Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For the Mother of the Bride Who Puts Up With Everything

By Patricia Garcia
Diane Keaton in Father of the Bride

Admit it, wedding planning doesn’t necessarily bring out the best in brides. (There’s a reason why the term bridezilla exists, after all.) But if there’s anyone who is patient, and forgiving, and endlessly helpful during the stressful months leading up to a wedding, it’s the mother of the bride. Yes, the MOB is nine times out of ten the MVP of the wedding planning process. She’s the one in the fitting room, steering you away from that a-bit-too-revealing gown you’re sure to regret later. She’s the one who’ll collect vintage chinoiserie vases for months so you can achieve that collected feeling, blue and white tablescape at each and every table. She’s the one who helps button you into your dress right before you walk down the aisle.

And so, with Mother’s Day around the corner, what better way to say thank you for everything than by giving her something she’ll love? Moms who like to garden will appreciate a bandana printed with botanicals that they can wear when they’re pruning their roses. Bridge players will love playing with our Around the World deck—or if you want to go the extra mile, a personalized set of floral playing cards is sure to be a hit. And if your wedding is right around the corner, our Lilac Blooms handkerchief will come in handy during those emotional ceremony vows. Mixing and matching is always a good idea too, so try pairing a pale pink cashmere sweater with our dainty rose ring dish, or a citrus-themed recipe box with pretty pastel cooking utensils. Below, 15 Mother’s Day gifts for the lady in your life who deserves this kind of love the most.