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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:
- Pocket-sized Bible (no kidding – it was the first thing taken at one event!)
- Framed Scripture verses
- King-sized chocolate bars
- Insulated cups (with verse)
- Devotional books
- Christian music CDs
- Personal Bible Studies
- Christian DVDs
- Pretty notecard/notepad sets
- $5 gift cards for coffee, frozen yogurt, Chick-Fil-A
- 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).
My favorite source for budget-friendly, Christ-focused door prizes is CTA, Inc.
CTA, Inc. has a great assortment of mugs, pens, devotionals, key chains, bookmarks, totes, and more! Click here to see their latest assortment of gifts for women.
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?