Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Gift Idea

tray full of st. patrick's day gifts

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When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of leprechauns and the giant pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The girls love to create little treats for their friends at school and this year we thought it would be fun to focus on those things and create the cutest little St. Patrick’s Day gift.

They can be given out to classmates, co-workers, or even teachers! I even created a FREE printable for you and posted a how-to video below, so make sure to check that out!

A couple of things before we get to the details… you can use any rainbow candies you’d like for these St. Patrick’s Day gifts. We chose M&M’s because they had all of the colors we needed.

We were able to pick up a 3lb 14oz container at our local club warehouse. They are also available on Amazon (I linked that below for you).

If you are able to, I highly recommend allowing the kids to help! I had my 7-year-old sort the colors and then help me count 18 pieces, of each color, into each bag.

When we were finished, she said she had so much fun because it was like mixing chocolate and math. I love any project that gets my girls to love math more!

cut up cards for st. patrick's day

chocolate coins

lots of st. patrick's day gifts

How to Create These St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

You’ll need:
Our FREE Printable
Rainbow Candy (we chose M&Ms)
Chocolate Gold Coins
Cardstock Paper
Scissors or Paper Cutter
Hole Punch
Pen or Marker


  1. Download our free Lucky and Rainbow Printable, open in Adobe Acrobat, and print on cardstock paper (you can also use regular printer paper if that’s all you have available).
  2. Using a paper cutter or scissors, cut out each card (there are 20 on each page).
  3. Punch a hole on each card on the top left-hand side.
  4. Fill out the “from” on each card.
  5. Separate rainbow candies by color.
  6. Open a bag and place 18 pieces of each, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown candies. The number may vary, depending on the size and shape of the bags you choose. This worked well for the bags we linked to above.
  7. Place 8 chocolate gold coins on top, in a stack.
  8. If you chose the same bags we used, use a provided tie to tie the top of the bag. If you used different bags, you can use a string or ribbon.
  9. Place one part of the tie/ribbon, into the punched hole on one of the cards and tie one last time to secure.
  10. Repeat until you have all of the gift bags you need.


lots of st. patrick's day gifts

rainbow and gold gift bags

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What do you think of our St. Patrick’s Day creation? And if you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day ideas, make sure to check out our Leprechaun Bait idea from last year and make sure to try our Cheesy Bacon Irish Soda Bread Muffins and Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Looking for a fun little gift for St. Patrick's Day? I'm providing the free printable so you can make these adorable candy filled bags for classmates, co-workers or teachers!


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  1. These are so cute! How sweet to make these for kids. You are so creative and this would be a special gift.

  2. These are some great gift ideas for St.Patrick’s Day. I love that chocolate and some printable cards. Children will love it more.

  3. I like these little gifts for St.Patty’s Day. They kind of remind me of the clever candy gifts you would give and receive for Vday.

  4. That sounds like a wonderful idea and it’s easy to make as well. Thanks for this creative idea and I’m sure kids would love this.

  5. What a great idea – These are adorable! I’m definitely going to make these for my son’s class on for St. Patty’s day.

  6. What a super fun idea. I remember loving giving my friends gifts when I was younger and now that I’m older, I know that gifts is my love language!

  7. Such an awesome idea! I love how easy this is to make. Would love to share with my kids teachers. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This has got to be the cutest St. Patrick’s Day treat I have ever seen! I am going to make these for my kids!

  9. I watched your video over on facebook and I love these, I might make them for my kids classrooms. Thanks for sharing this.

  10. This is such a super cute treat idea! I love that your daughter said it was like mixing chocolate and math! 🙂 So cute! I’ve always loved letting my kids help me in the kitchen (even if it sometimes makes more work for me) because reading instructions and measuring ingredients help with learning and teach life skills at the same time!

  11. I love these gift bags for St. Patrick’s Day. It looks like something my kids would enjoy helping me with!

  12. I really love that you include the gold chocolate coins at the top of the colorful candies. It’s such a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day!

  13. Seems like a fun diy to do with kids. Having colourful pieces makes it even more fun. Hope their friends like the gifts.

  14. oh wow, what a clever idea. I dont really celebrate St Patricks day but these would be great gifts if i were ever invited to a party

  15. M&Ms are the only way to go! I love your gift bags. They are super cute and colorful. I bet these would be a huge hit for the kids at school. Thanks so much for sharing (sharing it myself right now)

  16. Ooh I really like this. This is such a cool and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and create something crafty and cute!

  17. This is such a fun idea!! We’ve never given gifts for St. Patrick’s Day, but I may want to reconsider this!

  18. These are adorable!!! I totally want to make them for my son to give out for his birthday to his classmates. He was born on St. Patrick’s Day.

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  19. This is such a clever idea for the kids. We’ll be putting something like this together for our oldest’s classmates.

  20. These are super cute for St. Patrick’s Day. I know my kiddos would love to eat their way to these gold coins.

  21. Oh, I LOVE IT! I’m thinking that these would make a cute little gift for my class. They would absolutely love this. Thanks for the idea!

  22. These are the cutest! Such a fun idea, my daughter turns 4 soon and she wants to have a “rainbow party” so these could be a totally cute take home for the kids!

  23. These chocolate little bags are such a cute idea for St Patrick’s Day! The printable is very useful too.

  24. Oh these are so much fun and what a wonderful little gift bag of goodies that the kids and adults will love! So bright and colorful too and I always love those chocolate gold coins 🙂