Donation Suggestions

TYPE OF DONATION IDEAS
WINE-RELATED DONATIONS Fine wines, tasting table presentation at the event; financial donations to purchase in your name, or in the name of your business, wines or wine-related items (i.e., glasses, decanters, racks, books, clothing, cookbooks, magazines); to host a wine celebration at some special event; to host a wine, bread and cheese picnic at an exotic location; and/or to host a wine and pizza party somewhere special.
IN-KIND DONATIONS To accomplish cost reduction associated with production of the wine auction itself, we offer these in-kind possibilities: advertisement; auctioneering services; champagne glasses; commemorative T-shirts; decorations; flowers; food, beverage and/or services; lighting; linens; postage; posters; printing supplies and/or services; secretarial services; signage; sound systems; souvenirs; stationery; or… maybe a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
NON-WINE DONATIONS To be offered as items during our Silent Auction and/or the Hidden Treasures portions of our evening’s events. See examples below.
Accommodations For a two-week, one-week, weekend, 2-night-3-day; or 1-night-2-day stay for 2-10 guests at your own, or an exclusive area resort, cottage, bed and breakfast, hotel, motel, inn, or guest house, which could include or exclude meals (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner) for 2 to 10 guests at an exclusive area restaurant; and/or things to do or receive.
With or without entertainment possibilities: For 1-10 guests to partake in a museum tour; fishing trip; mountain climbing adventure; coastal tour; whale watch adventure; boating or sailing adventure; snorkeling trip; water skiing adventure; aquarium visit; picnic excursion; garden tours; backpacking adventure; cocktail party; nature preserve visit; artist studio tour; foliage tour; concert tickets; theater tickets; monument tours; amusement rides; river, canal or bay cruise; sporting event tickets; sightseeing trip; airplane rides; balloon rides; miniature golf games; golf club – fees camp; carts; movie passes; hunting excursion; skiing adventure; hiking adventure; walking tour; and/or tennis lessons or court time.With or without excursions and/or gifts: From a shopping mall; artist’s shop; museum; specialty food shop; gift shop; jeweler; outlet center shops; wine or wine-related retailer; craft items; gourmet kitchen gadgetry; art items; clothing; memorabilia; gift baskets; car rental; jewelry; book store; footwear; floral displays; leather goods; exquisite chocolate; collector’s items; custom-made furniture; beauty makeover; and/or children’s Items; or…maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Apparel or Clothing Related Items Clothing, alterations; costume rental for costume party or ball; fabric and sewing notions; eye exam and eye wear; fashion consultation; footwear, gown and alterations; hosiery; laundry service; leather goods; life preservers; lingerie assortment; outerwear; tailoring, personalized; tuxedo rental; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Art and Art Related Items Afghans; antique, appraisal, restoration; art, painting, commissioned rendering of topic of choice; calligraphy for a social event; caricature; china, crystal or silver service pieces; craft objects, items or lessons; etching, glass objects; framing and matting services; furniture, custom-made or refurbishing or refinishing; floral donation; flower bulbs, perennial garden, rock garden, water garden, plants and installation; holiday specialty item; jewelry or engraved items; leather goods; memorabilia; personalized poetry; photography, portrait or glamour session, aerial commissioned photo; portrait painting, commissioned; quilt or appliqué wall hanging; tapestry; tools, specialized; woodworking projects, supplies, tools, accessories or lessons; or … maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Automobile Related Items Car rental, tires, towing, tune-up, wash oil change, one year of free service, muffler replacement, brake job, alignment, detailing, body work, service and/or parts, etc.; racing tickets, pit passes or paraphernalia; or maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Electronics and Equipment Related Items Appliances, service, parts or repair; communications equipment (i.e., answering machines, fax equipment, cell phone, service; computer equipment, lessons, software, services or rental; TV, VCR, home theater supplies, repair, maintenance; telephone answering service, long distance service cards; tools, specialized; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Entertainment and Leisure Related Items Airplane sightseeing rides or tours; archeological site tour; backpacking tour; balloon ride; boating day on Long Island Sound; book-a-month for a year; bus trip or tour; cable service for a year; camping trip; canoe trip; dockage or mooring for a boat; farm tour; fishing day with guide, boat and tackle; gambling, passes or overnight stay at a resort; golf day for 2 to 4, including carts; helicopter ride; hiking trip; horseback riding, lessons