After you've finally pegged the perfect present for your groom on your big day, you still have a few more wedding-related shopping trips to cover, including finding mother of the groom gifts for your future mother-in-law. If you're keeping in line with the tradition of gifting dear old mom and dad thank-you presents at your wedding, it's also a common courtesy to extend the same treatment to the mother of your soon-to-be-spouse (just when you finally thought you were done hunting for gifts…).
If finding the best way to pay tribute to your parents on your special day is proving to be more of a toughy than narrowing down your bridesmaids, wait until you start browsing for your groom's mother. As you probably already know, the pressure's on to set the tone for a meaningful mother- and daughter-in-law relationship for the duration of your marriage with a gift that's both practical and meaningful. And while the running "monster-in-law" stereotype dates back long before Jennifer Lopez popularized the term, you're still obligated to show the love for your MIL and your gratitude for being welcomed into the groom's fam, all jokes aside.
We sorted through the plethora of presents emblazoned with the "Thanking you for raising the man of my dreams" expression to find 12 mother of the groom gifts that get the point across not quite so literally. From subscription flower services to a pendant with the groom's birthstone, these presents will prove your appreciation for your new mother-in-law on the wedding day and beyond (and that her son is in good hands). Once you cross the MIL gift off your list, you can get back to stressing over other crucial wedding matters, like where to seat your estranged second cousin at the reception.