Quiet auctions are worth the hard work involved, writes Joe Garecht, of The Fundraising Supervision. Because they can raise large amounts of money, provide engaging entertainment and attract new members to the sponsorship organization. Creative silent auction gift basket ideas add to the joy and profitability of the events as well. Food-related themes; Coffee and tea lovers will enjoy a basket of different flavors of drink, a mug or matching cup and bowl. Also flavored creamers, a small coffee or tea pot, a cozy and a sieve, along with biscotti, biscuits or scones.
Put together a baking stone, a pizza cookbook, oven, pizza cutter and herbs and spices for a pizza basket, or fill a slow cooker with a pretty kitchen towel, a cookbook and nonperishable ingredients for a particular recipe. Mark summer ice creams with a basket of sundae dishes. Also a scoop and a variety of sprinkles and toppings, along with a grocery store or ice cream shop gift certificate. Appeal to adult audiences with a happy hour unique silent auction ideas with a drink shaker, mixers, and drink umbrellas. Or swords, olives, glasses and cocktail napkins.
Hobby Themes; Fill a solid project tote with yarn, patterns, instruction books or videos. And also knitting needles or crochet hooks for needlework enthusiasts. Or pack paper, special scissors, stamps and punches, markers, albums and a disposable camera in a scrap bookers storage container. Start a young artist with a gift basket themes fundraisers filled with paint, brushes, paper, canvas, drawing and color pencils, stencils and artist crayons. For gardeners, add gloves, hand spades and spades, potting soil, plant food and seeds or tubers to a plant. Or the tension car buff with a bucket filled with a hose syringe, wheel brush, and body and tire cleaners. Also window spray, a sponge, an oil change gift card and a gas card.