20 amazing gifts for craft lovers
Get crafty with your gift-giving.
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Crafters are a unique breed, and I’m allowed to say that because I am one. Most of us would happily receive a stack of fabric or a lump of clay as a gift—things that other people wouldn’t know what to do with—which can make us hard to shop for if you’re not a craft-lover yourself.
To help you find the perfect present for the artist in your life, we’ve found 20 amazing gifts for every type of crafter. Whether you’re shopping for a scrapbooker, knitter, or DIYer, they’re sure to appreciate these thoughtful products.
1. For the avid knitter: Ceramic yarn holder
If you’re shopping for someone who loves to knit, this handmade ceramic yarn holder is both useful and makes for an attractive piece of decor for their home. The bowl is more than 7 inches wide, making it perfect for large balls of yarn, and it has a fish hook slot that will feed them yarn while preventing it from getting tangled. This particular holder is white with rainbow-colored specks on it, but the seller has other color variations, as well.
2. For the scrapbooker: Pipsticks subscription
Chances are that your favorite scrapbook enthusiast has a sizable collection of stickers—after all, stickers are the cherry on top of a beautiful scrapbook page. You can feed their addiction with a Pipsticks subscription. There are two options: a Classic Pack, which includes 15 sheets of stickers per month, and a Petite Pack, which has seven sheets. The packs include stickers of all shapes, sizes, and themes, and it’s easy to gift a three-, six-, or 12-month subscription.
3. For the hardcore DIYer: Tool belt
If your giftee is always knocking down walls, painting furniture, and working with power tools, they could definitely use a tool belt. This gorgeous belt is made from genuine leather and comes in several colors, and there are several styles to choose from, including options with a small side pouch. It can be laser engraved with your recipient’s name for a touch of personalization, and while it’s marketed as a gardening belt, it would work well for DIYers, too.
4. For the person who loves painting: Pink Picasso Kits Paint By Number
There’s no better gift for the Picasso in your life than a Pink Picasso Paint-by-Number Kit. These kits are designed for adults and were actually included in Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2019, so you know they’re high-quality. The kit comes with everything your giftee needs to paint a beautiful image, including paint, brushes, and more, and this particular kit features a stunning image of blue hydrangeas that’s 16 inches by 20 inches.
5. For the person who likes getting their hands dirty: Sculpd Pottery Kit
I’ve been doing pottery—like, Ghost-style pottery with a wheel—for several years now, and it's an incredibly fun and satisfying activity for those times when you want to get your hands dirty. If you think your recipient would like ceramics, the Sculpd Pottery Kit is a fun way to get started. It comes with two packs of air-dry clay, several tools for shaping the clay, white paint, and more. There’s a step-by-step illustrated guide in the kit, but Sculpd also has several video tutorials in case you want to make something in particular.
6. For the crafter who wants to start an Etsy shop: Cricut Explore Air 2
I’ve owned the Cricut Explore Air 2 for several years now—you can read my full review of it here—and while it’s not a must-have item for casual crafters, it’s definitely a worthwhile splurge for anyone who has dreams of selling cards, vinyl creations, and other custom products on Etsy. This machine makes it unbelievably easy to cut plastic, paper, vinyl, and more, and your recipient will be able to create their very own designs through the Cricut Design Space.
7. For the person who wants to start knitting: We Are Knitters Kit
If your giftee doesn’t know how to knit, a kit from We Are Knitters will help them learn the basics of this popular pastime. There is a wide range of kits to choose from, including everything from simple blankets and scarves to more intricate sweaters and accessories, and it’s easy to sort them by skill level. You can select from a range of yarn colors and sizes (for garments), and the kit includes the necessary needles, as well.
8. For the person who wants to learn crochet: The Woobles crochet kit
Crocheting is another extremely popular activity among crafters, and there’s no better way to learn than with the adorable kits from The Woobles. The beginner-friendly kits allow you to make sweet animal figures, including a chick, bunny, penguin, and more. You can opt to get the kit with or without a crochet hook, and it includes step-by-step video tutorials. They even come with a pre-started crochet piece so crafters can jump right in, skipping the trickiest part.
9. For the person who loves sewing: Brother HC1850 Sewing and Quilting Machine
If the person you’re shopping for is forever stitching together clothes, accessories, pillows, and more, they’ll be thrilled to receive a new sewing machine, and one of the best options we’ve tested is the Brother HC1850. The computerized machine is both reliable and efficient, and it comes with several presser feet and needles for different thicknesses of fabric. It’s especially handy for making buttonholes, offering a whopping eight different styles.
10. For anyone who crafts with paper: Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
A paper trimmer will make scrapbooking or card-making so much easier for your giftee, and this one is specially designed for crafting. It can cut paper up to 12 inches long and 15 inches wide, and it has a gridded mat on the bottom that makes it quick and easy to cut paper to the perfect size. The trimmer cuts extremely precise lines in a variety of crafting materials, and it’s lightweight enough to take on the go if needed.
