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Putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising with Gorgeous Gift Baskets!

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While there are certainly plenty of fundraisers held during the fall and winter months, as spring brings more people out of their homes for countless events, fundraising types and opportunities open up!  People often respond better to a donation request if they have the chance to win something in the process, and among the most popular options are attractive gift baskets.

When choosing gift baskets for your fundraiser, consider the average age of those who will attend, and what their interests might be. While many of our gift baskets have a universal appeal, something more tailored to your attendees might draw even more interest!

Know that an auction of sorts is the right path to take in reaching your fundraising goals, but aren’t sure which route to take? Consider the oh-so-popular silent auction…

Silent Auctions – A Little Work Brings a Big Reward!

While the best part of silent auctions is the generally large donations they bring in, they are also quite fun for the attendees. To set up your silent auction at your fundraising event, you’ll need just a few supplies, most if not all of which will already be at the location. Be sure to have enough tables to display the gift baskets attractively, a tablecloth to add to the polished appearance, a sheet of paper to place in front of each gift basket, and a few pens.

After you have set your tables up, display your gift baskets with enough space between them that 2 people can stand side-by-side when bidding on adjacent baskets. When someone finds a basket that interests them, they will add their name and the amount they are willing to bid to the paper in front of that basket. If someone has already placed a bid, their bid will have to be higher, and the interested person after them will have to bid even more yet! For baskets with wide appeal, such as coffee gift baskets and wine gift baskets, those bid amounts can climb quite high. It’s important to remember that people are primarily interested in making a donation to a cause they care about – having a chance at winning a great basket is just the icing on the cake. This means that they will typically bid much higher than the actual value of the basket.

If you want to keep bids anonymous, you can simply assign a bidding number to all attendees. They can then write down their bidding number and bid amount instead of including their name. As the silent auction draws to a close, let the guests know to get their final bids in! As these auctions usually run the majority of the fundraising event, many will be sure to stop mingling for a moment to raise their bid if need be. If two friends or colleagues both want the same basket, their playful competition to take home the prize can result in a big win for your fundraiser!

Colorado Gift Baskets Inspirations: 5 Beautiful Places To Visit in Colorado this Valentine’s Day!

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Colorado is known for its beautiful mountains, falls, and lakes. And beyond all of those great things there is so much more to see and explore – just as there is in love! To prep yourself or a loved one for their trip to Colorado, treat them with one of our great Colorado gift baskets from This can also be a wonderful way of letting your special someone know you have a fun and exciting Valentine’s Day trip planned. Here are our top 5 favorite places to visit in Colorado:

– Denver, the state capital, is known as the mile high city. Filled with museums, shopping and outdoor activities, there is something for the entire family to enjoy if you’ll be bringing the kids along!

– Parker is a self-declared town, which makes it the 2nd most populous town in the United States. Parker is known as a commuter town at the southeastern most point of Denver. Also, Bisket Baskets stems from this great town. Our Colorado gift baskets are made and designed by true Coloradans!

– Aspen is a great place to visit for the avid skier, as it sits on the Rockies. Also a great place for shopping and other outdoor recreation. Overall, a well-known tourist attraction that deserves its popularity.

– Telluride is home to many film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival and other festivals held during the year. Also another tourist attraction for skiing and winter sports.

– Boulder is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains and also houses film festivals. Boulder is a great place to explore, shop, hike or bike. Also houses some beautiful views of the mountains!

Colorado gift baskets are great for people who live in Colorado, enjoy the state, or will be visiting it and falling in love with it soon!

Make an Impression with Colorado Convention Gifts – Then Take in the Sites!

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Colorado is a huge center for conferences and special events and if you find yourself hosting or exhibiting an one, then it’s important to make the right impression. At, we can help you bring the Colorado experience to your clients through our great selection of Colorado convention gifts. Filled with gourmet treats that celebrate all of the best flavors of the Rocky Mountains, our Colorado convention gifts are perfect for welcoming special attendees and clients to the event while ensuring they’ll remember your name.

But what do you do once you’re done with the event? Where can you go to entertain clients or to spend your free time? Let be your guide with these quick travel tips for Colorado conventions. We’ve gathered together some of the favorite Colorado destinations and provided them to you in a quick and easy list so that you can take in all of what Colorado has to offer. If you find yourself in any of these cities, be sure to check out our favorite attractions!

Denver: As Colorado’s capital and largest city, Denver is full of possibilities for the conference goer. Check out some tourist favorites like the Denver Zoo, the Downtown Aquarium, the Denver Art Museum, Elitch Gardens amusement park, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Colorado History Museum, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Gravesite, the Cherry Creek Shopping District, or the Coors Brewery.

Colorado Springs: This Colorado destination has plenty to see and do during the off-hours of your conference or event. Explore attractions like the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Cave of the Winds, Old Colorado City tours, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, and the Cripple Creek casino.

Aurora: Planning a trip to Aurora for a conference? Then be sure to take in some of the city’s best attractions and sites, such as the East End Arts District, Plains Conservation Center, Aurora Fox Arts Center, the Morrison Nature Center and Star K Ranch, Eisenhower Suite at Fitzsimons, Saddle Rock Golf Course, and the Quincy Reservoir.

