Must-Bid Auction Items Announced for Party for Life

January 29, 2018—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today that more than 35 auction items – including luxury experiences and unique gift and home décor products donated by leading suppliers – are live now and available through February 1 and then in-person at the 26th annual Party For Life on Monday, February 5, in New York City. The auction items are available at:

Among the notable auction prizes are a weeklong stay at a private home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; New York Mets tickets; jewelry sets; a two night stay at the Great Island Inn in New Castle, New Hampshire; a two-night stay at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas; two Double Magnum Bottles of Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve wine; trips to market in Las Vegas and Dallas; advertising with AmericasMart; wardrobe or interior consultations with BCDC; and a company culture day with your leadership team. A number of incredible gift and home décor items also have been donated for auction by leading industry suppliers including Vera Bradley, Ever Ellis, Paddywax, PMI, Beatriz Ball, Elizabeth York, Eightmood, Ink+Alloy, Napa Home + Garden, Phillips Collection, Cowgirl Boot, Obeetee, catstudio, Indaba Trading, Chronicle Books, Bloomingville, Mangiacotti, UNO de 50, Consuela, and others. (NOTE: Product photos available upon request.)

“The Party for Life is gearing up to be a fantastic party including auction items,” said Matt Katzenson, Gift for Life, Chair.  “We are very grateful that the industry’s leading suppliers have been incredibly generous with their sponsorships and their support through auction prize donations.  Our secure online auction system makes it easy not only to preview prizes but also to start bidding on favorite items.”

Make plans now to attend Stage 48. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available. For details, contact Steven Williams at, (212) 727-3100.

Gift for Life raises funds to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS through nationwide at-market events, cause marketing programs and direct donations. The primary mission of Gift for Life is to raise funds for DIFFA-granted HIV/AIDS service, education, prevention and advocacy programs across the U.S. In 2016, DIFFA National granted more than $333,000 to 26 organizations providing treatment, education, prevention and advocacy.

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Gift for Life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS with more than $5 million raised since its inception in 1992. In 2008, Gift for Life selected DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., as its sole charity partner. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $42 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. More information is available at and at