25 Incredibly Heartfelt Gifts From the Maid of Honor to the Bride

They're the best gifts a MOH can give.
sentimental gifts from the maid of honor to the bride
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
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Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Apr 08, 2022
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As the maid of honor, you'll want to get the bride a special gift. After all, you were chosen to play an important part in the couple's wedding—and a meaningful present is one great way to reciprocate that love.

Your maid of honor gift to the bride can be given on the wedding day itself, or it could be given as a prewedding gift, like a bridal shower present. Some of our favorite ideas have a personalized element, such as a custom monogram or a sentimental reference to your longtime friendship. That said, practical gifts are always appreciated. Consider something related to self-care and wellness—a spa gift card or luxurious bridal robe are worthwhile choices.

No matter the route you decide to go down, we've gathered thoughtful and unique gift ideas for a bride from the maid of honor. But remember, it's really the thought that counts—your BFF will cherish the meaning behind any present, not to mention your helpful contributions as MOH.

1. Mini Oval Locket

Made By Mary mini oval gold-filled locket maid of honor gift for the bride

Give the bride a classic symbol of love and companionship: an oval locket necklace. Add two sentimental photos to the sterling silver or gold-filled pendant, such as pictures from prewedding events or other memorable moments in your friendship. Your BFF will think of you whenever they wear this special gift.

2. Personalized Bridal Robe

The Knot Shop personalized purple bridal robe for the wedding day

Have this pretty satin robe personalized with the bride's initials. It's perfect for getting ready on the day of the wedding, the honeymoon and long after. It's one of our favorite versatile gifts and it comes in so many colors.

3. The Knot Honeymoon Journal

The Knot honeymoon journal gift to bride from the maid of honor

Before the couple sets out on their honeymoon, gift them this unique journal designed to help them get the most out of their special trip. The portable journal is filled with prompts, tips and checklists related to honeymoon travel. Plus, there's space to jot down their favorite memories, so they can cherish the experience forever.

4. Bridal Ring Dish

Etsy bridal ring dish inscribed with the couple's initials for sweet gift for the bride from the maid of honor

What bride wouldn't want a simply gorgeous (and safe) place to put important jewelry? This ring dish, with sweet floral details, is inscribed with the couple's initials and wedding date as a beautiful reminder of their ceremony. It's a functional and personalized gift for the bride from the maid of honor.

5. Vow Canvas Print

Canvas Vows personalized vow print for sentimental gift from maid of honor to the bride

Pay tribute to the most sentimental part of the wedding day—the vows. With this personalized vow print, you can have those words beautifully printed as art to hang in the couple's home. Ask them to share their vows with you beforehand, or send this present shortly after the wedding. Add the couple's names and wedding date for an extra-special touch.

6. Bride Pajama Set

Birdy Grey bride getting-ready pajamas for versatile MOH gift to the bride-to-be

We love versatile maid of honor gifts for the bride—and these cozy PJs are a real winner. They're made from a buttery soft bamboo-rayon fabric that's available in a wide range of colors, from Sea Glass to Cabernet. Talk about the perfect bridal getting-ready pajamas.

7. Wine Subscription Gift

Winc wine subscription gift for the bride from the maid of honor

Now here's an incredibly useful maid of honor gift for the bride: a wine subscription service that'll take the couple's date nights to the next level. Winc's $150 gift card can be redeemed for three months of personalized wine deliveries. It's a MOH gift to the bride that keeps on giving!

8. Custom Framed Photo

Framebridge framed engagement photo for meaningful wedding gift from the maid of honor

A meaningful wedding gift from the maid of honor is a framed engagement or wedding photo. Once you decide on the perfect image, personalize this present by choosing a frame in a timeless finish that perfectly coordinates with your BFF's home decor.

9. Pearl Bridal Earrings

BaubleBar pearl bridal earrings for the wedding day from the MOH

We love the idea of getting the bride beautiful pearl bridal earrings for the wedding or a related event. These iridescent accessories feature luminous pearl studs connected to larger pearl drops for a timeless and elegant look.

10. Unwind Notebook

Ban.do unwind notebook for self-care bride gift from the maid of honor

Decision fatigue, especially while wedding planning, is real. That's where this hardcover "unwind" journal comes in: Each page has a different prompt that the bride-to-be can complete, such as "meet a friend for coffee" or "eat dessert for breakfast." The funny and adventurous tasks will take your friend's mind away from planning.

11. Wedding Dress Hanger

Etsy wedding dress hanger bride gift from the maid of honor for the wedding day

A beautiful bride gift from the maid of honor, this wedding dress hanger is a special way to display the gown your friend is so excited to wear. Personalize the wire with the bride's name for a meaningful and photogenic keepsake.

