Mother’s day is quickly approaching! If you’re like me, then you have yet to buy something for those wonderful women in your life. Today I am sharing a great list of LDS Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that I have and love, and some things that are on my ‘wish list’. I hope my list will help make finding that perfect gift a little easier. Enjoy!
I decided to split up my list into categories to make it a little easier to read. My list is not in any type of order, just FYI. 🙂
Books to Read
Let’s talk about books. I love reading, and read all the time…until I started school. Now I am busy reading school materials, but every now and then I try to squeeze in a little reading. I recently read “Once There Was A Mom”, and loved it!
This is a very quick read, but is such a wonderful book about Motherhood. A few days ago my mother-in-law had to watch my children for a few hours while my husband and I attended meetings. Before I left, I showed her the book and asked her to read it. When I got home, I found a wonderful little note from my Mother-in-law telling me that she had read the book to my children. Everyone loved it, and they even discusses mothers and all that they do.
“For every mom who has ever wondered if all the little things she does in a day make a difference, Once There Was a Mom offers hope and encouragement. Take it from someone who, like you, has read story after story, sung lullaby after lullaby, and even taken the batteries out of the toys once in a while! The truth is, little things are much more important than we may think. With contemporary, stylized illustration by artist Destin Cox, this charming gift book will bring a smile to the face of mothers of any age.”
Worth The Wrestle
This isn’t a book about women or mothers, but this is an absolutely AMAZING book! Last year I watched a piece of Sister Dew’s talk titled, “Engage in the Wrestle”, so when I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. It of course did not disappoint.
After I received this book I showed it to one of my good friends, Danielle. She was very interested in it because she recognized the artist, James Christensen, that created the cover. She told me about the artist’s other paintings, and how she loved them. We wanted to know which painting was on the cover, so we looked inside and saw that it is named, “Hold to the Rod”. Did you happen to notice the rod at the top of the picture on the cover? This man is trying to hang on to all of his worldly possessions, while looking up to the rod. I did not notice this until my friend and I started looking at the painting a little more closely.
I have recommended this book to so many people since reading it. It is a wonderful book, and it would even make a great gift for graduation.
“In Worth the Wrestle, Sheri examines the process of asking good questions—whether those questions be doctrinal, procedural, historical, or intensely personal—and learning how to get answers. She demonstrates how to live by faith while seeking greater light and knowledge. And she testifies of principles that are worth wrestling for and of understanding that can be gained in no other way.”
One In Charity
This book is a compilation of talks from the 2016 BYU Women’s Conference. It’s from Women’s Conference, so this would be a great gift to give on the day we celebrate women!
I haven’t finished this book, but I have enjoyed what I have read. There are so many wonderful talks out there that we have never heard, so I always love when there are books that combine several amazing talks into one book. “One in Charity” includes talks from:
Elder Dale R. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund, Linda K. Burton, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Kathleen Hughes, Kristen M. Oaks, Camille Fronk Olson, Virginia H. Pearce, Sandra Rogers, Kevin J Warthen, and Brad Wilcox.
At the Pulpit
I couldn’t create a list of books celebrating women, and not include “At the Pulpit”! This is a huge book that includes fifty-four discourses given by Latter-day Saint women throughout the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
So, I haven’t had the opportunity to read this book, but It’s sitting on my desk just begging to be read! I have heard amazing things about this book, so I can’t wait until I have time to take a peek inside of it.
“Like Lucy Mack Smith, these women drew on inspiration and experience to declare their understanding of eternal truths. This book illustrates the history of women’s public preaching in the church, but its most important feature is the actual words of Mormon women. From the time of Emma Hale Smith’s earliest exhortations at meetings of the Nauvoo Relief Society, Latter-day Saint women have been charged to instruct their families and neighbors, their congregations and Relief Societies, and other organizations. The talks featured in this volume show Mormon women doing the spiritual and intellectual work inherent in a life of Christian faith—seeking to do good works, understand the atonement of Jesus Christ, and strengthen their own faith and the faith of those around them. These women endeavored to live what they believed and to help their listeners do so as well.”
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Now let’s talk about music. As a Mother, I spend time in my car with my children. Now that they’re a little older, they almost always want to listen to music. My husband and I try to find uplifting music to play because our girls love to sing, and quickly learn the lyrics of songs. Here are a few of my favorites that I listen to in the car and at home.