Fort Collins: This Colorado city offers ambiance, art, dining, entertainment, shopping, outdoor recreation, and more. Visit sites and attractions like the Anheuser-Busch Tour Center, the Great Stupa at Shambhala Mountain Center, Observatory Village, Rocky Mountain Raptor Center, Fort Collins Museum, The Gardens at Spring Creek, and Mountain Whitewater Descents, a favorite whitewater rafting adventure.

Pueblo: The Pueblo Ice Arena, Union Avenue Historic District, Walking Stick Golf Course, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (HARP), and Pueblo Zoo are favorites of both tourists and locals. Be sure to check them out when you’re in Pueblo for an event.

Boulder: This lively and entertaining city has much to offer any conference goer. Check out the Eldorado Canyon State Park, BoulderMuseum of Contemporary Art, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Pearl Street Mall, Dushanbe Teahouse, Chautauqua Park, Boulder Falls, Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, and the University of Colorado campus.

Aspen: This skiing hot spot has tons to see and do, including numerous walking tours, the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Smuggler Mine, Aspen Art Museum, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Aspen Club and Spa, Rio Grand Trail, Rio Grand Skatepark, and two pedestrian malls.

Remember, all of these destinations have nearby hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, and outdoor sports activities too!

Having Fun With Playful Pooch, Denver Dog Boarding!

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We’re all about supporting other Colorado businesses, especially ones working for the good of our furry friends! Playful Pooch is a dog daycare and dog boarding center located in Denver, CO. With over 7,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor dog care and training areas and one very talented and friendly staff, you know your pooch will have quite the smile on his or her face!

The staff absolutely loves dogs, so you can rest assured knowing your dog is in good hands while you’re out-of-town. They’re even a member of the Pet Care Services Association, with various-sized kennels so both small and big dogs will be so comfortable. Your dog will feel just like he or she is right at home! We’ll hope you’ll visit the Playful Pooch site and take a look around, and perhaps board your dog there the next time you’re out of town.

Pet Gift Baskets For Pet Lovers and Their Families!

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Pets are part of our families – we come home from work to see how happy little Rover is to see us and to unwind by gently petting Mister Whiskers. When it comes to holiday gifts, we need to remember the pets in our lives on Christmas day, too! Just imagine how excited your pooch will be when you unwrap cute dog treats just for him.

But don’t just settle for dog treats – get the dog owner a present, too! At, we have tons of Pet & Owner Gift Baskets that combine tasty pet treats and delicious goodies for the pet owner too! How fun would it be to receive a jam-packed gift basket like the Best Buddies Gift Basket, with all these great gifts inside:

For the Pet Owner:

  • Ghirardelli Assorted Chocolates
  • Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate w/Caramel Filling
  • Brent & Sam’s Gourmet Cookies
  • Themed Snack Mi
  • Seasonal Drink Selection
  • Perky Pup Blue Mug
  • Beautiful Handled Basket
  • Hand Written Gift Message attached directly on gift
  • For The Dog:

    • Dapper Dog Gourmet Blue Dog Bakery Biscuits
    • Bisket Baskets Gourmutt Biskets Tin Tie Bag
    • Mega Bite Peanut 8” Bone
    • Hand Iced Gourmet Biscuit


    Happy Thanksgiving From BisketBaskets!

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    All of us at would just like to take a moment and say a big “Thank You” to our loyal readers and wonderful customers! We love the gift baskets industry, but you’re the reason we make it our livelihood. We enjoy receiving emails and letters from our customers after receiving their Bisket Baskets gift basket telling us all about how it made their day, or was such a great gift for all the people on their gift list!

    We’re thankful that you continue to choose us when you need the perfect gift! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Talk With Us On Twitter!

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    There may be other gift baskets sites out there ( is the best!), but how many actually allow you to talk with a real person, discuss gift ideas, and take the time to find the right gift baskets for everyone on your gift list?

    We do! We’ve recently expanded our online presence to include – a site where you can sign up in less than 2 minutes, create a quick profile, add some “followers”, and start chatting with us! We’re located at – feel free to say hello, ask us gift questions (the harder the better! We can handle it!), and help you easily navigate through the holiday shopping season. This festive season is meant to be spent with your friends and family, not tearing your hair out at the mall!

    Come by and say hello at!

    Visit Us At Ning!

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    At, we’re always looking for new ways to share our gift giving experience with you! Check us out over at at – we have tons of great photos, links to jam-packed gift baskets, as well as a forum for you to speak up!

    Head on over to Ning!

    Romance In The Rockies

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    This Christmas, take your sweetie on a holiday trip she’ll never forget. The Rocky Mountains are simply breathtaking, and make for a wonderful romantic getaway destination. Colorado holds a wide variety of activities to enjoy, including unparalleled skiing and snowboarding, delicious restaurants, and fantastic entertainment. Get snowed in this winter with the one you love as a special gift. Snuggle up with a blanket before the fire, play in the snow, and dine finely on your romantic getaway.

    Start off your trip the right way by sending a surprise gift basket to your hotel room, cabin, or bed and breakfast. This welcome will start the trip off with a feeling of romance and serenity. These Colorado Gift Baskets feature yummy snacks and treats in souvenir containers. Attach a hand written message for an extra special touch. offers hand delivery options for any hotel in the Denver, Colorado metro area, or in Colorado Springs. If you’re looking to surprise your sweetie at a cute little bed and breakfast, will ship your gift basket beforehand. Walk into your serene mountain retreat with a welcome that’s warm and inviting.