October is here and retailers are ready to scare the competition away with tons of holiday deals, promotions, and most of all, products. This year’s buying season is once again looking upbeat, with October of 2018 up 5.7 percent year-over-year for holiday sales. Research is showing that consumers are doing their festive shopping earlier in Q4, which is already here! Are you ready to roll?
Your store is most likely already stocked with trending holiday products, but in case you need some last minute inspirations to woo your customers, Independent Retailer has a list of hot items that should be on every retailer’s shelves. Wrapped up in a bow and ready to go, here are some unique and quick selling products for this year. Let’s get to work!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster from Nostalgia
This new, innovative product makes perfectly toasted, hot and melty cheese sandwiches in just minutes. The assembled cheese sandwich can simply be placed inside the toasting basket, adjust the dial to doneness preference, and then toast. This product has simple controls and easy cleaning.
Moon Face Pendant Necklace from Honeycat Jewelry
Minimalist jewelry has been all the rage this year, and this piece from Honeycat Jewelry fits right into that style. This long beaded necklace features a crescent moon face disc pendant and looks way more expensive than it actually costs, making it a perfect holiday gift.
Scarf Cooling Insert from Secret Scarves
Secret Scarves has an innovative product that will provide your customers relief from hot flashes, and look fashionable in the process. Their cooling insert can easily be hidden inside any scarf. All one has to do is to soak the insert in water and wring out, and then fold inside any scarf of your choice.
Revers-A-Brella from Mark Feldstein & Associates, Inc.
The standard and portable-sized No Drip Umbrella will keep your customers dry with its innovative inverted design that enables one to close it upward, trapping residual raindrops inside its double-layer water-repellant canopy, made from durable pongee cloth. By inverting the design, the wet side of the umbrella faces inward when closing it, exposing only the dry side to the user.
Mark Feldstein & Associates, Inc.
Little Lamb Gift Sets from Shepherd’s Dairy 4 Ewe
Coming in four different scents, each gift set contains a 2 oz. lotion, 2 oz bubble bath, 1 lip balm and a 2 oz soap. Each product is handcrafted from high quality sheep’s milk, which is higher in butterfat than cow or goat milk, leaving the skin feeling silky smooth.
Shepherd’s Dairy 4 Ewe
Acrylic Socks Ornament from Transpac
These ornaments are the perfect impulse buy for the cashwrap. Each acrylic ornament comes with a pair of red and green socks. There are four different designs available, and with a suggested retail price of $9, they make for perfect stocking stuffers.
Bamboo Bath Pouf from Lotus Light Enterprises, Inc.
Sustainable products aren’t going out of style anytime soon, and if you haven’t hopped onto this bandwagon trend already, Lotus Light Enterprises has the perfect product to start your eco-friendly section in your store. This perfect little pouf is not only strong, lightweight and biodegradable, it’s also machine-washable.
Lotus Light Enterprises, Inc.
SHOES & FOOTWEAR
Fluffy Slide Sandal from UrbanOG
Who knew bright neon colors would ever come back in style? Well, here they are in a cute, affordable faux fur sandal. These eye catching slide sandals feature a wide fluffy faux fur vamp and molded footbed sole. They come in neon yellow, neon orange, red, pink and black.
Fashion Handbag from E.W. Inspiration Handbags
Animal skin patterns are making a comeback, and E.W. Inspiration Handbags has the perfect handbag to give your customers the style they’re looking for. This faux leather purse comes with a wallet and beautiful inlay design.
E.W. Inspiration Handbags
Stadium Compliant Purses from SCORE! Designs, LLC
These cute and clear purses are designed specifically for special sports game days. Most of the bags are compliant with NFL, NCAA, PGA, NHL, high schools, arenas and concert venues. Available in a wide variety of different color combinations, these purses are perfect for all of your customers preparing for game day.
SCORE! Designs, LLC
Three-Part Hydration System from LifeFuels
LifeFuels, winner of the 2018 CES Innovation Award, is making it easier than ever for consumers to stay healthy and hydrated with their new three-part hydration system. The water bottle holds three FuelPods and dispenses flavor and nutrients with the push of a button for personalized drinks on-the-go. FuelPods turn ordinary water into a variety of delicious flavors. Consumers can then keep track of their hydration with the free LifeFuels app.
Pepper Spray from POM Industries
Made in the USA, POM is a next generation pepper spray product redesigned to seamlessly blend into any lifestyle. This product is a discrete, safe, yet powerful personal defense tool and comes in a variety of colors. POM is Amazon’s Choice for pepper spray, as well as the number one search result in Google for pepper sprays. Your customers can be adventurous and fearless with a “peace of mind!”
Holiday Home Scent from Harvest Glow Candles
This delicious American staple bubbles over with the scent of apples and cinnamon, giving the home a wonderful aroma filled with nostalgia and homemade goodness. Handmade with pure soy wax, this fragrance is very popular for the holidays.
Harvest Glow Candles
Christmas Spice Candle from More Than A Candle
Bring the smell of the holidays into your store with this Christmas Spice candle. Made with 100% soy wax and 100% braided cotton wicks with no lead, More Than A Candle’s products are completely biodegradable. Christmas Spice comes in an 8oz Jelly Jar and retails for a low price of $6.99.
More Than A Candle
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Lavender Coconut CBD Deodorant from Kb Pure Essentials
Great for both men and women, this deodorant comes in a warm lavender aroma that your customers will love. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and perfect for everyday use. Kb Pure Essentials uses natural oils and butters, blended with their organically grown CBD and pure fragrance oils so the ingredients benefit both the body and the skin.
Kb Pure Essentials
Liposomes Hemp Oil from Pet Releaf
Receiving both the Pet Age Reader’s Choice Award and the Pet Business 2018 Award, this organic CBD product for furry friends is water soluble and can be administered directly on food. Using innovative technology, this oil is 3x more bioavailable than the company’s standard CBD hemp oils when administered on food, giving pet parents 3x more usage out of a single bottle.
MADE IN USA
New Military Tees from Made in America Store
100% made in the USA, these t-shirts proudly represent all members of the military. The company offers Airforce, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Vietnam Veterans shirts, all at affordable prices.
Made in America Store
Organic Energy Gels from Honey Stinger
The global Energy Gel Products market is estimated to touch several million by the end of 2025, and we’ve got the perfect product for you to get started on this new fad. Honey Stinger offers organic energy gel packets in multiple different flavors including chocolate, fruit smoothie, acai pomegranate and more. These packets are perfect for any athletic endeavor.
SleepPhones Speakers from AcousticSheep
SleepPhones® are ultra-thin speakers inside of a luxuriously soft headband that are perfect for listening to relaxing music, meditations, binaural beats, or any other type of music. This product is an extremely popular holiday gift due to its comfort and quality. These headphones come in four different models: Classic, Wireless, Effortless and ASMR Edition.
KISS Guitar Pick Bottle Opener from Kiss4Sale.com
Perfect for a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift, this official KISS bottle opener features the LA KISS logo, a flaming football, all in a guitar pick shape. Kiss4Sale.com is the official LA KISS inventory liquidator, so you can guarantee your customers are getting the real deal.
The Largest and Most Successful CBD & Vape Show in the U.S.
With over 270 vendors and a slew of amazing features, CBD.io attracts buyers from all over the world, including several big box retailers such as Costco, Walmart and GNC. Attendees can shop from over 400 brands, labs and a slew of amazing new CBD products. Located at the Las vegas Convention Center on November 22 and 23, this trade show is one you won’t want to miss.