List of Ideas for Raffle Baskets

by Alia Nikolakopulos

A raffle is an event where attendees purchase tickets for prize drawings. The proceeds of the event go to charity or to the fund raising efforts of a non-profit. Raffle baskets are the favored giveaway for organizations such as schools, amateur sports teams and local social interest groups. Choosing the contents for the baskets can vary depending on taste, desired presentation, and budget.

Spa Basket

Spa Basket

Spa baskets are popular and inexpensive to make. Most items can be purchased at a dollar or discount store. Fill your basket with bubble bath, pretty soaps, lotion, a loofah and a bath pillow. Wrap the basket with clear cellophane and a matching ribbon.

Movie Night Basket

Movie Night Basket

Make a home movie night basket by placing microwave popcorn bags, an assortment of candy, two small bottles of soda and a gift certificate for a movie rental in a popcorn bowl.

Summer Fun Basket

Summer Fun Basket

Fill a beach tote bag with two beach towels, some pool toys and a tube of sunscreen. You can also add some snacks like chips or granola bars and juice boxes.

Winter Fun Basket

Winter Fun Basket

Place a fleece blanket, two mugs, hot cocoa or cider packets, a package of cookies and some puzzles in a basket for indoor fun.

Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket

In a picnic basket, pack a tablecloth, inexpensive place settings for two to four people, a bottle of sparkling cider, summer sausage, cheese, crackers and a jar of fruit preserves.

About the Author

With a background in taxation and financial consulting, Alia Nikolakopulos has over a decade of experience resolving tax and finance issues. She is an IRS Enrolled Agent and has been a writer for these topics since 2010. Nikolakopulos is pursuing Bachelor of Science in accounting at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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