17 Gift Ideas For The Groom From Mom

As the mother of the groom, finding the perfect gift to give on your son’s wedding day can be a challenge. You want to give him a thoughtful gift as he embarks on this new chapter in his life.

Whether you’re looking for something sentimental or practical, there are many options to consider. In this article, we will explore some wedding gift ideas for the groom from the mother of the groom that are sure to make him feel loved and appreciated on his special day.

A Bonsai Tree

A bonsai tree is an excellent gift for a mother to give to her son on his wedding day. The bonsai tree is a living symbol of growth, strength, and stability. As your son starts his new life with his partner, the bonsai tree will serve as a reminder of the importance of nurturing a relationship to ensure that it continues to grow and flourish.

Secondly, the bonsai tree represents balance and harmony. As your son and his partner navigate the challenges and joys of married life, the bonsai tree will serve as a symbol of their shared journey and their ability to work together to maintain balance and harmony in their relationship. This is one of our favorite items on this list!

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An Anniversary Wine Box 

If your son enjoys celebrating a special occasion with a bottle of wine, an anniversary wine box is a perfect sentimental gift! This thoughtful mother-of-the-groom gift idea will help your son and his spouse to celebrate all the big milestones!

The best bit is that you can choose his and his partner’s favourite wines to make the celebrations even more special. We love this gorgeous handmade box from Etsy! 

A Camera

What better way to capture newlywed memories than with a camera?

It’s a practical and functional gift that the couple can use to capture their special moments together and create memories that will last a lifetime. From their honeymoon adventures to their first family photos, a camera allows them to document their journey together and share it with others.

Camera expert Ken Rockwell says the Nikon d7500 is a fabulous camera for enthusiast photographers who are looking for advanced features and performance.

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A Personal Letter or Scrapbook

A heartfelt letter or scrapbook filled with a handwritten note, memories, photos, and messages of love or a lovely poem is a timeless gift that a son will cherish forever.

The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails

Give your son a head start on being a good host when entertaining as a newly wed couple, or when hosting family dinner!

The Ultimate Bar Book is a comprehensive guide to cocktails, featuring over 1,000 different recipes. Written by Mittie Hellmich, a professional bartender and cocktail consultant, this book covers everything from classic cocktails to modern mixology techniques. The book is divided into several sections, including an introduction to bar tools and techniques, a guide to spirits and liqueurs, and chapters on various types of cocktails, such as martinis, margaritas, and punches.

Each cocktail recipe is accompanied by a colorful photograph and detailed instructions on how to mix and serve the drink. The book also includes information on glassware, garnishes, and tips for hosting the perfect cocktail party.

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A Piece of Art

Art has the power to evoke emotions and memories, and a well-chosen piece can serve as a constant reminder of the love and support that a mother has for her son. Additionally, art can be passed down through generations, becoming a family heirloom that carries sentimental value and meaning for years to come.

You could choose something for your son, or pick out this special gift together. Or, if you are an artist yourself, create your own piece for him!


If your son enjoys reading, a kindle is a wonderful gift. Even better if the happy couple is soon to be embarking on their honeymoon.

If you want, you can load it up with a few of his favourite books to get started or add a Kindle gift card.

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A Craft Beer Subscription

Any beer drinker will love this gift. Every month, he and his spouse can enjoy craft beers from independent microbreweries all over the country. Subscriptions are great as he can enjoy them for a long time after the wedding day.


A Coffee Subscription

If your son is more of a coffee connoisseur, he will love a coffee subscription. We love Drink Trade, as they have curated a great selection of craft coffees from sustainable roasters.

Even better, the coffee is shipped within 48 hours of being roasted, so it’s always fresh! 

A Watch

A watch is not only a traditional wedding gift, it is both thoughtful and practical. And, your son can wear it on his special day! Watches range in price and style so there are a lot of options.

Seiko Watch

We chose a Seiko watch – it is stylish and high quality. Pretty much anyone who likes watches has a Seiko in their collection.

A Smart Watch

For a tech-savvy groom, a smartwatch is a great option. Smartwatches have lots of great features – they can be paired with a phone and can receive calls and messages, control music, and can monitor steps and heart rate etc. 

Garmin Vivoactive

The Garmin Vivoactive is currently one of the best-rated smart watches on the market, so it’s our choice for one of the best mother-of-the-groom gift ideas.

A Fruit Tree

A couple usually gets plenty of gifts on their wedding day, so for something a little bit different, why not consider a fruit tree?

A fruit tree represents growth, abundance, and fertility. Fruit trees can live for many years and provide a source of fresh fruit for future generations to come. This gift is a symbol of the enduring love and commitment that a mother has for her son and his new family.

Another bonus: fruit trees are also environmentally friendly gifts! You can choose a fruit tree based on your sons’ taste and personal preference, or one with special meaning.

Swivelling cheese board

This personalized swiveling engraved bamboo cheeseboard is a beautifully crafted cheese cutting board made from high-quality bamboo wood. This cheeseboard has a unique swiveling design, which makes it easy to access all the delicious cheeses and appetizers that you have carefully arranged on it. The bamboo wood used in the construction of this cheeseboard is not only durable and long-lasting, but it is also eco-friendly and sustainable.

You can have it engraved with a personalized message or the name of the groom or the couple, making it a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

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A Personalized Wallet

If you’re looking for a personalized gift, this sleek and stylish wallet can be engraved with your son’s initials or a heartfelt message for a personal touch. And it’s eco-friendly! The perfect wedding gift.

Buy this personalized vegan leather wallet

A Board Game

A board game is a great way to celebrate your son’s big day in a fun way! We love Forbidden Island, as its a quick and visually stunning co-operative game for 2-4 players. What’s not to like?

A Whisky Gift Set 

If your son is a whisky drinker, what better way to celebrate his wedding than with a whisky gift box? Etsy has a great range so that you can find the right gift, but we love this personalized one! You can have it engraved with wedding date or a special message.

An Experience 

From Hot Air Balloon rides, to Bioluminescent Kayaking experiences, this is a great idea for a gift that your son and his spouse can enjoy together.

Virgin Experiences is a great place to find a wide variety of experiences for all levels of adventure. This is a very thoughtful mother of the groom gift that be fitted around your son’s personality.

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