She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.
Her children rise up and call her blessed . . .
Proverbs 31:27-28 (CSB)
Whether you’re a mom or not, all women mother. We hold things together — things like homes, hearts, schedules, and families. We work from sun up to sun down, pouring out of ourselves until we’re empty, only to wake up and do it all again.
Women and moms do it all.
And once a year, on Mother’s Day, we get a chance to share our appreciation for the mothers and mother-like figures in our lives. We asked our contributors to tell us what they would love to gift — or receive — from DaySpring and Mary & Martha this Mother’s Day, and we’re in love with their choices. These gifts are perfect for the moms and women in your life, and will help them live their faith while living out that Proverbs 31 life!
Read on for our contributors recommendations and stories (and click here for 25% off these items — just use code MOM25OFF!)
Grace P. Cho says: “I’d love to get the Wherever You Go Overnight Tote + Cosmetic Bag Set for myself! Whenever we go to a friend’s house and stay late, I’m stuffing my purse with my kids’ pajamas, toothbrushes, and sometimes even shampoo and conditioner so we can get them ready for bed before we drive home. It would be great to have this set of bags from Mary & Martha that could hold all those things instead of my purse!” What mom can’t relate to that?!
Dorina Gilmore would love to receive the He is Strength Gold Necklace and Bracelet Set as a Mother’s Day gift from her family. She says, “Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite Scriptures and helped inspire these pieces. They serve as a sweet reminder that God is my strength in each new day. I need that reminder as a woman, mom of three, widow, daughter, and friend.”
Becky Keife says: “The Steadfast – Gold Pendant Necklace is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mama (and exactly what I would love to receive myself)! Not only is it simple and beautiful, ideal for everyday wear, but its name reflects how much we need God’s steadfast love, patience, and strength as moms. Every time I put it on, I’ll remember that I can be the best mom to my kids because of God’s steadfast grace.”
Anna Rendell will be gifting the Amazing Mom – Devotional & Gold Necklace Gift Set to her little sister on her first Mother’s Day! She says, “My sister just had the sweetest baby girl in January, and what new mama doesn’t need a little something to make her feel special and seen? This devotional is fantastic and features brief writings from several authors (including myself!) My favorite thing about it is that each devotion is short enough to read while waiting in the school pickup line, in the church lobby waiting on a kid in confirmation class, or as a short and sweet way to start a morning. This gift set is perfect for the new mom in your life.”
Robin Dance loves the Simply Elegant Nested Bowls from Mary & Martha! She says, “Typically, I give gifts I’d also love to receive. I have had my eye on these beautiful nested bowls from Mary & Martha ever since I first saw them in the catalog. I love their imperfect shape, coordinating colors, and versatility, and they even match my kitchen. Bonus? There’s a darling set of dip bowls that matches them perfectly!”
Lucretia Berry says: “I am giving the Mary & Martha Fresh Joy Platter to me! It is the perfect gift for a mom and her family who moved into a new house and have the desire to host gatherings and invite folks into community. The design of the platter is a great accent for our modern rustic motif.” We couldn’t agree more!
Michelle Reyes will be gifting the Gracelaced Mug & Plate Set to her mom! She says, “My mom loves inviting women into her home to share a delicious cup of tea, exchanges of the heart, and to study God’s word together. Everything I’ve learned about hospitality and women’s discipleship, I’ve learned from her. I know the Gracelaced Mug & Plate Set will grace my mom’s table time and time again, welcoming women with its delicate beauty and reminding them that Christ is at the center of their conversations.”
Patricia Raybon says: “As soon as I saw this pretty Blessed – Cosmetic Mirror, I was carried back to my late mother’s teatime days. She and her friends carried mirrored compacts to powder their noses, check their makeup, and fluff their hair at a moment’s notice. Then with a snap, they closed their compacts and got back to their tea and sympathies. I’m buying these ‘Blessed’ compacts for wonderful friends who’ll love using them in tribute to their own unforgettable moms. As they look in the mirror, I pray they also feel our friendship and God’s blessed love!” What a beautiful story and tribute!
Tasha Jun would gift the Portland Floral Stainless Steel Coffee Tumbler to herself or one of her coffee-drinking mama friends. She says, “Most mornings, I just want to finish a cup of hot coffee without having to reheat it. It would be so nice to be able to have a tumbler that doesn’t spill easily and can withstand the rush and come-and-go of everyday mornings.” We get it, and yep — you need this tumbler!
There’s plenty of time to order these items (and many more) and have them arrive by Mother’s Day, and we’re sure you’ll find something at DaySpring or Mary & Martha for every person on your list. Happy shopping, and Happy early Mother’s Day from your pals at (in)courage!
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(* 25% off discount does not apply to Mary & Martha items)
Beth Williams says
These are beautiful gifts. Moms have a never ending job. Whilst I was never a mom of littles, I did mother my parents in their aging years. There were some crazy times-getting calls at 2am that they fell & are headed to hospital. Try dealing with varying personalities one day sweet & loving the next you just don’t know. Their dementia got severe. Mom was bedridden for two years before God took her home. Dad had tremors so bad I had to feed him most days. He also ended up in hospital with geriatric psych. I guess in a way I consider myself a mom of sorts. All those gifts would be appreciated by any mother.