special indeed, a custom silhouette of mama's or grandma's sweetie(s) is sure to be show-stopper. i'm a huge fan of the silhouette. i know they have recently come into vogue but they are also timeless.
cut arts does custom silhouettes from hand-cut paper and the price is right! A 5x7 is $25 and add an old timey oval frame for $16
simply silhouettes has a variety of options, but these custom wall decals are very cool. a full-body decal is $60 and they have lots of colors.
perhaps my favorite are these custom portraits by carter kustera available at jonathan adler. the artist adds a little tag line of his choosing or yours.