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Written by Hazeltine National on Feb 13, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Themed baskets cut down on silent auction clutter, and often yield better financial results than individual items—the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If you’re looking for more silent auction ideas, read 65 Best Silent Auction Items (PLUS 13 Items to Avoid). And if you want to figure out how much is enough, check out The Right Number of Silent Auction Items for a Fundraising Gala.


  • immersion mixer
  • high-end oils and vinegars
  • whisks, measuring cups & spoons
  • cooking class or instruction


  • cheese marble
  • fine cheeses
  • chocolates
  • infused olive oils and vinegars
  • gourmet crackers

Backyard BBQ

  • Gas or charcoal grill
  • grilling tools
  • spices and rubs
  • sauces
  • accessories, like roasting racks, cedar planks

Date Night Silent Auction Basket is a Fundraising Gala WinnerDate Night Out

  • dinner and wine for two
  • tickets to a movie or play
  • taxi or uber vouchers

Date Night In

  • themed DVD Collection: Hitchcock, Greatest Noir, Best Picture by Decade
  • microfiber fleece throw
  • popcorn
  • boxed candy
  • wine

Game Night

  • board games
  • participation games (like Catch Phrase)
  • card games
  • decks of cards
  • pizza gift cards
  • 6 packs of craft beers and soft drinks
  • streaming music gift card

Wine Basket is a Fundraising Gala Silent Auction Winner

World of Wine

  • multiple wines
  • cork screw
  • high-end glassware


  • assorted craft brews
  • pilsners
  • mugs
  • bottle opener

Weekend Getaway

  • B&B voucher
  • champagne
  • scented candles
  • chocolates

Car Fanatic

  • Car shampoo
  • wax
  • interior cleaner
  • glass cleaner
  • tire cleaner & brush
  • chenille wash mitt
  • microfiber drying towels
  • suds bucket


  • golf balls
  • ball markers
  • head covers
  • hat or visor
  • golf glove
  • umbrella

Coffee Basket is a Fundraising Gala Silent Auction WinnerRise & Shine

  • coffee grinder
  • beans
  • mugs
  • French press coffee maker
  • insulated travel tumblers

Rise & Shine II

  • Single serve coffee maker
  • assorted coffee & hot drink pods


  • yoga mat
  • dumbbells
  • kettle bells
  • balance ball
  • resistance bands
  • water bottle

Monthly Supper Club

  • 12 restaurant gift cards for four or six people

Dude box

  • whiskey
  • cigars
  • meat snacks

Travel Basket is a Fundraising Gala Silent Auction WinnerBon Voyage

  • carry on roller suitcase
  • toiletry bag
  • toiletry bottles
  • travel steamer
  • luggage tags
  • waterproof smartphone pouch
  • neck pillow
  • digital luggage scale

Bon Voyage II

  • travel journal & pens
  • money belt
  • sleeping mask
  • neck pillow
  • mini toiletries


  • cocktail shaker
  • cocktail strainer
  • ice bucket
  • mixers
  • bartender’s guide
  • vodka, gin, bourbon, scotch, tequila, rum

The Great Outdoors

  • tactical flash light
  • camp chair
  • trekking poles
  • back pack
  • water bottle
  • first aid kit

Zen Life Basket is a Fundraising Gala Silent Auction WinnerZen Life

  • aromatherapy diffuser
  • essential oils
  • green teas
  • Buddha bowl

Wide World of Sports

  • team jersey
  • hat
  • tickets to game
  • stadium seat
  • concessions voucher
  • parking pass
  • autographed memorabilia

Winter Fun

  • Snow shoes or sled
  • traction cleats
  • hat, scarf, mittens
  • hand & foot warmers

More Ideas

Need more ideas? Check out 65 Best Silent Auction Items (PLUS 13 Items to Avoid). And to help figure out how much to include in your auction, read The Right Number of Silent Auction Items for a Fundraising Gala.

Learn about Weddings at Hazeltine

Hazeltine National Golf Club is a private golf club located in Chaska, Minn., about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The club opened in 1962 with a mission to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. Hazeltine is one of only two courses in the United States to have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur, and Ryder Cup. Hazeltine’s meeting and event space, golf shop and specified services in the learning center are open to the public. More information about becoming a member at Hazeltine is available at www.hazeltinenational.com.

Topics: Galas