21 Mother of the Groom Bridal Shower Gifts That Say "Welcome to The Family"

They'll forever cherish these thoughtful picks.
Bridal shower gifts from mother of the groom: casserole dish, pearl necklace, kettle, personalized stone coasters
Photos, clockwise: Williams Sonoma, Brilliant Earth, The Knot, Personalization Mall
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Updated Feb 26, 2024
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One of the most special aspects of weddings is the union of two families. For parents, this transition involves embracing an additional member into the fold, and a bridal shower gift from the mother of the groom can help extend a warm welcome to the family. But what do you get for someone to convey all the love you feel for this future family member?

A good gift for the bride from the groom's mother strikes a balance between practicality and thoughtfulness—and we've rounded up the best gifts for your daughter-in-law for her bridal shower that do just that!

Consider heirloom-worthy serveware or a handmade book featuring your family's secret recipes. Alternatively, opt for items she'll likely need for the wedding. Think: a luxurious getting-ready robe, something blue or travel essentials for the honeymoon. And if you find yourself unsure about what to gift the bride as her future mother-in-law, check the couple's wedding registry for their specific needs. Regardless of your choice, make sure to complete the gift with a heartfelt bridal shower card to express your excitement for the wedding and years ahead.

Scroll on to see our top bridal shower gift ideas from the mother of the groom.

1. Personalized Photo Print

Personalized photo print mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

One of our favorite personalized wedding shower gifts from the mother of the groom—or any parent, really—is this cross street sign photo print. This unique memento celebrates the pivotal moment when the couple's paths first intersected, marking the beginning of their journey together. Each street sign print displays their first or last names, as well as a significant year in their relationship. Choose between full-color or black-and-white prints, then add a frame so it's wall-ready right when they open it.

2. Leatherbound Family Recipe Book

Leatherbound family recipe book mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: WoodCookStudio

A handwritten cookbook filled with family recipes makes a heartwarming gift for the bride-to-be from her future mother-in-law. Beyond a collection of cherished (and already tried-and-true!) dishes, it symbolizes the passing down of family heritage. Start with this leatherbound, three-ring journal that's stocked with 100 blank recipe pages. You can have the front customized with your family name and the couple's wedding year and have a sweet message engraved inside to really make it heirloom-worthy.

3. Exclusive Le Creuset Casserole Dish

Le Creuset casserole dish mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Williams Sonoma

Kitchen essentials like pots, pans and baking dishes are popular bridal shower gifts. As the MOG, ensure yours stand out from the rest with this exclusive Le Creuset casserole dish. It's crafted from high-fired stoneware and the lid is adorned by a raised olive branch design. It'll become a useful and visually appealing addition to their home, contributing to the beginning of their culinary adventures together.

4. Acacia Wood Cake Stand

Acacia wood cake stand mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

Ideal for both avid bakers and frequent entertainers, this cake stand provides a stylish showcase for the recipent's culinary creations. The wooden platter is not only perfect for baked goods, but also doubles as an excellent platform for presenting cheese and charcuterie. The clear glass dome adds an elegant touch, preserving the freshness of treats. We'd say it's a very tasteful MOG bridal shower gift.

5. Wedding Keepsake Library

A charming wedding keepsake library mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This keepsake library will let the bride and groom-to-be save mementos from the big day, such as invitations, boutonnieres and the champagne cork from their first toast as a married couple. Featuring acid-free drawers, envelopes and pouches for safekeeping, it'll allow them to relive one of the most exciting days of their lives for years to come. The front of the box can even be personalized with their first or last names.

6. "I Do" Perfume

I Do eau de Parfum from Anthropologie
Photo: Anthropologie

Featuring notes of peony and musk, this wedding-inspired scent will have the recipient feeling flurries of excitement after one sniff. And since scent is related to memory, they'll be transported to this exciting time in their relationship whenever it's worn in the future. This considerate gift from the mother of the groom reflects your sincere desire to make the experience truly special.

7. Love Knot Keepsake Box

Love knot keepsake box mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Wedgwood

A ring dish or small jewelry box is another classic bridal shower gift that can be made all the more special by coming from the bride's future mother-in-law. This intricately designed silver-plated piece features a metallic braided rope twisted into an infinity knot, and will serve as a meaningful sanctuary for wedding rings and other special baubles.

8. Blue Crystal Tennis Bracelet

Blue crystal tennis bracelet bridal shower gift
Photo: Swarovski

This idea for a bridal shower gift will have her checking off something new and something blue: Azure jewelry showcases the wedding-related hue, and this particular tennis bracelet dazzles with round cubic zirconia stones in light aquamarine on a rhodium-plated setting. It'll not only add a touch of timeless elegance to the bride's wedding attire, but also wish her luck in the marriage in accordance to the cherished tradition.

9. Custom Etched Champagne Flutes

Custom etched champagne flutes mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Celebrate the union of the newlyweds and the expansion of your family with these exquisite champagne flutes. Perfect for their inaugural toast as Mr. and Mrs., each is meticulously hand-etched, featuring a sturdy tree trunk adorned with their initials and wedding date encircled by a heart. They'll break these unique flutes out each year to commemorate their anniversary.

