While the idea we are presenting to you isn’t necessarily to take the place of a traditional thank you gift it is a great idea for the mother of the bride with a great sense of humor.
This gift is a particularly fun idea for the bride who has a close relationship with her mother a more friendship like relationship perhaps. Or from the bride who may not be super close to her mother but appreciates her and understands that through the planning process she wasn’t always easy to deal with.
Make your mother a M.O.B. (Mother of the Bride) survival kit!
First you will want to select your container. From cute paper bags, to plain colored metal lunch boxes, even a pretty hat box with her favorite floral pattern, the possibilities are endless.
Then it’s time to gather materials for the survival kit. Obviously the things you choose will vary depending upon many things. From personality, to formality and all things in between. We included suggestions below from the absolute necessities, to the funny, and the multi-useful.
Earplugs – For those bridezilla moments/The D.J. decides it’s time to play Lil’ JonWaterproof Mascara – Because she will at minimum tear up.Tissues – For dabbing eyes and fixing make up smudgesAntacid – From the food meets her daughter is actually married! To the bill for the food.Bandages – For last minute scrapes.Clear Nail Polish – To help with a snag in hosiery or nails.Socks – For dancing.Pain Reliever – See earplugs.A Pedicure Gift Certificate – So she can soothe her aching feet and relax after the big day.
If you are using any type of container with a lid, we like the idea of mounting it to the top so that when it opens up your list of contents and instructions are right there. Otherwise we suggest tucking it in nicely up front so that the list is viewable prior to seeing the products.
Make a fun label to tie the look together with something like M.O.B. Survival Guide. Or Mother of the Bride Survival Kit written on it.