A €70,000 Lunch With Silvio Berlusconi: The Perfect Gift For A Grandmother

A €70,000 Lunch With Silvio Berlusconi: The Perfect Gift For A Grandmother

Do you need advice on finding the perfect gift for your grandmother? You could buy her flowers, a book, perfume… or you can do what one bidder did and surprise your granny with a lunch with Silvio Berlusconi, the renowned former Italian prime minister. 

It’s not the cheapest gift. The winner bid €70,000 to win the lunch, auctioned by CharityStars. The amount, however, was completely worth it. The proceeds directly supported the central Italy earthquake victims. 

To make the gift even more special, the lunch is going to take place at Berlusconi’s personal residence in Arcore. 

“Dear friends, I decided to auction this experience to support the victims of the Italian earthquake. I think everyone should do everything in his/her means to help our fellow citizens, and sometimes we can be helpful even with smaller gestures. I’ll be really glad to meet and have lunch with the generous winner of the auction, that I hope is going to be sold to a high price, since the proceeds will support the Italian Red Cross!” - Silvio Berlusconi

Further Reading

When Art Meets Charity

When Art Meets Charity

In 1918, Pablo Picasso picked up a pencil and started sketching. He could have never imagined that almost 100 years later, that drawing would be auctioned for 120,000 pounds, nor that it could help hundreds of women and children in need.    The artwork was sold at the Global Gift Gala held in London in 2015 along with other unique art pieces, increasing exponentially the amount raised for the charity. Art, indeed, is one of the most involved industries when we talk about charity. Thousands of artists and galleries partner every year with the charities they care about, donating their works for a good cause.  And it’s not only about art pieces. There were many successful cases of art-related experiences, like having  a portrait made by a famous contemporary artist, a photo shoot from a renowned photographer, and a private visit to an art exhibition with the museum curator.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to art lovers making their dreams come true while supporting a great cause.   
Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your mom? Here’s our advice for finding a truly original gift. It’s not easy to find something different to give your mom on Mother’s Day, especially if you’ve already given many gifts in the past. Jewelry, perfume, books.. yawn.. Why not try a unique idea that’s sure to add that wow factor this Mother’s Day: Gifts for music-loving moms: If your mom adores music and you’re all out of ideas why not treat her to a meeting with a famous singer? CharityStars gives you the chance to meet Italian and International singers from Alessandra Amoroso to Piero Pelù, Arisa and Aerosmith. Another great way to leave your mom speechless this Mother’s Day is to send her a personal video-message from her favorite singer! And that’s not all. At CharityStars you will find a host of original gift ideas such as signed t-shirts or guitars, Xfactor tickets, meet&greets with singers and much more. All you have to do is find the auction you want to bid on or ask us for a personalized experience via our dedicated page. Gifts for food-loving moms: Does your mom love cooking but you’re tired of giving her cookery books and kitchen utensils? We’ve found the solution! There are plenty of sites that offer cookery courses at all kinds of different schools but what if it was Cracco or Canavacciuolo in person to reveal their secrets to the perfect dish? CharityStars gives you the chance to treat your mom to experiences with some of the biggest celebrity chefs. Bid on the chance to meet Carlo Cracco or have a dinner personally prepared for you by Alberto Barbieri or Antonino Cannavacciuolo.   Gifts for fashion-loving moms: Is your mom a fashion follower? Don’t know what to give her this Mother’s Day? What if you could surprise her with tickets to a fashion week show? You’d be giving a unique gift and an unforgettable experience! At CharityStars you can buy passes for some of the hottest fashion week runway shows. Or instead bid on bags, accessories, pieces worn by celebrities and many other items that you’ll find in our Auctions section.   If you’re wondering where you can buy these unique Mother’s Day gifts all you have to do is check our current auctions or ask for a personalized experience via our dedicated page!