Gift Basket Ideas

6/25/09:
Christie R. Prepared this helpful list of Auction Item Gift basket ideas…so if you can secure any of these types of items, we can bundle them together. If any of you would like to personally donate one of these items, or know of an LFI or ELI grad that might be willing to take it on, that would also be a great idea!

We may also want to send this list to the LFI Classleaders and see if any of the class leaders would like to sign up for one (or more) of these theme baskets.

LFI Auction Gala Basket/Gift Package Ideas

The Grande Chocolatier
Gourmet chocolate treats
Candy, Chocolate covered nuts or pretzels, hot chocolate, etc.
hocolate fondue set
Gift certificate for Lindt Chocolate Stores or Godiva Chocolate Stores
Gift certificate for a rich chocolate bakery treat

A Taste of Tuscany
All things Italian food
Gourmet pasta and sauce
Assorted infused olive oils, balsamic vinegar, capers, garlic, etc.
Olive oil cruet and dipping dishes
Gift certificate for fresh bread or cheese
Olives, pesto sauce, bruschetta, tapenade, etc.
Colander, wooden spoons, oven mitts, dish towels

Gardener's Eden
Accessories for the gardening enthusiast
Gloves, garden tools, seed packets
Special attachments for a hose for watering or special watering can
Tea lights or candles for the patio
Kneeling pad or garden tool bench (they make one on wheels that doubles as a stool)
Gift certificate for a nursery

Ice Cream, You Scream
For those who love ice cream, gelato, and frozen custard
Dessert toppings – hot fudge, caramel, butterscotch, cherries, other sauces, maple walnuts
Waffle cones or bowls
Gelato or ice cream machine
Special treat bowls
Ice cream scoop

Lotta Lattes
For those who crave caffeine
Special coffee mugs – home use and travel
Gourmet coffee machine or a machine that make a cup at a time
Coffee packets and supplies to go with the machine
Gift certificate for Starbuck’s, Caribou Coffee or another chain store

I Prefer High Tea
Special assortment of flavored tea bags
Special tea cups and/or pot, sugar bowl, sugar cubes etc.
Petit fours, chocolates or other treats
Recipe book of high tea ideas
Gift certificate for high tea at the Ritz or another location

It’s a Dog’s Life – or The Pampered Pooch
Dog treats
Dog toys
Gift certificate for grooming
Gift certificate for specialty food store
Gift certificate for Doody Calls
Dog sitting/dog walking services

For the Iron Chef Wannabe
Kitchen utensils, cooking paraphernalia
Cook books
Apron
Gift certificate for Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table

The Making of Kodak Moments
Digital Camera or camera accessories
Gift certificate for developing – Kodak on Line, Shutterfly, Snapfish
Gift certificate for a photography class or private instruction
Digital photo frame
Photo books

Time to Boogie
I Pod
I Pod docking station with speakers
I Pod carrying case
I Tunes gift cards

Shaken & Stirred
Book of mixed drink recipes
Gift certificate for a bartending/mixology class
Special glasses, stirrers, cocktail shakers, etc.
Bottles of booze
Special cocktail napkins

Girls Night Out – Bunco Babes Party
Bunco game
Dice themed accessories- napkins, drink glasses, service ware (nut bowls, etc.)
Treats and snacks

Guys Night Out – Poker Pandemonium
Deluxe poker set
Poker themed accessories- napkins, drink glasses, service ware (nut bowls, etc.)
Treats and snacks

Oscar, Oscar Home Movie Nights
Popcorn, candy and treats
Special popcorn bowls
DVD’s or BluRay discs of Oscar Winner Movies
Gift certificate for netflix
Box of tissues

Family Fun Nights
Disney or other family movies on DVD or BluRay disc
Popcorn, candy and treats
Special popcorn bowls
Card games, board games, a puzzle

Beer & BBQ Like Bobby Flay
Assorted beers
An array of BBQ sauces and marinades
BBQ platter, BBQ tools, apron, etc.
How to BBQ like Bobby Flay book
Smoking Chips etc.

Cinco de Mayo Madness
Margarita pitcher and glasses
Margarita Mix
Chips and Dips
Chip and Dip Plate
Gift certificate for terrific Tex-Mex food or dinner

Domo Arigato LFI
Sushi cookbook
Sushi dishes, dipping plates, etc.
Sake and sake glasses
Gift certificate to Japanese steakhouse

Gameday Tailgate Party
A cooler packed with goodies – food, drink, cups, etc.
Redskins gear
Tickets to a Redskins game
Gift certificate to buy prepared foods
The Foamy Finger

A Night on the Ice
For the hockey lover
Dinner gift certificate
Tickets to a Caps game (bonus if they’re for a game against Pittsburgh!)
Caps shirt, cap, etc.

For the Thanksgiving Hostess
Gift certificate for a flower arrangement
Scented candles
Linens – table cloth and napkins
Gift certificate for fresh baked pies

Bring in the New Year
Champagne
Champagne glasses
Gourmet treats
Gift certificate/tickets to a special new year’s party at one of the local hotels

Trim a Tree
Pick a theme and stick with it – Victorian, Disney, Childhood Memories, All Things Snow, etc.
Include ornaments, tree topper, tree skirt, garland or beads, etc.

For the Bibliophile
Kindle
Gift certificates for book stores
Cozy blanket to snuggle under while you read
Book light

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