Ideas for gift basket items

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  1. bradyloganmom

    bradyloganmom DIS Veteran

    Mar 23, 2004
    Fall Festival is coming at 2 DS's school. Every class creates a gift basket to be auctioned off. Need help for UNIQUE ideas-----one DS class theme is Nascar racing and the other is Winter Night Fun (figure everyone else will send it cocoa and mugs for that one). Any ideas or websites(NOT for ready-made baskets) would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
  2. mommyintn

    mommyintn DIS Veteran

    Dec 29, 2005
    Our school does this too and my son's class was a "Date Night" theme, last year his class did University of TN basket with game tickets shirts etc. Everyone just donated items.
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  4. clh2

    clh2 <font color=green>I am the Pixie Stick NARC at my

    Jul 15, 2003
    My DD's elem school did this, for a couple of years. HUGE money-maker for the PTA.

    Some of the basket themes I recall were:

    family movie night
    family game night
    cat themed
    dog themed
    teddy-bear themed
    chocolate (inspired by 1 teacher's interest in chocolate)
    Green Bay Packers stuff
    science fun-stuff (we had a science geek teacher - this was a fabulous basket)
    "handy-man" stuff i.e. tools
    books (from Scholastic Books credits from book sales)

    Or if you are looking for contributions you could make for the two baskets, for the winter night - what about the DVD "Snow Dogs"?? Can't help at all with the Nascar theme - but that is a great idea for a theme.
  5. beavismom

    beavismom <font color=green>*~*~*~*A tag full of gecko pixie

    Feb 12, 2002
    I have also seen

    tea baskets
    coffee baskets
    spa baskets
    craft baskets (knitting, crochet, etc)
    Mom's night off (restaurant gift cards, kid cookbooks)
    new baby baskets

    Hopefully you will find some new ideas in some of these! Our school did away with the baskets because it became too much of a show off competition and started a raffle with the kids selling tickets. I didn't like it, but it ended up making more money.
  6. maleficent1959

    maleficent1959 <font color=FF0033>200,000 DIS'ers can't be wrong.

    Sep 8, 2001
    Our school just had their gift basket auction. We had a lot of the usual themes, but the three that seemed to get people really excited were the Carwashing Kit basket, the Disney basket, and the Cold and Flu Season Survival basket. FWIW my in-laws bid heavily on the games basket.
  7. Imzadi

    Imzadi ♥ Saved by an angel in a trench coat!

    Oct 29, 2004
    Someone once mentioned an "Around the World" themed basket he sent to his mom filled with food from around the world. She'd call up & say she was eating the cookies from Holland that nite. Another nite might be Italian biscotti, or Japanese noodles etc.

    You could also do an Italian Pasta theme with pasta, sauce, olive oil, Parmesian cheese, etc.
    Or a Kitchen gadget basket for new home owners. The dollar store has a gazillion kitchen utensils, cheese graters, dish towels, salt & pepper shakers, cutting board, etc., for a dollar.
  8. dazzle_em55

    dazzle_em55 Earning My Ears

    Oct 3, 2006
    for the winter themed basket, try admittion to a public skate at an ice rink or even a gift certificate for skating lessons and a pair of gloves.

    Yes, I teach figure skating...can you tell? :mickeyjum
  9. rsjj

    rsjj DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2004
    for winter night about a board game? not sure how big your basket might be...board games are great fun, to play w/family, sipping hot cocoa. popcorn & dvd is good too. :flower:
  10. cryssi

    cryssi <font color=blue>Kabocha<br><font color=green>Look

    Sep 30, 2004
    How about "Cars" for the nascar basket? Ok, so it's not *really* nascar, and maybe I just have it on the brain b/c we've watched it several times since it came out on dvd...

    nascar hats or logo paraphrenelia?

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