10. Monogrammed Ice Bucket

Monogrammed ice bucket mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Mark & Graham

Once bubbly is popped, it'll need a place to stay cold—and still be within arms reach. Insert this vintage-inspired ice bucket. It comes in gold or silver-plated stainless steel and brass which will ensure the couple's drink of choice stays perfectly cool for hours. Plus, the bowl can be personalized with the couple's initials or family monogram for a personal touch.

11. Personalized Stone Coasters

Personalized stone coasters mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

Functional pieces of decor are great mother-of-the-groom bridal shower gifts and they don't have to break the bank. These genuine marble stone coasters are custom printed with the couple's initials linked with a heart, plus two lines of text. Now, they'll be able to protect that precious coffee table without sacrificing style.

12. Personalized Wedding Bowl

Personalized wedding bowl mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Etched with your trusted advice, "Love Always, Laugh Often, Forgive Quickly, Dream Together," this bowl is an endearing gift for the bride from the mother of the groom. Handcrafted by ceramicist Bryan Becker, it draws inspiration from the Victorian tradition of presenting a delicate bowl to a new bride. With vibrant splashes of color and etched with the couple's names and wedding date, this bowl will become a cherished companion for the newlyweds. It's suitable for both serving and cooking and is dishwasher safe.

13. Washable Silk Pajamas

Washable silk pajamas mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Lunya

She'll be ditching your son's old cotton T-shirts as pajamas the second she unwraps this luxe set. Made from washable silk, the white flowy tank top and matching shorts will keep her cool at night while looking extra cute. You could even pick up a matching robe to get her totally wedding-morning-ready. (Psst, use code FOR-TK to receive 15% off your first purchase from Lunya.)

14. Cozy Weighted Blanket

A person sits with a warm beverage beneath a cozy weighted blanket mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Bearaby

Tell your kid to step aside—your future DIL has a new cuddle companion. A weighted blanket will help them relax and recharge amidst the chaos of wedding planning. It's actually proven to aid naturally deeper sleep cycles: The weight on the body stimulates the production of serotonin (the happy hormone), reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) and increases melatonin. Plus, it's made from breathable cotton material, so it's perfect for use all year round.

15. Date Idea Book

A couple enjoys an adventure challenge together.
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

As they gear up for their biggest adventure yet, send the couple off with some inspiration. The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition will give them 50 creative date ideas in and out of the house. The hook? All the dates remain a secret until they're scratched and revealed. This unique gift promises months of spontaneous fun together—a perfect gesture from the mother of the groom, emphasizing your care for their happiness above all else.

16. Custom Wedding Sneakers

Custom wedding converse sneakers mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Converse

These custom Converses are a fun statement piece to wear while running wedding-related errands, hanging with friends at the bach party or breaking it down on the dance floor at the reception. Best of all, the couple can match! You can completely design both shoes with their prefixes, touches of blue, the phrase "just married," satin laces and more. Who knew shoes could be so sentimental?

17. Celebratory Earrings

Celebratory Mrs earrings in gold mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Kate Spade

As she transitions from Miss to Mrs., the bride will need accessories to complement the significant life change. Look no further than these adorable gold script earrings from the renowned brand Kate Spade. Guaranteed to become an everyday favorite, these earrings add a touch of charm and elegance to her engagement journey.

18. Pearl Necklace

Pearl necklace mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Brilliant Earth

Pearls aren't just trendy, they're a symbol of timeless elegance. This solitaire pearl necklace is a versatile piece, seamlessly complementing a variety of bridal styles. Gifted by the mother of the groom, it serves as a tangible token of blessing for the bride on her significant day, allowing her to carry a piece of familial love into this new chapter of her life.

19. Flower Bouquet Subscription

Flower bouquet subscription mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: BloomsyBox

When her son inevitably forgets the occasional flower gesture, a subscription to BloomsyBox becomes the perfect lighthearted, yet thoughtful bridal shower gift from a mother-in-law. Each month, the bride-to-be can enjoy the excitement and beauty of receiving a fresh bouquet. It's a gift that keeps on giving, warming her home and heart with colorful and fragrant blooms beyond the wedding day. Plus, you can get 20% off a subscription with the code KNOT20.

20. Porcelain Teacup and Saucer Set

Porcelain teacup set mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

Shopping for a bridal shower tea party? This gift from the mother of the groom to the bride is right on theme. The set of four porcelain teacups and matching saucers are acid-etched with vibrant ginkgo Biloba, a type of tree with a double leaf reminiscent of a butterfly's wings. The delicate serveware adds a touch of nature-inspired charm to any morning or afternoon downtime.

21. Sleek Electric Kettle

Sleek electric kettle mother of the groom bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

What about an item straight from their registry? This chic electric kettle from luxury brand Fellow is a must-have for coffee (and tea) lovers. With the ability to quickly boil water at different temperatures, this kettle caters to the nuanced preferences of beverage enthusiasts. And it can keep water hot for up to 60 minutes. The fluted spout tip and counterbalanced handle enable precise pouring, be it over a teacup (see above) or a dripper. It'll become a cherished countertop addition for the recipients.

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