Whether or not you are superstitious, gifts that bring good luck or fortune are always well received and convey your well-wishes for the recipient. Although not prevalent in the modern American culture, good luck gifts are plentiful amongst many other societies. Want to give a gift that will let your loved one know that you wish only the best for them? Make it a good luck gift and let the magic happen.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Start at your local florist or indoor plant shop and pick up a lucky bamboo plant. They are so common these days that even home improvement stores and mega marts have them in stock. The lucky bamboo plant is usually presented in a lovely pot and the bamboo is either straight or curved depending on your price point. The lucky bamboo plant is associated with the practice of feng shui because it blends the wood and water elements necessary for a balanced home. If you can't find it locally, you can order them online easily.
Get your Irish friends a lucky four-leaf clover. You can get one in a necklace form, framed as artwork or even give them some seeds to try to grow their own. There's even a website (see Resources) that has a variety of gifts for the Irish enthusiast and will help bring good luck with an easy and affordable gift. The four leaf clover gets its "lucky" banner from the assignment of the leaves. Three leaves stand for the holy trinity, while the fourth leaf symbolises God's grace.
The practice of feng shui also bring us the lucky frog or money frog. If you want to bring some wealth to your friend, the money frog can help. Usually an attractive sculpture with Asian flair, the money frog has an Chinese coin in his mouth that will help bring money into your home. Place him inside your front door looking in to bring wealth into your house. You'll find some great ones online (see Resources).
Give your friend a good luck Buddha statue to help bring wealth and good fortune into their lives. Rub his belly to make your wishes come true. You'll find plenty to choose from online (see Resources) or at a local metaphysical or new age shop.
Make a huge impression by creating some personalised fortune cookies for your friend or family member. Do they need a boost of confidence before a big job change or are they looking for love? Personalise a message and order your cookies online (see Resources). This gift will really impress your friends and let them know you wish them well.
Finally, your pet-loving friends will love a lucky cat! Popular in the Chinese culture and widely available at new age shops or import stores like Pier 1, Lucky Cat statues will bring good luck or fortune depending on which paw is up in the air. If you can't find them locally, go online (see Resources).
Tips and warnings
- Do some research online and include the history and story in your gift package so that the recipient understands the meaning of your present.
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