SNEAK PEEK! Hot Silent Auction Trends for 2017

SNEAK PEAK! Hot Silent Auction Trends for 2017We know that when you are planning a silent auction fundraiser, having the right items is just as important as selling those tickets! Here at we’re putting together a list of HOT items for your big event. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the fabulous and HOT items for 2017 that are sure to bring in the big bids!

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Our full list will be coming out soon, but we thought we would give you a little sneak peak of what we have in store. Don’t forget when selecting items for your event that you should have a variety of items to appeal to all of your bidders.


{Aff} Hatchimals are THE item for kids this year, and they are becoming increasingly hard to find! You’ll never know who is inside the egg you get, but half the fun is waiting for these little guys to hatch… that’s right, they hatch right out of their egg! Parents who bring these guys home from your event will be heroes! Buy Now!


PlayStation VR

{Aff} In the world of gaming, it’s all about PlayStations PS4 Virtual Reality experience. Get your hands on this gear now, and bidders are sure to go crazy for it at your event. Consider pairing it with a game or two (like: Batman: Arkham or Worlds) for maximum bidding! Buy Now!


Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

{Aff} In a world of everything instant, you had to know that Polaroid would make a comeback. With their super fun colors and throwback flare, this is one item that will have bidders going crazy! Buy Now!


Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

{Aff} Beats new wireless headphones pair directly with bluetooth devices within a 30 foot range, making them our number 1 top pick in the music category. These headphones will sell themselves! Buy Now!


Wooden Sunglasses

{Aff} Ray-Ban’s Clubmaster Sunglasses will be the hottest trend you’ll see in 2017 eyewear. They’re great as a stand alone item, or package them together with a day trip to the beach. No matter what you decide, you won’t go wrong with this pick. Buy Now!


Star Wars Rogue One Death Star Popcorn Maker

{Aff} Fun for kids of all ages, this Death Star Popcorn Maker will be the item that draws bidders over to the table. Pair it with a movie or poster and they won’t be able to resist! Buy Now!


Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

{Aff} With all the emphasis on STEM and STEAM learning in schools, Fisher-Price’s Think & Learn Code-a-pillar is one item that ever parent of preschoolers will be vying for! Perfect for school auctions or those that benefit a children’s organization! Buy Now!


Fitbit Alta

{Aff} Fitness is still a huge trend for 2017, so you can’t go wrong with a tracker like Fitbit’s Alta. Slim and sleek this tracker will catch the eye of attendees for sure. Buy Now!

We’re adding more items to our Hottest Silent Auction Items of 2017 Pinterest Board everyday so go check it out!

Looking for a way to stay organized? Try setting up an Amazon Wishlist that supporters can shop from directly. This is help you get exactly what you want, without getting any duplicates!

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