Thanksgiving may not be as popular as Christmas or Halloween, but there are still plenty of custom merch opportunities!
Everyone seems to forget all about Thanksgiving in the rush between Halloween and Christmas, but there is money to be made during this holiday too—and not just on Black Friday. Families gather from all over to celebrate Thanksgiving, and for many families, this holiday is the only time all year when they get to see each other. So it’s a time for them to exchange small thoughtful gifts right before the biggest gift-gifting time of the season.
If you have a brick-and-mortar store or an online store, selling Thanksgiving-themed products can make you stand out from your competition (because everyone focuses on Christmas). Popular stores like Target and World Market sell Thanksgiving-themed merch for a reason, and you can too!
In this post, we’ll run through a few of our favorite custom-made Thanksgiving products you can make here at The/Studio, from patches to cufflinks. At the end of each entry, be sure to click “Learn More” to learn a bit more about each type of custom product.
Custom Product Ideas for Thanksgiving Merch
You can choose any type of custom patch to use for Thanksgiving merch! The/Studio offers the following types of patches:
You can choose pumpkins design or turkey designs, in addition to adding a backer card to make your patches retail-ready if you intend to sell them over-the-counter or online.
Custom Lapel Pins
Lapel pins are perfect for Thanksgiving merch. Family and friends can all share matching pins at Thanksgiving dinner, and take them home as party gifts. Maybe it’ll be an annual tradition! Adding backing cards helps make your lapel pins retail-ready and allows you to enjoy a higher markup.
Socks are something everyone needs, and you can do so many fun Thanksgiving designs on them : ) We recommend adding a header card to make them retail-ready if you plan to sell them. If you’re giving them away to friends, family, clients, or staff, then just go ahead and whip ‘em up!
Did you forget that stickers are trending in 2022? You can come up with a Thanksgiving-themed sticker pack with different designs or you can do individual Thanksgiving stickers to give out one by one. Like all small custom merch, we recommend adding a backer card to make them retail-ready.
Custom Cufflinks and Tie Bars
Thanksgiving for many is more of a formal occasion than Halloween, so offering custom-made cufflinks and tie bars with a Thanksgiving theme would go over very well with your customers. Make sure to add special packaging to get a higher markup!
Let’s Get Thanksgiving Ready
There is plenty of time to order before Thanksgiving gets underway, but you still need to get a move on if you want to have time to truly experiment with a variety of custom Thanksgiving merchandise ideas. Contact one of our Creative Specialists with any questions, or use our hands-on Create Tool to get started designing today.