12. Personalized Compact Mirror

Etsy Personalized compact mirror for gift to the bride from her sister

If you're the sister of the bride, here's a sentimental gift that represents your unique relationship. This personalized rose-gold makeup mirror is engraved with the sisterly saying, "Side by side or miles apart, sisters are always close at heart."

13. Floral Wedding Perfume

Floral wedding perfume for the wedding day from the maid of honor

What about gifting a lovely floral perfume for the wedding day? This editor-approved 2021 The Knot Beauty Awards winner is a wonderful choice. Centifolia rose is combined with woodsy notes—cumin, olibanum, cedar and a touch of amber—for a mysteriously sexy scent that'll mesmerize guests.

14. Colored Glass Goblets

Amber regal goblets for wedding gift to the bride from the MOH

The happy couple can toast to their engagement, wedding and future milestones with these regal glass goblets, which give major Bridgerton vibes. The amber-colored style is so on trend right now, so these glasses double as home decor.

15. Spa Gift Card

Spa Week gift card for relaxing MOH gift to the bride
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It's no secret that wedding planning can get a little stressful, so any bride would likely welcome a Spa Week gift card to use toward a relaxing facial, massage or mani-pedi. With more than 9,000 Spa Week locations across the US, the bride can enjoy a spa day anytime, anywhere.

16. Chic Tote Bag

Cuyana chic leather tote bag for the bride from the MOH

Brides have a lot of things to haul around—wedding planning notes, magazines (like The Knot!), the list goes on—which makes this modern tote bag supremely useful. We love Cuyana's totes because they're made from Italian pebbled leather, so they're durable and really high quality. The bride will carry this stylish tote long after the wedding.

17. Wedding Emergency Kit

David's Bridal wedding emergency kit gift idea from the maid of honor to the bride

This gift idea from the maid of honor to the bride shows you want the wedding day to go off without a hitch. The makers of this petite wedding supply kit have thought of all the essentials. Inside are bandages, floss, stain remover, safety pins, earring backs, double-sided tape and so much more. It never hurts to be extra prepared!

18. Etched Cutting Board

The Knot Shop personalized cutting board from the MOH for the bride-to-be

We're really digging this chic personalized serving board for the bride-to-be. Because it can be engraved with the couple's names and wedding date, it's a thoughtful wedding gift from a maid of honor to a bride and her partner—especially if they're into hosting parties.

19. Instant Camera

Instamax instant camera cute bride gift from the maid of honor

If the bride is a lover of all things old school, gift an instant camera to tote along on the honeymoon (or bring to the bachelorette party). With this wedding gift for the bride from her best friend, she can take some special photos to save in an album or display on the fridge.

20. Cake Serving Set

The Knot Shop vintage-style cake serving set for maid of honor gift for the bride

A cake serving set is a classic MOH gift to the bride. We're simply obsessed with these vintage-style cake tools designed with beautiful swirls and other intricate embellishments. This set can be personalized with the couple's name, wedding date or a special message to the newlyweds. Better yet, it can be used for every wedding anniversary.

21. Floral Coupe Glasses

Anthropologie floral coupe glasses for great bridal shower gift from the MOH to the bride-to-be.

What about this absolutely elegant set of four coupe glasses? The whimsical drinkware is decorated with stunning gold floral motifs. It's the perfect glassware for celebratory champagne and a great bridal shower gift from the MOH to the bride-to-be.

22. Heart Bouquet Charm

Etsy crystal heart charm for something blue gift for the bride from the maid of honor

Check off their something blue with this stunning crystal bouquet charm. The light blue crystal is shaped like a heart and dangles from a single glass pearl for a touch of elegance. After the wedding day, it becomes a small but special keepsake.

23. "Happily Ever After" Jacket

David's Bridal Happily Ever After send-off jacket for the bride from the MOH

Make the bride's wedding send-off even more memorable with this embroidered "Happily Ever After" jacket. The white vegan leather moto will look so chic in wedding photos. We adore the pretty script writing and adorable heart detail.

24. Group Video Montage

Tribute group video montage sentimental bridal gift from the MOH

Ask friends and family to share videos congratulating the couple and then compile them into a Tribute montage The concept is simple: You can edit the video yourself, or have the company do it for you for an additional fee. Share the video with the bride before the wedding and get ready for lots of happy tears!

25. "Just Married" Candle

Homesick Just Married candle bride gift from the maid of honor

Homesick candles are some of our favorites, so here's a bride gift from the maid of honor for after the ceremony. The festive "Just Married" candle smells like ocean air, fresh linens and a crisp glass of champagne. She'll think of her wedding and your thoughtful gift every time she lights the nostalgic scent.

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