Consider purchasing a locket-style pendant necklace for the woman in your life. Engrave the interior of the jewelry with a date or special message. Tuck one or two photographs inside the locket. Choose romantic photos of the couple kissing, photos of the family or a new baby, or a carefully preserved flower petal from her wedding bouquet.
Have a simple band-style ring engraved. A short phrase that expresses your love or is shared only between the two of you will be romantically hidden for her to secretly enjoy. The ring can be worn on her right hand as a symbol of love and devotion.
Make a scrapbook of your relationship together. This gift idea is perfect for engaged couples, newlyweds or children reflecting on their relationship with their mother. Photos through the years will allow her to reminisce about happy moments and celebrate your relationship. Many web-based and physical photo labs offer book creation from digital-photo files.
Allude to an impending beach vacation with a special handmade message in a bottle. Choose delicate vellum or mulberry paper for the love note. Craft a simple poem that tells her how much you love her and want to spend time with her far away from home. Let her know it's time to make plans for that second honeymoon.
Contact female relatives for a sentimental mother's or wife's gift. Gather all the old favorite recipes in the family, from her great aunt's never-fail fudge to her mother's famous homemade dinner rolls. Ask each person to write the recipe on recipe cards you provide. Present the family collection in a personalized recipe-card box. Have the box engraved, or have a metal plate added, that signifies the contents. Phrases such as "Our Family Foods" or "Love From Our Kitchens to Yours" are sentimental ideas.
Visit the custom-framing department at your local craft store. Ask for a custom-cut photo mat for framing. Wide opening letters can spell out your last name, her first name, the word "love" or even a year. Frame the mat with photographs that celebrate the word design. Newlyweds could fill a frame with their shared last name or photos from the wedding. The word "love" can be filled with photos of grandchildren to be given to a grandmother.