Shopping for your bridesmaids is one of those essential pre-wedding tasks that can either be really fun or really difficult. But even when you think you’ve got your bridesmaid gifts covered, you can’t forget about the mother-of-the-bride.
According to Brides, giving your mom a gift on your wedding day will prove that the big moment isn’t all about you. Your mom deserves to be treated like a queen, too. While you could get her a simple “thank you” card, there are many creative gift ideas out there that will show your mom how much you appreciate her.
Cashmere throws or any other type of blanket are a great option for a mother-of-the-bride gift. While you may no longer be your mom’s best cuddle buddy, photo blankets can serve as a constant reminder that you’re thinking of her. You can even get it monogrammed to make her think of your special day whenever she sees it.
Speaking of monogramming, a classic gift for bridesmaids is a pair of pajamas to wear while getting ready. And since your mom is going to be getting ready with you too, including her in the pajama party! Gifting your mom with a pair of monogrammed percale jammies will make her feel pampered after spending months planning your wedding day with you. Percale is any cotton woven with a thread count of 200 or higher. They’re more durable than a cotton satin of the same thread count. It’s also less likely to pill than cotton satin because of its denser weave.
Many women choose to give their mothers jewelry as a gift on their wedding day. But instead of the classic silver or gold bracelet, why not consider sea glass? Sea glass can be put into any jewelry setting including a necklace, a bracelet, a ring, or earrings. The subtle hues of blue, aqua, and green are often found in every 50 to 100 pieces of sea glass, making them a favorite for wedding jewelry.
If it’s getting really close to your wedding date and you’ve neglected to get something for your mom, giving her a gift after the big day is totally acceptable. Especially if it’s a framed photo collage of the two of you before you head down the aisle. Elite Daily says wedding photos mainly consist of the bride and the person giving her away but don’t forget mom. Have your photographer take a bunch of photos of the both of you getting ready together and sharing some special moments before the ceremony.
Giving your mom a gift on your wedding day is a great way to thank her for all she’s done for you. But instead of a generic “thank you” card, a blanket, photos, and even a pair of monogrammed pajamas are great alternatives.