We love mum

It’s the time of year where we pay tribute to a lady who is very special and, definitely, one of a kind, that's right...... MUM!

She's the woman who's pretty much guided you through your entire life. The woman who was convinced to read you just ONE more bedtime story, who nursed you when you were ill, who helped you with your school play outfit, who wiped away the tears of your first love, OH, and who can forget the amount of times she's served as an amazing last minute babysitter?!

It's only fitting that she deserves a gift that shows her that she's one of a kind so to help inspire you, we've asked some of our team here to share their gift ideas which will hopefully help you put a smile on the face of this amazing lady...

Christine, Accounts Team - "The perfect gift for my mum would be a hamper from our Food Hall. I can pick out some of her favourite things such as delicious cakes, chocolates as well as something nice for her tea and maybe even a nice bottle of wine. Then I can get it gift wrapped meaning she has something beautiful to open on the day and, if I am lucky, we can share the bottle of wine together!"

Jessica, Catering Assistant- "I'm getting my mum a planted container that our outdoor plant team have put together. I know my mum will adore it as it's full of beautiful colours that will last a while. She can even replant it meaning that all summer she will have something beautiful in her garden that will bring a smile to her face!"

Pete, Marketing Team- "My mum has recently retired and loves spending time in the garden, especially with her granddaughter! She's always looking for hints and tips, so I've booked her onto Matthew Wilson's Planning Perfect Planting course as I know it's something she'll find interesting then afterwards I can treat her to lunch!"

Claire, Outdoor Plant Team - "I am getting my mother-in-law a glamorous Katie Loxton handbag. It's spacious and classy meaning she has something practical for her trips away and something that looks nice for a night out!"

Ben, Garden Furniture Team - ""My mum loves her orchids and I know she's had her eye on a few here to add to her wonderful collection, so it's a no brainer for me. She really looks after them too so I know they'll last her a while meaning she'll have something beautiful in her home for a long time that will, hopefully, remind her of little old me!"

We do hope these few hints help you make the day special for all and, in the meantime, from all of us here at Tong, to all the mums out there, have an amazing Mother’s Day!!