City of Enoch
I received this CD a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it as much as my other CD’s (below), but I have LOVED it! It is now one of my favorite albums.
Every single song on this CD is amazing. A few of my favorites are: Sweet Redeemer, God So Loved the World, Because He Lives, and Bountiful, but seriously every song is amazing!
“City of Enoch is the group that you have been waiting for, with a captivating sound that is described as “Lady Antebellum harmonies meet Christian Contemporary praise.” This debut album from a rising trio features new songs, great Christian covers, and an incredible new arrangement of the classic hit ‘He Hears Me’.”
Nathan Pacheco: Higher
I reviewed this beautiful album a few months ago, HERE. It didn’t take long for “Higher” to become one of my favorites. Every song on this CD is beautiful.I immediately fell in love with the song “Forever,” but after listening to this album over and over, I have found a few more favorites. I think my new favorite song is “Come As You Are”. I could listen to that song over and over. Some other favorites of mine are: In Christ Alone, How Great Thou Art, Come Thou Fount, and Through All My Days.
I found out that Nathan Pacheco will be performing at the Scera Outdoor Theater (in Utah) this summer, and City of Enoch will be opening for him. I kind of geeked out when I found about this concert. I asked my husband if we could go, but I think I have to work on him a little bit more…or I’ll just have to go by myself. 😉 Tickets to this are only $10-30, so this would be another great Mother’s Day gift. You can read a little bit more about the concert and/or purchase tickets, HERE.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Do you know someone who loves the Mormon Tabernacle Choir? If so, you will have to buy them this brand-new Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends album. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends album features a compilation of songs that the Choir has sung with professional singers over the years. This CD is perfect for any Mormon Tabernacle fan.
“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the Choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing “Fragile”) and new recordings such as Amy Grant’s “Thy Word,” The King’s Singers’ “I’m Running On,” and Santino Fontana’s ‘He Lives in You”.”
My family LOVES the Piano Guys. We have a few of their cd’s, and listen to them frequently. I love that my children enjoy the songs even though it’s instrumental music. Two of our favorite CD’s are The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2. Each of these cd’s include some fun songs that my children recognize, like Star Wars, Charlie Brown, What Makes You Beautiful, and Lord of the Rings.
I don’t think you can go wrong with a Piano Guys CD, they’re all amazing. If you haven’t checked out their music videos be sure you do, they’re just as awesome. My kids love watching them.
“The Piano Guys have become a YouTube sensation with their clever and inspiring takes on popular music and creative videos that accompany them. From Beethoven to Adele, their eclectic mix of classical, film score, rock, and pop favorites resonate with audiences across generations and from all walks of life.”
My next category includes different gifts that have to do with temples. I hope you like the gift ideas.
Ella and Anne Temple Dresses
Several months ago I saw the most beautiful temple dresses on Instagram. I saw that the shop that had them was a cute little shop called Ella and Anne. I clicked their link, and looked at all of the beautiful dresses in their shop.
I had thought of buying one for my Mother for Christmas, but she told me that she didn’t need a new one. I’m thinking that she needs one, so I might have to get one for her as a late Mother’s Day gift.
I haven’t purchased an Ella and Anne dress, but it is definitely something that is on my ‘wish list’ to buy soon. They shared a Mother’s Day coupon code on Instagram, so head on over to their Instagram page, here, and grab that code!
Pin and Posy
My next temple gift is one that I love and cherish. I found Pin and Posy on Facebook and fell in love with her work. I headed on over to her shop and purchased a hand lettered picture of the Manti Temple with our anniversary for our anniversary. 🙂 It now sits on a shelf surrounded by family pictures.
There are different styles to choose from, and you can customize it with your name and/or date. Wouldn’t this be a beautiful Mother’s Day gift? I sure love mine! She also has other great hand lettered products like The Family Proclamation, Articles of Faith, and more
Looking for More Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas?
Need some other great Mother’s Day ideas? Stop by Teepee Girl to check out her 2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide, and this great Mother’s Day Gift list from Simply Made Just For You.
I hope you enjoy my LDS Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift that I shared? I’d love to hear, so leave me a comment letting me know.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and Happy Mother’s Day!
*Some of these items I received for free to review. Although I received them at no cost, the opinions that I shared are my own, and honest. 🙂