Summer is always a difficult season to predict due to our wonderful English weather but there are always products that will be successful over the summer months. Travel related items such as car sunshades, kids backpacks and sun hats, swimwear and beach toys always great lines to stock. Kids stationary/activity packs sell very well all year round but especially during the summer. Kids summer clothing sells right through to the end of July as children have a habit of growing so don’t leave your stock too low and more classic dressy items like the Zip Zap range we stock sells well for special occasions all year round as a cardigan and tights can be added to make it trans-seasonal.
Teachers and Graduation gifts sell well throughout June and July and although Weddings & Christenings are all year round there is a peak volume during the summer months so Wedding gift items and wedding crafts see peak activity from May onwards with many Brides leaving gifts to the last minute for Best Man, Bridesmaids etc. We have a great range of wholesale gifts for Grooms, Best Man, Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids as well as wedding venue decoration items.
Back to School products such as hair bands/ hair accessories, socks, tights, lunch boxes, drinks bottles and back packs & key rings do very well during the summer months in time for schools starting back in September.
Halloween is now a much bigger event in the UK and you need to start having stock from August to make the best of this . Party supplies, decorations, confectionary and fancy dress items all sell well for this event.
Last but not least is Christmas – we see customers starting to shop for wholesale Christmas lines earlier each year as some of the more popular lines can be sold out by September. Many of our customers sell bespoke/customised and personalised Christmas products on Facebook, Etsy and eBay and are taking orders from July onwards so you need to plan your ranges now.
Our red keepsake boxes sell extremely quickly, along with Christmas Elves, Santa Christmas Sacks , stockings and Christmas plush soft toys. Baby & Childrens Christmas clothing items are very popular to add to gift baskets and Christmas Eve boxes . One of our best selling products that sells out super fast are Christmas mugs. Popular for all ages and we have a great selection from bone china collectibles to cheap and cheerful!
Christmas gift baskets and hampers are big business and you need to start planning to take orders from July onwards – we stock a great range of wholesale hamper supplies including Christmas Cello, ribbons, hamper trays & baskets and paper shred. For smaller hamper gifts we sell felt & hessian bags which are great for confectionary and preserves.