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St Patricks Day Gift Basket Idea – A Bucket of Luck


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If you have ever picked up any diet book or followed any fad diet, tuna is always at the top of the list of items you are encouraged to eat. “They” often tout it as the perfect way to sneak more protein into your daily life.

It makes sense. Tuna is packed with protein, a mighty 15 grams of protein per 2 oz serving. And it will only cost you 70 calories. Those are pretty impressive stats, friends, making tuna a total win to add to your meal and snack rotations.

But let’s face it, tuna by itself can be a little bit meh. But the good news is that tuna is a blank palette and can be transformed entirely with a few simple ingredients. And if you are looking for a tuna recipe without mayonnaise because you are not a fan, then you, my friend, are in the RIGHT place. As a lover of tuna fish, I have decided to share a few of my favorite tuna recipes that I have continually turned to over the years to help me keep my tuna eating healthy and keep me on track with meeting my health and wellness goals. These three tuna-terrific recipes are easy healthy recipes that are great for a light lunch, snack, or even a simple healthy meal. I like to keep things simple and easy, and you will find all three of these recipes just that!

These recipes are so good they went VIRAL on Buzzfeed!

Three healthy tuna recipes with no mayo! A healthy tuna tip, healthy avocado tuna salad, and a healthy classic tuna melt!

With St. Patricks Day fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to revisit and freshen up one of my very first posts on {maybeiwill} it seems like a lifetime ago.

One thing hasn’t changed, friendships. There will always be a friend that needs a little dose of sunshine and good luck, so this still idea for a St Patricks Day gift basket is still a fun and very relevant gift idea.

Back in 2013, my good friend was having a case of crazy bad luck. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another! It seemed just as things would start to get better, something else BIG would come up! My heart went out to her and her cute little family! During that time, I was thinking of ways I could brighten her day and make her life a little bit easier.

Image of Andie's St Patrick's Day Gift Basket a Bucket of Luck!
Give away some luck! With a darling St Patricks Day gift basket!

So the Bucket of LUCK became a thing and even went viral on Pinterest for a bit! I remember taking it and dropping it off for her cute family and how much it meant to her that I would take the time to come up with such a thoughtful gift. Kindness matters! So this Saint Patrick’s Day, let’s sprinkle some kindness and share some good luck with all those in our lives, friends, family members, and loved ones that need a heaping dose of it.

It may not be a heaping pot of gold, but it is a perfect time and a very special day to spread some luck out in the world.

To make your own bucket of Luck, aka St Patricks Day gift basket …You’ll need the following items.

A photo of all the items that should be added to your st patricks day gift basket - bucket of luck!
Are you feeling luckier?!

Here is a list of what you will need to make your Bucket of LUCK and round out your St. Patrick’s Day Basket

  • Rubber Ducks – Give them some lucky ducks!
  • Chocolate {Because La Duh! Chocolate just makes everything better}
  • Lotto scratch tickets – Give them some lucky scratch tickets
  • Umbrella – To help them dance in the rain and protect them from the storm.
  • Lemonheads and/or Lemonade -When life gives you lemons
  • A Big eraser – to help erase the crazy in their life
  • Lucky magazine and Pedicure Supplies – Lucky Magazine folded in 2015, so you’ll not have any luck finding that so – swap out for a lucky crystal bracelet, with Citrine, Green Aventurine, Pyrite, and Hematite all known to have “luck” properties!
  • Gold Coins – chocolate ones!
  • Add some little Irish Flags, Shamrocks, and party favor cutesy things that can be found at the Dollar Store.
Image of lucky bracelet that would make a great addition to your St Patricks Day gift basket - A Bucket of Luck!
Lucky Bracelet to swap out for the discontinued Lucky Magazine.

A few other ideas to consider for your St Patricks Day Gifts Basket

  • Green Beer if your friend would enjoy that
  • Jumbo Caramel Apples (Green apple, of course)
  • Irish Whiskey – are Irish gift baskets complete without a little liquor?
  • Four-leaf clover
  • Some yummy gourmet snacks – or their favorite junk food
  • Irish Green Shirt

Get creative, use these ideas, or cultivate a few of your own. You can top your bucket of luck *St. Patricks Day gift with a lovely bow and an optional note card, wishing them all the luck!

You never know what your random act of kindness may mean to someone! Let’s spread some LUCK this year!

Much Love,

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  1. Ashley at flats to flip flops says:

    I am pretty sure I pinned internet is acting heck a slow! Great idea!<br />Ashley:)

  2. Emily {Bits of Everything} says:

    I pinned this! What a cute gift idea!! I bet your friend loved it!

  3. Marcie Peterson says:

    This is darling. Love it, pinning it!<br />Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

  4. Cutest gift idea, Andie! We could all use a little turn of our luck on occasion and this surely helped her feel better about hers!

  5. Nat and Holly says:

    So cute Andie!!!

  6. Andie Thueson says:

    Thanks guys!!!

  7. Michelle Lunt says:

    Hi Andie, I love this fun idea! Especially the lucky duckies.<br /><br />Warmly, Michelle

  8. 5 stars
    Love the addition of “lucky ducks!” SO cute!

  9. 5 stars
    Love this idea! Such a fun idea for Valentine’s Day!

  10. 5 stars
    This Bucket of LUCK is an excellent idea! I’ll definitely be using your suggestions.

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