Etsy Shop Tips: Upcoming Holidays for Gifting

Remember when we discussed how people LOVE to know what they can do with an item or who they can gift it to? Sometimes you may need to think outside the typical Christmas, birthday, Mother's/Father's day box to come up with other reasons + holidays for gifting!

Spring tends to be a slow-ish gift giving season, but that doesn't mean we can't come up with a few non-typical gifting holidays to help reach more buyers!

St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) - If your products are green, they totally qualify for a St. Patty's Day tag! People will be looking for a reason to avoid the dreaded pinch, so clothing, accessories, and jewelry will all be relevant.

Easter (March 27th) - BUNNIES! FLOWERS! TINY ADORABLE CHICKENS! No, but seriously. Think about Easter basket stuffers for the kids, religious items (especially crosses), and anything that buyers might be looking to use or wear on that day.

April Fool's Day (April 1st) - Anything funny or prank-ish goes. For example, I like to use the April Fools tag for my temporary tattoos because you can put them on to freak out your family, friends, and coworkers.

National Siblings Day (April 10th) - Cards are great, obviously, and so is anything else that reminds you of your bro or sis. How about something to decorate your brother's man cave, or a matching bracelet set for you and your sister?

Spring Break (March + April) - Lots of people travel to the beaches for spring break. Think about spring break essentials, beach necessities, tees, tanks, glasses, monogrammed hats + towels, nautical themed items, etc.

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) - Party invitations, printable signs, banners, + decor for a DIY party, Mexican themed decor, sombreros, margarita glasses, spice packets to cook with.

Mother's Day (May 8th) - Anything personalized is great for Mom, including jewelry, cards, kitchen accessories, or gardening knick-knacks.

Memorial Day (May 30th) - A distinctly patriotic holiday.. tag your red, white, and blue items for sure, and think about where someone might spend a long weekend + what they might need to take with them. Food products are great for camping, and some of the same spring break items could work for this time as well.

Graduation (May + June) - For the highschool graduate, think about dorm essentials + things they'll need for their first journey away from home. For the college graduate, how about decor for her first out of college apartment, or a briefcase for his first job interview. For both, announcements, motivational quotes, or anything that shows you're proud of them.

Be sure to leave me a note in the comments, and let me know which of these you'll be using for your own shop!


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