The Mother of the Groom Gift Ideas

by Jen Marx

Buying a gift for the mother of the bride and groom is a traditional undertaking for the couple. However, newlyweds should avoid giving generic or thoughtless gifts, in order to show the mother of the groom how much they appreciate, love and respect her.

Activity Gifts

Instead of giving the mother of the groom a tangible item, consider giving her the chance to engage in an activity. Buy something very extravagant, such as cruise tickets for her and her husband. Howver, the gift does not have to be elaborate. Another option is to purchase tickets to a concert or a wine tour. Tailor the gift to any activity that the mother of the groom enjoys.

Food and Drink

Giving the mother of the groom a tasty morsel or beverage will make her palette happy. Wine, cheese, chocolate and fruit gift baskets are popular. Consider purchasing your own items to make a gift basket that is completely suited to all of her tastes. Another option that falls into this category would be a gift certificate to one of her favorite restaurants.

Sentimental Gifts

Any sort of engraved item is appropriate, especially if you have a personal and special message written on it. Instead of buying a personalized gift, make something special. If you are crafty with the needle, you sew a personal message or special quotation on a handkerchief. Other items you could make for her include pillows, blankets, quilts or a t-shirt.

Stylish Gifts

Buy her clothing that you know she likes. Other popular items include key chains or wallets with her initials on them. Bags, clothing or gift certificates to a favorite store are other ideas for you to try. If you are going to give her one of these gifts, have some idea of her sense of style so that she is actually able to use what you give her.

About the Author

Jen Marx holds a Master of Arts in English and American literature. She is a consultant at a university writing center and has numerous print and online publications, including "Community College Campus News." Marx specializes in topics ranging from wedding planning to history to the environment.