2022 Holiday Hashtags for Small Business

The holiday season is a great time to get a little extra bump in online engagement, especially when using hashtags for social media posts.

4 months ago   •   4 min read

By Ariel N. Banayan

Everyone loves to start buying gifts as they huddle down and warm up for the holiday season. That also means it’s a wonderful time to get a quick boost in your online presence since everyone will be posting their snowy cheer on social media. Think of your online posts as a free little business holiday card crafted for every potential guest scrolling from their fireplace.

Below, you’ll see some of the top holiday hashtags you can use to help expose your business to a larger audience on different platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. To create a hashtag, simply place a # symbol (otherwise known as the pound sign) before a word as you write a caption or create a large list at the end of a social media post. Just remember to be creative and mix up the phrasings a bit to get more variety and reach with your post.

#Happyholidays / #Holidays2022

Now that December is here, it’s completely fine to include classic hashtags involving the holidays, such as #Happyholidays, #Holidays2022, #Holidaycheer, and more. Plus, holiday hashtags are the perfect way to tune the feeling of a social media post to the season itself, almost like adding marshmallows to hot chocolate.

If you’re a restaurant owner, you already know the holidays are a big opportunity for guests to come in and warm up with some great food. That also means that any little mistake or accident can start a huge setback and shake up the entire dining experience. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with a few easy tips to streamline your restaurant before it starts to feel clogged during the holiday season.

#Giftsforher / #Giftsforhim

Woman opening the string of a small package covered in candy cane wrapping paper.
Photo by Kira auf der Heide / Unsplash

Let’s face it, gift-giving can be hard work. When there are too many options and no way to make up one’s mind, it can turn a joyful experience into a stressful nightmare in a matter of seconds. Luckily, a well catered social media post with the right hashtags can help get your products out there for someone to find. Simply including these hashtags will put you on a virtual shelf for people to scroll through as if they’re window shopping, except they’ll be at home or in line at the grocery store.

If you’re concerned about other types of mishaps when shipping for the holidays, check out our blog on shipping for retail stores. In the post, we cover some of the common pitfalls that you can easily avoid when preparing your products. There’s also a free checklist in there for you to use at your own convenience.

#ChristmasEve / #ChristmasDay

Of course, since everyone celebrates the holidays differently, you can get the best outreach by including hashtags that cater to those different holidays. Keep in mind that it might seem a little disorienting if you included a Christmas hashtag on a post about Hanukkah. But don’t let that stop you from still posting about the general holiday cheer.

If you’re looking for a boost in holiday sales alongside your presence online, try implementing a gift card program. You’ll not only be giving people the chance to buy some great stocking stuffers, gift cards also allow a greater purchasing flexibility as well.

Get creative with your own hashtags

Don’t just stop at our holiday hashtags when promoting your business. Creating your own hashtags will help you get more specific outreach beyond a holiday-loving audience. If you need more inspiration, check out our past blog posts about hashtags for Halloween and Thanksgiving, where we dive in and show more ways you can get creative with the hashtag process and more for your social media presence.

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