Gift ideas for the mother of the bride

Thank the mother of the bride for all of her contributions to the wedding planning with one of these tailor-made gift ideas.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to show your Mom how much you appreciate all of the work she’s put into helping you plan your wedding; look no further. One of the following ideas is sure to do the trick:

Foot care basket- Show Mom that you appreciate all of the running around that she did to help with your wedding preparations with a “thanks for running your socks off” gift basket. Stock the basket with all of the foot care essentials—foot soak, foot scrub, a pumice stone, a bottle of nail polish and any other goodies you can think of. Then, finish off the basket with a pair of socks to replace the ones that she “ran off.”

Thank you art- It’s probably hard to list all of the things that Mom has done to make sure your wedding goes according to plan, but go ahead and try anyway. Purchase a good quality pen or marker and a piece of acid-free paper, and then list all of the things that Mom has done to help with the wedding planning. Once the page is full, place it inside a pretty frame, and then present it to Mom.
Memory quilt- Your Mom has been there for all of the special moments in your life from your birth to your first steps and now your wedding. Let Mom know that she’s an important part of your life by creating a memory quilt that celebrates all those special moments she was there for. Purchase iron-on transfer paper for your ink jet printer, and then print photos from all of your special moments onto the paper. Assemble your quilt by ironing the pictures onto quilt squares, and sewing them all together. To include a special reminder of your wedding day, just transfer a picture of your wedding announcement onto one of the squares.
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Maid service- Long after you’ve left for your honeymoon, Mom will still be busy cleaning up from the reception, and hauling all of your gifts home. Make sure Mom knows her efforts are appreciated by giving her a gift certificate for a week of maid service. Mom is sure to appreciate a break from the housework while she recoups from the wedding whirlwind.

Photo charm bracelet- You may be a grown woman now, but once upon a time you were Mom’s little girl. Help Mom celebrate all the special milestones in your life by creating a photo charm bracelet with photos spanning from your birth to today. Be sure to leave one charm empty, so there will be a place to include a picture from your wedding day.

Spa gift certificate- If Mom seldom goes to the salon for more than a cut or color, now is the time to spoil her. Give Mom a gift certificate to a local spa where she can enjoy a massage, mud bath, pedicure or any of the other indulgent services that they offer. After months of wedding planning, Mom is sure to enjoy this unexpected treat.

The mother of the bride is an important part of the wedding ceremony, so take the time to let her know how much you love and appreciate her.

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