11. For the person who quilts: Quilt Fabric Scrap Bundle
It may seem like a strange gift, but trust me, anyone who quilts will love this bundle of fabric. It includes a pound of miscellaneous fabric scraps, most of which are between 10 and 14 inches long and 44 inches wide. There are all types of colors and patterns included in the bundle, and they’re typically premium-quality designer fabrics from companies such as Art Gallery Fabrics, Moda, Free Spirit, Lewis and Irene, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, and more.
12. For the busy crafter: Jamit Knitting Machine
If your giftee likes crafting but doesn’t have much time to dedicate to it, they’ll appreciate the Jamit Knitting Machine, which will allow them to complete projects in a fraction of the time. As its name suggests, this machine knits for you—all you need to do is feed the yarn and turn the crank. It can be used to knit hats, scarves, socks, and more, all without ever lifting a pair of knitting needles, making it a great choice for anyone with a hectic schedule.
13. For the person who cancels plans to craft: Crafting T-Shirt
If the person you’re shopping for has ever told you they’re too busy to hang out because they need to finish their knitting/sewing/painting project, you’ve got to get them this shirt. The cute T-shirt reads “I just wanna stay home and craft,” and it comes in both unisex and youth sizes, as well as a wide selection of colors. The shirt is a soft cotton-polyester blend, and it’s sure to make a fun gift for the diehard crafter in your life.
14. For the crafter who’s always buying yarn: Darn Good Yarn subscription
There’s no such thing as too much yarn, which is why a subscription to the Yarn of the Month Club is always a good idea. The subscription from Darn Good Yarn includes a skein of eco-friendly yarn, a knit and crochet pattern, and a fun bonus item in every box, and the yarn is all handmade in India using recycled or natural fibers. It’s easy to give a three- or 12-month subscription, and they’ll even get access to a members-only side of the website where they can browse exclusive deals from the brand.
15. For the crafter who has boho style: Macrame: The Craft of Creative Knotting for Your Home
Macrame is the perfect craft for anyone who likes boho-style decor, and they can jump right into a variety of fun projects with Macrame: The Craft of Creative Knotting for Your Home. The book goes through all the essentials, including 30 popular knots, and it includes instructions for 22 homeware projects, such as wall hangings, plant hangers, curtains, table runners, and more. Each project is fully illustrated with step-by-step directions and there are projects for a wide range of skill levels.
16. For the eco-friendly crafter: Indigo Kit for Shibori Tie Dyeing
Plant-based dyes are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional chemical dyes, and this fun kit uses indigo to give fabric a beautiful blue hue. The kit comes with enough indigo to create a gallon of dye, as well as gloves, rubber bands, two wooden blocks, and a tea towel. There are written instructions on how to do the traditional shibori resist and tying techniques, as well as links to video tutorials, as well. The dye should be used on natural fabrics, such as cotton, linen, and silk, and the end result will be simply stunning.
17. For the crafter who loves trying new things: Grazing Sheep Needle Felting Kit
Needle felting is an under-appreciated craft if you ask me—just look at how pretty this wool landscape is. If your favorite crafter enjoys trying out new mediums, they’ll be able to recreate this beautiful design using the FeltedSky Needle Felting Kit. It comes with color-coded felting needles, three types of felting wool, a 7-inch wooden hoop, and all the other supplies they’ll need, and the whole project should take around three to four hours to complete.
18. For the nostalgic crafter: Susan Alexandra Bead Box
If your giftee loves ‘90s fashion, they’re sure to appreciate the Susan Alexandra Bead Box, an at-home beading kit that includes everything needed to make two fun necklaces. The beads are the same ones used in Susan Alexandra jewelry and accessories, and there’s a range of pretty colors and shapes to choose from. The end result? Amazing retro pieces of jewelry that are significantly more affordable than pre-made designs from the brand.
19. For the crafter with a steady hand: Hand Lettering 101
I’ve wanted to get into hand lettering for a long time, but I just don’t have steady enough hands to create the beautiful smooth strokes. If your giftee is good at things like that, you should get them Hand Lettering 101, which will teach them how to make those eye-catching swirling letters. It includes instructions on how to write lower and upper case alphabets and numbers, techniques for connecting letters, and even tips for adding flair with flourishes, and the book’s premium paper is ideal for practicing on.
20. For the person you don’t know what to get: Joann Gift Card
When in doubt, no crafter will ever say no to a gift card to Joann. This popular crafting store has it all, from yarn and fabric to baking supplies and even home decor items—it’s basically the mecca for every craft lover. Plus, there are both physical and e-cards available, making it the perfect gift for both people you see and those who live far away.
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