25 Thanksgiving Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

25 Thanksgiving Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a thanksgiving business in 2022?

We put together 25 of the best thanksgiving businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other thanksgiving businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a gift baskets business ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $125,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Valentina from Brantford, ON, Canada started Really Luxe about 2 years ago, a gift baskets business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Brantford, ON, Canada

Case Study

I worked as a Sales Associate for a well-known gift shop. I loved working for the company and was very passionate and believed in the company's culture and image.

The best part of the job was helping customers choose the perfect gift, suggest engraving messages and design ideas, and organizing inventory. I worked alongside awesome and amazing people! This was the first time I actually found a job that I truly was passionate about.

After the company closed down, I was very broken-hearted. This was the time when I also realized that I loved working with people, gift wrapping, and being able to use my creative talents and skills. Since I got laid off, due to company closure, this was the perfect time on reflecting where I would like to be professionally in my life.

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2. Start a gift store ($96K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $749,997/month
Skills

Tiffany Reimer from Fresno, California, USA started Passport 4 Change over 8 years ago, a gift store.

  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Fresno, California, USA

Case Study

I've loved coins from around the world since I was a little girl. My dad was in the Air Force and he had coins from around the world including Taiwan, the Philippines and other places. These simple coins were magical entries into a much greater world. That probably greatly influenced me and put me on my current world-traveling path.

So when my niece didn't think about a greater world, I knew I needed to help her and other children expand their horizon.

My idea turned out to be a great success so I built a website and started selling my educational (and fun!) tooth fairy kits. I offer different kit options that I named the Business Class kit and my biggest seller, the 1st Class kit.

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3. Start a meme-based product ($162K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$13,500 — $20,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$20,000
Skills

James Reina + Davis Harari from New York, USA started The Nut Button about 5 years ago, a meme-based product.

  • Revenue: $13,500/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, USA

Case Study

Davis:

I thought of this product while interning before my senior year of college. I was in a meme group chat with some friends - and everyone thought the nut meme was hysterical.

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4. Become a local event artist

Examples of a successful local event artist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a local event artist:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a local event artist ➜

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5. Start a giveaway videos business

Examples of a successful giveaway videos business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a giveaway videos business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a giveaway videos business ➜

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6. Start a success story videos business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful success story videos business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a success story videos business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a success story videos business ➜

Case Study

Hello there! My name is Hope Horner, and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Lemonlight, an on-demand video production company that offers brands and agencies access to high-quality affordable video content nationwide.

We’ve built Lemonlight as an entirely self-funded business. We haven’t taken any outside capital since we launched the business in 2014. We’re on track to hit 6M in sales this year and we’ve grown the team to 45 full-time employees. We’ve been recognized in dozens of major publications, and we were awarded in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

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7. Start a hashtag challenge business

Examples of a successful hashtag challenge business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hashtag challenge business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hashtag challenge business ➜

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8. Start a themed content business

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful themed content business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a themed content business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a themed content business ➜

Case Study

Hey! My name is Marti Sanchez and I am the CEO of Influence Podium. We help B2B CEOs get placed on podcasts their target audience listens to and repurposes those episodes into LinkedIn or Twitter content to grow their personal brand and drive inbound.

We just crossed $30k MRR and are looking to hit seven figures by the end of the year. We’re a young company in our 3rd year in business, and completely self-funded.

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9. Become a giveaway blogger

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000
Skills

Examples of a successful giveaway blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a giveaway blogger:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a giveaway blogger ➜

Case Study

Hello! My name is Trey Christensen and alongside Cody Reese, we started a business called Vast or most commonly known as VastGG. In 2017, we began offering our marketing services in the form of social and viral giveaways. Using a bit of growth hacking, we developed a way to grow a client's following in the gaming and esports industries.

We never thought Vast would be anything other than a side hustle. However, we have now grown the business into a large-scale giveaway marketing agency with over 2,000,000 followers across our socials, 1,950,000 subscribers to our giveaway newsletter, and are generating over $30k in revenue per month.

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10. Start a home cooking business

How Much Can You Make?
$417,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful home cooking business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home cooking business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home cooking business ➜

Case Study
  • Rosanna Pansino is one of the highest-paid personalities on YouTube.
  • She has 13.7 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
  • She creates cooking videos which are typically 15-20 minutes long.
  • Every year, she earns over $5 million from her various entertainment endeavors.

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Read the full story on forbes.com ➜

11. Start a flash sale offering business

Examples of a successful flash sale offering business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flash sale offering business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a flash sale offering business ➜

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12. Start a live contest hosting business ($360K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful live contest hosting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a live contest hosting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a live contest hosting business ➜

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jerry Low, and I’ve been in the Affiliate Marketing and SEO consultancy business since 2004. I own and operate several websites with a small team, including WebHostingSecretRevealed, HostScore, and HideandSeek. Together, they attract over 700,000 visitors each month.

One of our sites gets close to 4 million sessions and 6 million pageviews in 1H 2021

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13. Start a free guide business

Examples of a successful free guide business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a free guide business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a free guide business ➜

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14. Start a canned goods making business

Examples of a successful canned goods making business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a canned goods making business:

Learn more about starting a canned goods making business ➜

15. Start a thank you notes business

Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Examples of a successful thank you notes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a thank you notes business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a thank you notes business ➜

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16. Start a say thank you videos business

Examples of a successful say thank you videos business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a say thank you videos business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a say thank you videos business ➜

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17. Start a community delivery service

Examples of a successful community delivery service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a community delivery service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a community delivery service ➜

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18. Start a thanksgiving-themed products business

Examples of a successful thanksgiving-themed products business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a thanksgiving-themed products business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a thanksgiving-themed products business ➜

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19. Become a festival photographer

Average Initial Investment
$30,000
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful festival photographer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a festival photographer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a festival photographer ➜

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20. Start an online polls

Examples of a successful online polls:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online polls:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online polls ➜

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21. Start an exchange loyalty rewards business

Examples of a successful exchange loyalty rewards business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a exchange loyalty rewards business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an exchange loyalty rewards business ➜

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22. Start a flower arrangements business

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$250
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful flower arrangements business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flower arrangements business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a flower arrangements business ➜

Case Study

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23. Start a donation business

Examples of a successful donation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a donation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a donation business ➜

24. Start a niche greeting cards business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful niche greeting cards business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a niche greeting cards business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a niche greeting cards business ➜

Case Study

I am Travis Peterson and started Joker Greeting. We make original prank gifts and prank non-gifts for friends, family, and offices. It all started with a non-stop musical greeting card that looped for 3-6 hours.

For 2.5 years, I have been working on making musical greeting cards interesting again. To be clear, I never intended on making a greeting card or joke company, but we launched on Kickstarter and raised $92,073 in 30 days with no marketing, so I decided to give it a shot.

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25. Start a food donation app business for restaurants

Examples of a successful food donation app business for restaurants:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food donation app business for restaurants:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a food donation app business for restaurants ➜

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