I recall watching a made for TV movie in the 90's that takes place in the future about a man who works for a time-travel enforcement agency. At the beginning of the movie he got his wife an old copy of a book she really liked. Despite one of the pages having a tear, it was the best authentic copy he could find and she treasured it. Later on at work, he had to track an escaped criminal in the past (1990's) and most of the movie takes place here as he tracks down and captures the criminal. He was able to stop him, but in the process was no longer able to return to his own time.
Knowing he will never see his wife again, he looks for the exact copy of the book that would later become the gift for his wife and he pulls it off the shelf, accidentally dropping it, causing one of the pages to tear. Knowing this is the book, he writes a farewell love note to her and hides it in the back cover. The movie ends with the wife in the future flipping through her gift and discovering an old faded note in the back, which she reads as she tears up.