20 Unique Items to Include in Your Silent Auction

Ross Murray

Auction Item Ideas

December 13, 2022

Looking for items that will make your silent auction truly unique? We’ve got some ideas here at Bid Beacon. Find out how to set up a silent auction with items that will leave lasting impressions on your attendees and inspire bids.

Bid Beacon makes it easy to organize and host a successful silent auction, but you’ll also need to make sure your event has great items for people to bid on. For best results, you’ll want to source unique silent auction items that people don’t see every day—and this list is a great place to start.

We’ve listed 20 unique ideas for silent auction items below in a number of different categories. Have a look to find off-the-beaten-path inspiration for people interested in sports, wine, home decor, and more!

Note: all prices displayed below are in US dollars (USD). Prices displayed are accurate as of the time of this writing, but may fluctuate depending on the individual sellers.

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Bose Sleepbuds II

They might look like earbuds at first glance, but these unique devices from Bose actually produce soothing sounds clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster and get more rest. These are great silent auction items for anyone looking to improve the quality of their sleep—which is pretty much everyone!
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novium Hoverpen 2.0

This eye-catching, futuristic pen actually hovers in its holder, making it an instant conversation starter or centerpiece for any desk. Best of all, there’s no power necessary for this effect—it uses magnetism to stay in place, guaranteeing that you’ll always be able to enjoy it.
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Apollo Walker Picnic Backpack for Two

An excellent silent auction item for people who love the outdoors, foodies, or anyone looking for an easy way to make a date more creative! This backpack includes a cooler compartment, a detachable wine holder, a fleece blanket, plates, and a cutlery set— creating serious value for potential bidders.
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Weighted Heating Pad for Neck & Shoulders

This high-quality weighted heating pad is designed to be worn around the neck and shoulders, and uses pure stone seed to weigh it down and conform to the body naturally. With 6 different temperature settings, it’s useful for helping almost anyone relax—making it another terrific but inexpensive silent auction idea.
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Hand-Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder

A truly great silent auction item for anyone living in subtropical or temperate climates, this hand-blown glass hummingbird feeder makes a stunning decoration, as well as an easy way to keep wildlife in your area well fed and cared for.
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Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set

A multi-purpose charcuterie board with a removable magnetic holder for four serving knives, this set also includes two ceramic serving bowls. It’s also made from earth-friendly bamboo too, so you can feel great about serving up the good times at your next gathering.
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Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

Tibetan singing bowls make a unique addition to living rooms, dens, or bedrooms, and create a soothing sound when rung that can ease the mind and awaken the senses. These particular bowls are authentically hammered by hand to create a lasting, high-quality product.
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Cocktail Smoker Kit with Torch

A creative silent auction item if any of your event’s attendees enjoy cocktails or mocktails, this smoker kit includes a set of whiskey stones and a glass along with an oak or cherry wood smoker and handheld torch, which uses no butane. Cheers!
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Cosmos Kitchen Knife Set

This unforgettable knife set from Chef’s Vision places a colorful design on the sides of each blade, capturing the mystery and beauty of the known universe. All knives are made from durable and high-quality stainless steel, ensuring they’ll be as functional as they are gorgeous to look at.
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Set of 4 Square Crystal Wine Glasses

These square crystal wine glasses come in classy gift packaging and hold 14 oz. of liquid each, making them great silent auction items for guests who like to entertain at home. The contemporary style and delicate stems on these glasses ensure that they’ll attract attention in any home.
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Globe Whiskey & Wine Decanter

This is one of the more creative ideas for silent auction items we’ve come across—it’s intended to hold whiskey or wine, but actually makes a unique storage location for nearly any beverage, with a capacity of 900 ml. Two glasses are also included (the set available through the Canadian store includes four).
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9-in-1 Vegetable Chopper

This dishwasher safe multipurpose chopper from Fullstar makes preparing meals easy, with 7 swappable inserts, 2 spiralizers, and 2 chopper blades in different sizes to help you cut an incredible variety of vegetables. It also includes a peeler, a juicer, and an egg separator and slicer for maximum versatility.
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Electric Salt & Pepper Grinder Set

Easy refilling, included batteries, and settings that let you adjust the coarseness of your spices make these grinders some of the best silent auction ideas for attendees who enjoy cooking meals at home for themselves or their guests.
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Bear Paws Shredder Claws

Allowing you to lift, handle, cut, or shred meat easily, these barbeque claws are some of the best cheap silent auction items we know of—but they’ll still make an appealing and eye-catching addition to your event that will inspire bidding from anyone who enjoys grilling.
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Scented Candle Gift Set with Essential Oils

With 4 different fragrances—Mediterranean Fig, Lavender, Spring, and Lemon—this set of candles infused with essential oils burn for 25 to 30 hours each and are made with 100% lead-free cotton wicks that burn clean without producing black smoke. Relieve stress and create a more pleasant atmosphere in any environment.
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Professional Grade Leather Apron

This one-size-fits-all leather apron is ideal for chefs, barbers, stylists, woodworkers, and a range of other DIY craftspeople—making it an auction item that will sell well at any event where the attendees are interested in creative or artisanal pursuits.
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Viki Lynn Round Tahitian Cultured Black Pearl Pendant Necklace

Jewelry always makes a good fundraising auction idea, but this necklace, featuring a black pearl in 925 sterling silver, makes a truly one-of-a-kind piece while still remaining understated enough to impress without ostentation.
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Autographed Rickie Fowler Golf Digest Magazine

Golf charity auction items always attract a significant amount of bids—but none more so than autographed items by famous players, like this Golf Digest magazine signed by PGA great Rickie Fowler himself!
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Signed Jack Nicklaus Funko Pop Figure

For true golf lovers and collectors of one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, this signed Funko Pop figurine by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus makes an absolutely essential acquisition—and a surefire way to rack up bids at your next event.
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Signed Hockey Puck by Gordie Howe

Unique hockey memorabilia makes just as unique a silent auction item—and what’s more unique than a hockey puck signed by a major league star like the world-famous Gordie Howe? This item also comes with a tamper-evident hologram to help verify its authenticity.

Make Your Silent Auction Stand Out with Bid Beacon

The items listed above will help any silent auction stand out and create lasting memories in the minds of attendees—which can help you and your organization entice them back for future auctions and continue fundraising successfully. Find more suggestions for setting up your silent auction and stock up with unique and ideal items. To start planning your next event, get started with Bid Beacon today.

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