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Acorn Gifts

Updated on September 15, 2014
Acorn and twig.
Acorn and twig. | Source

Acorn Gifts for Autumn

An acorn is the nut come from oak trees. It usually contains a single seed inside it's cup shaped shell with it's somewhat "hat" shaped top.

Acorns are an important food for wildlife. Smaller animals such as birds and mice feed on them. And larger ones such as deer and bears may eat them too. But the stereotypical image many have is of acorn nuts being eaten by squirrels of of squirrels hiding acorns away for the winter. Humans have been known to consume acorns too, especially amongst Native American and Korean cultures.

But acorns have a decorative appeal for the home and as clothing and accessories too. This may be due in part to the symbolic nature of the acorn. Acorns have been a symbol of luck, youthfulness, strength and prosperity. It also has become a symbol of protection based upon a Norse legend where Thor took shelter from a thunderstorm underneath an oak tree. This has led to an idea that placing an acorn on a windowsill will prevent a house from being struck by lightning. And so window blind pulls that look like acorns became popular.

For me (and perhaps for others) they also have a sort of quiet, sweet and maybe even whimsical charm.

For these reasons and more some give acorn gifts to loved ones. If you have someone who is an acorn aficionado check out these great gift ideas.


Acorn Jewelry

Pretty acorn jewelry makes a wonderful gift for those who love the charming daintiness of acorns or those who love the autumn season.

10k Yellow Gold Citrine and Diamond Acorn Pendant Necklace (.03 cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity), 18''
10k Yellow Gold Citrine and Diamond Acorn Pendant Necklace (.03 cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity), 18''

An acorn-shaped golden citrine is capped with shimmering, rough diamonds in 10 karat gold. The pendant is featured on a slender gold chain with a spring ring clasp.

 
Sterling Silver Acorn and Oak Leaf Charm
Sterling Silver Acorn and Oak Leaf Charm

A solid .925 sterling silver leaf and acorn gently brush against one another like the wind and makes an enchanting addition to an Autumn themed charm bracelet or charm collection.

 
Acorns and Evergreens Organic T-shirt
Acorns and Evergreens Organic T-shirt

Acorns and Evergreens

Acorns with evergreen branches. This pretty design is shown here on an all-organic, cotton combed t-shirt for ladies. But it's available in other choices too. You can also customize it by adding words, such as a name.

You can also see this same acorn design on other products.



Acorn Keyrings

Keyrings make a nice gift. Most everyone needs one (or even more than one). I think these keychains with acorn designs would be especially nice as graduation gifts.

Acorn Keyrings
Acorn Keyrings

A cute, simple acorn keyring hand-cast in solid, lead-free pewter, in a studio in Coventry, RI created by the artist, Jim Clift. This is a nice, unisex gift, good for both men and women.

 
Son "Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow" Reversible Blessing Ring Keychain
Son "Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow" Reversible Blessing Ring Keychain

This keyring is a round "washer" style with the center being a cutout shape of an acorn and has the inspiring message, "Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow" and on the other side says, "Son - Blessing Ring."

 

Acorn for Home Decor Gifts

Acorns for home decor make a wonderful addition to the home year round, but especially when decorating for fall. The warmth and symbolic nature of strength, while also being playful brings nature indoors, helping us to connect to mother nature.

Woodstock Acorn Windbell- Habitats Collection
Woodstock Acorn Windbell- Habitats Collection

A charming, little Acorn windbell made of aluminum and brass.

 
Sterling Home Pair of Muir Woods Acorn Bookends, 5-3/4-Inch Tall
Sterling Home Pair of Muir Woods Acorn Bookends, 5-3/4-Inch Tall

Pair of acorn bookends featuring detailed acorns with oak leaves.

 
Grasslands Road Gift of Thanks Acorn Salt and Pepper with Tray, 3-1/2-Inch by 5-Inch
Grasslands Road Gift of Thanks Acorn Salt and Pepper with Tray, 3-1/2-Inch by 5-Inch

Ceramic acorns on a leaf shaped tray serve as enchanting salt and pepper shakers.

 

Tiny Wooden Acorn Speaker - (I want this!)

Amazing little acorn shaped speaker made from wood. Not plastic or metal, but actual wood. It has a built-in FM radio and is meant for use with iPods and MP3 players. But it works well with smartphones too. Reviewers on Amazon say it has great sound for something of such a small size. This is one of those things I would love to receive as a gift.

Whimsical Falling Acorns T-shirt

Do you love autumn? Well these cute acorns do. In fact they are falling for autumn. Their eyes show both surprise and delight at the change of weather. Orange, yellow and green oak leaves flutter around them as they fall as well.

See this acorn design on other products too.

Acorn Boxes

These special little boxes look like little acorns or are adorned with acorn motifs. Some of them are in diminutive sizes, reminding one of fairies or other small mystical folk.

Acorn Gifts for Food Lovers

Who would have thought that acorns could be so sweet and yummy? With these baking pans, cookie cutters and chocolate you can either give them as gifts to your favorite chef or make sweet acorn shaped gifts to give away yourself.

Thank you for coming by and checking out my nutty stuff about acorn gifts! I hope you enjoyed it!

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    • siobhanryan profile image

      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      I still collect acorns in the Autumn-dont know why-Blessed

    • marigoldina profile image

      Heather B 5 years ago

      I love the acorn as a symbol as well. Very nice collection.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      There's something about acorns. I have a Christmas ornament that I love, It's a pixie made with an acorn and a pinecone. So cute.