Wow! Eight buckets you must list before you die

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We all have things we need to tick off the old bucket list before the sweet release of death. But before you can start ticking them off, you need to list those buckets. Here are some of our faves!

Old reliable plastic bucket

What can we say here? You can’t go wrong with our little red friend, perfect for both recreation and practical uses, holding anything from mops to toys. You can also flip it upside down and sit on it the next time you can’t find a seat on the tube.

Fancy-pants castle bucket

This is for the more bourgeois beach-goer who prefers their sandcastles in the more gothic baroque style and probably considers themselves too good for a Mini Milk.

Rustic wooden bucket

For those yearning for a more classic farmhouse rustic decor or like to live on the dangerous side of hygiene and splinters.

Bucket by Carly Rae Jepsen

A song released in 2008 by the Canadian singer, this can be rather deceptive, as there is no actual mention of buckets in the song. But, for the purposes of this list, we must infer that the titular bucket is a literal one.

Bucket seat

A car seat contoured to hold one person, you will know this stone-cold classic from the front of your stepdad’s cars or in fact the front of any car.

Bucket mute

A mute for brass instruments to remove high frequencies and a soft, muffled tone. Not to be confused with a mute person wearing a bucket.

War of the Bucket

This battle was fought by the city-states of Bologna and Modena in northern Italy in 1325 after an ancient bucket was stolen from the city well in Bologna as part of a 300-year-long struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines. You know as the saying goes “steal a man’s bucket, you’ve got war on your hands, son.”


Ruby Martin

Ruby Martin is a comedian, cartoonist and writer who has been described as "hilarious", "otherworldly" and "having an extraordinary collection of facial expressions". She once had a tweet liked by Rob Delaney, so that's something.