Sometimes the best gift is a little luck! Whether someone is starting a new job or buying a new house—a little luck goes a long way. Various cultures and countries have attributed symbols with good luck for all occasions. From new love to new homes, here are some unique ways to give a little luck as a big gift.
Elephant statues with their trunks facing upwards are considered to be very lucky and bring good fortune to the family. Elephants with their trunks upwards and standing on the rear legs represent power and protection. Two elephants crossing their trunks signifies bonding and friendship. If one of the elephants has a tusk and the other does not, it signifies a healthy relationship between males and females [source].
This beautiful bracelet is lovely and delicate enough to be worn to every occasion where someone might need a little luck on their side.
Historically and cross-culturally, ladybugs are believed to be talismans of luck. Some believe that, if a ladybug lands on you, you should count the number of spots to predict how many years of good luck you'll have. Many think the spots indicate the number of months until your greatest wish comes true [source].
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Four Leaf Clover
Four-leaf clovers commonly appear in centuries-old legends as symbols of good luck. The Druids (Celtic priests), in the early days of Ireland, believed that when they carried a three-leaf clover or shamrock, they could see evil spirits coming and have a chance to escape in time. Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck. Children in the Middle Ages believed if they carried a four-leaf clover, they would be able to see fairies, and the first literary reference to suggest their good fortune was made in 1620 by Sir John Melton [source].
For any gift recipient that needs a constant reminder of just how lucky they are this clover object is the perfect daily desk reminder that they are luck or that they can make their own luck!
Good luck is also attributed to horseshoes because being a blacksmith was considered a lucky trade. Additionally, iron was deemed magical because it could withstand fire. You may also notice that on most horseshoes (and maybe even on horseshoe jewelry) have seven nails in them. Seven has always been referred to as a lucky number [source].
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According to one theory, people originally thought pennies would bring good luck because of religious beliefs. Folklore from ancient civilizations said metals—like copper—were gifts from gods intended to protect people from evil. Another reason people might have claimed pennies would bring good luck comes down to the battle between good and evil, which is like two sides of the coin. Finding a penny heads up meant you'd have luck on your side, but tails up would mean the opposite, although the exact reasoning for this is unknown [source].
Giving this sweet key chain is the perfect way of giving a little luck to tuck in their pocket or wish a couple good luck in love.
The sound of the Chinese word for pineapple is close to the sound of “good luck coming your way,” so the pineapple has become a popular traditional feng shui symbol of wealth, fortune, and prosperity [source].
Give a little luck to a recipient with a new house or apartment this pretty yet useful cocktail shaker is perfect on it’s own or paired with your gift recipient’s favorite spirit.
Very Happy (Lucky) Gifting!