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Old 09-30-2015, 07:04 AM
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I am stuck. I volunteered to coordinate a gift basket for a church silent auction at the end of the month. The basket would be provided by choir members, and they wanted it to be music-related. I have lots of people willing to donate items, but none of us are sure what the most popular items would be. I am going to contact the symphony and ask them to donate a couple of tickets, but what else should we ask folks to bring?

I probably will package the basket with some cute musical fabric I have (maybe make some mug rugs with it), but no one else sews so we need some other ideas.

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Old 09-30-2015, 07:09 AM
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gift certificates for CD's?

That's a tough one - people's music tastes are so varied -
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cds, snacks, wine or alcoholic beverage always is a draw, dining gift cards, bottles of premium water
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This is tough. Musical gift cards for iTunes??
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Originally Posted by cjr View Post
cds, snacks, wine or alcoholic beverage always is a draw, dining gift cards, bottles of premium water
Depending on the church - alchoholic anything might be iffy -

The only thing I can think of are gag type gifts that would be suitable for a kids rhythm band!
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I know it has only been a couple of hours since my initial post, but the comments I have gotten confirm my thinking of the past week - this is hard! I want something that will appeal to more than other choir members since we are raising funds for some worthy charities.

I am am going to call the choir president and suggest we do a Halloween basket. The auction will be a week before Halloween, and I bet that will go over well. Of course, if anyone has more wonderful ideas for a music basket, keep suggesting!

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a video of something pertaining to the subject. "the sound of music"
wine glasses with musical notes, music boxes, some divine chocolates,
dish towels trimmed with the musical fabric, pot holders the same,
Go to a gift store andlook around, once you start looking, you'll see a few items.
Maybe some general greeting cards with a music note, or birds singcing.
I think you can make some kitchen napkins out of the music fabric too,
hope this helps.
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If you get a donation of symphony tickets, you could add a gift card for a restaurant nearby to make it a "special night out".
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Everyone can use a kazoo.
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Gift certificate to a store like Best Buy that sells CDs and DVDs, coffee mugs with music notes on them. If you do the symphony tickets, I like the restaurant gift certificate and perhaps a close hotel night certificate. You could also add tickets to other performances like musicals or plays to make it a bigger value.
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