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October 28, 2021

While November is focused on turkeys and gravy, there are plenty of other interesting holidays this month. You should take advantage of these underappreciated holidays. Here are a few of our favorite November 2021 print-on-demand trends and product ideas.

Make sure you reach out a lot to your customers during this month because November is the month before Christmas, a big shopping holiday.

November 2021 Print-On-Demand Trends

November 8: National Cappuccino Day

Sometimes it seems like the world runs on caffeine. Having a cappuccino is another way to get caffeine into your system.

Just in case you don’t know, a cappuccino is when pressurized hot water goes through tightly packed coffee beans to allow more caffeine without a lot of extra liquid. You then add hot milk and a lot of foam, and that’s a cappuccino.

In short form, it’s an espresso with hot milk and foam. It’s difficult to make and requires a lot of skill.

People drinking cappuccinos can be traced back to 1805. It gained popularity in modern times thanks to coffee shops becoming more popular.

Product Inspiration

Cappuccinos are drunk out of large, bowl-like, mugs, but what about people who want to drink it on the go? That’s where our travel tumblers come in. We have two sizes: 15oz and 30oz.

15oz Tumbler Details

  • Stainless steel body
  • Spill-proof screw-on lid
  • Fits in standard cup holders
  • White enamel finish

30oz Tumbler Details

  • Stainless steel body
  • White enamel finish
  • Tapered bottom to fit in standard cup holders
  • Double insulated
  • Snap-on acrylic lid

Create a fun caffeine-themed design like a pattern made of beans or some funny saying about drinking caffeine.

Travel tumbler with a black background with two figures holding up coffee cups and "I love coffee" in between them

Marketing Inspiration

Social media and cappuccino drinks go hand and hand. How often do you see people posting pictures of their cappuccino foam art?

Use this to your advantage! Create images of your products and mix them with images of foam art. Grab your audience’s attention with the images and then offer a link to your product right in the post. Ask your audience what’s their favorite foam art that they’ve ever gotten. Ask them if there is a drink they like more than a cappuccino.

CTA Examples

Cappuccino on the go? Yes, please!

Always stay caffeinated with this cappuccino-themed tumbler!

Show your cappuccino love every day!

November 11: Singles Day

This holiday is mostly celebrated in China but it seems to be popping up everywhere. Singles Day is all about treating yourself and celebrating your singledom. It’s always on 11/11 because it represents four singles standing together.

It was originally called Bachelor’s Day because it was created by four male college students as an anti-Valentine’s Day. This holiday soon gained popularity among both sexes, which caused the name to change.

It’s now one of the most profitable e-commerce days in China.

Product Inspiration

Since Singles Day is all about celebrating being single, what better activity to do by yourself than taking a long, luxurious bath? Keep the luxury going by wrapping yourself in a soft bath towel!

Bath Towel Details

  • The basic towel is 100 polyester
  • The premium towel is made of 100% polyester and has a 100% cotton loop backing
  • Towels are vertically 30X60 inches
Pink towel with "I love long baths" in black script

Marketing Inspiration

Instagram and Twitter will be your best bet with this holiday. Both of these platforms are great for humorous posts, which is great for this holiday. Make posts about your favorite solo activities and ask your audience theirs. Take photos of your products and say how great it is that you don’t have to share them with another person.

CTA Examples

Get the most important person in your life aka YOU a present for Singles Day!

It’s time to treat yourself on this Singles Day!

What have you done for YOU lately? Check out our latest products!

November 18: National Princess Day

It’s time to celebrate all princesses, big and small! Have your customers treat themselves like royalty on this day.

You’d think Disney was the creator of this holiday, but you’d be wrong. It was created by Nest Entertainment, the team that created The Swan Princess movie series. The first movie of the series was released on November 18, 1994. The company created the holiday to help kids celebrate the principles of a princess like kindness, independence, and creativity.

Product Inspiration

How about some fun matching looks for moms and daughters? While it would work with any age, having cute matching shirts and onesies for moms and newborns is always welcomed.

