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Give a Leprechaun a Gift for St. Patrick's Day

Updated on March 22, 2014

Irish Leprechauns

Each year when St. Patrick's Day rolls around thousands, maybe even millions of people try to think of ways to catch a Leprechaun. After all, everyone knows that Leprechauns have lots of gold.

Some people try to lure them so when the Leprechaun is close enough, they can pounce on him and catch him. Others build traps and add bait in hopes of catching these Irish creatures.

I say let's give these little guys a break and this year leave a gift for a Leprechaun instead.

Leprechaun illustrated by Jean-nol Lafargue at Wikimedia Commons.

Leprechaun Stories

We've all heard the stories about how mischievous Leprechauns can be. But, let me ask you this. If someone was always trying to steal your money, wouldn't you become a little mischievous, too?

Leprechauns are actually hard workers. They spend their time making shoes and are known as cobblers or shoemakers. Do they get appreciated for all of their hard efforts? No! All most people ever think of is trying to catch one for St. Patrick's Day.

When is the last time you heard of anyone inviting a Leprechaun out to lunch on Leprechaun Day? Yes, it's an actual holiday celebrated on May 13th.

It's time to turn things around and show some appreciation for these guys.

Leprechaun Coins

How many times have you heard kids excitedly ask their parents to drive them to the end of a rainbow to try to find a Leprechaun's Pot O Gold? Because of this, Leprechauns have to be very resourceful as to where they keep their treasure.

Gold Coins
Gold Coins

Why not surprise a Leprechaun with some gold coins, no strings attached. There's a good chance that if you do, the Leprechaun will not try to pull any tricks on you.

 

Leprechaun Cauldron

Cauldrons have many different purposes. They can be used for cooking over an open fire. Witches use them for making potions. In the Leprechaun's case, he uses it to hide his gold coins in. Wouldn't you love to find one of these?

Pot O Gold Cauldron by Century Novelty
Pot O Gold Cauldron by Century Novelty

Over time cauldrons can become weather beaten. Many a Leprechaun would appreciate a new shiny cauldron for their coins.

 

Leprechaun Hat

Leprechauns like to wear green clothing. This includes a green top hat with a buckle. Sadly, sometimes these hats get damaged when they fall off of the Leprechauns while they're running away to safety after someone tries to capture them.

St. Patrick's Day Top Hat
St. Patrick's Day Top Hat

Help a Leprechaun retain his clothing pride by presenting him with a new hat. In fact, let yourself get a feel of his fashion sense by getting a hat for yourself as well.

 

Leprechaun Clothing

You can often hear the sound of Leprechauns busily hammering away while making shoes. They keep their tools in a special type of tool belt. As with anything, tool belts can start to wear out over time, especially for a Leprechaun's as he has such a long life span.

8 POCKET CANVAS BIB APRON By Peachtree Woodworking - PW1451
8 POCKET CANVAS BIB APRON By Peachtree Woodworking - PW1451

Keep Leprechauns busy and happy with a new leather apron tool belt. Be sure there are plenty of pockets so all types of shoe making tools can be held.

 

Leprechaun Song

Leprechauns love music and dancing. Play this song to help attract a Leprechaun.

Leprechaun Debate

Do Leprechauns deserve a gift for St. Patrick's Day?

Yes! They have been short changed for too long.

Yes! They have been short changed for too long.

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    • Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Yes, of course leprechauns deserve a special gift. I love this happy lens. It puts me in the mood for St. Patrick's Day!

    • Takkhis 4 years ago

      Yes, they do

    • pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      sure thing!

    • William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Since I only learned of my bit of Irish heritage a few years ago, I'm learning to appreciate it more! ;-)

    • damijan 5 years ago

      NO doubt in my mind they do :)

    • JoshK47 5 years ago

      Definitely!

    • APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

      Absolutely. Leprechaun's are under appreciated!

    No! They have tons of gold and need to spread the wealth around.

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      • najem lm 5 years ago

        If they have too much of gold why should they deserve more :)

      Information on Leprechauns

      Should you decide to go ahead and capture a Leprechaun anyway, you can bargain with him for his freedom.

      Leprechaun Size

      Leprechauns are known to be short. Think of them as the size of a small child.

      No matter what their size, join me in helping them have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

      Stop catching Leprechauns and give them a gift instead!

      St. Patrick's Day Clip Art

      A special thanks to Squidoo Lensmaker artbymichelle for the graphics on this lens.

      Leprechauns on Amazon

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      What do you think of Leprechauns?

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          WriterJanis2 3 years ago

          @TransplantedSoul: Yes they are.

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          WriterJanis2 3 years ago

          @cmadden: Me, too!

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          WriterJanis2 3 years ago

          @takkhisa: That;s sweet.

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          TransplantedSoul 3 years ago

          They are strange little people!

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          cmadden 4 years ago

          I think they could stand to share a bit of that gold with me ;-> .

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          Takkhis 4 years ago

          Just here to see this lovely lens :)

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          @ERD1966: Who says you can't?

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          @kabbalah lm: They are quite stylish.

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          @takkhisa: Thanks to you and everyone's replies.

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          ERD1966 4 years ago

          Nice lens. Wish I could wear green all the time!

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          kabbalah lm 4 years ago

          I like their outfits

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          Takkhis 4 years ago

          I like this lens, specially Leprechaun Stories!

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          David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

          Unique and well done. Deserves to be ranked much higher. Good luck pushing it up through the spring.

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          VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

          I find them intriguiing. Great lens.

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          Camden1 4 years ago

          My kids used to have so much fun catching the leprechauns each St. Patrick's Day!

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          Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

          They stole my gold!

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          William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

          Cute little buggers! ;-)

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          Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

          Brilliant idea to give a leprechaun a gift! I'm sure he'll love many of these ideas.

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          Diva2Mom 5 years ago

          They're cute. I'm hoping to catch one, haha! Nice lens! God bless.

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          surfer1969 lm 5 years ago

          Have not seen one yet.lol Nice lens.

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          7thStone 5 years ago

          Fun lens ... I love St. Patrick's Day!

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          hsschulte 5 years ago

          I'd love to see a leprechaun!

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          Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

          There were always leprechauns at the bottom of my garden. Thanks for visiting the David Shepherd - amazing wildlife artist - lens.

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          People have been trying to steal from leprechauns for too long - it's time we gave something back!

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          Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

          Nice gifts for the Mr. Leprechaun.

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          APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

          We love Leprechauns - thanks for advocating!