The bond between a mother and son is sacred. As a society we often focus on the bride being given away by her father. There isn’t a much talk about a mother giving away her son. A special way to honor the woman who raised the man you will soon call your husband is by giving her a gift prior to the wedding. We’ve queued up ten hand selected mother of the groom gift ideas from Etsy artisans that we think you’ll love.
How Much Money Should You Spend on a Gift for the Mother of the Groom?
There is no right dollar amount when it comes to giving gifts to family and members of your wedding party in celebration of your wedding. It is more the gesture that counts than anything else. Expect to spend between $25 and $75 on a gift for the mother of the groom.
Who Should the Mother of the Groom Gift Come From?
The mother of the groom gift can come from the couple, just the bride, or just the groom. Many of the gifts ideas listed below are from the bride to her future mother-in-law. That being said, there is no right answer to this question. Do whatever works for you and your partner.
When Should You Give the Gift?
Typically couples give gifts to family members and their wedding party at the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner is a great time to acknowledge the special people who have contributed time and money towards your wedding. If you aren’t having a rehearsal dinner, you can distribute gifts the morning of the wedding.
10 Unique Mother of the Groom Gifts
Personalized Jewelry Dish
These personalized ring dishes are the perfect gift for a future mother-in-law. Choose from eight styles and personalize with a name or date.
Photo Lined Purse
This elegant purse is anything but ordinary. Watch the tears flow as your future mother-in-law discovers a picture of her and her son printed inside the purse.
Secret Message Cuff Bracelet
Express your gratitude with a classic cuff bracelet. Hand stamped inside is the quote "Thank you for raising the man of my dreams."
Weeping Willow Poem Art Print
This weeping willow poem art print can be personalized with the couple's name and wedding date. A beautiful tribute to any mother of the groom.
This personalized hankerchief is a perfect gift from a son to his mother on his wedding day.
Mother of the Groom Hand Stamped Coaster
We love the detailing of the stamped wild flowers on these ceramic coasters. Buy them individually or as a pair with the matching father of the groom coaster.
Mother of the Groom Gift Box Set
This lovely gift box set comes with a robe, champagne flute, pen, decorative flower, and a card.
Mother of the Groom Makeup Bag
A practical and feminine keepsake for your future mother in law.
Personalized Wooden Spoon
These personalized wood burned spoons are a great keepsake gift for your mother-in-law. The spoon set includes one spoon with the couple's names and wedding date and one spoon with the phrase "thank you for raising the man of my dreams."
Mother of the Groom Shirt
This mother of the groom shirt is the perfect wedding day gift. Your mother-in-law can wear the shirt while getting ready for the wedding. The wide neck makes it easy to take off without ruining her hair or makeup. Buy the matching shirts for your entire bridal party!
If you’re looking for other gift ideas, be sure to check out our roundup of bridesmaid jewelry gift ideas.