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9 Good Gift Ideas for the Mother of the Groom (+2 to Avoid)

Looking for a special gift for the mother of the groom? We’ve searched hundreds of ideas and narrowed them down to 8 top picks she’ll love. Whether gifting at the time of engagement, or wedding itself, or as a post nuptial token, we’ve got you covered. Making the groom’s mom feel special and appreciated is not only good etiquette, but will help build a long-term bond between your families.

Have a great picture of the groom and his mom? You can’t go wrong with this quality wood picture frame. A gift she’ll cherish forever.
These tastefully designed soap petals will add a beautiful touch to any home. She’ll be delighted by these multicolored creations. They could also make nice wedding day decorations.
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Family Tree Necklace
Show your appreciation for the groom’s mother with this lovely family tree necklace. Comes with a card that says “thank you for extending the branches of your family tree.”
Are you the bride? This bracelet will make her heart sing. It says “Thank You For Raising The Man of My Dreams” on the interior.
Keepsake Box
A box to be treasured as a special token of your thanks, it would make a great complement to the bracelet above. In addition to the bracelet’s text, it reads “Your son is such a special man…he would not be the man I love if it were not for you.” What something different? Customer orders are accepted.
Silver Plated Fortune Cookie
Customize your own message to the groom’s mother in this stunning fortune cookie. Tell her what good luck is involved with her son! Also available in gold. Great idea for an Asian wedding.
Is she a genealogy buff? She’ll soon need to expand the family tree, and this is the perfect gift to get her started. Fill out your side first! If you order one, you get a second for free.
Necklace Pendant
If you’re seeking a Christian-themed idea, this pendant sends the perfect message to his mom: “thank you for raising the man I prayed for.” The necklace also comes with a little poem. She’ll cry tears of joy to get this special gift from you.
A great idea to slip to your new mother-in-law around the wedding, it’s a little touch she’s sure to appreciate.

What should you avoid giving the mother of the groom? You may find various products in your research such as:
1. Kitchen/home stuff. Save this for the bride and groom.
2. A funny/gag gift. While it can depend on the personality, best to play it safe when it comes to a wedding.