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Auction: Gift Basket Ideas

ADOPT A BASKET IDEAS for Rein in Sarcoma

COFFEE/TEA BASKET
* Mugs, cups
* French press, tea pot
* Coffee grinder
* Tea towels
* Scone/muffin mixes
* Coffee grinder
* Tea ball
* Book on coffee/tea
* Coffee/tea assortment
* Gift cards for Starbucks, Caribou, Tea Source etc

CHOCOLATE BASKET
* Collection of fine chocolates
* Drinking chocolate
* Bars of chocolate with various % cacao for individual tasting
* Movie “Chocolat”
* Cookbook
* Chocolate themed novelty items

NEW BABY
* Onesy
* Footies
* Hat
* Blanket
* Rattle
* Plush toy
* Bib
* Bank
* Sleeper
* Picture frames
* Diapers

KIDS BOOK BASKET
* Pick a theme, girl/boy and an age, find some books and throw in a gift card from the Red Balloon

FAMILY GAMES BASKET
* Fill it with all the old classics like Yahtzee, Monopoly, Clue, Life, Aggrevation, Chinese Checkers, Bingo, puzzles

PICNIC BASKET
* Backpack style with all the necessary plates, silverware and glasses
* Old fashioned basket
* Blanket
* Cooler
* Folding chairs
* Outdoor game like bocce ball set
* Gift certificate from REI etc.

MY FIRST KITCHEN BASKET
* Gadgets
* Utensils
* Canisters
* Measuring cups, spoons
* Mixing bowls
* Cookware set
* Bakeware set
* Towels/pot holders
* Gift certificate from Williams Sonoma etc

BARTENDING BASICS BASKET
* Martini pitcher
* Cocktail shaker
* Shot glass
* Ice bucket/tongs
* Wine opener
* Cocktail recipe book
* Bar tools
* Rose’s Lime Juice, grenadine, Vermouth, Bitters
* Cocktails mushrooms, onions, olives, cherries
* Napkins
* Gift certificate from Haskell’s etc.


FIESTA OLE BASKET

* Tequila
* Fun margarita glasses
* Bottles of mixer
* Stir sticks in southwest themed shapes-think cactus
* Chips/salsa
* Latin music cd
* Party lights in southwest shape-think peppers
* Tray and napkins
* Gift certificate from favorite Mexican restaurant

FIRST APARTMENT BASKET
* Mop/broom
* Dish drainer
* Drawer organizers
* Extension cords
* Toilet brush, plunger
* Basic tool kit
* Laundry basket
* Cleaning supplies
* Gift card from Home Depot, Menard’s, Loews

RED/WHITE WINE TASTING BASKET
* 1 bottle each merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, chianti etc
* 1 bottle each chardonnay, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, reisling etc
* set of wine glasses
* wine glass “bracelets”
* bottle opener
* book wines
* subscription to “Wine Spectator” magazine
* gift certificate to Surdyk’s etc

GOURMET COOKING BASKET
* go to Cooks on Crocus Hill or Williams Sonoma for suggestions and ideas
* premium olive oils
* aged balsamic vinegars
* gourmet salts
* unique ingredients
* European baking chocolate

FAMOUS CHEF BASKET
* Think Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, Paula Dean


BUBBLE BATH BASKET

* Sponges
* Oils
* Soaps
* Candles
* Manicure, pedicure tools
* Lotions
* Slippers
* Eye mask
* Gift certificate for a massage or a spa treatment

GARDEN BASKET
* Hand tools, pruning shears, bulb digger
* Fun watering can
* Rubber garden shoes/boots
* Composting stuff
* Yard ornaments
* Plants, seeds
* Pottery for outside
* Gift certificate from local nursery, Jackson Perkins, etc

BBQ BASKET
* Grill accessories
* Grill pans
* BBQ sauces
* Smoking chips
* Wooden grilling planks
* Cookbook
* Apron
* Gift certificate to Omaha Steaks or local grocery store

HOSTESS BASKET
* Guest towels
* Candles
* Elegant soaps
* Gourmet jams, jellies
* Coasters
* Nice box of chocolates
* Picture frame
* Gift certificate to Patina, Bibelot, Pier 1


STATIONERY BASKET

* Address book
* High quality writing paper assortment
* Handmade note cards
* Photography note cards
* Quality pen(s)
* Postage stamps


QUILTING/SEWING/KNITTING BASKET
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* Patterns
* Needles
* Fabric
* Yarn
* Kits

DVD THEMED BASKET
* Hollywood Classics
* Great Westerns
* Horror
* Spy Thrillers
* Any kind of series like James Bond collection etc

CLASSIC BOOKS BASKET
* Fill a basket with the likes of Dr. Suess, Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, Pippi Longstocking, Babar

ORGANICS BASKET
* Food items
* Household cleaners
* Personal care items

GO GREEN BASKET
* Find green products for the home

CHRISTMAS BASKET
* Tablecloth
* Napkin assortment
* Music cd
* Craft book
* Ornaments
* Greeting cards
* Candles
* Wrapping paper/bows

DOG/CAT LOVERS BASKET
* Toys
* Leash
* Collar
* Treats
* Grooming tools
* Picture frame
* Gift certificate to PETSMART, Chuck & Don’s, Petco

SPICE BASKET
* Include a spice rack or jars to hold spices in a drawer then assemble a great assortment of spices around a theme like spices for baking-grilling-Italian-Asian-exotic-basics


TEENAGE BOY/GIRL

* I’m leaving this one to the parents

HERITAGE/ETHNIC BASKET
* Think products from the old country, books-music-crafts-textiles
* Go to Irish on Grand, Ingebretsen’s etc for inspiration

MINNESOTA BASKET
* Think made in Minnesota
* Wild rice
* Maple syrup
* Honey, jams
* Bundt pans
* Cheese
* Textiles
* Wine
* Books
* Artwork
* 3M stuff

POP CULTURE THEMES
* Hello Kitty
* Sponge Bob
* Hanna Montana
* Action Figures
* Comic Book Super Heroes
* High School Musical
* These can all become a basket as there are numerous licensed products

OTHER
* What ideas can you come up???? I have found spending a little time shopping around almost any store can help you identify and fill a basket.

????????? SO WHO CAN HELP YOU FILL YOUR BASKET ?????????
Your Family
        Friends
        Office colleagues
        Church group
        Bridge club
        Walking club
        Bowling league
        Neighbors
        Social organization you belong to
        Professional organization you belong to……ANYONE YOU KNOW!