Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts for the Mother of the Bride and/or Mother of the Groom

April 14, 2021

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Our 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide has launched! For some people, gift giving is super easy and they know the *perfect* gift to give someone. For others, it’s not as simple and it feels really hard to find someone the right gift. As Mother's Day quickly approaches – seriously this whole year is flying – I'm making it easy to shop for the soon-to-be mother of the bride and/or groom. I know that your parents likely have discerning tastes like you, so this is not your typical “gift guide”. The gift ideas I collected for you are anything but basic. After all, for most of us, the moms in our life deserve the absolute best!

Before I get too far into it, a quick introduction. I'm Desiree, lead wedding planner at Verve Event Co, a luxury Upstate New York wedding planning company. I would love to help you plan your heirloom occasion – you can read more about my wedding planning services here OR if you are DIY-ing your wedding plans, make sure to check out my wedding planning podcast. If you are planning a wedding (or are a fellow wedding vendor!), you are also going to want to check out my wedding planning template shop!! It just launched a couple of weeks ago and the reviews have already been incredible. I'm so grateful.

Okay, now back to what you came for…

Our 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide!

(Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. That means I may receive a small commission if you purchase through this link. However, I promise to only share tools and products I truly love and use for myself or my clients. Thanks for contributing to my macaron fund!)

Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle

Stunning, Simple, Classic. When choosing your wedding day jewelry (even as a mother of the bride/groom!), you'll often want something that doesn't draw too much attention in the wedding photos. I love Kate Spade and this bangle is no exception. Shop here.

Judith Lieber Crystal Clutch in Champagne

Truth be told, I may or may not have “borrowed” my mother’s clutch from my wedding and never returned it. This stunning Judith Lieber Crystal Clutch is a bit of a splurge, but she's worth it. Shop here.

True & Co. Bras

It might not sound like a real gift, but trust me – your mom will love it. I’m literally obsessed with True & Co. bras. The first time I wore one, I forgot I was wearing it and almost went to sleep with it on because it was that comfortable. My fave (I have 4) are these V Neck Bras. I also have their Scoop Neck with Adjustable Straps, which are good for thin strap shirts. Shop the entire collection here


Small Monogram Matelassé Leather Wallet-On-Chain by Saint Laurent

You can tell I have a weakness for purses, can't you? I can't help myself. This small purse by Yves Saint Laurent is perfect for your mom on your wedding day (and every other heirloom occasion). Shop here.

Mom in a Million Catchall

Every woman needs a catchall. This sweet jewelry dish will remind your mom every day that she is one in a million. Shop here.

Custom Handwriting Bracelet

This is without a doubt a favorite. If you have a piece of your grandmother's handwriting, consider having a custom handwriting bracelet created for Mother's day. Shop here.

Mother Daughter Bracelet Set

Are you the kind of shopper that always ends up getting a little something for yourself? This mother-daughter bracelet set is perfect. If you are looking for something for your mom, or future mother-in-law, these bracelets are perfect for you. Shop here.


Mother of the Bride/Groom Outfits

Is Your Mom Still Looking for a Dress for Your Big Day? A lot of my mothers love their dresses from BHLDN. Instead of a traditional Mother's day gift, consider taking your mom out for a shopping day at BHLDN. Or, if you are just looking for a stunning mother-of-the-bride dress, shop here.

Sintra Velvet Tassel Clutch

There are few clutches that do tassel's well, but don't worry, I have scoured the internet for you. This stunning velvet tassel clutch adds just enough elegance to work with most Mother's wedding day outfits. Plus, it can be dressed down to be more casual so they will get lots of use out of it. Shop here.

Collections by Joya Kingsley Earrings

One fashion trend I can't seem to get enough of lately, is that “off the cuff” rough-edged jewels and crystals. These earrings add just the right amount of edge to an otherwise classic earring style. Shop the look here.


Sauve Earrings

Want earrings that are more elegant than they are raw? I love these Sauve Earrings. When pearls are done well, they are simply a classic. Shop here.

Jolene Satin Robe

You need something to get ready in on your wedding day (that looks amazing in getting ready photos), right? This Jolene Satin Floral robe is definitely up for the job. My sister got me a similar one from Jenny Yoo for her wedding and I still wear it. Shop here.

Travel Jewelry Case 

It might surprise you, but many of my wedding couples actually aren't based in Upstate New York. Together with their guests, they come up to the Finger Lakes or similar for a destination wedding weekend. If that's the case for you, you absolutely can't go wrong with a gift to help them travel with their jewelry. Shop here.

Personalized Clutch Bag

If you want something more versatile than the fancier options above, I love these personalized clutch bags. You can shop the look here, and enjoy a variety of color options.

Custom Foldover Clutch Bags

I've already admitted I have an affinity for bags so if you are looking for another clutch option that can be dressed up or dressed down, I adore these custom foldover clutch bags. Shop here.

Personalized Mother of The Bride Photo Clutch

Last but not least, these photo clutches are an absolute treasure. If you want to give your mother something that is truly a keepsake, these personalized photo clutches are more precious than anything else I could have imagined. Pick up one for your own mother (or your soon to be mother-in-law) for a Mother's day gift they will truly never forget. Shop here.

Mother's Day Gifts for the Mother of the Bride/Groom

There you have it! Just a few gift ideas for the mother figures in your life. As a mother myself, I have to say that these gifts are mother-approved. As a wedding planner in New York, I often have the luxury of connecting not only with my couples, but also the mother of the bride and/or groom. If you are fortunate enough to celebrate Mother's Day with someone you love, I hope you found this gift guide helpful! If you have something we missed and should include next year, send me a DM on Instagram!

(Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. That means I may receive a small commission if you purchase through this link. However, I promise to only share tools and products I truly love and use for myself or my clients. Thanks for contributing to my macaron fund!)

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