From “Ask Kit!”:
Q: What do you suggest I put in my ranch B&B gift shop?
A: Mugs with your logo screened on them and bandanas with your brand embroidered on them come to mind immediately.
Start small and build. Toiletries, soap and sun screen for example, are cheap to stock and popular for guests to buy.
If your guests have had a great time with you, buying something at your gift shop is a no brainer. Travelers like to take token gifts to the kids, house sitter, or even friends. Make it easy for them to spend their money with you, rather than in town.
Sweatshirts, t-shirts, water bottles, fanny packs, leather key fobs, your recipes — anything you can print your logo onto that reflect your hospitality and guest experience are great to offer. Part of what you want to stock includes items that your guests forgot to bring or didn’t think they’d need.
Have fun with your gift shop inventory. Offer unusual items that reflect who you are and what the guest experience has been. Gift shops provide a great opportunity for extra income with minimal effort on your part.