It is a known fact that Nigerians love to celebrate Christmas. This is one time of the year where people around this part of the world (if not all) spend a lot of money decorating houses, giving awesome gifts to loved ones, buying new clothes, or appreciating customers for their patronage and loyalty.
For the business-minded ones reading this, this festive season presents opportunities to make extra income. With a dash of resourcefulness and sprinkling of creativity, you can start these little business ideas this Christmas even if you have little capital.
- Make Christmas Cards
If you are the artistic type and if you are good with rhymes, taglines and slogans, you might just be able to earn some more from your Christmas card-making business. Think about all those companies who want to appreciate their customers. The market is massive.
2. Sell Christmas Souvenirs and Gifts
During Christmas, people love to exchange gifts and buy souvenirs like Christmas hats, mugs and custom-branded Christmas T-shirts for themselves and their families. You can be sure to make a lot of profit especially when you offer them discounts. The festive period is known for promos and sales which helps you sell even more because people are drawn to the cheaper price.
3. Offer Gift Wrapping Services
Most people who buy gifts need a little help with wrapping up their gifts in a special way. If you are talented in wrapping gifts fast and in a special way, you could offer your services to customers at a gift shop and to family and friends as well.
4. Pack and Sell Gift Baskets
Do you know how to weave baskets? You can create your own gift baskets, buy some grocery items to fill them up and wrap them in Christmas themed sheets. There is usually a very high demand during that time of the year from companies who place huge orders.
5. Sell Toys
One very important market segment you don’t want to miss out on during this festive season and that is the children. Children’s toys sell very well because they are not so expensive and parents want to indulge their children because it’s a merry season.
6. Render Food-Catering Service
This is another very smart way to earn income during this festive season if you are good at cooking. This is because during this time of the year, some people are busy celebrating and too busy to prepare the delicacies they want. You will be surprised at the number of people who will jump at your offer.
7. Sell Goodies and Sweets
Everyone just loves to indulge a little during this season and you would be heading in the right direction by making and selling foods like cupcakes and cookies. Oh don’t forget the ice-cream. If your treats are good, you can be sure to get repetitive orders.
These are just a few of the seasonal business ideas you can do this December. What other businesses do you think you would like to add to the list? Go on, add business ideas that you have tried, would love to try or probable heard of/know somebody who tried and earned some money from.