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Beary Nice

Beary Nice

Inspired by a little girl's fond memories of trips to the KCPL, this basket offers the best of her favorite story time adventure friend, Corduroy the bear. Any child will delight in the classic Corduroy's Easter as well as the easy-to-hold mini books Get Up and Go, Corduroy; All Day with Corduroy; Corduroy's Playtime; Corduroy's Friends; and Corduroy Rolls Along. And of course any adventure calls for these beary fun items and treats: sidewalk chalk, Bead Pets, Teddy Grahams, Gummi Bears, 4 Groovy Pops suckers, bubble gum, and cuddly teddy bear. Value: $60 Donated by Meyishi Blair.

Bridge Road Shops: West Side

Bridge Road Shops: West Side

A perennial Tisket favorite, this friendly competition teams the shops on the West Side of Bridge Road for a winning combination. You will be the winner when you haul these treasures home: gift certificates from The Wheelhouse ($15); Yarid's ($25); Sarah's Bakery ($25); Cottage Row ($25), plus dinner for two at the Bridge Road Bistro (a $150 value). A lovely Vera Bradley wallet (Eggplant); clover coffee mugs (The Art Store); Brighton earrings (Geranium's); and 2 massages (1/2 hour) from Body Therapy Associates will have fans cheering! Add the book Mini Shopaholic, from Sophie Kinsella's collection, for the perfect finish. All are tucked into a lovely Brighton beach bag (Geranium's). Bid now. Bid often....this one will be very popular! Value: $528 Donated by the "West Side" Bridge Road Shops.

Bridge Road Shops: East Side

Bridge Road Shops: East Side

In this corner we have the other prime competitor! The East Side of Bridge Road Team of shops and restaurants dukes it out for another fierce battle that yields the spoils of victory to the highest bidder! Petit Jewelry packs a big punch with stunning earrings (valued at $125). The generous gift certificates provide the knockout: Dressmaker's Closet ($60); Charlie ($40); Cornucopia ($50); Lola's ($25); Nougat ($25); Gigi's ($50); Peter Pan Cleaners ($20); and South Hills Market and Café ($50). Since you'll be exhausted from all that shopping, relax with the book from Sophie Kinsella's popular series, Shopaholic and Sister. All are artfully displayed in a Longaberger basket. This one's a champion: don't let it get away! Value: $505 Donated by the "East Side" Bridge Road Shops.

Crock Pot Magic

Crock Pot Magic

If you'd love to come home to the mouthwatering aroma of an already-prepared, home-cooked meal, this one's for you. Fill this lovely crock pot with culinary creations featured in these crock pot cookbooks: Rival Crock Pot Incredibly Easy Recipes and Rival Crock Pot: 5 Ingredients or Less. Throw in some finishing salts and wield cooking utensils and, -- voilà -- you look like a real pro! It just doesn't get much easier than this. Value: $95 Donated by Laura Lee Albert and Karen Lukens.

A Notable Family Affair

A Notable Family Affair

Intended for the young family, this basket hits a high note as it delivers the well-orchestrated gifts of education, culture and family memories. Expand kids' horizons with the gift of appreciation for symphonic music and have a ball while doing it! With 4 season tickets for the WVSO Family Discovery Series 2013 - 2014 and absolutely precious music-themed children's books (I Want to be a Wizard; Human Body) and even a few for Mom and Dad (50 Years of the Rolling Stones, A History of the West Virginia Capitol), the entire family will delight in a magical, musical journey. Parents will relish the opportunity to use 2 WVSO Grand Series tickets (valued at $920!) for one-on-one outings with a child or for a long-overdue date night. Value: $1,095 Donated by The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Education Committee.

Family Game and Movie Night

Family Game and Movie Night

Head out for a friendly family meal at Mayberry's ($25 gift certificate) then return home for a fun family game and TV movie night! Snuggle up and read The Berenstain Bears Go to the Movies, enjoy a rousing game of checkers, and chow down on these movie treats: microwave popcorn, 2 large bags of popcorn, Twizzlers, and strawberry candy. If the youngest movie watcher gets sleepy before the final credits, the Mayberry's T-shirt may be pressed into service as a night shirt! Value: $60 Donated by Jeff Driggs, Mayberry's.

Just Wild About Dogs and Cats

Just Wild About Dogs and Cats

This basket is the perfect treat for your elementary-age animal lovers. With the Webkinz puppy as a faithful companion, unleash answers to his canine questions with Discovery Kids: Puppy to Dog; Know Your Pet: Dogs and Puppies; Dogs: Groovy Tube Book; and My Puppies Poster Book. She will purr with delight with her cuddly Webkinz kitten and Discovery Kids: Kitten to Cat and the CAT: Eyewitness Book. Add the small pet dish and pet tote, tennis balls for doggie fetch and fleece balls for kitty fun to keep your little pet owner wagging with delight! Value: $75 Donated by Katy and Steve White.

It's Entertaining

It's Entertaining

With the help of Simplify Entertaining, you will set the perfect tone for a relaxed evening in your home with these perfect finishing touches: a colorful charger plate, 2 placemats, a dishtowel, serving utensils, and a Wildflowers jar candle. Finish off the evening with a hot beverage (papaya and passion fruit teas; English breakfast tea; or hot cocoa) and a selection of candies and chocolates. Want to save the calories? Light the vanilla cupcake candle, close your eyes and pretend you've already had dessert! Value: $75 Donated by Jennifer Jarvis, Everyday Gourmet.

Got a Sweet Tooth?

Got a Sweet Tooth?

This basket should satisfy even the most intense cravings! There's chocolate for melting (milk, white and sugar free), perfect for pouring into the candy mold and paper liners to make delicious individual treats. When only sweet AND salty will do, dip these jumbo pretzel sticks in to your favorite melted chocolate flavor and decorate 'em with multicolored sprinkles. If your sweet tooth won't let you wait a second longer, we've included some irresistible ready-to-eat treats: peanut brittle, peanut butter fudge, sugar-free hard candy and assorted chocolates. Yummy! Value: $100 Donated by The Candy Factory.

Toddler Read and Play

Toddler Read and Play

This is the perfect busy time basket for busy little hands! Encourage hand-eye coordination with this Magnetic Fishing Game and enjoy hours of developing imagination with Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks game. The soft plush "Goldie Flopsie" dog is the perfect size and softness for small-armed hugs while you share these read aloud favorites over and over: Stand Back, said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze!; But No Elephants; Corduroy; Peek-a-Moo!; and A House for Hermit Crab. Value: $85 Donated by Debbie and Mike Duvall.

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