Mothering Sunday is a fantastic chance to affirm and encourage those godly women in our lives who may not have raised us but who have chosen to walk alongside and nurture us, be it a godmother, foster mum, grandma, or friend at church.
We have gathered some gift ideas to bless and affirm these beautiful women of God and the precious role they have in our lives.
This heart-shaped royal blue necklace was designed to celebrate the God-given wisdom of the women in our lives, inspired by Proverbs 31:26: “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue”. Whilst this is something we all aspire to, why not gift this necklace to the woman who is further along that journey and has poured her God-given wisdom into your life? We all know how powerful a well-timed, grace-filled sentence can be!
(There is also a mini version available.)
Why not gift this gorgeous hand-lettered devotional notebook this Mothering Sunday to encourage a woman who has helped you to grow spiritually?
A helpful tool for quiet times, this beautifully-designed book features the powerful words of Luke 1:45: “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfil His promises to her”.
If your ‘Mum-in-Christ’ is an admitted bookworm, what about this lovely set of bookmarks? Four different designs are included within each pack (for those of us who have more than one book on the go!), each with a different ‘friend’ verse that inspires and encourages. They’d be lovely just to pop inside a card.
This lovely journal by Treasured Creativity provides a beautiful space to record prayers, thoughts, conversations with God, even keeping track of prayer requests and recording the unique ways in which He answers them.
Why not give it to that special lady in your life to bless her quiet time? The cover has an intricately drawn verse: ‘God is within her, she will not fall’, a fantastic reminder to cling close to our Heavenly Father.
Why not get creative and commission Jordan to personalise one of her beautiful bar bracelets with a verse that means something to both of you, as a super personal Mother's Day gift for your ‘Mother-in-Christ’?
The sterling silver chain and bar aren't heavy to wear and provide a great way to keep a favourite Scripture close to hand (excuse the pun!).
We all need reminding occasionally of how ‘treasured’ we are. This unique encouraging gift does just that, a reminder that we are all precious and treasured by God.
This makeup bag (although it doesn’t just have to hold makeup – jewellery, crafts, bits and bobs would all fit) with its machine-embroidered ‘Treasured’ would make a sweet gift for a woman who has treasured and nurtured you.
These beautiful "Come, Holy Spirit” floral watercolour wreath stickers would fit nicely inside an encouraging card as a bit of a treat for a special woman this Mother’s Day.
They’re perfect for popping into a diary, journal, Bible or notepad, and are great for those of us who want to beautify things but don’t have the artistic skills required!
Each one of these unique cards is made individually making an incredibly personal Mother's Day gift idea.
Small pieces of fabric are sewn together into a tiny collage and stitched onto card with your choice of words stamped onto white cotton before being finished with a vintage button and a small piece of embroidery.
It makes such a wonderful gift to send to someone who needs to know just how amazing they are - you could even frame it to remind a special woman how much you love and appreciate them, as well as adding a pop of spring to her home.
Lighthouse Collection have an entire range of smells which made it hard to pick just one but this ‘Grace & Glory’ candle won with its fragrance of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias.
Even better, these candles are made from 100% soy wax making them eco-friendly and clean burning, and feature a Bible verse on the label.
A journal set can be such an encouraging gift - they are designed specifically to aid your walk with the Living God!
Each ‘Hope’ set contains contemporary designs celebrating the hope found in the Bible in shades of purple and lilac. It includes, amongst other things, prayer and Scripture cards and a 30-day reading plan, perfect for enriching quiet times.
Handmade and painted ceramic, these heart-shaped coral earrings make a lovely gift to remind someone how much you (and God) love them.
They are made from porcelain, underglaze paint and finished with sterling silver. iKhaya, the name of these earrings, means ‘home’ in isiZulu, South Africa – how meaningful would it be to give them to a woman who has created a safe space for you, a space you can call ‘home’?
You don’t have to go crazy extravagant to in your gifting this Mother’s Day and it may be that these little spotty pocket mirrors are perfect for just giving a little something to thank a precious woman for all she has done.
The words ‘You are beautiful in every way’ adorn the front of the mirror and make for an encouraging reminder for pretty much every woman!
It’s impossible to have too many journals (that’s what I tell my husband, anyway!) and this one is great for gifting to a woman who has ‘encouraged’ you.
This ‘E is for Encourage’ journal features the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and is perfect for taking sermon notes, prayer journaling or just recording lists or goals!
For a slightly different gift, why not consider Franchette’s Gold and White Enamel Pin with the reassuring words "It Is Well With My Soul"?
It is a great reminder of our security in Christ - perfect for pinning onto a makeup bag or pencil case - and makes a nice little gift for a woman who has helped you in your own faith.
Every woman of God needs occasionally reminding of her position in Christ and this stunning print by Quiet Boy Studio provides an impactful version of it.
It states: “I Am a Daughter of a King Who is Not Moved by This World. For My God is with Me and Goes Before Me. I Do Not Fear Because I am His.”
It would make a stirring gift to a woman you wish to honour this Mother’s Day.
And there you have it – 15 gifts of varying prices but all designed to encourage, enrich and enable women of God to live the full life that God has called them to.
We hope you find something to bless those women in your life who have poured so much into you and helped you become the amazing person you are today!
And don’t forget, a hug and encouraging word can also be a precious gift - and you don’t have to wait until Mother’s Day for that!
If you’re hunting for a card, this gorgeous one by Heather is a lovely way to celebrate the mother figure in your life who may not hold the title of ‘mum’.
Note: post edited February 2020 to update prices and replace out-of-stock products