Give the Gift of ‘Peace of Mind’ this Mother’s Day

You could forget your mother’s birthday and she would probably let it slide – you might even evade scorn if you forgot her anniversary.  But good luck, my friend, if you forget Mother’s Day! In this special post, you will discover three unique gifts suited for three different budgets, plus a special gift from the Farr Law Firm that will enable you to give a gift of “peace of mind” AND a commitment of your own time.

There are countless ways to show your love and affection, and giving a gift is just one.  Nothing compares to a sincere and heartfelt expression of gratitude, but here are a few last-minute ideas if you are having a tough time thinking of how to pamper a mother in your life – whether she is your mother, daughter, sister, relative, or friend – one of these gifts is sure to please.

Tried and True: A Classic Spa Package
Your Choice

With the advent of the internet, purchasing a last-minute gift has never been easier.  Spa and massage gift certificates have always been a favorite gift on Mother’s Day, so what makes it a unique gift in 2011?  Flexibility made possible by technology sets this gift apart this year.  Not only can you purchase a gift certificate online, but you can also use the internet to determine the closest or most conveniently located spa to your mother.  Moreover, if she has a favorite spa already, you can purchase a gift certificate without stepping foot outside of your home. See  You will find many spas listed in the Northern Virginia area alone.  With SpaFinder, you can purchase a gift certificate redeemable at any one of 5,000 spas, and they never expire.

The Safe but Innovative Gift: Family Tree Photo Album
About $80

Selected as a top pick this Mother’s Day by the editors at, this picture frame by Red Envelope is no ordinary picture frame.  It turns the family tree concept into a three-dimensional sculpture and is a unique way to display photos of family members.  This gift is available here, for just under $80.

For the Tech-Savvy Mother: Digital Recipe Reader
About $200

If the mother in your life is a gadget collector and enjoys cooking, consider a digital recipe reading device.  “The Demy™ is the world’s first touchscreen, kitchen-safe digital recipe reader.”  This device can store up to 2,500 recipes.  It is touted as durable, and includes a host of unique features, such as a conversion tool for measurements, built-in timers, and a dictionary of ingredient substitutes for emergencies.  You can purchase this product from Barnes & Noble for less than $200.

Often times, the greatest gifts we give in life are intangible. These gifts are intangible because they represent love in a way that a piece of clothing or merchandise just can’t.  For example, your mother didn’t get paid a salary to raise you the right way, nor did she gain anything by instilling positive values in your life.  And likewise, the time you spend with your parents as an adult is perhaps the most important gift you can give. The best gifts come in forms of leadership, guidance and direction.

On May 21st, 2011, we are holding a free seminar at The Mason Inn Conference Center, located in Fairfax, Virginia.  The seminar is meant to provide you and/or your loved ones with peace of mind.  From questions such as, “do I need to update my Will?” to “is there any way to protect my assets from long-term care expenses?” to, “are there government benefits I am currently missing out on, like Veterans Aid and Attendance or Medicaid?” this seminar is designed to educate and inspire you.

The seminar will last less than two hours, so we encourage you to take this opportunity to spend the day with your loved one.  The seminar will conclude just in time for you to have lunch at one of the many dining establishments in the heart of historic downtown Fairfax and the surrounding area.

Register for the seminar here.

So go ahead and pamper your mother this Mother’s Day.  She deserves it.  But don’t forget to tell her in your own words how much you appreciate her, and most of all, don’t forget to spend quality time with her!

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About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.