – £30, Rosie Willett Designs

Grey personalised mother of the bride jumper

Ideal for the hen or wearing on the morning of the wedding, this personalised mother of the bride jumper is sure to be a hit. We can totally see it in your mum's loungewear collection post wedding day too. Available in grey or charcoal grey, it is light weight enough to be worn in all seasons. 

Delivery Time: Free one week 

Pros & Cons: All jumpers are individually printed so they can accommodate special requests. 

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Mother of the Bride Gifts £50 & Over

22. Grapefruit, Mandarin & Eucalyptus Scented Candle – £54, 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 Time: Free three to five days

Pros & Cons: After you've used the candle, the jar can be re-purposed to hold items such as makeup brushes or flowers. 

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23. Personalised World's Best Mum Rose – £56, 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 Time: £6.95 for two days 

Pros & Cons: It comes with full care and planting instructions so even beginners can get involved. 

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24. Mother and Child Elephant Necklace Set – £160, 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 Time: Free seven days

Pros & Cons: There are four chain lengths to choose from. It is only available in silver but the charm adds an element of gold. 

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25. Laurent Perrier Rosé NV Magnum 1.5l – £170, 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 Time: £5 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: 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. 

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26. Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Cologne 30ml – £55, Look Fantastic

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 Time: £8 next day

Pros & Cons: This bottle or the lid can be engraved with a message, date or initials. We found this fragrance to be super long-lasting when we tested it, and received so many compliments about how fresh it smelt! 

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27. British Afternoon Tea Hamper – £64.97, The British Hamper Company 

Afternoon tea hamper

Who wouldn't love this luxurious afternoon tea hamper? Certainly not us! Featuring cookies, toffee waffles, cakes, jams and teas, there's everything your mum needs here for a relaxing post-wedding treat with a friend. 

Delivery Time: Free two days

Pros & Cons: It is carefully packed by hand and beautifully presented in a gift box, which is hand tied in navy blue ribbon and delivered with a personalised gift card.

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28. Mother of the Bride Intertwined Chain Bracelet – £82.95, 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 Time: Free two days 

Pros & Cons: The engraving is a maximum of 25 characters on the large circle and 15 on the small so we recommend choosing wedding dates, coordinates or names. 

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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 - 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," explains Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. 

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 glasses, badges and 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.

"Don't forget that practical items will also be appreciated if you are not a fan of sentimental gifts," says Zoe. "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