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2021 Gala Themed Basket Sign-Up

Here is a list of ideas for you to select from OR add in your own theme at the end! We appreciate all you do. Gala Baskets DUE APRIL 16, 2021.

Please include a form with the name of your basket, donor, and an itemized list of what it includes along with the value. We'll provide a form for this.

Created by:   Christen Sellier
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Spice Up Your Life

Suggested items: Cooking book, spice rack with assorted spices


Wine Basket (3)

Suggested items: Wine & Cheese platter, assortment of cheese, two bottles of wine, wine glasses, coasters, cheese knife, cork screw, napkins, loaf of bread, cutting board

1 of 3 slots filled
Bridget OHare

"Soup"er Bowl

Suggested items: Dry or canned soups, soup bowls, crackers or dry soup toppings

Rebecca Strelow
Upper School

Pamper Basket

Suggested items: Bubble bath, bath salts, towels, candles, champagne, a CD of meditative music, gift card to a local salon and/or for a massage. Creative twist: Make the container part of the pampering—use a foot bath or a pretty basket suitable for keepi


For the Golfers

Suggested items: Tees, golf balls, visor, gloves, book about golf, ball wash cloth, a gift card to a golf store or to a local course, Upstate Golf Card Creative twist: Present the items in a sports bag.

Greg Hobbs
Courtesy of Greenville CC

Beer Basket (2)

Suggested items: Local or imported beer, peanuts, pretzels

All slots filled
Abigail Bernard
4th Grade Class Basket - don't judge me. :-)
Bruce Jennings

Cocktail Basket (2)

Suggested items: specialty drink mixes, specialty drink bottles, fancy cocktail napkins, small finger foods


Grillers' Delight

Suggested items: Utensils, marinades, mitts, charcoal, cookbooks about grilling. Creative twist: Use a small grill as the basket.

Tameka Buck
Kamado Ceramic grill, roaster and smoker with grilling kit

Baby Love

Suggested items: Diapers, diaper bag, onesies, burp cloths, infant toys, board books, teething rings, baby socks, bibs. Creative twist: Present the items in a baby bathtub.


For a Book Club

Suggested items: A few bestselling books, wine glasses, wine, gourmet snacks, gift card to local bookstore or Amazon.com. Creative twist: Assemble the items in a pretty book bag.


Get Ready for Kindergarten

Suggested items: Educational games and toys, school spiritwear, school water bottle. Pack in a backpack. Creative twist: If possible, arrange it so the principal or a kindergarten teacher presents the items to the winner.


Outdoor Adventures

Suggested items: Sleeping bag, fishing pole, mini lanterns, fixings for s’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate), head lamps, bug spray, citronella candles, gift cards to outdoor stores. Creative twist: Pack the contents into a cooler or a t


Movie Night at Home

Suggested items: Boxes of candy and microwave popcorn, DVDs, blankets, store gift cards (for DVDs and snacks), movie streaming gift cards. Creative twist: Include restaurant gift cards so families can order takeout dinners as part of their night.

Lisa Commerford
First graders

Italian Dinner Night

Suggested items: High-end pastas, a variety of sauces, Italian bread/bread sticks, Parmesan cheese, a bottle of red wine, and gift cards to an Italian deli and local Italian restaurant. Creative twist: Present the items in a large pasta bowl.

5th grade

For Gardeners

Suggested items: Garden store gift card, planters, watering cans, gloves, seeds, sunscreen, hand lotion, bags of soil, garden rack. Creative twist: Pack the contents into a small garden cart (available at gardening stores or large stores like Walmart).

Peg Verranault
St. Martha's Women's Group


Suggested items: Fish-theme games and books, gift card to pet store, instructional books on fish care. Creative twist: Present the items in an aquarium.


Family Fitness

Suggested items: Water bottles, fitness DVDs, books on healthy family activities (hikes, outdoor vacations, etc.), dumbbells, passes to local gyms and other fitness facilities (like roller-skating rinks). Creative twist: Gym membership


For the Dogs (or Cats)

Suggested items: Gift card to a pet store, dog (or cat) toys, dog (or cat) food bowls, pet jersey or sweater, shampoo and other grooming supplies, a leash. Creative twist: Assemble the contents into a dog or cat bed.


Arts and Crafts

Suggested items: Markers, pens, colored pencils, crayons, craft paint, construction paper, paint brushes, stamping kit, jewelry kits, small wooden model kits, loom bracelet kit, poster board, gift card to craft store. Creative twist: Present the items in

Kathleen and David Griffin

Summer Fun

Suggested items: Beach towels, beach toys, balls, sunblock, sunglasses, gift cards to mini golf or other summer activities, yard toys (Frisbee, plastic bowling pins), bubbles, sidewalk chalk. Creative twist: Present the items in a small outdoor sandbox.

Reese Misenheimer

Fun with Science/STEM

Suggested items: Tickets to science museum (if you have one nearby), science games, experiment kits, science puzzles, glow-in-the-dark ceiling stickers, goggles, a child-sized lab coat, gift card to Kiwi Co.


Baking with Kids

Suggested contents: Baking mixes (muffins, cakes, cookies), frosting, baking with kids cookbook, aprons, kids’ mixing utensils, measuring cups, cookie cutters, decorating supplies. Creative twist: Display the items in a large mixing bowl.


All Sports

Suggested items: Balls (baseball, basketball, football, soccer), tickets to local sporting events, gift card to a sporting goods store, Frisbee, sports-team-theme apparel (shirts, hats, etc.) and blanket, water bottle, sports-theme books and board games


Local Errands

Suggested contents: Gift cards for conveniences or attractions in your community like dry cleaning, grocery store, coffee shop, movie theater, restaurants, hair salon/barber shop, etc.


Local Vendors

Suggested contents: Products from local vendors like baked goods, soap, jewelry, candles, and scarves (or other knitted creations). Creative twist: Ask a local vendor to give a private tour to the winner.


Team Spirit (2)

Suggested items: a few theme items for a popular hockey, baseball or football team of your area, and tickets to a game Creative twist: Arrange the items in a large duffel bag.


Coffee (2)

Suggested contents: different varieties of coffee, and gift cards to local coffee shops



Suggested contents:boxes of chocolate and samplings of loose chocolates, gift cards to a candy/chocolate shop Creative twist: Ask a local vendor to give a private tour to the winner. Kids would probably like going behind the scenes at the chocolate store

Molly Dardis
5th Grade Basket. After talking with Mrs. Reese, we decided to switch to the chocolate basket. Sorry for hassle!

Favorite Kids' Books

Suggested items: ask your school’s teachers to contribute to this one by choosing their favorite classic, cute bookends, book mark, this could be an opportunity for a Usborne seller

Molly Dardis
5th grade


Suggested contents: different sets of Legos, gift card to Lego store, lego storage



Suggested contents: different varieties of cookies, a cookbook of cookie recipes, cookie jar

Ileana Giordani

Ice Cream Social

Suggested contents: ice cream dishes, sauces, sprinkles and other assorted toppings, gift card to local grocery store, gift card to ice cream shop

Sabrina von Clef
Middle School Basket

Knitting/Crocheting Fun

Suggested contents: yarn, needles, mini tape measure, stitch markers, gift card to yarn shop, include project plans or a completed project as inspiration


Trader Joes

Filled with favorite items from Trader Joes, gift card

Stephanie Vance
2nd Grade

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Charlie Bobo
Take a Hike... All the items you need for a family of four to visit South Carolina State Parks. Included would be snacks, refillable water bottles, hiking guide, binoculars, SC State Park all park Passport good til March 2022.

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