What gift should the mother of the groom give the bride?

Updated February 21, 2017

Bridal gifts from the mother of the groom can be challenging. The right gift for your future daughter-in-law should be something that will welcome her to the family and let her know how happy you are to have her.

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The bride is most likely overwhelmed with last minute wedding details. A great bridal gift would relieve some of that stress by buying her the little things that may have slipped her mind like the guest book or the flower girl basket.


The mother of the groom's gift to the bride could be a family possession such as your grandmother's rosary or a handkerchief knitted by a great-aunt. This type of gift is a great way of showing her that you already consider her a part of the family.


Buy her that missing piece of jewellery she needs to complete her ensemble. It doesn't have to be something extremely expensive. It can be just a piece of accent jewellery such as a bracelet or a ring.


Complete her "something borrowed, something blue" collection. Find out what she's missing and then buy her a blue hair pin or garter, or loan her something of yours that is meaningful to you.


Give her a traditional gift off of the registry. She'll have the essentials she needs, and you'll know that your gift is going to good use.


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