How to Stock Gift Stores: What Holidays Are Customers Gifting For?

Personal and events/holidays are two of the ways to plan your shop’s stock. The third is to base your gift selection on specific people a customer could buy for.
There are certain days in the calander that individuals are highlighted.

Date Type For whom
14-Feb Valentines day Lovers:

Boyfriends; girlfriends

Husbands; wives

06-May Nurses day Nurses *
08-May Mothers day Mothers *
19-June Fathers day Fathers *
21-Aug Senior citizens Local senoir citizens
26-Aug Women’s equality day Women you know
11-Sep Grandparents day Grandparents *
25-Sep Gold star mothers day Gold star mothers *
25-Nov Presidents day It’s unlikely you’d buy a personal gift for the president, but you could have preseidential memrobilia.

* Your own or other those you’re close to.

But there are many other people, on less official holidays, that are worth stocking gifts for.
Occassions may vary, but the following types of people should be constantly considered.


Type Variations
Parents Mother

Step mother

Mother in law



Step father

Father in law



Grand Parents Grandmother

Great grandmother


Great grandfather


Siblings Brother

Step brother

Half brother


Step sister



Extended Cousins

Second Cousins






Offspring Daughter



Aside from these people’s birthdays, a customer may just want to buy a gift in appriciation of them.
When stocking your gift store, think out of the box. There are many lesser known occassions for a customer to spoil someone with.
Here are 22 ideas to think about:

  • 12-Jan: Pharmacist day
  • 15-Feb: Single awearness day
  • 29-Feb: Bachelors day
  • 4-March: Employee apprication day
  • 8-March: International Women’s day
  • 14-March: Legal assistance day
  • 21-March: Single parents day
  • 27 March: Neighbor day
  • 12- March: Girl scout day
  • 30-March: Doctors day
  • 10-April: National siblings day
  • 10- April: Golfers day
  • 30-April: World vetinary day
  • 1-May: World bus drivers day
  • 5-June: Cancer survivor day
  • 23-June: Public service day
  • 24-July: Parents day
  • 31st-July: World ranger day
  • 1st Sunday of August: National Sisters day
  • 01-August: Girlfriends day
  • 15-August: Best friends day
  • 1st November: Authors day