or services; hunting trip or stay at a lodge with all equipment provided; limousine ride; miniature golf passes for a year; motel, hotel, bed and breakfast reservation, day, weekend, week; motorcycle equipment or trip; movies, theater passes; museum passes; newspaper subscription for a year racetrack passes; skiing weekend; skydiving trip or lessons; sports equipment or event passes; tennis lessons or court time; textbooks; tickets to a sporting or entertainment event (i.e., anyone who has season tickets can donate his/her tickets to one event); time share vacation time; trips and/or tours; vacation home, lodging; video rental for a year; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Family Related Items Birthday dinner party; breakfast or brunch party; children’s books, toys, videos, clothing; daycare service; DJ or band service; Father’s Day dinner party; genealogical research; Grandparent’s Day dinner party; Mother’s Day dinner party; moving services; New Year’s Eve dinner party; party accessories; pet boarding, photo sitting, clothing or grooming ; savings account for someone special; storage facility rental; tax form preparation service; Valentine’s Day dinner party; Veterinary visit; wedding supplies, accessories or services; wills, simple; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Food and Fine Dining Related Items Bagels for a year; breads, home-made, specialty item; cake, decorating, lessons; candy, chocolate; catered event or party; cocktail party, lunch, dinner at a restaurant; cooking, gourmet lessons; doughnuts and coffee for a year; dinner/wine party at a private home; fruit and nut holiday baskets; gift baskets; gourmet or natural food store item; holiday specialty item; home-cooked meals for a week, month, year; kitchen, specialty gourmet utensils; picnic basket, filled; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Gift Certificates In any amount for a shopping spree from a butcher shop, clothing store, craft store, dry cleaning service, gourmet or natural food store, leather goods store, retail store, specialty shop, etc.; membership to a merchandise club; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Home (Indoor) Related Items Architectural remodeling plan; bedding, satin, flannel; cabinets, re-facing or remodeling; carpentry services; carpeting, flooring, supplies, installation; chimney cleaning; detectors, smoke/carbon monoxide; draperies or curtains for a home or business; fitness equipment; hardware supplies, installation; home health spa; house sitting, washing, cleaning; interior design consultation, services; lighting systems, installation; locksmith visit; maid service for a year; oil delivery, service; paint, interior, exterior, service; pest evaluation, elimination; renovation, redecorating, refurbishing or remodeling supplies or man hours (one room or entire home); residential real estate closing; rug or upholstery supplies, installation, repair, cleaning; tools, specialized; wall covering, supplies and installation; water, bottled service; window replacement, treatments, washing; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Home (Outdoor) Related Items Air conditioning equipment, maintenance or services; alarm system, maintenance; awnings; bird baths, feeders and seed, designer bird houses; decking installation or repair; driveway resealing, installation; fencing, electronic, metal or wooden, supplies, installation; firewood load, delivered; garage door opener and installation; gas or electric grill; gazebo or other lawn furnishings; greenhouse installation and plants; gutter repair, replacement; landscaping design or service (pruning, lawn raking, mowing, bushes, flowers, trees, mulch, etc.); lawn or patio furniture and yard ornamentation; lawn, sod application or reseeding; mailbox installation; patio installation; pool installation, maintenance, service; roofing repair, installation, lessons; rot tilling service; snow removal services; tools, specialized; topsoil, gravel, stone or fill, delivered; tree and/or stump removal; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Office Service Related Items Some examples would be copying, editing and proofreading services; desktop publishing service, web page design; marketing or mailing service; printing service; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.
Personal Products and/or Services Related Items Anniversary dinner party; autographed specialty items (i.e., autographed Hartford Whaler Hockey Stick, celebrity signature or gift; UCONN or Blizzard team item; movie memorabilia, etc.); beauty makeover; cross-country ski lesson; dancing lessons; date with eligible bachelor or bachelorette; dating service; detective service; ear piercing; financial and investment planning; gift baskets; gym use or membership; hair styling, color treatment, hair pieces, facials, massages, nail treatment, tanning, etc; health club passes for a year; manicure or nail session; massage; music lessons; pedicure; tanning session at a salon; toiletries, personal items; or… maybe you have a better suggestion… one we haven’t thought of.