Ultimate teacher thank you gifts for when an apple just won't cut it

Ultimate teacher thank you gifts for when an apple just won't cut it

Can you believe it - the summer holidays are almost here!

As parents all over the country prepare to keep our children entertained for a whooping 6 weeks, we look to say a huge thank you to the teachers who have managed to educate, entertain and enlighten our children since September (how do they do it?!).

For when an apple just won't cut it, we've rounded up our ultimate collection of teacher thank you gifts to show them how grateful you and your little ones are for them...

Before we dive in, why do we give teachers apples?

The apple is an enduring symbol for knowledge, prominent throughout Greek Mythology, as well as the Bible, with Eve biting an apple from the "Tree of Knowledge". The tradition of giving an apple to a teacher started in the 1700s before governments around the world paid for the education of its people. Poor families in Denmark and Sweden gave teachers baskets of apples as payment for teaching their children. As time went on, and teachers started to get paid in real money, the gift of an apple remained as a token of appreciation.

Nowadays we think we can do a little better than an apple, but we love the symbolism the apple comes with, and so let's sink our teeth into the juiciest round up of apple-themed teacher gifts... 

The Orchards - Fresh Fig & Apples Hand Care

Hardworking hands deserve great skincare. Treat them to a summer of self care with our natural, SLS and Paraben Free hand washes and lotions.

Stunningly scented with Fresh Fig & Apples, they'll be transported to walks through countryside orchards - the ground strewn with freshly fallen apples, scents of sweet fruits filling the air.

Shop Orchards Hand Care...

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“This is, hands down, the best hand cream I have ever used. It absorbs well, isn’t greasy or sticky, moisturises perfectly and smells incredible. To say I am obsessed with this would be an understatement. I bought one, used it once and immediately ordered another!”

Victoria, Website Review

Sustainable candle credentials are shown around the fig scented candle image - sustainable wooden wicks, zero carbon carton, 100% natural soy wax, plastic free

The Somerset Collection

A fresh, fruity, figgy collection inspired by golden sunsets over hazy Somerset orchards.

Gift your little one's teacher with a sumptuous scent to take them right through the summer, all the way to September and the new term. Choose from a candle to burn for 45-50 hours, or a reed diffuser to keep their home smelling gorgeous for a whole 4-6 months!

Shop Somerset...

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“I was brought a Somerset reed diffuser in September. It has brought such a lovely warm scent to our large kitchen. It welcomes me each morning!”

Anne, Website Review