The Door Prize Basket - Make certain everyone gets a gift they want!

Have you ever received a door prize that you really didn’t want?

Or maybe you received a door prize that you thought about re-gifting or even (gasp) donating?

A great way to give out door prizes everyone wants is to create a Door Prize Basket filled with an assortment of goodies.

This method has been a big hit for us in the past.

The key is providing many more items than you’ll give away, so no one gets the “leftovers”.

It’s also important to provide a wide range of items everything from scented soap/lotion to devotionals to small framed scripture cards.

Give them Jesus, but give them some other options too!

Ideas for your Door Prize Basket:

  1. Pocket-sized Bible (no kidding – it was the first thing taken at one event!)
  2. Framed Scripture verses (keep an eye on the clearance area at LifeWay)
  3. King-sized chocolate bars
  4. Insulated cups (with verse)
  5. Devotional books
  6. Christian music CDs
  7. Personal Bible Studies
  8. Christian DVDs – Christian bookstores often run $5 specials
  9. Pretty notecard/notepad sets
  10. $5 gift cards for coffee, frozen yogurt, Chick-Fil-A
  11. Christian Fiction Books (just make sure you’ve read them!)

I try to keep each item around $5 or less (always shopping the clearance sections).

I’d much rather give out lots of small gifts to lots of women than a few large gifts to just a few.

Elaborate gift baskets lead to a large number of hurt feelings when their name isn’t called.

Smaller gifts tend to lessen the hurt feelings.

At a couple of Scrapbooking events we were able to give a prize to everyone in attendance, while that’s not going to be the case in most situations, it sure was nice to be able to spoil everyone!

Your turn to share: What tips do you have for distributing door prizes?


You may also want to read:
$10 (or less)Door Prize Ideas
Mother’s Day Door Prize Ideas
15 Creative Ways to Giveaway Door Prizes
Episode 10 – Gather and Glean: Door Prizes