Looking for a list of AWESOME silent auction basket ideas?!
Well here is a detailed list of 26 of the best fundraising gift baskets for your silent auctions. Plus... You'll also find a bulleted list of additional title ideas for brainstorming!
If you want some advice on putting your baskets together, and for general gift basket fundraising info, read here.
I'd also suggest using
Sherry Truhlar's Auction Item ideas, books and resources for when organizing your silent auctions.
Then I'd suggest you read this Silent Auction Fundraiser article.
But More Importantly:
And if you want to cut out the work of setting up a live Silent Auction -
You could just hold an exclusively Online Silent Auction (Basket) Fundraiser.
Let's take a look at these AWESOME basket ideas now though...
1. It's a Date!
Let's start with a romantic basket! Gift cards for restaurants, movie tickets, popcorn, bowling, go-carting (or any activity that could be used for a date), and flowers.
2. Weekend Getaway:
Voucher to a hotel, or bed and breakfast. Include champagne, wine, cheese and other snacks. Plus vouchers for activities near the Hotel: Spa, tour guides, hiking/riding/cycling, etc. And a petrol Voucher for the trip.
3. Wine Lovers:
One of my favorite silent auction basket ideas that is very simple to put together! Have a selection of red and white wines, plus snacks to go with the wines, like cheese and crackers, etc.
And what about a bottle opener, a wine reference book, a 'wine with food' reference book, voucher to local winery or tasting event, and an ice bucket.
4. World of Wines:
Same as the above, but with a selection of different wines from around the world!
5. Pet Lovers:
Themed towards a specific type of pet - Cat, dog, bird, or horse, etc. Have a selection of pet toys, snacks, food, and a voucher for the local vet.
6. Camping Crazy!
If supporters of your cause like to camp, this is a popular item to have. Depending on your resources, you could have a simple basket with just the basics, or a high end one that includes a tent and accessories.
7. Movie Night:
Movie Theatre vouchers, dvds of popular movies, popcorn, and Chocolate, etc.
8. Baby Shower:
Everything a baby and new mother will need. Nappies, nappy cream, sleep monitor, wet wipes, bibs, baby books, toys, baby blankets, etc.
9. Spa at Home:
Bath gels, lotions, facial kit, bathrobe, fluffy slippers, massage products, and a pedicure kit, etc.
10. Hair Affair:
For hair lovers! Have a selection of hair care products - shampoos, conditioners, gels, hair spray, comb/brushes, and hair clips, etc.
11. Beach Bums:
Let's have some fun in the sun!!! This silent auction gift basket will need sunscreen, beach towels, umbrella or beach tent, bucket and beach shovels, frisbee, snorkel and flippers, boogie boards, disposable waterproof camera, and a cooler box.
12. Car Care:
Car wash vouchers, car wash products, inner air fresheners, and seat covers, etc.
13. Golfing Galore:
There will always be golf fanatics at any auction. So put together a basket with - balls, golf tees, an umbrella, sunglasses, golfing glove, cap, golfing magazines, vouchers to local courses, and a free session with a golfing instructor, etc.
14. Spectator at Sport:
You could have team caps, sunscreen, stadium seats, tickets to major sporting events, season tickets, box tickets, meet the team vouchers, binoculars, and supporter apparel.
15. Candle Aroma:
A basket full of a variety of candles and accessories - Like candle holders, matches or lighters, candle making kit, and candle making books, etc.
16. Death by Chocolate:
Yum! This one's a real treat. Have an assortment of Chocolates and gourmet chocolates. Be creative and have a few rare, weird and wonderful products!
17. Gourmet Coffee:
I'm a real coffee lover, so I always bid on coffee baskets at any silent auction I attend! You could include a coffee machine, a variety of filter coffee packs, espresso coffee packs, milk frother, coffee plunger, and gourmet or rare coffees!
18. Adrenaline Junkies:
You can be really creative with this. Think of anything that an Adrenaline Junky would do, or would use: Vouchers for sky diving, white water rafting, rollercoaster rides, horse polo lessons, etc.
19. Cultural Food Baskets:
Pick a culture like Italian, Thai, Indian, or Zulu (or a few cultures, for a few different baskets), and create a basket of food items, jewelry, cultural books, tourist books, curios, and artwork, etc.
20. Gym Junkies:
For this heavy lifting silent auction basket idea, you could use - Dumbells, resistance bands, exercise mat, sweat towels, sweat bands, gym subscription, voucher for personal trainer session, stability ball, bosu ball, and training DVDs.
21. Athlete in Training:
Similar to the above basket but with a specific sport in mind. For example, cycling - with gift cards to cycle shops, cycling helmet, spare tire tubes, pump, and bike repair kit, etc.
22. The Bakers Basket:
This one is for those who love to bake! You could include oven gloves, flour, baking powder, choc chips, nuts, icing sugar, cocoa powder, cookie/muffin pan, recipe for ingredients in basket, and recipe book for baking, etc.
23. Barbeque Blitz:
Another of my favorite silent auction basket ideas! Use a barbecue as the actual basket - with tools, sauces, spices, tongs, recipe books, and meat vouchers.
24. Global Beers / Drinks:
An assortment of beers and drinks from around the world!
25. Potting About in the Garden:
You'll definitely have gardeners at your auction! So include in your basket - seeds, pot plants, gardening magazine subscriptions, gardening books, tools, gloves, hanging baskets, and vouchers to garden shops.
26. Hot Air Balloon Ride:
This is a cool idea. Include tickets for a hot air balloon ride, with champagne and snacks, etc.
Then start by getting your Online Silent Auction website setup.
I wish you all the best of luck with your fundraising.