Auction Acquisition Ideas - Best Practices

Here are just a few ideas of popular live and silent auction items that we've sold :

 

Dinner prepared by a private chef for "x" number of people in your home

Tickets to a local or national sporting event
 
Signed professional sports items (soccer balls, jerseys, hockey pucks/sticks, etc.)

Artwork (original or limited editions from well known artist)

Beach home getaway

Best seats at graduation (or any other special school event)

Night at the ballgame (including dinner, parking, signed game ball, etc.)

Reserved parking for a year (great for school auctions)

Chauffeured romantic evening (dinner, play, luxury hotel, breakfast)

Dessert a month for a year (or dinners, flowers, chocolate, etc.)

Custom built playhouse (gazebo, dog house, arbors, etc.)

Class projects (make sure each student signs or identifies in some way)

Dinner with a celebrity (local or national)

Framed and signed movie posters

Fishing or hunting trips

Vacation and travel packages (time shares, flights, etc.)

Girl's day out (package including lunch, shopping, massage, hair care, etc.)

Handmade quilt

Car lease (could be for the weekend, month or year)

Guided tours (company, sports team complex, brewery, movie sets, etc.)

Harley Davidson motorcycle or apparel

Aerial sightseeing (plane, helicopter, balloon, etc.)

Lessons (imagine all the possibilities, skydiving, piano, martial arts,
etc.)

Mystery dinner

Name the facility (street, room, etc.)

Buy a tile, brick or plaque

Principal for the day

Lunch with a favorite teacher

Student hot lunch for a year

Party at the fire station

School tuition for a year

VIP table for next year's auction
 
Puppies

Bicycles

Jewelry

Persian rugs

Tool sets

Carved pieces from an old building to be added to a new construction project
 
Golf clubs and bag with round of golf for 4 players

Restaurant gift certificates

Tour and stay at a vineyard plus wine tasting, etc.

Ride on a float in a local parade
 
African safari

Shark diving adventure

Customized gift baskets
 
Gourmet dinner from a well known restaurant at home

A driving lesson in a race car (NASCAR)

A day in your favorite city (spa, lunch, show/movie, wine tasting...dinner and
dessert plus limousine)
  
Queen for a year (house cleaning, dry cleaning, gardening, spa, dessert,
manicures, etc.)

Helicopter ride with the local police department

Carwash by the local politician

BBQ for 30 of your friends by the sports team and coaches

US flag flown over the White House, Congress, State Capitol

  
Tour and stay at a vineyard...plus wine tasting etc.

Ride on a float in a parade
 
Photo session for the family

Teeth whitening or other cosmetic surgery

Gym or YMCA/YWCA membership for a year

Oil change for a year

Car detailing for a year

Backstage concert passes with concert tickets