Need Ideas for Mother’s Day, Graduation, and End-of-the-School-Year Gifts?

Need Ideas for Mother’s Day, Graduation, and End-of-the-School-Year Gifts?

Today I’m sharing gift ideas for Mother’s Day and other May celebrations. Here’s what you’ll find:

  •    Mother’s Day gift ideas
  •    an opportunity to win a FREE BOOK!
  •    links to additional posts:

            – gifts for older women

            -practical graduation gifts of influence, inspiration, and legacy

-graduation and end-of-the-school-year gifts

Books as Gifts

Are you searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Consider books—gifts that keep on giving. Flowers and candy are delightful gifts and are fun to receive, but books last longer. You can reread them, donate them, or give them to a friend when you’re finished.

Today I’m sharing some books I love. Maybe your mom, aunt, or grandmother would like one of these I’ve enjoyed.

Flowers and candy are delightful gifts and are fun to receive, but books last longer. Click To Tweet

An Opportunity for Extra Mile Steps

Do you know another woman who’s blessed you or who needs a gift to say she’s special?  A friend, neighbor, or church member? Why not call, send a card to assure her of your prayers and appreciation, or ship a book to her?

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Proverbs 11:25 NIV
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 NIV  Click To Tweet


I’ll draw two names from those who post a comment below before midnight May 12. I’ll mail those two readers a book anywhere in the US. LINKS BELOW.

For Love’s Sake: The Life-Changing Facets of Love in 30 Bible Studies, Devotions, & Christian Living Articles

Destination Hope: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart

Refresh Your Hope: 60 Devotions for Trusting God with All Your Heart

365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning LIttle Moments into Lasting Memories

Honoring God with My Body: Journey to Wellness and a Healthy Lif

Additional Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day, Graduation, and End-of-the-School Year

This link opens to a Mother’s Day memory and ideas for older moms.

Window Box Begonias and Gifts for Older Moms

Here’s a post with ideas for graduation, Mother’s Day, and end-of-the-school-year gifts.

I shared this beautiful graduation gift post written by Marilyn Nutter last year.

Your Turn

Please share your favorite Mother’s Day memory or a suggestion for blessing another woman.

Please feel free to share this post!

26 thoughts on “Need Ideas for Mother’s Day, Graduation, and End-of-the-School-Year Gifts?

  1. We have a tendency to forget shut-in people, especially those with no family close by.

    Drive a shut-in around the area to enjoy the flowering season.

    Does your mom, or the mom of a friend living faraway, have boxes of photos? Older people don’t necessarily have them on a computer or smart phone. Sit with her, help arrange pictures. Most importantly, listen to the story behind each photo.

  2. My mother was my first Sunday School teacher. Some of my earliest memories are of my sister and me lying in bed with my parents while they told us Bible stories. I was in the first grade when Mama helped me memorize “the Christmas story” from Luke 2 and, later, Psalm 1. This became the passage of scripture from which I’ve attempted to model my life. I love my Mama.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      Thank you for sharing these special memories of your mom. I’m glad I was able to know her, a precious woman who valued God’s Word. I appreciate you reading and thank you for sending the books to us.

  3. Peggy, thank you for sharing practical ideas to bless someone. Small gestures can brighten a day. You reminded me how my mom would take my aunt to ride around to see flowers or fall foliage. What a blessing to bring joy to another person.

  4. A call, card, or visit can be a wonderful gift for a shut-in. Some fresh flowers to brighten their day may be welcome. It depends on each person’s circumstances. Sadly, I don’t reach out to others as much as I would like to–and certainly not as much as I need to, Thank you for your reminder, Jeannie and for your encouragement. I’m so honored to be included in your list. Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Post Author Jeannie Waters

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Katherine. You wisely mentioned our gifts or acts of kindness depending on individual circumstances. Fresh flowers would mean more than a book to some moms. I need to reach out more, too, but we’re growing in Christ as we walk with Him daily and seeing more opportunities.

  6. Any of these books would make great gifts. I have them all! All mothers would be blessed by these. Happy Mothers Day, Jeannie!

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      Happy Mother’s Day to you, Barbara. I’m glad you’re enjoying the books as much as I am.

  7. I love sending cards via snail mail. I participate in a group that mails cards to nursing homes and rehabilitation centers every week. A simple gesture can brighten the day of the sender and the receiver.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      Melissa, what a wonderful ministry. My mom loved receiving cards from fellow church members. Your cards no doubt make recipients aware they aren’t forgotten. I’m sure they enjoy showing the cards to others. What a beautiful way to brighten someone’s day. I’m sure sending them brightens days for the senders as well.

  8. Jeannie,
    Your book ideas are spot on for different mothers in different stages of life. I have a friend that sends me Mother’s Day cards as well as other holiday cards. It’s always encouraging to read her notes. These days, a funny GIF is easily texted to friends and family.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      You’re right, Deanna. Encouragement is only a text or email away. I know you treasure the cards your friend sends which reminds us spending a few minutes writing a card can add sunshine to someone’s day. Thanks, Deanna.

  9. Some great book gift ideas here Ms. Jeannie. I think some of my most cherished and long-held gifts are books that were given to me. Some have inscriptions in them from the giver and a few from my author friends. When I take one of these off the shelf and open the cover to read the heartfelt words, it moves me to this day. Love this idea and you have some tremendous recommendations ma’am. God’s blessings.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      I also love the gift of books, J. D. They are beautiful keepsakes as well as encouragement. Some are fun to pass along to others. Thank you for letting me know the suggestions were helpful.

  10. Book do make such wonderful gifts. Thank you for these suggestions Jeannie . I wish I had more time to read more books. I know I always appreciate the notes and phone calls from friends and family too.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      I also appreciate those, Yvonne. When we stop to remember how notes and calls bless us, we’re more likely to take time to bless others. Books, notes, and cards are effective ways to share the truth of God’s Word with others. Thanks, Yvonne.

  11. Thank you for reminding us that we can recognize those who have impacted our lives any time not just on a special holiday. Books are such wonderful gifts, but honestly there are so many options that I sometimes become overwhelmed when trying to pick just one. Thanks for the suggestions!

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      Jana, I appreciate your comments. It blesses us to show appreciation or to simply give a gift to show love, doesn’t it? I’m glad you like the suggestions.

  12. I love hearing from my kids more than anything else since most of them live far away. But books are a great way to show love! Thanks for those great suggestions.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      You’re welcome, Sylvia. I’m glad you like the suggestions. Books and other gifts are wonderful expressions of love, but calls may be the best.

  13. What a wonderful list of books from names I recognize. Books are indeed cherished gifts.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      I also consider books as cherished gifts, Debbie. Isn’t it fun to select a special one for someone we love?

  14. Jeannie, you’ve suggested some great books. And books do last longer than flowers!

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      I’m glad you liked the titles I listed, Lisa. Any gift given with love makes an impression on the heart of the recipient, but I’m partial to books. God gives of His gifts to us with generosity, so it’s a joy to share with others.

  15. These are great resources, Jeannie. Thanks for sharing them! I’m very pleased to pass them on to others.

    • Post Author Jeannie Waters

      Annie, I’m happy to hear you found the suggestions and books helpful and want to share them with others. I hope those who receive them find value. Isn’t it fun to share?

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