With traditional drop downs i.e. using <select><option></option></select> you are limited to only text and value. But with this easily configurable jquery plugin, you can now create a custom drop down that can very well include images, a short description, along with your usual text and value. Take a look at the following demos in action. 1Basic Drop down using JSON ddSlick - a jQuery plugin for custom drop down with images
Gets or sets the selection.