Top Ten Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate our moms. From wiping our noses when we were sick, to dropping off that lunch we forgot, to being that person we can call for a listening ear… moms are close to superheroes. In addition to our moms, many of us have a special friend or another woman that has mentored us or even been a spiritual mom that we can celebrate too. While it is always fun to get flowers and go out to brunch, we thought of some other creative gifts that will surprise your mom or that special mentor.

AND to make this even sweeter, one lucky Risen reader will win the prizes below with the exception of the note and prayer. See below for giveaway details!

  1. Handwritten note or coupon

Young or old, everyone can write their mom a meaningful note. Find a special card or make one and then take time and think through why you are thankful for your mom. From a massage, to cleaning or cooking a meal, you can include a certificate from you to do something to serve your mom. You could even write notes and hide them throughout the house. Your mom will be surprised as she finds notes even after Mother’s Day.

2. A subscription to Risen Magazine

Your mom will be encouraged by stories of some of her favorite celebrities and faith leaders talking about what inspires them and their faith journey.

3. Purses with a Purpose 

Every mom has multiple purses to carry snacks, diapers, and anything else those that she takes care of might need. Ixchel Triangle has purses, bags and backpacks and each item that is purchased directly supports a family in Guatemala. A portion of the proceeds is given to every artisan who participated in the construction of these 100% handmade Ixchel’s creations. The company also helps fund the education of children in Guatemala.

4. A Recipe Book

Skinny Suppers by Brooke Griffin is filled with great recipes from snacks to family dinners. Brooke was a former NFL cheerleader and fitness competitor who started her website after she lost everything including her marriage and home. Look for her full story in an upcoming issue of Risen Magazine.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Proverbs 31: 25-29

5. A Faith Book

Shelene Bryan challenges readers to have Ridiculous Faith, the type of faith that leaves you in awe of the Creator. Shelene is a former Hollywood producer who left everything to start a non-profit, which challenges people to skip a coffee, outfit or lunch to provide a meal through their organization. Look for her full story in an upcoming issue of Risen Magazine.

6. A Book of Hope

Hope Heals by Jay and Katherine Wolf tells their story of how Katherine survived a major brain injury, spent 40 days on life support, two years in brain rehab and how their marriage and family was challenged through it all.

Look for their full story in an upcoming issue of Risen Magazine.

7. Candles with a Mission

Help mom wind down after a day of errands and activities with the calming essence of a candle. She can grab her favorite read and a cup of coffee.  Bridgewater candles provide meals to orphans overseas with the purchase of their candles. To date they have provided over 5 million meals!

8. T-Shirts with a Message

From running errands to grabbing coffee with girlfriends, help mom look cute in these t-shirts with a message. Unlock Hope fully funds the Think Humanity girls hostel in Uganda! Through their donations from purchases the girls receive health care, three quality meals a day, housing, utilities, transportation, support staff, school fees, clothing, uniforms, toiletries, school supplies, books and more.

9. Uplifting Movie

Have a movie night with mom. Grab Like a Country Song, order takeout and have a family night in. Everyone will enjoy the heart-warming tale of Jake Reeson, an up-and-coming country singer who has the whole world in his hands until his ego gets in the way. With nothing but partying and music on his mind, Jake is forced to take a hard look at himself and the ashes around him after life slowly falls apart.

10. Prayer

Whether your mom is your best friend or you have become distant, prayer is one of the best gifts that you can offer her. Ask your mom how you can pray for her and commit to pray daily for her. If conflict or strife has caused a rife in your relationship, pray that God would reconcile each of you to Himself and to each other. Pray also that He would give you both hearts to forgive and the words to share with your mom.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31: 30-31

We hope that your Mother’s Day is special!

Giveaway details: 

This giveaway runs from May 2, 2016 9AM PST-May 5, 2016 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be randomly selected from the entries and announced on May 6, 2016 10AM PST. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Your profile must be set to public during the giveaway. This giveaway is open to all US residents, void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. No purchase is necessary.  By entering you are confirming that you are at least 18 years of age, release Instagram of all responsibility and are adhering to INstagram’s terms of use.

“Like” the giveaway photo on Risen’s Instagram page.

“Like” all of our amazing giveaway partners. We will list them on the Instagram post. You must be following all contributing shops and host for your entry to count.

Fill out the entry form link on our Instagram page.

Optional: Tag a friend or your mom that you would want to win

Military Children: Books to Help While A Parent is Deployed

Raising kids isn’t easy. As a parent you’re pulled in so many directions as you try your best to help…

Read More

Parenting During the Pandemic: Biblical Tips for Families

We’ve been pandemic parents for a while now, and moms are not alone in feeling the depths of their inabilities;…

Read More

Parenting: Control the Controllable During COVID

Risen Magazine: Parents are overwhelmed, especially now with the current state of the world from pandemic, to homeschooling, black lives…

Read More


Anna Buffini Overcoming Hurdles

Dressage champion, Anna Buffini has had a successful career. That success has been coupled with her and her horse’s fair…

Read More

42: Jackie Robinson and His Faith

As teams report to spring training and gear up for the upcoming baseball season, there isn’t a player or coach…

Read More

Not Backing Down with Blanca Carter

We interviewed Blanca and talked with her about not letting others stand in the way and her faith journey.

Read More

What Do You Do When Disaster Hits? Dr. Jamie Aten on Dealing with Disaster

Dr. Jamie Aten is a disaster psychologist and the founder of Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. Their mission is to...

Read More