Many organizations are turning toward silent auctions to raise money. Items can be donated by individuals or local businesses. They can be auctioned off individually or in a group, such as in a gift basket. Grouping items together in a basket allows the item to have more value and appeal. These ideas are geared toward the adult purchaser.
The Wine Basket
This silent auction gift basket suggestion is fantastic for those who love to drink wine. Include a corkscrew with two wineglasses, and at least one bottle of wine. It would be nice to include one white and one red. If you live within driving distance of a winery, add a coupon or gift certificate for wine tastings. Add a copy of a magazine, such as Wine Spectator, or perhaps a subscription to such a publication. Throw in some cheese and crackers to compliment the wine.
The Beer Basket
Some prefer beer to the wine. This basket requires a beer bottle opener and a variety of beer glasses. Look for beer mugs, pilsner glasses, lager glasses, and any other type of pub glass to include. Include a variety of beer bottles. Add salty snacks, such as pretzels, popcorn, and mixed nuts. If you live near a brewery, include a coupon or gift certificate for a beer tour.
The Liquor Basket
Some adults prefer straight up liquor. For this basket, include shot glasses, rocks glasses, martini glasses, etc. Purchase mini bottles of different kinds of liquor. Put in a small bartender’s guide. Add a coupon or gift certificate to a local liquor store.
The Alcohol Basket
Then, there are those who drink a variety of adult beverages. Mix and match favorites from the wine, beer, and liquor baskets for a variety.
The Tea Basket
Many people like to drink tea, due to its health benefits. Find a tea set that includes a pot and cups. Provide a variety box of herbal teas. Include loose tea with a tea infuser. Look for a local tea bar and try to get coupons or gift certificates.
The Coffee Basket
Coffee lovers want to make their coffee at home just as tasty as it is at a coffee shop. Put in a high quality whole bean coffee. Find an inexpensive coffee grinder or French press. Add flavor syrups and mugs. Include biscotti and cookies. Focus on local coffee shops to be featured with coupons and gift certificates.
The Water Basket
So many different types of water exist. Try a basket filled with a bunch, such as the vitamin-enhanced waters, sparkling waters, seltzers, flavored waters, and regular bottled water. Include a BPA-free water bottle. Throw in a filtered water pitcher with extra filters. Add protein powder that can be added to the water for extra energy.
The Juice Basket
Fruit juices can contain lots of necessary vitamins and minerals. For this silent auction gift basket suggestion, put in fresh fruits with small juicers, either hand-held and/or electric. Put in juice concentrates, or miniature bottles of fruit and vegetable juices. Add a juicing guide.
The adult beverage silent auction gift basket ideas are endless, as they can be mixed and matched to fit your needs. Be creative with the additions you make. Support local businesses as much as possible, and get coupons and vouchers from them in return.