Mothers play a vital role in the Bible, not just because they gave life to powerful characters in the Kingdom, but because of their own merits. Eve, even though she is mainly remembered because of the apple bite, became the mother of humankind and is so in the lineage of Jesus. After her, many powerful women followed.

There is Sarah, remembered because of her faith to receive a child at old age. Rebekah was a woman of great faith who believed and trusted God all the way. Naomi lived her faith in such a vivid way that Ruth followed her and her faith. Then there is, of course, Hannah, who trusted God for a child and once she received him, kept her promise and gave him back to God. Elizabeth believed and received a miracle, and was full of joy for Mary’s baby. Last, but not least, Mary, who believed the angel and kept every word spoken about her son in her heart.

Moms are caring and strong at the same time. They show love and teach us how to be strong. They comfort us in difficult times and encourage us to go on and not to give up. Whether they are our biological mothers, adoption mothers, our neighbors, or family, they cherished us, raised us, and brought us where we are up to date.

We should appreciate them throughout the year, true. But on this one day, we can certainly show extra gratitude to thank them for their selfless love.

For this Mother’s Day, what are good Christian gifts? Religious gifts for mom are meaningful gifts that will encourage and strengthen her faith and bring her closer to Jesus.

Here are a few great Christian gift ideas Mom will love!

What do you get a Christian mother for mother’s day?

When we think of mothers, we think of love. Even the Bible uses the example of mother-love to explain the love of God. In Isaiah 66:13a, we see a comparison: “As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you.” This verse compares the way God comforts us to how a mother would comfort her son or daughter.

It is this mother love that compels us to go the extra mile for Mother’s Day. We want to get the best for her. But let’s be honest, sometime we just need a little help to find that perfect gift for that special woman in our life.

To help you, here is a topical list of inspirational Mother’s Day gifts.

Devotionals

Devotionals can be of great help to our spiritual growth. Sometimes, we are just too busy with our daily chores and activities to focus on our Bible reading. And exactly that is why devotionals are perfect gifts for busy moms.

Most devotionals combine Scripture reading, journaling, prayer, and personal reflection and are a great resource for the Christian women in our lives. Devotionals are available in various forms: daily devotional, topical devotional, or devotionals for women, just to mention a few.  

Here is a resourceful overview with devotionals just for women:

Prayer journals

Prayer journals are splendid gifts for Christian moms. But, you may ask, what is in a prayer journal? A prayer journal helps to turn our prayer life into focused prayer, into strategic prayer. It is a booklet to write our prayers in. Journals are great to write complex thoughts in, reflect on what Jesus is teaching, and look back at how far God has brought us. That can be a simple notebook, a self-made leaflet, or a beautifully designed book.

Choose from a great selection of Christian journals for women this Mother’s Day.

Stationary ware and bookmarks

Stationary and bookmarks are valuable assets for Bible study, everyday use, or, for example, Bible journaling.

Christian bookmarks for women

Christian stationary sets for women

Christian pens for women

Bibles

Bibles are our place to go to for spiritual growth and come in all sorts and sizes. Even though it is the Word of God that matters, wouldn’t it be awesome to have a wonderfully designed Bible directed especially to women?

Women’s Bibles are not just different on the outside, they contain helpful study material specifically designed for women. This makes a woman’s Bible a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day.

Here is an overview of women’s Bibles your mom will love.

Christian Jewelry

Jewels have that special way of adding a sparkle to our lives. Giving jewelry to our moms is a wonderful way to appreciate them and to let them remember us every time they wear it. Christian jewelry, in addition, helps them to remember Jesus at any moment of the day.  

Though you can go to local stores to shop for this type of jewelry, you can also find a great selection of Christian jewelry online.

Here is a selection of Christian jewelry for women.

What if you do not know where to start?

In case you don’t even know where to look because there are so many options, then here is some help. Let your eyes gaze over unique gifts, all dedicated to women, and let your heart speak to you to decide what to choose for that special woman in your life, your mother.

A perfect place to scroll through various products and get ideas is Amazon.

Here is a collection with plenty of gifts for Christian moms.

What Bible verses are for mother’s day?

There are several other ways to show profound gratitude to our mothers. And they don’t have to cost us anything. One of them is prayer. God hears our prayers behind closed doors and rewards them (Matthew 6:6). When we pray for our mothers, we pronounce blessing and protection over them; we commit them to God’s care.

We can also bless them by praying for them openly, for example, when we visit them on Mother’s Day. A powerful way of blessing our mothers is by praying Bible verses for and over them.

Another way is to write a Bible verse on a card and add a personal note to it.

Bible verses from Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31 describes a powerful woman. She is a mother and a businesswoman at the same time. She respects her husband and takes care of her family. Several Bible verses can bless our mothers on Mother’s Day:

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

Proverbs 31:25

“When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”

Proverbs 31:26

“Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”

Proverbs 31:28–29 (NLT)

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”

Proverbs 31:30 (NLT)

“Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.”

Proverbs 31:31 (NLT)

Bible verses about mothers

The Bible is full of verses about mothers. Here is a selection of verses you can use for Mother’s Day.

“He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Praise the Lord!”

Psalm 113:9 (NLT)

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Psalm 139:13-14 (NKJV)

“So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.”

Proverbs 23:25 (NLT)

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

Mark 3:35 (NLT)

“And his mother stored all these things in her heart.”

Luke 2:51 (NLT)

“As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!”

Luke 11:27 (NLT)

Why do we give Mother’s Day gifts?

Mother’s Day has become an international day to remember and honor our mothers. We give gifts to show our appreciation for who they are and for everything they have done for us. The Bible says we should honor our father and mother. Mother’s Day is one of those special moments we can honor our mothers.

We show respect to our mothers by honoring them, and by doing so, we show respect to God by obeying His Word. We express our gratitude publicly on this one special day.

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

Proverbs 31:31 (NIV).

© Christel Owoo