Themed gift baskets make great raffle and auction items for fundraisers. Following is an extensive list of themed gift basket ideas. The combinations are endless and will help make your next fundraiser profitable.
BACKYARD FUN: Yard games, badminton net & rackets, volleyball net & ball, horseshoe, crochet, bocci, frisbee, parachute, butterfly net, sidewalk chalk, sandbox, trucks, buckets & shovels for sandbox, archery set, swing set
WATER FUN: Slip & Slide water slide, water balloons, sprinkler, kiddie pool, motorized remote control boat, beach towel, boogie board, surf board
ACTIVE & ON THE GO: Bicycle, roller blades, skateboard, pogo stick
BACKYARD RELAXATION: Adirondack chairs, outdoor furniture, hammock, hammock swing chair, outdoor rug, umbrella, planters,
PERFECT PETS: Leash, pet collar, dog/cat bed, pet toys, gift card to pet store, 5 free dog walks,
TEAM SPORTS: Sports gear from your state’s pro & college teams (hats, shirts, helmets), football, baseball, softball, bat, bat weight, batting gloves, soccer ball, shin pads, tennis racket & balls, swim caps, hockey puck & stick, hockey stick wax & tape, golf balls, golf bag & clubs, golf tees & ball markers, framed sports photographs, tickets to games.
AUTOMOTIVE CARE: Car cleaners, bucket, sponges, shame, jumper cables, blanket, map book, sunglasses, cell phone holder, HDMI cord, washer fluid, car mats, gift certificates to car wash, oil change, auto parts store, and gas station.
FURNITURE PAINTER: Paint brushes, small foam rollers, wood filler, wood glue, primer, Valspar cabinet paint, DeWalt rotary sander with extra 60-grit sanding pads, 110-grit sandpaper sheets, drop cloth, black or antiquing glaze, set of drawer hardware, satin polycrylic topcoat
HOME IMPROVEMENT: Toolbox, tools, extension cord, drill, jigsaw, wheelbarrow, trash barrel, shovel, rake, broom, leaf blower, sprinkler, hose, mailbox, weed wacker, freestanding shelving unit for garage, light bulbs, batteries for smoke detectors, gift certificate to home improvement store, garden nursery, or for four hours of landscaping from a group of school volunteers.
GARDENING: Gardening tools (hoe, rake, hovel), wheelbarrow, gloves, hose, sprinkler, flower bulbs, planters, window boxes, outdoor bench, lawn statue, solar lawn lights, gift certificate to a local garden nursery or florist
TOY CHEST: Choose a single type of toy/game and fill a toy box with many different type so of it – Legos, Playmobil, cars, trucks, trains, racetracks, board games, Lincoln Logs, fairies
KIDS’ KITCHEN: Kids’s kitchen, pretend food, pots & pans, silverware, table & chairs
BAKER’S DOZEN: Apron, stand mixer, hand mixer, spatula, whisk, mixing bowls, baking sheets, muffin pan, measuring cups, measuring spoons, pie plate, cutting board, dish towels, recipe box, recipe cards, rolling pin, flour, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, cookie cutters, gift card to Crate & Barrel or William Sonoma
ITALIAN DINNER: Pasta, sauce, apron, large pot, wooden spoons, glass baking disk, Italian breadsticks, pizza stone, red wine
MUSIC MANIA: musical instruments (drums, ukulele, guitar, flute, etc.), iTunes gift cards, music CD’s, musical themed movies, tickets to a concert or musical show
TRAINS: Train set, train tracks, train table. Tickets to ride a local train or commuter rail. Polar Express movie.
MOTHER’S DAY: Soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, candles, bathrobe, bath towels, wine, wine glasses, wireless speaker, Spotify gift card, movies, books. Gift cards for: the mall to shop, facial, manicure, pedicure, car wash, coffee, book store. Three hours of house cleaning from a group of volunteers.
FATHER’S DAY: Soaps, shampoo, bathrobe, bath towels, beer, beer mug, wireless speaker, Spotify gift card, movies, books. Gift cards for: the mall to shop, oil change, a round of golf, car wash, coffee, book store. Car detailing or 3 hours of garage cleaning from a group of volunteers.
TAILGATE PARTY: Gas grill, portable/foldable grill, grill utensils, charcoal grill & bag of charcoal, smoker cooker, cooler, folding table, foldable chairs, wireless speaker, walkie talkies, flag, canopy, gift card to grocery store to purchase steak, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, etc.
READY TO READ: Bookcase, books. Classics such as Huckleberry Finn, Wuthering Heights, Catcher in the Rye, Farewell to Arms, etc. Series books such as The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Magic Treehouse, etc.. Magazines & subscription, cookbooks, journal, clock, reading light, blanket, pillow
WORLD TRAVELER: Globe, atlas, wall map, journal, compass, suitcase, carry-on bag, passport holder, suitcase lock, toiletries case, umbrella, packable raincoat, sunglasses
FAMILY GAME NIGHT: Board games, video games, deck of cards, cribbage board, chess/checker board, backgammon board, popcorn, popcorn bowl, gift certificate to bowling, roller skating, ice skating, take-out pizza
DRESS UP: Costumes (child & adult), Mr & Mrs. Claus suits, holiday aprons, bakers hat, snowman decorating kit, men’s ties, scarves, snow hats, baseball hats, cowboy hat, gift certificate to a Halloween shop or the mall.
MAID TO ORDER: window cleaner, paper towels, bathroom cleaner, Clorox or Lysol wipes, dish towels, Shark stick vacuum, Roomba, floor steam cleaner, Swifter duster, broom, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Tilex shower cleaner
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS: Decorations for the major holidays (Valentines Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas. k, tablecloths or table runners in different colors,
SPRING SPLENDOR: Gardening tools, flower bulbs, vegetable & herb seeds for the garden, hose, power wash sprayer nozzle, rake, gift card to local garden nursery or home improvement store
SUMMER SENSATION: Beach towels, beach umbrella, cooler, pool floats, adirondack chairs, grill, barbecue tools, overnight stay at a cabin on a lake.
FALL FOLIAGE : Rake, wheelbarrow, yard cleanup bags, leaf blower, scarecrow, halloween costumes, apple cider mix, apple pie, overnight stay to see the fall foliage
WINTER WONDERLAND : Shovel, blanket, movies,sled, snow shoes, snowboard, hot chocolate mix, gift certificate for home heating oil, a hockey game, or to a ski resort. Two hours of snow shoveling from a group of volunteers.