7 Lucky Charms for St. Patty

March 7, 2013    |    By +
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While I was thinking of what to write about for the fairly un-giftable occasion of St. Patrick’s Day, I got fixated on the idea of luck. What is luck? Some believe in the old adage, “Luck favors the well prepared.” But what does “prepared” mean anyway? Well, I did some research and apparently if you have any of the 7 following good luck charms on your side, you should be prepared for the sun to shine a little brighter on you for it! I took the liberty of picking out some fun gifts that match each lucky charm so you can give a little luck to the people you love (and maybe to yourself too!) I know this is a far cry from my original intention of writing about St. Patrick’s Day, but this is so much more fun. Don’t you agree?

What lucky charms did I miss? Do you have any good stories about luck? Share them with us!

Four-Leaf Clovers 

Legend says that the four leaves each represent one thing: faith, hope, love, and luck


Some believe that to hang it with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by, whereas to hang it with the ends pointing down, is bad luck as all the good luck will fall out.


Irish legend says that a pot of gold is at the end of a rainbow, for anyone lucky enough to find it.


Lore states that seeing a ladybug is either an opportunity to make a wish or a sign that a wish will be granted soon.

Heads Up Pennies

Finding a penny is considered good luck because of the saying, “Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck.”


It is said it is good luck if you carry around an acorn as a charm. But, I think that if you have them anywhere around you, it is good luck. Why restrict ourselves?

The number 7 

There are so many unique things about this digit that it has become synonymous with luck. Most of the magic is math related so I won’t elaborate here, but to learn more check out the Wikipedia article on the number 7. We like the number 7 so much that we have actually started creating “Super 7s” instead of “Top 10s”.

See all of our St. Patrick’s Day picks!

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