Some gift ideas to mark a mother's 70th birthday include a personalized photo frame and a personalized antique trinket box with a pair of vintage earrings or a pearl necklace. Planning a family get together and inviting relatives she has not seen in a long while is a good idea.
Gifts with personal messages such as a wall hanging, a throw pillow or framed photos create lasting memories. Book a ticket to a special event to give her a once in a lifetime kind of experience, such as tickets to the Olympic games or to a concert by her favorite music group. Alternatively, buy her a set of potted plants that she can easily tend to.