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Special Event Gift Basket Ideas

Silent Auctions, Raffles, Drawings, Door Prizes, Charity Events, Fundraisers, Special Events, and More… Gift Basket Ideas by M.R. Designs & Gifts

Here are some custom gift baskets we have created over the years for charity events, fundraisers, silent auctions, and the like. Do they give you any ideas? We work with many different types of companies on all sorts of different types of events requiring gift baskets.  There are even charities that we work with year after year to assemble their client-supplied items into beautiful gift baskets for their annual fundraising events.

Whether you are utilizing our Design Services and we are assembling your supplied components into a beautiful gift basket arrangement, or you are purchasing a custom gift basket, a gift basket from M.R. Designs & Gifts is sure to attract the right kind of attention. The “WOW” Factor ~ Delivered!

Some custom gift baskets may require additional lead time in order to acquire the special items that we do not normally stock.

Custom Travel and Adventure Theme Gift Basket

Custom Travel and Adventure Theme Gift Basket

This custom Travel and Adventure Theme Gift Basket was over 3′ tall when completed! Featuring Airport ID & Ticket Wallet, Belgian Dark Chocolate Thins, Bon Voyage Sticky Notes, Travel First Aid Kit, Travel Facial Tissues, “The Traveler’s Candy” Gin Gins Boost, Travel-size Spanish Almond Bath Wash, Travel-size Sicilian Orange Hand Cream, Travel Pillow with Pouch, Eye Shades & Earplugs, Asian Nori Snack Mix, Luggage Tag, Passport Holder, Mystic Safari, Africa Travel Print, Ashna Metal Door Tabletop Frame from India, Damask Blanket, Leather Case/Stand for Apple iPad, Bite-size Nut Clusters (Roasted Almond), Bite-size Nut Clusters (Cashew, Almond and Cranberry), What to Pack Notepad, Worldwide Adapter Plug, TSA-approved Worldlock, Luggage Scale, Space-saving Clothing Bags, Toothcare Travel Kit. – $435 value. In addition, we incorporated a client-supplied $500 Travel Voucher and Duffel.

Variety of Custom Gift Baskets for School Fundraiser Raffle

Variety of Custom Gift Baskets for School Fundraiser Raffle

Shown in this photo are a variety of gift baskets that we designed for a school fundraiser raffle. The contents of these baskets were client-supplied; that is, the members of the fundraiser committee purchased the items based on a particular theme (such as Art, American Girl, Nerf, Game Night, Ferby, etc.), then utilized our Design Services (typically $15 for small, up to $35 for an x-large) to build those items into a pleasing presentation. Some retail items like baskets/containers and minimal components were also purchased from us to round out a few of the gift baskets.

Custom “Game Night” Gift Basket, including casino night activities, themed-serving items and gourmet snacks, was used as a Door Prize at a private residence party. Approx $75 value.

Arizona Adventures and Tourism Gift Basket

Arizona Adventures and Tourism Gift Basket

The above Arizona Adventures and Tourism Gift Basket was created using client-supplied components specifically for marketing and promotional spots on TV morning news shows.

Custom BBQ Gift Basket for Silent Auction

Custom BBQ Gift Basket for Silent Auction Charity Fundraiser

Here’s another gift basket created utilizing our Design Services and client-supplied components around a BBQ theme; although I believe we did procure the galvanized tub container to fit the items and coordinate with the arrangement.

Custom Marketing Mixer Door Prize Gift Baskets. Approx value $50 each.

Custom Golf Gift Basket

Custom Golf Gift Basket for VIP Award

Our large (over 3′ tall!) Golf theme gift basket above was used as one of three mega gift baskets given away at a luxury car dealership event. The three baskets were placed at the entrance of the resort ballroom so they were the first things that guests saw upon entering the room. The client was looking for visually “large and substantial” gift baskets and a ‘grand appearance” as guests entered the ballroom. In other words, they wanted the “WOW” Factor! This golf basket contained Container, Large Wicker Trunk, 16”h x 14”w x 8”d, with lid, Golf-themed Large Gift Bag, Golf Digest, Metal Range Golf Ball Bucket, Golf Bag-shaped Cooler, Deluxe Zippered Caddy Pouch, Ultimate Club Brush, Caramel Toffee Hard Candies, Golf Towel and Brush, Snack Mix, Deluxe Dimpled Practice Balls, Titleist Golf Balls (12), WeatherSof Golf Glove, Pride Golf Tees (30), Arizona Sun Sunscreen w/ spf30, Asiago Cheese Straws, 2, Arnold Palmer Arizona Iced Teas, Valet Brush, Golf Statistics System, Caramel and Cheese Popcorn, Range Holder (for driving range, practice round, pitch & put), Nike Golf Tour Swoosh Flex Cap, “Dream Golf” hardback book, “Power Play” DVD, Callaway Deluxe Shoe Carrier, Launch Pad (Hitting Mat, Tee, Fairway, Rough). $480 value. In addition we incorporated client-supplied brews, and a $500 PGA Superstore gift card.

Custom "Pool Time" Gift Basket Raffle Prize

Custom “Summer Survival” Gift Basket Raffle Prize

This Custom “Summer Survival” Gift Basket was used for a school fundraiser raffle and featured client-supplied poolside fun toys, activities, and sundries. Trunk basket was purchased from M.R. Designs & Gifts.

Attention-grabbing custom “Trade Show Door Prize” Gift Basket featuring client-supplied promotional products. Peck basket was purchased from M.R. Designs & Gifts.

Custom Phoenix Arizona Gift Basket for "City" Gift Basket Raffle

Custom Phoenix Arizona Gift Basket for “City” Gift Basket Raffle

Our client requested a fun and creative gift basket of goodies that represents Phoenix Arizona. Their company has a tradition of raffling off gift baskets representing their various location cities. Event attendees vote throughout the day for the most creative basket and the city with the most votes wins bragging rights for the next year! This gift basket included: Poore Brothers Habanero Chips, Rincon Market Golden Honey Mustard, Southwestern Crunch Snack Mix, Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips, Marilyln’s Chipotle, Black Bean & Corn Salsa, East Meets West Snack Mix, ArizoNuts Honey Roast Peanuts w Pinon Nuts, Poblana Salsa Ranchera, Prickly Pear Cactus Candy, Arizona Diamondbacks Peel and Stick Tattoos, Arizona Cowboy Cowboy Pebbles (candy), Goldwater’s Chili Mix, Prickly Pear Cactus Flavor Lollipop, Golf-themed Snack Mix, Arizona Cardinal’s, Team Logo Golf Balls, Cheri’s Desert Harvest Hopi Blue Corn Pancake Mix, Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup, Cheri’s Desert Harvest Old Pueblo Pecan Bread Mix, Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly, Arizona Pictorial Souvenir Guidebook, Arizona Highways 2014 Calendar, 4 Arizona Postcards, Phoenix Mercury Foam Finger, Phoenix Coyotes Car Flag, Arizona Bandana. Approx $200 value.


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