The laughing Buddha is considered a symbol of happiness, abundance, contentment, and well-being. Laughing Buddha statues are considered auspicious and are often kept in homes, offices, hotels, and restaurants, for positive energy and good luck.
The Laughing Buddha would make a perfect good luck gift for those suffering through misfortunes and bad luck. In Feng Shui, the Laughing Buddha, also known by Buddhists as Maitreya, is one of the most supreme symbols of joy and well-being. When this jolly character is placed within any home, he will do wonders for all the residents inside; in addition to revitalizing any dead or negative chi and relieving tension, he will also summon fortune and riches for all family members. The Laughing Buddha is now also displayed in the office and prominent places in business venues, such as the front counter, lobby or cashier. He is also a highly revered figure placed at the altar in many temples. The Laughing Buddha himself is a vision of happiness.