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Gift Baskets for School Fundraisers

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

We had never heard of that option but a group recently told us about their experience doing just that. One of the student’s mothers worked for an importer. She was the one that presented the idea to the school as a PTO fundraiser. She told the board that she could get them wholesale prices on gift items that they could use to create gift baskets to sell for their fundraiser. The board was very excited about the possibility. It was an easy way to raise money. Their goal was to build a playground and they did not want to get a loan or borrow the money. So they decided to explore the possibility.

They met at the importers showroom and picked out a selection of inexpensive holiday items. They decided to put together three different options at three different price points. They took the actual items they chose, placed them in the baskets and took photos of their new creations. With those photos they created a color brochure. It was very basic they told us but it showed the different baskets, had a list of the items in the basket and showed the retail price they hoped to sell the items for.

They chose to sell the gift baskets as a winter fundraiser so they handed out the brochures in the middle of October and made November 1 the deadline to turn in orders. They never told us the exact number of gift baskets that they sold but she did tell us that the sale went well beyond their wildest imagination. Of course very few groups have the resources or contacts to sell custom gift baskets for an elementary school fundraiser. But the lesson of this fundraising experience is that you can and should think outside the box when planning how to raise money..

Homemade Gag Gifts

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Homemade gag gifts are great presents for any kinds of occasions. In whatever ways, these gifts can provide fun and laughter for the occasion as well as for the recipients. Nevertheless, they are not that expensive to make. Homemade gag gifts are also best as tokens of appreciation without spending much money. They serve as great alternatives for luxurious kinds of gifts. Great and fun ideas are often added with these gifts especially if the creator would love to create the gifts with some personalization. Read more of this article and get to know the different ideas that you can incur for your own creation of gag gifts.

Another great idea of homemade gag gifts is the Doggie Poop made form wax or soap. A reindeer or snowman poop can be great as well especially if the occasion is Christmas holiday. This can be done with the use of microwave either melting the wax or soap then pouring the melted wax or soap from any of the local craft store. A mold online can also be bought. This kind of gag gift can be furnished with a funny or sweet poem for the recipient. For old people or old folks, the best homemade gag gifts for them are false teeth stuff or canes. These are definitely a hit for them. A stray hat gag gift is also great. To do this, get some natural colored raffia and then placed it in a bag. After that, add a tag on it stating “straw hat – assembly required”.

Another great homemade gag gifts that you can give to your loved ones are the redneck switchblades, which can easily done even by kids. The materials used to create these gifts are glue, wooden spring type of clothes pin, rubber bands and wide popsicle sticks. Another creative homemade gag gifts that you can give are the maxie pad slippers. If you are presenting these gifts to discrete woman, it should be soft and hygienic, with non-slip grip on the soles, with built-in deodorant features, keeps the feet smelling fresh, do not bend over to mop up the spills, biodegradable and disposable to be environmentally safe.