Onesie Details

  • Features lap shoulders
  • 3 reinforced snap closures
  • Machine washable
  • Solid Colors are 100% cotton
  • Heather is 88% cotton, 12% polyester

Woman’s Relaxed T-Shirt Details

  • Heavyweight material
  • Relaxed fit
  • Solid colors are made of 100% cotton
  • Heathered colors are a cotton and polyester mix
  • Size range from small to 2XL
Child wearing a shirt that says "princess" sitting next to a woman wearing a shirt that says "queen"

Marketing Inspiration

Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest! You’ll get the most attention using this social media platform. You can create boards for princesses, queens, moms, new moms, babies, gifts for moms, baby shower gifts, and so much more!

Make sure to have good-quality images of your designs so that people will want to buy them right away.

CTA Examples

Celebrate the princesses in your life with our new collection!

Behind every princess is a queen, shop our mom and daughter collection now!

National Princess Day is coming up! Have you shopped our special collection?

November 27: Small Business Saturday

While not being exactly the same as the others, this holiday is important to celebrate because of all the hard work you do as a small business owner.

Interestingly, American Express, a very large corporation, created this holiday in 2010. The U.S. Small Business Administration became a co-sponsor 5 years later. The holiday encourages shoppers to go to their local small businesses instead of big brand name companies.

This day is usually highly profitable for small businesses, not only due to the specific holiday dedicated to them, but that’s it’s right at the start of the busy Christmas season.

Product Inspiration

It might be hard to design for this holiday, but as we always say, everything looks good on a tote bag! Have customers proudly exclaim that they shop at small businesses.

Tote Bag Details

  • Made of 100% polyester
  • Print is on both sides of the bag
  • Interior is black
  • Features 1 inch cotton straps
  • Machine washable
  • Comes in 3 sizes: 13X13, 16X16, and 18X18 inches
Black tote bag that says "I shop at small businesses" in white text

Marketing Inspiration

Luckily for you, all the marketing is practically done for you! People know what Small Business Saturday is and what it’s for. Just make sure you post on all your social media platforms about the holiday.

Try making it fun! Create a countdown to the Saturday! For the week leading it up to the Saturday, reveal a product that’s going to be on sale. If you have new products coming, show those off instead.

CTA Examples

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, remember to shop small!

Don’t forget to shop small this Saturday!

We’re having a special sale for Small Business Saturday, check it out!

November 28: Hanukkah

Hanukkah, or Chanukah, is also known as Festival Rededication or Festival of Lights. It’s an 8-day celebration of the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews rose up against their oppressors.

As part of the cleansing of the Second Temple, a menorah was lit with oil that had been blessed by a high priest. It was supposed to burn every night until a new alter could be built to replace the old one. The only problem was that they only had one bottle of oil that would only last the night. They lit it and it miraculously stayed lit for 8 days, just enough time to make new oil.

Product Inspiration

A table runner is perfect for Hanukkah! People can lay them on the table they’ll have the menorah on. Create tasteful Hanukkah-themed designs for it, and you have a holiday staple!

Table Runner Details

  • Comes in polyester twill and cotton twill
  • Features finished hem edging
  • Machine washable
  • Comes in two sizes: 16X72 and 16X90 inches
Table runner with Hanukkah icons in blue and yellow

Marketing Inspiration

It’ll be best to market this product as a holiday staple. Make sure to emphasize its reusability. Make sure to use all your social media platforms and make an email campaign to reach as many people as possible.

CTA Examples

Looking for Hannukah decorations? Look no more!

Your new Hannukah decoration staple is here!

Last chance to order our Hannukah themed products!

Other Major November Holidays to Keep in Mind

Black Friday

Black Friday is the #1 holiday for shoppers. Stores are having the biggest sales to go back into the “black” and to jumpstart the Christmas season. If you choose to have a sale, make sure to let your customers know ahead of time.

It’s important to remember that you will be competing with stores online and in-store.

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is the Internet’s version of Black Friday. It’s a great alternative for those who would rather skip the chaos of Black Friday and buy things online. It’s also given online-only stores a huge boost in sales and customers.

If you plan to do a big sale, make sure you let your customers know ahead of time.