April Fool’s Day is coming super soon (April 1). And while April Fool’s Day isn’t traditionally thought of as a major gift-giving holiday, there are still people who like to go all out and buy April Fools gifts for themselves or loved ones.
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I typically don’t suggest creating a bunch of holiday-specific designs to sell because holiday-specific things don’t sell well year-round. It’s okay to have a few designs that say “Happy April Fool’s Day” or related phrases. Or you can create designs about practical jokes or pranks to create more generalized designs, such as “I’m the king of practical jokes!” or “Don’t mess with this prankster.”
If you do a search on Google Images or Etsy for things like “April Fools gifts” or “April Fool’s Day mugs,” you can find some great design inspiration. Here are some examples:
Then, you can run special discounts for any items you create. And to help promote these sales, you’ll find a list of April Fool’s Day coupon codes, hashtags, and social media templates you can use below.
Additionally, I had my designers create a series of April Fool’s Day mockups for color-changing mugs. You can add these to both your product listings and your social media content to make it more appealing to customers.
All of my April Fool’s Day promotional content is 100% free to use, and you’ll find it all below…
April Fool’s Day promotion ideas to boost your sales
To help promote any April Fool’s Day designs you create, you’ll find three April Fool’s Day promotional ideas below:
April Fool’s Day coupon codes
Everyone loves a discount, especially on gifts or holiday items. So holiday-themed coupons can be really fun. You can come up with coupon codes based on words and phrases associated with April Fool’s Day to honor the spirit of the day.
Here are some suggestions:
(Once you create a code, you can also submit it to RetailMeNot.com to make it available to even more customers.)
April Fool’s Day hashtags
As a way to promote any sales you run, it’s a great idea to post about your sales on social media. Or if you don’t choose to run any sales, you can still post about any April Fool’s Day designs you create.
And as a way to attract more visitors to your content, you can include relevant hashtags with your posts linking them to the holiday. Doing this increases the chances of customers finding you.
Here are some April Fool’s Day-related hashtags you may wish to add to your social media content:
April Fool’s Day social media templates
And speaking of social media posts, to make the process super simple, I created a few basic templates that you are free to fill in and copy and paste into your social media feeds.
Check them out:
Template 1: #AprilFoolsDay2022 is right around the corner! Check out our selection of #funny _____ here: [link]. Promo code _____ saves you _____%
Example 1: #AprilFoolsDay2022 is right around the corner! Check out our selection of #funny color-changing mugs here: https://bit.ly/3KNxv3k. Promo code JOKE saves you 15%
Template 2: Need a gift for #AprilFoolsDay? We’ve got you covered. Shop our store for a variety of #AprilFools products here: [link]. Use promo code _____ to get $_____ off your order #hashtag
Example 2: Need a gift for #AprilFoolsDay? We’ve got you covered. Shop our store for a variety of #AprilFools products here: https://bit.ly/3KNxv3k. Use promo code LMAO to get $5 off your order #Prank
Template 3: Let your inner #jokester run wild this #AprilFoolsDay. Shop for awesome, unique _____ here: [link]. When you use promo code _____ you get _____% off #hashtag
Example 3: Let your inner #jokester run wild this #AprilFoolsDay. Shop for awesome, unique color-changing mugs here: https://bit.ly/3KNxv3k. When you use promo code COMEDY you get 10% off #Laugh
April Fool’s Day product mockups
Lastly, as a way to enhance your product listings and social media content surrounding April Fool’s Day, I had my designs create a series of April Fool’s Day product mockups for color-changing mugs, which you are free to use with your product listings or any social media content you create.
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After downloading the mockups, add your product designs using any graphic software. Then, upload the images to your listings or promotional content.
I hope you find this post about April Fools gifts useful! If you have any other April Fool’s Day promotion ideas, leave a comment below. And if you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends and followers!