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Old 07-14-2008, 08:45 PM
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My church is accepting donations for their festival in September and one of the things they are looking for is theme baskets. I am looking for suggestions of what I could buy for cheap or free and put together that would sell well at the silent auction.

One idea I have is some kind of a baby basket including Johnson baby products bought with the Target $5/3 coupon.

I need more ideas! What are some good theme baskets? Where can I get the products? What coupons do I use?
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:15 AM

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The baby basket is a good one. Here are some other ideas for theme baskets:

*Pasta/Italian basket(filled with items needed to make an Italian meal~bread, pasta, sauce, seasonings, maybe some kitchen towels and candles)
*Movie Lover's basket(filled with popcorn, DVD's, movie tickets, pop, typical movie theater candy~Junior Mints, etc.)
*Back to School basket(filled with pens, pencils, gluesticks, paper, scissors, folders, notebooks, backpack, lunchbox)
*Baker's Basket(filled with baking supplies, dish towels, baking pans, maybe an apron and some wooden spoons)
*Summer Fun Basket(filled with Summer items that will be on clearance soon~picnic type items, beach balls, beach towels, pail/shovel, sunscreen, bubbles)

You could always ask for people in the church to donate some of the items needed to fill the baskets that you are going to auction off. Then you wouldn't have to go buy everything.

Hope this helps!
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I do baskets for our school auction and have a couple of suggestions that always sell well:

Emergency Chocolate basket (all those free chocolates)
Graduation Basket/Off to College Basket (all those things you need to leave home)
Fun in the Sun (Think summer clearance, coolers, beach towels, sunscreen!)
Sleepover kit for kids
Scrapbooking Supplies
Bath and Bodyworks Basket
Pamper Me Basket
Pet Lovers (One for Dogs, One for Cats)
Dessert a Month for a Year (Get all of those church bake sale bakers to sign up for one month)We also give the winner of this one first choice at our annual Fall bake Sale
Gift Wrap Basket
Party Favors for kids birthday (offer to make 10 for a themed birthday, or for a holiday for an entire class)
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Everyone has great ideas! Working at veterinary office, I put together pet gift baskets alot - you might want to check with your local veterinary office if they have samples that you could use (food samples, toothpaste, treats etc) and make sure to include their business card perhaps they will even kick in a free exam!

I have been involved in silent auctions for the local shelter and collected lots of goodies from tons of businesses - so check to see who is interested in donating items.

Remember when making your gift baskets that they do not need to go in baskets. Alot of the ideas that I had are already posted but with the pasta basket place all the items in a collander. With the summer basket place all the items in a cooler etc.

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Remember when making your gift baskets that they do not need to go in baskets. Alot of the ideas that I had are already posted but with the pasta basket place all the items in a collander. With the summer basket place all the items in a cooler etc.
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I have used a beach bag for a summer basket also.
carwash in a bucket
cleaning in a caddy
baby in a diaper bag
etc.
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baby in a diaper bag
etc.
Or you could do the baby one in a baby bathtub.
 

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