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Old 03-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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We go to lots of events with raffled baskets and I've run a few myself.
A lot of the themes that seem to do well have already been mentioned...most kid/family oriented stuff seems to do well and also the wines.
Two other ones that do really well, but can add up and get expensive are gift card baskets with lots of gift cards to all kinds of local places including gas, groceries, stores, food. etc.
and an American Girl theme...a whole class pitched in for this though!
In it was an American Girl Doll, clothes, related DVD and some other AG accessories.
Even though it is at a country club, I would stick to items that are consumables so that more are apt to want to bid. oh...and what about a gift certificate to the country club where it is being held?

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Old 03-03-2009, 01:41 PM   #17

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Bedroom Basket.. a soft throw..a pretty picture frame..a candle.. and a book on the kama sutra...and a soft snuggley stuffed animal..this basket looks great in taupes ivorys and golden accents..

Kitchen Basket.. pink skillet, pink potholders.. pink cooking utensils { spatculas ect} and a card that says a donation was made to breast cancer awareness {be sure to make it}
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:45 PM   #18
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A couple ideas:

A lotto basket with various scratch and win tickets in a coffee mug

A chocolate Lovers basket with some hot chocolate mix, some good high end chocolates, a small serving tray/plate, a maybe a chocolate cook book.

Depending on the age you could always do a tv themed basket. It takes a bit of searching but there are some really cool TV themed products out there. I got DH some Simpsons glasses and beer mugs a few years ago and he loved them. Then there are magnets, playing cards, shot glasses etc.

Candy gift basket with some fun old style candy like pez etc.

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There are some great ideas here. I want to make a basket now, even though I have no real reason to do it!

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Old 03-03-2009, 01:51 PM   #20

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An Italian basket -- pasta, sauce, cheese, cookbook, pasta bowl

A Twilight basket -- all the books and maybe a poster

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #21
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DS's classroom put together a "Take me out to the ballgame" gift basket last year. Everyone from the classroom brought something. We had cracker jacks, St. Louis Cards baseball hat, peanuts, Cards baseball poster, baseball cards, Cards t-shirts, and a few other odds and ins. The biggest item were game tickets (Cubs vs. Cards) that belong to a family that had season tickets. The basket brought in big bucks!
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #22
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I just did a Vera Bradley basket for a tricky tray and it was a big hit. I got everything on clearance. Last year I donated a set of Disney luggage that I bought on clearance.

Game Basket - board games, etc.

Party Basket - party supplies plates, napkins, cups, utensils, decorations, tableclothes, etc. ***go to the party store and have a blast buying all this stuff.

Pet Basket - everything for a dog or cat

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Spa Day Basket - salon products

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Summer Fun Basket - towels, outside candles, sunscreen, pails, fun margarita glasses

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #23
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Ice cream sundae basket. Add in everything you will need to make a sundae minus the ice cream and whip cream.
-Ice cream scooper
-Chocolate syrup
-Mini chocolate chips
-Sundae bowls or waffle cone cups
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:41 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by JimmyPicker View Post
Beach Day -- a couple of beach towels, sunglasses, sunscreen, flip flops, $20 gas gift card, some kind of water toy, like a knee board or a couple of those noodles things, inside a beach bag.
I love this idea!

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How about family game night?
I just did this for our PTA fundraiser. I had a hot chocolate maker, a microwave smores maker, smores fixins, about 4 family games including BINGO. The person that won it was very happy with it.

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Ice cream sundae basket.
Sounds good!
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #25
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Maybe a tea basket will work.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:22 PM   #26
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I did a "laundry" basket for a raffle. Of course I put everything into a laundry basket - I found a nice but inexpensive, fabric lined wicker basket. I included detergent, softener, dryer sheets, stain stick, stain remover, some nice hangers, lingerie bags, bra bag, etc.
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