DIY Christian Gift Basket to Make for Moms

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Looking for the perfect gift for a birthday or Mother’s Day? This Christian Gift Basket is my favorite mother’s day gift basket to give, gift of a time out with God.

blue basket filled with christian quiet time items.

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I love making themed baskets for friends. It’s something I’ve done for years, collecting an assortment of treats to give for birthdays, Mother’s Day, or Christmas.

I’ve given spa baskets and purse essentials gifts, and breakfast baskets. But the one I find the most powerful — when used properly — is the gift of the time out with God.

For lack of a better word, it’s a Christian Gift Basket for Moms. Or maybe a Time Out Basket. Or a Quiet Time Basket.

We all need a few moments to chill every once in awhile. I know I do. We all lose our cool from time to time. We worry. We fret. We overreact.

Give Mom a few tools to help her cool off and be focused on being the best mom she can be. This DIY Gift Basket is one way to do that. Call it something else if you prefer, but I guarantee that the contents can help Mom find her center and carry on.

Why Give a Time Out Basket

Moms need it. No mom is an island. Every one of us needs a chance to step back from the action, to recharge, and to find a new supply of love, patience, and understanding.

It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift. A gift basket full of supplies to help mom retreat from the chaos is a super thoughtful gift, perfect for birthdays, but also for Mother’s Day.

God’s word really is powerful. Cheese baskets and spa gifts fade away, but the woman whose strength is built on God’s word, she is gonna be mighty. She might not know it, and she might take quiet time for granted, but it really is more valuable than some body products.

What You’ll Need for this DIY Gift Basket

items to include in Christian gift basket.
  • blank journal – If Mom doesn’t already have a favorite way to journal, giving her a pretty little notebook can be helpful for jotting down prayers and other things she wants to remember.
  • pocket size Bible  Very small Bibles are sometimes hard to find. And yes, the Bible app is easy enough for everyone to have. But, a physical Bible has fewer distractions and will help mom focus.
  • mug with tea or coffee – A good drink is not only a gift of relaxation, but can also help Mom focus during her time out.
  • candle – A scented candle can help set the mood and create an atmosphere of relaxation and peace.
  • The Bible Promise Book – I got my first copy of this book when I was seven. Since then, I have found it to be a tremendous tool in searching for Scriptural answers to the things that plague me. 
  • magnetic bookmarks These are cute and cheap, the perfect thing to give with books!


Other things you might add to your gift basket:

  • chocolates or other favorite candies
  • small snacks
  • a devotional or other Christian book
  • Bible highlighter set
  • a gift card to a favorite shop
quiet time supplies stacked together on a white counter.

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close up of Mom's Quiet Time Basket.

Christian Gift Basket for Mom

Make an easy DIY Christian Gift Basket for Mom. This particular curation includes everything she needs to take a time-out and refresh her mind, body, and soul.
5 from 2 votes
Action Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • pen or marker


  • gift basket or bag
  • a small copy of the Bible
  • a good book
  • candle
  • pen and notebook
  • favorite treats
  • gift card


  • Tuck the book, candle, pen, notebook, and other treats into the basket.
    gift basket or bag, a good book, candle, pen and notebook, favorite treats
  • Write an encouraging message on the card and tuck it inside.
    gift card
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This post was originally published on December 19, 2012. It has been updated for content and clarity.

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  1. 5 stars
    Great idea! I did something similar for a friend and also included bubble bath, a doorstop (to keep the kids and dad out) and earplugs (to ignore the constant inquiries to when she’d be done).